Dayton-area Briefs


Dayton chamber to hold mixer

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Offsite Data Depot, 4034 Technology Way, Carson City.

Raffle prizes are needed for the mixer, and business owners or representatives are asked to bring a donation along or call (775) 246-7909.

Flu shots offered to chamber members

Flu shots are available to all Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce members for $18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Med Direct Urgent Care, 1201 South Carson St., Carson City. Call (775) 885-4685.

Candidate's night set

A Dayton Candidate Town Hall Forum will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the community room of the Greater Nevada Credit Union, 555 Highway 50 East, Dayton.

The event will include school district trustee candidates Steve Rhoades, John Stevens Maureen Williss and Eric Bobrick; county commission candidates Donna Kristaponis and Chuck Roberts; Assembly District 38 candidates Tom Grady and Steve Dalton; Congressional District II candidates Jill Derby, Dean Heller and Craig Bergland; District Court Judge candidates Bill Rogers, and Thomas Stockard.

Carole Thompson of the Lyon County Business Council is the moderator. Call (775) 246-2606 or 297-5944.

Benefit golf tournament set

Community Roots will host a golf tournament Oct. 17 that benefits its youth programs. Both golfers and sponsors are needed.

The cost is $85 per golfer which includes golf, cart, range balls and dinner, along with a putting contest and games throughout the day.

The group's goal is to raise $15,000 through entries, tee sponsorships and silent auctions items. If a business would like to sponsor the tournament, they should contact Wendy Madson at (775) 250-7884.

Proceeds benefit youth programs in Central Lyon County and Virginia City. For more information, call 246-7550.

Gold Hill

Auditions for Christmas play set

The Gold Hill Theater Troupe will be presenting "The Toys Take Over Christmas" and will hold open casting auditions at p.m. Oct. 5 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St.

The play will be performed Wednesday evenings, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 10, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the hotel.

This is a play about a hardhearted toymaker who refuses to sell any of the dolls he makes. His magic has made them almost like real children and they want to escape the workshop and have fun and be loved by children.

Six child actors are needed, third- to fifth-graders, plus three men and four woman.

For information call Jan Parsons at (775) 246-7785, or e-mail at

Odd Couple to be performed

The Gold Hill Theater Troupe will perform the Odd Couple at 8 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 8 through Nov. 12 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Reservations are recommended for the Neil Simon classic directed by Robin McGregor, which includes a dinner special for $28; play only, $10. Call (775) 847-0111.

Mound House

'Rock the Vote' event planned

The New NV50 will host an official "Rock the Vote" Registration Party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, at NV50 on Highway 50 East in Mound House.

This event will be for people, ages 18 and up. Each person who registers to vote that evening will receive free entry into the "Rock the Vote" party. The first 200 people that register will receive a goodie bag.

DJ Red along with DJ Mitzlflick and other supporting acts will perform in both rooms. There will also be break-dance competitions throughout the night featuring crews from Sacramento, Reno, and the Carson area. For those 21 years of age and older, the main room will be open with a full bar.

For more information go to

This a non-partisan event aimed at encouraging young Americans to register to vote.

Silver Springs

Lyon GOP to picnic

The Lyon County Republicans are having a picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Penny Park, 1355 Donner Trail in Silver Springs.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, watermelon, cookies, drinks and surprises will be served. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and no charge for children under 12 with adults.

There will also be a raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m. for more than 25 prizes including dinners, gift baskets, a DVD player, Web camera and more. The grand prize is dinner for four at the El Dorado's La Strada Italian Restaurant and four show tickets. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5.

Many state, county and local candidates will be on hand, along with representatives from the McCain/Palin and Dean Heller campaigns.

Campaign yard signs, bumper stickers, pins and other GOP campaign materials will be available.

To RSVP, please call Anita Trone at (775) 575-7810.

Virginia City

Walk on the Wild Side in Virginia City

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.-2 p.m. Oct. 4.

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 $50.

For tickets and details, call (775) 847-0975. Advance purchase only.

Outhouse races coming up

Virginia City's World Championship Outhouse Races are set for Oct. 4-5 on C Street in Virginia City, and for the first time, some races will be "ladies only."

The event begins with the outhouse parade at noon on C Street, Oct. 4, followed by races every half hour until 5 p.m., with the Show N Shine in the Bucket of Blood Parking Lot. Race finals will start again at noon on Oct. 5.

Each year local businesses decorate their outhouses, train for the running, and invite others to join. Several out-of-state outhouse racers have brought their outhouses to join in the festivities.

It is not too late to build your outhouse and join the race or parade. Rules and regulations are available online at or stop by the Visitors Center at, 86 South "C" Street. You can also call (775) 847-4FUN (4386), or (800) 718-SLVR (7587) or e-mail to:

Storey County GOP to meet

The Storey County Republican Central Committee will meet on Saturday for a BYO meat barbecue and side dish to share party at 2428 Cartwright Road in the Virginia City Highlands.

The meeting will start at 4 p.m. with an hour of socializing and dining, then the new, revised party by-laws will be reviewed and approved. The meeting will include a discussion of the GOP national convention and the Rally for the Republic that took place in St. Paul.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Cynthia Kennedy at (775) 847-9847 or or go to You don't need to be a member of the Republican party to attend.

Dance classes at St. Mary's Art Center

Debbie Obiedo has moved her dance classes from Piper's Opera House to St. Mary's Art Center.

The hip-hop dance classes will be 4-4:45 p.m. for kindergartners through sixth-graders, and middle-school-age students from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Cost is $8 per session for K-6th-graders and $10 per session middle-schoolers.

The tap classes have been canceled because the cente can't allow tap on their historic floors.

For more information, call Debbie Obiedo at (775) 901-2042.

Railroad photography featured in exhibit

"Beebe & Clegg on the Comstock," a collection of photographs by two of the best known names in the field of railroad photography and history: Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, will be displayed at the Comstock History Center through April 2009.

The majority of the photos represented in the exhibit were taken in the 1940s for publication.

This exhibit features collected Beebe and Clegg ephemera provided by Andria Daley of Reno and Joe Curtis of the Mark Twain Bookstore in Virginia City.

The Center, on the corner of E and Union Streets, Virginia City, is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at (775) 847-0419. Admission is free. Call (775) 847-0281.

Patsy Cline tribute at Piper's

Joni Morris performs classic Patsy Cline tunes with the After Midnight Band at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Piper's Opera House, 12 North B St., Virginia City. Cost is $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Patsy Cline's hits from the '50s and '60s include "Crazy" (an instant gold record), "I Fall to Pieces", "Walkin' After Midnight", "Where the Boys Are.".

Morris takes her audience back to Cline's heyday not only with her rich voice, but with vintage clothes and a showmanship that invites her listeners" participation. Morris has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage, as well as touring nationally for more than a decade

The bar will open an hour before the show begins. Call (775) 847-0433 or (866) 422-1956 toll free.


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