Community news briefs for week of April 8

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Rotary Club

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

Join Rotary for Bingo Night on April 26 at the Pennington Life Center on 952 S. Maine St. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bingo play at 6 p.m. A $20 Buy-in includes pack of five games of three bingo cards and a dauber. Additional game packs are $10 each and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

There will be multiple winners each game and winners may choose prize from the gift table. Proceeds will go to benefit local youth scholarships and youth leadership programs.

Elks Lodge April meals

April meals at the Fallon Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St.

• Blue Pig Call-in Dinner, April 12, 5-7 p.m.

Included are pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw or potato salad, corn on the cob.

Cost is your “little piggy bank” or a cash donation. Donations will support the Nevada State Elks Association state major projects.

• Elks Fish Fry, is April 19. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this dinner will be used to fix lighting issues inside the lodge.

Fire department street dance

On May 10 from 5-9 p.m. on Carson Street in front of the firehouse, the Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will host its third annual street dance.

The fire department members would like to invite residents of Churchill County to come celebrate. This event is a way for the fire department to showcase some goodwill in our community and provide an evening of entertainment and games for all to enjoy.

Attendance is free and the city of Fallon is donating all of the food and soda/water for the event. Some of the highlights from this year’s event include fire truck rides, a federal fire smoke trailer demonstration, free ice cream, free trip-tip sandwiches and hot dogs, free soda or water, no host bar, disc. Jockey and dancing, raffle items, cornhole games and many more.

The fire department will also be pre-selling raffle tickets for our general raffle on the night of the event. You do not need to be present to win. If you would like tickets for the raffle, there will be tickets available at the firehouse, with all the members of the department and at select businesses in Fallon.

Look for updates on our Facebook page for ticket locations. Tickets will also be available at the event.

Greenwave Hall of Fame nominations

Nominations are now being accepted until May 31 for the Greenwave Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Categories include teams, athletes, coaches and supporters of Greenwave athletics. The date for this year’s induction is the last weekend of September. A gathering of the present and former inductees, former athletes and the community is planned for Sept. 26 with the introduction of the Class of 2024 scheduled before kickoff of the varsity football game between Truckee and Fallon. The banquet is Sept. 28 at the Fallon Convention Center.

Nomination forms may be found at for the four categories. Any application received after May 31 will be considered for the following year.

The committee urges nominators to review the packet and take their time in completing the application with attention to detail and supplemental material. Failure to answer and complete each question will result in rejection, and the person nominating will be asked to resubmit.

Once the nominators complete the application packet, they should return it to the GHOF via email to If the nominators feel as though they need to mail the packet, they may do so before the deadline to the following address:

Greenwave Hall of Fame

2040 Reno Hwy Box 217

Fallon, NV 89406

New museum hours

The Churchill County Museum is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Pennington Life Center

Stop by the Pennington Life Center in February for the many activities planned for the month.

Cards, crafts, exercise, games, dressing up for Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, discussion on voting, welfare representative available to answer questions, Medicare representative and computer assistance are just a few of the activities and resources available at the Pennington Life Center in April.

Plenty of good eats at the Pennington Life Center: All are welcome to partake. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $6 for those under age 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and older.

Churchill County Library

See what the Churchill County Library offers in April and dive into a variety of free events and programming for kids and adults.

April 8-13 is National Library Week. Stop by and write a note about why you love the library and be entered into a special prize drawing.

Special events:

• Spice Club in April examines sumac. Pick up some at the library desk and share your culinary creations on social media and tag the library.

• Sen. Jacky Rosen’s office representative will be at the library on April 18 at 1 p.m. for “office hours.” Stop by and let the senator’s staff know what’s on your mind.

• Reading with Rover also takes place on April 18 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!

• The library now has a seed library. Come and learn more about saving seeds year after year from the folks at the Walker Basin Conservancy on April 19 at 1:30 p.m.

• Looking for work? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on April 11 and 25 at 2 p.m. at the library.

• Elementary Book Club meets April 26 in the Library Annex at 3 p.m. for those in grades 3 through 5. Reserve your book to take home at:

• Book discussion group for adults continues on April 25 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. This month’s topic is “books about books.” Bring your favorite read on this topic to discuss and share with others. Light refreshments served.

Mother’s Day train rides

The V&T Railway Commission will host train rides over Mother’s Day weekend May 11-12.

Guests will rediscover Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills on the V&T Carson City-Virginia City route meandering through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored 1914 Pullman coach led by a 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive.

The all-day train excursion is narrated with historical facts and anecdotes. Departing from Carson City’s Eastgate Depot, the 24-mile round trip tour includes a 3.5-hour stopover in Virginia City, where guests can stroll the boardwalks and explore restaurants, shops, saloons, museums, mines and more.

Complimentary coffee, mimosas and pastries will be served. Additionally, each mom will receive a gift. Cost for adults (ages 16 and up) is $65, and children (ages 2-15) $45. Infants 24 months and under ride free when sitting on a parent's lap.

For information or tickets, visit

USDA funding

Funding is available from USDA Rural Development Nevada for nonprofits, tribes, colleges and universities to create revolving loan fund programs and support training and technical assistance for rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

Application deadlines are June 30. For information or to apply contact 775-443-4756.

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