Dayton area briefs


Oodles of Noodles cooks sought

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for contestants to join the seventh annual Oodles of Noodles Cookoff on May 10.

The entry fee is $50 until April 30, $65 after that date. This event is a one-day event that combines good food and vendor and business booths.

The event will be held in Old Town Dayton on Logan Way and Pike Street. Set up on Friday afternoon is recommended. Booths will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. For information and application visit or call 246-7909.

Restaurant to hold grand opening

Chuck's Old West Grill is holding its formal grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, 65 Pike Street, Dayton.

The event will include raffles, appetizers, drink specials, live entertainment and a live radio broadcast. For more information, call 246-9939.

Vendors sought for Dayton Valley Days

The 20th annual Dayton Valley Days will be Sept. 20-21 and will honor the buildings of yesterday with the theme, "Old Places, New Faces."

The Dayton Station, the historical railroad depot will be included, along with the other buildings from the community's past.

Money raised goes to the continued restoration of historic Old Town Dayton and aiding organizations that provide Christmas gifts to those in need, provide prevention and intervention, scholarships and provide support to other needs of the community. Call 246-3378 for a booth or other information.

Smith Valley artist's work on display

Giclee prints done by Laurie Nelson of Smith Valley will be displayed at the Lyon County Dayton Gallery through May 2.

The Dayton Gallery is in the Lyon County Services Office located at Occidental Square in Building No. 2, Suite 201, on Highway 50 in Dayton. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Call 463-4963 for information on this or future shows.


Canadian singer appears in Fallon

The Churchill Arts Council will present a performance by the Canadian Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist Sophie Milman at 8 p.m. April 12 at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and there will be a no-host bar. Tickets are $17 for CAC members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for children/students at (775) 423-1440.

Sophie Milman is a 25-year old, Russian-born, Canadian jazz sensation, whose debut release was included in Billboard's Top 15.

Arts Council presents Western writer

The Churchill Arts Council will present a reading by the noted western writer Teresa Jordan at 5 p.m. April 18 in the E.L. Wiegand Gallery, Oats Park Art Center.

There will be a reception for the author from 5-6 p.m. and the reading will start at 6. Call 423-1440.

Jordan was raised as part of the fourth generation on a cattle ranch in southeastern Wyoming. She has written or edited seven books about life in the rural West.

Gold Hill

Talent night at the Gold Hill Hotel

Revelers can sing, play music, do comedy, or just watch the fun at the Gold Hill Hotel's Karaoke and Open Mike Talent Night hosted by Perry Arnn. The music begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Call 847-0111.


Farmers Market seeks entrants

The Fernley Farmers Market is gearing up for the 2008 season and is looking for crafters, artisans, bakers, farmers and nonprofit organizations to join the market. For more information or to obtain a participant package, call 301-6260 or e-mail The market is sponsored by the Fernley/Wadsworth Lions Club.

Tea party, fashion show planned

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Mom and Me Tea Party, Luncheon & Fashion Show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fernley Community Center. This year's theme is a Japanese tea ceremony.

Tickets can be purchased at Casa del Sol and at Mirage Gifts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Checks can be made payable to the Fernley Improvement Club.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring one nonperishable food item for Fernley's Food Bank. People are also encouraged to bring their own favorite tea cup and saucer and the best one wins a prize. Call 835-6601 and leave a message.

East Valley to hold art expo

Jewelry, paintings, wood turning and other types of art will be displayed at the East Valley Elementary School Art Expo Gala from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

The expo will include jewelry making, wood turning, oils, watercolors, colored pencils and acrylics. Some artists will sell their creations.

There will also be entertainment from Teddy Bear Dancers, Jenny's Dance Studio dancers, belly dancer Lisa Fisher and Starz Gymnastics, and Natalie McHenry and Sue Bridie and their students will play the piano.

Silver Springs

Staged Party House offers prizes

Lyon County Human Services is providing $25 gas cards and Wal-mart cards to the first 10 adults who show up for the tour of the staged teen drug party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in Silver Springs. Silver Springs Senior Center is also donating coupons for free meals to seniors who attend.

The 15 minute tours of the "Adult Party House" are being staged by the young leaders of Lyon County's teen alcohol and drug use prevention groups from Yerington, Silver Springs, Silver City, Fernley and Dayton.

