Books, Bites and Beverages: A Literary Adventure is back.
This popular fundraiser for the Churchill County Library, on hiatus for several years, returns Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for all to enjoy.
Sponsored by the Churchill Library Association, the fundraiser includes wine, refreshments and the opportunity to support the library and have a good time. Tickets are $30. Raffle baskets accompany each literary-themed table and raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The wine pull allows participation even if you can’t attend at $20 per bottle of wine randomly selected.
All tickets are available now at the library and at the door the day of the event.
The library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon and online at www.churchillcountylibrary.org. Their number is 775-423-7581.
Concert in the Park
Mile Twelve, this year’s musical group for this year’s community wide reunion on Aug. 20, begins playing at the Oats Park Centennial Stage at 7:30 p.m.
Mile Twelve is a modern string band from Boston and winners of the 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year award. Mile Twelve’s name comes from a mile marker found on Boston’s southern border. In addition to touring North America, the band also performed in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
The free performance is presented in cooperation with Mayor Ken Tedford, the city council and city of Fallon.
Earlier in the day at 3 p.m. members of Mile Twelve will conduct a conversation about their music and band, and the arts center will be open for a tour of the galleries.
Fallon/Churchill County Community Reunion
The annual community wide reunion is nearing Aug. 19-21 with most of the activities at Oats Park. This year’s reunion is open to prior high-school classes, parents, friends of the Greenwave and the community.
If you are a class coordinator and haven't notified the reunion community for a spot for your class tent, message them on Facebook and reserve a spot for your class. The committee has heard from 1950s, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1992, 2000, 2012.
Mammovan at FPST clinic
Mammovan at the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribal Clinic parking lot on August 12.
For an appointment, please call 877-581-6266, option 1.
For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county in August, the schedule is posted has been posted: https://www.churchillcountynv.gov/1015/COVID-19-Vaccines
Vaccines offered at Miners Road health site and the Pennington Life Center; testing only offered at Miners Road.
Anyone aged six months and older is eligible. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Stop by the Churchill County Library in August to take advantage of its activities for all ages.
“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.
In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.
Reading with Rover takes place on August 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.
Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on August 3, 17 and 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology.
Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place on August 2, 5, 9, 12 and 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by!
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.
STEAM sessions are on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays (except Aug. 26) from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology.
Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!
Creative Aging Artists are the featured artwork in August. Come see the creativity among those in our community who have been creating all for the last several months in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council and Nevada Humanities.
Hours of operation
Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Call 775-423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon. The library website is: www.churchillcountylibrary.org
Become a chamber member
Would you or someone you know in the business community like to become more involved?
Fallon Chamber of Commerce would like to extend its invitation to you to become a board member.
The chamber provides resources, support and education to help businesses be successful. The chamber is currently working on job training, internships and scholarship programs for up and coming youth looking to get into the business world. The chamber understands it’s made up of small businesses wants to provide all the resources you need to run a successful business on a local, state and federal level
The chamber works hard to represent the local business community, but as a non-profit 501(c)6 organization, the chamber relies on members and board of directors to partner with us to serve businesses and our community as a whole! Many people wonder what it is the Chamber of Commerce is exactly.
By definition, a chamber of commerce is a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local Chambers work on the local level to bring the business community together to develop strong local networks, which can result in a business-to-business exchange.
In most cases, local Chambers work with their local government, such as their mayor, their city council and local representatives to develop pro-business initiatives.
If interested please nominate yourself or someone that you think would be vital to aiding our business community.
For information, contact The Chamber 775-423-2544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.