Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School hosts Night of Artistry

A Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School student works a pottery wheel.

A Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School student works a pottery wheel.

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School hosted their second annual “Night of Artistry” 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s cafe and gym. The event is an invitation to PWL Panthers, their families, and residents to visit the campus and see first-hand the efforts of students enrolled in various elective courses offered at the school.

Admission is free.

The evening includes interactive displays by students enrolled in design and modeling, games and puzzles, outdoor science, and robotics. Students enrolled in art, ceramics, computer science, and green architecture will offer a number of original creations for sale. World Drums had a special performance from 5:30-6 p.m.

PWL’s Food and Nutrition classes was been busy cooking up an optional $5 plate that includes two Hors D’oeuvres, a cookie, and a drink, all made and served by students. Although presale orders have already been submitted, a limited number of first come, first served small plates was available.

All proceeds from the event will help fund PWL’s elective programs.

Night of Artistry was drummed up last year by a committee of PWL staff members as a way to “showcase, demonstrate, and sell the incredible work done by our students’ in their respective elective classes,” said organizers. “… Elective courses are what we know inspire kids and allow them to explore different skills, find their passions, and home in on those interests.”

The event is a celebration of student effort and creativity, as well as an opportunity to “…show off these wonderful classes, their products, and the students’ joy and pride in what they are doing.”

The school is located at 701 Long Valley Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Call the school at 775-265-6100 with questions or for more information.

Elks Scholarship fundraiser

The Tahoe-Douglas Elks host a Country Line Dance night on Jan. 28; proceeds will support the organization’s scholarship fund.

The Country Line Dance event takes place at the lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Burgers and fries will be available from 4-6 p.m. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and features JJ Christy from KBUL-FM as DJ and musical host. Dance lessons will be offered the first hour.

This event is open to those age 21 and above. Entry is a $5 donation at the door, and 2 tickets for the 2023 “Night in the Country” music festival will be raffled off at the end of the evening.

RSVP online for this dance event at the Tahoe-Douglas Elks’ website:

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