Mark Twain historian to read at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Historian Ben Tarnoff will read from his new book, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Changed American Literature (Penguin Press, March 2014). When: Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno About the Book: The Bohemians begins in 1860s San Francisco. […]

Celebrating 52 years of Reno Jazz, 1962-2014 – featuring finest emerging talent

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Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for more than five decades. Celebrating 52 years of jazz, 1962-2014, the […]

“Lacrosse Jamboree” draws hundreds of local youth

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High Sierra Lacrosse will hold its annual Youth Lacrosse Jamboree on April 12. Boys and girls teams from North Reno, South Reno, Sparks/Spanish Springs, Fallon, North Tahoe, and Truckee will compete in scrimmages throughout the day. Players will range in age from 8 to 15. The event is free and open to the public—bring the […]

Celebrate Reno’s birthday – The Riverwalk District presents the “Biggest Little 5k Run”

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RIVERWALK DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE – Reno’s ever-popular Riverwalk District presents the City of Reno with a birthday celebration not to be missed – the Biggest Little 5k Run/Walk – on Saturday, May 17. Join the Riverwalk Merchants Association for a full day of celebration including Reno’s most popular event the “Reno Wine Walk” from 2:00 […]

Darth Vader returns to Balloon Race in 2014

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BALLOON  RACE NEWS — The Great Reno Balloon Race (GRBR), now in its 33rd year, secures the Darth Vader hot-air balloon for the 2014 event, which will take to northern Nevada skies this Sept. 5—7 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nev. The 86-foot tall Darth Vader balloon, which depicts the infamous black helmet from […]

University’s featured arts and cultural events through April

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts showcases the work of students, faculty and visiting artists during April. The month’s highlighted events include Bodymaps, a concert that merges art and music, and the Reno Jazz Festival, which will bring more that 9,000 student musicians to campus for the 52nd annual event. EVENTS THROUGH […]

Local poets to read at Sundance Books and Music in honor of National Poetry Month

SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Sundance Books and Music is hosting a series of readings by local poets throughout the month of April in honor of National Poetry Month. Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno WHEN & WHO: Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 pm Poetry by Lindsay Wilson, June Saraceno, Roy A. Chávez, Laura […]

Moana Nursery to host water-thrifty lawn seminar Saturday

MOANA NURSERY  NEWS RELEASE March 29: The Secret to a Healthy, Water-Thrifty Lawn Plant Doctor, Certified Arborist and northern Nevada gardener Jon Bruyn and Thomas Chaplin of Dr. Earth will share some simple steps to ensure your lawn will be its very best this year – from watering, feeding, weed control and mowing practices to […]

April 2014 events and entertainment at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is  hosting a bunch of events in April. To purchase show tickets, call 1-800-648-3568 or visit www.grandsierraresort.com. Volbeat 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 Danish rock band Volbeat is known for its unique fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. The group was inspired by classic rock […]

Nominations sought for “Outstanding Teacher” in aviation K-12

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PATHWAYS TO AVIATION FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE – The deadline for a newly created “Outstanding Teacher in Aviation” award, recognizing a local K-12 teacher who incorporates aeronautics in his or her curriculum, ends on March 31, 2014. The award was created by the Pathways to Aviation Foundation board of trustees. The Foundation, also known as the […]

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