Arts & Entertainment Briefs

Silverwing dates

Silverwing is at the American Legion tonight at 8 p.m. Come early for dinner from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy a great deal for $5 each. Open to the public. American Legion is located at 90 N. Ada St.

On Saturday Silverwing performs in Vinton. Calif., at the Grange Hall. Stop by to enjoy some dinner, dance lessons and dancing. Dinner is at 6 p.m., lessons at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8-p.m.

Eureka Opera House

The Eureka Opera House presents Don Edwards on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. each evening.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adults are $7, seniors $5 and children 15 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For information, call the Eureka Opera House, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 775-237-6006.

Cowboy Troubadour Don Edwards will once again entertain the audience at the historic Eureka Opera House. He has built a legacy with his performances that enriches our vision of the American West. In tales of day-to-day lives and emotions of those who have lived it, his ballads paint a sweeping landscape of both mind and heart, keeping alive the sights, sounds and feelings of this most American contribution to culture and art.

Dayton Valley Days

The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve a booth at the successful hometown festival, Dayton Valley Days.

The festival is scheduled Sept. 15 and 16 in historic Old Town Dayton.

All proceeds from Dayton Valley Days help support the local Boys and Girls Club.

Download a vendor's application online at or call 775-246-4350.

Rock of Ages

It's "Rock of Ages," a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more.

This five-time Tony nominated musical with a star studded motion picture in the works is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

Tickets for the Sept. 14-16 Reno engagement at the Pioneer Center start at $44 and are available by calling 775-686-6600, online at and the Pioneer Center Box Office. Subscriptions for the entire Broadway Comes to Reno 2012-13 season are also on sale by calling 775-686-6609.

Polar Express Train

The Polar Express Train will return to Carson City for 15 dates. The train departs at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23.

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad leaves the Carson City Eastgate Depot and travels nearly 2 miles. Tickets include keepsake silver bell, treats, and a reading of "The Polar Express."

Tickets are $27 for children ages 2-12 and $34 for 13 and older and can be purchased through the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. VIP tickets are available.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at 775-687-7410 or online at http://vttrain.activitytickets. com/activity or www.polar

Gaze the skies

Explore the Night Sky at the WNC Observatory

Free 'Star Parties' Perfect for a Summer Evening

Saturday night Star Parties and free lectures by Mike Thomas and others continue through summer at the Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College in Carson City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and lectures will begin at 8 p.m.

Saturday,: The Story & Images of the Hubble Space Telescope

This presentation by Mike Thomas is the story of the Hubble space telescope and the amazing images it has provided. It is also the story of the scientific discoveries that have come over the 20 years Hubble has been in space. See many Hubble photographs and hear explanations of the objects pictured.

Saturday, Aug. 25: Aliens in the Movies

Hear the story of those creatures from outer space that have thrilled movie fans over the years. This Mike Thomas slideshow lecture includes many images of movie aliens that have become icons of pop culture. This entertaining program will appeal to the whole family.

Saturday, Aug. 25: Open House & Telescope Clinic

View the night sky around us. Visitors are invited to bring their telescopes and ask questions. Observatory volunteers are happy to help.

Information: Mike Thomas: Call 775-857-3033 or email

Truckee haunting

Spirits of days gone by will besummoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee, CA during theadults-only Historical Haunted Tour Oct. 18-19.

The 2012 Historical Haunted Tour produced by Sunshine Tahoe is a fundraiser for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and Trails & Vistas. Sponsorship, ticket sales and raffle revenue offer the two Truckee-based nonprofits operating revenue to continue their missions for the community. For information visit

or call 775-527-4485.

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