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Carson City

NDEP offers wellhead-protection grant funding

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has approximately $250,000 in grant funding available to help Nevada communities, Indian tribes and public water systems develop and implement wellhead protection plans to protect underground sources of drinking water. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 19.

For information, call 687-9426.

Dayton

UPS store sponsors ‘Design Dale’s Ride’

The UPS store at 9 Retail Road in Dayton is sponsoring the 2006 Toys for Tots campaign. The “Design Dale’s Ride” coloring contest for kids through April 29.

Children can design this year’s UPS Store/Toys for Tots No. 88 Ford, which NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett will race in November. Ages 5-12 may submit entries at any UPS store to receive one free color copy of their submission. The winner will receive a trip to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona for the unveiling of the car. The winner’s school will receive 10,000 free copies from the UPS store and an art supplies package for the art department, courtesy of Crayola.

The coloring contest template is available at http://www.theupsstore.com. For information, call 246-333.

Entertainers sought for ‘Noodles’ fest

The Cultural and Performing Arts Committee is seeking new members and Silver and Gold Comstock Singers to provide entertainment for the Oodles of Noodles festival on May 13.

Call 246-3064.

Fallon

Churchill Arts Council presents The Tin Hat

The Churchill Arts Council will present a concert by The Tin Hat accompanied by classic animated films at 8 p.m. April 22 at the Barkley Theatre of the Oats Park Art Center, at 151 East Park Street in Fallon.

Tickets are $17 for CAC members and $20 for nonmembers at Jeff’s Copy Express, Postage Plus, ITT at NAS Fallon, or by calling 423-1440.

Mound House

Fundraiser to benefit leukemia patient

The Old Time Cafe at 10196 Highway 50 E. in Mound House will be holding a spaghetti feed to support a local classic-car fan who has leukemia. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids and the meal includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and a beverage. There will also be raffles.

Call 246-3878.

Silver Springs

Vendors wanted for Lyon County Fly-in

The Lyon County Fly-In and Air Fest, May 20-21 at the Silver Springs Airport, is looking for craft booths and other vendors

The Fly-In, which has about 5,000 attendees, is offering booths at $100 for crafts and $50 for nonprofit groups. Applications are at http://www.eventsnevada.com or call 775-887-1294.

Virginia City

Opera Company concert features nine female singers

Nevada Civic Light Opera Company, a Carson City-based nonprofit corporation, will present “The Head Chefs, Divas and Desserts” at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City on April 28-30. All tickets are reserved at $20.

The show is a catered-pastry event with complimentary desserts and nonalcoholic beverages (alcohol can be purchased from Piper’s separately).

Female vocalists of Nevada Civic Light Opera Company will provide the entertainment and a program of classical, contemporary and Broadway music accompanied on the piano by Donna Axton.

This premiere will feature Olivia Anderson, Maria Arrigotti, Emily Beck Hammer, Anita Hasty, Joy Michiel, Cindy Sabatini, Michelle Sennings, Joy Strotz and Susane Tagayev.

Audiences will also enjoy complimentary beverages and world-class desserts served by the comedy of Jon Hasty and the Head Chefs.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29-30.

Chili cooks wanted for Cinco de Mayo

Chili cooks are being sought for the Virginia City Cinco De Mayo Fiesta and ICS Chili Cookoff May 6-7.

The event will feature an International Chili Society contest in the Bucket of Blood parking lot on C and Union streets and a People’s Choice chili contest along the boardwalks of C Street.

The two-day fiesta, sponsored by the International Chili Society and the Nevada Commission on Tourism, will also include strolling mariachi musicians on May 6, piñatas for children both days and a parade on May 7.

To enter the chili contest, call 847-9016. To enter the parade, call 847-0311 or 847-4FUN.