Dayton-Area Briefs


Community Halloween dance planned

A Halloween dance and costume contest will be from 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27 at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

The event is for all ages, and includes a DJ, games, a costume contest, and food and drinks.

Admission is a can or box of food, or $2.

The event is sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties and the Lyon County Youth Connection. Call 246-0320.

Cub Scouts selling popcorn

Cub Scout Pack 100 will sell popcorn from 4-8 p.m. today in front of Smith's Market, 4 Flowery Ave.

Prices vary. Call 200-8184.

Fall festival and haunted house at Dayton nursery

A fall festival and haunted house will be open noon-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Community Roots Nursery on the corner of Highway 50 and Second Street.

The cost for the Haunted House is $4 for kids ages 8-16 and $6 for adults. Cost for Fall Festival is separate.

The event is sponsored by Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties and the Lyon County Youth Connection. Call 246-0320.

Learn to dance at Dayton center to a live band

A dance for people ages 16 and older, featuring local performers Don and Nadine, will be the first and third Fridays of each month - including tonight - at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Dance lessons will be 8-8:30 p.m. and the dance will go until 10 p.m. Fox-trot, waltz, swing, Latin, country line dance and polka steps will be taught.

Cost is $5 per person, with potluck desserts for the first Friday. The third Friday is a cost of $10 per person with bottled water and snacks provided. Call 246-6227.

Kids invited to Spooktacular at Dayton State Park

The Halloween Spooktacular will be at Dayton State Park group pavilion from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a free pumpkin raffle, crafts for the kids and refreshments for ghosts, goblins, witches and other scary creatures.

Two ghost trails, one for the younger kids (under age 8) with games and prizes and a haunted trail walk for older kids and adults. Not for the faint at heart. Trail is very dark in spots, bring a flashlight and do not wear sandals. Park admission applies.

Gold Hill

Gold Hill hotel offers Halloween dinner dance

Will and Sheree Rose lead a Halloween party and dinner dance Oct. 31 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Fine dining offered from 5-9 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, with prize going to the best costume. The party is free, dinner is extra. Call 847-0111.

Nevada Magazine lecture

A lecture on Nevada Magazine will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St.

The event, part of the Gold Hill Lecture Series, features Joyce Hollister and Deb Dudley speaking on, "The Nevada Magazine: Where we came from and what we are doing now."

Buffet dinner is available from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $15 for the buffet dinner and lecture, $5 lecture only. Call 847-0111.

Silver Springs

Students to vote for president in mock caucus

A mock caucus designed to instruct high school students on the presidential caucus process will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Silver Stage High School gym.

The mock caucus is sponsored by the Lyon County Democratic Central Committee, but will be nonpartisan and involve fictional candidates developed by the high school students. Republican Party officials are welcome to participate.

Smith Valley

Harvest Auction set

Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church and St. John's Catholic Church 33rd Harvest Auction will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Smith Valley Community Hall in Wellington. Craft boutique, junk boutique, country kitchen, snack bar, silent auction and raffle. Call 465-2516 or 465-2152.


Horse group hosts Fun Day

The High Desert Horsemen will hold a Fun Day including speed and fun classes at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hamilton Arena, 11225 Silver Lane, Stagecoach. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for those under 18. Includes lunch.

This event is for members only. Call 423-9381.

Virginia City

Flu shots at the fire station

The Nevada State Health Division's Community Health Nursing program in collaboration with the Storey County Fire Department will be providing a influenza vaccination clinic 2-7 p.m. Monday.

Vaccines will be available for children over the age of 36 months and for adults. The cost is $20 per shot. Bring Medicaid/Medicare or Nevada Check Up Card. The fire department is located at 145 N. C St. No appointment is needed. Call 586-7235.

Goblin Parade slated for C Street on Halloween

Virginia City will have its third annual Goblin Parade, beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The parade will begin at the Virginia City Jerky Co., 204 S. C St. Awards will be given for the best, scariest and most unusual costumes. Call 847-4768.

'Ghost of Mark Twain' performance at Piper's

McAvoy Layne will star in "The Nevada Story" beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Piper's Opera House. Nevada's own "Ghost of Mark Twain" presents a history of the Silver State in music, narration and multi-media. Tickets are $25.

Call 847-0433.

Art Center offers spooky sleepover for Halloween

St. Mary's Art Center, at Union and R streets in Virginia City, is hosting a sleepover Halloween event. Visitors can spend Halloween night in the old hospital in Virginia City.

The event includes a catered dinner by Secret Service Catering, followed by tales of the miners and their ghosts by local resident Carolyn Beaupre.

Cost is $65 for a double room and $20 for dinner, which will be chicken and sausage with pumpkin dumplings, autumn vegetables, hash browns and baked apple cheesecake.

To enjoy the stories without the dinner or sleepover, the cost is $7.

Reservations are required. Call 240-7665.

Fourth Ward School offers Halloween tours

The Historic Fourth Ward School will host its annual Haunted Halls event on from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, featuring ghostly tours of the old school.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 16 and under. Call 847-0975 for information.

V&T Haunted Train Rides

Ride the Haunted Halloween train on the V&T beginning 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the V&T Depot on Washington and F streets. Call 847-0380.


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