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Domestic Violence Intervention

Domestic Violence Intervention free volunteer training will be conducted July 13 and July 20. Both of the Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch will be provided).

We need help in eliminating family violence in Churchill County. You can get involved through the 24-hour hotline, support groups, fundraising, donations, filing, shelter assistance and more.

Call Domestic Violence Intervention at 775-423-1313 for information.

CCHS Class of ‘73 reunion

The CCHS Class of 1973 is having its 40-year reunion on July 12-13.

An open-to-all-alumni evening is July 12 at 6 p.m. at Oasis Bowl. On July 13 at 5:30 p.m. class members will tour the Old High School and then gather at the Churchill County Museum. Dinner is at 7.

Call Amy Matzen at 775-867-4171 in the evening or Jane Scheible at 775-219-6372, or e-mail: for information.

Churchill County Democrats

The Churchill County Democrats’ July meeting and annual barbecue is July 13, starting at noon.

Everyone is asked to bring a dessert or side dish. Meat and utensils will be provided by the CCDCC.

For information on the location or what to bring, please call 775-867-4229.

Dementia Support Group

The Dementia Support Group flyer from The Homestead is meeting July 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This presentation will be the first of a two-part series based on the DVD, “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimers.” The group is a forum for sharing questions, ideas, and techniques for caring for your loved ones and for receiving support and encouragement from other caregivers.

Call The Homestead at 775-428-2428 for information.

Bloodmobile stop

Skyridge Outdoor Market and Grate Thyme Kitchen will sponsor a blood drive on July 18 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at 150 E. Main Street (Skyridge Plaza) in Fernley.

Participating donors may enter a drawing to win a new 2013 Toyota Corolla S 4 sedan from the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers group.

A sign-up sheet is available at the counter at Grate Thyme Kitchen, or schedule an appointment by calling Monika Wiegers of United Blood Services at 775-342-6454 or Market Manager Lisa Young at 775-287-2811. Visit online for information and forms.

GED Boot Camp

The Western Nevada College GED Boot Camp is a four-week free prep class starting July 30. Classes are noon-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Registration is July 24-25 at noon on the WNC Fallon Campus in the Pinon Building, Room 204. Both days of registration must be attended to complete necessary paperwork and testing.

Call the WNC Adult Literacy and Language office at 775-445-4451 for information.

Clothing Give-Away

The Fallon Community Day Clothing Give-Away is July 27 from 8 a.m.-noon in the Gym at Venturacci Park. Donations of clothes, shoes, linens, towels, blankets and fabrics are being collected until July 24 at the Churchill County Library.

Volunteers are needed to help set up on July 26 starting at 7 a.m.

CCHS Class of ‘03 reunion

The CCHS Class of 2003 10-year reunion is Aug. 2-3. A meet and greet is Aug. 2 at Sandwinds at 7:30 p.m. A family picnic at Oats Park is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 3, and the reunion dinner is at the golf course at 6 p.m. for cocktails, 7 p.m. for dinner.

The class is looking for classmates. A complete list is available on the LVN Facebook site and online.

Special Olympics fundraiser

A Fraternal Order of Eagles breakfast is Aug. 18 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. to support Fallon Special Olympics at the Eagles Hall 7977 Reno Hwy.

Call Sharon Bogan at (775) 423-4929 for information.


Community Service Thrift Shop

Community Service is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

July 12 sale — Blouses and shirts $4 bag sale (you choose them, we fill the bag at the cash register).

July 15-19 sale — Jeans, slacks and shorts $4 bag sale.

A $1,000 Vinita Gedney Nursing Scholarship is available to first- or second-year nursing students who live in Churchill County and attend a college in Nevada. Applications can be picked up at our shop and are due by Aug. 5.

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. Donations are accepted of clean, resalable items during store hours.

Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 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., 99 S. Nevada St. Donations are accepted. The non-profit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events.

BCCH Auxiliary is celebrating 56 years of being a part of the Churchill County community.

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.

Sale through July 20 — Books 10 for $1; dishes, toys and VHS tapes 50 percent off.

Bagged clothing sales, $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.

To make donations or 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.

Boutique Thrift Store

Standing Through The Rain Foundation, at 190 E. Center St., shop hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Standing Through The Rain Foundation is a non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit local women and girls programs. To make a donation or schedule a free pick-up call 775-423-7974.

