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Carson City

Jazz vocalist to play BAC on Friday

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers will appear at the Brewery Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Internationally recognized as The Queen of Classic Jazz and Blues in the authentic style of the 1940s and 1950s, Lavay Smith is the real deal. Smith is backed up by her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, an all-star eight-piece band consisting of trumpet, trombone, alto sax, tenor sax, piano, bass and drums.

Tickets are $25 general; $22 BAC members, seniors and students

Call 883-1976.

Democratic women to meet at Hattie’s

The Carson City Democratic Women meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant.

Guest speaker will be Lora Miles, attorney at law with the RSVP Elder Care Law Program.

The program donates legal services to seniors. All Democrats are welcome.

For information call 841-DEMS, Sandy Osheroff, 885-9917, or Kathy Mills, 883-2825.

Douglas County

Learn how to build with gingerbread

The Carson Valley Arts Council will host a demonstration on the techniques used to construct gingerbread houses from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

Interested parties are invited to stop by the Artistic Viewpoints Gallery, 1368 U.S. Highway 395, B, Gardnerville, across the street from Raley’s. An exhibit of gingerbread houses in various phases of construction will be presented including discussion and recommendations for novices interested in becoming involved in this classic holiday tradition.

Applications for participation in the CVAC Gingerbread House Decorating Contest may also be picked up at the Artistic Viewpoints Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Contact 267-5634 or DRL1953@aol.com.

Over-30 daters sought for event

Sign up now for a future date of Speed-dating. Speed-dating events will be for ages 30 to 65-plus. Needed are 12 men and 12 women in each age category to set a date for the event.

If interested e-mail over30speed-dating@yahoo.com or nevadasingles@hotmail.com or send a self addressed, stamped envelope to NSSC, PO Box 6846, Gardnerville.

Virginia City

Authors’ signing celebrates birthday of Mark Twain

In honor of Mark Twain’s 170th birthday the Territorial Enterprise Museum will hold an author’s reception and book-signing from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Territorial Enterprise building, 47-53 South C St. in Virginia City.

Mark Twain impersonator McAvoy Lane will present “The Ghost of Mark Twain.”

The authors who will join the reception are Robert Stewart, “Aurora, Nevada’s Ghost City of the Dawn”; Marilyn Newton, “Alkali Angels”; Craig MacDonald, “California Gold Rush Glimpses”; Richard Moreno, “Backyard Travels in Northern Nevada”; Janice Oberding, “Haunted Nevada”; Barbara Hegne, “Unsettled Chinese”; Stan Paher, “Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps Atlas”; Douglas McDonald, “The Legend of Julia Bulette”; Barbara Vucanovich, “B.F.V.: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again” and Patty Cafferata, “Gold Hill Hotel: Gem of the Desert.”

The Territorial Enterprise Museum will be open and admission will be free.