Community bulletin board for March 9-15

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Churchill Democrats to meet today

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St. and East Fairview, just north of the library.

They will be planning spring and summer activities. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

CCHS hosts annual Grad Nite fundraiser

Join Churchill County High School for its annual Grad Nite Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 22 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Team registration begins at 8 a.m. and shotgun at 9 a.m. All funds raised will go toward a safe and sober Grad Nite for the class of 2023.

For information, call Elsie at 775-427-2950 or Alisha at 775-336-7132.

CEDA mixer March 17

The Churchill Entrepreneurial Development Association Business Council is having its first quarterly mixer for 2023.

The mixer is March 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Old Post Office on North Maine Street.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. RSVP to Sara Beebe-Wolker at or by phone at 775-423-8587 by March 15.

March 17 is also gives attendees an opportunity to wear their Irish or Greenwave green for St. Patrick’s Day.

The CEDA mixers are a good opportunity for guests to network and hear from educator Sue Segura.

With more than 35 years in education which includes teaching and administration, Segura is skilled in collaborative leadership, curriculum development, professional development of teachers and administrators, school and district improvement, finance management and human resource management.

Young Chautauqua program

The Churchill County Museum and instructor Glen Perazzo encourage ages 12-18 to participate in the new Young Chautauqua program. Performers will learn how to bring historical figures to life on stage through theatrical monologue and in full costume.

Meetings are every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum, 1050 S. Maine St., in Fallon.

This year’s character theme will focus on Fallon’s historical figures, diversity and families.

For information, call the museum’s education curator Jennifer Jones at 775-423-3677, ext. 1224. Registration forms are available at or at the front desk.

Folk music at the CAC

Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs are an Americana band from Bozeman, Montana, that infuses four-part harmonies, engaging songwriting, and rock ‘n’ roll drive into a modern approach to traditional folk music.

They perform in Fallon on Saturday.

The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 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.

Literary reading rescheduled

Michael P. Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert.

His program last weekend was postponed because of weather. He is now rescheduled for May 20 from 5-7 p.m.

The Art Bar & Galleries open at 5 p.m., and the literary reading begins Saturday at 5:30 p.m. It is free to the public. This reading is presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association and supported by Nevada Humanities.

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) who is making a difference in the lives of veterans or the veterans’ community, nominate them at

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 March 16 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

Rotary Club of Fallon

Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at the Stockman’s Steakhouse. Each meeting usually has a speaker. Guests are welcome.

• March 14: Mel Glover, Churchill County Museum

• March 21: Katelin O’Keefe and Julie Benninghove with Soroptimist International of Fallon, NV

• March 28: Kenneth Thomas, Naval Contractor

• April 4: Desiree Nordgren Bullis – Mobile Pet Grooming

Flood insurance

Flood damage is not covered under standard homeowners’, commercial, and renters’ insurance policies. Even when a federal disaster is declared, aid is usually provided in the form of low-interest loans which must be paid back and are likely to only cover a portion of your costs.

Policies are available through the National Flood Insurance Program or private insurance companies. Information may be found at

Radon awareness

Reducing high levels of radon in your home helps reduce your risk of lung cancer. Here are some steps to protect yourself radon-caused lung cancer:

• Stop smoking and discourage smoking in your home.

• Seal cracks in floors and walls with materials designed for this purpose.

• Increase air flow in your house by opening windows and using fans and vents.

• Ask about radon-resistant construction techniques if you are buying a new home.

Learn more at

Spring Craft Fair

The Spring Craft Fair is March 24-25 at Oasis Community Church, 1520 S. Maine St.

To reserve a booth, go to or call 775-315-6571

Oats Park Arts School

Here’s the new 2023 Winter/Spring schedule for the Oats Park Art School.

Workshops in store from Carly Strauss, Jeanne Evatt, Lori Bishop, Mandie Koeckes of Great Basin Apothecary, Megan Peterson, and our Art School Director Anne Johnson.

Classes are already filling up – visit the school website at soon to reserve your spot.

Pennington Center

March lunch menu items at the Pennington Life Center is now posted:

All are welcome to enjoy a hot meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays.

Just $6 for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for anyone 60 and older.

Churchill County Library

Looking for a new activity as we roll into spring? Check out the events and happenings at the Churchill County Library in March. No need to sign-up or preregister, excepted where noted, so just come on down to the library.

Special events:

• A drop-in 3D printing workshop takes place March 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and learn more about this popular technology.

• Reading with Rover takes place March 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence to a decidedly captive audience. Added bonus: our furry friends are great listeners!

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. EmployNV staff will help you with aspects of finding a new job.

Ongoing programs:

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Recognition given for every 100 books read on the way to 1,000. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

An exhibit of Nevada State Parks featuring photos from the Churchill County Museum is up all month. Ask at the library front desk for more information about the new Nevada Park Pass program.


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