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Movie Theater: The following movies are showing at the Nellis Movie Theater in January:
Jan. 11: Judy (PG-13), 3 p.m.
Jan. 11: Joker (R), 6 p.m.
Jan. 12: Ugly Dolls (PG), 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: The Adams Family 2019 (PG), 3 p.m.
Jan. 18: Maleficent Mistress of Evil (PG), 6 p.m.
Jan. 19: Harriet (PG-13), 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 25: Midway 2019 (PG-13), 3 p.m.
Jan. 25: Gemini Man (PG-13), 6 p.m.
Jan. 26: Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13), 12:30 p.m.
Admission is free, and concessions are available for purchase, cash only.

The Office Trivia: Community Commons is sponsoring The Office Trivia 5 p.m., Jan. 16. Pre-register for $1 per team Jan. 2-15; or register at the door for $3 per team. A minimum of five teams are required. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 702-652-0967.
Child Development Lunch and Learn: Parents, teachers are welcome to attend the Child Development Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Upcoming sessions include:
Jan. 23 – Building Resiliency (CDC #3)
Feb. 27 – The Brain and Behavior (CDC #3)
March 26 – Literacy for Young Children (CDC #1)
April 23 – Technology and Media in Today’s Classroom (CDC #3)
May 28 – Math for Young Children (CDC #1)
June 25 – Picky Eaters (CDC #3)
For more information, call 702-652-5885.

Dorm Field Day: Community Commons is sponsoring Dorm Field Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 25. Registration runs through Jan. 21. To register, call 702-652-3910.
This event is open to dormitory residents only, and lunch will be included. There will be a trophy for the winning dorm.

Paint Night: The Arts and Crafts Center is hosting an evening of painting, 4:45-6:45 p.m., Jan. 31. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call 702-652-2849.

Dance Classes: Community Commons offers dance classes.
Pom Classes
Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. (Ages 8-10)
Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. (Ages 11-13)
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. (Ages 13 plus)
Thursday, 4:30-5 p.m. (Ages 2-4)
Thursday, 5-5:45 p.m. (Ages 5-7)
Tap Classes
Monday, 6-6:30 p.m. (Ages 2-4)
Monday, 6:30-7:15 p.m. (Ages 5-7)
Monday, 7:15-8 p.m. (Ages (8-10)
Thursday, 6-7 p.m. (Ages 11-13)
Thursday, 7-8 p.m. (Ages 13 plus)
Military Classes
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. (Ages 10 plus)
Cost is $35 a month for one class, $70 a month for two classes, and $90 a month for three classes. For more information, call 702-679-0967.

Stable Fees: Fees at the Nellis High Desert Stables increased effective Oct. 1.
The new fees are:
Active Duty E-1 to E-4 $100
Small Stall (16×24)
Active Duty (E-1 to E-4) $125
Large Stall (20×24)
All other ranks/retirees $140
Small Stall (16×24)
All other ranks/retirees $165
Large Stall (20×24)
Initial Stall Deposit $165
Monthly Late Fee $25
Per Stall/Per Month
The increased fees will help the stables with some revitalization and beautification projects including a horse exerciser for patrons, new jump barrels for patrons, additional wash rack, designated trailer storage area, solar electric gate and others.
This is the first price increase in 12 years. For more information, call 702-652-2514.

Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Monday of each month. For more information call 702-652-3327.

Resume Writing: The second Thursday of each month, 9-11 a.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Topics include networking, cover letters, announcements, resumes and marketing yourself. For more information, call 702-652-3327.

Love and Logic Parenting Series: Family Advocacy hosts the Love and Logic parenting series at the Centennial Hills YMCA, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Free childcare is provided for YMCA members. For more information, call 702-653-3880.

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m.

Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. The group meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Nellis Company Grade Officer’s Council: The Nellis CGOC provides a source of social and professional development for all company grade officers at Nellis. Volunteer and leadership opportunities are available as well as the chance to network with other like-minded professionals at Nellis. Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at Robin’s Roost in the Club from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 702-652-9623.

Nellis PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel): The Protestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., in the Nellis Chapel Annex. For more information, contact the Nellis PWOC at

Veterans News

Hours expanded at Pahrump vet office: Veterans and their families in Pahrump and the surrounding communities now have a more convenient way to connect to benefits and programs earned through military service.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services Pahrump office is located within the Nye County Offices, at 1981 East Calvada Boulevard, Suite 110.
Brandi Matheny serves as the full-time VSO. She is a resident of Pahrump and has worked as a VSO for NDVS for six years. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about helping eligible veterans and their families access earned federal benefits.
Matheny is available on a walk-in basis. The Pahrump office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with walk-in hours from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Matheny can be reached at 775-751-6372.

Memorial location project: The Nevada Department of Veterans Services has launched a statewide initiative to locate every veteran, military or war memorial across the state.
Chuck N. Baker is currently identifying these memorials and documenting their location. He is also collecting photos and conducting research on each memorial to write any existing history to provide a better understanding of the men and women honored.

There are four state veterans’ memorials: the Battle Born Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen in Carson City, the Nevada State Veterans Memorial at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. The Nevada Veterans Memorial Wall on the State Capitol Grounds in Carson City and the Mustang 22 Memorial in Reno at the Stead Airport.
If you know of any memorials, email or

Free-Entrepreneurship for Veterans: The National Defense Industrial Association Southern Nevada Chapter, in collaboration with AFWERX and Vets in Tech, is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop 3-5 p.m., Jan. 17. The event is at AFWERX Las Vegas, 3773 Howard Hughes Parkway. At this event you will learn how AFWERX can be your entrepreneurial funnel into providing goods and services for the military and assist those who want to actually start their own companies here to benefit our local technical industrial base.

Dealing with Dementia: The Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System is hosting a Dealing with Dementia workshop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 28 at 6900 N. Pecos Road in Las Vegas. Topics include Understanding Dementia, Managing Problem Behaviors, Handling Stress, and Finding Time for You.
For more information, contact Paige Wilson at 702-331-5570 or email

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