COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Join us for Storytime at the Churchill County Library each Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.; includes stories, songs and a craft.
The library has hundreds of books on a wide variety of subjects for your enjoyment either in the building or at home.
Did you know reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost brain power? Well it’s true and the library can help with that!
Read it and reap
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Read it and Reap! is a fun and exciting early literacy program for infants through age 5 to get them ready to read. Information is available at the Churchill County Library and the website.
Logos Christian Academy
Logos Christian Academy, a small private classical Christian school, located at 665 Sheckler Road, is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.
We offer classes Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you require additional information or would like to set up a testing time, please contact Dayna at 775-428-1825.
USDA food distribution
USDA Food Distribution will be at the American Legion Post #16, 90 N. Ada St., from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15. Please bring your Nevada photo I.D. and if necessary, proof of Churchill County residency. Also, bring your own boxes and/or carts.
Navy Seabee dinner/ball
The 75th Navy Seabee anniversary dinner/ball is March 18 at the Fallon Elks Lodge. Cost is $20-$50 depending upon rank or civilian. Dinner is tri-tip or baked Chicken. Social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Dress is semi-formal or dinner dress blue. RSVP call Jennifer at 775-426-2500 or Jennifer.email@example.com or 775-426-3649.
Churchill Co. Democrats
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on March 9 at the Churchill County Administration Complex on the corner of North Taylor and A streets in room 136.
They will be planning the annual Sawyer-Bryan Dinner, April 6. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Volunteers needed for food distribution
Volunteers needed in Fallon to help distribute food during the day, one Wednesday every two months. Must be able to stand at least five hours. Contact Anne weekdays between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 775-423-2670.
St. Patrick’s blood drive
St. Patrick’s Knight’s of Columbus Blood Drive is Feb. 25
Starts at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rose Room on 850 West 4th St. Appointments or information contact Pat at 775-423-2436. Walk-ins are welcome.
Lahontan ES fundraiser
The Wizard of Z Tea Party to benefit the Pennies Count Fund and Lahontan Parent Teacher Organization is March 4 from 10 a.m.-noon.
The event will be held at the Lahontan Elementary School Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Children 2 and uner are free.
Light refreshments and tea will be served. Activities will include face painting by Ivy the Artist, photo props, various learning and craft centers including an etiquette class. Also, door prizes.
Tickets may be purchased at Financial Horizon Credit Union or by contacting Selia at LES, 775-423-1999.
Lyon County Republicans
The Lyon County Republican Central Committee will hold its next meeting on March 4, at the Fernely High School Library, 1300 HWY 95A, Fernley.
The meeting will start at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend and learn more about grassroots politics and meet with Republican officials
Grief share support group
Grief share support group, 805 Esmeralda St. Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. through April 20. The group will provide help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Anyone is welcome to attend at any point as each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence. For information, visit http://www.griefshare.org or call 775-686-8375.
Local authors reading
Local authors will be reading their work at the Telegraph Coffee Shop (Daily Grind) Mondays at 6 p.m.
This event is open to the public. Laurel Topken, Katherine Weaver, Judy Carlson and Julie King will be reading a variety of stories in different genres.
CC Republicans lunch
The Churchill County Republican Central Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. The meeting is upstairs at The Depot with lunch available for $10.
The meeting is generally open to all Republicans and interested citizens and often includes interesting presentations from elected officials and Republican leaders.
Blue Sky Thrift Store
The Blue Sky Thrift Store (formerly Fallon Humboldt Shredders) is located at 290 S. Maine St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bagged clothing sales are $4 per plastic shopping bag full of clothing available on Saturdays.
We are in need of re-sellable furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. To make donations or schedule a free pickup, call 775-217-0086 or 775-423-6140. Drop-offs are made at the store location. Proceeds help provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and families in need through community voucher programs.
Stuf ’n Such Thrift Store
It’s March! Let’s leap into spring! Try your luck with the leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Come and see if you can find the pot o’ gold.
The Stuf ‘n Such Thrift Store, owned and operated by Banner Churchill Community Hospital Auxiliary, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 99 S. Nevada St., 775-423-6446. (Donations accepted during open hours.)
BCCH employees and active-duty military (with ID) now enjoy a 50 percent discount every day. Other military family members also get the discount on Saturdays.
All proceeds support the hospital and local health and welfare activities.
Visit us on Facebook at BCCH Auxiliary Store “Stuf N’ Such”.
Out of Egypt
Out of Egypt Thrift and Gift, providing for ongoing needs of food and hunger, is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 121 S. Allen Rd. Phone is 775-217-0542.
