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Kiwanis Club of downtown Sparks’ new location
RENO— Join the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks as theycelebrate their first anniversary at the new location. Enjoy refreshments, while they celebrate the wide variety of programs offered at their shop and with their community partners. The public is cordially invited to join the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks for its big birthday party. The celebration is on April 5, at their Kiwanis Bike Program Facility located at 145 Catron Dr. in Reno. Th...
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Agritourism workshop at Western Nevada College
CARSON CITY— The growing trend in agritourism is bringing more visitors to the family farm, and effective Internet marketing can be a roadmap to Nevada’s farms and ranches. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers an agritourism marketing workshop, “Marketing the Farm Experience 101,” Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at WNC Carson Campus, located at 2201 West College Pkwy. in Carson City. Cost is $35 for those registering b...
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Sparks Fire Department’s awards ceremony
SPARKS— On March 27, at 4 p.m., the Sparks Fire Department will hold its 19th Annual Commendation Award Ceremony at Sparks Fire Department’s Headquarters Station, 1605 Victorian Ave. The ceremony is held to recognize outstanding actions and performances by fire department employees, local citizens, and businesses during the past year. Friends and family members, as well as the public, are encouraged to attend. Captain Kevin Jakubos is the depa...
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Annual Rose Pruning Demonstration
RENO— The Reno Rose Society will hold its Annual Rose Pruning Demonstration at the Reno Municipal Rose Garden in Idlewild Park on March 29 at 11 a.m. After an initial presentation on rose care and pruning, we will break into small groups to give hands on demonstrations of pruning techniques on the different rose classification in the garden. The demonstration and pruning will continue until 2 p.m. (weather permitting).  Bring bypass pruners, a...
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“What it Means to be a Mustang” at Sparks Museum
SPARKS— The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to announce “What it Means to be a Mustang,” a lecture by the author Terri Farley on Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Cultural Center at the Sparks Museum, located 814 Victorian Square. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibit “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” that runs through April 5. Through the eyes of a wild horse, learn why freedom, family and food ar...
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Julio Iglesias at Silver Legacy
RENO— Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million copies of his 80 albums released worldwide, including original versions in various languages, compilations and live albums, which make him the Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history. Don’t miss Julio Iglesias live on April 11 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall. The 1983 Guinness Book of Records recognized and awarded Julio the only Diamond Disc ever given by thi...
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Red Cross Real Heroes Luncheon
RENO— Tickets are still available for the Nevada First Bank sponsored Real Heroes Luncheon to benefit the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada. Real Heroes is scheduled Wednesday, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We are inviting everyone in the community to join Brian Krolicki, Lieutenant Governor for the State of Nevada and many other community leaders to honor our heroes.  We are so proud and honored to live amo...
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Nevada Humane Society’s low-cost services extended
Nevada Humane Society recently dedicated a portion of their private, on-site clinic to community outreach, and in just two short months the numbers are impressive. Since 2014 began, Nevada Humane Society (NHS) has: •Provided the members of the community with 1,443 high-quality, low cost spay and neuter services •Provided the community with free spay and neuter services, along with vaccinations, for 241 feral cats •Administered 2,422 vaccinatio...
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‘Rising Tribe’ hike helps charity, brings families together
RENO — Registration is now open for all northern Nevada families to participate in The Rising Tribe, presented by The First Tee of Northern Nevada (TFTNN). The event consists of a five-mile weighted urban/rural hike that requires participants to carry food and toiletry supplies from McQueen HS to Catholic Charities St. Vincent Programs. Set to take place on March 29, The First Tee of Northern Nevada, in partnership with former marine sniper an...
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Spring registration begins for youth volleyball program
TORRANCE, Calif. — United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) has announced that registration has begun for the 2014 Spring Season in the Reno-Sparks area. The eight-week youth volleyball league, with the motto that “Volleyball Starts Here,” offers two programs in Reno, and one in Sparks. The league, which begins in April, cost $150 per child. For families with more than one child, multi-child discounts are available. The USYVL has taught m...
