Bulletin Board: Home & Garden show this weekend

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.

Oats Park Arts Center
The award winning and highly acclaimed Le Vent Du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.
They will perform in Fallon on April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Oats Park Arts Center.
Their vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing their hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.
They have performed more than 2,000 concerts over four continents and racking up several awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Félix at ADISQ, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.
There will be a free post-performance conversation with the artists. Their topic is Blending Music from the Celtic Diaspora with Global Influences.
The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning one hour later.
Tickets are $17 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for youth & students (with valid student ID). Tickets are available at Jeff’s Digitex Printing or call the Churchill Arts Center at 775-423-1440.

Kindergarten night
Churchill County School District’s first kindergarten registration night will be held at Lahontan Elementary School on April 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Bring your child with you and register for kindergarten. This is a great opportunity to come explore Lahontan, meet the staff and kindergarten teachers, and get an introduction into Churchill County School District.
Once registration is complete, you and your child may take a tour of the school, meet the staff, and enjoy a meal in the cafeteria provided by Chartwells. Food will be served between 5:45-6:45 p.m. Information regarding pick up/drop off, lunch, the first day of school, etc., will be also provided.
For information, call Principal Kimi Melendy at 775-423-1999

Museum’s ‘War Comes Home’
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 Churchill County Museum exhibition is based on the work of the Center for American War Letters and is presented by Exhibit Envoy. Andrew Carroll, 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 St., 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.

Academy day
Academy Information Day April 23 at the University of Nevada, Reno – Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 419: The Milt Glick Ballroom.
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 congressional nomination is required. This program gives the applicants information on how to obtain a service academy nomination.
A presentation begins at noon, and representatives from the various academies and congressional offices will answer questions at their respective tables beginning at 1 p.m.

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.

Second COVID booster doses
In keeping with Center for Disease Control guidance issued in late March 2022, Churchill County is now offering second COVID booster doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for individuals age 50 and up as well as a second booster of the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 and up or the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and up with moderate to severe immunocompromising health conditions.
To be eligible for the second booster, one must have completed the primary three-dose vaccine series.
Based on emerging data, the CDC indicates a second booster dose may increase protection levels for higher-risk individuals.
Those eligible to receive the recommended additional mRNA (both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) booster dose include the following:
• Certain immunocompromised individuals, including individuals 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and are four months out from their first booster;
• Individuals age 50 and older who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised;
• Adults (18-49 years old) who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago.
All three vaccines are available at all Churchill County vaccine clinics. Vaccines are offered at the Miner’s Road public health site on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings and at the William N. Pennington Life Center on Wednesdays. See the full schedule for April.

Military authors speak at museum
Four authors will speak on successive Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Churchill County Museum. Copies of their books will also be on sale.
Kenneth Beaton presents his literary work on May 4. Beaton is a frequent contributor to the Nevada Appeal, and for many years he has been a voice for veterans by telling their stories during wartime, especially during World War II.
Beaton’s uncle Richard was killed in action in 1943 on Monte la Difensa, Italy. After Beaton’s parents passed away, he discovered the picture from Richard’s helmet with his mom’s writing on the back. After 16 years of research and two trips to climb Monte la Difensa, Beaton published “A Toddler’s Picture: In His Uncle’s Helmet”
The May 11 speaker is Michael G. Leonard, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and highly experienced global business executive. He was a USAF Command Pilot with a military career spanning 20 years, including two Vietnam tours in 1965–1966, and 1969–1970.
His “An American Combat Bird Dog Pilot” is a compelling look at the life and times of a member of the Silent Generation. Leonard’s story chronicles not only his breathtaking combat adventures, but the unforeseen perils that nearly sidetracked him during his time as an international sales executive.
Daniel Quinley, who speaks on May 18, learned much about his father as a child from rummaging through containers looking at medals and letters written during the war from his father to his beloved, Margaret. He said his father never wanted to talk about the war.
In his adult life, Dan Quinley took the letters and wrote a book that came out in 2014 — “Forever: A true story of love and war” — which revealed a love affair that began with a blind date in 1936, continued through World War II and into their later years to Fallon.
Steve Ranson, the coordinator of the project, “Legacies of the Silver State: Nevada Goes to War,” has had a longtime interest in World War II veterans. He will wrap up the lecture series on May 25.
Ranson retired as editor/general manager of the Lahontan Valley News in 2017.
Legacies contains more than 70 stories on World War II veterans who have some type of Nevada tie. Ranson, Beaton and former LVN owner David C. Henley have interviewed scores of World War II veterans and learned more about them and how they helped the war effort.

Library events
Stop by the Churchill County Library and take advantage of its activities for all ages.
“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.
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.
On April 30, the library joins forces with the Churchill Arts Council to bring poet Mindy Nettifee, Ph.D., to the Oats Park Art Center from 5 to 7 p.m. for a poetry reading.
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 information. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 S. Maine St., in Fallon.