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Local RPEN to meet Oct. 11
ELKO — The Elko County chapter of Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold their Oct. 11 meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Terrace Senior Center at 1795 Ruby View Drive. Robert Wines, attorney, will speak on Advance Directives.
All ACTIVE and retired public employees who are in the PERS retirement system are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact President Hal Keaton at 962-1991 or email email@example.com.
Scholastic Book Fair begins Oct. 16
ELKO — The Elko County Library is hosting its annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair from Oct. 16-28.
With the holidays just around the corner, the Book Fair is a perfect opportunity to stock up on books for family and friends. Proceeds go toward craft and program supplies and for some of the library’s special events, such as the Halloween Carnival.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can shop the Fair through www.scholastic.com/fair from Oct. 9 -29.
For more information, contact the Library at 738-3066.
Grief and loss support group meetings
ELKO – Horizon Center at 1250 Lamoille Highway, Suite 413, is offering grief and loss support group meetings this fall through spring.
Peer support groups are open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, including adults, teens and children.
Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 22, Feb. 5, March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16, and May 7 and 21.
A light snack and dessert will be provided.
Fire safety story time
ELKO — Join the Elko County Library and the Elko Fire Department for Fire Safety Week during Story Times on Oct. 3, 4, and 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Library.
Elko firefighters will read “Clifford the Firehouse Dog” and give a tour of an emergency vehicle. Children will get to practice “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and learn other fire safety tips.
For more information, please contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org.
Poe & Pints at DLC
ELKO – Ghost Light Productions and Duncan LittleCreek invite the public to three evenings of craft beer tasting and performances of selected, dramatized works of Edgar Allan Poe on Oct. 5, 6, and 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at DLC.
Tickets to Poe & Pints are $25 and include four tasting flights, tasting instruction, customized pint glass, and soda for non-alcohol drinking guests. The Elko Daily Free Press has called the event “An evening of refreshingly original entertainment.”
Fans of Poe will experience a creative interaction between the words and the visuals of his themes. Enjoy performances of “The Cask of Amontillado,” “Lenore,” “The Angel of the Odd,” and “Morella,” among others. Audience participation is encouraged.
The long since departed storyteller Edgar Allen Poe may even pay a visit welcoming guests to 2017’s installment, which will also feature local writer Josh Webster’s “Good Spirits” as 2017’s non-Poe piece.
Lunch for Basque Club members
ELKO — The Elko Basque Club will host a members’ lunch at noon on Oct. 8 at the Elko Basque Clubhouse.
Garden Club looks at soil sampling
ELKO — Riley Timmons, crop adviser at Simplot Solutions, will be at the Elko Garden Club meeting on Oct. 6 to share information about soil sampling and testing.
The group invites the community to the Elko County Library meeting room. There will be a brief business meeting at noon, followed by Timmons’ program.
Light refreshments will be served.
Learn how to start a website
ELKO — “Tech Night” returns to Elko County Library Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., with “How to Start a Website.” The workshop is an informal, no-pressure guide for anyone wanting to create a basic website or build a blog, using the popular content management system WordPress.
Amy Isaman, owner of Entwine Web Design, will be the presenter.
The event should last approximately 30 to 60 minutes. The series is free to the public, and no registration is needed.
Anyone interested in attending may call Patrick Dunn at the library (738-3066) for more information, or for specific questions or suggestions for the topic to be covered.
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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.Planning a high school reunion
ELKO – The Elko High School classes of the 1970s are planning a reunion for 2018.
They will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Machi’s.
Your choice of haunted houses
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.
Family Bible Seminar at The Terrace
ELKO – Happy Family Bible Seminar is offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-15 and Oct. 19-22 at The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive.
Join the group as speaker Mario Navarro Jr. of the Elko Seventh-day Adventist Church describes how to have healthier and happier families. Topics include: 7 ways you can tell if it is really love; tips for successful singles; what does God say about sex; and marriage and money.
The seminar and included children’s program are free to the public.
Scrapbooking workshop at library
ELKO — The Elko County Library will be hosting a Scrapbooking Workshop on Oct. 14, starting at 10 a.m. in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room. This will be an all-day event. This adult program is designed to teach the basic techniques of scrapbooking.
All levels of experience are welcome to attend. Supplies and equipment will be provided. Just bring your pictures and an album if you have one. If you have any supplies or tools feel free to bring them.
The workshop will end at 4 p.m. It is free to the public and pre-registration is not required.
For additional information, contact Annette Robinson at 738-3066.
Holocaust Book Club meets Oct. 18
KO — The Elko County Library is continuing to offer the Holocaust Book Club through the fall months. The next Holocaust Book Club will meet Oct. 18th from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room.
The book that will be discussed is “Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz” by Yehuda Koren. The library has a limited supply of books available for check out. Participants can stop by the front desk and check out a book.
For additional information call 738-3066.
Book club to discuss a Christie classic
ELKO — On Oct. 16 the Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Agatha Christie’s bestselling mystery “And Then There Were None.”
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.