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Galena Creek Summer Campfire Series Starts Friday

By Carla O'Day
The fourth annual Walk with Washoe, a series of park ranger-led walking hikes at various parks, gets underway this week.

A series of campfire programs is scheduled to start Friday and continue weekly through much of this summer at Eagle Meadow at Galena Creek Regional Park, 18250 Mount Rose Highway.

The family-style entertainment event begins with marshmallow roastings at 8 p.m. and programs starting at 8:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

  • June 21 – Brother Dan Palmer, modern Americana music
  • June 28 – Sage Creek, bluegrass
  • July 5 – Tony Argento, cowboy poetry
  • July 12 – Aria 51 on the ukulele
  • July 19 – Nevada Department of Agriculture discusses forest moths
  • July 26 – Stargazing with the Astronomical Society of Nevada
  • Aug. 2 – Agriculture department discusses Nevada’s fish

Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space and Artown are putting on the events.

Those attending are asked to use the park’s north entrance and to bring blankets or low-back chairs for sitting. Organizers also recommend bug repellent and flashlights. Outside food and beverages are allowed. Pets must be leashed.

Admission is free but donations are accepted.

For more information, call 775-849-2511 or visit


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