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Local RPEN to meet Sept. 13
ELKO — The Elko County Retired Public Employees will hold their September meeting and picnic at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the VFW Hall located at 731 VFW Drive.
RPEN Director of Finance and Operations Kerry Armanasco will speak at the event.
All active and retired public employees are invited to attend. Chicken will be provided and members are asked to bring a side-dish or dessert.
For more information call Janice Barton at 738-8739.
Meet Elko’s new healthcare providers
ELKO — Meet two medical residents and their instructors who will soon be opening family medicine practices in Elko.
Elko will welcome these new doctors to town from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Western Folklife Center. The free event is sponsored by the Medicare in Elko Workgroup and will include finger foods and an open bar.
UNR’s School of Medicine has started a Rural Family Health Residency Program. Two future doctors will move to Elko next summer and see patients for two years as they complete their residency program.
Two UNR instructors will also move to Elko and open family medicine practices in January. Both instructors and residents will see Elko’s Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Friends of the Ruby Mountains to meet
Friends of the Ruby Mountains will meet from 6-8 p.m. Sept.13 at the U.S. Forest Service office on 12th Street. Everyone is welcome.
The agenda will include going over summer events, possible projects with the dispersed campsites in Lamoille Canyon, and possible winter events/projects.
Call 385-8870 for more info.
Christian camp slates retreat
SPRING CREEK — Cowboy’s Rest Christian Camp is hosting its 16th annual men’s retreat on Sept. 15-17.
The cost is $100 and covers two nights of lodging at the camp. Also included are five meals featuring wild game. Activities include paintball, mountain biking, canoeing and a trap shoot competition.
This year’s guest speaker is retired three-star general Tex Brown of the U.S. Air Force.
For more information, call 934-9806 or visit cowboysrest.org.
End of Summer 3D Archery shoot
ELKO — Elko Archery Club is hosting its End of Summer 3D Shoot on Sept. 17
Sign up at 8 a.m., shooting starts at 9 a.m.
Unmarked range finders are OK. Bring your own lunch and drinks.
Cost is $5 for members $10 for nonmembers
Elko Archery Range offers 20 targets.
Silver Stage Players to meet Sept. 21
ELKO — The Silver Stage Players will host a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 21at Round Table Pizza on Mountain City Highway.
Participants will recap the 2017 season, work on future planning, and make a revision to the bylaws, all while enjoying some pizza and friendship.
Anyone interested in the many aspects of theater is encouraged to attend, including acting, directing, costumes, technicians, etc. There is no age requirement or membership fee to join the theater company, only a desire to offer the area’s best theater and your time.
The Silver Stage Players, celebrating its 81st year, is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada.
Productions throughout Silver Stage’s nearly 80-year history include “Steel Magnolias,” “Bard in the Yard,” “The Little Princess,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and many others.
‘HAUNT After Dark’ coming in October
ELKO – “HAUNT After Dark,” Nevada’s scariest haunted complex terrorizing Elko, is coming in October.
HAUNT has been expanded into two premier attractions featuring the Psycho Circus and the After Dark Haunted House. Both haunts are professional, high-fear haunted attractions with new animatronics, technology and scare tactics never witnessed before.
Chicken doors have been installed for the weak to escape when they can’t handle the fear. Enter at your own risk.
The haunted house is located at 729 Douglas St., opening every Friday and Saturday night and Halloween at 7 p.m. starting Oct. 6. Admission is $10 for each haunt or purchase the $18 combo to experience both attractions. Whatever you fear you will find it in here.
Contact 738-2759 or HauntElko.com for the gory details. All proceeds benefit FISH and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko.
Yellow Dot stickers available
LAMOILLE – The Lamoille Women’s Club continues to provide the Yellow Dot Program, in which a yellow dot sticker is placed on a vehicle’s rear window to let first responders and rescue personnel know there is a yellow packet in the glove compartment with emergency and medical information should the vehicle be involved in an accident.
Yellow Dot Packets are available at the main Fire Station on the corner of Idaho Street and Mountain City Highway, the County Manager’s Office, the Elko Police Department, the Sheriff’s Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and the County Ambulance Service.
The Yellow Dot Program will also be available at the Fire Safety Firemen’s picnic Sept. 30 at the city park. For inquiries or more information, contact Martha Wallace at 340-6922.
Bereavement support group meets Sept. 18
ELKO – A bereavement support group meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Horizon Center, located in Horizon Hospice at 1250 Lamoille Highway, Suite 413.
All adults teens children and families are welcome to attend this peer-supported, no-cost gathering. A light supper and dessert will be provided.
Call 778-0612 for more information.
Lamoille Harvest Festival is coming soon
LAMOILLE — The 23rd Annual Lamoille Harvest Festival is fast approaching, and there are still openings for vendors.
