IALS to discuss construction
ELKO – Join the folks at the Elko Institute for Academic Achievement from 5-7 p.m. May 25 for an open house at the Elko County Library.
This is the time to ask questions and talk to the development team involved in the school construction project. The school board and administration will be available for any questions regarding the school and its goals.
Jake Eary Memorial Rodeo
ELKO – The Jake Eary Memorial Rodeo is produced in memory of Lil’ Jake Eary, who was a young cowboy with a huge love for rodeo. The event will take place from June 3 to 5. There are opportunities for rodeo and ranching fans of all ages. For more information, call 304-2223.
Thirty-fourth Bowhunter Classic
LAMOILLE – The Elko Archery Club will present the 34th Annual Archery Classic at Lions Club Camp June 4-5 in Lamoille Canyon. Archers will find themselves surrounded by 360 degree views of this canyon. often referred to as the “Swiss Alps” of Nevada.
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Country concert under the stars
ELKO — Sandvik Mining, Rock Solutions and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko present Country Under the Stars from 5-11:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Elko County Fairgrounds, with Randy Houser and Jägertown opening .
Tickets can be purchased at https://countryunderthestarselko.com/tickets.
Southside Park Pickleball Clinic
ELKO – The Ruby Mountain Pickleball Club is hosting a free one-day pickleball clinic June 10-11 at the grounds of Southside Park. The instructors are Kathy Schroeder and Dave Lewis.
Beginners (never played or little played) will meet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Intermediate players (can hit the ball consistently but need to learn strategy and on-court positioning) will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Advanced registration is encouraged.
Contact [email protected] with your name, phone number, day and time of the session and if you need to borrow a paddle. Closing of registrations on June 3.
Wear shoes and clothing that allow freedom of movement on the court. Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and water are suggested.
California Trail Days are back
ELKO – California Trail Days is a pioneering reenactment event for the whole family. Free entry.
Join them from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, with a Pioneer Dance Saturday evening at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 738-1849.
Ruby Roubaix bike ride
ELKO – Join the Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise on a gravel adventure for the Ruby Roubaix on June 18. This ride begins and ends in the quaint town of Lamoille nestled at the foot of the majestic Ruby Mountains.
Discover Nevada’s wild and rugged beauty by bike choosing from 22, 38, 62 and 117 mile routes on a mix of gravel and pavement or, new for 2022, the E-bike category for Secret Pass. The event is Fondo style, so you can drive it or drive it – you choose. The routes range from gentle to wild, so you can choose your level of challenge as well.
Visit www.rubyroubaix.com for more information or register now (also linked below) with Outside or BikeReg accounts.
Festival of the Pays de Lamoille
Lamoille – Join the Lamoille Women’s Club as they celebrate the annual Lamoille Country Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 26 in Lamoille Grove.
Sign up to break sheep
ELKO – Silver State Stampede is currently taking registrations for “Mutton Busting” for performances on July 8, 9 and 10.
Sign up at JM Capriola’s, 500 Commercial St. in downtown Elko. Registrations are limited to 20 per performance and they fill up quickly. The entry fee is $20 and is open to children ages 4-8 who weigh less than 65 pounds.
For more information, visit http://www.silverstatestampede.com
Call for artists for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts
ELKO – The Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board and Elko Mayor Reece Keener are seeking an artist to create the 2022 Mayor’s Arts Awards Prize.
The winning artist will create five new, mostly identical, professional artworks that will be awarded to the winners of the Elko Mayor’s Arts Awards in November. The chosen artist will receive $1,000 for their work and enter into a contract with the town of Elko.
Awards will be given for Arts Education, Individual Artist, Arts Organization and Service to the Arts. The fifth prize will be on permanent display at City Hall. Original artwork created specifically for this award will be given preference in the selection. The submission deadline is July 1, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Elko Town Hall.
The selected artist must reside in Elko County and will be notified on or after July 6. For more information, contact Kim Wilkinson at the City of Elko at 775-777-7110 or email [email protected]
Wiegand Gallery exhibition
ELKO – The Western Folklife Center will be showcasing, in phases, a special selection of contemporary handcrafted gear from its collection, including the Jeremiah Watt saddle. Come see these pieces, plus special additions of photographs, boards and more.
Keep an eye on the WFC website for updates on the exhibit throughout the summer. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free on the first Saturdays. Admission is $5 adults / $3 students, seniors / $1 children 6-12 / Free for members.
Jamming and dancing at the Pioneer Saloon
ELKO – Bring your instrument or come listen to the free monthly jam session at the Pioneer Saloon at 6 p.m. on June 8. Led by Southwind members and other community musicians, you can join in the tunes, or grab a drink and enjoy. All musicians and spectators are welcome.
Take a dance lesson from 6-7 p.m. on June 9 and 23, followed by an open dance at 7 p.m. Lessons focus on a variety of rotating styles, including swing rodeo, two step, waltz, line dancing, Basque dancing and other interesting steps.
Adults and teenagers are welcome. No experience necessary. $5 lesson.
Interpretation by Ken Waldman
ELKO — Join the Western Folklife Center from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 14 for an evening of music and prose with Alaskan writer and fiddler Ken Waldman at the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater.
Tickets are $15 general / $10 members, seniors, students / $5 children under 12. Live streaming is free on Facebook. Call 738-7508 for tickets.
Southwind in concert
ELKO — A local favorite, Southwind brings Celtic, Western and contemporary fiddle tunes to the Pioneer Saloon at 6 p.m. June 15. Free.
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, avoid 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.