Every Thursday in November

It's NaNoWriMo!

November is "National Novel Writing Month," and you're invited to find out more about it. Join the group meeting at Java Town each Thursday in November from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information visit www.nanowrimo.org, or call (606) 356-2666 to learn more about the local group.

Through Nov. 9

Community-Wide Coat and Blanket Drive

Please donate new or gently used coats, blankets, sleeping bags, boots and other cold-weather accessories toward the "Warm Hands Project." Drop off at the Frugal Flamingo Thrift Shop, Sonoma Thrift Shop or Poke & Peek Thrift Shop. All donations should be clearly marked "Warm Hands Project." For more information, please call Suzie Loveless at the Frugal Flamingo, 625-4040.

Through Nov. 25

Nominations sought for Kidz-N-Cops

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Winnemucca Kidz-N-Cops is pleased to announce that it will again be able to provide a Christmas shopping spree to qualifying children (ages 5 to 12) throughout the Humboldt County area. Applications are available at the Winnemucca Police Department and can also be requested by mail. Theapplication deadline is Monday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. If you need additional information please contact Mike Pardovich at (775) 421-1746.

Through Dec. 6

In-Home Flu Shots

Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue is offering in-home flu shots to Humboldt County residents from now through Friday, December 6. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available. Cost is $25, payable by cash or check. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year. Please call 623-5222, ext. 1363 before Monday, Nov. 25 to schedule your flu shot.

Nov. 1 - 3

HGH EMS Rescue 2013 Annual EMS Refresher

Emergency services personnel from across the state are invited to Winnemucca to complete their continuing education requirements. This year's lineup covers everything from basic extrication and emergency obstetrics to the latest information about backboards and tactical medicine. The weekend will also include real-world rotations and applications. A PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals) course will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants who pre-register for the conference by Friday, October 21, pay only $150. Cost at the door is $200. Fee for the PEPP course is an additional $50 without books, or $100 with books. For more information or to pre-register for the "2013 Annual EMS Refresher" presented by Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue, please call Lieutenant Debbie Whittaker, HGH EMS Rescue Outreach Coordinator, at 623-5222, ext. 1363, or email aed@hghospital.ws.

Nov. 2

Make "n" Take Model Car craft

10 a.m. at the Humboldt County Library, make your own model car. Call Jessica Park at 623-6388 to register as space is limited.  For ages 8-108, each car kit costs $2.

Community Garden Cleanup Day

Please join Community Garden members to help clean up and restore the garden. There will be plenty of volunteer projects, such as plot repair and rebuildings, spreading wood chips, weeding and cleaning the pond. Bring gloves, water, spare tools (for plot repair) and a wheelbarrow. Or more information contact the garden director at 623-2333.

Nov. 3

Farmer's Market meeting

2 p.m. - Please join us for the Winnemucca Farmers Market "After Market" Meeting at Humboldt General Hospital in the Sarah Winnemucca Room. Any vendors, customers, or interested community members that would like to share constructive ideas about the Winnemucca Farmers Market are invited to attend.

Nov. 5

Senior parents meeting

Attention parents of LHS seniors: the Drug Free Graduation committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in LHS Library.

Nov. 6

Craft Club

Craft Club for all ages meets Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Humboldt County Library. Learn the ancient art of Origami.

Nov. 6 - Dec. 18

Art display at the Humboldt County Library

Teddy Swecker, Sara Thielan-Fry, and Kitty Norcutt will be displaying their artwork at the Humboldt County Library through Dec. 18.  An art reception to be announced.

Nov. 7

NDVS Rover

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Veterans Outreach "ROVER" Program will visit Winnemucca on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Armory so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of.  To schedule an advanced appointment, contact Pamela (775) 688-1653 or Barbara at (775) 321-4880. Veterans are advised to bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge document, current VA paperwork, medical information and banking account information.  If the claim involves dependents, bring birth certificates, current and prior marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and social security numbers.

Nov. 9

Boy Scout Food Drive

The annual Boy Scout Food Drive needs your support! Leave non-perishable food items in a plastic or paper bag outside your door for pickup by the local Cub and Boy Scouts. All donated food will be delivered to local food banks. Please place the bag outside no later than 9 a.m. For more information call the Senior District Executive, Eric Maass at (775) 770-0343 or email eric.maass@scouting.org.

Snap Circuits Club

Snap Circuits Club meets from 10 a.m. - noon at the Humboldt County Library. Create various circuits, each club meeting is $2. Call 623-6388 to register as space is limited.

Nov. 9 and 10

Portions of shooting range closed

Due to the Winnemucca Grand Prix race, the 100-yard and 400-yard bays of the Humboldt County Shooting Range will be closed Nov. 9 and 10.

