Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us 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.
Audubon bird count
Volunteers are needed for the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the oldest and largest citizen science event in the world.
This annual tradition has created a vast pool of bird data that is the most comprehensive available for mid- December to early January. t is a fertile source of information on the status and distribution of early winter bird populations and is studied by scientists and interested people the world over.
The Fallon area count will take place Dec. 14 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Daily Grind, 1805 W. Williams Ave. An after-count compilation gathering will be held. Much of this counting is done from within or near vehicles, so consider enlisting a friend or relative to volunteer as a driver to aid the birders who are counting.
Contact Carol Colip at 775-423-2083, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michael Goddard at 775-423-5943, email@example.com for more information. We welcome all birders.
Get your flu shot
Flu vaccine is being offered in the local pharmacies, private doctors and the Community Health Nurse.
You can prevent yourself from getting the flu simply by getting a flu vaccination every year. Protect yourself, your family and the community.
Call your pharmacy, your private doctor or the Community Health Nurse at 775-423-4434 for an appointment to get your flu vaccination.
The Churchill County Democrats will host a Christmas social on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. instead of their regular monthly meeting. The event will be held at Nyla Howell’s house. For directions, call 775-867-4229.
Lahontan Republican Women
Lahontan (Churchill County) Republican Women will meet Dec. 17 at noon at the Pizza Factory, 2199 West Williams Ave.
This meeting will be a $10 Christmas ornament exchange. Reserve today to Cecilia 775-423-4627 or Joanne 775-867-3405.
Call or visit a local JOIN office for immediate, free enrollment in career training and education classes.
JOIN has received federal funds that will allow us to pay for your instruction, class materials, and certification fees.
The Federal funds will also pay private employers to provide you with on-the-job-training.
Call or visit your local JOIN office immediately. Fallon, 775-423-6162, 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, NV 89406; Fernley, 775-575-1222, 460 W. Main St., #111,
A training-of-trainers workshop is designed to educate adults who work with teens and teen peer leaders/educators about healthy dating relationships and the prevention of relationship abuse.
This one-day training will prepare participants to present this information based on educational materials that are appropriate for teen audiences ranging in age 14-17 and young adults 18-24.
For information and registration: http://www.nnadv.org/news-events/events-and-trainings.
Holiday pet adoptions
The Fallon Animal Welfare Group is joining with Best Friends Animal Society for a Holiday Adoption Promotion.
Throughout December, cats six months or older have an adoption fee of $25. Cats under six months are $40 for one; $60 for two. Meet them Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maggie’s Playhouse Doggie Daycare, 2000 Auction Road. Check them out at fallonanimalwelfaregroup.org or call 775-423-8650 for more information.
Are you the Mother of a Preschooler, birth to 5 yrs.? Do you need a break a couple of times a month?
We hope at our meetings moms will find encouragement, support, relevant teaching, and opportunities to develop relationships with other women who are in the same stage of life. MOPS meets 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Parkside Bible Fellowship. Call 775-423-3855 for information and scheduling (childcare) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare for meetings is provided on the premises.
Community Service Thrift Shop
The Community Service Thrift Shop at 169 E. Center Street is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each weekday.
We are a non-profit organization run by a group of dedicated community volunteers. We do not have room for bicycles, beds, couches or large televisions. We receive donations at the back door from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.
Dec. 8-12 — coats half-price. Christmas merchandise is for sale, including the ugly and not so ugly Christmas sweaters, sweatshirts, PJs, etc. We have received lots of material (priced at $1 a yard) and lots of Lace trim’ priced as marked, that is for sale.
The proceeds from our sales support families with emergency help, with a written referral from Churchill County Social Services, and also for the scholarship programs for graduating CCHS students and local nursing students. Call JoAnne Baumgart at 775-423-3719 for information.
Blue Sky Thrift Store
The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly 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 business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seen days a week.
Donations accepted during business hours.
Visit us for Senior Sunday (50 years+), Military Monday (with current or retired military ID) and/or Thrifty Tuesday (everyone) where you will enjoy 50 percent savings on clothing and shoes (excluding specially tagged items). Thrifty Finds Thrift Store kicks off the Holiday Season with its annual after-Thanksgiving Black Friday two-day sale on Nov. 28-29. Come in and enjoy 50 percent savings off the Entire Inventory (excluding Oasis Academy Logo wear apparel).
