The Churchill Community Coalition presents Drug Darkness, a free community forum for parents to learn about on new club drugs, on May 22 from 5-9 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.
A presentation will be given at 6 p.m. by Prevention & Education Coordinator Stacy Ward and Commander Mac Venzon of the Reno Police Department. Hot dogs will be free as well as various raffle prizes, including a flat screen TV.
Senior Citizen Ball
The public is invited to the Senior Citizen Ball on May 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Churchill County Senior Center, 310 Court Street. Admission is free.
The CCHS jazz band will play Big Band Era music while members of the CCHS National Honor Society will provide decorations, refreshments and dance partners for those wishing to dance. Individuals and couples of all ages are invited to come listen to the music or dance.
The Lahontan Garden Club non-competitive Iris Show is May 20-24 at the Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St. All Iris growers are invited to display their work, which will be accepted May 20 after 9:30 a.m. at the library and remain on display until 2 p.m. on May 24. Vases will be provided.
This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Dee Furgeson, an avid gardener and a source of gardening knowledge.
Call Ann Rapp at 775-428-2010 for information.
The American Legion at 90 N. Ada is hosting Chief Mike Boats, a traveling Veteran’s PX, May 23-25. Hats, patches, pins, decals, flags, stickers, and bumper stickers will be available for any service member.
Market opening and blood drive
Skyridge Outdoor Market opens May 23 at Skyridge Plaza at 150 E. Main St. in Fernley. United Blood Services will be on site that day for blood draws.
Hours are 4-8 p.m. The market will be held every Thursday through Sept. 12, with the exception of the July 4 holiday.
Call Lisa Young at 775-287-2811 for information.
ATV OHV Registration
Fallon Eagles Aerie, Auxiliary 1447, Eagle ATV Riders and the Churchill County Sheriff Office as a community service will hold OHV Registration on May 25 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Eagles Hall, 7977 Reno Highway.
A Sheriff’s deputy and notary will be on hand to make the required VIN inspection and notarize your signature as required by the Department of Motor Vehicles. There is no charge, though owners need to bring their vehicle and drivers license.
CCHS Scholarship & Academic Awards
The Churchill County High School Scholarship & Academic Awards Ceremony is May 28 at 1:15 p.m. in the theater to honor scholarship recipients and donors. All members of the community, students, and their families are invited to attend.
For information, call Yvonne Bivens at 775-423-2181, ext. 268.
FRIENDS Family Resource Center is having its annual Spring Into Summer Family Activity Night on May 29 from 4-6 p.m. at the Old Cottage School, 255 E. Stillwater Ave.
Among the fun-filled activities is scheduled that includes games, cotton candy, snow cones, a bounce house and prizes. The event is free of charge.
Call 775-428-2600 for information.
Lyon County Republicans
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) will hold its next meeting on June 1, 2013 at the Commissioners’ Chambers, 27 S. Main St., Yerington, at 10 a.m.
The public is invited to learn more about grassroots politics and meet with Republican officials. Guest speaker Dave Hockaday will discuss firearms, the use of firearms and laws regulating the concealed possession of firearms, as well as the details of paperwork required to obtain a CCW permit.
Call Peggy at 775-575-4058 or check the LCRC website: <http://lyoncountynvgop.org for information.
Fallon Farmers’ Collaborative
The Fallon Farmers’ Collaborative is sponsoring the Market at the Slanted Porch every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. from June 4-Sept. 17. One date change will be Labor Day weekend, when the market on Monday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in conjunction with the Labor Day Parade and Cantaloupe Festival.
The farmers’ market will feature local farmers, local crafters, local artists, local musicians and local artisan products. Some products included are local organic produce, local honey, local breads and local canned goods.
For information call 835-9054 or visit the Market at the Slanted Porch Facebook page.
First Southern Baptist Church
First Southern Baptist Church, 900 S. Taylor St., has morning worship on Sundays at 9 a.m., Bible Study for all ages at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.
Vacation Bible School for all ages and Adult VBS will be held out on the front lawn while the children attend indoors. VBS is June 10-14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A family day barbecue will be held on June 16.
Call 775-423-3590 for information.
GED Boot Camp
The Western Nevada College GED Boot Camp is a free prep class that begins July 30. Classes will be held noon-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and continue four weeks. The boot camp will cover all areas of the GED exam and the official GED exam will be administered at the end of the course.
Registration is July 24-25 noon on the WNC Fallon Campus in the Pinon Building, Room 204.
Call the WNC Adult Literacy and Language office at 775-445-4451 for information.
Humboldt Shredders Thrift Store
The Fallon Humboldt Shredders is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.
Sales May 20-25 — Coats, sweaters and sweatshirts $1 each.
The shop will be closed Memorial Day.
We are celebrating 26 years in which our volunteers have served this community by recycling donations and using the proceeds to help more than 3,000 families with emergency needs and providing 72 scholarships to high school graduates and nursing students. Thank you volunteers for the generous hours you have given to help others.
Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is located inside the front lobby of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, 801 E. Williams Ave. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The gift shop has a new look with interesting items, full of bright colors, shiny blings and delicious See’s Candies.
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 Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday), 99 S. Nevada St. Donations are accepted.
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 are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday-Sunday The store is 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.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets every Friday, 7-9 p.m., Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St.
Mainstream and plus tips called by Dennis Mastin of Winnemucca. Experienced dancers are always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.
Churchill County Library
Language-learning online is possible with a library card at the library, 553 S. Maine St.
Rocket Languages delivers online language tutorials to your home. Available languages are Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, and English for Spanish and Japanese speakers.
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.
Call the school at 775-428-1825 or visit www.logosfallon.com for information.
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 Parks and Recreation 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. Call 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: 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.
Fallon Writer’s Group
The Fallon Writer’s Group meets the second and fourth Monday each month. Meetings start at 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.
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 this area. All residents are invited to share ideas and information about gardening.
For information, call Ann at 775-428-2010.
An informal motorcyle group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sonic, 2070 Reho Highway. This is an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones.
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.
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).
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. For information call 775-423-6819.
Fallon Elks Lodge
Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93. W. Center St., serves dinner 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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
The Good Fellas meet Monday-Friday 2-3 p.m. The Saturday meeting is at 10 a.m.
For information, call 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.
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.