Here is a look at Christmas and holiday-related events in the community. See full list at pvtimes.com and in the Nov. 27 Pahrump Valley Times newspaper print edition and in upcoming editions of the newspaper.
The Christmas program, performed by the students, will continue today, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. Second graders, fourth graders and kindergarteners will sing on Tuesday and first, third and fifth graders will sing on Wednesday, Dec.11.
Gingerbread House Contest
Entries in the NyE Communities Coalition gingerbread house competition can be voted for online at www.nyecc.org between 8 a.m., Dec. 18 and 9 p.m. Dec. 20.
They can also be voted for in person at the coalition from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18 and on Dec. 20, 3-6 p.m. for the People’s Choice award.
For more information contact Tammi Odegard at 727-9970, ext. 224.
J.G. Johnson Elementary
J.G. Johnson students will be performing their Winter Program at 2 p.m., on Dec. 18.
The school is at 900 E. Jackrabbit St.
Manse Elementary School will hold three Christmas concerts with their students and their Music Club performing.
Kindergarteners and fifth graders will perform Dec. 17, 6-7 p.m.; first and third graders will perform Dec. 18, 6-7 p.m.; and second and fourth graders will take the stage Dec. 19, 6-7 p.m.
Manse Elementary is located at 4881 Lola Lane.
Amargosa Christmas Dinner
The Amargosa Senior Center invites Pahrump seniors to enjoy Christmas dinner in Amargosa on Thursday, Dec. 19.
The dinner menu will be prime rib roast, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli and dinner rolls. Potluck desserts will be provided by dinner guests.
Dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. and a pirate gift exchange is planned after dinner ( the limit is $15 and under for gift ). The senior center is located at 880 Desert Senior Lane in Amargosa. Call 775-372-5413 for more information and to advise them of the number of people that may be attending.
Christmas concert at library
The Pahrump String Quartet will hold a free concert, at noon, Friday, Dec. 20, at the Pahrump Community Library.
The community is invited to enjoy the beautiful Christmas music performance.
K-NYE Christmas Food Drive
A food drive to help the less fortunate have a more abundant Christmas will be held in front of Smith’s grocery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 21.
Donations of food will be appreciated so when you are doing your shopping please buy a few extra food items and donate them during the drive.
Cookies with Santa
The Pahrump Master Gardener Society has transformed the Extension Demonstration Garden, at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. and Dandelion St., into a Magical Winter Wonderland. For one night only, Dec. 19, lights and ornaments are hung in the trees, pathways are lighted, and Santa and Mrs. Claus’ chairs are placed under the gazebo.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The garden is open to the public, at no charge, from 4-6 p.m. Take the kids and stroll through the luminary garden and visit with Santa. No reservations are required.
Carmelo’s Christmas Party
Commissioner Leo Blundo invites the community to celebrate the Christmas spirit with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Carmelo’s Bistro, 1440 E. Highway 372.
The dress is casual attire.
Community Christmas Dinner
The New Holiday Task Force will be holding their annual community dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve, at the NyE Communities Coalition campus, 1020 E. Wilson Road.
The dinner is free and the entire community is invited to enjoy the meal, entertainment and raffles. They will also have special seating for veterans.
The Clothing Room, with coats, jackets, and other warm clothes, will be available to anyone in need and is free. (If you have clothing or blankets to donate, drop them off at the coalition.)
Hanukkah event is planned
Chabad’s Hanukkah’s celebration includes one in Pahrump
It is planned to start between 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 26, according to the Chabad website.
For more information and to RSVP, call 702-348-4164.
Holiday hours for fireworks site
The Pahrump Fireworks Shoot Site will be open from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Dec, 27-30 and 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, weather permitting, the town of Pahrump announced on its Facebook page.
The Fireworks Shoot Site is at 3770 Fox Ave. at the corner of Fox Avenue and Gamebird Road, the post stated.
The Facebook post also said:
- Firework Passes are required for entrance. Passes can be purchased at any Firework Company within Nye County, for a $5 fee.
- No more than two (2) participants at each site.
- All participants shooting off fireworks must be 18 or older, no exceptions.
- The Pahrump Firework Shoot Site is owned and operated by the Town of Pahrump.
The webpage is http://pahrumpnv.org/283/Firework-Shoot-Site
The town advises checking its Facebook page for any cancellations.