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade

11 a.m. - The annual Veterans Day parade will begin at Spare Time Bowl and continue down Bridge Street to the Winnemucca Hotel on First Street. For more information contact Anita Paquette at 623-2472 or Tom Lon at 623-1324.

Second Annual Kaia FIT Freedom Run

The Winnemucca Kaia FIT invites you to run, jog or walk the Freedom Run! There will be both 5K and 1 mile courses, starting and ending at the National Guard Armory, 735 W. Fourth St. Registration at 12:30 p.m., with the run starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. Kids participate for free. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lost and Found OA

An Overeaters meeting is held each Friday at Humboldt General Hospital in Sara Winnemucca Room B from 6 - 7 p.m. For more information call (775) 445-9735.

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Every other Friday, 10:30 a.m. - Representatives from EMS Rescue will be a the Winnemucca Senior Center, 1480 Lay St., to perform free blood pressure checks.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Each Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - Worship at the Winnemucca Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5130 Palisade Dr. Bible study and children's Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. worship hour.

Lost and Found AA & NA Meeting

Lost and Found AA & NA Meeting - Mondays and Saturdays at Humboldt General Hospital (Sara Winnemucca Room B), from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.  These meetings are open and non-smoking.  Coffee and raffle at each meeting, With enough attendance hot dogs will be served.  For more information call (410) 617-3629.

Rockhound group

First Saturday, 9 a.m. - The Winnemucca Rockhound group meets at the Humboldt County Library. Come for a lively discussion about rockhounding in our area. For more information call 623-6841.

American Legion

Auxiliary, Unit 5

First Saturday, 10 a.m. - The American Legion Auxiliary meets on the first Saturday of each month (except July, August and January), at the Veteran's Hall on Bengochea Circle. The dues are $20 a year. For further information you can call Anita Paquette (Unit 5 president) at 623-2472.

Worship at Grace Baptist Church

Each Sunday - Grace Baptist Church holds 10:30 a.m. Bible training and 11 a.m. Morning Worship. Join us in fellowship and edification. We sing the traditional hymns and preach God's Word. Our desire is to glorify God and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Held in the Veteran's Hall on Bengochea Circle in Sage Heights between Poke N' Peek and Sonoma Industries thrift stores.  Pastor Dave Schaaf 625-1117.

Worship at Word of Light Fellowship Assembly of God

Each Sunday, Sunday school 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sunday morning worship 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 4505 E. Center St. For more information call Pastor Nathaniel Rhoads, 623-3322.

Worship at Winnemucca United Methodist Church

Each Sunday - The United Methodist Church, 138 W. Winnemucca Blvd., invites everyone to adult and youth Sunday School each Sunday at 9 a.m.; pre-k through 6th grade Sunday School, the second and fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m.; worship services at 10 a.m. For more information call 623-2814; office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Worship at Winnemucca Christian Fellowship

Each Sunday, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.; worship service at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information call Pastor Mark at 623-5431. The church is located at 4380 Grass Valley Road.

Worship at Sonoma Baptist Church

Each Sunday, 10:15 a.m. - The Sonoma Baptist Church meets at 5970 Muddy Road (corner of Muddy Road and Grass Valley Road). Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. For more information call 623-3434.

Worship at First Baptist Church

Each Sunday at First Baptist Church, Fifth Street and Garrison. Come join us in fellowship, where you are only a stranger once. Adult and Children's Sunday schools at 9:45 a.m.; morning worship service 11 a.m. Evening worship service at 6:30 p.m. For information or bus service, please call 623-2085.

Worship at Lighthouse Baptist Church

Each Sunday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 226 E. Fourth St, Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m.; worship service for all ages at 11 a.m. For more information call 623-6786.

Worship at Christlife Family Ministries

Each Sunday - Christlife Family Ministries, formerly located at 16 E. Second St., will be temporarily relocated to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5130 E. Palisade Dr. Service schedule: Youth services Sunday 9:30 a.m.; Worship and Word at 10 a.m. Christlife Family Ministries is a non-denominational Spirit-filled, loving body of believers desiring to be a reflection of the Christ who saves us and redeems us by His grace. For more information, call Pastor Allen at 421-1699; Pastor Lee at 304-3430 or Pastor Daryl at (559) 269-5464.

Grass Valley Baptist Church

Every Sunday - Grass Valley Baptist Church holds Sunday School and worship beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m,. All are welcome to join us at 4150 W. Thomas Canyon Rd. If you have questions please call the GVBC office at 623-5714 or gvbc@gvbaptist.org.

newLIFE Christian Center Sunday Celebration

Each Sunday, 9 a.m. - The newLIFE Christian Center holds a Sunday celebration at 1350 Melarkey St. including Children's Ministry. For more information contact Eric Chapman at 625-4300.

