Dayton-area briefs


Bar to host fundraiser for injured girl

An event to raise funds for the Lindsay Davidson Medical Fund will be held from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Red Hawk Bar, 670 Highway 50 East in Dayton.

Lindsay, 7, was hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk on Dayton Valley Road on May 3 in Dayton. The driver was uninsured and the family is left with large medical bills.

The event will feature raffles, a Kids' Play Palace, gift certificates and other items. Includes $1 draft beer, food, live entertainment and a pool tournament with a snowboard as the grad prize.

Attendees should be 21 and older. Call 246-5321.

Tour scheduled for Rock Point Mill site

Join a historian on a tour of the Rock Point Mill site on from 9-11 a.m. June 14.

Now just a quiet spot across from the Dayton State Park's entrance, the site, after gold and silver were discovered in the 1850s and '60s, was anything but quiet. The Rock Point Mill was one of the largest stamp mills on the Carson River and one of the only ruins left from those mining days.

Local historian, Stony Tennant, will be leading a tour through the site, explaining the colorful history of Dayton's role in working the Comstock Lode.

The tour begins at Dayton State Park's group-use area and it is an easy, short walk to the mill site.

Call 684-2770 or go to

Legado to offer pajama party

A ladies' pajama party will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 12 at Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club, 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton.

The event is free for club members, $10 per person for others. The event will include games, contests, a cash bar, light snacks and beverages.

No men allowed. Prizes will go to the "Best Night Hair," "Cutest PJs" and the first five RSVPs received. Call 246-7888, ext. 708 or e-mail

Dinner Theater at Legado

Proud Annie's Mystery Dinner Theater will perform "Louie's Jazz Club" from 6-9:30 p.m. June 21 at the Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club, 101 Palmer Drive, Dayton.

Cost for dinner and show is $40 per person or $75 per couple. Call 246-7888, ext. 708 or e-mail

Soroptimists to hold yard sale

Soroptimist International of Dayton will hold their annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at Our Park, on Highway 50 East in Dayton.

All proceeds are used to fund our scholarship program fro graduating women from Dayton and silver Stage High School. Donations may be tax deductible.

For more information or pickup and delivery, please contact one of the following: Trisha at 246-4223, Dorothy at 246-2499 or Geri at 246-7523.

Lyon GOP to meet

A regular meeting of the Lyon County Republican Central Committee will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Nevada Credit Union, 555 Highway 50 East, in Dayton.

For additional information or directions, contact Howard Hirsch at 246-3106 or Peggy Gray at 575-4058.

Fire district offers CPR class

The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District will be offering a "Heart Saver" CPR class on June 24 at the Sutro Station in Dayton.

Completion of this program will provide people with the basic skills necessary to safely recognize a medical emergency and what to do next, utilizing the Chain of Survival.

Students will be provided with reference text and practice skills needed to provide effective CPR in the Adult, Child and Infant patient. Additional education and practice will be provided for the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and relieving a foreign body airway obstruction.

Cost is $25 and space is limited. Call 246-6209.

Photographic exhibit on view at Dayton Gallery

On view at the Lyon County Dayton Gallery through June 20 will be the expressive color photography by Gary O'Toole.

O'Toole takes many of his photos while sitting on his horse, and wants to preserve the natural beauty of the state. His show, titled "Nevada from the Back Country," will take the viewer on a photographic journey through the landscape.

The Dayton Gallery is located in the Lyon County Services Office at Occidental Square in Building No. 2, Suite 201, on Highway 50 (801 Overland Loop) in Dayton and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 463-4963.

Fire Department golf tourney to benefit kids

The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District's 4th annual CLCFD Kids to Burn Camp Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday at Dayton Valley Country Club at Legado.

Proceeds help send kids to Firefighters Kids Camp at Lake Tahoe, and to support the Central Lyon County Burn Fund.

Last year, the fire district was able to send four children to camp. The Firefighters' Kids Camp is a recovery program that provides young burn survivors with a fun and safe camp environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development.

