Mental health first aid
Mental health first aid is an eight-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.
The course on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Old Post Office uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.
For information, call Churchill Community Coaliton at 775-423-7433.
AARP tax volunteer
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking a volunteer to be a local tax site coordinator to operate a site in Fallon with two to three other volunteers.
This volunteer should have at least prepared his or her own tax returns for a few years using computer software.
The volunteer will need to attend five days of training in Carson City in the beginning of January.
During the tax season of February-April, this person would need to be available for at least one day in each week for about four hours between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For information or to apply, contact Frank Furnari at 775-884-4144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school equivalence classes
WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Registration for these classes will be held the first Monday and Tuesday of each month and is on going. You must attend both days of registration.
WNC Fallon will be offering free HSE classes for students interested in attaining their high school equivalence diploma. Students will need to register, complete testing, and then plan out their class schedule.
Classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan 30.
Volunteer with Highland activities
The activities department at Highland Village of Fallon is in search of volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help out with reading books, listen to a life story, write a letter, arts & crafts, bingo, special events and the list goes on. There are so many ways you can help out — let us know what you love to do!
Please volunteer at Highland and share in the joy of touching a life!
For questions, call Darlene McMillian, activities director at 775-423-7800, ext.119
Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. In addition to stories, children can make a simple craft.
The Library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home. Studies have shown that books in the home are an important indicator of a child’s future success.
So join us for a fun-filled Story Time and check out books to read at home.
The library is located at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.
UNR’s Fallon chapter meets
The Fallon chapter of the University of Nevada Alumni group is having its monthly meeting on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at Pizza Barn.
Fernley Republican Women
The Fernley Republican Women will hold their next meeting on Jan. 21 at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, at 6:30 p.m.
State Sen. Mark Hutchison, candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the guest speaker. The program is open to the public. Arrive a little early for a bite to eat.
The FRW collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank, care items for soldiers and children’s books for the Shriners Hospital. All contributions will be greatly appreciated.
For information, contact Anita Trone at 775-575-7810 or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at Jerry’s Restaurant. They will be planning their spring activities. Everyone is encouraged to attend. F
Fallon Youth Baseball will be holding elections for its board and local league officers. The meeting will be held Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Oats Park clubhouse. Anyone desiring to be a part of this great program for the youth of Churchill County.
Do you fear public speaking? Do you have something important to contribute, but never seem able to find the right words? Toastmasters International is an organization of individuals who have the desire to speak with confidence and have a lot of fun while learning from each other.
We are exploring the start of a Toastmasters group in Fallon. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us for a meeting on Jan. 21 at Jerry’s Restaurant, 1801 W. Williams Ave., at 6 p.m. For information, call Karla at 775-691-9537 or Linda at 775-848-3622.
Community Service Thrift Shop
The thrift store is located at 169 E. Center St. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.
Happy New Year to all our patrons and those who support assistance to the community with your donations.
For 26 years our volunteers have served this community by recycling donations and using proceeds to help more than 3,000 families with emergency needs to high school graduates and nursing students. Donations of clean, resalable items during store hours are welcome.
Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 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.
We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. 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.
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., 775-423-6446. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The nonprofit organization raises funds to benefit BCCH and other health-related events. Check out the new Facebook page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’Such”.
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.
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. seven days per week.
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.
military & veterans
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. Third Friday dinners are canceled 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.
Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
“Omelet in a Bag Breakfast” will not be held in December but will resume Jan. 18.
For information, call 775-423-4606.
Marine Corps League
The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first 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 info.
XL Hospice Drop-In Grief Groups meet the second Mondays at 5 p.m. and third Tuesdays at noon at the XL Hospice office 570 S. Maine St. No charge or registration is necessary.
Hearts of Gold Quilters
The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets every Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way. All quilters are welcome.
We are a group of 40 busy quilters who meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects. An average of 80 quilts per year are donated to our community.
The Serendipity Bookstore at 507 S. Maine St. features used books for sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Churchill County Library.
The Bookstore currently has a handful of first edition signed mysteries for sale. Stop by and take a look at these and other books of interest.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.
Churchill County Library website
The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out its new www.churchillcountylibrary.org website.
In addition to the catalog which contains our holding, databases are available on such subjects as homework help, marketing and phone directory, language; auto repair and more.
Most are available remotely with a Library card. Call 775-423-7581 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.
Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. Newborn gifts, handbags, See’s candy, watches, jewelry, home decor items and more are available. Proceeds benefit BCCH and community events. Call 775-867-7104 for information.
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, call 775-423-3855 to schedule a visit to a meeting or email email@example.com.
Child care is provided on the premises.
Fallon Tea Party
The Fallon Tea Party 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).
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 Don at 775-427-9222.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club meets each Friday, 7-9 p.m., Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers are always welcomed. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
For information call Linda at 775-455-5997.
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.
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.
Fallon Elks Bingo, 93 W. Center St., is being discontinued due to lack of participation.
We regret that we cannot continue the Bingo Games when only a few people attend.
‘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.
Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.
Call Barbara at 775-423-3677 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.
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.