Church of Christ

We are a Bible-centered, unified family of believers called to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ. We will pursue Christ through study, prayer, and fellowship. We recognize that we are sent to the larger community surrounding us to plant the seed of the Gospel and to demonstrate God's love and Christ's Life. For meeting time and location call Don at (775) 304-8313 or 623-3135.

Soup Kitchen

Each Sunday, 6 p.m. - The Winnemucca Ministerial Association sponsors a hot meal at the soup kitchen in the basement of the United Methodist Church on Winnemucca Boulevard. All needy persons are welcome.

Calvary Chapel

Located at 215 Aiken St., Calvary Chapel offers Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Sunday school for individual age groups. The nursery is available for children up to age three. Come and study the word of God with us by chapter and verse. Call 623-5544 fo more information, or visit www.calvarychapel.org.

Rainbow Girls

First & third Sundays, 2 p.m. - Winnemucca Assembly #10, Int. Order of Rainbow for Girls meets at the Masonic Temple, 5th & Baud streets. For info, call Samantha Draper at 421-7908 or America Gillespie at 623-1129.

Ministerial Association meeting

Second Sunday, 6 p.m. - The Winnemucca Ministerial Association meets at the Methodist Church, 138 W. Winnemucca Blvd. in the meeting room. Public and soup kitchen volunteers are welcome. For more information call 623-4447.

- Thrift Stores-

Winnemucca Food Bank Thrift Store

Location: 150 S. Bridge St. Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefits: the needy of our community. For more information or to arrange a pickup, call 625-2223.

Frugal Flamingo Thrift Shop

Location: 740 E. 4th St. (Former Miller Antiques Building) Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefits: Humboldt Volunteer Hospice.

Poke 'n' Peek Thrift Shop

Location: Sage Heights. Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon - 4 p.m. Benefits: Humboldt General Hospital Auxiliary.

Sonoma Industries Thrift Shop

Location: 3280 Bengochea Circle in the Sage Heights area, just below the animal shelter. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Benefits: Certified vocational training facility for developmentally challenged adults.

- Ongoing -

RAA Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

RAA Fellowshiop of Alcoholics Anonymous holds "Big Book Sunday" meetings at 2 p.m. each Sunday. Each Monday at 6:30 p.m. is the "12 Traditions" meeting. Both meetings held at 267 Pacific, off Hwy 95. For more information call 623-9371.

Spaces available at Zion Lutheran Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Child Care

Zion Lutheran Preschool located at 3205 N. Highland Drive, has openings in our morning Preschool (three-year-old class) and afternoon Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-old classes) for the 2013-2014 school year. Tuition assistance may be available for families that qualify. There are also openings for Zion Lutheran Child Care, available for children 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. For registration information, call our Office at 623-3796 and talk to Patsy Sorenson, our Office Manager, or Elizabeth Dyches, our Director.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held from noon - 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., seven days per week at 267 Pacific Ave. For more information, call (775) 355-1151.

Local Special Olympics chapter

A chapter of Special Olympics for children ages 8 - 22 is now available in Winnemucca. The group bowls in the fall school year and then will be doing track in the spring. Your athlete may choose to compete in one or all of the sports available. You do not need to be a student in the Humboldt County School District to participate. For more information please contact Leslie Molina at 623-0935 or lmolina@humboldt.k12.nv.us.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a non-profit organization that has been protecting and preserving wild lands in Nevada for 27 years through stewardship projects. We need volunteers this field season in the Santa Rosa Ranger District! Join our efforts at www.nevadawilderness.org.

ESL classes at GBC

Free adult English as a Second Language classes are currently being offered at the Great Basin College Adult Learning Center, 5490 Kluncy Canyon Road, Winnemucca. Classes cover speaking, writing and speaking for all levels, as well as basic computers for beginners. Students can also learn about the U.S. Government. Classes are Monday - Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. - noon and Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 8:30- p.m. For more information, please call 623-1811 or stop by during open hours.

Narcotics Anonymous

Before 1953, an addict had three possible outcomes: Jails, institutions or death. Then we provided the fourth option - recovery. Narcotics Anonymous is here. There are no dues or fees for membership and we are fully self-supporting through our own contributions. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. For more information call toll free (888) 850-2205, or (775) 322-4811 or visit our Web site at www.sierrasagena.org. If you work with our program you will never have to use again.

Need a ride? RSVP can help

The RSVP Door to Door Transportation can help seniors and disabled persons over 18 years get around. Friendly, courteous drivers can take you to medical or other essential appointments, to visit friends, family, the senior center or other destinations. This service is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Give RSVP a call about the transportation options available in the Winnemucca area. Call Brian Nelson at (775) 304-0757.

Fall/Winter hours for Memorial Pool

Fall/Winter hours for Bode Howard Memorial Pool are now in effect. Monday, Wednesday and Friday: lap swim from 5:30 - 7 a.m.; Aquacize 8 - 9 a.m.; lap swim noon - 1 p.m.; lap swim 5 - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: lap swim 5:30 - 7 a.m.; lap swim noon - 1 p.m.; public swim 5 - 7 p.m.; Saturdays: public swim noon - 3 p.m.; closed Sundays.

