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f Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, May'8, 1997 15 May blooms at Red Rock Canyon The Bureau of Land Management offers monthly pro- grams at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The programs are free of charge, however, reservations are re- quired Friday, Saturday,and Sunday, May 2-4--"Knee-Deep in Wildflowers" is an exploration of the wildflowers of Pine Creek Canyon on an easy to moderate three-mile hike. Saturday, May 3 - "Roadside Wildflowers" is a car tour exploring the variety of wildflowers in the Red Rock Area. Sunday, May 4-- "Getting to Know Red Rock Canyon" is a orientation to the area on an easy one mile stroll. Saturday, May 10 - "Hike Leader's Choice" is a three to five mile moderate to strenuous hike for those looking for adventure. Hiking boots and rock scrambling experience required. Saturday, May 10 -: "Pine Creek Wildflowers" explores the variety and uses of a number of#ants seen in this favorite canyon on an easy to moderate three-mile stroll. Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11 - "Map and Compass" is a special program for children to help them learn how to read a map and compass. Sunday, May 11-"Man, ifs Hot !" investigates how plants, wildlife, and humans have adapted to the desert on an easy one-mile stroll. Sunday, May I l-"Introducfion to Hiking and Backpack- ing" is a presentation of the overview of the basics of hiking and backpacking stressing light weight. Friday and Sunday, May 16 and 18 -"Desert Kitchen/ Desert Pharmacy" discusses the plants used for food and medicine by early peoples on an easy two mile walk in Lost Creek and Willow Spring. Saturday, May 17--"Wheeler Springs Ecology Walk" Briefly Noted explores the interrelationships of soil, plants, wildlife, and human influence on an easy but rocky walk in a unique riparian area. Saturday, May 17 --"Scorpions of the Desert" is a presen- tation by UNLV herpetologist Alex Heindl with live speci- mens of the different types of scorpions in the area. Sunday, May 18-Would you like to be a Red Rock Canyon volunteer? This is an orientation to the area and volunteer opportunist. An easy two-mile hike will follow the presentation. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 23-25--"Knee-Deep in Wildflowers" repeats May 2-4 programs. Saturday, May 24 - "Chinle Formation Hike" offers a great view of Red Rock Canyon while investigating some of the plants, wildlife, and geologic features on a moderate three mile hike. Wednesday, May 28 -- "Dusk in the Desert" takes you on an easy one-mile stroll on the Lost Creek trail exploring changes as the sun sets. Friday, May 30-- "Evening with the Stars" is a guided tour of the night sky. Saturday, May 31 - "Bighorn Sheep of Nevada" is a presentation by wildlife biologist Craig Stevenson from the Nevada Division of Wildlife. Saturday, May 31 - "Desert Survival Workshop" dis- cusses what to do if stranded with a disabled vehicle away from the main road in 100 degree heat and other situations. A short walk is included in the program. Reservations are required for all programs. For more information and reservations, call the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center at (702) 363-1921. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. P. V. Seniors Medicare meeting PV Seniors, Inc. is hosting a FREE Medicare Informa- tional Wednesday, May 14, 1997 at 9 a.m. in the Ruud Community Center Hall, Pahmmp. Mrs. P. Waits will be the guest speaker, giving Medicare uixlates and answer- ing questions. The regular monthly meeting will follow. For more information call, (702)727-6960. Beatty Railroad Days BEATTY - Fun, fun, fun and more fun is the byword of the annual Beatty Railroad Days celebration scheduled for June 6-8. Sponsored by the Beatty Museum & Historical Soci- ety, the three-day event will feature a hayless hayride through the town on Friday, June 6, beginning at 4 p.m., followed by a pig roast at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 7, pa- rade entries will organize at 8:30 a.m. at the museum for final judging at 9 a.m. A wagon and/or bike pa- rade is scheduled on Sunday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m. F'trst, sec- ond and third place ribbons will be awarded at the pa- rades. Other activities scheduled Saturday include a pig roast at 5 p.m. at the Sourdough Sa- loon, a box social in the com- munity park at 6 p.m., an out- door theater presentation at 7:30 p.m. at the park and live music and dancing at 9 p.m. at the Sourdough Saloon. Church services are slated for 10a.m. Sunday in thepurk, followed by children games at 1 p.m., the children parade at 2:30p.m. and a 1900-20 period costume and swinsuit show at 3p.m. in the park. Old-time gas engines at the Exchange Club, a model train display and an antique car show are other highlights of Beatty's Railroad Days. An open market fair, but- ton sales, arts and crafts, horse- shoe pitching contests, a Na- tive American lecture and a kangaroocourt ate also sched- uled. Food vendors will be avail- able to wet one's appetite. Fore more information, call (702) 553-2368. PVR W meeting The Pahmmp Valley Re- publican Women meet every second Monday of the month, at the Pahrump Community Center, Hwy 160 at Basin, at noon. This month's speaker will be Pat Foster, Nye County Treasurer. The public is al- ways welcome. This month's meeting on May 12th will be the annual Eleanora White luncheon. The $5 donation for lunch will be used to support the holiday gift baskets, pre- sented to Senior shut-ins at Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. The topic from guest speaker Pat Foster is an extremely important issue to all Pahrump residents. The County's financial condition determines its ability to meet the demands of the growing community. American Legion meeting The American Legioit La- dies' Auxiliary will bold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.,Thursday, May 15,1997. The election of officers will be held. The Ladies Auxiliary State President, Mary Lemond will he a featured guest. Service Forum The Gallery of Home Purnishlngs Hwy 160 South of 372 Wheeler Springs Plaza & Pahrump Station 751-3600 LITTLE TiME NO TkME ? Is your Cleaning or Business Becoming a chore? us at 717.168 -Ask About Our Flat Rates- ,Senior Discounts FREE ESTIMATEE Licensed and Bonded Pahrump HousesitUng Services we provide housesitting seces 751-2159 Chinese Health Balls A perfect gift of well being. 1he Jucknt W bdkrd that (3dnese Hedth labs promote  bobs of body,nd saadty  thc spt Ord today by sendj check oc MoMy Ordcr  $10 with your name/. ,*ldrcss to tlarin Impmts 2167 N. 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