Community news briefs for week of April 22

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Democratic Sawyer-Bryan dinner

The Churchill County Democrats’ annual Sawyer-Bryan Dinner and fundraiser will be May 10 at the Fallon Convention Center.

The dinner is named after two prominent Nevada governors, Grant Sawyer and Richard Bryan. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Wildhorse Cafe. Nevada Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager will be this year’s keynote speaker. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

RSVP by May 3 to, by phone to 775- 423-9224, or by mail to Churchill County Democrats, P.O. Box 1525, Fallon, NV 89407. Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased ahead on Eventbrite, or by sending a check to Churchill County Democrats. They may also be purchased at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

CAPS garage sale Friday, Saturday

CAPS garage sale will be held at the Oasis Community Church on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Rotary Club

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.

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

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 be celebrating its third annual street dance.

The fire department members would like to invite all citizens of the city of Fallon and Churchill County to come down and celebrate with us. 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 to the event 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 and cornhole.

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.

Greenwave Hall of Fame nominations

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

Categories include teams, athletes, coaches and supporters of Greenwave athletics. 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.

Return nomination packets 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 May for the many activities planned for the month.

Cards, crafts, exercise, games, 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 May.

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 May and dive into a variety of free events and programming for kids and adults.

Special events:

• Living with Fire – Celebrating Smokey the Bear’s 80th birthday during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month with two events to help you become more familiar with how to prevent and prepare for wildfires.

Led by the UNR Extension’s Living with Fire program, the first session on May 3 at 1:30 p.m., will include activities geared toward getting ready for evacuation and making communities more wildfire ready.

The second program on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. will focus on how wildfires spread and how to prepare homes to be safer during a wildfire. Programming gear toward upper elementary and middle school students. Come to one or both programs!

• Sen. Jacky Rosen’s office representative will be at the library on May 9 at 1 p.m. for “office hours.”

• Reading with Rover also takes place on May 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: keep the books! Another bonus: our furry friends are great listeners!

• Looking for work? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on May 2 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the library.

• Book discussion group for adults continues on May 23 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. This month’s topic is “mental health.” Bring your favorite read on this topic to discuss and share with others. Light refreshments served.

• Elementary Book Club meets May 31 in the Library Annex at 3 p.m. for those in grades 3 through 5. Reserve your book to take home at:

• Looking ahead to June, the Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 1 at 10 a.m. with an event featuring police, construction and fire vehicles up close. The program runs through July 31.

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.

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