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Bulletin Board: Home & Garden show

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Bulletin Board: Home & Garden show

The 21st annual Soroptimist Home and Garden Show is April 23 and April 24.

The 21st annual Soroptimist Home and Garden Show is April 23 and April 24.

Soroptimist International of Fallon presents the 21st annual Home & Garden Show on April 23 and April 24.
The Home & Garden Show starts at 10 a.m. each day at the Fallon Convention Center. The show ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
There is a suggested donation of $1 per adult. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other local programs.
Learn local gardening tips and tricks and obtain helpful improvement ideas. There will also be face painting for the children, raffle prizes, food trucks and more.
Vendor spaces are available. For information, contact Marcia at 775-867-3503.
Vendors who have signed up so far include the following: Needle In a Haystack, Susan’s Handmade, Quality 1st Home Improvement, Coasters Quill Publishing, Lattin Farms, Berney Reality, Argenta Screens, Churchill County Museum, Workman Farms, Tin Can Crafts & Treasures, Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Keener Vintage, 911 Water Service, Pirates with Soles, Copper Point Studios, Blazin’ Barnes, Sparkles, Scentsy, Banner Hospital Auxiliary, Let Us Charm You, Banner Health Auxiliary, Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living, The Fallon Post, Kim’s Kool Treats, Chuck Doucette, Ivy the Artist, Tops NV 0039  Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Churchill Coalition , Fallon Animal Welfare Group, Western Nevada College and Oasis Academy.      

Museum exhibit on war
Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, new exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy has opened at the Churchill County Museum.
The traveling exhibition, rich with historic and contemporary letters, offers an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming.
War Comes Home: The Legacy is part of Cal Humanities’ current War Comes Home initiative, a thematic program designed to promote greater understanding of veterans and explore how war shapes a community. The exhibition is based on the work of the Center for American War Letters (CAWL) and is presented by Exhibit Envoy. Andrew Carroll, the Director of CAWL and an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, and John Benitz, associate professor in the Department of Theatre at Chapman University, co-curated the exhibition.
The exhibition explores the joys and hardships that returning soldiers and their families face during homecoming, as expressed through private letters and email correspondence. Spanning conflicts from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and displayed on 13 interpretive panels, War Comes Home: The Legacy explores the shared themes of wartime separation, the adjustment to life back at home, and the costs of war.
This exhibition runs through May 29 and offers a space to write letters to currently deployed service members.
The Churchill County Museum is located at 1050 S. Maine Street in Fallon and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and has a $5 suggested donation.

Vaccine, testing schedule for April
Churchill County continues to offer COVID to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offered at Miner’s Road.
Please check for offerings on specific days in April as the schedule varies week to week. No services offered on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, but all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) are available at all vaccine clinics.
For information go to the following link: https://www.churchillcountynv.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16388/Vax_test-schedule-042022.
Booster shots are available to anyone 16+ who is five months out from their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months out from the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Be sure to bring your vaccination card with you if seeking any dose beyond your first dose.
While county public health does not have rapid tests to offer, residents may buy their own and bring it to any testing clinic and county health staff will administer the test and certify the results. Those seeking a PCR COVID test and the quickest results back possible may pre-register for testing. PCR tests currently take about five days to get results back.

Dems to meet April 14
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 14 at the Churchill County Administration Complex on the corner of North Taylor and A streets in room 136. They will be reviewing the recent caucus/convention and making plans for summer activities. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Academy information Day
Academy Information Day is April 23 at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Joe Crowley Student Union, room 419.
Check-in is from 11 a.m. to noon with the program beginning at noon, followed by an hour for exhibits and mingling.
Academy Information Day is presented for students, parents, teachers, school counselors and community influencers to learn about service and higher education opportunities in the U.S. Military through service academies and ROTC programs. To apply for admission to a service academy, a student needs a Congressional nomination. This program gives the applicants information on how to obtain a service academy nomination.

Fallon Rotary Club
You are invited to attend the Fallon Rotary Club meetings on Tuesdays at noon at the Stockman’s Steakhouse. Each program has a presentation.
Upcoming Speakers:
• April 12: Junior Livestock Show and Sale with Karen Bogdanowicz
• April 19: Great Basin Apothecary and Herbal Cooperative with Amanda Koeches
• April 26: EnviroSafe Demil LLC
• May 3: Rural Nevada Development Corporation with Shirley Alen-Kellerman
• May 10: Pregnancy Care Center of Churchill County with Monica Miller
• May 17: Dean Heller for NV Governor campaign
• May 24: End of the Year Party
• May 31: No meeting
• June 7: New Frontier Treatment Center with Josh Cabral
• June 14: Cuppiecakes with Codie Dennisthere will be amazing cupcake at the event
• June 21: Looking for a speaker
• June 28: Rotary Discussions, Leadership
Upcoming events:
• Rotary Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 4
• Rotarians at Work Day- Saturday, April 23
• BINGO: April 29 at the Life Center
• Daily Bread on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Library events
Stop by the Churchill County Library next month and take advantage of its activities for all ages.
“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.
In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.
Reading with Rover takes place on April 14 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.
Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on April 6 and 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology.
3D printing will also be featured during the STEAM session on April 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.
Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!
Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays from at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!
Drop-in for a VR session on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Join the Churchill County library, local youth artists and the Karma Box project on April 3 from noon to 3 p.m.
Make a non-perishable food donation to the Karma Box or a cash donation to the Churchill Library Association and receive a bowl of soup, a slice of bread and you keep the hand-made bowl.
Empty Bowls is a movement by artists to raise awareness for hunger in the community. The event is sponsored by the Churchill County High School Ceramics Class students who made and donated the bowls, the Fallon Chamber of Commerce Karma Box and the Churchill Library Association.
The library is located at 553 S. Maine St., in Fallon and at www.churchillcountylibrary.org
On April 30, the library joins forces with the Churchill Arts Council to bring poet Mindy Nettifee, PhD, to the Oats Park Art Center from 5 to 7 p.m. for a poetry reading.
April’s featured artists are “Flying Artists,” a group of Fallon and Fernley artists working in watercolor, oil, pen-and-ink, acrylic and pastels who have their paintings on display throughout the library.
Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Call 775-423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon.

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