News in brief: Historic district meeting Wednesday

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Jim Bertolini, an historian with the State Historic Preservation Office, will present findings for a potential historic district in downtown Fallon for the National Register of Historic Places.

The meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The potential historic district is the result of several years of surveys conducted in downtown Fallon in cooperation with local partners. The presentation will cover the information in the draft nomination and what it means to be listed in the National Register.

For information, visit or contact Karla Kent at or 775-691-9537.

STOP group to host dinner game show Jan. 19

The Churchill Community Coalition’s youth team, Students Taking On Prevention (STOP) is hosting a “This Ain’t It, Chef” family dinner game show from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Wolf Center, 457 Esmeralda St. in Fallon. The event is open to the public and is a spinoff of Netflix’s baking game show, “Nailed It.” The funds will help STOP cover the costs of its legislative projects this year.

Tickets are available at the Churchill Community Coalition at 90 N. Maine St. in Fallon. Call 775-423-7433. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $8 for youths 13 and younger and free for youths 5 and younger. Dinner is included.

“This Ain’t It, Chef” is a dinner game show in which six contestants will compete against each other and the clock to recreate dessert masterpieces, but as the contestants are frantically decorating, the audience has the opportunity to purchase “Sabotage” and “Support” tickets to use toward or against their favorite decorators. Examples include blindfolds, oven mitt hands and even carpenter tools. The top three contestants will advance to the final round and fight for the Cakeweight Championship Belt and bragging rights.

Sponsorships are available. Call 775-423-7433 or go online at for details.

Homeless count Jan. 24

Churchill County Social Services will participate in the statewide Point in Time homeless count from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Churchill County Social Services, 485 W. B St., suite 105, Fallon.

The purpose of this count is to better understand the needs of homeless population within the community and the state as a whole.

“We ask that if you are experiencing a homeless situation, at risk of being homeless or participating in transitional housing program that you join us for a short survey to better understand your needs,” according to a press release. “Participants will receive a $25 gift card to Safeway and a warm blanket for their assistance.”

For information, call 775-423-6695, ext. 3.

Jetty Rae, Indie folk singer, to perform concert

The Churchill Library Association presents a free concert featuring indie folk singer/songwriter Jetty Rae. She released her first full-length album “Blackberries” in 2007. Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist.

Grab a partner at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and come down to the Fallon Theater at 71 S. Maine St. to enjoy the show.

The library is located at 553 S. Maine St. in Fallon. For information, visit


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