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Wood burning workshop at library
ELKO — As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Elko County Library will offer an adult workshop for beginner Wood Burning at 5:30 p.m. July 10 in the Bruce Memorial meeting room.
This adult program is designed to teach the basic techniques of wood burning. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. Materials and equipment will be provided. If you have a 5-inch by 5-inch picture with good contrast that you would like to wood burn, bring a copy to trace for your project.
The workshop should last approximately two hours. It is free to the public, but registration is requested as there are only 15 spots available.
The theme for the summer reading program is “Libraries Rock.” For additional information call 738-3066.
Harry Potter at the library
ELKO — Tweens! Books! Movies! All three are coming together at the Elko County Library for the Tween Book & Movie Club on June 26 from 3:30- 6:30 p.m.
For the June meeting, tweens (ages 10-13) will watch the film “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and then enjoy a lively discussion about the film and the book by J.K. Rowling. 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.
Holocaust Book Club meets June 29
ELKO — As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, the Elko County Library will offer a Holocaust Book Club. The first book club meeting will be June 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Bruce Memorial Meeting Room.
The book that will be discussed is “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. The library has a limited supply of books available for checkout. Participants can stop by the front desk and check out a book.
For additional information call 738-3066.
Family rodeo at Carlin Equestrian Park
CARLIN – The Carlin Equestrian Park Family Rodeo is scheduled June 30, with pee-wee events beginning at 1 p.m. and junior events at 3 p.m.
The rodeo begins at 6 p.m. with open breakaway, team roping, bull riding, ranch bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and men’s and ladies’ steer stopping.
Admission is $10 for adults, children under 10 free.
Entries close June 29. To enter, contact Aron Means at 775-388-4112 between 6-10 p.m.
Fourth of July in Spring Creek
SPRING CREEK – The Fourth of July Freedom Festival in Spring Creek is only a few weeks away. This year’s theme is “Only in America.”
Sign up now to be a vendor or for a float in the parade by contacting SCA at 753-6295. Learn more on the association’s website at www.springcreeknv.org.
Mud Volleyball tournament at Marina
SPRING CREEK — The High Desert Dance Company is sponsoring a Mud Volleyball Tournament fundraiser during the July 4th festivities at the Spring Creek Marina.
Teams of 5-8 players will compete in double elimination with check-in at 9 a.m. and games starting at 10 a.m.
The team fee is $150. All proceeds will be donated to the High Desert Booster Club.
Registrations are due June 25. Contact Bridgett Drake at 340-2762.
Toddler Time at the library
ELKO — The Elko County Library is offering a Toddler Time on the first Saturday of each month. The next program is July 7 at 10:30 a.m.
The program is designed for babies and toddlers through 2 years of age. Adults will interact with their toddler by singing songs, playing, and reading.
A free board book will be given to each family attending. This is a free program and no registration is required.
For more information, contact the Library at 738-3066 or visit www.elkocountylibrary.org.
Four all-breed horse shows planned for 2018
ELKO — The Northeastern Nevada Horsemen’s Association has organized all-breed horse shows for 2018 from June through September.
NENHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a fun, family-friendly environment for people of all ages and abilities to show horses. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in classes including Halter, Showmanship, English and Western Pleasure, Trail, Ranch Riding, and Reining, as well as Gymkhana events such as barrel racing and pole bending.
These shows provide a great place for riders to hone their horsemanship skills in an inexpensive and low-pressure environment. Classes are open to members and non-members.
The next 2018 horse shows at the Elko County Fairgrounds are July 7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. All shows will start promptly at 8 a.m. Reining and Ranch Riding classes will not start before 2 p.m., and gymkhana classes will not start before 3 p.m.
In addition to horse shows, NENHA holds meetings that are open to the public on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Clubs Room at the Stockmen’s Casino.
For more information find NENHA at www.NENHA.org, on Facebook at Northeastern Nevada
Horseman’s Association, or send an email to Secretary@nenha.org.
Financial Peace classes begin July 10
ELKO — Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University will begin a series of classes July 10 at Elko Assembly of God, 700 Front St.
Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, the nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.
Along with Ramsey Personalities Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan, Ramsey teaches lessons on budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies, and investing. “FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”
Classes begin at 6 p.m. Go to www.fpu.com/1066384 for more information or to register.
Beginner yoga class at Wild Iris
ELKO — Wild Iris Yoga and Wellness is hosting a special, three-part beginner class series for anyone who has wanted to try traditional yoga but is unsure about jumping right in to a regular class.
Classes will include learning basic poses, vocabulary, etiquette and the meaning of it all. Class is open to and encouraged for any beginner regardless of age or physical strength and ability. The class will be July 11, 18 and 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Wild Iris studio, 455 Railroad St.
The class is $30 for all three sessions. For more information visit www.WildIrisYoga.com, call 208-308-7802 or find Wild Iris on Facebook.
Call to artists for Mayor’s Arts Awards
ELKO — The Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board is looking for an artist to create the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards.
The winning artist will create five, mostly identical pieces of new, professional artwork to be awarded to winners of the Elko Mayor’s Arts Awards. The chosen artist will contract with the City of Elko.
Deadline for submission is 3 p.m. July 13.
To be considered, submit no more than seven 8.5x11 pages either digitally to email@example.com or hard copies to Jeremy Draper at City Hall. Please include artist bio or resume, photos of your work, and ideas and/or sketches of your vision of the awards.
For more information call Draper at 777-7217.
Garden tour slated in Spring Creek
ELKO — The Elko Garden tour is July 14 in Spring Creek.
The gardens will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. An information sheet maybe picked up at the parking lot across from the fire station on Licht Parkway from 7:45-9 a.m.
Call 775-385-8049 for more information.
Elko County Art Club events
ELKO – The Elko County Art Club’s Art in the Park is July 14-15 in the Main City Park.
Saturday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year’s marketplace will include both new and returning vendors with custom goods including fine arts and crafts, jewelry, specialty foods, children’s items and much more. The club also offers Saturday Art Jam Classes every weekend from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 to $15 per person.
Art projects are always varied and fun, aimed at teaching students the techniques needed to complete beautiful take-home artwork.
Saturday Children’s Family Art Class runs from 1-2:15 p.m. Cost is $10 for all ages, with painting, sketching and other fun art projects for the family.
On the last Saturday of each month, from 6-8 p.m., the club holds an art party at Best Western Elko Inn.
Call the Gallery for information at 753-8170.
Book Club to discuss Asimov novel
ELKO — The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss the science-fiction novel “The Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov on July 16. The book is part of the author’s “Robot” series.
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.
Agape Freedom Fighters talk July 20-21
ELKO – Elko Aglow Lighthouse introduces Joanne Moody of Agape Freedom Fighters on July 20-21 at 322 Fairgrove Drive in Spring Creek.
“Joy As a Weapon” will be presented July 20 at 6:30 p.m. “Equipping the Saints” begins at 9 .m. July 21, and a healing service will begin at 6 p.m. on the same day.
The group is a branch of www.aglow.org and can be found on Facebook, or see Joanne Moody’s healing video on YouTube.
Democrats meet on third Tuesdays
ELKO — Elko County Democratic Central Committee hosts regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital classroom off the cafeteria at 6 p.m.
Upcoming topics will be immigration, public lands issues and Question 3 explanations.
Also, an upcoming picnic for Democratic candidates will be in mid-September. The party welcomes new membership and all opinions are welcome.
Young Life teens meet every Monday
ELKO — Young Life plays an important role in our community and offers teens hope, faith, adventure and unconditional friendship.
Young Life is looking for new teen members. Want to go to camp this summer and have some fun with other teens?
Meetings begin at 6:42 p.m. at 616 Commercial St. Call 775-397-8129 or see Facebook page under Young Life Elko/Springcreek.
Church hosts free pancake breakfast
ELKO – Elko United Methodist Fellowship hosts a free pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:30-11 a.m. at 777 Sage St.
All are welcome and everyone is invited.
For more information see the church’s Facebook page at ElkoUMF.