Community bulletin board for early February

AAUW fundraiser Feb. 11

On Feb. 11, AAUW is sponsoring a film and hors d'oeuvres extravaganza at the Fallon Theater. The movie is “French Kiss” starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Hors d'oeuvres and Irish coffee served at 1:30 p.m. and movie at 2 p.m. The $20 donation will go to local scholarships for girls.

Tickets available at Jeff's and the theater.

Churchill Dems to meet

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St., on the corner of South Maine Street and East Fairview, just north of the library. They will be electing officers for the next two years. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Youth awards

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is seeking nominations for the Youth Serving Veterans Award.

If you know of someone, age 19 or younger, or a group of young people (same age requirement applies) making a difference in the lives of veterans or the veterans’ community, now is the time to nominate them:

WNC nursing

WNC's Nursing program applicants are reminded of upcoming dates to take the required entrance exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Testing is scheduled Feb. 3, Feb. 24, March 3 and March 16. Testing is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cedar Building 320 on the Carson City campus.

Check in at 8:30 a.m. Students must complete the entrance exam no later than April 1 to be considered for admission into the Fall 2023 Nursing program.

For information, contact the Nursing and Allied Health office at 775-445-4425 or email

Churchill Arts Council

Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Hero Trio appears at the Oats Park Art Center on Feb. 11. In addition to the performance at 8 p.m., the box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning one hour later.

Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Youth and students (with valid student ID) $10. Tickets are available at Jeff’s Copy Express or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440.

Churchill County Library

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 story time 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.

Learn:  Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by. 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.

Pennington Center

What's for lunch? Check out the January offerings at the Pennington Life Center and stop by for your favorites! Lunch served promptly at 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. All ages are welcome.


Emergency VA health care

Veterans in acute suicidal crisis will be able to go to any Veterans Affairs or non-VA health care facility for emergency health care at no cost – including inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days and outpatient care for up to 90 days.

Veterans do not need to be enrolled in the VA system to use this benefit.

This expansion of care will help prevent veteran suicide by guaranteeing no cost, world-class care to veterans in times of crisis. It will also increase access to acute suicide care for up to 9 million veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA.

Preventing veteran suicide is VA’s top clinical priority and a top priority of the Biden administration. This effort is a key part of VA’s 10-year National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide and the Biden-Harris administration’s plan for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide. In September, VA released the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, which showed that veteran suicides decreased in 2020 for the second year in a row, and that fewer veterans died by suicide in 2020 than in any year since 2006.

The final policy will allow VA to perform the following:

•  Provide, pay for, or reimburse for treatment of eligible individuals’ emergency suicide care, transportation costs, and follow-up care at a VA or non-VA facility for up to 30 days of inpatient care and 90 days of outpatient care.

• Make appropriate referrals for care following the period of emergency suicide care.

• Determine eligibility for other VA services and benefits.

• Refer eligible individuals for appropriate VA programs and benefits following the period of emergency suicide care.

If you’re a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive 24/7 confidential support. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. To reach responders, Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online at, or text 838255.


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