Located at 920 W. Williams Ave., Ste, Call 775-426-9411 for information. Thrifty Finds is a non-profit organization whose revenues benefit the youth of Churchill County.
Out of Egypt
Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 121 S. Allen Road. Phone 775-217-0542.
Our donation center is located at 1075 Taylor Place (behind Walmart) Phone 775-737-3784, hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
military & veterans
The American Legion at 90 N. Ada St., Friday night dinners are open to the public. A $5 donation is asked. The second Friday is Chef’s Choice. The fourth Friday is steak dinners. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008.
The Fleet Reserve Association is an active opponent of the Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, active duty,retired or any who served a tour of duty. Join us or just check out a meeting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the American Legion Hall.
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.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, meets every Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St.
Experienced dancers are always welcome. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends. Call Ernie at 423-0471 or 217-3105.
Fallon Tea Party
The Fallon Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month in Room 102 of the county administration building on North Taylor St. Find us on the web at www.fallonteaparty.org. For information email email@example.com or call 619-887-6808.
The Churchill Chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN) meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Jerry’s Restaurant. 1801 W. Williams Ave. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-427-9741.
Library story time
Library Storytime has relocated to the Churchill County Museum at 1050 S. Maine S., through Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. to accommodate the library Re-purpose project.
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 meet weekly to make donation quilts, as well as working on our own projects.
XL Hospice blood pressure clinic, grief groups
XL Hospice is providing a blood pressure clinic on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Senior Center, 310 Court St.
For information, call Lisa at 775-423-9511. 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 nor registration.
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.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Please call 775-423-1313 for location.
Churchill County Library website
The Churchill County Library, 553 S. Maine St., invites you to check out the 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.
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.
Library services relocated to the Annex at 507 S. Maine St., to accommodate the library repurpose project. New books, books on CD, DVDs, select backlist titles, and Internet will be available at the Annex. E-books, downloadable audiobooks, databases, magazines, and independent films are available 24/7 via the website at www.churchillcountylibrary.org.
Learn to download eBooks and eAudio books onto your iPad, Tablet, Kindle, Kindle Fire/HD, Android phone, PC, laptop or Nook Color/HD using the Overdrive Media or One Click Digital platforms. We’ll show you how to download library materials and to sidestep any common pitfalls you may encounter. Bring your library card, your device and any questions.
Drop in on Thursdays — December 11, 18 or Saturdays — Dec. 6, 13, 20 between 9-11 a.m.
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.
‘Celebrating Us’ art project
Help Churchill County “Celebrate” our local talent! Artists, photographers, artisans of all genre are invited to showcase their work at the County’s Administration Complex.
Exhibits are on-going and ever-changing.
Call the County Manager’s Office 775-423-5136 for more information.
Volunteers needed for ChArts Store
The Churchill Arts Council (CAC) is sponsored a training for qualified volunteers to work in the ChArts Store @ the Oats Park Art Center.
Those interested must be at least 18 years of age and attend this training session. While volunteers may be able to see performances when they are working at no charge, they must be completely available to work before, during and after performances. Duties will include assisting patrons with purchases, logistics, and other activities as required.
The training will be held on Oct. 8 from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Oats Park Art Center, 151 East Park St. If you are interested in attending, call 775-423.1440, or email email@example.com.
The Amateur Radio of Churchill County (ARCC) invites all current amateur (Ham) radio operators or anyone interested in amateur radio to its monthly meeting, which is on the first Tuesday of the month at the Churchill County Administrative Complex, conference room 102, 155 N. Taylor St.
Amateur radio operators are invited to attend a weekly NET on Sundays at 6 p.m. at repeater 146.97 with a PL of 103.5 Hz The purpose of this net is to exchange information relating to general amateur radio topics.
All current amateur (HAM) radio operators or anyone interested in getting their amateur (HAM) radio license come to our bi-monthly Volunteer Examination (Testing) Session, held on the third Saturday (Nov. 15) of every other month. An informal breakfast meeting and social on Nov. 16 begins at 8 a.m. at The Eagles Hall located on the Reno Highway.
For information contact Rick Bischoff - K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers needed for tax preparation
Churchill County Social Services will be participating in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program for the 2014 Tax Season.
e are looking for volunteers to assist with income tax preparation. Individuals don’t have to have several years of experience in preparing income taxes but should enjoy working with the public. Training will be provided and volunteers who complete the tax season will be paid a stipend.
If interested in volunteering, contact Holly Meader, coordinator at 775-423-6695 Option 2 or email email@example.com