All branches of the Lyon County Library are offering food in exchange for fine forgiveness for overdue books.
Through Dec. 28, patrons can bring in one item of nonperishable food for each overdue library item that is on the record or being returned late.
It does not apply to library materials that are lost or must be replaced. Collected food will be distributed by Lyon County Human Services during the holiday season. Call 463-6645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Rose to play New Year’s Eve
Dance to Will and Sheree Rose’s Red Rose Band at the Gold Hill Hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash.
Dinner is served from 5-10 p.m., with Squeek LaVake at the piano.
Red Rose will begin performing at 9 p.m. at the hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Cost is $95 per person, plus tip and tax. Call 847-0111.
Tyson to kick off lecture series
The first lecture of the 2008 in the Gold Hill Hotel’s Lecture Series will be John Tyson and Friends with cowboy music and poetry on Jan. 22 at the hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.
Buffet dinner is 5-7 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Call 847-0111.
Dinners celebrate recovery from addictions
Monthly “Celebrate Recovery” dinners sponsored by the New Hope Recovery Ranch for drug and alcohol recovery will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and Feb. 2 at the Silver Springs Elementary School, 3900 W. Spruce Ave.
The event is free. Call 577-4734.
Church selling Christmas trees
Stagecoach Church of God, 8925 Highway 50, is selling living Christmas trees until they run out.
The trees are of various sizes and at affordable prices. The sales benefit the church’s local youth and outreach programs.
Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
High Desert Horsemen to hold ride
The High Desert Horsemen will hold a Breakfast Ride/Drive at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 1 for members only.
The event will be at Hamilton’s Arena, 11225 Silver Lane, Stagecoach. Cost is $3.50 for breakfast. Call 230-2335.
Muckers present ‘The Tempest’
The Virginia City High School Theater Muckers will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest’ for its fall 2007 production.
“The Tempest” is believed to be the last play written solely by Shakespeare.
The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 and 2 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Virginia City High School commons.
The performance was postponed from Dec. 8-9 due to snow.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for students and children younger than 12. Call 847-0992.
Pipers offers potluck January birthday party
A potluck birthday party will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Piper’s Opera House to celebrate anyone who was born in January.
Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring a dish to share and a nonperishable food item for Virginia City’s Food Closet. For more information, call 847-0433.
Christmas dinner served at YHS
The annual Yerington Community Christmas dinner will once again be held from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Yerington High School multipurpose room.
The free dinner is open to anyone who would like to enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with family and new friends.
To have the dinner delivered to a shut-in, call the Yerington Vineyard Fellowship at 463-3715.
Donations are accepted.
Organizers are looking for new, unwrapped toys and gifts for all ages, including bikes (all sizes), scooters, skateboards, radio-controlled vehicles, CD/MP3 players, Barbie dolls, dollhouses, etc., for kids; and household items, bedding, small appliances, electronics, etc., for seniors and adults. Call 463-3551 or 463-7208.
Library offers course on money management
The Lyon County Library, Nevada Literacy Office and Nevada Rural Housing Authority are urging area residents to take advantage of a free course on money management that will be offered at the Yerington Library one evening a week for six weeks.
The “Money Matters” series will offer information on money management, basic banking, managing credit and credit reports, predatory lending, “payday loans,” taxes and deductions and home buying.
Learn what credit report scores mean and how much “payday loans” really cost you, as well as how to improve your credit. Call 463-3066.