Each Friday at 9 a.m.-Take Pounds Off Sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave. Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.
Home & Garden Show
Soroptimist International of Fallon presents the Home and Show on April 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and April 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.
Vendors include garden and patio, indoor projects, furniture, kitchen items and food of all kinds. Also face painting, child identification/fingerprinting, car seat checks, and farm animals, clothing vendors, beauty products, exercise, women’s defense , homemade crafts and jewelry. Dog lovers can get pet food, talk to trainers and animal welfare,
Logos Christian Academy is now accepting applications for kindergarten students for the 2016-17 school year. For more information or questions, contact Heidi at 775-428-1826.
Volunteers needed for festival
Volunteers are needed for the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair to take and display entries and judge crafts and hobbies, sewing, fine arts, foods, and vegetables.
Meetings April 13 and April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension building. For information call Pat at 775-423-5121 or Sue at 775-867-3975.
FWGC kickoff breakfast
FWGC is having their Kickoff Breakfast on April 23 at 9:30 a.m,. at the Fallon Golf Course with a 9-hole scramble afterwards.
If interested contact Lonne at 775-436-8886 or Rita at 775-217-0977 by April 16. Breakfast is $12, scramble is $5 and membership is $40. Always welcoming new members.
Museum’s Ladies Luncheon
Don’t miss the annual Ladies Luncheon, including door prizes, raffle and silent auction, on April 23 at Churchill County Museum, 1050 S. Maine St..
“Home on the Range” isåBonnie York’s historical topic presentation this year. Tickets are $25 pre-paid at the museum. Call 775-423-3677.
CC Democrats annual dinner
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their annual Sawyer-Bryan Dinner on April 21 at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.
The no-host social begins at 6 p.m, and serving for the buffet dinner will start at 7 p.m. Speaker will be former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and special guest will be former Nevada Gov. and Sen.Richard Bryan. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information on the dinner, including buying tickets, contact Nyla Howell at 775-867-4229
CC Republican convention
The Churchill County Republican Central Committee will hold the Republican County Convention on April 9 beginning at 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds. Agenda items include discussion and adoption of the county platform for 2016 and selection of delegates and alternates to the Nevada Republican State Convention. Some precincts have vacant delegate and alternate positions available to registered Republican voters.
CC Democrats monthly meeting
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Complex on the corner of North Taylor and A streets in room 136. They will be finalizing plans for the annual Sawyer-Bryan Dinner on April 21.
CCSD kindergarten registration
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held April 4-15. Registration packets may be picked up at the Churchill County School District office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Incoming students must turn 5 on or before September 30, 2016. Parents must provide current immunization records and a state issued birth certificate.
For more information call the district office at 423-5184 or visit www.churchill.k12.nv.us
Banner Churchill Community Hospital along with United Blood Services will be hosting their blood drive April 12 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Lake Tahoe room. To schedule an appointment log on to www.bloodhero.com click “Donate Blood” use sponsor code; FALLON or call 775-867-7006.
Prom closet for girls
Stuff ‘n Such announces its prom closet for girls attending this year’s prom. A wonderful selection of accessories are available to complement the perfect dress. Just stop by with an adult and we will be happy to help choose the right dress for prom night at no cost.
Stuff’ n Such is located 99 S. Nevada St., and opens 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday through Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted especially accessories: jewelry, evening bags and shoes that would bring those special prom dress from “nice” to “fabulous.”
The Amateur Radio of Churchill County invites all current Amateur Radio operators or anyone interested in Amateur Radio to join us
The A.R.C.C. is a general interest Amateur (HAM) Radio Club serving Fallon, Fernley and surrounding areas. We have our monthly business social breakfast meeting each month. A NET Every Sunday at 6 p.m.(1800) local time on repeater 146.97 with PL of 103.5 Hz.
Interested in getting Your Amateur Radio license or current Amateur Radio operators wanting to upgrade license we offer local testing. For information contact Rick Bischoff — K7ET Phone 775-423-7665 or 775-294-1115 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fernley Republican Women
The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) will hold its next meeting at the Fernley High School Library, 1300 Highway 95A, on April 19. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
The scheduled speaker is Lance Gilman, Tahoe Reno Industrial Center principal and director. Gilman will update us on the progress of the Tesla and Switch projects, along with the many other businesses that are building or planning to build at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).
For information, contact Carol Franich at CDFranich@gmail.com or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.
Adult Ed testing
Churchill County Adult Ed will be giving the Nevada Proficiency Test April 11-15. Math, science and reading given all five days but the Writing Proficiency only given on April 13. Testing will take place at a 280 S. Russell St. Adult Ed is located at the former West End library building off Center Street. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday and Thursday. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday For information, call 775-423-1191.
Volunteers needed for food distribution
Volunteers needed in Fallon to help distribute food during the day, one Wednesday every two months. Must be able to stand at least five hours. Contact Anne between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 775-423-2670.
AAUW annual film
The American Association of University Women’s annual film festival and dessert extravaganza is April 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Churchill County High School Auditorium.
“Brooklyn,” starring Saoirse Ronan, is a beautiful film about an Irish immigrant who lands in Brooklyn in 1950. She falls in love with a local and must choose between two countries and her life.
