There will be a lot of hot air balloons in the skies over Reno this weekend. But there's more 2 do than that. There's original artwork at the Lake Mansion, a Reno Truck Food Rally, the University of Nevada's Valley Road Field Day, workshops on Preserving your Harvest and a Pirate Pub Crawl! Now that's a list!
Friday, September 7th
Balloon Race Open House May Museum
The Wilbur D. May Museum is having a free open house during the Great Reno Balloon Race! Check out 31 years of balloon race posters on display and two rooms filled with art for sale from the Sierra Watercolor Society and the Wild Women Artists. Visitors will also get free admission to the museum collection, which features rare and exotic artifacts and animals.
Art from the Inside is a showcase of art created by inmates of Nevada state prisons. The pieces range from small drawings on contraband paper to large-scale paintings, to a model ship made of available cardboard and paper.
What's happening in the sky Friday? Live SkyTonight Star Talk answers that question in an informal and entertaining immersive multimedia presentation aided by state-of-the-art technology, followed by telescope viewing (weather permitting) 30 minutes after sunset, courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Nevada.
Held the First Friday of the month April-October from 6-9pm, enjoy a gathering of our area's best gourmet food trucks! Many different types of food to choose from live music and the Tumblebus will be there for the kids.
This FREE event is the public's opportunity to tour the UNR Greenhouse Complex, experimental wine vineyard, and bio-fuels production facilities. In addition to tours, students and faculty will be presenting their research and look forward to your questions. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will host Master Gardener demonstrations and "Living with Fire" exhibits. To answer the growing demands of "locally produced foods" the High Desert Farming Initiative will have representatives present to discuss techniques that extend the growing season in Northern Nevada.
Farms and Barns Tour in Fallon: 9am
Ranches, Barns and Wine – Fallon Tour Fallon has so much to offer and right in our own backyard! We'll visit Lattin Farms for a guided tour of the many different items they offer, lunch will be served at the Slated Porch, own and operated by master chef Steve Hernandez, known for his culinary arts using local produce, fresh dairy and meats. Then it's off to Churchill Farms for a wine tour and tasting, followed by a visit to Workman's Farms. Depart from the Grand Sierra Parking lot at 9:00 AM $60 per person
Preserving Your Harvest --Back by popular demand, join urban farmer Craig Frezzette as he discusses the many ways to preserve the bounty from your garden and shares a few tips for extending the growing season. Craig is a USDA Certified Organic Producer and owner of City Green Gardens. He sells his produce to local restaurants and directly to the public via his subscription garden. Craig has been gardening and canning for more than 20 years in Reno. " Bringing back one of the lost traditions associated with growing food was my main goal when I first started canning, but then I found it to be fun and exciting, and have been canning ever since. Besides being a healthy way to continue eating the goodness from the garden, it makes for excellent gifts."
All seminars are free and held in our Landscape and Design Center across the Nursery parking lot, unless otherwise stated. Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. V
Last year nearly 15-hundred took part. And every one of them helped raise money for the Military Defense Alliance. Registration is from 9-11am at Cottonwood Park in Sparks. The ride through Reno and Sparks is set to start at noon. Then they'll loop back to Cottonwood Park for a picnic.
The Pirate Crawl be a blowin inta thaar Biggest Little City Septembarrr 8th. It'll begin at 6:00 at Harrah's Plaza with a costume contest fer ‘best pirate' at 7:30. Tickets arrrr $10 and gits ye a wristband and map. Thar also be a ‘naughty pirate wench' contest taking place around the witchin hour o midnight at a port yet ta be determined. Thar were 2,500 participants in last year's Pirate Crawl, so be gettin yer duds at arrr sponsors shops befer they get pillaged, and yer stuck with just an eye patch. "RUM" sez I, "RUM!"
Sunday, September 9th
Reno Open Studios (all weekend)
This is your chance to see behind the scenes of 42 local artists in 31 local galleries and shops. The Reno Open Studios self-guided tour lets you stroll through their worlds and see their raw materials and how they use them. Brochures are available at 60 locations around town. Artists are anxious to see you.
Piano soloist William Wolfram joins music director Laura Jackson and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra for the Classix series opener.
Michael Gandolfi: Selections from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Sergey Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18, featuring William Wolfram
Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, selections from Suites 1 & 2
"Pianist William Wolfram reached a polished brilliance during the Allegretto, when the five artists created a synchronized mechanism of sound that shone with metallic glints and textures." — Sumi Hahn, Seattle Times
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