PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE ELKO AREA

11/10/2017

 

 

November 11th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

All That Glitters is Not Gold:  The California Gold Rush and Genocide

2:00 p.m.

Free

Driven by the desire for gold, some California emigrants and settlers sacrificed their sense of moral dignity for something they perceived far more valuable. As a result, they came to commit one of the worst atrocities in American history: the California Indian Genocide.

The program is by Great Basin Institute Research Associate Jens Camp. Camp is a recent American Indian Studies graduate from Arizona State.

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, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center, call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at www.californiatrailcenter.org or https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

 

November 12th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Junior Ranger Program:  Mad Scientists:  Water Cycle

2:00 p.m

Free  

How do clouds form? What are the three states of water? Join Ranger Erika to discover these answers through water cycle science experiments.

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, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center, call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at www.californiatrailcenter.org or https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

 

November 13th

ELKO COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION

Sidestreet Strutters Concert

7:00 pm

Elko Convention Center

Side Street Strutters were formed in 1983. Their vast repertoire covers band music styles from early New Orleans Dixieland and the Blues sounds of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, to the timeless classics of Porter and Gershwin and the exciting swing music from the libraries of Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. With vocalist Meloney Collins, they will celebrate 100 years of these music styles with a potpourri of the wonderful melodies that shaped our musical landscape, such as Rhapsody in Blue, Mood Indigo, All or Nothing At All and many more of our favorites. 

FMI: 738-5475

 

November 15th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Holocaust Book Club

4:30 p.m.-5:30

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room

Free

The book that will be discussed is The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek. The library has a limited supply of books available for check out. Participants can stop by the front desk and check out a book.

FMI: 738-3066

 

November 17th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Book Signing for Nevada Author Karen Wilkes

10:00 a.m.

Bruce Memorial Meeting Room @ Elko County Library

Free

Wilkes will be signing and selling her book Trampin' In, Pard? Nevada Miners Then and Now. Her goal for writing this book was to honor the miners of Nevada as a whole, by honoring the life of one of their fallen, Jack Brown. Wilkes has lived in Nevada for most of her life, the last 23 years in Boulder City. She graduated from UNR with a degree in English and minor in history. 

FMI: 738-3066

 

CITY OF ELKO

Flood Awareness Week: Are You Prepared?

2:30-5:30 

Walmart

Free

A group of Flood Plain Managers from the Division of Water Resources in Carson City are coming t Elko to present their Flood Model, answer questions, and hand out swag and information. They will be joined by a team from the Weather Service. Kids of all ages love watching the Flood Model in action. Bring your questions and go check it out.

FMI: NevadaFloodds.org

 

November 18th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER 

How a Wagon Works

2:00 p.m

Free

The traditional covered wagon was an indispensable means of transportation along the California Trail. Discover the parts and features of the common covered wagon, and appreciate why this humble wagon has become an enduring symbol of American history and the pioneer spirit. The program is by Nevada Outdoor School Interpreter Tim Burns.

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, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center, call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at www.californiatrailcenter.org or https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

 

NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE 

Sagebrush Seed Collection Volunteers 

9:00 am to noon

Spring Creek Range/Campground

Volunteers are needed to collect sagebrush seed. Follow the signs on Lamoille Highway at Pleasant Valley Road. Lunch and a free t-shirt will be provided. Those with sagebrush allergy should not plan to collect seeds. Register at www.ndow.org

FMI: 777-2391

 

 

ELKO DUCKS UNLIMITED

38th Annual Banquet 

Elko Convention Center

Support the Wetlands! There will be an auction and raffles. Some of the items are vacation trips, art, decoys, and firearms. Great food will be provided by Dreez Restaurant. You can purchase your tickets at Elko Realty located at 1085 Idaho St., online at ducks.org, or by calling Tome Bellew @ 934-6201

 

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Church Bazaar

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Support St. Joseph Catholic Church and check out their bazaar. There will be lots of handmade crafts as well as homemade baked goods, soups, and breads. 

FMI: 738-6432

 

November 19th

CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Junior Ranger Program:  Birds of Prey

2:00 p.m.

Free

Join Joe Doucette, conservation educator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, to meet and learn about birds of prey.

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, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the California Trail Interpretive Center, call (775) 738-1849. Visit the Trail Center online at www.californiatrailcenter.org or https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

 

November 20th

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Maker Monday

3rd Monday of each month

4:30 p.m.

Ages 10-18

Free

Youth is invited to explore, discover, create, and invent "things" at the library. Kids will be working with a representative from 4-H to learn about the technology behind Wearables. Are you up to the challenge? The Library will provide all the materials.

FMI: 738-3066

 

ELKO COUNTY LIBRARY

Library Book Club

6:00 p.m.

Free

The Elko County Library Book Club will discuss "The Cold Dish" by Craig Johnson. The title is the first in the author's Longmire Mystery series. Copies of the book are available for check out.

FMI: Call Patrick Dunn 738-3066

 

December 2nd

Khoury's

Winterfest

Khoury's Market

4:00  p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Free

Come enjoy an evening at the Winterfest on December 2nd starting 4:00. Santa will be there, with Christmas Music, Bonfire, Food Samples, Cake, Wine and Cheese Pairings, Holiday Drink Ideas, Raffles, and in store Specials. FIREWORKS begin at 8:00. Spring Creek FBLA and teh Spring Creek Fire Deptartment  will be there to sell hot drinks, Hot Dogs and Chili as a fundraiser. 

FMI: 738-3066