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UNR grad’s solo piano concert will benefit Sierra Red Cross

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross will end the month with a benefit concert Friday by local composer and solo pianist Chad Twedt.

Twedt will perform at his alma mater, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall. He was classically trained from the age of 6, and began composing after completing his master’s degree in piano performance at UNR.

Twedt travels and performs to help raise money for Red Cross. He is especially excited to help raise money for the Sierra Chapter of the Red Cross.

February is such a sweet month, and the women at St. Teresa of Avila will celebrate with “An Evening of Chocolat.”

Sip champagne and delight in non-fattening chocolate treats while viewing artwork by locals. There will also be a raffle to win some fun items.

Proceeds will benefit the Ladies Guilds of St. Teresa.

The following weekend, you can work off all the champagne and chocolate with the annual Sunset Rotary Club’s Holiday for Lovers Dance.

Dance the night away to First Take, a jazz vocalist band featuring Rick Metts. A romantic candle-lit dinner of prime rib or salmon, photos to remember the night with your Valentine and favors for the women are included.

For you guys out there who don’t know what to do on Valentine’s Day. this is a great beginning.

For a “girls’ night out,” bring your girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters, and female co-workers to “A Night at the Oscars Soroptimists Style.” Come dressed as your favorite move star or in your finest Oscar clothes.

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Who: The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: UNR Nightingale Concert Hall

What: Chad Twedt performs a solo piano concert

Tickets: $16.50 from Twedt’s Web site: http://www.twedt.com or at the door

Call: Twedt at (775)784-6145 or visit his Web site; call the Sierra Nevada Chapter at (775) 856-1000 or go to http://www.nevada.redcross.org

Proceeds benefit: 25 percent of the admission profits will benefit the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross

Who:: The Ladies Guilds of St. Teresa of Avila presents An Evening of Chocolat

When: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 7

Where: Chartz Hall

What: An evening of chocolate delights includes champagne and a

display of local art

Tickets: $15 per person or $25 per couple. Raffle tickets: $1 per ticket or six for $5

Call: 887-1499 or 267-3332

Proceeds benefit: The Ladies Guilds

Who: Sunset Rotary

When: 6:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14

Where: Piñon Plaza Casino-Resort, Highway 50 East

What: A candlelit dinner of prime rib or salmon, Valentine’s portrait courtesy of “Little People Portraits, “silent auction, raffle

Tickets: $40 for singles and $75 for couples

Call: Phil White, 883-7077 days or 883-6675 nights

Proceeds benefit: Lend A Hand Rotary Foundation

Who: A Night at the Oscars, Soroptimists Style

When: 5 p.m. ’til the show’s end, Feb. 29

Where: Piñon Plaza

What: Complimentary champagne and prime rib or shrimp dinner while watching the Oscars.

Tickets: $20 per person

Call: Carol Slater, 687-0202 or the Piñon Plaza

Proceeds benefit: Soroptimists International of Carson City

Next week: The awards from the Southwest Gas Community Spirit have been tallied. The Ron Wood Family Resource Center starts S.T.E.P. for parents.

E-mail to kimriggs@att.net