Dayton-area briefs

Dayton

Chamber Mixer set

The monthly mixer for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will be 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Builders Wholesale on Air Park Vista Boulevard, Dayton. Call 246-7909.

After-school crafts featured at library

After-school crafts will be featured at the Dayton Branch Library. The program is geared toward first- through fifth-graders.

The program is 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. Call 246-6212.

Library offers story time for children

Children's Story Time is 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Dayton Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. The program is designed for preschool-age children. Call 246-6212.

Comstock singers to meet; seek members

The Silver and Gold Comstock Singers will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at 141 River Village Circle, Dayton. The group will meet the first and third Mondays of each month.

The group, part of the Cultural and Performing Arts for Dayton, is seeking new members to perform at fundraisers, the Oodles of Noodles festival and appear in parades. Call 246-3064.

Bar to host Mardi Gras party

Celebrants can get a free bourbon drink at a Mardi Gras party planned for 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Desert Lounge, Main Street and Highway 50. Call 246-8080.

Silver Springs

Karate classes offered for kids

The Lyon County Human Services Recreation Division is offering kids' karate classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Silver Springs.

Tuesday classes will be at the Pony Express Room at the Silver Springs Elementary and Silver Stage Middle schools; and on Wednesday, in the cafeteria.

Cost is $5 per child and $2.50 for an additional child from a family.

Meeting to focus on meth epidemic

The monthly meeting of the Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties will address Lyon County's response to the meth epidemic. Representatives from area law enforcement will be on hand.

The meeting will begin 9 a.m. Thursday at the Silver Springs Senior Center. Call 246-7550.

Lyon Democrats host spaghetti feed

The Lyon County Democratic Central Committee will host a Spaghetti Feed and Dessert Auction 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Silver Springs Senior Center.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

The committee plans to invite all Democratic presidential contenders for this event. It is also seeking volunteers to help cook, set up, clean up, and provide raffle items.

Call 775-575-1133 or e-mail lyoncountydems@sbcglobal.net.

Virginia City

Author to present lecture at hotel

Local author Alex Atreides will present a lecture on "History will Teach Us Nothing" at the Gold Hill Hotel at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. She will discuss her book of the same title.

The event will feature reading by the author, discussion of the book - and why it is wise to watch what you say at an archaeological dig. Call 847-0111.

Piper's to host St. Valentine's Dance

Piper's Opera House will host an old-fashioned St. Valentine's Dance at 8 p.m. Feb. 16.

The event will feature Bobby Kittle and the Chix C Dicks along with the Buck and Bob Show, set to play country, pop, waltzes and requests for lovers on the Comstock.

There will also be a "Basket Auction," for which ladies are requested to ring basket lunches to be auctioned off as a benefit for the opera house.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will also benefit the opera house.

Tickets are $25 for couples and $15 for singles. The bar will open at 7:30 p.m.

Call 775-847-0433 or 1-166-422-1956 for reservations.

Fallon

Simon Shaheen to play in Fallon

The Churchill Arts Council will present a performance by the ensemble Simon Shaheen & Qantara in the Barkley Theatre at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon, on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7, and there will be a no-host bar.

Tickets are $17 for CAC members, $20 for nonmembers and are available in Fallon at Jeff's Copy Express, Postage Plus and ITT/NAS Fallon.

Shaheen will lead a free and open-to-the-public conversation on the sources and fusion of Western classical, jazz and Middle Eastern music at 3 p.m. on the day of the performance.

CAC also now accepts Visa and Mastercard for ticket purchases at 775-423-1440.

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