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<p>Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Doris Smith's interpretation of a woman of the 1800s at the courthouse.</p>

Special to the Pahrump Valley Times - Doris Smith's interpretation of a woman of the 1800s at the courthouse.

There are a lot of choices this weekend to get you out of the house on some of the warmest days we have left this year. A number of celebrations are happening and Shoshone, Calif is holding the annual Old West Days. More information on the event is on B3.

The Pahrump Arts Council has three new installations in galleries around the valley.

At the library is a group show of artists’ pieces from members of the installation committee. These are the folks who hang most of the shows, and sometimes, they are so busy with other artists’ work, they forget to include their own. The show will be on display until Dec. 20.

The Nye County Courthouse Gallery features a show titled “Eye of the Beholder,” an interpretive exhibit of several artists who have captured the same model, each interpretation is different. The show will hang until Dec. 27.

Paul Freidin is an abstract artist with an exhibit at the Wine Ridge Resort clubhouse. Freidin is accomplished and has been featured both nationally and internationally. His show will be displayed until Jan. 10.

The Spring Mountain Art Guild is hosting a Christmas Art Sale in an outdoor art show at the Pahrump Art Gallery on East Street. The event features original works and art-related crafts which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Cole Reeves is back at the Maverick Saloon &Dance Hall for the months of November and December. There is no cover charge except when he will be joined by dad Jerry Reeves and brother Matt Reeves next weekend. The tickets for that event are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Otherwise, Cole will play Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Pahrump Valley Museum is throwing a party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in celebration of two things. The museum celebrates a 10-year anniversary and the old Pahrump Store, a historical building on the property, has been totally restored and is opening to the public.

Guest speaker Rod Poteete, a retired teacher and coach from Pahrump Valley High School will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local historian and author Robert McCracken will also be there to talk about Pahrump’s early history. Dr. Michael Voegele will be there to answer Yucca Mountain questions.

There is a “name the prospector” contest, free food and drinks, including cake and other festivities.

Get the kids out of the house, too, with a free night of Wii games, karaoke and free food as NyE Communities Coalition and St. Martin’s in the Desert Episcopal Church host a Teen Night.

The event is open to middle school through high school aged students and will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. The gathering is held in NyECC’s “Manse Center” or multi-purpose room.

Finally, there will be a memorial toast at two local bars to honor the passing of Richard “Dickie” Martin who passed away at his home recently. Dickie was a regular visitor to Arnie’s Cocktail Lounge and the former Last Chance Saloon, now Keoki’s Wings n Things.

The two bars will celebrate Dickie’s life with a toast beginning with a gathering of his friends at 4 p.m. today at Arnie’s. The memories will continue with a white wine toast and munchies at Keoki’s. Anyone who would like to remember Dickie is welcome.

Two notable events are coming up, one is a fundraiser and the other a festival.

Symphony’s Animal Foundation will host a fundraiser “Symphony in Motion” progressive dinner run beginning with sign-up at 10 a.m. Nov. 9, at Sanders Family Winery on Kellogg Road.

The event features a seven-course meal, one course at each of the seven restaurants to be visited. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a couple. The total run is 68 miles. The price includes dinner and a T-shirt and tickets are on sale at Sniffany’s Thrift Store at Gamebird Road and Pahrump Valley Boulevard and at Draft Picks, formerly Wulfy’s.

The first Pahrump First Saturday Festival will be Dec. 7 at GEMS BBQ and in the Glen Lerner parking lot. Currently, organizers are seeking vendors for booth space and entertainers. Those interested should call Flora Collier, 702-339-4462.

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