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Carson City

Auditions for ‘Nutcracker Ballet’ set for Saturday

Pinkerton Dance Academy will hold auditions for the Nutcracker Ballet 10 a.m.-noon Saturday for boys and girls ages 7-11 years. In addition to the Thanksgiving weekend performances in Carson City, the Pinkerton Dance Academy will be performing at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. For information call 882-3054 or 882-2916.

Collin Raye to star at Boys & Girls benefit

Collin Raye, best known for his 15 No. 1 singles, 24 Top 10 hits and many awards, will perform at the 14th Annual Kids Auction & World’s Greatest barbecue on Saturday in the Pony Express Pavilion.

Raye spent the early part of his musical career performing with the Wrays in Reno before beginning his solo career in 1991, when his first album went platinum.

The Annual Kids Auction & World’s Greatest barbecue will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and includes an all-you-can-eat barbeque featuring ribs by the Carson City BBQ Co., a hosted bar, silent and live auction and the concert by Raye. The event is designed to raise funds for the day-to-day operations of the Boys & Girls Clubs, which provide a safe environment, educational support, and recreation to over 1,500 youths each year.

Tickets, which are $75, $100, or $250 per person, can be bought at 882-8820. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Carson Station Casino or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada at 673 S. Stewart St.

Virginia City

Hump Ball and Media Races highlight VC camel race fun

The Camel Hump Ball and silent auction Friday at the new Long Branch Saloon on C Street. Proceeds benefit the Eagle Valley Children’s Home. Members of local media will race against one another for bragging rights 1 p.m. Friday at the International Camel Races in Virginia City.

For information call 847-4386.

Reno

Comstock Cowboys take stage for a good cause

David John & the Comstock Cowboys will be appearing in concert Friday at the Reno Soroptimist’s second annual Reno Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival at the Hawkins Amphitheatre at the Bartley Ranch in South Reno.

All the proceeds from this Soroptimist International of Reno two-day fundraising festival go toward their local scholarship programs and community outreach programs assisting Nevada mothers and children.

For additional information and tickets, go to http://www.ticketweb.com or call 830-7087. Advance-ticket prices begin at $25.

Lacy J. Dalton performs at Reno fundraiser

Songstress and poet Lacy J. Dalton and her band, The Dalton Gang, will be appearing in two concerts on Saturday, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Reno Soroptimist’s 2nd Reno Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival at the Hawkins Amphitheatre at the Bartley Ranch.

Dalton will perform songs from her latest CD, “The Last Wild Place,” and also her all-time hits, like the standards “Black Coffee,” “Taking it Easy,” Crazy Blue Eyes” and “Everybody Makes Mistakes.”

All the proceeds go towards local scholarship programs and community outreach programs assisting Nevada mothers and children. For information and tickets, go to http://www.ticketweb.com or call 830-7087. Advance-tickets prices begin at $25.