Holiday performances

High School

Dec. 17 — 7 p.m. Band/Jazz Band and Strings in the CCHS Theater

Dec. 18: — 5 p.m. Minor Details Christmas caroling at the Homestead Convalescent Center, corner of A and Taylor streets.

Dec. 18: — 7 p.m. All Choirs in the CCHS Theater

Middle school

Dec. 17 — 6th grade music concert, 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Toys for Tots news

The MCL High Desert Detachment, along with “The Lights of Christmas” program, are seeking support of the 2013 “Toys for Tots” drive. All donations stay in the community. The collection boxes are in many places around town; just look for the toys for tots poster or logo. Volunteers are needed to assist the Toys for Tots program, which is run strictly by volunteers.

Collection boxes are now in the stores such as Walmart in Fallon and Fernley, Kent’s, Walgreens in Fallon and Fernley, Fallon Auto Mall, Jeff’s Digitex, Dollar Tree, Verizon, The Slanted Porch, Total Fitness, Louie’s Dollar Store, UPS Store, and Big R.

Young and old, male or female are welcome to give whatever time they have available. The season extends through Jan. 1. Volunteers are also needed for Fernley.

Call 775-427-4054 or e-mail for information or to volunteer.

Toys for Tots at Fallon Auto Mall

Bring a new unwrapped toy (over $10) to Fallon Auto Mall and pick up a ticket to win a $500 gift certificate.

Homestead Christmas event

The Homestead Christmas event is being held Dec. 18 from 3-7 p.m. There will be entertainment, hot drinks, sweets, pictures with Santa and an opportunity to make a handmade Christmas card for our local homebound seniors to receive with their Meals on Wheels delivery on Christmas day. Please come and share in the good cheer!

For information call The Homestead at 775-428-2428.

Christmas for Kids

The Christmas for Kids 2013 Toy Drive runs through Dec. 18.

The American Legion Post No. 37 has spearheaded this toy drive for 10 years. Toys collected from the Fernley locations will be distributed to those in need in the Fernley and the surrounding area.

Any family in need of assistance for toys can go to City Hall and fill out an application for their children Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gerald C. Daniels of American Legion Post No. 37 will distribute gifts on Dec. 21 at the Main Street fire station from 8-11 a.m., in conjunction with a pancake breakfast provided by the firemen.

Families in need of assistance for toys may call 775-750-5823 or the American Legion at 775-560-5833 or 775-575-0420.

Meet Santa

Santa will be visiting Louie’s Dollar Plus store in Fallon on Saturday Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 920 West Williams next to Safeway.

Kids of any age are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and whisper their secret Christmas wishes. Guests are welcome to take their picture with Santa with their personal cell phone or camera to share with family and friends. Every child under 18 will receive a candy cane. Children who may be too timid to talk to Santa may write a letter to him and drop it off at Louie’s Dollar Plus through Sunday. Santa will have plenty of time to respond before Christmas. Each letter must include a self-addressed envelope with the name of the child clearly written on the front.

Christmas Home Tour

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas Home Tour on Dec. 14.

The tour will showcase seven homes in the Fallon area and allow visitors to get in the holiday spirit as they explore these unique residences decked out with Christmas cheer. Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward Grad Night 2014. Tickets for the tour are available at the following businesses: Cobblestone Corner, J & K Llamas Nursery, Just Country Friends, Flower Tree Nursery,

Jeff’s Copy Express and Red Zinnia. Ticket prices are $20 per person or $15 per person for individuals 65–and-older.

Call Carol at 775-427-4136, Michele at 775-427-4996, or Skip at 775-560-9174 for information.

Holiday pet adoption

Fallon Animal Welfare Group (FAWG) will be joined by Animal Rescue Group of Northern Nevada in a holiday pet adoption featuring many wonderful cats and kittens.

The adoption will be held at Maggie’s Playhouse Doggie Daycare at 2000 Auction Road on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Come find the perfect new family member. Check us out at or 775-423-8650 for information.

Crafters welcome

Crafters of all kinds are welcome to turn out on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for the Student to Student Academic Club at the CCHS. Santa and elves will be there for pictures.

The space fee is $15 and tables will be provided. Contact Mary Olsen at 775-427-2181 to sign up.