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The To-Do List, June 5-12



Celebrate First Friday at The Hubb Bar &Saloon, which is offering a double bill of music with A.J. Alvarez playing at 7 p.m., and rockin’ three-piece SugarStick taking the stage at 8 p.m. The Hubb is at 3720 W. Bell Vista Ave. Call 775-910-9575 for more information.



Hanging out with nothing planned for Saturday? Travel 140 miles north on U.S. Highway 95 for the June Jump Start. The event is a community-wide yard and bake sale complete with street tacos on the menu. Participants at no charge, are urged to bring tables and set up shop at various businesses and residences, provided they get prior permission. All proceeds and donations from the bake sale will go toward the annual Goldfield Days scheduled for July 31 through Aug. 2. Proceeds from any donated items will benefit the Goldfield Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place along Crook Street. For additional information call Patty at 775-485-9972 or 775-770-4245.



The Pahrump Gunfighters will be performing a free show at Dusty Flats, located at 100 Stagecoach next to the StageStop Casino at 5 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy a trip back to the Old West.



The Moose Lodge will be having a Donation Dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to collect funds to secure water rights to keep them in compliance with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Water Division, and keep them from imposing heavy fines for over-pumping water. The dinner will be chicken fried steak, country gravy, vegetable, salad and a roll. There will also be a bake sale and a raffle with some great prizes.



The Nye County Democratic Party will hold open forum meetings to discuss politics in a positive way every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m., at their office, located at 1231 E. Basin, #12. Everyone is welcome to participate.



Registration for AYSO soccer season for kids 4-18 will be held at the Bob Ruud Community Center at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register online or for those families without home internet, you can go to the Pahrump Community Library from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to register online at www.easyo.org. Print two forms and bring to any registration date with cash or card. For more information go to www.aysoarea1s.com or call 775-513-1929. Additional sign-up days will be June 20 and July 8.



The local VFW Post hosts karaoke every Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. Drive on down to Post 10054 at 4651 Homestead Road and exercise those singing pipes.



The Valley Cruisers of Pahrump will hold their monthly meeting at Andrea’s Café inside Who’s Dunes on Highway 372. Open time starts at 5 p.m., and the meeting is at 6 p.m. A sure topic of discussion will be the planned cruise to Bonnie Springs on Saturday, June 13. Anyone interested in cars is invited to attend.



The odd pairing of English rock band The Cult and rap legends Public Enemy will be sharing the stage at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel &Casino in Las Vegas. Both bands emerged in the mid-1980s, but their styles couldn’t be more diverse. Tickets start at $39.50 and the show starts at 8 p.m. If you’re at the show and see the Times editor, say “hello.”

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California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, August 4 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $14 million.

DIVAS ON A DIME: Spoil dad with gourmet hamburgers at home

With Father’s Day just around the corner, may I suggest giving dear old dad what he really wants, an amazing hamburger. Seriously, who doesn’t love a big, tender, juicy burger? Except for a few vegetarians, every dad I know would agree.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, June 12 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $55 million.

DIVAS ON A DIME: Start grilling season with a twist on burnt ends

Memorial Day weekend fills my heart with gratitude as we honor those who made possible, the freedom we so often take for granted. It’s a weekend of recognition, remembrance, and thanks. For many families, this weekend also signals the official beginning of grilling season. Care to join me in a patriotic foodie-licious happy dance?

DIVAS ON A DIME: Celebrate strawberries and cream with a vintage cake recipe

Each year on May 21st we celebrate a dessert that just squeals Spring! National Strawberries and Cream Day brings together two favorites, fresh ripe strawberries, and homemade whipped cream. While that alone makes a divine dessert, let’s add a mildly sweet, vanilla fragranced, easy to make from scratch cake and we’ve just won at life.

DIVAS ON A DIME: Meet the underrated and versatile baked potato

Remember baked potatoes? I was chatting with friends about food (because what else do I talk about?) and none of us could remember the last time we had stuffed baked potatoes for dinner. We’ve been so busy with our quinoa we forgot about the King of Carbs. Good carbs, naturally.

Make Mother a sandwich that she will never forget

Meet smörgåstårta, your new favorite party recipe. Smörgåstårta (pronounced SMORE-gas-TOR-ta) is simply a beautifully decorated savory sandwich cake. It’s popular when celebrating special occasions in Sweden. To celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the influential women in your life, may I suggest serving a smörgåstårta?

DIVAS ON A DIME: Easy pork carnitas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful and juicy with irresistible caramelized crunchy bits, this pork carnitas is brimming with classic flavors like Mexican oregano, cumin, chili powder and a surprising bright note of citrus. I’m so excited to share this divine recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, March 20 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $31 million.