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Navy Concert Band coming to town

WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Elko, one of 21 cities in 12 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2018 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

The United States Navy Concert Band performance is scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Elko Convention Center.

The Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for nearly 90 years.

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

Children’s author

to visit

ELKO — The Elko County Reading Council is bringing the famous children’s author Bruce Hale to Elko the week of Feb. 26 through March 2.

Kinross-Bald Mountain Mine, the Elko County School District, and Townhouse Suites Marriott have helped fund this event as well.

Some books he has written are “The Clark the Shark” and “Chet Gecko” titles. He will share about some of his books with students around the county. Students were given the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of his books.

The Elko County Library is hosting a presentation and book signing from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 26.

“It should be a lively presentation so come enjoy and find out what it takes to write successful children’s books,” said Holly Whittle, youth services librarian.

For more information call 738-3066 or visit at

February programs at the Trail Center

ELKO – Visit the California Trail Center during February for a variety of family friendly programs.

At 2 p.m. Feb. 25 is the Junior Ranger Program titled What do Owls Eat?

Unlike humans, owls do not chew their food. Instead, they swallow their food whole. Some owl pellets can have up to six separate animals! Join Ranger Erika to dissect owl pellets, and learn what owls eat. Can you piece together an entire skeleton?

The California Trail Interpretive Center is located eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Tween Book

and Movie Club

ELKO — Tweens! Books! Movies! All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book & Movie Club from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

For the February meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “Mary Poppins” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book by P. L. Travers. 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

Story time

with Dr. Seuss

ELKO — Join the fun-filled Dr. Seuss story time from 10:30-11:30 on Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Elko County Library.

Story time is designed for preschoolers (ages 3-5). Besides normal story time activities of reading, singing/dancing, and doing a craft activity, the library will be having several Dr. Seuss activities.

This is a free event and no preregistration is required. For more information, contact the library at 738-3066.

Dance at the Western Folklife Center

ELKO — The Western Folklife Center hosts community dances the second and fourth Thursday every month at the G Three Bar Theater. Dance lessons in a selected style at 6 p.m., followed by open social dancing from 7-9 p.m.

Admission is $5. Adults and teens are welcome, no partner or experience necessary. For questions/information on lesson specifics, contact

Sponsored by the Western Folklife Center, this program has been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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