Our donation center is located at 1075 Taylor Place (behind Walmart). Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Phone is 775-737-3784.
military & veterans
American Legion Post 16 activities
Help support our vets. Hall rental 775-423-3008 or 775-217-3845. Call the American Legion at 775-423-3008. 90 N. Ada St.
Crab feed — The 7th annual Sons of the American Legion Crab Feed is March 25. Cost is $40 per ticket for all you can eat king crab legs.
Ticket sales end March 10. No walk-ins. Call 775-423-3008 or Ken Clasen at 775-217-4607.
Fish Fry — Come and enjoy a great Fish Fry (Icelandic Cod) dinner the first Friday of every month from 6-8 p.m. for $5.
Also enjoy a rib-eye steak dinner the third Friday of every month from 6-8 p.m. for $15. (Open to the public.)
For more information, call 775-423-3008.
Meetings — The American Legion Post 16 general meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 general meeting is held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.
All veterans and sons of veterans interested in joining the legion or SAL, please contact the post at 775-423-3008.
The Fleet Reserve Association is an active opponent of the Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, active duty, retired or any who served a tour of duty.
Join us or just check out a meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall.
VFW Auxiliary meetings
Auxiliary VFW Post #1002 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on South Maine Street.
New members and transfers are always welcome.
For information, call 775-423-6201 or 775-423-4606.
Marine Corps League
The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the first Saturday of each month at noon in the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.
The league is open to all marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.
Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for more information.
Each Friday at 9 a.m. – take pounds off sensibly with our fun group! Join us for motivation at the Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.
Cost is $5 per month with an annual fee of $32. For more information, call Nancy at 775-423-4568 or Jo at 775-867-3244.
Al-anon, a 12-step program, meets every Wednesday and Sunday. Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Churchill County Library annex. Sunday meetings in the annex are from 2-3 p.m. Another Sunday Al-anon (12-step program) meets every week from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 1490 Grimes St.
The Oasis Squares, Fallon’s square dance club, will meet Friday, 7-9 p.m., at Highland Estates, 570 N. Sherman St. Experienced dancers always welcome. Come dance in a square and make a circle of friends.
Call Linda at 775-455-5997.
The Freemasons of Churchill Lodge No. 26 F&AM of Fallon meet the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at 39 S. Maine St., in the Fallon Fraternal Hall and Community Center.
Sojourning Masons are invited to join us. For further information, call 775-423-4625.
The Artists’ Critique Workshop welcomes artists of all levels and media to join a monthly critique workshop held the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Churchill County Museum.
The goal is to provide encouragement to like-minded artists with constructive suggestions and support within a positive environment.
Fallon Tea Party
The Fallon Tea Party meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of the county administration building on North Taylor St.
Find us on the web at http://www.fallonteaparty.org.
For information, email jfalk6808 cccomm.net or call 619-887-6808.
Toastmasters Fallon is every Thursday. If you are interested in developing stronger speaking and leadership skills, join us at Highland Manor, 550 N. Sherman St., at 6:30 pm.
Call Carla at 775-867-5591.
Hearts of Gold Quilters
The Hearts of Gold Quilters meets Thursdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.
All quilters are welcome.
We meet weekly to make donation quilts as well as work on our own projects.
Child support enforcement
Child support enforcement services are available through the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office. Contact the Churchill County DA, Child Support Division at 775-423-8423.
The staff may be able to help establish parentage and help obtain a child support order. Pick up an application at the Churchill County Child Support Office at 165 N. Ada St. Or go to http://www.churchillcounty.org and follow the links to the DA’s Child Support Division.
The office is open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
WNC Fallon Driver Ed
Safety tips, driving regulations and handling peer pressure are all covered in Driver Education courses offered by Western Nevada College in Fallon during the spring semester. In Fallon, a daily class is offered April 17-21 and a Saturday class begins on May 6. For info: 775-445-4463 or Tracy.Bradfute@wnc.edu.
Domestic violence support
Fallon’s domestic violence support group meets each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 775-423-1313 for location.
Fallon Horseman’s Association holds monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Factory, 2199 W. Williams Ave.
Anyone interested in our open horse shows and other events is welcome to come the meeting.
Visit our unique shop located inside Banner Churchill Community Hospital. We sell a variety of items including purses, jewelry, baby items and See’s Candy.
Hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
We are owned and operated by BCCH Hospital Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. Proceeds benefit BCCH and other community health events.
Caregiver support groups
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.
The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.
Open discussion with a trained facilitator. Free of charge and walk-ins welcome. Date: Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon. Location: The Homestead. 365 West A St. Facilitators: Candy Foster & Jason Thornton. Contact: 800-272-3900. On-site respite services provided. Please RSVP to use respite services.