Friday, September 24, 2010

Oktoberfest at the Carson Valley Country Club Restaurant & Bar

It's time for


Saturday September 25th


You won't want to miss Norbert's famous German Cuisine, tons of Beer, & of course a full bar!

Live Music by:

"Foothill Road & the Hitchhikers"

(a not so German band!)

23rd Annual Rhymers Rodeer


Cowboy poetry, lively music, tales of the trail, stretch-the-truth yarns and good old-fashioned cowboy fun are all part of the 23rd Annual Rhymers Rodeer in the Carson Valley Inn's Valley Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, 2010. This year's artists include cowboy poets Jim King and Jerry Bell, cowboy musician Ron Scofield and the always-clever, and sometimes irreverent western humorist, McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain.

The Rhymers Rodeer weekend includes a cocktail show on Friday, an open mic session for "all comers" Saturday morning and a dinner show on Saturday night. The Friday evening show is $30 with no-host cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening's dinner show is $55 with no-host cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show time at 7:30 p.m. An open mic session will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All performances are non-smoking.

Jerry Bell has been working cow camps & guiding for over 30 years and he performs throughout the west including Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Montana & California. Jerry is a member of the Wind River Poets, Idaho Poets & Poets of Utah Associations. Ron Scofield is well known for his dedication and commitment to keeping alive the old American West. He expresses all facets of the old west through his wagon and carriage building, art work, architecture, and of course his music.

Jim King has entertained throughout the United States and Canada. His performances are exemplified by his statement "Cowboy Poetry, first of all, is the real life of a Cowboy and a Rancher. There is nothing Hollywood or Drugstore Cowboy about it.” For 20 years, in over two thousand performances from Leningrad University in Russia to C-Span, McAvoy Layne has preserved the wit and wisdom of "The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope" -- Mark Twain.

Rhymers Rodeer information is available on line at including an easy-to-use form for ordering tickets and making hotel reservations at special Rhymers Rodeer rates. Information is also available through the Carson Valley Inn Sales Department at 775-783-6679. Advance ticket purchases are a must. The event is produced by Kay Fanning and Jim King.

The Carson Valley Inn ( is located on US Highway 395 in Minden, NV near the start of State Highway 88, twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe's south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno.

Candy Dance Weekend

It's that time of year, the 90th Annual Candy Dance in Genoa, Nevada will take place this weekend, September 25th and 26th, 2010 with an expected turn out of 30,000+ in attendance for the festival. Tradition continues as candy is made from scratch, first class crafters of unique products and many varieties of food are available. It is a great event to take the entire family too and the best way to start working on your holiday shopping.