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Out & About by Kim Riggs: Get out for a Mardi Gras and Valentine’s weekend

Kim Riggs
For the Nevada Appeal

Mardi Gras Magic Dinner & Dance

The 2nd annual “Mardi Gras Magic” dinner and dance to benefit Austin’s House will be in the Shannon Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn. If you want a New Orleans, Fat Tuesday atmosphere with outstanding music, dancing, prizes and unbelievable food check out this event on Friday. Austin’s House is the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada. Austin’s House provides services and care for up to 10 children at a time, from infant to age 18. All proceeds help keep the doors open.

WHO: Austin’s House

WHAT: The Mardi Gras Magic fundraiser, Cajun buffet dinner, dancing, donated prizes

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Shannon Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn

COST: Cost of the Mardi Gras Magic dinner dance is $50; tables of 10 are available for $500

CONTACT: 775-267-6676 or http://www.austins




This group each year pulls out the stops to provide the best tasting chocolate you can find. Of course if that doesn’t get your attention, the fact that all the proceeds from this event goes to further the education of young women pursuing education achievement. I really applaud this group for the dedication of giving back to individuals striving for a brighter future through education.

WHO: American Association of University Women, Capital Branch

WHAT: 11th Annual Feast of Chocolate

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday

WHERE: State Library and Archives, Stewart and Musser streets, Carson City

COST: Tickets at door $10 adults, children 12 and younger $5

CALL: 775-267-4515




Want a little mystery for Valentine’s? Head to the Carson Mall and check out the new eateries and take in some theater, too. I walked downtown the other morning to pick up some outstanding cream puff’s at Paul Schat’s Bakery. I think its even better than the one in Bishop, Calif. Trust me, bring your appetite, eat at any of the great new places in the Carson Mall and join in the Murder Mystery event.

WHO: The Carson Mall Merchants

WHAT: Murder Mystery at the Carson Mall

WHEN: Saturday. Children welcome at 5 p.m. show; adult shows at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

WHERE: Carson Mall

COST: $10 for adults; $6 for children under 12

CONTACT: Tickets available at Charley’s Grilled Subs, Dance Shoppe, Cherokee Scents and The Wedding Emporium

• To have your information included, contact Kim Riggs at kimriggs@att.net.