Saturday’s events in Fallon are as plentiful as the different flowers growing in one of the city’s parks.
To borrow the cliché, there is something for everyone.
With the weatherman calling for a pleasant day with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s, the annual Bark in the Park, one of the major fundraisers for the Churchill Animal Protection Society, kicks off the day’s activities. Because of he major work being done at Oats Park, this year’s Bark in the Park takes place at the fairgrounds.
While many runners and walkers have pre-registered for the 5k walk/run, late registrants may sign up between 7:30-8:45 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. with winners recognized afterward.
The Bark in the Park activities run from 10 a.m-2 p.m. and feature a wide array of vendors catering to the four-footed population of the Lahontan Valley. Naval Air Station Fallon will also present a K-9 demonstration.
Meanwhile, the Churchill County Museum is hosting a workshop presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship Program from 9 a.m.-noon. The program will highlight some of Nevada’s World War II resources from an archaeological perspective. Millions of men and women joined the armed forces during World War II, moving to huge, newly constructed and rapidly expanded military bases for training.
Present-day NAS Fallon, which is home to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, sprung up during that time as did other naval airfields that were located inland and way from the Pacific Ocean.
The arts and entertainment scene has jammed the calendar for Saturday, topped by Fallon’s annual Dancing with the Stars that features 10 celebrity dancers — five females and five males — who are teamed with a high-school partner from the Fallon Swing Team. This year’s females celebrity dancers include Emily Alexander, Peg Buckner, Yvonne Mori, Terri Mulder and Sandra Trotter, while the males are Michael Hewitt, Shawn Purrell, Craig Schank, Ben Trotter and Zip Upham
DWTS begins at 7 p.m. at the Churchill County High School gym, and tickets can be purchased at CCHS, Churchill County Middle School, Robertson & Koenig Optometry, The Electric Chairs Salon, and Jeff’s Copy Express.
Two art shows are throwing their doors open to the community on Saturday.
The Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studios at 203 S. Maine St., is featuring a program with a Hawaiian theme.
Artist Terri Woodhams has been fascinated by the beauty and power of the ancient Hawaiian language of Hula, while photographer Haunani Dudoit-Kary captures both the beauty and fragility of nature of the islands. A reception is slated from 6-10 p.m.
Western Nevada College Fallon kicks off its annual student art show, which ends on May 17. A barbecue will be held from 3-5 p.m. At the college, and the public is invited to see the work of the college’s talented students and to enjoy refreshments.
A prose reading at the Art Center featuring author Tupelo Hassman, however, was cancelled Wednesday because of a family emergency. The Churchill Arts Council does not know if the talk will be rescheduled.
Some of the other events occurring on Saturday include a Grad Nite rummage sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Louie’s Dollar Plus parking lot on the west side. All proceeds will benefit a safe and drug free Grad Nite. Highland Village at 550 N. Sherman St., also has a giant rummage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kaia F.I.T. Is having a Ladies’ Night shopping extravaganza at the Daily Grind from 4-8 p.m. Makeovers-martinis and glamour shots are $30 with proceeds going to Relay for Life. Vendor space is available by calling 775-423-8679.