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‘A Christmas Carol’ Dec. 5-9 at GBC Theatre
ELKO — The Great Basin College Theatre Department is bringing the community the Christmas classic, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
Shows will run Dec. 5-9 at 7 p.m., with an additional matinee show 2 p.m. Dec. 9.
Bring the whole family for an evening of singing and dancing and all of the joys of the holiday season.
This GBC Theatre production is directed by Amber Adeline Brown.
All admissions are $5. Advance tickets are available in Berg Hall on the Elko GBC campus.
For more information, contact John Rice at 753-2240 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cocktail hour for poetry gathering volunteers
ELKO — A recruitment cocktail hour and social for Cowboy Poetry Gathering volunteers is slated from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon.
Resident s can find out more about volunteering for the 34th national Gathering. Sign-ups are available for unfilled positions – you can register to volunteer any time on the Western Folklife Center website — and the lead volunteers for all positions as well as Western Folklife staff will be on hand.
Your participation helps to make the annual Gathering a huge success.
Retired school employees to meet
ELKO – The Elko County Retired School Employees Association’s December meeting will begin at 12:18 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Terrace at Ruby View Senior and Active Lifestyle Center, 1795 Ruby View Drive.
Participants are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. prior to moving to the conference room for the meeting.
All retired teachers, support staff and administrators are welcome to attend and there is no charge. For more information contact Walt Lovell, president of the Elko County Retired School Employees Association, at 738-6956 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Resource Center Pearl Harbor Social
ELKO — The Great Basin College Veterans Resource Center will host the third annual Pearl Harbor Social at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Leonard Center on the GBC Elko campus.
The Pearl Harbor Social is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A turkey and ham dinner, with a variety of side dishes and deserts will be catered by Jeff Schwartzkopf.
Music will be provided by Larry’s Music.
Admission is free and open to the public. We hope to see you and your family there!
Young Life fundraiser on Dec. 9
ELKO – The first annual Young Life Holiday Bazaar and Raffle Fundraiser is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at 616 Commercial St. during the Snowflake Festival.
The event will feature hot beverages and Christmas shopping with Premier Designs, LulaRoe, Scentsy, Posh, Lipsense, and Buzy Maken Creationz.
Raffle tickets are $1. Call 775-299-3174 if you have questions.
Enter the Gingerbread House Contest
ELKO — The Elko County Library is hosting its 19th Annual Family Gingerbread House Contest. This event encourages families to spend time together during the busy holiday season by creating a gingerbread house.
A contest packet with registration, guidelines, and recipes is available at the Library and its website. Families can deliver their gingerbread houses to the Library from now through Dec. 9.
For more information contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org.
Folklife Center exhibits run through Dec. 9
ELKO — Dec 1-9 is the last chance to visit the Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery at 501 Railroad St. before closure of the exhibits “Land, Language and Clay,” works by Tuscarora artists Dennis and Ben Parks; “Way Out West: Images of the American Ranch,” photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 1936-1943; and the continuing “From the Western Folklife Center Collection” exhibition.
Christmas book giving tree
ELKO — The Elko County Reading Council is sponsoring its Book Tree with a new partner, The Mudd Hutt.
The program has provided hundreds of books to children in Elko County Schools who might not have been able to obtain books themselves.
Pick an ornament from the tree at either Mudd Hutt coffee shop location, 2196 E. Idaho St. in Elko or 278 Spring Creek Parkway in Spring Creek. Buy a book for the child on the ornament and return it to the Mudd Hutt unwrapped by Dec. 10. All the books are for children in Elko County Schools.
Participants will receive 50 cents off any Mudd Hutt drink.
For any questions or to make a monetary donation to this project, contact Kathy McLeod at 777-5165.
Christmas home decoration contest is back
ELKO & SPRING CREEK – Didn’t it seem like everyone used to decorate more for the holidays when you were a kid? Well, let’s get back into that spirit! Let’s have a Christmas decoration contest for the homes in our community!
That’s the message from Coldwell Banker Algerio/Q-Team Realty, High Mark Construction, Stewart Title and Cortney Worline, Farmers Insurance.
So, put up the bright lights, Nativity scenes, the cute reindeer, and that jolly Santa for your chance to win $250 cash. Nominate your neighbors’ house or your own, before noon on De. 15. Just call either office of Coldwell Banker Algerio Q-Team Realty in Elko, 738-4078 or in Spring Creek, 738-9866.
All Elko and Spring Creek single-family homes are eligible. So, “Be A Griswold” and get into the spirit and decorate your house for the Christmas holiday season.
Jam On! at the Folklife Center
ELKO — Join the musical jam session at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13.
The bar will be open, serving no-host Ruby Mountain beers and other refreshing beverages. Facilitated by Southwind, participants are invited to bring their favorite tunes to share, instruments, friends and fans.
Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this free program has been funded, in part, by ArtPlace America, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Let’s Dance! at the Folklife Center
ELKO — Dancing continues at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14.
Dance lessons in a selected style begin at 6 p.m., followed by open social dancing at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5. Adults and teens are welcome, no partner or experience necessary.
For questions/information on lesson specifics, contact ElkoLetsDance@gmail.com.
Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded in part by ArtPlace America, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learn what’s ‘Behind the Carols’
SPRING CREEK — Spring Creek Christian Academy will host a free performance of “Behind the Carols” beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Elko Convention Center.
“Behind the Carols” takes a look at the beginnings of some of the most beloved Christmas carols. You’ll laugh, you’ll sing, and you’ll be glad that you came.
Free admission. Doors open at 6:30. For more information call 777-1222.
Christmas RPEN meeting Dec. 15
ELKO — The Elko County chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold their monthly meeting and holiday dinner on Dec. 15 starting with lunch ($3) at 11:30 followed by a brief meeting and entertainment by the Elko High School Choraliers at the Terrace Senior Center at 1795 Ruby View Drive.
All active and retired public employees who are in the PERS retirement system are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Dec. 13 to Hal Keaton email@example.com or Margaret Marcucci, 934-7361.
Santa to visit library on Dec. 15
ELKO — Santa is coming to the Elko County Library from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15.
Each child will get to share their Christmas wishes with Santa and receive a gift from him. Photos will be taken.
For more information contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit the Library’s website at www.elkocountylibrary.org.
Breakfast with Santa in Spring Creek
SPRING CREEK—Meet Santa and his elves at the first annual “Breakfast with Santa,” set for 8 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Fairway Community Center.
Enjoy a pancake and bacon breakfast, hot cocoa, a picture with Santa and ornament making for the kids. Olaf the Snowman will also be there.
The proceeds will provide a special Christmas for local families. Tickets are $2 per person and must be purchased early to reserve your space.
Visit Family Dental Care, 263 Spring Valley Pkwy., Ste. A3 or call 738-3500 for information and to buy tickets.
Spring Creek Key Club will wrap presents
SPRING CREEK — Spring Creek High School’s Key Club is having a donation-based fundraiser on Dec.16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The group will be wrapping Christmas presents that the community brings in. It will be held in the multipurpose room at Spring Creek High School.
Handbell concert at First Presbyterian
ELKO – The Elko Handbell Concert is scheduled at 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1559 Sewell Drive.
Admission is free, and donations will be gratefully accepted.
Christmas musical at Ruby Mountain Bible
SPRING CREEK — Ruby Mountain Bible Church, 475 Diamondback Drive in Spring Creek, is performing “Were You There on That Christmas Night?” at 11 a.m. Dec. 17.
The musical by Lloyd Larson, which celebrates the story of Christ’s birth, will be sure to focus your holiday on what is important.
Join the church for Sunday School at 9:30 or just come for the performance at 11 a.m.
For more information call RMBC at 753-6700.
Book club to discuss ‘Cross Creek’
ELKO — On Dec. 18 the Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Marjorie K. Rawlings’ memoir “Cross Creek.”
The book club will meet at 6 p.m. 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.
Southwind performs at the Pioneer Saloon
ELKO — Drop by the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon at 501 Railroad St. and enjoy the lively music of Elko’s own Southwind band from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20.
The bar will be open for business and there’s room to dance. Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded, in part, by ArtPlace America, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Christmas Eve celebration at convention center
ELKO — Living Stones Church invites everyone to join them for the “What Child is This?” Christmas Eve celebration happening at 11 a.m. Dec. 24 at the Elko Convention Center.
“We will have amazing music, preaching and fun for the whole family,” said lead Pastor Nathan Hornback.
Christmas services at First Presbyterian
ELKO — The following Christmas services and events will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Elko, 1559 Sewell Drive:
Sunday, Dec. 10
10 a.m. — EHS Choraliers
10:15 a.m. — Worship Service...Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 17
10:15 a.m. — Worship Service, including Sunrise Ringers providing worship music.
4 p.m. — Sunrise Ringers Annual Christmas Handbell Concert, free admission, donations accepted
Sunday, Dec. 24
10:15 a.m. — Worship Service
7 p.m. — Christmas Eve Service
‘Food for Fines’ at the library
ELKO — The Elko County Library has brought back “Food for Fines.”
Bring in non-perishable food items through Dec. 31, 2017 to pay for your overdue fines up to $10 for Elko County materials only.
Lost or damaged items will not be included in “Food for Fines.”
Food items with a past “best if used by …” date will not be accepted.
The Elko County Library will be partnering with CADV this year. All food items will be distributed to those in need for the holidays and to replenish their food pantry.
For additional information, call 738-3066 or visit elkocountylibrary.org.