WNC Fallon art show
Western Nevada College Fallon is presenting its student art show on Saturday through May 17.
The public is invited to see the students’ work and enjoy some refreshments.
High school presentation
The CCHS Theatre 3,4 Class presents Ruth and Nathan Hale’s “The Groom Said No,” a comedy in three acts today and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Theatre.
After two years of service in the Navy, Steve Cameron returns home hoping to get a little rest and relaxation. However, he has not returned to the calm, quiet atmosphere he had imagined. Most disconcerting is the fact that his mother and Clara, the girl he left behind and the daughter of his mother’s best friend, are planning his wedding. Dustin Gross plays the role of Steve Cameron, Tiffany Marshall plays Clara, and Rebecca Eckert plays Lt. Shirley Anderson, the Navy nurse Steve has fallen in love with and wants to marry. Demi Grant directs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for CCHS students, $2 for younger students and senior citizens.
WNC presents the musical Oliver!
Lionel Bart’s exuberant musical Oliver! takes the stage in Carson City for two weekends in May.
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Oliver! plays in seven performances at the Carson City Community Center. A Tony Award-winning classic, Oliver! is the musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist.” The story tells of a child who is sold by a London orphanage because he asked for more food. Oliver eventually escapes to the streets of London, finding adventure and a loving home. The production is animated with high-spirited dance numbers and filled with unforgettable tunes, including “Pick-a-pocket,” “Where is Love,” “Consider Yourself,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” Performed by a cast of 50 and accompanied by a professional orchestra, Oliver! is family entertainment at its best. Starring Patrick Hardy as Fagin, who returns to play the role after multiple standing-ovation performances in the company’s 1994 production, the show also features Logan Chapman as Oliver and Brynn Garrett as Nancy. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs. Gina Kaskie Davis is the choreographer. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. - Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and May 18 and 19 at 2 p.m.
To purchase tickets, go to www.wnmtc.com and click on “Buy Tickets.” Prices vary from $25 to $28 and there is no service charge. Season tickets are also currently available that include the international sensation, Les Misérables, playing in November.
For information, phone 775-445-4249. The Carson City Community Center is located at 851 E. William St., on the corner of Roop Street and U.S. Highway 50 East. Tickets will also be sold at the venue one hour before showtime.
Chili and Comstock
Virginia City’s 30th annual Chili on the Comstock returns to the historic town this weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Taking place along C Street, the historic town’s main drive, the event promises all the favorite flavors and brings a new Fireball Crawl, live music and family friendly activities.
The two-day event hosts around 40 of the best chili cookers in the west competing for a spot in the International Chili Society (ICS) World Finals later this year in Las Vegas.
For information visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.
Kelso signing books
Fernley author Mary Jean Kelso will be signing books at the 2013 Silverland Art Expo & Gala on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Silverland Middle School, 1100 Jasmine Lane, Fernley.
Take mom for a train ride
This Mother’s Day, give mom a window seat back in time with a tour of the Wild West aboard the Virginia and Truckee Railroad on Sunday.
This special edition train ride from Nevada’s capital, Carson City, to the 1860s boom-era mining town of Virginia City, will provide Mom with a long stem rose, Old West history, storytelling, shopping and dining in Virginia City to go along with the spectacular scenery.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $31 seniors and $20 for children ages 3-16. Toddlers and infants are free when they sit on a parent’s lap. Tickets can be purchased online at www.vtrailway.com or 877-724-5007.
The ride features scenic vistas of the Carson River and majestic Sierra Nevada with engines passing through two tunnels, abandoned mine shafts, old cemeteries along countryside where sightings of wild mustangs are routine.
The V&T Railroad’s 16 miles of track reopened in August 2009 after 70 years of nonoperation.
The Mother’s Day train features a 1953 ALCO heritage diesel locomotive leading 100 year-old Pullman coaches.