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Mybrary Food Drive

ELKO – It’s giving time and Mybrary has brought back its annual food drive.

Mybrary has partnered with the Lamoille Women’s Club this year to support CADV (Committee Against Domestic Violence). Bring non-perishable groceries to the Elko branch library by January 7th. All food will be distributed to those in need for the holidays and to replenish their food supplies.

You need pasta, pasta sauce, soups, cake mixes and frostings, and brownie mixes the most.

Food with an expired best-before date will not be accepted.

“As an added incentive, although Mybrary no longer charges late fees, we know that accidents can happen and items can be lost or damaged; When you bring in food donations, we waive up to $10 in handling fees for lost or damaged Mybrary materials. Don’t have any fees? You can still donate and help give to someone else. There is twice as much.”

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For more information, call 775-738-3066.

Cancer Support Group meets December 2nd

ELKO – A cancer support group meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 2 at 11 am on the patio of the Ruby View Senior Center, 1995 Ruby View Drive.

Hosted by Cindy Staszak, an Elko survivor of stage 4 pancreatic cancer and Cancer Exercise Specialist, CETI.

Any age can participate.

“If you are a cancer warrior, caregiver, family member, friend or have lost a loved one please join us for a safe place to share stories, give support, strength, hope and positive energy and can get,” he told Staszak.

For more information, email [email protected]

Sensory Santa Claus event in the hospital

ELKO – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is hosting a Sensory Sensitive Santa Experience on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This free event is specifically designed for people affected by autism or other developmental issues.

Participants can visit Santa and Mrs Claus in a safe and distraction-free environment. A professional photographer will be on site and photos will be emailed to parents or guardians after the event.

For more information please call 775-748-2007.

Fundraiser for girls soccer team trip

ELKO — Three more Bengo fundraisers are planned at the Basque Clubhouse to raise money for Elko Indar Girls Futbol Club to compete in the Donosti Cup on July 23 in Spain.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on December 8, January 5 and February 2 and the first number is called at 6 p.m. Discounts are available.

Play 15 games for $20. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

Sugar plum tree at Mybrary

ELKO – Mybrary is once again hosting the annual Sugar Plum Tree. Partner organizations have provided names of young people, older people and people with special needs along with their gift requests. Community members can come into the library and pick a tag from the tree and buy gifts for those who wouldn’t otherwise get one for Christmas.

The tree and tags are now displayed. Once you have selected a tag from the tree, please bring it to reception to try it out. All gifts purchased should be delivered to the library wrapped and tagged no later than 5pm on December 16th.

“Thank you for helping make this holiday season merry for everyone in Elko County.”

Call 738-3066 for more information.

RPEN Christmas Dinner

ELKO – The Elko County Chapter of Nevada Retired Public Employees will hold their annual Christmas lunch and meeting on Friday, December 16 at 11:30 p.m. at the Elko Senior Center, 1795 Ruby View Drive.

The Elko High School choristers will perform and a brief gathering will follow. All active members are invited to bring a guest. Please reply to President Margaret Marcucci at 775-934-7361 or email [email protected]

Exhibits at the Northeastern Nevada Museum

ELKO – The work of Mari Lyons Vanitas is on view at the Halleck Bar Gallery until December 11th.

This collection was donated to the Northeastern Nevada Museum in 2021 by the family of Mari Lyons. Together these pieces give the viewer a sense of the passage of time and the inevitability of change and death. The term vanitas refers to a still life artwork containing various symbolic objects meant to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the worthlessness of worldly goods and pleasures.

The artist’s love for this subject is evident in this exhibition. Objects such as bouquets of flowers refer to youth, beauty and joy, while the repeating images of clocks and skulls evoke the transience of life and the certainty of death.

Also this fall, Lee Silliman’s Great Basin Kilns are on view at the Barrick Gallery until December 11th.

This exhibit features 30 black-and-white photographs of the charcoal kilns in Nevada and Utah that remain from the early mining booms in the frontier. The mineral prospectors who advanced into the Great Basin mountain ranges in the second half of the 19th century needed hot-burning charcoal as a vital raw material if their ores were to be smelted in the area. These historical structures demonstrate man’s ingenuity and determination in the face of the daunting challenges of nature.

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