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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.

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