Community Bulletin Board: Halloween events scheduled

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        • The Churchill County Search and Rescue's Trunk or Treat is Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Venturacci Park.

• The city of Fallon’s day and time for trick-or-treating is Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

• Haunted Jail-Zombie Outbreak: Oct: 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.


Parks & Recreation offerings for October

Churchill County Parks & Recreation offers activities and classes for everyone this fall! Registration and payment for activities is all online at:

Boots N Britches Play Days

Join us on Wednesday, 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.

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. 

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



Wreaths Across America

To order a wreath for Fernley’s NNVMC event, go to 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 The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Roger Elliott is handing the Fallon campaign.



       For those interested in COVID testing and vaccine opportunities offered by the county the schedule is posted has been posted:

     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.


 “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 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!


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.


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.

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: 

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

Guided tour of Rafters 3C Arena Nov. 5

The American Association of University Women, Fallon Chapter has arranged for a guided tour of the new Rafters 3C Arena on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Arena is located at the south end of the Churchill County Fairground lot on Sheckler Road.

The public is invited to attend. All funds raised will provide scholarships for high school seniors.

For information, call 775-762-7373 or email

Community prayer on Wednesdays

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fallon is open from noon until 1 p.m. every Wednesday for community prayer. This is not a worships service; rather an opportunity to pray or sit silently for a few minutes or remain through the hour. All are encourage to savor this sacred space.


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