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Dayton

Dance with lessons twice a month

A dance for ages 16 and older, featuring local performers Don and Nadine, are the first and third Fridays of each month at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Dance lessons will be from 8 to 8:30 p.m., and the dance will go until 10 p.m. Fox trot, waltz, swing, Latin, country line dance and polka steps will be taught.

Cost is $5 per person, with potluck desserts for the first Friday, with cost of $10 per person with bottled water and snacks provided the third Friday.

Call Denise at 246-6227.

Nature activities set for children

Children can take short nature hikes, make crafts, and learn about plants and animals in the Dayton State Park as part of the Nature Buddies program Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 22.

All programs are from 10-11 a.m. Call 687-5678.

AARP driving program planned

An AARP Driver Safety Program class will be held at the Dayton Senior Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Upon completion of the class, participants ages 55 and over may qualify for a 3-year auto insurance discount.

For information or to register for the class contact Lyn Horton at 883-5991.

Fallon

Rural tourism summit planned

Rural Summit 2007, Developing Rural Nevada’s Future through Leadership, will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.

Some of the discussion topics will be leadership, healthcare, rural tourism, energy/water/growth, fiscal issues and agriculture.

For registration, contact Clint at 775-829-1048 or visit nrdc@gbis.com.

Silver City

Comstock author to hold book signing

Karen Wright, aka Juniper Rose, will answer questions about high-desert gardening during a book signing party for “The Bloomin’ Desert,” 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Silver City Fire House Office.

For more information about the book party, contact Quest Lakes at 847-0742.

Stagecoach

Horsemen to hold moonlight ride

There will be a moonlight ride/drive and potluck dinner Saturday at 11225 Silver Lane, at Hamilton’s Arena in Stagecoach.

The potluck is 7 p.m., and the ride/drive begins at 8:30 p.m.

For High Desert Horsemen members only; memberships are available the day of ride.

Call 629-0807, or visit http://www.hdhorsemen.org.

Virginia City

Dinner theater murder mystery at Piper’s Opera House continues

“Dead End at Piper’s” is a Dinner Theater Murder Mystery performed by Piper’s Players. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 9.

Call 847-0433 for dinner reservations by 5 p.m. the day prior to the show ($25 for dinner and show). Show only is $10.

Moonlight ride on the V&T Saturday

Wine and hors d’oeuvres by Secret Service Catering are on the menu for a “Moonlight Ride on the V&T” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Reservations are required, and costumes are optional.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 10. Call Heather Beaupre at 240-7665.

Cowboy poetry to be held at Piper’s

“Saddle Sore, a Night of Cowboy Poetry and Music” will be held at Piper’s Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday

The show, starring Gene Skaug and former Comstock Cowboy Glenn Buschine, costs $10 at the door.

Call 775-847-0433.

Barbecue cook and ice cream makers sought

Virginia City is looking for barbecue masters and homemade ice cream makers to complete in “Chillin’ and Grillin’ on the Comstock,” a summer-food festival, beginning at noon Aug. 18.

The ice cream competition will be held in the Bucket of Blood parking lot with a creators’ meeting at 9 a.m. Ingredients and equipment must be brought, and the ice cream made on the spot. Tasting will begin at noon.

Prizes will be given for winning creations. Entry fee is $50. Craft vendors and nonprofit vendors are welcome. Call 847-4768 for more information.

The barbecuing will be done along C Street, in front of local businesses. Cooks can barbecue anything they like. There is no entry fee for the barbecue cooks, but a gas grill is required because of fire danger. For more information on the barbecue, call (775) 847-9016.