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Pre-register for photography workshop, USO show benefits veterans

Residents will get a break from the flurry of activities this weekend with only one major event. However, if you are a photographer or ever wanted to learn how to shoot good pictures, you’ll need to pre-register for an event scheduled for next Saturday.

Now is your chance to participate in the Nature through the Lens program at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 23.

You will learn about photography basics, types of nature photography and have time to practice what you learn. All you need is the passion to learn more and a personal camera;,phone, point and shoot and DSLR are all welcomed.

Participants will meet at Point of Rocks boardwalk. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Winston at jwinston@ndow.org.

The event for this weekend is the USO Show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Saddle West Showroom.

Organized by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, this show will be the second. The performances will feature music from the Vietnam War era of 50 years ago, and singing and dancing acts.

Honored guests will be veterans and active service personnel. Tickets are $15 and if you can get them in advance, it’s a good idea. Last year’s even sold out. Proceeds benefit the veterans’ food bank.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Saitta Trudeau, the Chamber of Commerce, Pahrump Party Store or the VFW on Homestead Road.

For more information or tickets contact Linda Wright at 775-513-4830.

Ms. Senior Nye County will host an Autumn Tea and Fashion Show Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Desert Greens Clubhouse, at Wilson and Lola roads.

The luncheon will include appetizers, finger sandwiches, desserts, coffee, tea and more.

Tickets are $10 per person. Call Teri at 764-0006 or Jo-Ann at 751-0215 for more information.

Symphony Animal Foundation is raising money this weekend with a sale in the Sniffany’s Gift and Thrift at the corner of Gamebird Road and Pahrump Valley Boulevard. Founder Laraine Harper said there are some great deals, unique gift ideas and free hot dogs.The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday.

Coming up next weekend is the 15th annual Inter-tribal Social Powwow. The event, featuring craft vendors, music, food and raffles, will be Nov. 22-24 at Petrack Park.

Christmas the Cowboy Way will benefit from a Pearl Harbor Day craft show set for Dec. 7 at the Maverick Saloon &Dance Hall. Right now, the event is leasing vendor booth space. Organizer Nadine, said the spaces rent for $20 each and measure the width of two parking spaces in the lot. Call 727-0658 for more information.

The event will feature a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the event. The cost will be $1.50 per plate.

Ken “Cowboy” Pyle started Christmas the Cowboy Way three years ago to aid with food and toys for less fortunate kids and their families at a party held at the Maverick each year.

The Pahrump Arts Council is getting the jump on an event planned for April 19 of next year.

Loretta Lindell is the volunteer coordinator and has put out a call for members to step up and handle publicity, ticket sales, decorations, greeters, photography and the designing of gift baskets.

The event will a fundraiser called “Come to the Cabaret” with a Las Vegas-style dinner and a show hosted by Dondino, a well-known entertainer in Las Vegas and founder of the Read-to-Me Foundation. He will bring singers, dancers and other entertainment for the fundraiser.

Contact Lindell at parumpartskeeper@gmail.com or leave a message at 751-6776.

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.”