Healthy Communities’ Spring News and Notes

Spring has arrived and here at Healthy Communities Coalition we’re looking forward to a busy spring and summer. Below are 8 highlights of HCC events and programs May through October 2019:

UNR’s School of Medicine will offer a free rural outreach clinic for under-insured and uninsured members of the community at HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry Thursday, May 9th at 1:30PM (209 Dayton Valley Road, Dayton, NV 89403). Services offered will include blood pressure checks and diabetes screenings.

rural flu clinic dayton

Monthly Free Cooking Class: Healthy Communities’ next free healthy cooking class is Tuesday, May 14th at 5:30 pm at the Dayton Community Center (170 Pike Street). No need to RSVP, all are welcome.

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Dayton Farmers Market and Our New Community Garden: Healthy Communities is looking for farmers to participate in our annual Dayton Farmers Market during the summer months. Find the vendor forms for the Farmers Market, as well as rules and regulations, at

Healthy Communities is also welcoming volunteers to help develop the new community garden in Dayton on Highway 50 and 2nd Street. The garden will have 25 garden beds, including ones easily accessible to elders and gardeners of all abilities. We’ll have summer gardening workshops and more. Contact Cortney at HCC for more information (246-7550).

solidarity garden drawing

Graduation Bouquets Available, Kids’ Art Supplies Needed: Community Roots & Shoots floral shop is creating lovely hand tied bouquets to help you celebrate your graduate. Bouquets can be purchased in advance (350-9250) or at graduation ceremonies. Proceeds benefit safe and sober grad, job skills, youth programs and more.

community roots grad bouquets

Our beautiful garden center at Community Roots & Shoots is now open for the season with fruit trees, veggies and herbs, native shrubs, flowers, fertilizers, and more. Proceeds help support organic school gardens, job training programs, etc. We’re also planning arts and crafts afternoons in the shaded outdoor garden center for preschoolers and their parents during the summer. Donations of watercolor paints, playdough, and other nontoxic supplies for these free activities would be gratefully received. If you’d like to donate, please contact Zoe at Community Roots at 350-9250.

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Silver City’s summer public programming in arts and science will include a free family-friendly concert by Kantu Inka, award-winning visiting artists and writers, free kids science and engineering activities, plus a floral design class, a coding workshop, lectures and more for adults and teens. Healthy Communities partners with UNCE, United Way, Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, Society of Women Engineers, etc. to offer the kids’ activities. Silver City is in Lyon County, 3 miles from Virginia City. Contact Quest for more details:

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Upcoming HCC Meeting Locations and Guest Speakers: HCC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9am. During our June meeting in Dayton, the topic will be Carson Tahoe’s First Episode Psychosis Program (FEP) program, described by Cimeon Lupo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health. HCC does not meet in the month of July. Our August meeting will be in Fernley at Silverland Middle School, with guest speaker Cody Wagner of the Fernley Community Foundation. Our September meeting will be held at the Storey Community Center in Virginia City, with guest speakers from Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. Our October meeting will be held in Silver Springs Community Center, with guest speakers from Care Chest.

Additional HCC Board Members Sought: Healthy Communities welcomes applications from those who would enjoy serving on our board of directors. Contact Director Wendy Madson at 246-7550 or for more information.

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