By Charlene Dean
Several entertaining options are available this weekend. Pick yours.
•A 50s and 60s dance is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 16 in the Tecopa Community Center on Tecopa Hot Springs Road.
Live music will be provided by two local residents Rocky Worsham and Anita Cox, plus Joe Duhr. Collectively, they are The Classics.
Break out your best period duds and dress for the 50s-60s theme. The best dressed will win a prize.
There will also be a prize for the Hula-Hoop contest and refreshments will be available. There is no cover charge.
• Birds will be the topic of discussion for the Saturday Bird Walk.
Audubon member Darlene Feener will conduct the event scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Mountain Falls. Anyone who wants to join in is welcome and binoculars will be available for use during the field trip. The group will meet at the Mountain Falls Grill Room.
• There’s a craft show and sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Artesia clubhouse, 6601 Fox Ave.
The Artistic Divas crafting group and a host of other artisans will offer hand-made, one-of-a-kind items with proceeds going to the local ARES/RACES organization which showcases the efforts of Ham radio operators.
• Relay for Life isn’t far off. The event, scheduled for May, raises money to support cancer research.
As a fundraiser, the Relay for Life committee will hold a “Mr. & Ms. Relay Contest,” where cross-dressing is not only allowed, it’s protocol for the comedy-filled event. All the action will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Sanders Winery, 3780 Kellogg Road.
The contestants will be judged on attire, talent and knowledge about the relay and the American Cancer Society.
Admission is free and contestants will compete for donations. There will be a free wine tasting and a cash bar.
Doors open at noon.
• Another fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. March 17 at Who’s Dunes, this one will benefit Debbie “Buckles” Manthe who has breast cancer.
The event will be a potluck and attendees are asked to bring a favorite dessert. The meal will begin at 2 p.m.
Live music will be provided by Dean West and the Smokin’ Gun Band. A live auction of items donated by area businesses is also on tap. Sherry said they will auction TVs, ice chests, wine coolers and four rounds of golf at Mountain Falls among other items.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. All proceeds will benefit Manthe.
• Coming up March 22 will be a unique experience at Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center in Death Valley. The national park will host a free “Music-in-the-Round” event featuring local musicians. The event will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the format will allow musicians to have a jam session as well as perform ndividually.
Names you may recognize are Craig Hill from Death Valley Academy and Off 160 Coffee House, Yestyn Griffith and Derik Jordan, also from Off 160, Nancy Good, artist and musician and others.