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Divas on a Dime: How to beat the heat with ice pop treats

There are few things more refreshing on a hot summer’s day than cooling down with a flavorful ice pop. But before you dash to the grocery store, consider making ice pops at home. Store bought pops are often chockablock full of sugar, artificial flavoring and dyes. How else can you get those neon colors not found in nature? While it’s fun for the kiddies to stick out their electric blue tongues, we can make better-for-you pops they will love.

List: July 4 activities in the Pahrump region

Here is a look at Fourth of July activities in the region: Pahrump’s Independence Day parade is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 4 at the Calvada Eye, off of South Highway 160 and encircling the Nye County Board of Commissioners’ complex along Walt Williams Drive. A $5 pancake and sausage breakfast, from VFW Post 10054, is planned from 6 to 7 a.m. July Fourth at the Calvada Eye on the grass, Linda Wright, the lead organizer of the parade, said in a recent interview. She has said that organizers are looking for additional parade participants. Today, July 3, is the deadline to sign up to take part in the parade. The entry fee is $25. Wright can be reached at 775-419-7857.

Time traveling at the Amargosa Opera House

Gypsy Time Traveler Christy Horne is taking center stage at the Amargosa Opera House every weekend in November, regaling audiences with a sword-swinging, hoop-slinging evening of good old-fashioned entertainment.

Divas on a Dime: The little pancakes that deliver big flavor

What is a Dutch Baby Pancake? Dutch baby is a light, eggy pancake with delicious buttery-crusty edges that’s usually baked in the oven in a cast-iron skillet. It’s also called German Pancake, Bismarck, or Dutch Puff, but this is actually an American invention. Like a popover or Yorkshire pudding, it’s made with a simple batter and they’re great any time of the day, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or as a dessert.

Divas on a Dime: How to make delightfully dreadful deviled eggs

If you’re looking for a cool Halloween treat, here’s a wickedly delicious idea. Take deviled eggs and dress them up for Halloween. Ours is going to be dressed as Monster Eggs. After the candy and sweets your guests will appreciate some real food, and this fits the bill.

‘Monster Mash’ returning to Pahrump Senior Center

The Pahrump Senior Center is holding its annual Monster Mash party at its 1370 W. Basin Ave. location from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday.

Teatro El Grande celebrates Halloween, plans Pahrump debut

Teatro El Grande returns to Tecopa this weekend with a celebration of Halloween in “Flames of Our Ancestors,” an all-new show debuting Friday, Oct. 26.

Beatty Days set to begin ‘18 run in rural Nevada

The 2018 edition of Beatty Days kicks off at noon on Friday, Oct. 26 and continues through Sunday, October 28. Other than the parade, events are held in Cottonwood Park.