PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

Updated 10/04/2017

 

 

U.S. SENATOR DEAN HELLER

Application Available for Nevadans Interested in Attending U.S. Service Academies

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Senator Dean Heller’s (R-NV) office announced it is now accepting applications from Nevadans who are seeking a nomination to one of the five U.S. Service Academies: U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marines Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  The honor of attending one of the service academies comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the U.S. military for a minimum of five years following graduation.  The application is available on Heller’s website and the deadline to submit an application is October 31st, 2017.  A nomination does not guarantee acceptance and it does not replace the admissions process for the service academies.  Nevadans can also seek a nomination from their representative in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.    

FMI: Visit https://www.heller.senate.gov/academy-nominations.

 

YOUNG LIFE

Meetings

Most Mondays at 6:42 pm

616 Commercial Street

Young Life is for High School teens.  Come and have fun at a place where teens can be themselves.  Check out the Facebook page: Young Life Elko/Spring Creek.

FMI: Contact Brittani Cottrell at 775-397-8129  

 

ELKO CHESS CLUB

Sierra Java

Every Sunday

At noon

Come and join the Elko Chess Club every Sunday at Sierra Java. 

 

NORTHERN NEVADA SCORE

Business Consulting

Do you need some expert advice on how to start a business or grow an existing business?  SCORE is a non-profit dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground as well as grow and achieve business goals through education and mentorship.  They provide: free, confidential business mentoring in person or via e-mail, free business tools, templates, & tips, and inexpensive or free business workshops.

FMI: Call 844-232-7227 or visit NorthernNevadaSCORE.org.

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Lane Shifts on I-80 Pequop Summit Area

Beginning: Monday, May 1st, 2017

Travel lanes and speeds on Interstate 80 will be reduced in the Pequop Summit area between Wells and West Wendover as the Nevada Department of Transportation continues construction of two safety crossings.  The two overpasses are designed to reduce the chance of vehicle-animal collisions by carrying deer and other animals over the interstate.      

FMI: Contact NDOT at (775)888-7777

  

UNTIL OCTOBER 13th

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Kindergarten-1st Grade Basketball League Registration

From Now Until Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club of Elko Youth Basketball League registration is now open to Kindergarten-1st grade boys and girls.  The league runs from October 16th through December 16th and the registration deadline is Friday, October 13th.  Basketball league for 2nd-4th grades start in January 2018. 

FMI: Visit BGCElko.org, call 738-2759, or stop by the Boys & Girls Club of Elko

 

UNTIL OCTOBER 16th

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Youth Volleyball League Registration

From Now Until Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Boys & Girls Club Youth Volleyball League Registration is now open to 3rd and 4th grade girls.  The league runs from October 17th through December 16th and the registration deadline is October 16th

FMI: Visit BGCElko.org, call 738-2759, or stop by the Boys & Girls Club of Elko

 

  

OCTOBER 5th, 6th, and 7th

GHOST LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Poe & Pints

Thursday, October 5th, 2017, Friday, October 6th, 2017, and Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:00 pm

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery (516 Commercial Street, Elko)

Tickets are $25 Each

Ghost Light Productions invites you to three evenings of craft beer tasting and the performance of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe.  Seating is limited. 

FMI: Call 775-738-1849 or visit www.CaliforniaTrailCenter.org

 

FROM OCTOBER 6th through OCTOBER 31st

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF ELKO

Haunt After Dark

Every Friday and Saturday starting Friday, October 6th, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

729 Douglas Street, Elko

7:00 pm

$10 Admission for Each Attraction or $18 for Both Attractions

“Haunt After Dark,” Nevada’s scariest haunted complex is terrorizing Elko this 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.  Whatever you fear, you will find it in here.  All proceeds benefit F.I.S.H. and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko.

FMI: Contact 738-2759 or visit HauntElko.com for the gory details

 

OCTOBER 7th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Toddler Time

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

10:30 am

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Free

The Elko County Library is offering a Toddler Time on the first Saturday of each month.  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.  This is a free program and no registration is required. 

FMI: Call the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org

 

OCTOBER 9th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Tech Night

Monday, October 9th, 2017

6:00 pm

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Free

“Tech Night” returns to the Elko County Library 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).

FMI: Call the library at 738-3066 or visit www.ElkoCountyLibrary.org

 

OCTOBER 12th

ELKO COMMUNITY CONCERT SEASON

Andy Hackbarth

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

7:00 pm

Elko Convention Center (700 Moren Way, Elko)

Mark your calendar now, as an unbelievable series of concerts unfold during the 2017-2018 Elko Community Concert Series.  The new season will begin on Thursday, October 12th with Andy Hackbarth, an award-winning classical guitar journeyman sure to delight all.  The Elko Community Concerts take place at the Elko Convention Center at 7:00 p.m.  Admission to all five concerts are by season subscription; just $55 for adults and $10 for students (through high school).      

FMI: Call 738-3563 or 738-5475 or online at ElkoCommunityConcerts.com

 

OCTOBER 14th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Adult Scrapbooking Workshop

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

Free

The Elko County Library will be hosting a Scrapbooking Workshop.  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 fell free to bring them.  It is free to the public and pre-registration is not required. 

FMI: Call Annette Robinson at the library at 738-3066

 

OCTOBER 16th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Book Club

Monday, October 16th, 2017

6:00 pm

Elko County Library (720 Court Street, Elko)

Library Meeting Room

The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss Agatha Christie’s bestselling mystery “And Then There Were None.”  Copies of the book are available for check-out.  All are welcome to attend.

FMI: Call Patrick Dunn at the library at 738-3066

 

OCTOBER 20th

Sage Elementary

Sage's Fall Carnival

Friday, October 20th 2017

5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Come and enjoy lots of fun games and good food. Don't forget to sign up for the Sage Scholarship raffle. There ware a lot of nice prizes you could win. WEAR YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!!!

 

OCTOBER 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th

ELKO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Ghost Tour Downtown Elko

Friday, October 20th, 2017, and Saturday, October 21st, 2017 and Friday, October 27th, 2017, and Saturday, October 28th, 2017

6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tickets are $35 Each

Must be 21 or older

The Downtown Business Association is presenting a walking tour of Elko’s spookier past.  Tickets are sold at Evergreen Flower Shop.  Limited tickets are available.  There will be wine/beer, appetizers, and a live re-enactment. 

FMI: Visit www.ElkoDowntown.org

 

OCTOBER 24th through OCTOBER 28th

GREAT BASIN COLLEGE THEATER PRESENTS

Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, Thursday, October 26th, 2017, Friday, October 27th, 2017, and Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Shows are at 7:30 pm Nightly with a Saturday Matinee at 2:00 pm

GBC Theater (1500 College Parkway, Elko)

Admission: $10 General, $5 Students and Seniors

Join Great Basin Theater’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by John Patrick Rice.  Advance tickets may be purchased at the Controller’s Office.

 

OCTOBER 26th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Halloween Carnival

Thursday, October 26th 2017

10:30 - 11:30 am

Preschoolers accompanied by an adult

Free

It's Halloween Carnival Time! Children can come to the library dressed up in their costumes, play spooky games, and win fun prizes. Each child will receive a trick or treat bag. 

FMI: Visit www.elkocountylibrary.com or call 738-3066

 

OCTOBER 28th

ELKO DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Ghost Tour Downtown Elko

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

9:00 am

Free

Family-Friendly Walking Tour

The Downtown Business Association is presenting a walking tour of Elko’s spookier past.  Tickets are available at Evergreen Flower Shop.  Limited tickets are available. 

FMI: Visit www.ElkoDowntown.org

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