Lahontan Republican Women fundraiser
A special bunco party to raise scholarship funds is April 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 507 Churchill St.
The fundraiser is open to the community. Tickets may be obtained from members for $10. For reservations/information, call Darlene at 775-428-1649.
A tree is being planted and plaque unveiling in memory of Judy Vasconcelos on April 30, 9 a.m., at the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department’s dog park at the Liberty Pond park on Schurz Highway across from the fairgrounds.
Judy was a friend to parks and recreation and its devoted dog obedience instructor the past six years. Anyone who has taken her class is invited to attend.
Eagle ATV Riders
The ATV Riders meeting is May 7 at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall 7977 Reno Highway.
The meeting is for ATV/side x side enthusiasts to discuss upcoming rides as well as camp-outs barbecues and other rides planned in 2013. You do not have to be an Eagles member to attend.
National Day of Prayer
A National Day of Prayer in Fallon is May 2 at the Fallon Convention Center. Music begins at 11:45 a.m., prayer and presentations noon-1 p.m., followed by music, fellowship and prayer from 1-3 p.m.
This is a non-denominational event that is held during the lunch hour so people can attend on a work day.
Standing Through the Rain
Standing Through the Rain Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will start writing classes May 3 from 2-4 p.m. in Fallon.
The class will focus on exploring and identifying your life story. Topics of struggle — domestic violence, abuse and poverty will be emphasized. Empowerment of women will be stressed. No writing experience is necessary.
For information, call Denise at 775-423-7974.
Grad Night rummage sale
Rummage sale May 4, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Louie’s Home Center parking lot. Donated items are needed to sell.
Please contact Dana Barton at 775-423-8814 if you have items you can donate or can work a couple hours or so that day.
The second annual Mother’s Day Extravaganza is May 9, 5-9 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.
Vendors will be available to help you to find gifts for the special “mothers” in your life. Donations will be accepted for those interested in giving to the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, a foundation that helps support finding cures for cancers that effect women, and programs committed to ending domestic violence.
Anyone who would like to be a vendor or needs information may call Crystal at 775-427-0492.
Lyon County Republicans
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Smith Library, 22 Day Lane, Smith.
The public is invited to attend and learn about grassroots politics and meet Republican officials.
For information, call Peggy at 575-4058.
Show & Shine
The Lyon County Republicans will sponsor their first Show & Shine on May 18 on the baseball field at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs. Registration is 8-10 a.m. with peer judging 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and an awards ceremony to follow.
The entry fee is $30. Trophies will be given for each class plus many special categories. Raffles will be held all day and concessions available through the Silver Stage Nighthawk Booster Club. For information, call Cliff at 775-230-0583.
Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store
The Fallon Humboldt Shredders, 290 S. Maine St. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
April 15-27 sales — all books 10 for $1; women’s clothing, dishes 50 percent off. April 29-May 11 — all books 10 for $1; women’s pants 2 for $1; men’s pants, swimwear and dishes 50 percent off.
Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.
To make donations or to schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140. Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.
Community Service Thrift Shop
Community Service, 169 E. Center St. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.
April is our 26th anniversary of volunteering and assisting community members by recycling donations and also providing scholarships for college.
We receive requests for assistance and help with written referrals from county Social Services. Please leave donations of clean, resalable items during store hours. We do not accept beds, bicycles or large appliances due to lack of available space.
Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the main entrance of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
You can find gifts for the whole family. The Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit BCCH and other community events.
Call 775-867-7104 for information.
Stuf’n Such Thrift Store
The Prom Closet at Stuf ‘n Such “The Store” has prom night apparel through April 26, 99 S. Nevada St. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday). Donations accepted.
A dress or tux/suit is free by showing your current school ID card and be with a parent/guardian when you visit.
Stuf ‘n Such The Thrift Store is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary. The non-profit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events.
Thrifty Finds is a nonprofit store supporting Churchill County youth, 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste. 60A. Enter through Louie’s Dollar Plus.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Donations are accepted on the east side of the building during regular business hours.
Out of Egypt
Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fallon Church of the Nazarene, 121 S. Allen Rd.
Donations are welcome during open hours. Please only provide clean and usable items.
The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., serves Friday night dinners open to the public.
On the first Friday each month the Sons of the American Legion has a fish fry. The second Friday is Bubba Burgers and all the fixings. The third Friday dinners have been cancelled until further notice. The fourth and fifth Fridays are steak dinners.
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Street tacos, $1 each or four for $3, are served on Thursdays. On the fourth Thursday each month prime rib sandwiches and fixings are served.
Open to the public. We ask for a $5 donation.
Breakfast is served the second Sunday each month 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.
Lahontan Garden Club
The Lahontan Garden Club meets the third Monday each month January through October at 1 p.m.
The Garden Club discusses the challenges of growing vegetables and flowers in our local area. All residents are invited to share ideas and information about gardening.
For information, call Ann at 775-428-2010.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets every Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St.
Mainstream and plus tips called by Dennis Mastin of Winnemucca. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.
Marine Corps League
The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the second Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.
The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.
Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for information.
The Young Marines is looking for prospective members and for a home base of operation in Fallon.
This is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through the completion of high school.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Don’t miss the “Omelet in a Bag Breakfast” the third Saturday each month, 7:30-10 a.m., at the VFW, 405 S. Maine St.
Build your own omelet with hash browns, biscuits and gravy and juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10.
For information, call 775-423-4606.
Churchill County Library
Language-learning online is possible with a library card at the library, 553 S. Maine St.
Rocket Languages delivers online tutorials to your home. Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, and English for Spanish and Japanese speakers are available.
Call 775-423-7581 for information.