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 Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit BCCH and community events.

Call 775-867-7104 for information.

Thrifty Finds

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.


American Legion

The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., Friday night dinners are open to the public. A $5 donation is asked.

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 are 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. Prime rib sandwiches are served the fourth Thursday each month. Breakfast is the second Sunday each month 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

“Omelet in a Bag Breakfast” is the third Saturday each month from 7:30-10 a.m. at the VFW, 405 S. Maine St.

Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10.

For information, call 775-423-4606.

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.



Churchill County Parks and Recreation is offering the SUMFUN Summer Day Camp Program through Aug. 23. The camp is open to youth 6 to 12 years of age from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each week includes a theme, snacks, games, activities, crafts, field trips and swimming.

Pre-registration for each week is required. A “drop-in” fee of $25 per day is charged, with a one-time registration fee of $15 (on first child only), which includes a SUMFUN T-shirt.

Register at Parks and Recreation, 325 Sheckler Rd., or call 775-423-7733 for information.

Fallon Youth Club

The Fallon Youth Club free lunch and snack program is available to all youth 18-and-under through Aug. 16.

Look for the big white van serving lunch at Broadway Park (Arborwood Apartments) 11-11:30 a.m, Sunridge Quarters (Auction Road) 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m., Oats Park (Park Street) 12:45-1:15 p.m., Fallon Youth Club 12:30-1 p.m. and Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe (8055 Mission Rd.) noon-12:30.

Snacks will be served at the Fallon Youth Club and Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe 3:30-4 p.m.

The program is offered through a USDA Department of Education Summer Food Service Program grant and Banner Community Hospital.

Call 775-423-6926 for information.

‘Celebrating Us’ art project

Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work in the “Celebrating Us” project, a joint venture of the Churchill County Museum and the county.

The museum currently features the work of Paulie Alles, Louise Evans, Adah Gerjets, Betty Allyn Johnson, Genevieve Luke, Laura Mills, JoAnn Serpa, Betty Sherritt, Sakae Tsuda, Irma Weede, Edna Workman, and the “Fallon Four” (aka Pat Boden, Sally Groth, Wanda McNair and Pat Stevenson). The county administration building is currently featuring Paulie Alles, Barbara Glenn and Daniel Sperl.

Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.

Call Barbara at 775-423-3677 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.

The farmers’ market features local farmers, local crafters, artists, musicians and artisan products. Some products included are local organic produce, honey, breads and canned goods.

For information call 835-9054 or visit the Market at the Slanted Porch Facebook page.

Fallon Tea Party

The Fallon Tea Party now meets the first Tuesday and third Thursday each month at the Churchill County Library annex, 7 p.m., South Maine and Fairview (behind the bookstore).

You can find us on the web at For information, email or call 619-887-6808.

Lions Club

The Fallon Lions Club is looking to collect items to be sold at its annual yard sale to be held later this summer. Among the items especially needed are used household items that are in working order, as well as furniture and tools.

Call John Warner at 775-423-4816 for free pickup.

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.

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.

Also at the 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.

Call 775-423-7581 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 for information.

Square dancing

The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets each 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.

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.

Motorcycle enthusiasts

An informal motorcycle group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sonic, 2070 Reno Hwy. This is a chance to see old friends and make new ones.

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 are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fallon Elks Lodge

Dinner — The Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St., serves dinner the first and third Friday of each month. 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. For information, call the Elks Lodge at 775-423-2239 or Gwen at 775-423-9144.

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 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.

MOPS meeting

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

Child care is provided on the premises.

Elks bingo

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.

Market opening and blood drive

Skyridge Outdoor Market is open every Thursday at Skyridge Plaza at 150 E. Main St. in Fernley. 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.

Good Fellas

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 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:

Volunteers needed

There are many adults living in Fallon who would like to learn to speak, read, write and understand English.

Tutors are needed in Fallon to teach these adults as part of a volunteer service organization operating on a no-cost-to-student basis, teaching one-on-one. Training and instructional materials are provided at no charge. Training at your convenience takes one hour. We will match you with an adult near you who is anxious to learn.

Call Donna at 775-246-8765 or 775-888-2021.

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 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.

Fallon Elks

The Elks Lodge at 93 W. Center St. has karaoke every Friday at 6 p.m.

Domestic Violence Support Group

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.

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