The CLCF Burn Fund is seeking sponsors, donors and players. Sponsors will be recognized at the tees with a sign bearing the name of the person or company sponsoring the hole. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day. There will also be a chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one. Call Chuck Ritter at 246-6209.

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 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.

Enrollment open for ambulance program

Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is offering the Frontier Saver Ambulance Subscription Service to the residents of Central Lyon County. Signing up for the Frontier Saver Program will prevent expensive ambulance fees during a medical emergency.

The program covers all non-reimbursed expenses for emergency ground ambulance transportation to area hospitals. Cost of the program is $65 for a household and $50 for a single person.

Information and applications are available through June 30 at the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District Office. Call 246-6209.

Boy Scouts gather worn flags for retirement

Julian Ballatore-South of Dayton is collecting tattered, worn and faded flags for his Eagle Scout project. The flags will be formally retired at a ceremony Wednesday.

Marked boxes for collecting flags are at the Dayton Pizza Factory and Central Lyon County Fire Protection District until Monday.

The Flag Retirement Ceremony, will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday at Dayton Valley Event Center and Rodeo Grounds, 500 Schaad Lane. For information, call 246-3870.


Octane Festival planned

The inaugural Octane Fest includes an appearance by Supercross King Jeremy McGrath, concerts by the Marshall Tucker Band and Unwritten Law, and an anchor event at Top Gun Raceway.

Octane Fest, Tuesday through June 15, is a week of motor sports events and rock concerts that will be anchored by the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Races at Top Gun Raceway. The races at Top Gun will also feature top alcohol and funny cars.

Boys & Girls Club will sponsor a fundraiser dinner June 12 at the Fallon Convention Center with special guests Jeremy McGrath and NHRA funny car champion "Fast" Jack Beckman.

Other events include an IMCA Modified Shootout and a closed-course, off-road race at Rattlesnake Raceway, a Tuff-Truck/demolition derby/quad war at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, and a "Festival Central" at the old Wal-Mart parking lot on Williams Avenue.

Octane Fest opens with a "Night of Fire" featuring drag boats and dragsters starting up and shooting flames June 10.

A Hurricam's Car Show will take place in Oats Park during the festival along with "A Taste of Fallon" produced by the Fallon Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are available by calling (775) 423-4556 or (800) 874-0903 or by visiting


4-H fundraiser planned

The Fernley 4-H Dog Club and Fernley Little Critters Rabbit and Cavy club will hold its 3rd Annual Yard Sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 in a vacant lot on Main Street across from the Wigwam Restaurant.

The Dog Club will use the money raised to purchase agility equipment for training, while the Rabbit Club will use the money to host its annual Rabbit and Cavy Show.

The clubs are seeking donations of merchandise for the sale. Call Barbara Bolstad at 835-8117 or Gayle Turk at 240-0214.

Fourth of July Committee to meet

The Fernley 4th of July Committee is planning for the annual celebration, and will meet at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Fernley Frontier Center

The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Fernley Fun Center. It is also looking for donations toward the celebration.

Donations can be mailed to: Fernley 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 1776, Fernley, NV 89408

For details, call 575-6846.

Silver City

Youth program set

Silver City's Summer Youth Program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays from June 16 to Aug. 12, and is open to all area children ages 5 to 15.

Parents are required to stay and help with the program.

Activities will include yoga, basketball, beading, macramé and art, film workshop, music lessons, theater workshop, field trips, reading, history tours and more.

This program is funded through the Silver City Case for Change Task Force and Healthy Communities Coalition, local used book sales, Nevada Arts Council, Dayton Food Bank, and Lyon County Recreation. Call 847-0742.

Silver Springs

Youth event planned

Solid Rock, a free, outdoor extreme youth event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Silver Springs.

The event features live performances by national recording artist Justin Fox, as well as local bands Risen, Chris Heifner, and Brian Partridge, with others.

Barbecue lunch and dinner will be offered, as well as encouragement and hope for life today. The event is open to the public.

Take Highway 50 to Silver Springs and take the Ramsey-Weeks turnoff, go left on Fir and follow the signs to Solid Rock.