Movie historian Howard Rosenberg will discuss the film. The donation of $20 includes movie, drink and dessert buffet. Purchase tickets at Jeff’s, AAUW members, or call Kathleen at 775-423-1814.
All proceeds fund local scholarships.
AAUW re-entry scholarship
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fallon Branch, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Churchill County resident who wishes to resume college studies. Financial need, career goals, and academic ability are among the criteria for the scholarship. Applications are available at the main office at Western Nevada College, Fallon Campus, or online through the financial assistance office at www.wnc.edu. Applications must be typed and submitted to Angela Viera at WNC by April 15.
AAUW high school scholarship
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Fallon Branch, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high students. Applications can be found at the Churchill County High School website under Counseling and Guidance. Completed applications must be typed, signed by a parent or guardian, and returned to Renie Knittle, high school counselor, by the deadline, April 15.
Outdoor art session
Join a volunteer folk artist at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge for a free community outdoor art session on April 9; and May 7, 14, from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Foxtail Lake pavilion, 3 miles on the Foxtail Auto Tour route.
Bring your own art supplies, or the refuge will have limited water colors and colored pencils. Bring water, a snack and be prepared for spring weather conditions.
Learn more about your National Wildlife Refuge and all it has to offer while capturing the beauty and solitude of the Lahontan Valley marsh and mountains.
Reserve your spot by calling 775-423-5128 ext 224.
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. Donations are accepted Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Check out our weekly sales which include $5 basket sales on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the week; on Thursdays all seniors get 50 percent off clothing and shoes and surprise sales are every Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday all military and hospital personnel get 50 percent off clothing and shoes.
Check out our new Facebook Page at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf’n Such”.
When you visit us, you can enjoy incredible savings on Military Monday for military members (with ID), Thrifty Tuesday for all our customers and Golden Thursday for folks 50 years and older (with ID). Each week we also offer a Surprise Special on selected departments throughout the store. Join us at 920 W Williams Ave, Suite 60, 775-426-9411. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday-Saturday. Thrifty Finds is a non-profit organization that benefits 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, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
military & veterans
American Legion activities
Help support our vets. Hall rental 775-423-3008 or 775-217-3845. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008. 90 N. Ada St.
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 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary meetings
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1002 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on South Maine street.
New members and transfers are always welcome. For information call 775-423-6201 or 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.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, will meet 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 775-423-0471 or 775-217-3105.
Al-anon meets every Wednesday and Sunday. Wednesday Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every week, 10-11 a.m. at the
Churchill County library annex. Sunday’s meetings are every weeks are from 2-3 p.m., also at the Churchill County library annex.
Free masons meetings
The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge No. 26 F&AM of Fallon meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 39 S. Maine St, in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.
Sojourning Masons are invited to join us. For information call 775-423-4625.
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 info, email email@example.com or call 775-427-9741.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Domestic Violence Support Group meets each Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-887-6808.
Artists Critique Workshop
The Artists’ Critique Workshop welcomes artists of all levels and media to join a monthly critique workshop held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Churchill County Museum.
The goal is to provide encouragement to like-minded artists with constructive suggestions and support within a positive environment.
St. Patrick’s bingo
St. Patrick Catholic Church invites the public to play bingo in its parish hall on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo games starting at 6:30 p.m. Monetary prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. Refreshments may be purchased. Free popcorn and coffee will be available.
Net proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older to play bingo. For information call the parish office at 775-423-2846.
Toastmasters Fallon every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Highland Manor, 550 N. Sherman St. at 6:30 pm.
For information, call Carla at 775-867-5591.
Are you a writer looking for a place to work with like-minded people? The Churchill County Library is pleased to announce its Writer’s Workshop led by Sara Dowling.
Meetings are every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Annex for quiet work, or the library for a more conversational approach. All writers on all levels are welcome to participate.
Sara can be reached at email@example.com.
The library is at 553 S. Maine St. For questions, call 775-423-7581.
Fallon Horseman’s Association
Fallon Horseman’s Association holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Factory, 2199 W. Williams Ave. Anyone interested in our summer open horse shows and other events is welcome to come.
Hearts of Gold Quilters
The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets Thursdays 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.
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.
Bereavement Support Group
Eden Hospice provides grief support for the ‘newly bereaved’ at 570 S. Maine St., on the second Wednesdays of each month at noon.
Contact 775-423-9511 for additional information.
Join us for Storytime at the Churchill County Library each Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and includes stories, songs, and a 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 storytime and check out books to read at home.
Child support enforcement
Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s office. Contact the Churchill County DA, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423. The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order.
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.
The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Rainbow Treasures Gift Shop is owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, which is 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 more information.
Foster parents needed
Abused and neglected children who are removed from their families often need to live outside of their communities, away from everything familiar.
To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the State of Nevada, call 1-888-423-2659 or go to www.dcfs.state.nv.us
In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups, are in need of a safe and nurturing home.
Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported.
Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working, or a stay-at-home parent. They can also be retired with grown children.
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. Fallon, 775-423-6162, 121 Industrial Way, Fallon, NV 89406; Fernley, 775-575-1222, 460 W. Main St., #111.
‘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.