Churchill County Museum
Churchill County Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 1050 S. Maine St. Spring hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
Call 775-423-3677 for information.
Logos Christian Academy registration
Logos Christian Academy is accepting applications for students grades K-8 for 2013-2014 .
For information, call the school at 775-428-1825 or visit our www.logosfallon.com.
Churchill County Parks and Recreation (CARE) after-school program is available for children ages 6-12. Each day includes homework, snack, fun and games as well as arts and crafts. The children also swim three days a week at the indoor pool.
Costs are $30 per week or $10 a day for drop-ins. Discounts are available for multiple children and monthly reservations.
For information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 775-423-7733 or follow on Twitter @ChurchillCoPR.
Domestic Violence Support Group
To listen or share, Domestic Violence Support Group meetings are each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Please call us at 775-423-1313 for meeting location.
Violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while. Important steps to help yourself or someone you know in preventing, or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs and by receiving support.
Free childcare is provided.
Domestic violence confidential crisis hotline may be reached at 775-427-1500.
Storytime at the library
Churchill County Library Storytime is each Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m., in the library.
In addition to enjoying a story, children can look at books and magazines or work a puzzle.
Serendipity Corner Bookstore
Churchill County Friends of the Library invites you to browse the used books at the Serendipity Corner Bookstore, 507 S. Maine St.
Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fallon Writer’s Group
The Fallon Writer’s Group meets the second and fourth Monday each month. Meetings start 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.
This informal group is for anyone who enjoys all genre of writing and an opportunity to share your personal style of writing.
Call Mary Meckler at 775-217-0327 for information.
The Good Fellas meet Monday-Friday 2-3 p.m. The Saturday meeting is at 10 a.m.
For information, contact Carol at 775-427-4546 or James at 775-427-3727. The 24-hour help line is 888-850-2205. Visit www.sierrasagena.org for a state schedule of NA meetings.
‘Celebrate Us’ art project
Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre — showcase your work in the “Celebrate Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and the county.
Register to become a featured artist in the “Celebrate Us” project, an on-going program.
For information, call Barbara at 775-423-3677.
Masons of Fallon
The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge #26 meet the first Thursday each month, 7 p.m., 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.
Sojourning Masons are invited to join us. For information call 775-423-6819.
Fallon Tea Party meetings
The Fallon Tea Party meets the first and third Thursday each month at the library annex, 7 p.m., South Maine and Fairview (behind the bookstore).
Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St., is the second and fourth Wednesday each month, 6-10 p.m., for games, paper cards, hot ball, progressive blackout.
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 507 Churchill Street, holds Sunday Service at 10 a.m. with a fellowship hour and refreshments following.
Episcopal Church Women meet Wednesday morning at 10 a.m, and Wednesday night services are at 7 p.m.
There is a class on Discipleship following the church service.
Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meetings are held the second Tuesday each month, 1 p.m., at the Ag Extension Office.
Call Ron Dunham at 775-423-1117.
Fallon Elks Lodge
Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93. W. Center St., serves dinner on the first and third Friday of each month. The first Friday features a fish fry, and the third Friday night dinner varies.
Dinners start at 6 p.m. and cost $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 12.
Breakfasts — Breakfast is served on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10 a.m.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. The Elks hall and catering are available for renting.
For information, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Gwen at 775-423-9144.
The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets 10 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship.
If you are the mother of a child up to 5 years and in need of a break, please call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child care is provided on the premises.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly with a fun group each Friday at 9 a.m., Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.
Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $28.
For information, call Ann at 775-423-2546 or Jo at 775-867-3244.
Spiritual Health Class
Join in on our spiritual health class! This is a nondenominational basic Bible study program. If you are confused about a lot of things in the Bible, this will help to get rid of what appear to be contradictions.
Classes are at 10:30 a.m. every other Saturday and every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Standing Through The Rain Foundation, 190 E. Center St., across from the Koshinkan Martial Arts School.
Call 775-423-7974 for information.
ESL In-Home program
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that provides English tutoring at no cost through the help of volunteer tutors.
The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada would like to encourage people living in Fallon, Churchill County who are able to dedicate one to two hours of their weekly schedule to become a volunteer tutor. You have the power to make a difference in your community by helping others solve the language barrier.
For information, call 775-888-2021 or 775-246-8765 or visit our website: www.eslinhome.org.
Fernley Republican Women
The FRW collects funds and care-item donations for our adopted soldiers, non-perishable food for the Fernley Food Bank and donations for our “Wreaths 4 Warriors” fundraiser.
For information, contact Anita Trone at (775) 575-7810, Cindy O’Toole at (775) 835-8315 or visit fernleyrepublican women.com.
There are many adults living in Fallon who would like to learn to speak, read, write and understand English.
The ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada exists in five counties including Churchill. We need tutors living in Fallon to teach these adults.
We are a volunteer service organization operating on a no-cost-to-student basis, teaching one-on-one. If you are willing to make a difference in your community and help solve the language barrier, please call Donna at 775-246-8765 or 775-888-2021.
We train and provide instructional materials at no charge. Training at your convenience takes one hour. We will match you with an adult near you who is anxious to learn.
Child support enforcement
Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order to include medical support. Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St., or visit www.churchillcounty.org and follow the links to the District Attorney’s Child Support Division.
For information, contact Churchill County District Attorney, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Elks Lodge at 93 W. Center St. has karaoke every Friday at 6 p.m.
The Community Health Nurse’s office has flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years old who do not have insurance coverage for immunizations and those children who are enrolled in the Medicaid or Nevada Check Up programs.
To make an appointment, please call the Community Health Nurse’s office at 775-423-4434.