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Library to hold used-book sale

The Friends of the Dayton Valley Branch Library has an over-flowing shed of used books, so a used-book sale will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room of the library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road.

Topics include everything from science fiction to mystery to self-help. There are many novels, children’s books, cookbooks and VHS tapes and books on cassette.

Most items will sell for 50 cents or less, though there will be newer books at slightly higher prices.

After-school crafts featured at library

After-school crafts will be featured at the Dayton Branch Library. The program is geared toward first- through fifth-graders.

The program is 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. Call 246-6212.

Library offers story time for children

Children’s Story Time is 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Dayton Branch Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. The program is designed for preschool-age children. Call 246-6212.


Republican Women to meet March 20

The Fernley Republic Women meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Truck Inn in Fernley. The next meeting will be on March 20.

For more information, call 775-575-4534 or 775-575-4058.

Church to hold benefit Scrap-a-thon

A Scrap-a-thon is planned for March 10 to raise money for Bibles for Africa.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel of Fernley at 875 Freemont Lane.

The cost is $250 and includes an hourly prize drawing, break-away demonstrations, lunch and a grand prize.

Although some supplies will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own materials.

No children under the age of 14 can participate.

Call 775-575-44471.

Mayors to deliver meals to seniors

The Senior Center will hold a Mayors For Meals Day March 19 as a part of its March For Meals campaign.

Mayor Todd Cutler will delivering meals to homebound seniors, and there will also be ice cream sundaes at the center.

Call 775-575-4500.

Cinco de Mayo celebration planned

A committee is being formed to plan a Fernley Cinco de Mayo celebration, which will be a new event.

The first meeting will be announced soon. All vendors, nonprofit organizations and/or entertainers in the Fernley area are encouraged to participate in the event.

Event volunteers are also being sought.

For more information, contact Maria Duran at 775-575-0717.

Mound House

Antique Mall to hold flea markets

The owners of the Antique Mall at 10104 Highway 50 E. are looking for vendors for their new flea market.

The charge is $10 per day, and set-up will begin at 6 a.m.

The market will open every weekend, weather permitting, now through October. Admission will be free.

Call 775-246-1618 for details and booth reservations.

Silver City

Silver City to honor history of firefighting

Silver City will focus on its history of firefighting during Historic Preservation Month in May.

Anyone with photos or information about the firefighting history, 1863-present, is invited to call Quest Lakes at 847-0742.

Historic Preservation Weekend is slated for May 11-13 this year.

Silver Springs

Karate classes offered for kids

The Lyon County Human Services Recreation Division is offering kids’ karate classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Silver Springs.

Tuesday classes will be at the Pony Express Room at the Silver Springs Elementary and Silver Stage Middle schools; Wednesday classes will be in the cafeteria.

Cost is $5 per child and $2.50 for an additional child from a family.

Hike this weekend to see petroglyphs

There will day hikes to the petroglyphs at Lahontan Reservoir beyond Silver Springs offered Saturday for the Carson City Senior Citizen Center and Sunday for the Sierra Club.

Both hikes are open to the public; voluntary donations are requested by both organizations.

The hikes will be about four miles round trip, with minor elevation changes. Learn some history of the area. High-clearance/four-wheel-drive vehicles will be needed, or possible ride share. No dogs allowed.

Phone 775-530-2935 by today for details/signup.

‘Celebrate the River Day’ posters sought

Each year, the River Wranglers hosts an event at Fort Churchill State Park that focuses on the environment.

Celebrate the River Day is May 12 at the state park. Organizers are holding a poster contest to promote the event.

All artwork must be submitted by today on an 81Ú2-by-11-inch sheets of white paper.

The art design should be in black or dark gray so as to have more options available for advertising.

Students may use a variety of art media, such as pastels, crayons, charcoal, markers, ink and pencil.

Call Linda Conlin at 577-2631 to make arrangements to pick up the poster designs.

To learn more about the River Wranglers, visit

Commodities to be distributed

USDA commodities will be distributed at the Silver Springs Christian Center at 3250 Highway 95A, on March 15.

The center is located at the intersection of Highway 95A and Idaho Street. Call 577-2456.

Virginia City

Senior Center offers tax help for seniors

The Storey County Senior Center will have a tax professional on hand to help seniors with their returns.

Dail Turney be at the center on Wednesday and March 21 and 28.

To make an appointment, call the Senior Center at 847-0957.

Testicle Festival set for St. Paddy’s Day

The “Gonadologists” start their stoves up March 17 at the 16th annual Mountain Oyster Fry in the Bucket of Blood parking lot

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

There a few spots available for anyone who is interested in competing against top-notch chiefs, camp cooks and just plain cooks who are known as and have earned the rights to become “Gonadologists.”

Call the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce at (775) 847-0311 or Jett at (775) 847-0916 for info and application forms for the fry and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the same day.

Piper’s holds yard sale

An indoor yard sale is set for March 24-25 and March 31-April 1 at Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. Call 847-0433 for info.

Wine and dance event planned

Piper’s Opera House will be the site of an evening of wine and dance by danceSpirit Performing Arts of Carson City at 6 p.m. June 2.

This wine-tasting fundraiser will feature a performance by Stars Performance Dance Company.

Tickets are $25 for parents of danceSpirit performers; $30 for non-parents and $35 at the door. Call 884-1066 or 847-0433 for information.

Food workshops set

The Community Chest is planning free food workshops at which children and adults can learn new ideas on how to prepare meals and stretch their food budgets.

“Get Moving & Plan, Shop, Save” is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. “Live and Eat Colorfully” is 6-8 p.m. March 14. “Live Long, Lean and Strong” is 6-8 p.m. March 21. “Let’s Celebrate Healthy Families,” is 6-8 p.m. March 28.

The workshops are at the Storey County Senior Center, E and Mill streets, Virginia City. Call 847-9311.