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It's a good weekend for knitting. That's right - knitting is such a popular hobby that knitters have organized a convention at the Grand Sierra Resort. There will be 100 classes there this weekend from specialists in knitting and crocheting. You can also check out the Guitar Strings and Chicken Wings event at Squaw Valley, charity runs at the Sparks Marina and Idlewild Park in Reno on Saturday morning and if you are a cyclist, the annual Edible Pedal 100 Bike Ride at Bower's Mansion kicks off Sunday morning at 6:00. Enjoy!



Friday  9/14


Hiring our Heroes 1-4 PM UNR

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce more than 330,000 veterans call Nevada home. This job fair to hire veterans and their spouses will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the UNR Campus from 1-4 on Friday.


I Hope You Dance Benefit Gala 6 PM Atlantis

It's the 8th Annual benefit event of dinner and dancing to raise money for the Whittemore Peterson Institute on the UNR campus which does research into neuro-immune diseases. And it's at the Atlantis. For information contact Katie Porath at (775) 682-8253.


Knit and Crochet classes at Grand Sierra Resort 10 AM

Public Welcome! 100 classes with 23 top industry teachers, plus shopping, fashion shows and more! Grand Sierra Resort. Shopping is Fri and Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-3. See full schedule of events,classes and teacher bios at Free


Oil Painting with Eric Holland  Lake Mansion  1 PM

Join local artist Erik Holland to capture fall colors and light. Painting will be done both outside (weather permitting) and in the studio from photographs. Great for beginners or the more experienced.


Art From the Inside  Lake Mansion 10 AM

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


Reno Street Food 5-9 PM Idlewild Park

Come taste the delights from Reno's food truck scene, Friday nights through September. Scheduled all weeks except the first Friday of the month, Reno Street Food will feature a wide variety of food truck options, live entertainment, beer and wine, plus entertainment for the kids

Vintage Nevada Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club 5-8 PM Reno Events Center

Vintage Nevada is northern Nevada's premier event for food and wine connoisseurs, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. In addition to more than 500 wines from world-renowned vineyards, attendees sample fine beers and spirits as well as fantastic cuisine in a lively atmosphere. There is an exciting raffle and auction – all proceeds benefit northern Nevada youth.

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings Squaw Valley 4-10 PM

The Squaw Village Neighborhood Co. (SVNC) has partnered with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) to put on a new, innovative event, pairing a battle of the bands with a chicken wing cook-off. Six of Squaw's venues will each host a band and prepare a chicken wing recipe, and participants will be able to cast multiple votes for their favorites. It is sure to be a very fun, popular event - six venues, six bands, six super-secret wing recipes - all competing for your vote! The fun starts at 6 PM on Friday the 14th of September. More details can be found on the TINS website:


Saturday 9/15


Carson River Clean-up Day 8 AM-2PM.

Meeting along the banks of the Carson River in Brunswick Canyon volunteers will pick up trash and beautify the Carson River. It's all part of the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. Dozens of other clean-up project across the country will also be taking place.

(Contact Lisa Ross at (775)885-6107)



Annual Walk and Roll for ALS 8 AM Sparks Marina

Annual Walk n' Roll for ALS of Nevada – helps fund services for ALS patients and their families. Walk n' Roll takes place at the Sparks Marina in Sparks, NV . Participants can create their own Team and reach out to more people to support their donation to ALS.

Each 18+ participant is required to donate a minimum of $35 to participate in the Walk n' Roll. Awards will be given to participants who raise the most money. The event is open to the public.…


Dayton Valley Days


Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope 8 AM Idlewild Park

The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention sponsors this annual walk to raise awareness and money for education in mental health and suicide prevention, research and survivor programs.


Northern Nevada Pagan Pride Day 9AM-5PM Wingfield Park:

This group promises food, music, drumming workshops, magic shows and family fun. It runs from 9-5 in Wingfield Park along the Truckee River in Reno.


Mark Twain at Maynard's Station Gold Hill 4-7 PM:

Of course Mark Twain is interested in preserving Virginia City as a Historic Landmark. There for so is McAvoy Lane. He's been portraying mark Twain for 24 years now and he'll be at Maynard's Station in Gold Hill this Saturday keeping the character and the dream alive. Doors open at 4PM.



Expanding the Growing Season 10 AM Moana Lane

Extending the Growing Season - While we're experiencing one of our best growing seasons in recent memory, we still have at least two more months left to grow. Learn what you need to be doing in your garden now to make the most of your efforts: successive plantings, row covers, hoop houses, fall crops, cover crops, planting onion seeds for next year and more. Join our plant doctor, certified arborist and longtime high desert gardener Lisa Braginton as she shares her knowledge and personal experiences.

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.


Good Luck MacBeth Theater Collaboration celebration 11-3

A celebration to announce the collaboration between Sierra School of Performing Arts and Good Luck Macbeth. Sign up for fall acting classes, free entertainment, kid's karoake, food and fun. Sign up to audition for our fall production of The Princess and The Pea.


Rock of Ages 2 PM Pioneer Theater

The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts presents the worldwide party musical "Rock of Ages" Sept. 14-16. The show features a mix of 28 rockin' '80s tunes including "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Here I Go Again," "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "I Want To Know What Love Is."

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's five time 2009 Tony® nominee "Rock of Ages," an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.


Carson City Ghost Walk 6-8:30

Carson City's rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City's Victorian Era and diverse past. Hear about lingering spirits of the past, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district's historic homes.


Jay Leno 8 PM Silver Legacy

Jay Leno – named America's Favorite TV Personality in the 2009 Harris Poll – has been America's late night leader for almost two decades. Join Silver Legacy in welcoming Jay to the Grande Exposition Hall.

One of the country's premier comedians, Jay's "everyman" style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide, who relate to his personable style and work ethic. He has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working.


Reno Chamber Orchestra Nightingale Hall 8 PM

Music Director Theodore Kuchar leads the RCO in Kodaly's Dances of Galanta and the Symphony No. 2 by Saint-Saens. Violinist Elena Urioste, first-place laureate in both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition, performs Beethoven's famous Violin Concerto. Tickets are $20-$40 general and $5 youth and students. For tickets or more information, call (775) 348-9413 or visit



Sunday 9/16


Edible Pedal 100 Bower's Mansion 6 AM

EDP 100 is a charitable road bike ride that showcases the beauty of Northern Nevada and benefits local youth organizations. Hosted by Reno Sunrise Rotary Club and edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine, the ride features a course for everyone! These Include:

• Leisurely 10-mile route through picturesque Washoe Valley- great for families and cyclists seeking a taste of an organized ride.
• Respectable 50-mile loop includes a trek along bucolic country drives and through rustic towns, some climbing.
• Challenging 100-mile ride featuring a lung-searing, thigh-burning, climb up Kingsbury Grade from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe.


Athleta Iron Girl Competition Harvey's 7 AM…


Reno Chamber Orchestra 2 PM Nightingale Hall

Music Director Theodore Kuchar leads the RCO in Kodaly's Dances of Galanta and the Symphony No. 2 by Saint-Saens. Violinist Elena Urioste, first-place laureate in both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition, performs Beethoven's famous Violin Concerto. Tickets are $20-$40 general and $5 youth and students. For tickets or more information, call (775) 348-9413 or visit


Harvest Wine Dinner Eldorado 5 PM

The Eldorado's Roxy restaurant is offering guests a special Harvest Wine Pairing Dinner featuring the wines of Ferrari-Carano, Lazy Creek Vineyards and Taittinger on Sunday, Sept. 16 with two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The five course menu is just $55 per person.


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