The event, sponsored by the Lamoille Community Presbyterian Church, is Oct.7-9 at the Lamoille Ranchers Center.
The festival is open to vendors selling handcrafted items only. Booth space is $70 for 8x10 inside or 10x10 outside. Contact Susie at 738-2823 or Gina at 340-4934.
After-school crafts at the library
ELKO — Join Elko County Library for some creative fun with “After-School Crafts @ Your Public Library.” Children can be preregistered for Fall After-School Crafts to be held every first and third Wednesday of the month beginning Sept. 20 and running through Dec. 20.
Preregistration is required and there is no cost. This program is designed for children ages 5 years and older. Drop by the Library to register or call 738-3066 for additional information.
Mayor’s Arts Awards seeks nominees
ELKO — The Honorable Mayor Chris Johnson and the Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board are seeking nominations for the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.
Nomination forms are available at the City of Elko website, www.ci.elko.us, or can be picked up at City Hall, 1751 College Ave.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 28. For questions or more information call Jeremy Draper at 777-7217.
Heart and Shield: Family violence prevention
ELKO — The Heart and Shield program provides parents and children with resources and skills to strengthen family relationships and build resilience. Parent survivors of former domestic violence and their children ages birth-18 may be eligible to participate.
This 9-week education program includes a light meal, separate skill building activities for adults and children, and family activities to practice skills together. Families practice ways to encourage one another, communicate and problem-solve together; build trust, teamwork and hope for the future; and learn new coping and stress management skills.
This free program begins mid-September. A program demonstration will be from 5:30-6:30 Sept. 13 at the Elko County Cooperative Extension office, 701 Walnut St. Call 340-8360 or email email@example.com for more information.
Third annual Puppy Love run/walk
ELKO — The Family Resource Center is hosting the third Annual Puppy Love, a 5k fun run/walk, Sept. 17 at Johnny Appleseed Park with proceeds to benefit the Family Resource Center.
This unique event allows participants to run or walk with their dogs. Registration is $30 and free for entrants under age 16. Wag bags with goodies, including race shirts, are free for adults entering the run/walk.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. with walkers beginning at 7:45 a.m. and runners at 8 a.m. A finish-line celebration includes race medals, awards for dogs and a raffle. Raffle prizes include huge gift baskets and many more items. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
Pre-register online to save $10 off the registration fee at https://runsignup.com/Race/NV/Elko/PuppyLove5K.
Everyone is welcome to participate with, or without, dogs. For safety reasons all dogs must remain on a 6-foot leash and be friendly participants. For information call the Family Resource Center at 753-7352 or visit www.elkofrc.org.
Discussing ‘Walden’ at the library
ELKO — On Monday, Sept.18, the Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Henry David Thoreau’s self-reliance classic “Walden.”
The book club will meet at 6 pm in the Library Meeting Room. Copies of the book are available for check-out. All are welcome to attend.
Call Patrick Dunn at the library for more information, 738-3066.
Making things at the library
ELKO — Elko County Library invites youth, ages 10 to 18, to explore, discover, create and invent “things” at the Library.
Bring your imagination and join us Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. for Maker Monday (the third Monday of each month). Children will be working with optical illusions. Are you up to the challenge? The Library will provide all of the materials.
For more information, please contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org.
Healing workshops for survivors of suicide loss
ELKO — Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt will present “Understanding Your Suicide Grief, Exploring Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart,” in 12 sessions, one hour each, starting Sept. 18 in classroom 1 at Elko Hospital.
The free workshop runs from 6-7 p.m.
There will be required reading and writing. Understanding Your Greif Workshop is limited to 10 participants.
To sign up for the workshop send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lynette Vega at 775-397-1911.
Losing a loved one or a friend to suicide can be a difficult unique journey. “It is OK to reach out for help,” Vegas said. “The workshop is a ‘safe place’ to explore your emotions.”
Spring Creek water meeting set
SPRING CREEK — Spring Creek Association property owners are invited to a Community Water Consumer Session at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Spring Creek High School gym.
The forum is presented by the Bureau of Consumer Affairs, State Sen. Pete Goicoechea, Assemblyman John Ellison and the SCA to discuss current water issues.
For information, call the SCA at 753-6295 or visit their website at www.springcreeknv.org.
Spaghetti fundraiser for strings orchestra
ELKO — The fifth annual spaghetti lunch fundraiser for the Elko High School strings orchestra is set for noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
Cost is $10 per person or $30 for four people. Funds raised go toward students’ travel accounts.
For information, contact string orchestra director Rod Royce at 738-3375, ext. 103, or email@example.com.
Tween Book & Movie Club
ELKO — Tweens! Books! Movies! All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book & Movie Club on Sept. 26 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
For the September meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “Where the Red Fern Grows” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book by Wilson Rawls. Snacks will be served.
Tweens may pick up a copy of the book at the Library so they can read it before watching the film. For more information, contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org.