Dayton-area briefs


Rassagi to speak about Leland House renovation

The Historical Society of Dayton Valley will present a free slide show by Elizabeth Rassagi titled "The View From the Leland House" from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Dayton Senior Citizens Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.

Rassagi, a resident of both Reno and Austin, for more than 22 years, restored her first Austin house over seven years ago. In addition, she's recently renovated the old Leland House in Austin, a boarding house from the 1870s. Adding flavor to her presentation, Ms. Rassagi will be dressed in 1860s attire. The Historical Society of Dayton Valley invites attendees to do likewise.

Complementary light refreshments will be served. For information, visit or call 246-5543 or 246-8382.

Babe Ruth League sign-ups set

It is sign-up time again for Lyon County Babe Ruth Baseball.

Sign-ups will be held from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Pizza Factory, 185 Highway 50 East, Dayton, or by mail.

Contact Korey Farnworth at 450-9124 for a sign-up packet.

The league is for all boys and girls ages 13-18 living in Lyon County that are interested in playing baseball.

Ballroom dance lessons offered

Ballroom Dance Lessons are being offered from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club at Legado, 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton.

Open dancing and refreshments are included and there will be a no-host bar. The cost is $5. Call 246-7888 or go to

Lyon GOP to meet

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will meet 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Greater Nevada Credit Union, 555 Highway 50 East, Dayton. All are invited to attend. For information, call 246-1520.


WNC offers computer classes

Western Nevada College in Fernley is holding weekend classes available to locals interested in improving their computer skills.

Classes will focus on Windows, Internet, Excel and more, each will be a one-day, eight-hour course at a cost of $34.38 per class. For seniors older than 62, the cost is $7 per class.

All classes run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register online at or call 575-3348.

• Feb. 9, Introduction to Windows

• Feb. 23, Intermediate Windows

• March 1, Basic Internet

• March 8, Beginning WORD

• March 29, Intermediate WORD

• April 5, Beginning EXCEL

• April 12, Intermediate EXCEL

• April 19, Introduction to Windows

• April 26, Intermediate Windows

• May 3, Basic Internet

Pine Wood Derby set for Saturday

The Pine Wood Derby will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottonwood Elementary School in an event sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 494.

Testing and tuning will be at 7 p.m. today. Check-in for the Fernley Cup will be held at 1 p.m. For details, call 877-494-PACK, ext. 2.

Pasta feed to aid flood victims

A community pasta feed to benefit Fernley flood victims will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Fernley Senior Center.

In addition to pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage will be included in the cost, which is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors and children younger than 12.

For details, call the senior center at 575-3370.

Gold Hill

Talent night at the Gold Hill

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.

Silver Springs

Dinner to celebrate recovery from addictions

A monthly "Celebrate Recovery" dinner sponsored by the New Hope Recovery Ranch for people battling drug and alcohol addictions will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Springs Elementary School, 3900 W. Spruce Ave.

The event is free. Call 577-4734.

Date for pancake breakfast set

The Silver Stage High School Class of 2008 will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 16 in the school commons area.

Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children younger than 12; $3 for senior citizens and free to children younger than age 6. Call 577-5071.

Chamber looking for input

The Silver Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting more business owners to attend its meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the McAtee Building to offer input on growth.

The Chamber is operating at the office out of the Priceless Realty, 2840 Highway 95A. Office hours are 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday.

Call Bobbi Hughes at 230-2602.

Smith Valley

Wine, chocolate and art program set

Soroptimist International of Smith Valley and Beta Sigma Phi of Smith Valley will host the Wine, Chocolate and Art Affaire at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Smith Valley Community Hall in Wellington.

Featured are wine tastings from 10 wineries including Tijesseling Winery founded by Dick Tijesseling of Yerington.

Proceeds go toward local charities and projects.

Appetizers and chocolate desserts will also be served in an elegant atmosphere with live music and an art show featuring local artists.

Tickets are $25. Call 465-2450 or 465-9682.


Horsemen to host clinic on natural hoof balance

A Natural Hoof Balance Clinic conducted by Jeff Sanders will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Hamilton's Arena, 11225 Silver Lane, Stagecoach.

The event is sponsored by High Desert Horsemen and features a ground work and under saddle demonstration. Free to members.

Call Tony at 775-423-9381 or go to

Virginia City

Lacy J. Dalton to perform Valentine show

Country singer Lacy J. Dalton and the Dalton Gang will perform "Hearts of Lace" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Pipers Opera House, 12 North B St., Virginia City.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

The show is sponsored by the Ramada Hotel in Virginia City, which is offering a room and show package at $149 for one double-occupancy room and two concert tickets.

Tickets can be ordered by calling Piper's Opera House at 847-0433, or the Ramada at 847-4484, or by going online at

Ramada to host marriage retreat

A Marriage Enrichment Retreat is planned for 7 p.m. Feb. 8-10. at the Ramada Inn, 100 E St., Virginia City. Cost is $495. Call 828-0509.


Lyon GOP to hold Lincoln Day dinner

The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold a Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday at Casino West in Yerington. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

The ticket price for dinner is $30. Awards will be presented to the Woman of the Year for both Lyon County Republican Women and Fernley Republican Women organizations. For information, call 575-4058, 463-4538 or 246-1520.


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