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Lorrie Morgan & Tony Orlando Headline, Christmas Craft On Sale, "Rhythm And Flair' Begins, 10th Semi-Annual 'Gamble & Scramble', Roping Finals Coming Up, Speakers Program Honors Veterans, Uncle Joes Opens, Dancing & Karaoke Club, More...

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Talented singer and songwriter Lorrie Morgan will be performing in the Flamingo Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $19.95 and $24.95 plus tax, call 1-800-435-8469.

For this special evening, the audience will see the Grand Ole Opry member perform the hits that have earned her multi platinum and gold albums, including one double platinum album. For one night only, Morgan will sing her hits that include "Color Of Rose," "Something In Red" and "War Paint."

This season the Flamingo will provide holiday cheer when Tony Orlando performs his "Christmas In Concert" show in the ballroom for a special two-night engagement on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Orlando will present his classics "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Tree," "Knock Three Times" and "Sweet Gypsy Rose," along with Christmas favorites.

Orlando, who is known for his exhilarating energy, has conquered every facet of show business from recording five number one hits and having a popular television variety series, to making movies and playing on Broadway. Tickets for the Orland's concert are $19.95 and $24.95.

The Colorado Belle will host a Fall Craft Show filled with handcrafts created by employees of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater Hotel Casinos on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the property's "D" Deck. The event will feature a variety of interesting holiday craft items.

Many of the employees sell their work at other shows as well. The show typically features great buys on Christmas ornaments, wreaths and decorations, as well as clay sculptures, dolls and doll clothes, jewelry, quilts, pillows, candles, wall hangings and knitted and crocheted items.

The new show at Harrah's produced by Q Productions of Las Vegas offers a mini-Cirque du Soleil setting and features former Cirque performers. The show is presented in the Fiesta Showroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.95, call 1-800-447-8700.

The headliner in the show is a specialty act. Los Huincas Gauchos are two guys from Argentina who have an act that is a blend of Ringling Brothers meets the Marx Brothers. Other acts include an aerial routine called "Flying Silk" performed by Russian acrobat Sergei Ryzhov, Mexican gymnast Adam Vazquez, and seven dancers.

Don Laughlin's Riverside will hold its 10th Semi-Annual "Gamble & Scramble," Dec. 4-6, and the prize for a hole-in-one will be $10,000 in cash. The $279 entry fee includes a three-night stay, Sunday-Tuesday, a welcome reception on Dec. 4, green fees and a cart at the Mohave Resort Golf Course, transportation to and from the course, a team comparison report and an awards banquet on Dec. 6.

Teams will be drawn randomly with one player from each handicap division. To sign up, call 1-888-733-5946 and ask for your "Gamble & Scramble" package.

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The Colorado Belle's Boot Camp Slot Tournament will be held Nov. 11-13 and the battle will be for the first place prize of $10,000. At the completion of the tournament, a total of $49,900 in prize money (based on 150 entrants) will be paid through the 90th place. The tournament's $350 entry fee includes two days of competition, three nights' accommodations, a welcome cocktail reception, $60 in Comp Dollars on your One Club account, a commemorative gift, an awards banquet, and double points on play during your Nov. 11-13 visit. To enter, call 877-480-2747 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The United States Team Roping Championship, Inc. will hold its year-end finals with top team ropers from throughout the West competing each day from Nov. 16-19. The event is free to watch, call 505-899-1870 for more information.

Vietnam War veteran Ray Hernandez, who was awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star, will be the featured speaker at the American Veterans Program at the Ramada Express on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. Hernandez will talk about the "lighter side of Vietnam" at this free program that is open to the public.

Hernandez was awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star for heroic achievement and gallantry in action. While he saw the serious elements of war, he will relate the lighter stories - like the time the company ordered cases of ammunition and got cases of beer delivered instead.

Roger Terry, who entered the Air Force in 1942 and trained as a flight instructor at Tuskegee Air Field, will be the featured speaker on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. After graduating from UCLA, Terry received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant. He joined the 477th Bomb Group, the 617th Squadron, and then the 477th Composite Group.

Long before our civil rights movement, Terry entered the officer's club. He was arrested, court martialed, convicted and sentenced for this offence. Fifty years after the fact, this Life Member of the UCLA Letterman's Club, Los Angeles Airport Area Committee Vice-Chair, and a Director of the Canterbury Foundation, who spent 35 years in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Country Probation Department, was officially exonerated by the United States Air Force.

Joe Kent, also known as "Uncle Joe," has opened his own place, Uncle Joe's House of Barbecue, after being a line cook and chef at the Golden Nugget in Laughlin for 14 years. His restaurant is located near Harrah's at 2850 Casino Drive. He will soon be starting weekly specials and fish fires on Saturday nights. For the holiday season from right before Thanksgiving through Dec. 23, he'll be offering homemade pie. For information, call 702-298-3866.

At the Riverside's Dance Club, Kim Costello is teaching all forms of line dancing for free on Tuesdays from 5 - 7 p.m. and on Thursdays from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Country music with line dancing is offered from 6 - 9 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays. For a change of pace, a Tea Dance takes place on Sundays from 2-5 p.m.

Karaoke with Earthbound happens on Sundays from 8 to midnight and on Tuesdays from 7 to midnight with prizes. There's no cover except on holidays and special events.

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