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Tombstone Tap & Grill celebrates first year

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Tombstone Tap & Grill in Genoa is celebrating one year in business with a big bash on Saturday.

Located at 202 Genoa Lane, the eatery will be kicking off its celebration at 2:30 p.m., and will have a live band, J.S. & The Tributes, at 5-8 p.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat barbecue with all-you-can-drink beer and wine. Cost is $19.50.

Tombstone Tap & Grill is owned by Ron Simek, the founder of Tombstone Pizza, which was first introduced in Wisconsin in 1960. The company started in Simek’s tavern across from a cemetery. At the time, one could legally drink beer at the age of 18, and all the kids called it “Tombstone Tap.”

For more information, call 782-6777.

Gardnerville wine walk Thursday

Main Street Gardnerville’s next Thirsty Third Thursday wine walk is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the downtown district.

There will be two registration booths, one at the Town of Gardnerville offices, 1407 Highway 395, next to Aladdin Flowers, and one at the Stratton Center, 1540 Highway 395, next to Curves.

The theme for July’s wine walk is red, white and blue. Those who come dressed in support of the theme increase their chances of winning VIP passes to future wine walks.

Cost is $5 for a commemorative Main Street Gardnerville wine glass that can be used at all of the 2012 Thirsty Third Thursday wine walks, and then $10 to register.

Also, new this year, are wine glass lanyards, which cost $5.

There will be live music by Out of Bounds at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry & Designing Images in The Record-Courier building, and live music by the Tributes at Ruby Rose City and Saddle Clothes. Sharkey’s Casino will host a classic car show.

Money raised through the wine walks goes back to the Main Street Gardnerville program to help with their efforts to revitalize the downtown district.

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Tahoe Ridge to host competition

More than 60 entries from home winemakers throughout Nevada entered last year’s Homemade Backyard Wine Competition.

The event has been going on for more than 15 years and was sponsored by the Nevada State Fair, which has ceased operation. Tahoe Ridge Winery in Minden, Churchill Vineyards, Battle Born Wine Shop in Gardnerville, the Reno Homebrewer, Candles ‘n Craft and Just Brew It are continuing the event themselves.

Winemakers must be a resident of Nevada. There are five classes that can be entered for wine and one for labels, including white grape wine, red grape wine, fruit or vegetable wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine.The event is scheduled for Oct. 13. Entries must arrive by Sept. 30. Cost is $12 per bottle and $5 per label.