Holiday events – Dec. 3 |

Holiday events – Dec. 3


The city of Fallon will have several events on Friday to kick off the Christmas season.

The Douglass House opens its doors from 4-5:45 p.m. as refreshments and good tidings will be hosted by Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. and the Fallon City Council: Bob Erickson, Kelly Frost and James Richardson.

Residents are invited to tour City Hall and The Douglass House and meet department heads and elected officials who serve the community and provide city services.

Following the open house will be the tree lighting at 6 p.m., a tradition held annually since 1929.

This Christmas tradition is a joyous event in Fallon when the community turns out for carolers, cookies and hot chocolate, the first glimpse of Santa and to watch the Christmas tree light up downtown.

A distinguished member of the community is chosen each year to “push the plunger” which lights up the tree.

craft fairs

CCMS craft fair

The Churchill County Middle School at 650 S. Maine St. is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission is $1.

Winter Wonderland Craft Night

Northside Early Learning Center will host its sixth annual Winter Wonderland Family Craft Night on Thursday from 4:30–7:30 p.m.

The Parent Involvement Committee puts on this event with the help from NELC staff. Santa will be present to take pictures with children. There will be a craft table with 10 crafts; three crafts for $5 and 50 prizes will be raffled off, five tickets for $1. Papa Murphy pizza will be sold.

Sagebrush Sisters

Please join the Sagebrush Sisters for their Fine Art and Craft Boutique on Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fallon’s historic Old Post Office.

New Vendors and AAUW Candy Ladies will be there. Live entertainment. For information, call 775-423-5465.

Methodist Church bazaar

The United Methodist Women Christmas bazaar & treasures is Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The one-day event will be held at the United Methodist Church, 280 E. Stillwater Ave.


Eagles breakfast with Santa

Fallon Eagles & Auxiliary Aerie 1447 Breakfast with Santa Claus is Saturday from 8-10:30 a.m. at Eagles Hall 7977 Reno Highway.

Admission is $7 per adult and children under 10 $3. Also, bring one non-perishable food item per family. (Children must be accompanied an adult).

Breakfast includes a visit with Santa, a photograph taken by a professional photographer of each child with Santa Claus, and a free 4×6 photo.

The Eagles are donating all proceeds from this breakfast The Wishing Tree & Food Basket programs that provide gifts & food at Christmas for Churchill County youth in need.

For more information call 775-867-2447.


Homestead Christmas fun

Celebrate Christmas at the Homestead on Dec. 11 from 4-6 p.m. at 365 West A St.

RSVP by Dec. 5. For information, call 775-428-2428.

Santa Claus will arrive to meet with children and photographs will be available. Rising Sun Gallery is supplying art supplies and instructions for children and residents to make holiday cards for the clients for CareNet and for the sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Fallon.

Caroling is provided by Byron Sorensen.

NHP’s Cram the Cruiser

The Nevada Highway Patrol presents Cram the Cruiser on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fallon Walmart.

Help fill the car with donations help our community’s homebound senior citizens. Items needed include non-perishable food items, paper goods, warm blocks, clothing, household needs, magnifying products fun things and any item to spoil or pamper the seniors.

Relay for Life

The Fallon Relay for Life is having Wrapping as a Cure for th holidays.

On Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., volunteers will wrap your presents for a donation at the Old Post Office, 90 N. Maine Street. On Dec. 20 and Dec. 22; times are 6-8 p.m. In addition to the wrapping, Relay for Life will have items patrons can order for Christmas.

XL Hospice activities

XL Hospice invites folks in the community to hang an ornament in memory of their deceased loved one(s) on the Memory Tree located at the XL Hospice Office (570 S. Maine St. any Monday-Friday, Dec. 1-23, 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-5 p.m.

All are invited to a Holiday Memorial on Dec. 16 from 6-7 p.m. (Gathering to remember deceased loved ones).


Toys for Tots applications

Toys for Tots is now taking applications for 2014.

Applications may be obtained by going on line at and following the link or calling 775-427-4054 and one will be sent.

Toys for Tots depends on the great volunteers who donate their time and the people who donate toys or money to buy toys. Without these people there would not be a holiday for the many children that Toys for Tots helps.

Toys for Tots is always looking for more volunteers in Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs. If you are interested, call 775-427-4054 or e-mail at

Toys will be distributed in mid-December.

Annual toy run

Hosted by the IOMC Rollin’ 12, the fifth annual Fallon Toy Run is Saturday.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Tu Brothers Motorosports, 2040 Reno Highway, and the run begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the American Legion, 90 S. Ada St.

Cost of entry is one new unwrapped toy per bike or vehicle.

Wishing Tree program

CC Communications Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (CCCITPA) and Churchill County Social Services are joining forces to request your support and help for the 2014 Holiday Season.

The Wishing Tree program helps eligible and less fortunate residents of Churchill County with their gift giving.

The Wishing Tree program can only succeed with businesses and citizens of our community making donations. CCCITPA shops in Churchill County, all donations received, are utilized within the community.

For information call Dawn at 775 217-9773 or email

Gifts for Giving

No Strings Attached Community Services will be giving away good used toys, books, children’s clothes and Christmas decorations that have been donated.

The Gifts for Giving is Dec. 20 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the multipurpose building behind the Christian Life Center, 1435 Kaiser St.

The church is still taking donations through Dec. 19. Drop them off at CLC or call Carol at 775-427-2367 to arrange for pick up.

Anyone who needs good, used items to give to their children will find that these items are free.