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Vaccination Clinic at Wells Fire Station
WELLS – The City of Wells and Immunize Nevada are partnering to host a vaccination clinic for people who want to get a COVID-19 vaccine or an influenza (flu) shot for the 2022 season.
The drive-in clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 11 at 516 Seventh St. in Wells. Masks must be worn at all times.
People wishing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 must be 5 years of age or older. People wishing to get the flu shot should be 3 years old and people over 65 are recommended to get the high dose flu shot.
No appointment is required and people can get both vaccines at the same time if they wish, as co-administration is approved.
The federal government provides the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to anyone living in the United States, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. The cost of the flu vaccine will vary depending on individual insurance.
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Full Moon Fun at the Trail Center
ELKO – It can be dark and cold, but that’s no reason to stay inside when there’s a full moon to live for! Get out into nature for full moon activities at the California Trail Interpretive Center on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family to the California Interpretive Center at the Hunter 292 exit, just minutes from town. Choose from Moon Viewing Through a Telescope, Moon Cookie Decorating, Hot Chocolate, S’mores, Campfire, and Hikes.
This event is free and for all ages and abilities. Please bring your own mugs and dress warmly. For more information, call the Nevada Outdoor School at 775-777-0814.
This event is sponsored by the California Trail Interpretive Center, Nevada Outdoor School and Friends of the Ruby Mountains.
The Garden Club meets on April 8
ELKO — The April meeting of the Elko Garden Club will take place on April 8, at noon, on the terrace of the technology room of the Ruby View Senior Center.
This will be a business meeting where the club will also develop plans and schedule “plant digs” throughout the community ahead of the annual Elko Garden Club Plant Sale, to be held on May 21. . Selling plants is the club’s main fundraiser, allowing members to continue to help beautify Elko and share lessons and knowledge about High Desert gardening.
For more information, visit Facebook: elkogardenclub.
It’s time to sign up for slowpitch softball
ELKO — Registration is open for the 2022 men’s and women’s softball season. The league runs from May to July. The registration link is open at https://elkoadultsoftball.sportngin.com/ and ends on April 10.
For more information, email [email protected] or text Danny @7752852829.
Charter School Enrollment Open
ELKO – The Elko Institute for Academic Achievement, a free public charter school serving kindergarten through eighth grade, is now enrolling students for the upcoming school year.
Open registration will continue until April 22. Applications can be completed online at eiaanv.net.
Classrooms are limited to 22 students per class. Students not selected in the lottery process will be placed on a waiting list.
To learn more about the school, stop by 1031 Railroad St. Suite 107 or call 775-738-3422.
Family Violence Prevention Program
ELKO – The Heart and Hope program provides parents and children with resources and skills to strengthen family relationships and build resilience. Parents who have suffered past domestic violence and their children aged 0-18 may be eligible to participate.
This nine-week educational program includes separate skill-building activities for adults and children and family activities to practice skills together. Program activities focus on effective communication, problem solving, promoting healthy child development and managing stress.
This free program begins February 8. A limited number of places are available. Early registration is encouraged. The waiting list is available.
Call 340-8360 or email [email protected] for more information. Program participants 2 years and older will be required to wear face masks. The program is not intended for offenders or couples.
Public Mental Health First Aid Courses
ELKO – First aid courses have taught thousands of people how to respond to medical emergencies, preventing further injury and saving lives. A similar program now exists to respond to mental health emergencies. Mental Health First Aid training teaches people how to recognize when someone may be having a mental health crisis and how to respond in a way that respects dignity and does not escalate the crisis.
The PACE Coalition will be offering two mental health first aid courses for adults, one in February and another in March. Each course will consist of two four-hour sessions spread over two days. Classes are open to all adults. The cost is $15 per person to cover training materials. Participants must attend both sessions of a course to receive certification.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid or to register for a class, call PACE Coalition, 775-777-3451, or email [email protected]
Exhibition “Western Sights”
ELKO – “The Western Sights of Jo Mora” will be exhibited until May 14, 2022 at the Wiegand Gallery. The exhibition presents an engaging overview of the artist’s work in various media, from his signature cards (picture cards) and illustrations to watercolors and bronze sculptures.
Artist Joseph Jacinto ‘Jo’ Mora (b. 1876) came to the United States from Uruguay and fell in love with the culture and stories of the American West at a young age. Throughout his life, Mora documented the changing landscape of the West through detailed engravings, illustrated maps, paintings, sculptures and stories.
In addition to this show, the Western Folklife Center also presents a special selection of contemporary handcrafted equipment from the permanent collection. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and during special events.
Admission is free on the first Saturday of the month. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $1 for children ages 6-12. Free entry for members.
Free program for healthy teens
ELKO – The Family Resource Center hosts free in-person healthy teen programs each month for youth in grades 5-7 and 10-12. These fun, evidence-based, age-appropriate programs teach young people how to make healthy life decisions.
The program incorporates medically accurate information along with crucial knowledge about identifying and managing social pressures, effective communication, and managing peer pressure. Young people learn about reproductive health, hygiene, personal responsibility, avoidance of risky behavior, respect for themselves and others, while developing their knowledge, skills and confidence.
Participants receive their choice of a free backpack full of school supplies or a $25 store gift card after completing the program. Limit of one free incentive per participant, per year. A parent or guardian must pre-register the participant by completing a permission form prior to class.
These programs are presented the last two Saturdays of the month at the FRC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exact dates are listed on our Facebook event page: facebook.com/elkofrc/events. For more information or to register, contact 753-7352, text 397-1874, or email [email protected]
Horizon offers a bereavement support group
ELKO – If you or a loved one is mourning the loss of a loved one, please join the Horizon Hospice Support Group. Participants meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1250 Lamoille Highway, Suite 413.
There is no cost for community members. Call 778-0612 for more information.
Al-Anon meets Wednesdays at Spring Creek
SPRING CREEK — The Al-Anon Spring Creek Step Study Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 360 Spring Creek Parkway. The program is in person or virtual.
If you or someone you know is concerned about the drinking problem of a family member or friend, Al-Anon is a mutual support group that shares experiences, strengths and hopes. Zoom Meeting ID 890 588 5311 Password F8KmfZOn.
Celebrate Healing and Find Freedom
ELKO – Find freedom for your wounds, habits, and blockages with The Nazarene Church’s Christ-centered recovery program every Friday night.
A large group meets at 6 p.m. and a smaller group meets at 7 p.m. The church is located at 740 Sage St.
Call 738-6714 for more information.
Health Insurance Providers in Elko
ELKO – The Medicare in Elko Task Force has updated its list of Elko medical providers. The list includes clinics that will accept a new patient using Medicare or Medicaid.
It specifically lists clinics where patients can make appointments with specific providers. The trifold brochure also lists providers found outside of Elko, as well as two state agencies that help people meet their health insurance needs. Senior Services and other medical services are listed.
The updated list is available on the group’s website, medicarinelko.org. They also have a “Medicare in elko” Facebook page, with a link to the brochure.