This is an alcohol-free event presented by New Hope Christian Fellowship and GAP Kids Youth Group. For information, call 220-2457 or 577-0404.

Summer Reading program set

The Silver Stage Library's annual Summer Reading Program begins June 18 and runs through July 23.

The program is available for toddlers clear up to high school students.

Each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. participants will hear a story and take part in crafts.

The program requires children to read a book each week, which will qualify them for prizes and other rewards. Call 577-5015.


Amateur radio license exams scheduled

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

The next session will be on June 14. Registration is 8-10 a.m. The testing will end around noon. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory.

The exam fee is $14. Testing will take place at 8755 Cimarron Trail. Take Apache north off U.S. 50 and drive approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Apache and Cimarron.

If you are upgrading an existing license, bring your original license and a photocopy, as well as the originals of any CSCEs you may have. Please bring photocopies, as we do not have copying facilities on site.

Future sessions scheduled for 2008 are: 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 call (775) 577-2637.

Virginia City

Storey ambulance program ongoing

Open Enrollment for the Storey County Fire Department Ambulance Subscription program is through June 30 and is open to residents in the department's response area.

Cost is $25 per year per household, and $10 for those older than 55.

Call the Storey County Fire Department at 847-0954 to request an application or pick up an application at the Station 1, 145 North C St., Virginia City.

Excavations exhibit at St. Mary's

"Orphic Excavations," an exhibition by Anthony Alston at St. Mary's Art Center, is the product of a two-month long Capital City Arts Initiative artist residency.

The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alston focused on unearthing veins in the epic tales surrounding Virginia City and the foundation of the St. Mary's Art Center. He has created an engaging site-specific installation.

As part of CCAI's Artists in Education program, Alston is also in residence at Carson High School. Born in Minnesota,

Alston lives in Reno. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007. Orphic Excavations will be on view through June 29.

Call 847-7774.

Fourth Ward School offers parties

The Historic Fourth Ward School Museum's Parties of the Year events include several special June guided tours and gourmet fare, with a limited number of tickets.

One party is at the Historic Dangberg Ranch in Carson Valley and gourmet picnic June 18 for $50. Another is at the Victorian B Street House in Virginia City and tea party June 22 for $55.

Visitors can tour the town of Sutro and have a gourmet lunch on June 28 for $80.

Proceeds benefit restoration of the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum. Call 847-0975.

Fourth of July Parade set

Virginia City's Annual Fourth of July Spectacular will begin at noon July 4 with a grand parade featuring Dave Cunally, a local Iraq War vet and his Marine squadron as grand marshals.

At 6 p.m. David John and the Comstock Cowboys will take the stage in the Delta Parking lot for the Second Amendment Celebration Concert, followed by a fantastic fireworks display courtesy of Lantis Fireworks.

To be in the parade, call 847-4768. For more information on other events, call 847-4FUN.

Piper's to host Senior Follies

The Wild Wild West, Senior Follies 2008 will hold a special performance at 2 p.m. Sunday at Piper's Opera House.

This event is a fundraiser for the Storey County Senior Center. Admission is $20; $10 for senior or children. Call 847-0433.

Ballroom dance party at Piper's

A ballroom dance party featuring a 17-piece big band will be held at 3 p.m. June 15, sponsored by Piper's Opera House and the Virginia City Ramada Inn.

A 17-piece big band will perform for those who want to strut their stuff. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 847-0433.


Library hosts summer reading program

Lyon County Central Branch Library is sponsoring "Catch the Reading Bug" the annual summer reading program.

The fun begins at 11 a.m. June 11 with a hot dog picnic followed by a family movie matinee "A Bug's Life."

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office will also have the Child Find van available to take children's fingerprints.

There will be hands-on activities, special guests, storyteller Jim Cogan, treats, food and prizes during the whole program. Registration is already under way, so stop by the library for complete program details.

The Summer Reading Program is designed to maintain children's reading skills over the summer break.

Sponsors of the 2008 Summer Reading Program include the Yerington Rotary and the Mason Valley Friends of the Library.


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