Celebrate Valentine's Day and a couple good causes

What is Austin's House? Its mission is simply to provide a safe haven for any child in need and provide a nurturing living and learning environment. It also helps prevent child abuse and neglect by providing education and community awareness.

When that is not available, Austin's House provides the temporary care for these children and support services for them and their families. Wow, that's a big job, and you can help by attending an event at beautiful Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort.

The attire is semi-formal with black tie optional so get dressed up for a memorable night on the town. You will enjoy a full evening of fine food, great entertainment, dancing and a fabulous live and silent auction. This is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.

Gala Dinner and Dance to Benefit Austin's House

What: Gala Dinner and Dance to Benefit Austin's House includes dinner, 16-piece swing band, live and silent auction and every lady will receive a velvet drawstring bag containing a gem for Valentine's Day.

Where: Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort.

When: Feb. 15, no host bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 each. Tables of eight and 12 are also available with no additional charge.

Contact: 267-6711 or email info@austinshouse.org for more information.

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Keeping with the Valentine's theme, check out the "Love Me Tender" art exhibit. Local artists were challenged to create art with the "Love Me Tender" theme, using hearts, animals, and other things that make your heart melt. Wonder if Elvis will be in the gallery?

'Love Me Tender' Art Exhibit

What: "Love Me Tender" art exhibit

Where: Artisans International Gallery, 1653 Lucerne St., Suite B, Minden

When: Exhibit runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Feb. 16.

Contact: 783-8881, e-mail artisans@artisansinternationalinc.com or go online at artisansinternationalinc.com.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," is a beautiful adaptation of the classic fairy tale. This show's cast is comprised entirely of young people ages 6 to 15. Taken from the original 1957 television broadcast starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers and Hammerstein's version of this timeless story has been captivating audiences for the past 50 years and features popular songs such as "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible," and "Ten Minutes Ago."

If you want to treat your children to a classic enchanted fairy tale, check this out.

Brewery Arts Center presents 'Cinderella'

Who: Brewery Arts Center

What: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella,

Where: Donald W. Reynolds Black Box Theatre

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $8 general admission, $5 students, seniors and BAC members

Contact: 883-1976 or go online to www.breweryarts.org

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