Dayton-area briefs


Volunteers sought for golf tournament Aug. 5

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual golf tournament Aug. 5 and needs players, sponsors and volunteers to help. Hole watchers, runners, committee members, coordinators, reservationists, check-in persons and bag-stuffers are needed.

Call 246-3687, 883-3313 or 246-7009.

Eat spaghetti with sheriff candidate Charlie Duke

A meet-and-greet spaghetti feed with Lyon County Sheriff candidate Charlie Duke will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8 at the Gold Canyon Steak House, 160 Main St. in Dayton.

Cost is $10 per person. Call 246-7331.

Silver Springs

Rep. Gibbons to visit senior center for flag presentation

SILVER SPRINGS - U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Reno, a candidate for governor, participate in a flag presentation at 10 a.m. July 3 at the Silver Springs senior center.

The flag will be presented by an Iraq war veteran and will be signed by American pilots serving in the Middle East.

Call 577-5014.

Virginia City

Advance parade entries due Tuesday for Fourth event

Anyone seeking to join the giant Fourth of July parade in Virginia City should contact the visitors center for an application form.

Applications need to be in by Tuesday for an advance position in the parade. Late entries are still welcome, but will be put at the end of the parade.

All entry types are welcome, from marching units to musical units, antique cars and equestrians.

For an application, call (775) 847-0311 or (775) 847-4FUN.

Two musicals play at Piper's

"Cathouse Afternoon," a bawdy, original musical by Will Rose is running at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 8 at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City.

Call 847-7150, 847-0433, or go to

"Ol' Plumbottom," also by Rose, is a hip-hop original musical with a mine-safety theme, will be the Saturday matinee at Pipers Opera House from Saturday through July 8.

There will be two half-hour shows at 1 and 2 p.m.

Lincoln exhibit traces slavery evolution

A new traveling exhibition opening at the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum on July 1 traces Abraham Lincoln's gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into "The Great Emancipator," who freed all slaves with a Revolutionary War-time proclamation in 1863.

"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation" will be on display at the museum until Oct, 20.

Organized by the Huntington Library of San Marino, Calif., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association, this traveling exhibition is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

"Forever Free" draws upon original documents in the collections of the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


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