By Charlene Dean
The holidays are here and with them come a lot of entertaining events. Several are scheduled for this weekend.
First on the list is the Nevada Silver Tappers 22nd annual holiday benefit shows in the Saddle West showroom, on Dec. 2.
There will be two shows, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., for a donation of $10.
Tickets may be purchased at Saddle West or from any Silver Tapper or the Ms. Senior Golden Years Queen’s Court. The shows will benefit the hungry and grade school teachers.
The Tappers have also produced another fundraiser by turning themselves into calendar girls.
Having arranged a photo shoot of the ladies in their various costumes, the Pahrump Arts Council is heading the sales. The calendars are $15 each and will be available at the benefit show.
PAC board member MaRia Apodaca is taking orders by email at email@example.com or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 9443, Pahrump, NV 89041. She will send you the calendar.
For more information, call B.J. Hetrick, Director, at 727-7011.
Nathan Adelson Hospice will hold their biggest fundraiser of the year from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 1 at Mountain Falls in the banquet facilities.
The Festival of Trees Gala Dinner will feature Christmas trees and wreaths creatively decorated by local citizens and businesses. The trees will be auctioned and all proceeds go to hospice programs and services in Pahrump.
NAH furnishes hospice care to those in the last stages of life. The services are available to those in Pahrump, Amargosa Valley and Crystal.
NAH is the largest provider of hospice care in Nevada regardless of the patient or family’s ability to pay.
The evening features entertainment and a sit-down meal. There will be a no host bar.
Tickets are $100 at the door.
NAH will also host the “Light up a Life,” a candlelight remembrance ceremony to remember lost loved ones, at Desert Greens Clubhouse, located at 350 W. Wilson Road, on Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
For additional information, contact NAH at 751-6700.
The Lions Club will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Dec. 1 at the Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza.
Santa will be there so children should bring their letters with them.
Breakfast will be pancakes, sausage, and juice, or coffee, which is free for children under 12. All others will pay $4 and adults will receive a free drawing ticket for a Mickey Mouse scooter with each paid breakfast.
The club is also seeking donations to support the Letters to Santa Program. Call 727-9016 to donate or obtain more information.
Those attending the Lions Club breakfast may find a flurry of activity awaiting them.
KNYE-Radio owner Karen Jackson has scheduled a car giveaway contest which will also be held Dec. 1 at PV Auto Plaza.
Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. and the overall perception is the last person with their hand on the car takes it home. The winner will pay taxes and licensing. The entry fee is $25.
Only those with a valid photo ID and who are 21 or over can compete. Be careful of those offering food. It takes two hands to hold a hot dog and a drink, both are being furnished by the dealership.
The community Christmas tree arrived Monday afternoon to the sleeve and concrete pad installed especially for it between the south end of Saddle West’s parking lot and Beverly Plaza.
After VEA set the tree into the sleeve and used bucket trucks to install the lights and larger ornaments it’s time for the community to do their part. Decorating Day will also be Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to give the community tree a personal touch by hanging their own ornaments. Just stop by. After all, it’s a community tree.
The lighting of the community tree will be at 6 p.m. the same evening.
Festivities will include carolers, hot cocoa, coffee and cookies, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus and the official lights will be turned on by James Oscarson.
Christmas the Cowboy Way Saddlebag Santa Trail Rides begin Saturday, Dec. 1 as well with a trip through Wheeler Wash.
The Pahrump Equestrian Trail Riders Association is sponsoring the event which will meet the riders at Wheeler Pass Road, two-and-a-half miles south of Homestead Road. Turn left and follow the wash. You will see the group gathered.
The ride will be three hours long and director and trail boss Jim Hannah noted the beautiful scenery and camaraderie.
The entry fee is $25 and includes lunch of burgers and chili on the trail.