Commissioners Greg Koenig, Justin Heath and Pete Olsen voted to approve funding in support of Churchill County Search and Rescue's Trunk or Treat event to be held Oct. 29. Rick McClusker of Search and Rescue accepted the donation.
Churchill County Parks & Recreation offers activities and classes for everyone this fall! Registration and payment for activities is all online at: churchillcountyrecreation.org Scarecrow Factory Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lattin Farms. Cost is $5 per scarecrow kit. Come on out and build a scarecrow with your kids or friends to get into the spirit of the season. Donations being accepted for nylon stockings and long-sleeved shirts to make the scarecrows. Call 775-423-7733 to donate.
Nevada Expeditions Adventure Series Join us for a trip to Smith Creek and Edwards Creek on Saturday, Oct. 15 and take in historic Pony Express sites and the beauty of fall in the Desatoya Mountains. Enjoy a guided tour by NV Expeditions along with supporting materials and a trip overview prior to departure. Cost is $20 per vehicle and 4x4 vehicles with high clearance are required (no ATVs or side-by-sides). Register at churchillcountyrecreation.org
Angolan Kizomba Dance Class This offering of Angolan Kizomba, a traditional African ballroom style of dance, is offered in a six-week class starting Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Barrel House (formerly the multipurpose room). Ages 18+, men and women welcome, no partner needed. Cost is $40 per person or $60 per couple. Flat bottomed shoes required.
Boots N Britches Play Days Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9 at the 3C Event Complex (formerly the fairgrounds) for fall play days with timed events and games (no livestock events). Open to all ages. Sign-up on-site at 5 p.m., games begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost for registration is $3 per person with an additional fee for each age group per event ranging from $1-4. Call 775-423-7733 with any questions. Aquatic Center Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3-4 p.m. at the Aquatic Center on Sheckler Road. Come in costume for an afternoon of family-friendly activities. Games, hay maze, popcorn, cotton candy and prizes for best decorated trunks and costumes. Call 775-423-7091 with any questions. No charge or registration required.
COED Volleyball League Sign up now for league play that starts October 25! Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the City-County Gym at Venturacci Park. After the regular season, all teams advance to a single-elimination championship tournament. Cost is $240 per team with a limit of eight teams.
Haunted Jail-Zombie Outbreak October 27, 28 and 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Old Jail, 71 N. Maine Street (District Court building). Come from 6 to 7:30 p.m. if you are faint of heart! Entry is $5. Want to volunteer for this scary spectacle? Call Parks & Rec at 775-423-7733. Fall Dog Obedience Classes Begin the first week in November and continue through mid-December at the Dry Gulch building at the 3C Event Complex. Puppy, beginner/intermediate and advanced classes all offered in the evenings. Dogs learn how to focus on their handler, perform basic commands and learn basic obedience skills. Owners learn respect for their pets and how to control them properly. Register online at churchillcountyrecreation.org.
Fernley Republican Women The Fernley Republican Women (FRW) will hold its next meeting at the Fernley High School, 1300 Highway 95A, on Sept. 20. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. This month’s meeting is a candidate forum with Republican candidates from Lyon County The FRW’s Caring for America Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank and the Armed Forces/Homeland Security Program collects cleaning supplies, food and personal care items, along with donations of funds, for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. The Literacy Committee collects new and lightly used children's books for Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are non-judgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud. All contributions for these important programs will be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the FRW at P. O. Box 412, Fernley, NV 89408. Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation. Members also include women from Churchill County. For more information, contact Jonell Maple at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the FRW website fernleyrepublicanwomen.com.
Wishing Tree applications Applications for the 2022 Wishing Tree Program are available from Churchill County Social Services. Completed applications due back to Social Services by October 20 at 5 p.m. The Wishing Tree Program provides gifts during the holiday season for Churchill County youth 0 to 17 years of age who meet income and residency requirements. Applications may be picked up at Churchill County Social Services, 485 West B Street, Suite 105, in Fallon during normal business hours. The Wishing Tree Program is possible due to the combined volunteer efforts of the CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, Churchill County Social Services, and community members who donate both time and gifts. For more information, contact Melessa Walraven at 775-423-6695, extension 1280.
Wreaths Across America To order a wreath for Fernley’s NNVMC event, go to nnvc.org and click on Wreaths Across America for the pdf form, or mail your donation to: Nevada Veterans Coalition; P.O. Box 415; Fernley, NV 89408. To order for Fallon, go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.com. The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Roger Elliott is handing the Fallon campaign.
Vaccines For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county 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.
Library activities Stop by the Churchill County Library in October to take advantage of its activities for all ages. Read “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. Wear your Halloween costume on October 26 and 27! 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 October 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence to a decidedly captive audience.
Learn Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on October 12 and 26 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 Tuesdays from 3:15 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 with VR 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 from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!
Explore 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.
Enjoy Featured artist for October is Dennis Doyle. You may have seen his work in the halls of the county administration building at 155 N. Taylor Street. Come check out his exhibit of petroglyphs from the American southwest at the library through October. A conversation with author (and Fallon native) Dale Erquiaga, discussing his book “Three Wives’ Tale” takes place Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com.