Dayton-area briefs


Donations sought for sheriff's golf tournament

The Lyon County Sheriff's Department is seeking donations of prizes and food for the barbecue for the first Lyon County Sheriff Golf Tournament, Friday, Sept. 12 at the Legado Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club.

The tournament will benefit; D.A.R.E., G.R.E.A.T., Child Find, Search and Rescue, V.I.P., and the Lyon County Sheriff's Employees Association. Businesses can advertise and sponsor an individual hole for $100. For information and to donate, call 246-7676.

Barbecue and health fair on Saturday

The Dayton Task Force and Stand Tall are sponsoring a community barbecue and health fair to celebrate prevention of and recovery from substance abuse.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Dayton High School lunchroom, 335 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton.

Dayton High School's Community Nutrition Program has organized the event and dozens of health and wellness related booths offering information and free services such as vision screening, autism screening, and HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea testing are also part of the fair. Free child care will be available. There will be raffle prizes, a rack of free teen clothing, and free items at each booth.

The event is part of the 19th annual observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and will address this year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Real People, Real Recovery."

Call Sara Ross or Marianne Garvey at 246-7550 or Quest Lakes at 287-7598.

Burning suspended in Lyon County

The Central Lyon County Fire Protection District is reminding the community that all burning has been suspended for the duration of fire season.

Cpt. Chuck Ritter, of the CLCFD Fire Prevention Division reports Northern Nevada has been experiencing record-breaking high temperatures along with no precipitation, creating ideal wildland fire conditions.

The Fire District encourages all residents to keep their property clear for defensible, survivable space and to be safe in the wilderness with campfires and smoking materials, obeying local burning regulations.

Burning in the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District will resume in late fall after adequate rainfall. For information on making your home fire safe, contact the Fire District at 246-6209.

Babe Ruth sign-ups open

Lyon County Babe Ruth is now taking sign-ups. Fall baseball is open to all boys and girls who will be between 12-16 by May 1, regardless of ability.

Cost is $50 per player, which includes a hat, jersey and socks. Players provide gray game pants and glove and cleats.

This will be Lyon County Babe Ruth's third year of fall baseball. The league will play teams from Carson, Truckee, Sparks, North and West Reno, Gardnerville, north valley and maybe even some from northern and central California teams.

Practice starts at 5 p.m. Monday. Games begin the last week in September. Lyon County Babe Ruth will host a two-day round robin tournament Oct. 4-5 in Dayton.

The Annual Fall Ball car wash will be from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sept. 13 to help cover the cost for those players not able to afford the sign-up fees.

To sign up or for more information, call Korey Farnworth at 450-9124.


Fall Fun Fair coming to park

The Second annual Fernley Fall Fun Fair will be at 4 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday, at Out of Town Park.

It is sponsored by the City of Fernley and the Nevada Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Special all-day wristbands are available for $25, but with a $5 Carnival Discount Coupon you pay only $20. Download the coupon at by clicking on "RSVP Fairs." Then present the coupon at the carnival ticket office.

Schoeppner Shows will set up popular amusement park rides for adults and children. Food booths will serve caramel apples, cotton candy, corn dogs, hot dogs, nachos and more. Cold beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks will also be available.

Proceeds from the fair go toward Fernley seniors in need through the programs Senior Home Companion, Lifeline, Transportation, Exercise and Legal Assistance Programs, which all work to help keep Fernley's low-income and homebound seniors independent and in their homes as long as possible.

For information on RSVP programs or how you can become a volunteer, visit www.nevada or call the RSVP Fernley field representative Joyce Zoellner at 575-0304.

Lyon GOP to meet

Lyon County Republican Central Committee will meet 10 a.m., Sept. 13, at the McAtee Building, 2475 Ft. Churchill Road, Silver Springs. For information and directions, call 246-3106 or 575-4058.

Lyon GOP to raise money with barbecue

Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold a fundraiser and barbecue Sept. 27, at Penny Park in Silver Springs. For information, call 246-3106 or 575-4058.

Silver City

Community Barter and Yard Sale set

A Community Barter and Yard Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in Silver City Park. Participants should bring a table and items to sell or barter.

Community Chest has put together a map of all yard sales happening in the Virginia City area that day, and Silver City's community sale is on their map too.

Silver City Task Force will sell water and soft drinks at the park, and the Volunteer Library will be selling rare books.  

Call Quest at 847-0742 for more information.

Storey County

Sign-up for poker run

The Virginia City Motorcycle Club will offer "The Wild Horse Poker Run" at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center from 8 a.m. on Sept. 14.

This is an off-road event for motorcycles and ATV quads, with proceeds to benefit the Storey County Firefighters Association.

Sign-up is from 8 to 10 a.m. and the first rider out will be at 9 a.m., last rider out at 10 a.m. Cost is $20 per rider. The course for motorcycles is a 25-mile loop over rugged two-track and single-track terrain; and for ATVs, a 20-mile loop over rugged two-track terrain.

Riders must be 15 or older, motorcycles must be 25cc and above, ATVs must be 200cc and above, approved spark arrestors are mandatory.

Contact the Virginia City Motorcycle Club for more guidelines, restrictions and information at 775-530-6738 or

Virginia City

Mumbo Gumbo at Piper's

Mumbo Gumbo, a band that features original roots music and some classic cover tunes with rockin' zydeco, rock, calypso lullaby, New Orleans blues and more will be at Piper's Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

The bar will open an hour before the show begins. For reservations or questions, please call 847-0433 or (866) 422-1956 toll free.

Camel races this weekend

Camels, ostriches and emus will race again in Virginia City as the historic mining town presents the International Camel Races, Thursday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 6, Virginia City. General Admission for the races is $10; VIP tickets are $35; Family Pack is $25; Junior, Senior and Military $8. Gates open at 1 p.m. and races begin at 1:30 p.m. all three days.

The event will begin Thursday evening at 6 p.m. with the traditional Jockey Party at the Union Brewery Saloon at 63 North C St. Friday will feature the Media Races, where members of local and out-of-town media will race against one another.

Friday evening is the Camel Hump Ball and silent auction at the Kitty's LongBranch Saloon on C St. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Eagle Valley Children's Home. On Saturday, the festivities begin at noon with the Grand Parade down C Street. On Sunday, the race championships will be held.

For visitor information, call 847-0311 or 1-800-718-SLVR.

Fourth Ward offers ghostly mine exhibit

A special exhibit warning of the dangers of entering abandoned mines will begin Saturday at noon with a ribbon cutting at noon at the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City.

Using hologram technology, this Stay Out and Stay Alive message has been created in conjunction with a Comstock Mining Exhibit to simulate this dangerous problem.

This exhibit is the first time hologram technology has been used in a Nevada museum. A mine tunnel facade has been created in a former hallway to an outside balcony of the Fourth Ward School. The ghost of "Jimmy" tells his story and the importance of staying out of abandoned mines.

For more information, call 847-0975.

Walk on the Wild Side in VC

One of the "Party of the Year" fundraisers at the Fourth Ward School museum in Virginia City is "A Walk on the Wild Side" a tour of D Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in Virginia City.

State Historic Preservation Officer Ron James will lead the walk, showing where the cribs in the Red Light District and the mine offices used to be.

End the walk with a sinfully delicious barbecue lunch and time for more questions and quips at the Fourth Ward School. Cost is $80.

For tickets and details, call 847-0975. Advance purchase only.


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