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Dayton

Misfits offer another melodrama at Odeon

The Misfits will perform “Dirty Deeds Don’t Do, or Dayton Diggins Again,” at 7:30 p.m. March 17, 18, 24, and 25 in the Odeon Hall.

This rousing melodrama features Bunco DeSneer and his gang, who have purchased Dayton Diggins from Henrietta Steindrinker at the Gopher Ranch and set up a scam with the Easymoney Mine. The scheme works until Bunco learns from Monty Mountainman he was sold a town Henrietta didn’t own, and in the end learns that dirty deeds don’t do.

Tickets are $10 and seats can be reserved at http://www.misfitstheatregroup.org or by calling (775) 246-9622.

Silver Springs

Horseman’s Association holds family fun day

The Lyon County Horseman’s Association will be holding a family fun day for families and their horses at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sam’s Ranch in Silver Springs.

There will be a potluck and families are encouraged to bring a side dish. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.

For information, call 577-9503 or 629-0713.

Smith Valley

Audubon Society holds birding trip

The Lahontan Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding field trip to Smith Valley to observe the mating displays of greater sage grouse on Saturday.

The group will meet at 5 a.m. and carpool from a location in Minden/Gardnerville. This event is free and open to the public.

Space is limited. To register or for information, call 577-9641 or 857-0191.

Virginia City

Fry cooks face off at Mountain Oyster Festival

The “Gonadologists” will start their stoves up March 18 at the 15th annual Mountain Oyster Fry in Virginia City.

Some new and some experienced cooks will be competing for bragging rights and trophies in several categories, using lamb fries flown in from New Zealand.

There are still a few spots available for anyone who is interested in competing against the top-notch chefs, camp cooks and just plain cooks.

The cost to compete is $70, and cooks can purchase additional amounts of fries, as well as sell side orders to add a little profit to their own fries.

For information and application forms, call the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce at 847-9016.

St. Patrick’s Day parade March 19

The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band will be the grand marshals at the annual Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade down C Street at noon March 19.

The band was chosen in honor of its 12th place finish in the World Championship Pipe Band Competition in Scotland last year.

Other expected entries are the Sons and Daughters of Erin, Beauregard the Car-driving Dog and the Comstock Living Legends.

For information or for an entry form, call 847-0311.

Storey County holds drug-awareness night

From 5:30-8 p.m. March 23, in the Hugh Gallagher Elementary School multipurpose room, citizens can learn the signs and risks of methamphetamine usage, as well as how to get help.

The Community Chest will provide free baby-sitting for the event.

For information, call 847-9311.