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Shadow Mountain Players stage whodunit dinner theater

The season for fundraisers is gearing up and by mid-September will be in full swing. The Fall Festival will be later in September.

This weekend and next will be the season’s final performances for the Shadow Mountain Community Players. “Murder Most Fowl” will be staged tonight and tomorrow night, and again Aug. 29 and 30, at New Hope Fellowship on West Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

The play is also a dinner theater production. Tickets are $18.

Although Fall Festival is set for Sept. 25-28 at Petrack Park, carnival and rodeo tickets are already on sale.

Carnival tickets are $21 in advance and will be $30 at the gate.

Tickets are available at Pahrump Party Supply, the Chamber of Commerce, Shadow Mountain Feed and Valley Electric. The deadline for advance tickets is either Sept. 23 or until there are none left.

Rodeo tickets are available at the same location for $10 each and available for Friday, Sept. 26 or Saturday, Sept. 27. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Friday night only, the rodeo will admit one child under 10 free with a paying adult, and those 65 or over can buy one ticket and take a guest free of charge.

The town office will not be selling tickets this year, however, it is the place to get entry forms for arts and crafts entries and parade entries. Vendor application deadline is noon today.

Parade application deadline is Sept. 24. All forms are online at www.pahrumpnv.org.

Those planning on an entry for the Soroptimists Bra Bling fundraiser only have until Sept. 10 to transform the garment into a masterpiece.

The organization will display the creations in various business locations and ask the public to vote for favorites. Later the bling will be auctioned at an event yet to be announced.

Call organizer Jean Johnson at 513-5203 for details and an application. The entry fee is $10 per garment and the funds will be used to help those being treated for breast cancer and breast cancer research.

The weekend of Sept. 13 is going to be busy with a chili cook-off, a line-dance party and a luau — all fundraisers for various organizations.

The VFW is hosting a non-sanctioned chili cook-off to raise funds for building. The entry fee is $5 and the organization will award prizes for the top three winners.

Chili will be sold for a $4 donation. Other activities at the event include, great food, karaoke and live music. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the facility at 4651 Homestead Road. Call the VFW at 727-6072 for more information.

Homeless veterans will benefit from the Ms. Senior Golden Years “Operation Unmentionables” line-dance party set for 7 p.m., Sept. 13 at the Artesia Clubhouse on Fox Avenue. The goal is to provide socks, T-shirts and underwear (including thermal underwear) for the veterans. The admission is free for a donation.

For line dancing, participants don’t need a partner, so the event is open to everyone. Break out the western wear and learn easy routines from “Tom and Brenda.”

There will be door prizes and refreshments will be served. Call Sandy Stell at 775-225-6919 for more information.

A luau is also planned for Sept. 13. Pioneer Territory Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host the event poolside at Wine Ridge RV Resort. The property adjoins the Pahrump Valley Winery.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature a “live” mermaid, pick-a-prize raffles, a silent auction and a pina colada bar.

There willl also be live music and the dinner menu includes Kahlua pork or teriyaki chicken, macaroni, mock poi and ambrosia salad. Tickets are $45 per person. Call 775-513-9514 to reserve a ticket.

CASA is also seeking sponsors for the event.

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