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Live comedy features local talent

Amy Roby

Carson Valley comic and Ranchos resident Kat Simmons headlines the “Dreams Do Come True” show at the Carson Valley Inn’s Shannon Ballroom on Nov. 21.

Since winning the eWomen Network International Talent contest in Dallas last summer, Simmons has been inundated with offers and opportunities to perform at a variety of venues both locally and afar. The upcoming show is a celebration of that success and also a thank-you to the community of fans who have supported her along her 22-year journey as a stand-up comic.

Simmons’ good friend and fellow comic Dave Mencarelli performs the opening act, starting at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased at or in person at the Carson Valley Arts Council, 1572 Highway 395 in Minden. If still available, tickets will be $25 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Turkey shoot Saturday

Carson Valley Golf Course hosts their annual Turkey Shoot starting 10 a.m. Saturday.

Cost of $35 includes golf, a cart, $10 prize find and hot soup at the turn. Season pass holders pay the usual fee plus $12.50. Play is best of 17 holes; shoot your turkey hole off the scorecard. There’s also a Closest to the Pin contest on all par-3 holes. Winners will receive turkeys.

Participants can also bring in three nonperishable food items and receive a free mulligan (limit three mulligans). All food items will benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and donations may be made anytime.

Saturday also kicks off the Holiday Open House weekend at the golf course. Be sure to stop by and get a head start on gift shopping for the golf lover in your life.

Judges needed at Invention Convention – Meneley Elementary hosts its annual Invention Convention on Nov. 19. They are looking for people to judge student projects and interview inventors.

The day begins at 11 a.m. and goes until about 3 p.m. Judges will be trained on the scoring rubric and will also be given a list of interview questions. Lunch is provided.

For information, contact coordinator Cathy Hackler at or secretary Sherree Apocotos at You may also call the school at 265-3154.

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