Winnemucca Civic Chorus

Practices most Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., September - June in the French Ford Middle School Band Portable. If you enjoy music please join us! Questions: email winnemuccacivicchorus@gmail.com

Zion Zone Youth Center

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays - Zion Zone Youth Center is a free, non-profit, after school and summer program for the community youth. We provide a quality recreational enrichment program for youth ages 9 to 16 years old that need a safe, supervised environment after school and during the summer. Zion Zone Kids operates according to the Humboldt County School District schedule. Daily devotion and positive action lessons on why we don't smoke, drink alcohol or use any illicit drugs. Snacks, crafts and organized group games are provided in the afternoons and homework assistance is available during the educational period. Zion Zone Kids are friendly, and we have qualified staff members who aim to develop the self-esteem of all participants in a positive environment. Located at 3205 N. Highland Drive, Winnemucca. For additional information contact us at 623-3393 or 623-3796.

Volunteer for RSVP

RSVP - Serving Humboldt County Seniors with free help so they can remain independent and secure in their homes. The free help includes transportation, shopping for and running errands, phone tree, home companion visits, respite, exercise programs and more. Call Brian Nelson at 304-0757 to sign up for help/or for information to become a volunteer with reimbursed mileage. Ask about our paid respite volunteer program.

Respite Care

When caregivers need a "personal time" break from their loved ones, a Respite Care Worker can fill in for them. Caregiving can be exhausting, not allowing the caregiver to go to the doctor, visit a friend, doing some personal shopping or even go in the other room to kick back. Respite care can help. The service is free and our workers have security clearance and have been trained. RSVP workers can provide transportation and in-home companionship. They do not provide other homekeeping or health services. If you'd like to make use of our service, or learn more about it, call our RSVP Field Representative Brian Nelson at 304-0757. Respite is a service of Retired Senior Volunteer Program - RSVP.

Adult Education Center at JOIN

Earn a GED or an Adult High School Diploma with an individualized study plan through JOIN, 705 E. Fourth St. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Phone 623-6218 for an appointment.

Food Bank

The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The bank is located at 150 S. Bridge St. in Winnemucca.

Fallon Naval Sea Cadets

Fallon Naval Sea Cadets is a non-profit youth program designed to educate youth from ages 11-17 about the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Education includes military bearing, marching, physical training, courtesy, responsibility, and much more. Many opportunities are available for advanced training. Meetings are one weekend a month at the Naval Air Station in Fallon. Volunteers, both ex-military and civilian are needed for instructors and chaperones. For information on joining the Cadets or to volunteer, please call (775) 761-6193.

Free resistance exercise class

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. a resistance exercise class is held at the Humboldt County Senior Center. Resistance exercise is a program designed for seniors proven to increase balance and strength using weights. There is no beginning or advanced level. All equipment including the weights is provided. Come join our group for a fun and healthy hour of toning and strengthening. Sponsored by the Pleasant Center and RSVP.

Contact Food Bank of Northern Nevada for SNAP benefits

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has a toll free number to help clients apply for SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps). The phone number is 1-888-304-SNAP (7627) and will be operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Great Basin Offroaders

4x4 fun with the Great Basin Offroaders. Meet great people who enjoy family wheelin' in the great outdoors. All 4x4's welcome. If interested call Kevin Sauers at 625-1529 or Tim Lambert at 625-2996.

Veterans Guest House available

The Reno Veterans Guest House is located at 880 Locust St. Accommodations and the comforts of home for US Military Service Veterans and their families during times of medical need. For more information visit them online at www.veteransguesthouse.org, or call (775) 324-6958.

Serenity Seekers AA

Want to stop drinking? We can help! Serenity Seekers AA Fellowship daily meetings at 530 Melarkey, Ste. 230. Call for meeting times, (775) 621-8622.

Church of the Good Shepherd Food Bank

The Church of the Good Shepherd Food Bank currently has donated food available for those in need. Pastor D.W. Hutson asks that you call ahead to pick up the items from the church, located at 16500 State Route 400 in Unionville. The church accepts food and clothing donations to give away to those in need. For more information call (775) 538-7570.

1st Way Pregnancy Center

1st Way Pregnancy Center is located in the 3R Building at 630 Melarkey St. Free pregnancy tests, prenatal vitamins, confidential counseling and community referrals. Information on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and smoking cessation programs. If you think you are pregnant, please do not use any alcohol or tobacco products. Staffed by dedicated volunteers. Supported by the local community. Pregnancy tests by appointment. Visit the Baby Boutique where all items are free of charge. Volunteers are always appreciated. Phone 625-BABY. The national crisis number is (800) 648-5683.