JG Johnson cleanup
JG Johnson Elementary will be holding a campus cleanup to get the school ready for the 2019-2020 school year, from 6-10 a.m., today, Friday, Aug. 2. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help rake, pick up trash, clear weeds or sweep sidewalks would be greatly appreciated.
The school is located at 900 E. Jackrabbit St.
Fill the Bucket
The 13th Annual Fill the Bucket School Supply Drive, hosted by Valley Electric Association, is set for Saturday, Aug. 3 in Pahrump.
From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., VEA staffers, ambassadors and volunteers will be manning booths at Smith’s, Walmart and Albertsons where residents are encouraged to take part in the effort to break the cooperative’s record for amount of school supplies gathered. They can do so by shopping for supplies to donate themselves or for those who are short on time, they can drop off cash donations. There is also a bin inside the VEA lobby in Pahrump where donations can be dropped off through Aug. 2.
Poetry group meets
The Pahrump Community Library’s Sagebrush ans Cactus Poetry Group will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3.
The group is open to anyone over the age of 18 and meets on the first Saturday of the month to discuss and share poetry and other forms of written word. For more information call the library at 727-5930.
VEA town hall meeting
Valley Electric Association announced that will conduct a town hall meeting from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, at the Valley Conference Center, 800 E. Nevada Highway 372 to discuss issues revolving around the co-op’s net metering policy.
The meeting will be an open forum to explain what net metering is, how it works, who benefits and how Nevada state law affects VEA, said Dick Peck, interim CEO, in a VEA Facebook post.
County services in Beatty
Nye County Health and Human Services and WIC will be in Beatty at the Beatty Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6.
They would love the opportunity to show the many ways that both offices can assist with any services that may be available to you.
Middle school open house
Rosemary Clarke Middle School will be hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8.
Parents and students are encouraged to attend to pick up schedules, meet teachers and staff, see the campus and classrooms.
Additional information for bus assignments, immunizations and Infinite Campus Parent Portal will also be available.
The Democratic Central Committee will hold their monthly discussion group at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, at the Pahrump Community Library. Everyone is invited to attend.
Contact Diane Marie Holguin-Brooks at 801-686-6785 for more information.
There will be an “appointment only” USDA food distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, August 9, at New Hope Fellowship Church, 781 West St.
Call the church at 775-751-1867 to schedule an appointment. Bring your appointment slip, Nevada driver’s license or ID card, and proof of address (current rent receipt, utility or telephone bill).
Please bring your own boxes.
High school registration
Pahrump Valley High School is currently taking appointments for new students to the Pahrump area in grades 9-12. Contact the registrar, Jennifer Shockley, at 775-727-7737 ext. 3032 to make an appointment. Please complete online registration at https://nye.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/nye prior to making an appointment.
Please plan to bring to your appointment your student’s most recent transcript, birth certificate, immunizations, IEP (if applicable) plus proof of residency, along with any guardianship documentation if you are not listed on the birth certificate.
Upcoming school year/parents
The Nye County School District has opened pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school year for all current pre-K to eleventh-grade students through the parent portal. The portal is the process of making sure all of the information for current students is correct.
If you do not have a parent portal account, contact your student’s current school for your activation code.
Friends Day Out
RSVP is offering “Friends Day Out/Java Music Club at the Pahrump Senior Center on the first, third and fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for lunch, music, conversation and fun.
For more information call Jan Lindsay at 775-253-5791 or Kristie Hanson at 760-220-9876.
The Farmers Market, which is held in at the Tractor Supply Store along Highway 372, has changed to its summer hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturdays.
They have local honey, eggs, jams, jellies, lots of fresh locally-grown produce, cottage food products and handmade crafts by local artists and craftsmen.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #117 meets on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, 750 S. Big Five Road. For information call 775-513-1581.
Chapter #116 meets on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., at Desert Greens, 350 Wilson Road. For information on this TOPS chapter call 775-537-1091.
Chapter #151 meets on Fridays at the Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 W. Basin Ave. Weigh-in is from 7-8 a.m. and the meeting is directly after, from 8-9 a.m. For more information or questions call Debbie at 775-910-9970.
Come have fun with a great group of people while losing weight, the group said in its announcement.
The Pahrump Gunfighters meet the first Saturday of the month at the Bob Ruud Community Center.
The local organization performs western skits and gunfights for the public’s enjoyment throughout the year.
They are looking for new members. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to attend. For more information call “Gambler Dan” at 775-751-3458.
Children’s clothing drive
First Southern Baptist Church, 4180 N. Highway 160, is sponsoring a donated clothing drive for foster children, infant to 18 years old, in the local area. All donated clothing will be given to foster children at no cost.
Items may be dropped off at the church or they will gladly pick up.
Contact the church at 775-727-6038, 775-910-1445 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry volunteers needed
The Salvation Army, Pahrump Service Center, 721 Buol Road, is looking for volunteers to help in their food distribution ministry. Food is distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To volunteer, call Lynn Hall, service center manager for more information at 775-751-6171.
Arts and crafts for seniors
RSVP hosts a twice-monthly arts and crafts class for seniors.
Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month at the NyE Community Coalition campus, room 32, located at 1020 E. Wilson Road.
The cost of the class is a $10 donation to RSVP. For more information or to register, call Cheryl at 775-751-8532 or email at email@example.com
The Pahrump Trikers, a chapter of Brothers of the Third Wheel, meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn Express. The meetings start at 6 p.m. All trikers are welcome to come and talk trikes.
