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Maverick closing, only one place has live music

Several rather interesting and unusual events are happening this weekend. Two restaurants, El Vaquero and Tony Larson’s restaurant at the Maverick will close as well as the Maverick Dance Hall &Saloon.

El Vaquero owner Craig Smith opted not to comment on closing the Mexican-American restaurant on Frontage Road, but did say his last day of business would be Sunday, Nov. 30. Tony Larson will close his restaurant at 340 E. Mesquite today.

Although Maverick owner Jan Jensen said she is closing the Maverick Sunday, Nov. 30, her staff is planning to party down.

The Maverick will host a potluck party beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 30, “for all our friends and customers over the years,” Jensen said. Although patrons can bring dishes to share, Jensen said it isn’t necessary. “We just want them to come and have a good time.”

Jensen said she has a few irons in the fire for the building and other news she said “will have to wait until everything is in place” before she will make a few announcements.

Something else unusual is going on at The HUBB. This will be the second year the bar has hosted an outdoor vendor’s fair called “Shop in the Park.” Co-owner Erin Hubbell said, “It’s an alternative Black Friday shopping experience. The vendors have an array of new, handmade arts-crafts, local businesses and artists. We have room for more vendors.” The event begins at 10 a.m., Nov. 28 – 30.

The HUBB is also the only place in town with live music this weekend. Countyline Rides Again will play at 7 p.m. and The Three Amigos will jam from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

There will also be a classic car show on the property Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.

Although there is no live music at the Pahrump Nugget, the decorating party and lighting of the Christmas tree will take place in its parking lot. (See story on A11.)

Though the deadline to get signed up for the seniors’ bus trip to Laughlin was Wednesday, Senior Center Transportation Manager Don McIntosh said there are about 20 tickets left.

The trip leaves Dec.1 at 9:30 a.m. from Draft Picks parking lot and won’t return until Dec. 4. Stops include Boulder City for lunch on the way to Laughlin and Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas on the way back.

Other perks are special prize patrols for gamblers at the Edgewater in Laughlin, a complimentary buffet, and a free, two-day $10,000 bingo extravaganza, plus coupons for coffee and pastries.

The cost is $90 per person for double occupancy and $120 for single occupancy.

McIntosh is taking reservations on his cell phone over the holiday weekend at 775-253-5771.

Tickets are on sale for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Festival of Trees Gala dinner and auction to be held Dec. 5 at Mountain Falls. The event, which includes dinner, begins with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call 702-938-3910 for reservations.

Tickets are also on sale for the Nevada Silver Tappers Christmas Show set for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Saddle West Hotel &Casino.

The cost is a $10 donation and tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce and Sunflower Fashions.

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