Elko Correspondence – March 2019


We have had a snowy winter in Elko, and I am ready for Spring. Regardless of the weather, there is plenty to take in this month. Here are a few snippets to consider.

Get Your Green On

Elko knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style. My favorite place to be on Saturday March 16th will be the Western Folklife Center. Local band Southwind and special guests will be playing traditional Celtic Music from 6 pm to 8:30. This is a family friendly event that will have everyone singing along and tapping their toes. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/musicbysouthwind/. You can also check out the St. Patrick’s Day Beer Crawl sponsored by the Downtown Bussiness Association on Saturday the 16th from 4 to 7 pm. Downtown businesses will be serving many good beers. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ElkoDowntown/

Sheepherder’s Ball

Elko’s Basque Heritage is alive and well on March 9th as the Basque Club hosts the Annual Sheepherder’s Ball. Come and enjoy a Basque-Style menu including paella, meat, fish, Basque potatoes, salad and more! There will also be a dessert table so bring your appetite! It doesn’t get any better than this! Dinner will be followed by dancing and music provided by Amerikanuak and Mercedes Mendive. Doors open at 5. For more information: www.elkobasqueclub.com.

Weekend Events at the California Trail Center

The Trail Center offers great family events on the weekends that are worth attending. Events in March include: Historic Women of Nevada on Saturday March 2nd; Junior Ranger Program: Learn to Crochet on Sunday March 3rd; Junior Ranger Program: Pioneer Women Doctors, Authors and Astronauts on Sunday March 10th; Meet the Guild: Crochet, Knitting and Spinning Wheel Demonstrations by the Ruby Mountain Fiber Folk on Saturday March 16th; and Junior Ranger Program: How to Make Pioneer Butter on Sunday March 24th. For more information: https://www.californiatrailcenter.org/

Music Comes to Elko

On March 29th, join Nerds of Paradise for a fundraising concert to support the String Orchestra Programs for Elko High School and Adobe Middle School. They will be featuring the music of Antonin Dvorak, Queen, and the Beatles. They will even be joined on stage, for the first time ever, by students from the Elko High School String Orchestra. Tickets are $10, and donations will be graciously accepted. Come enjoy an evening of great music and support a fantastic program at the same time. Concert starts at 7 p.m. For additional details you can contact Roderick Royce, Director of Orchestras, at Elko High School.

— Doug Clarke