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Theater, dance show, Casino Night on the way

Community Players of Nevada County’s dinner theater fund-raiser, “Pontius Pilate’s Birthday Party,” will be presented Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 in Grass Valley.

In the mystery, Pontius Pilate disappears when banished to the city of Lugdunum. Authors Mark Lyon and Ken Harris have devised a plot in which someone murders Pilate at his own birthday party. It is up to the audience and a brilliant slave to figure out who killed Pilate.

Audience members will have appetizers and drinks with the cast at 6 p.m. each performance night. The play starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Pilate will open his gifts and then flee after dinner, leaving all the guests to solve the mystery before dessert.



Admission is $30. Call Ken Harris at 273-7201 or visit Odyssey Books or the Book Seller for tickets.

The fund-raiser will be at the I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Building at 113 S. Church St.




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Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance Department’s third annual “A Student Choreography Showcase” will be at the Don Baggett Theatre Feb. 6 and 7.

All numbers are choreographed by students and performed by advanced and intermediate dance students. Choreographers are seniors Jesse Beck, Katie Bruce, Misty Cameron, Sarah Metroka and Leah Robinson; juniors Katie Creighton, Jordan Isadore, Danielle Massaglia and Sienna Powell; and sophomore Sierrah Dietz.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 11761 Ridge Road in Grass Valley.

Admission is $5 for all seats. Advance tickets are at Odyssey Books and, from 10:40 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Nevada Union High School student store.

The Don Baggett Theatre box office will open an hour before showtime.

For more information, call the school dance department at 273-4431, extension 278.

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Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grass Valley, the 13th annual Casino Night Feb. 7 will benefit the Lutz Adult Care Center, Sierra College Robotics Observatory, Lyman Gilmore Adopt-A-School program, Rotary Youth Exchange program and college scholarships for area high school seniors.

No-host cocktails will be at 6:30 p.m. and games run from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Main Exhibit Building on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Hors d’oeuvres, dance music by Kurtis Bershaw, a raffle, silent auction and door prizes will also be included.

The silent auction includes a 2004 Nevada County Fair Family Package, barbecue for 50 meals and an autographed Kings’ jersey.

Admission is $20 and includes $2,500 in play money for Black Jack and Craps.

Tickets are available by calling Casino Night chair Kathy Egenes at 272-3073 or at the door.


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