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The weekend is here and it looks like the weather will be cooperating for everything on the weekend list of Things 2 Do! So whether it’s graduation ceremonies, art festivals, street fairs, boating or the local water park…enjoy!

Friday 5/16

Juni Fisher concert, Piper's Opera House, Virginia City, 7pm

Jun is one of the most popular Woman Western Entertainers working today. She's already won several awards for her work. Tickets are $20. The concert starts at 7pm.

Saturday 5/17

UNR Commencement on the Quad, 8 am

UNR’s graduation class of 2014 will begin the pomp and circumstance of graduation at 8:15 a.m. If you are attending, get there early to get a seat. If you are planning on being in the campus area beware that parking will be tight for most of the day.

Boating safety, Cabela's 10am-5pm

The Nevada Department of Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard want you to be safe for this year’s boating season. In fact, National Boating Safety Week is upon us. And Cabela’s will be holding workshops on it from 10am-5pm.

Inspired Adventure Spring Art in Truckee 10am-5 pm

The Kindred Art and Folk Institute in Truckee is holding its annual Spring Art Adventure in the Community Center at 10046 Church Street, from 10am-5pm.

Rising Sun Art Gallery Fallon Artist Reception

They will be featuring the work of Gretchen Jones and her portrayals of cowboys and Indians and the artist herself will be there at 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Galena Creek Visitor Center Astronomy Lecture

The Great Basin Institute puts on an array of family-friendly programs and this one is all about astronomy and will focus on Jupiter and Saturn. Meet at the visitors center at Galena Creek. They will have telescopes for viewing and specialists for answering questions after the lecture.

TMCC’s Biggest Little Street Fair, West Street Market, 2pm

The students at TMCC are getting together and using their talents to raise money for first generation college students. It’s called the Biggest Little Street Fair and it will be held at the West Street Market in Reno from 2-6 p.m.

Reno Pops Orchestra comedy night, Nightingale Hall, 7 pm

The Reno Pops Orchestra is hoping that to entertain you and see some laughing in the audience for this weekend’s performance which is focusing on comedy. That means circus music, PDQ Bach, and cartoon tracks. The fun starts at 7 p.m.

Main Street Gardnerville open house and plant exchange at Heritage Park Gardens

This annual event in Gardnerville will include and open house and a plant exchange. It’s also designed to bring the people to the merchants in the area.

Wild Island opens,  11 a.m.

Let the splashing begin. Wild Island will be opening its water park from 11am-5pm starting Saturday. The hours will run longer as school gets out, but they are hoping to see a crowd for the weekends now.

Shoe drive for the homeless at the Hacienda on 7th and McCarran

Every year the Hacienda collects shoes for the homeless. This year’s drive starts at 3pm at the Hacienda on 7th and McCarran.

Douglas Ashby book signing at the Hub in Reno

This local author will be signing books at the Hub near the McKinley Arts Center in Reno. The signings start at 11 a.m.

Sunday 5/18

Boating safety, Cabela’s 10am-5pm

As part of National Boating Safety Week, Cabela’s will be holding workshops from 10am-5pm.

Plays by Big Kids two one-act plays at Bruka 2 pm

Local teenagers will be taking part in two one-act plays written for younger children at the Bruka Theatre starting at 2 p.m.

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