Dayton-area calendar

Today

Collecting Worn Flags for Retirement, 8 a.m., daily, Dayton Valley Events Center, Schaad Lane. Marked boxes for collecting flags will be placed at DHS and DIS. Flags will be retired at a retirement ceremony coordinated as an Eagle Scout Project by Dayton Troop 100 Life Scout, Julian Ballatore-South in cooperation with Dayton Valley VFW Post 8660. Call 246-3870.

The Mostly Girls Follies and a Few Favorite Men, 7 p.m. at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Song, dance and comedy dinner and show, directed by Redarle Baker. 7 p.m. on Fridays May 9, 16 and 23. Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Cost: $45 per person. Details: 775-847-0111.

Out of the Closet: Kaitty Holland Clothing Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, Historic Fourth Ward School Museum, 537 S. C St. The Kaitty Holland Collection includes her mother's 1870 Virginia City wedding dress, day dress and numerous ensembles demonstrating the clothing and style of an 1870-1890 Comstock miner's wife. Call 775-847-0975.

Orphic Excavations, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, St. Mary's Art Center, 55 N. R St. - An exhibition by Anthony Alston is the product of a two-month long Capital City Arts Initiative artist residency. Call 775-721-7936.

Spanish Springs Old Western Auction and Cowboy Concert, 5 p.m., Piper's Opera House, 12 North B St., Virginia City. Preview items up for auction on Saturday featuring antique firearms, vintage bits and spurs, saddles, books, knifes, gambling items, art and furniture. Cowboy music concert throughout. Cost is $6. Call 847-0433, 866-422-1956 or www.pipersoperahouse.com.

Coin drive for Lindsay Davidson, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dayton Elementary School - The Dayton Elementary School Boosters are collecting coins for Lindsay Davidson, who was struck by an uninsured motorist while crossing Dayton Valley Road. Donations may be dropped off at the school office Monday-Friday. Call 775-230-8239.

Dayton Museum, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, Dayton Museum, Shady Lane at Logan. During May the museum will be open every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of Nevada Archaeological Awareness and Historic Preservation month. Call 246-6316, 246-5543.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Ponderosa Saloon, 106 South C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0757.

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Sgt. Major's Silver Dollar Saloon, 11 North C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0441.

Saturday

Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silver Springs Elementary School, 3900 West Spruce Ave., Silver Springs. The Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter is sponsoring this sale to provide a scholarship for a Silver Stage High School senior. Call 629-9322 or e-mail gmemm@aol.com.

Spanish Springs Ranch Old Western Auction, 1 p.m., 10 a.m. preview, at Piper's Opera House, 12 North B St., Virginia City. This event presented by the Spanish Springs Ranch features antiques and memorabilia up for bidding and for sale. Call (530) 234-2050.

LCHA Horseback Scavenger Hunt, 1 to 5 p.m. at Fort Churchill State Historic Park, 1000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs. A trail ride and scavenger hunt. Includes a spaghetti dinner and raffle items. Bring water for you and your horse. $10 members of LCHA, $15 nonmembers plus $5 park entry fee. Details: (775) 577-0227 or dreel7@bmg50.com.

Kut-Pile, 9 p.m., Squeeze Play Adult Cabaret, 45 Kit Kat Drive, Mound House. This hardcore metal band plays with opening act Darque Carnival. Cost is $10. Call 246-8383.

Family Fun Night, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Dayton High School, 335 Old Dayton Valley Road - Spaghetti dinner, prizes and raffles plus G-rated hypnotic comedy show. Cost $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 13 and younger; family pack $25 (up to 5 people). A fundraiser for Dayton Youth Football League. Call 720-5111.

Mound House Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., today and Sunday, the Antique Mall, 10104 Highway 50 E. Setup is at 8 a.m., free admission to the public. Call 246-1618.

Buck & Bob, 1-5 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 South C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.

Comstock Cowboys, 7 p.m. Piper's Opera House, B and Union Streets, Virginia City. Call 847-0433.

Jason King Band, 8 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 South C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.

Flat Track Racing Series, 6 p.m., Thunder Bowl Speedway, off Industrial Road - Flat track racing is open to all motorcycles and quad ATVs, all setups and tire types: stock, knobby, open traction Ð Class "C." Separate mini-course on the infields for kids; safe, fun and challenging divisions available for kids and beginners. Call 997-4548.

V & T End of the Line meeting, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Ramada, 100 N. E St. - Join the launch of a new historical society to discuss the controversial abandonment, including a short video. Audience participation welcome. Followed by Ramada manager's meet and greet. Call (775) 229-1818.

Sunday

Wild Will, 3-8 p.m. at Sgt. Major's Silver Dollar Saloon, 11 North C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0441.

On-Farm Green Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Custom Gardens Organic Produce Farm, 3701 Elm St. - Certified Organic Produce grown on the area. Call (775) 577-2069.

International Dinner - French, 4:30 p.m. at Edith Palmer's Country Inn, 416 South B St., Virginia City. Bar opens at 4:30 with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Serving country pate with cheese and baguette, New York tournedos, noissette potatoes with stuffed mushrooms, cauliflower au gratin and swimming swans in raspberry sauce. Call 847-7070.

Monday

Karaoke and open mike talent night, 7 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Hosted by Perry Arnn. Call 847-0111.

Coin drive for Lindsay Davidson, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dayton Elementary School - The Dayton Elementary School Boosters are collecting coins for Lindsay Davidson, who was struck by an uninsured motorist while crossing Dayton Valley Road. Donations may be dropped off at the school office Monday-Friday. Call (775) 230-8239.

Tuesday

Tuesday Lecture Series, Golden Dreams Down Dusty Roads - Life with Bill Varga, Last of the Hard Rock Miners, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill -Presented by Melody Quenemoen. Dinner buffet available from 5-7 p.m., with lecture $15; lecture only $5. Call 847-0111.

Dayton Business Network International (BNI) meeting, 7 a.m., Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club at Legado, 101 Palmer Drive. Call 847-7260.

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through June 24 at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton. This is an innovative program that puts children first while creating promising solutions focusing on education and the prevention of parental conflict in situations of family separation. Pre-registration required. Cost is $20. Call (775) 835-3047 or e-mail cgrocholski@lyon-county.org.

Dance classes at Piper's Opera House, 5 p.m., 12 North B St., Virginia City. Taught by Debbie Obiedo; new jazz at 5 p.m., hip-hop at 6 p.m. and tap at 7:15 p.m. $40. Call 847-0433.

Open Studio Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays through June 24 at St. Mary's Art Center, 55 North R St., Virginia City. Anyone who wishes to come and draw, paint, meet their craft group or find a sunny spot to read and relax is invited. Call 847-7774 or www.smacenter.org.

Wednesday

"The Sunshine Boys," 8 p.m. at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Virginia City. The Gold Hill Theater Troupe presents Neil Simon's classic comedy. Directed by Richard McGregor. Dinner and play, $28, play only, $10. Call 847-0111.

Soroptimist International of Dayton meeting, 7 a.m. at Community Treasurers, 80 Shady Lane, Dayton. Call 246-8316 or 246-0659.

Kiwanis Club of Dayton Township meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. Call 246-9336 or 230-2218.

Thursday

Those Guys, 6 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 South C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.

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