Dayton-area Briefs


Driver Safety class offered

An AARP Driver Safety Program class will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 28 at the Dayton Senior Center, 210 Old Dayton Valley Road.

For information or to register, call 786-3509 or 883-5991.

DHS boosters offer golf tournament

The Dayton High School Boosters Club Golf Tournament will be 9 a.m. Sunday, at the Dayton Valley Golf Club at Legado, 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton.

The cost is $125 per player, which includes golf cart, green fees and lunch buffet.

This 13th annual golf tournament benefits Dayton High School students involved in athletics. Raffle prizes and a silent auction accompany the tournament.

Call Mary Conroy at 848-2179 or 246-7888.

Listening library planned

The Cultural and Performing Arts for Dayton Area and the Lyon County library system are beginning a pilot program to create a listening library and a book drive. The listening library will be made up of CDs and DVDs that feature classical music, both instrumental and vocal, operas, jazz, big band and musical theater.

Call Sarah Fleming at 246-3604. Do not contact the library.

Gold Hill

Gold Hill plays, follies back

The Gold Hill Theater Troupe is back with it's spring plays. On Fridays at 7 p.m., the song, dance and comedy dinner show "Spring Follies" is back. Tickets are $45, reservations recommended.

On Wednesdays 7 p.m., the troupe performs "Yellow Jacket Margaritas" in its After Dinner Theater. Tickets are $28; $10 for the play only.

"Steel Magnolias" will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $28; $10 for the play only. Call 847-0111.

Mound House

Antique Mall to hold flea markets

The owners of the Antique Mall at 10104 Highway 50 are looking for vendors for their new flea market. The charge is $10 per day, and set-up will begin at 6 a.m.

The market will open every weekend, weather permitting, now through October. Admission will be free. Call 246-1618 for details and booth reservations.

Silver Springs

First college fair at Silver Stage High

Silver Stage High School will hold its first-ever College and Career Fair, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at Silver Stage High School, 3755 W. Spruce St.

The event is open to the public, and will be attended by more than 20 higher education schools and potential employers. Call 577-5071.

Virginia City

Lacy J. Dalton to perform at Piper's

Country singer Lacy J. Dalton will perform two shows at Piper's Opera House in April to benefit restoration of the historic hall and the Let 'Em Run Foundation, which aids area wild horses. Dalton is founder of the wild horse advocacy organization.

Shows are at 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To get tickets, go online at or call 847-0433.

Motorcycle race back on the Comstock

The Grand Prix at Virginia City will be April 28-29, put on by the Virginia City Motorcycle Club.

Races start on C Street, then head out to old mining roads that circle around the Comstock. It also includes the Truck Route and Six Mile Canyon Road.

Six Mile Canyon Road, Union Street and E Street between Union and Mill streets in Virginia City will be closed.

On April 27, registration will be 5-9 p.m. at the Delta Saloon. Registration Saturday will be 6:30-8:30 a.m. in the pit area, followed by a riders' meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the start line. Racing will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, with a trophy presentation at 5 p.m. at the Delta.

On April 29, registration is 6:30-8:30 a.m. at the pit area with a riders meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the start line. Novice, Bomber and Vintage races will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Trophy presentation will be at 5 p.m. at the Delta Saloon.

Much of the proceeds benefit the Storey County School District, Jeep Posse Search and Rescue, volunteer fire department and sheriff's reserve. For more information, log onto

ICS Chili Cookoff on Cinco de Mayo

Virginia City will hold its 25th annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta and Chili Cookoff on May 5.

Cooking starts at 10 a.m., with tasting at 12:30 p.m. while the chili lasts.

People's Choice chili will be available at 1:30 p.m. with pots located up and down the boardwalk. Tickets for tasting will be sold at 50 cents each, or 12 for $5.00. (With ticket purchase you get a tasting kit)

Take your tickets to the various booths and for each ticket you get a taste of chili. Most tickets received will win the People's Choice award.

For those wanting to cook, entry fees with International Chili Society memberships available are:

Red, $30; Chili Verde, $20; and Salsa, $10

International Chili Society membership fee is $42.

First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded in several different categories. The best cooks can expect to cash in on the $1,500 in prize money for Red ICS Chili, ICS Chili Verde, ICS Salsa and best non-ICS chili.

ICS-sanctioned chili contains no beans. Non-ICS chili must contain beans. Winners will advance to the last chance cook off, with a chance to attend the World Chili Cook-off.

The event will also feature live music by a strolling mariachi band from noon to 2 p.m., and piƱatas for the children will be smashed each hour from noon to 4 p.m.


Blues singer Magness to appear

The Churchill Arts Council will present a performance by the dynamic blues vocalist Janiva Magness and her band, in the Barkley Theatre at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St. in Fallon 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 and there will be a no-host bar. Tickets are $17 for CAC members, $20 for nonmembers. Call (775) 423-1440.

Poetry reading planned

The Churchill Arts Council will present a poetry and prose reading with Gailmarie Pahmeier and Willy Vlautin at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 East Park St., in Fallon Friday April 27, from 4-6 p.m.

There will be a meet-the-authors reception from 5 to 6 and the reading will begin at 6. There will be a no-host bar and the event is free. Call (775) 423-1440.


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