Trendsetters Model Homes has donated the use of a home at the Four-Corners area of Silver Springs at the junction of highways 50 and 95A so that teen leaders can stage an unsupervised party involving the use of alcohol, prescription drugs, inhalants, cough syrups, tobacco, and illegal drugs to educate adults about current trends in drug use among youth. Members of the Sheriff's Department, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment professionals, teen leaders, and adults in recovery will debrief those who have taken the tour and offer suggestions for community solutions to these issues.

Call 246-0320, 46-7550 or 847-0742.

Tax assistance for seniors available

The American Association of Retired Persons will be offering tax services at the Silver Springs Senior Center each Tuesday and Wednesday.

All low- and middle-income seniors and families are welcome to attend. Call 577-5014 to schedule an appointment.

Fly-in looking for vendors

The 13th Annual Lyon County Fly-In will be held May 17-18 at the Lyon County Regional Airport in Silver Springs with the theme, "Kids in Aviation."

Booth space is $50 for craft booths and $65 for commercial. The cost for nonprofit groups (501c3) is $20.

Space is available 10-foot-by-10-foot booths. Applications can be obtained at, or by calling 887-1294.

One of the big draws to the event is the "Young Eagles" program, which allows youths ages 8-17 years old to experience flying with an experienced pilot.

Ham radio exams in Stagecoach

Regularly scheduled testing sessions for Amateur Radio Licenses are now available for the first time in Stagecoach. Volunteer examiners will be available every other month on the second Saturday of the even-numbered months.

The next session will be 8 a.m.-noon April 12 at 8755 Cimarron Trail. Those upgrading an existing license should bring the original license and a photocopy, as well as the originals of any CSCEs.

Sessions scheduled for 2008 are: April 12, June 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11, and Dec. 13. All sessions are sanctioned by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) who is the VEC. Contact Jack Ruckman, AC6FU, at P.O. Box 309, Silver Springs, NV 89429, or at 577-2637.

Virginia City

Film and concert for hippie event

Virginia City will celebrate its 1960s past with a parade, a film and a performance by psychedelic folk artist Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks.

The event will begin with the movie 'The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon," by Mary Works at 7:30 p.m. today at Piper's Opera House. Cost is $6 and funds will go to Piper's Opera House restoration.

The Hippie Days Again Peace Parade will be at noon Saturday at the Fourth Ward School, and all hippies past and present are invited to join.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Piper's Opera House. Hicks performs genres from proto-psychedelia to western swing and jazz; from Tin Pan Alley to country blues. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Chili Cookoff seeking cooks

Virginia City's International Chili Cookoff, an International Chili Society regional contest, is looking for chili cooks.

Cooks will compete for cash prizes for their red chili, green chili and salsa. There is also a people's choice competition.

The event will be held May 3 at the Bucket of Blood parking lot on C and Union streets in Virginia City.

For more information, call 847-9016.

Dinner event Cajun themed

Another in the series of International Dinners prepared by Heather Beaupre of Secret Service Catering will be held 4:30 p.m. April 18 at Edith Palmer's Country Inn, 416 South B St., Virginia City.

This Cajun dinner will feature crawfish pie, chicken in pepper and cheese sauce, steamed rice vegetables mousseline and bread pudding with Chantilly cream. Cost is $24, reservations necessary. Call 847-7070.

Painting class offered

Play your way to creating some new and unusual paintings at a Creative Painting class with Pam Brekas 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18-19 at St. Mary's Art Center, 55 North R St., Virginia City.

Lodging is available. Cost is $225 without lodging, $335 for double lodging, $350 for single lodging, ($50 deposit required at registration). Call 847-7774 or go to


'Broadway Blast' at dance company

The musical revue "Broadway Blast" will be presented by the Through A Child's Eyes Foundation and Reno Dance Company at 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center, 120 N. California Street, Yerington.

This production includes 30 singers and dancers performing "42nd Street," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Damn Yankees," "Kiss Me Kate," "Dream Girls," "Chicago," "West Side Story," "Cats" and "A Chorus Line," among others.

Saturday's events start with an outreach performance for members of the local Boys and Girls Clubs. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youth and seniors.

NRA friends to hold fundraiser, auction

The Mason Valley Friends of the NRA will hold its second annual fundraiser and auction 6 p.m. Saturday at the Casino West Convention Center, 11 N. Main St., Yerington.

Proceeds benefit The NRA Foundation, charitable organization, which promotes youth firearms safety and education, hunter training, shooting range development, marksmanship training, Second Amendment research and education, and conservation research.

Call Richard Morgan, Ticket Chairman, at 463-3359.


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