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

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

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

Call 577-5014.

Virginia City

Fourth features parade, Comstock Cowboys, fireworks, kids' activities

Independence Day will be celebrated in Virginia City with a parade, children's activities, a free concert in the center of town and a fireworks display.

John Potter, of KTVN-Channel 2, will be the grand marshal of the parade, which will feature 50 entries, including the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, veterans groups, equestrians, floats and antique cars.

Late entries are welcome, but will be placed at the end of the parade.

After the parade, 50,000 pennies will be thrown at Taylor and C streets for children snatch up.

Also, face painters, clowns and piƱatas will entertain the children during the day.

David John and the Comstock Cowboys will hold their traditional Second Amendment Celebration Concert in the Delta Parking Lot at 6 p.m. and will play along to the fireworks. Opening for the Cowboys will be Bobby Kittle from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

At nightfall, a fireworks display by Lantis Fireworks of Las Vegas will take place.

Call 847-0311 or 847-4FUN.

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 traveling exhibition opening at the Historic Fourth Ward School Museum opening Saturday traces Abraham Lincoln's gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into "The Great Emancipator," who freed the slaves in 1863.

"Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation" will be on display 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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