Ghost with the most

Bowers Mansion Regional Park kicks off its “Programs from the Porch” series with McAvoy Layne performing as the Ghost of Mark Twain. Layne has been portraying the white-suited, cigar-chomping humorist for almost 20 years. A longtime fixture in Northern Nevada, he has also performed for audiences around the world. Layne has appeared as Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain on programs produced for A&E and Discovery Channel. His free show begins 7:30 p.m. July 9 at Bowers Mansion, 4005 Old Highway 395 in Washoe Valley. Call 849-1825 or 828-6642.