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Last show at Sanders and Rotary gives away $10,000

This will definitely be a busy weekend and a stellar opportunity to become involved in a few efforts to give back to the community.

First up, the Johnny Cash Tribute Show will be the final performance in Sanders Family Winery’s Summer Music Series.

The doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting and the show starts at dusk. Remember to pack snacks or a picnic and bring a jacket as the evenings are beginning to get a bit chilly.

Tickets for the show are $15 each and if you want to reserve a table for your party, it’s best to call in advance for reservations.

This will be the third time the tribute show has performed in the courtyard.

It’s time for the Pahrump Rotary Club to give a $10,000 cash prize to some lucky raffle ticket holder. The big event is set for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the amphitheater at Lakeside Casino &RV.

Past events have been staged at Mountain Falls, however the outdoor space will allow room for the band, State of the Art, and more dinner guests. There will be a no-host bar.

There will be a western-themed buffet, dancing and other raffles, prizes and drawings. If you still need tickets, call Dina Williamson-Erdag at 537-1017.

Here is a novel way to give back to the community. Sheri’s Ranch, at the end of Homestead Road, is hosting its annual Halloween costume contest beginning at 8 p.m., Saturday evening.

There are guidelines and you’ll have to call if the costume idea seems outrageous or too risque. It would be a shame to get all dressed up and not have a place to go.

The entry fee is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Pahrump Senior Center.

Homeless students are growing in numbers here and Barb Johnston, of the former Quilts 4 Cancer, is holding a multi-tasking sewing day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NyE Communities Coalition. The effort is to stitch fabric drawstring bags for homeless students which the flyer stated, “Number over 300.”

There will be hand work available for those who don’t sew. Those who have sewing machines or sergers are asked to bring the machines.

The needed fabric can be purchased at Stockert’s Crafts across from the tennis courts on Basin Ave. The fabric is already pre-cut and is on sale for $1.

Other donations of fabric should be at least 18 inches wide or larger. Notions are also welcome.

There will be a Bountiful Baskets food basket awarded as a door prize. There will also be a donation box for socks.

There are two holiday craft shows scheduled this weekend. The Artistic Divas group will have a holiday “Spooktacular” from noon to 5 p.m., Friday and again from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Ruud Community Center. There will be raffles starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, and refreshments will be available.

Randi Case will hold a one-person Halloween show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Off 160 Coffee House, in Beverly Plaza. Handmade items will be on display and for sale.

Open Arms Counseling, 1017 Basin Ave., Suite 3, has stepped up to the community plate and will host a free clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 19 at the office. The event is open to everyone. The business is planning to hold these events every month and needs donations of gently worn, clean items for November’s event. Call 751-0444 for more information.

Another clothing event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20. It’s time again for the Pahrump Valley Republican Women’s Fashion Show set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pahrump Nugget Events Center.

Tickets are $25 per person and the price includes light refreshments. The modeled clothing is up for bids as the ladies, and possibly gentlemen, walk the runway. There will be door prizes and raffles.

The event funds charities and activities such as drug court, Nathan Adelson Hospice, scholarships, Mammovan and other events.

GALLERY: Helen Keller Days raises $2k for local Federation of the Blind Chapter

The 2nd Annual Helen Keller Days took place with members of the Southern Nye County Chapter of the Federation of the Blind coming together with community supporters for an afternoon of fun and excitement, all in the name of fundraising.

Bang for your buck: Where to buy fireworks

Nye County is known for its many fireworks stores that typically peak around the Fourth of July holiday. If you’re looking to stock up on fireworks check out these local retailers:

  • Alamo Fireworks Megastore, 5360 US-95, Amargosa Valley
  • Area 51 Fireworks, 1381 Highway 372
  • Blackjack Fireworks, 1181 S. Highway 160
  • Phantom Fireworks of Pahrump, 921 S. Highway 160, Suite 501
  • Red Apple Fireworks, 3640 S. Highway 160
  • Outlaw Pyro, 2280 W. Betty Ave.
GALLERY: How Pahrump marked Juneteenth

Several members of the community met at the Black Cow’s open-mic session on Wednesday evening, followed by a candlelight vigil at the corner of Highway 160 and Basin Avenue in the Petrack Park parking lot. Hymns and songs of freedom were sung by the group to mark Juneteenth in Pahrump for the fourth year since President Joe Biden signed the nation’s newest holiday into law in 2021.

95-year-old grand marshal shares the secret to his longevity

More than 40 friends and family celebrated Emil Janssen’s 95th birthday on Saturday, June 8 at the Pahrump Senior Center. The co-founder of Pahrump Family Mortuary will serve as grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July parade in Pahrump, and says the secret to his longevity is simple.

Sportsman’s Quest: The Story Teller

The time of hunting and fishing conventions has come to an end and the hunting guides-outfitters have returned home to prepare for another season. I’m left with my head full of new stories and my sides still aching from laughing at the crazy tales and humorous, if sometimes dangerous, adventures we’ve shared at vendor booths, in the hallways, hotel rooms and yes, while sipping a beverage in the local “watering holes.”