For information call Tim Mattoon at 907-229-3227.
DAV van drivers needed
Chapter 15 of the Disabled American Veterans currently needs volunteer drivers to drive veterans to medical appointments in Pahrump and Las Vegas.
To volunteer or for more information contact Steven Chase, DAV transportation coordinator, at 702-283-6073 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Library
Free computer instruction is available at the library. Computer Classes for beginning-level computer users are offered Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Sign-ups are available at the library (no sign-ups by phone).
The Genealogy Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. Genealogy guidance and help using Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.com are provided. No sign-up is necessary. Please call library prior to attending to confirm class time.
All library events are alcohol, tobacco and drug-free.
Yoga class at the library
The Pahrump Community Library, in conjunction with Nye Communities Coalition, is offering “Qigong with Tamalyn” on Thursdays, from 1-2 p.m. The class is free.
This class focuses on creating a strong body-mind connection through gentle movements, emphasizing the whole body, as well as meditation and visualization techniques. Qigong may be helpful in managing stress dealing with chronic pain. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
A faith-based grief support group, to help those who have lost loved ones will meet on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m., at Central Valley Baptist Church, located at 3170 S. Blagg Road.
For more information call the church at 775-209-2535.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an organization seeking to ensure the future of elk and other wildlife, their habitat and the hunting heritage.
A group of devoted members is revitalizing the Pahrump Chapter. They meet on the second Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. at the China Wok Buffet.
They also will be having their annual banquet in November.
For more information contact Bill Austin at 775-910-9848.
American Legion meets
American Legion Post 22 meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the VFW Post, located at 4651 S. Homestead Road.
All veterans are invited to attend the meeting.
For more information call 702-485-9487.
Chorale needs singers
If you love to sing, the High Desert Chorale, under the direction of Ginger Forbes, has issued a call for singers to join the Chorale.
Sponsored by the Pahrump Arts Council, the Chorale performs two concerts annually, in the winter and the spring, with rehearsals conducted throughout the year. Rehearsals will be conducted weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the LDS church meeting rooms at the corner of Wilson Road and West Street.
The VFW Post at 4651 S. Homestead Road holds a flea market most Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is a good selection of vendors. For more information contact the VFW at 727-6072.
Be a Silver Tapper
The Nevada Silver Tappers are looking for some new members.
If you have reached the age of 50, and are looking for a place to dance, meet others and get involved with your community, the Tappers may be for you.
It is great exercise, no experience is required, and there are many opportunities to assist those in need and nonprofit organizations.
For more information call 775-910-1468, 775-727-7011 or via email at email@example.com.
The Toastmasters is a group dedicated to improving speaking and leadership skills and can help overcome the fear of public speaking, and overcoming nervousness.
They are seeking new members and guests are always welcome at the meetings. They meet at 7 p.m., on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Comstock Park Clubhouse.
For more information call Leo Blundo at 702-595-2269 or Jim McMurray at 775-751-1480.
Alzheimer’s support group
Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the NyE Communities Coalition campus. Meetings are from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information contact Barbara Payne at 775-537-2082 or Vince Hedges at 775-727-7944.
Free Italian classes
The Pahrump Community Library is sponsoring free beginning classes to learn to read, speak and write in Italian, and about the Italian culture.
The classes will be held every Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Contact the instructor, Mr. Marchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions.
Shadow Mountain Quilters
The Shadow Mountain Quilters, who are 21-years strong, meet every Thursday at the Bob Ruud Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call Sally at 425-359-5512.
Outreach needs volunteers
Nevada Outreach Training is looking for volunteers to work at their office, the shelter, clothing shields, housekeeping, front desk, with victims and during events. They are also looking for people who are interested in helping pick up and deliver donations.
For more information or to volunteer contact Program Manager Michelle Banuelos at 775-751-1118.
Weight Watchers meet
Join Weight Watchers in Pahrump.
They meet at the NyE Communities Coalition, in room 32, on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Fiber artists, quilters meet
Pahrump Valley Fiber Artist and Quilters meets every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bob Ruud Community Center.
All fiber artists are welcome to join.
For additional information call Susan at 751-4707.
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 15 meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at the NyECC activities building on the corner of Wilson and West streets.
For additional information contact them at 537-5051 or at www.dav15nv.org
VFW Post 10054 at 4651 Homestead Road, would like to invite you to join them for breakfast on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., and then come down to join the Ladies Auxiliary on Friday nights for dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
They also have great karaoke every Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m.
For additional information call 727-6072.
Foster parents needed
In Nevada’s rural communities, many children, including teens and sibling groups are in need of a safe and nurturing home. Foster parents provide a temporary home so these children can heal and feel supported.
Foster parents can be single or married, male or female. They can be working or stay-at-home parents, or retired with grown children.
To learn more on how you can become a licensed foster parent with the state of Nevada call 888-423-2659 or go to www.dcfs.state.nv.us.
RSVP needs drivers
RSVP in Pahrump is in need of drivers and is able to offer mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers 25 years old and older.
All volunteers must pass a background check.
If you are interested, call Jan Lindsay at 751-5282 and forms will be sent to you, after which a follow-up interview will be scheduled.
West Star Ranch in need of donations
West Star Ranch Animal Rescue and Thrift Store is in need of donations to sell. If you need your donations picked up, please call 727-9273.
They also have many dogs and cats ready to go home with you.
They are a 501C3 no-kill shelter. Boarding is also available.
The thrift store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is at 780 Manse Road.