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Fall is in the air, and there is lots to do in Elko this month while the weather is nice.

Western Folklife Center Happenings

                                                                           “Indian Summer” by Sharon Gilmore-Thompson

The Western Folklife Center is presenting a new exhibition in the Wiegand Gallery — Stitching Art: Contemporary Quilts and More. The exhibit is on display September 21 through December 8, 2018. Stitching Art showcases the quilts and collections of six fabric artists, who have taken great joy in honing stitching skills to create work that beautifully reflects personal interests, aesthetics, moods, and milestones. In the exhibit’s curator seat is award-winning quilter Sharon Gilmore-Thompson, who has gathered together work from northeastern Nevada artisans Mable Beatty, Donna Chism, Holly Bruning, Karleen Bundy, and Shirley Davis. These women all share an addiction to fabric arts and testify that stitchwork contributes to their physical and mental well-being. Their hope is that visitors to the Wiegand Gallery will come away inspired to try their hand at stitching.

Halloween Pig Roast in Jarbidge

The folks in Jarbidge and Jason at the Outdoor Inn give us another good reason to head to Jarbidge in October for a fun weekend. The main event is the Halloween Pig Roast on October 27th. This will be the last party of the year in Jarbidge and includes the Fire Department Raffle, Bake Sale and Costume Party. Definitely worth the scenic drive!

Native American Market

Head on out to the California Trail Interpretive Center for this unique market on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st. Learn about the history and traditions of Great Basin Native Americans. This year’s Native American Market features handmade crafts, collectibles, jewelry, and more. Native American art makes great Christmas gifts. The event also features the exhibit “Through Our Own Eyes: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition.” The exhibit includes over 100 paintings by students from Owyhee Combined School, located on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/californiatrailinterpretivecenter/.

Pumpkin Patch

Head to the Lamoille Grove for the 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival on October 20 and 21. Pick your pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Enjoy Hay Rides, Bouncy Houses, Facepainting, Homemade Treats, Crafts & Family Photo Spots, Free S’mores, and lots more family fun. Proceeds Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Elko. Make it a full day with a good meal at O’Carroll’s and a drive up Lamoille Canyon.

Great Basin College Theater Presents

She Kills Monsters” will play October 16–20 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday October 20 at 2 p.m. The play, by Qui Nguyen, had a successful run Off-Broadway in 2011. A dark comedy, the story centers around a journey of discovery and adventure into a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Complete with ogres, dragons and other flying creatures, along with plenty of stage combat, the production promises to open the eyes of audiences to both this world and the underworld. Guest artists have worked with students in the design and construction of puppets and a spectacular otherworldly set. General Admission: $10. Students and Seniors: $5. Advance tickets available in the business office in Berg Hall.

— Doug Clarke

Elko Correspondence – October 2018

Fall is in the air, and there is lots to do in Elko this month while the weather is nice. Western Folklife Center Happenings                                                                            “Indian Summer” by Sharon Gilmore-Thompson The Western Folklife Center is presenting a new exhibition in the Wiegand Gallery — Stitching Art: Contemporary Quilts and More. The exhibit is on display […]

Elko Correspondence – August 2018

Summer Greetings from Elko! There is plenty going in the area, and here are a few activities to check out. Jarbidge Days Head to Jarbidge for good old fashioned fun in August. The Annual Jarbidge Days is held on August 10-12. Events include family games, craft sale, parade, live music, cowboy church, and more. FMI:https://www.facebook.com/JarbidgeCommunityAssociationInc/. […]

Elko Correspondence – July 2018

Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this month, including 4th of July Festivities. Let this Independence Day be a day to celebrate our freedom and honor our current service members and veterans here at home and abroad. To keep striving for the ideals that inspired the Declaration of […]

Elko Correspondence – June 2018

Farmers Markets The Elko and Lamoille Farmers Markets are ready to get underway! The markets run from June — October, and local producers invite you to enjoy the best of what Elko County have to offer. Vendors offer local grass fed beef, fresh vegetables, artisanal sheep cheese, honey, baked goods, and more. The Elko market […]

Elko Correspondence – May 2018

Halleck Bar Party  The public is invited to the Annual party at the Northeastern Nevada Museum that starts at 6 p.m. on May 4th. It features a contest for best Old West-styled costume, a souvenir picture booth by Light Chaser Photography, silent auction, and saloon music played on the piano by Connie Muir. A $20 […]

Elko Correspondence – April 2018

Spring Gardening Aquilegia Rocky Mountain Blue, one of scores of beautiful perennials available at Colorscapes nursery in Lamaoille. The snow is melting, the ground is thawing, and it is time to head outside and do a little gardening. My favorite place for plants and gardening supplies is Colorscapes in Lamoille. Marvel Clyde has been operating […]

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