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Dayton-Area Briefs


Solar oven building program planned

The “Build a Solar Oven” program at Dayton State Park will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

A park ranger will demonstrate how to build a simple solar oven and sample a solar snack. Materials and tools provided. The class will meet in the group area pavilion.

Learn to dance at Dayton center

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

Dance lessons will be 8-8:30 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. The third Friday is a cost of $10 per person with bottled water and snacks provided. Call Denise at 246-6227.

Spooktactular at Dayton State Park

The Halloween Spooktacular will be at Dayton State Park from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

There will be a free pumpkin raffle, crafts for the kids and refreshments for ghosts, goblins, witches and other scary creatures.

Two ghost trails, one for the younger kids (under 8) with games and prizes and a haunted trail walk for older kids and adults. Not for the faint at heart. Trail is very dark in spots, bring a flashlight and do not wear sandals. Meet in the group pavilion. Park admission applies.


Fallon college to stage ‘Carousel’

Western Nevada College Fallon will offer the classic American musical “Carousel” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 15-17.

Shows will be at the Churchill County High School Theater, 1222 S. Taylor St.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” is the story of a small-town girl who falls in love with a carnival barker who has a bad reputation. It’s a love, consequences and redemption set in a New England close-knit fishing community, explores the issues of social class and conduct.

Tickets are on sale at WNC Fallon. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. Call 423-5186.


Rotary Club to hold golf classic

The Rotary Club of Fernley will hold the Annual Benefit Golf Classic on Saturday at the Golf Club at Fernley.

The action begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start, four-person scramble.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefits COMPASS (Community Partnership Seeking Solutions).

Registration is $65 per person or $50 for golf club members.

The entry fee includes the green fees, cart rental, range balls and lunch.

There are a number of great prizes including a donation by David Stix Jr., to cater a barbecued meal for up to 25 people.

Other prizes include travel bags, rounds of golf at various golf courses, Pizza Factory dinners, gift basket from Brims and more.

Wells Fargo Bank also has donated sponsorship of $25,000 cash prize to the first person to hit a hole in one at hole two.

For more details call Rick Norton at 741-4007.

Mound House

Fundraiser for Shriners set

A fundraiser for the Shriners Hospital for children will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Dick’s Roadhouse, 10051 Highway 50, Mound House.

There will be a $5 cover charge to ear the bands, Adapt to Torment, Twelve Guage Facelift and A House Cursed. All proceeds go to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Call 246-4477.

Silver Springs

Founders Day events this week

The Silver Springs Chamber of Commerce will commemorate the area’s birthday at the 57th annual Founders Day Celebration on Saturday and Sunday.

The theme of the parade is “Honoring Our Volunteers” and includes a parade, followed by fun-filled activities at Penny Park.

The event begins with a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Silver Springs Senior Center, 2945 Ft. Churchill Road. All proceeds raised from the breakfast benefits the chamber.

Parade will be held at 10 a.m. beginning at the Senior Center and ending at Penny Park.

Penny Park features vendors, games and live entertainment from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

On Monday, Penny Park continues from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Founder’s Day will include a Junk Car Jamboree where the junk cars will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Owners are encouraged to include a story about the junk car. The chamber will arrange for disposal of unwanted junk cars. Applications are available by calling the chamber at 577-4336.

Smith Valley

Harvest Auction set

Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church and St. John’s Catholic Church 33rd Harvest Auction will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Smith Valley Community Hall in Wellington. Craft boutique, junk boutique, country kitchen, snack bar, silent auction and raffle. For information, call 465-2516 or 465-2152.

Virginia City

V&T Beer and Brats train ride planned

The first V&T Railroad Beer and Brats Train ride, will be 4 p.m. Saturday.

The train will feature beer and brats, and will go to the new track to American Flats.

Cost is $35, which includes train ride, food and Oktoberfest music.

For information, visit the Virginia City’s Web site at or stop by the Virginia City Visitors Center, 86 South C Street, Virginia City or call 847-4FUN (4386) or 800-718-SLVR (7587).

The event is sponsored by the Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority and the Virginia City Advertising Cooperative.

Goblin Parade slated for Halloween

Virginia City will have its third annual Goblin Parade beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

The parade will begin at the Virginia City Jerky Company, 204 South C St., Virginia City.

Prizes will be awarded for the best, scariest and most unusual costumes. Call 847-4768.


Ham radio operators to meet

The South Lyon County area Amateur Radio Operators “Ham Chatter” brunch will be held at the HeyDey Inn in Wellington at 11 a.m. Saturday

Contact Kathryn (KD7ERR) at 463-1460, or Jerry (W7YDX) at 463-5660, for more information. Call-in frequency is 146.52 mhz.

The Friday Night Net meets on 146.790 at 8 p.m. each Friday night.