There’s a comedy show, a fundraiser and a weekend of ‘lasts’

School is starting Monday and the entertainment has lightened a bit giving parents and kids one last weekend to blow out summer vacation.

However, there are still a number of places to go for the rest of us.

• Heath’s Laff Factory booked a last-minute comedy show for Saturday night on the patio at the restaurant located on Frontage Road across from Walmart.

Jimmy Della Valle aka “Brooklyn Buddha” and friends are scheduled to provide a good laugh beginning at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $19 each and the price includes the first drink.

Della Valle is an actor as well as a comedian who grabs the attention of the audience with tales of growing up in a “dysfunctional blue collar home.”

He is a personable guy and a breath of fresh air. Two other comedians will also entertain the audience.

• Healthcare Partners employees are holding a fundraiser for the family of a co-worker.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Alley. The cost is $10 for two games and the price includes shoe rental. Fifty percent of the fees will go to the family of Brittney Miller, who works the front desk of the medical offices on Postal Road.

Miller lost her father suddenly and the family is trying to cover final expenses. Miller’s mother passed away three years ago leaving four daughters ranging in age from 17 to 30.

Raffles are also planned. There will be items donated by the bowling alley plus a pedicure, a haircut, a Romero’s Mexican Restaurant gift certificate and a 50/50 raffle as well.

Bring the kids, Cosmic Bowling begins at 6 p.m.

• This is the last weekend for the Shadow Mountain Community Players’ performance of “Dead to the Last Drop” at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.

The event is a murder mystery dinner theater to benefit Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 and the price includes an Italian dinner.

The play takes place in a combination bookstore and coffee house called “Cafe Caffeine,” where the audience will be led through a convoluted maze of misdirection, misdeeds and malarkey.

Audience participation is encouraged as participants try to discern whodunit with four possible killers and four possible scenarios.

Doors open at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday nights. The play starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the library and at the door.

• Also coming to an end are Movies in the Park. The final showing will be Saturday at dusk.

The show will be “Dark Knight Rises.”

Leave the coolers at home and help Trojan sports by using the concession stand. Do bring chairs or blankets. The event is drug, tobacco and alcohol free.

• The last in the Grow Your Own classes presented by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The topic for the final presentation is “Garden Design & Function.” The cost is $10 and the class will be held in the extension office, 1651 E. Calvada Blvd., at Dandelion Street.

• The Pahrump Arts Council announced last week that it has cancelled the annual Art & Sol event, which was scheduled for Oct. 18 through 20.

Instead, the event will join forces with the High Desert Shorts International Film Festival May 22-24, 2014.

Details are forthcoming.

• Next Saturday, Aug. 31, Golden Casino Group will debut the “new Lakeside” from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a new menu, new craft beer and a new team.

There will be a beer garden with over 10 beers on draft, a barbecue, drink specials, games and prizes, family activities and live music by Lil Elmo and the Cosmos.

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