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SPCA of Northern Nevada telethon success
success RENO — The SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA) announced March 11 the results of the Fifth Annual Pledges for Pets Telethon. March 9 the telethon aired on MY21, Fox 11 and break-in coverage on News 4. The telethon was extended an extra hour to help reach the organization’s goal, and the SPCA raised $67,000. The telethon was hosted by Bill Brown, Ryan Kern, Samantha Boatman and Jamie Hayden from Channel 4. Many special guests joined the prog...
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Reno Balloon Race recruiting volunteers for 2014 event
RENO — A permanent fixture in Reno’s Sept. skyline, The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR) is holding its annual volunteer kick-off meeting bringing together the elite group of Aeronauts, the official volunteer group of the event, during a reservations only dinner meeting on March 27 at Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The event provides an enjoyable platform for GRBR to welcome back past volunteers and recruit new volunteers into the GRBR family. Thi...
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NadaGras at the Morris "Burner" Hotel
RENO— Local artists will bring their unique form of artistic expression to Reno Friday through Sunday with the “NADAgras” art show at the Morris Burner Hotel, 400 East 4th St., just east of the downtown corridor. NADAgras artists will use up to 16 rooms and other interior spaces of the hotel as temporary galleries and exhibits during the three day show. The show is free and open to the public. The event schedule is Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p....
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Celtic music at UNR
RENO— Recently honored with an avenue named after them in New York City, Joanie Madden and her four Irish-American bandmates of Cherish the Ladies have been wowing street namers, audiences and music critics worldwide for more than 25 years. The Grammy-nominated musicians bring their spirited, foot-stomping Celtic ensemble to Nightingale Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. for the season finale of the 2013-14...
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SPCA hosts pets telethon
RENO— On Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., tune into MY21, FOX 11 and News 4 to watch the SPCA of Northern Nevada 5th Annual Pledges for Pets Telethon. MY21 KAME TV and Bill Brown will host the 4-hour telethon with a 2-hour simulcast on Fox 11 and break-in coverage on News 4.  The telethon is a chance for the community to learn about the SPCA’s innovative programs changing the way our community looks at animal shelter care. Many adoptable dogs and cats...
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Cesar Chávez Day at the Circus Circus
    RENO— Nevada César Chávez Celebration XII will be March 31, at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in Reno.      Mandalay Ballroom will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Individual tickets purchased on or before March 25 are $75 per person; thereafter or at the door, $80 per person; children under 12 are $25.00 each; seniors 65+ or students (with student I.D.) purchased on or before March 25 are $35 per person; $40 per person thereafter.Reser...
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“Ring of Fire” at the Eldorado
RENO— “Ring of Fire,” a musical tribute based on the music of American singer-songwriter, Johnny Cash, is now appearing in the Eldorado Showroom. The production is not a retelling of Cash’s turbulent life, but it does use more than 30 of his songs to celebrate the essence of an American experience – life, love, loss and everything in between.     The talented cast of 10 includes three women and seven men who all sing, dance and play multiple i...
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NAF announces scholarship funding for Nev. students
The Nevada Agricultural Foundation (NAF) has announced that it will be awarding $50,000 in Educational Assistance Awards to Nevada students. The NAF has worked steadily to support agriculture since 1976 and has been an advocate of Nevada’s young people in achieving advanced education in agricultural fields by providing Educational Assistance Awards (college scholarships). In 2014 the NAF is continuing its support of deserving Nevada students. ...
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‘The 8th Trough’ exhibition at the Stremmel Gallery
udly presents Robert Brady’s “The 8th Trough,” an exhibition of new works opening on March 20 and continuing through April 19. This will mark Stremmel Gallery’s seventh exhibition featuring the Nevada-born artist. It will include latest explorations in mixed media sculpture, ceramics, and works on paper. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20, and is free to the public. Sticking to his northern Nevada roots, the title of...
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Aces to hold National Anthem Auditions this weekend
RENO – The Reno Aces Baseball Club will hold auditions for performers to sing the National Anthem this season at Aces Ballpark on Saturday. Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 250 Lounge in the Freight House District. The Aces will be searching for candidates to perform at all 72 home games this season. Interested candidates can sign up now by emailing Kaitlin Haugen at khaugen@renoaces.com. Auditions will be limited to the fi...
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