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Dayton

Oodles of Noodles cooks sought

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for contestants to join the 7th annual Oodles of Noodles Cook-off on May 10.

The deadline for entry is April 30; the entry fee is $50. After April 30 entry fee is $65. This event is a one-day event that combines good food and vendor and business booths.

The event will be held in Old Town Dayton on Logan Way and Pike Street. Set up on Friday afternoon is recommended. Booths will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. For information and application visit http://www.daytonnvchamber.org or call 246-7909.

Country club to hold wedding, prom expo

The Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club at Legado will hold a wedding and prom expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

It will include presentations by local vendors teaching about champagne, hors d’oeuvres, makeup and hair demonstrations, fashion show, registry tips, and raffle prizes. Attendees can win a country club wedding. Call 246-7888 ext. 708 or e-mail debra@daytonvalley.com.

Food and bread bank open

The Dayton Food and Bread Bank will serve nonperishable foods to families and individuals in the Dayton community from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St., Dayton.

Bring proof of residency (utility bill, drivers license, pay-stub, etc.), income verification (Social Security Statement, unemployment verification, pay stub, etc.) and Social Security cards for each person you are listing in your household.

Call Bridget at 246-7550 or bridget@healthycomm.org.

Fallon

Writer to speak at Fallon Center

The Churchill Arts Council will present a prose reading with the award-winning writer Christopher Coake in the E.L. Wiegand Gallery at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon, from 5-7 p.m. today.

There will be a meet the author reception from 5-6 p.m., and the reading will begin at 6. The event is free and open to the public. Coake will also speak live on-the-air earlier in the day on KVLV radio. Call 423-1440.

Coake teaches in the writing program at the University of Nevada, Reno. His first book, a collection of short stories titled “We’re in Trouble,” was released in 2005 by Harcourt and he was chosen for GRANTA’s 2007 list of “Best Young American Novelists.”

School employees hold reunion

Churchill County School District Employees will hold a reunion today at Eagles’ Hall, 7977 Reno Highway, Fallon.

Open bar at 5 p.m., dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Former employees of CCSD are invited for an evening of company, conversation and fun. Cost is $20. For information call 423-2725, 423-6126, 423-3465, or 423-6753.

Fernley

Farmers Market seeks entrants

The Fernley Farmers Market is gearing up for the 2008 season and is looking for crafters, artisans, bakers, farmers and nonprofit organizations to join the market. For more information or to obtain a participant package, call 301-6260 or e-mail fernleyfarmersmarket@yahoo.com. The market is sponsored by the Fernley/Wadsworth Lions Club.

Gold Hill

Talent night at the Gold Hill Hotel

Revelers can sing, play music, do comedy, or just watch the fun at the Gold Hill Hotel’s Karaoke and Open Mike Talent Night hosted by Perry Arnn. The music begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill. Call 847-0111.

Spring Follies begin today at Gold Hill

The Spring Follies of 2008, hosted by Bryan Ballinger, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday through April 11 at the Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St., Gold Hill.

Cost for dinner and the show, which includes songs, dancing and comedy skits, is $45 per person. Call 847-0111.

One-time Nevada Shakespeare show

The Nevada Shakespeare Company will present a one-time presentation of “Romeo and Juliet” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gold Hill Hotel.

Cost is $5 per person. Call 847-0111.

Silver Springs

Tax assistance for seniors available

The American Association of Retired Persons will be offering tax services at the Silver Springs Senior Center each Tuesday and Wednesday.

All low- and middle-income seniors and families are welcome to attend.

Call 577-5014 to schedule an appointment.

Lake Lahontan site of Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Lake Lahontan Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. March 22 in the Day Use area of the park.

The egg hunt is organized for children ages one-day-old to fifth grade.

A raffle will be held following the egg hunt. For more details call 577-9434.

Stagecoach

High Desert Horsemen to meet

A board and general membership meeting of High Desert Horsemen will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pizza Factory, 1080 Highway 95A, Silver Springs.

Call 246-4247 or go to http://www.hdhorsemen.org.

Virginia City

Reopening celebrated by grand ball Saturday night

A March Grand Ball will be held from 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the anniversary of the reopening and dedication of Piper’s Opera House on March 6, 1885.

With Gus the Victorian Dance Master at the helm of the Victorian Orchestra, Piper’s Opera House will celebrate the re-opening and dedication that took place 113 years ago.

Dress is Victorian or dressy, and it will include dancing and elegant hors d’oeuvres. The Nevada Civil War Volunteers will be in attendance. Cost is $25. Call 847-0433 or 866-422-1956 toll free.

Mountain Oyster Fry set for March 15

The 17th Mountain Oyster Fry begins at noon March 15 in Virginia City. New and experienced cooks will compete for bragging rights for Best Overall Taste, Best Booth, Most Creative and Best Presentation of lamb fries flown in from New Zealand.

Set-up for cooking “gonadologists” is 7 a.m. March 15, Bucket of Blood parking lot. $75 chef entry fee includes 20 pounds of lamb fries. A $250 cash grand prize will be awarded. There are a few cooking spots available for anyone who wants to compete.

For information or application forms call 847-0311 or 847-4386. Applications forms may be downloaded at http://www.VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

St. Patrick’s Day parade March 15

Virginia City will honor Storey County Commissioner John Flanagan as the grand marshal of its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon, March 15.

Musicians, leprechauns and more are expected to be on hand to honor the green. The Mountain Oyster Fry is the same day.

To join in the parade, call 847-4768 or download a parade form from http://www.VisitVirginiaCityNV.com. All entries are welcome. Late entries will be put at the end of the parade.

St. Mary’s Art Center to hold Girls Night Out

Women can join in a get-away of creative expression and stress-free escape at 9 a.m. March 15 at St. Mary’s Art Center, 55 North R St., Virginia City.

Spend the day exploring your creativity, eat a delicious lunch and end the day with a light dinner. Charming sleeping accommodations coax everyone into a restful sleep, until they wake up to a cheery breakfast.

Cost is $135 double room, $150 single room. Call 847-7774 or go to http://www.smacenter.org.

Yerington

Cross country ski and snowshoe tour

A 2.5 kilometer guided snowshoe trip or a 5K guided ski tour will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Skiers and snowshoers will meet at the Hope Valley Outdoor Center where skis and snowshoes can be rented.

The event is sponsored by the Hope Valley Outdoor Center and the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson Committee. Cost is $10 donation. Call 530-694-2266.