NATURE executive producer featured at TMCC event


286_fredkaufman_photoTMCC NEWS — Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) welcomes Fred Kaufman as the next presenter in the Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Kaufman is the executive producer of the weekly natural history documentary series NATURE on PBS. As the executive producer since 1991, Kaufman has won multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards and, during this time, the series has been honored with more than 600 industry awards. Kaufman also received the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Media.

In its 31 seasons, NATURE has provided quality natural history programming to audiences nationwide. NATURE is the most watched documentary program on public television. Each week the series features fascinating stories about the world’s animals and ecosystems, teaching viewers more about the planet and its diverse inhabitants.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with any valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by visiting the Red Mountain Building at the Dandini Campus, room 324; the front desk of the Redfield Campus; or the front desk of the Edison Campus. A VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. is available for $100 and will include a meet and greet with Kaufman, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for the VIP reception must be purchased by March 29, 2013.

The TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series aims to bring a broad spectrum of speakers to the college to enrich the academic lives of students and community members. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers and attend different events offers a greater understanding of different cultural perspectives to participants. The DSS is chaired by Dianne Cheseldine, founder of the series.

For more information, please call 775-674-4851 or visit

Bike Project hosts 7th annual We HeART Bikes art show


weheartbikesflyer1RBP NEWS — The Reno Bike Project (RBP) hosts a fundraising art show every year to celebrate art and bike culture in the Truckee Meadows. This year, the show will be at the Holland Project at 140 Vesta Street in Reno on April 6 starting with a reception at 6pm. Live music, food and drinks will be provided at this family friendly event.

This is one of RBP’s most anticipated events of the year. Last year over 80 local and regional artists contributed over 100 pieces of art. Artwork is sold and a percentage of the proceeds benefit the Reno Bike Project. “It’s always a fun time whenever we can mix bikes and art,” said RBP Executive Director, Noah Silverman. “Each year we get to showcase some of the best artists in the community who create art specifically for this event.”

Artists must submit their work by March 29 and can do so by dropping it off at the shop or mailing it to 541 E. Fourth Street Reno, NV 89512. For more information visit or

About the Reno Bike Project
The Reno Bike Project is a non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group committed to creating a nationally recognized, cycling-friendly community in the Truckee Meadows. Since 2006, the bike project has worked through advocacy, education and cooperation to increase enthusiasm about bicycling as a positive lifestyle and transportation alternative. The organization is built around the belief that the bicycle is the world’s greatest, most utilized mode of transportation and that every individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or class has a right to afford, maintain, and enjoy one. For more information please visit: or call (775) 323-4488.

MORE event provides free health care

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(Photo): Christy McGill, director of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COALITION NEWS RELEASE – Christy McGill, director of the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, says organizers are ready for the MORE event on Sunday, March 17.

The free health care event called the Medical Outreach Response Event, or MORE, will be offered to un-insured Lyon, Storey and Mineral County residents of all ages Sunday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs which is located at 3755 West Spruce Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring identification, a bill to show proof of residency, proof of income, and a tax return if possible. If children need dental services and have Medicaid, parents are urged to those Medicaid cards. Organizers explain that people will not be turned away without these documents, but follow up care will be slowed.

One of the MORE organizers, Christy McGill, explained why hundreds of volunteers are offering this event, “People have been asking why we’re doing this. My answer is that volunteers from all over Nevada are working at this event because every member of our rural Nevada family deserves basic healthcare. We’re doing this because we can, because we should, because our neighbors and our families are valuable to this great state.”

For more information about the event, please call Healthy Communities Coalition’s Freida Carbery, 775-220-2749. If you’d like to follow the event on Twitter, the hashtag is #NVMORE

Ensuring a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day


This Sunday, Reno will be filled with residents and visitors dressed in green, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

“There are numerous events happening all around Reno this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” advises city of Reno Special Events Coordinator Alexis Hill. “We want everyone to enjoy themselves while being safe.”

The city of Reno’s Community Safety & Service Team will be working with businesses owners today to help businesses stay safe and ensure they are following all regulations and applicable laws. The CSAST team consists of representatives from the Reno Police Department, Code Enforcement, Business License and Reno Fire Department plus will include other agencies when needed.

One of the many St. Patrick’s Day events occurring this year is the Leprechaun Chase. The city of Reno is a proud sponsor of this new event that consists of a 5K run/walk on Sunday through the streets in Midtown and the Wells Avenue District. On Feb. 27, the Reno City Council approved $3,000 in in-kind sponsorship for city services for the event.

The road closures for the Leprechaun Chase will occur on Sunday, March 17, from approximately 6 a.m. to noon. The closures will include Center Street between Holcomb Avenue and Stewart Street; Holcomb Avenue between Liberty and Pueblo streets; Stewart Street between Center Street and Wells Avenue; and Wells Avenue southbound between Stewart and Pueblo streets.

Suggested alternative routes include using Sinclair and Wheeler Avenue. Please note there will be volunteers and Reno Police Officers working the course to allow residential traffic to cross when safe.

An additional road closure for St Patrick’s Day festivities will be Vesta Street between Wells and Holcomb Avenues. This closure will occur between 9 am on March 17 until noon on March 18.

The Reno Police Department is encouraging people to enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day festivities but to do so by not drinking and driving to help keep everyone on the streets safe. Having a designated driver or using public transportation is one way to avoid the tragedy of a DUI related traffic accident that can result in death or serious injury.

For fiscal year 2012-2013, the Reno City Council outlined arts, culture and special events as one of their priorities. The city of Reno encourages community events that add quality of life for our residents and visitors. The city of Reno strives to protect and add both regional and local special events which will grow the current tourism base and attract new visitors.

Child safety fair and bike rodeo

SONIC BOOM MARKETING NEWS RELEASE – Parents and children will learn about about staying safe and being aware through hands-on safety activities, “Stranger Danger” classes, bike safety information and more at a Child Safety Fair being held on Saturday, March 16. The bike rodeo will be hosted by the Reno Kiwanis Club. Complimentary refreshments and product samples will be provided. This community service event hosted by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club is provided for free in part by Sonic Boom Marketing, KNPB, Bell Photographers, Reno Sparks Cab, Great Basic Federal Credit Union, Burgarello Alarm Inc., and Martial Arts on the Move.

Parents can receive a free Child ID Kit Saturday at the Child Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo. Creating and maintaining a current Child ID Kit keeps parents and children prepared. The kits include a Photo ID Card, finger prints and tips on how to keep this vital information safe. KNPB will host a reading time with Bob the Builder to keep children entertained during the process. The KNPB booth will be located directly between the finger printing booth and photo booth.

The event is Saturday, March 16, from Noon to 3:00 p.m., between Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club on 4835 Kietzke Lane, in Reno.

KNPB Public Broadcasting is seen by 140,000 people weekly in central & northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides 3 digital channels of programming on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB V’Me on channel 5.3. KNPB channels are also available on cable and satellite services.

Sheppard Contemporary presents Two by Land


Nicole Donnelly’s “Loss of Promise.”

SHEPPARD CONTEMPORARY NEWS RELEASE – Sheppard Contemporary is proud to present Two by Land, a two-person painting exhibition featuring the work of Nicole Donnelly and Katherine Sandoz who explore the notion of reimagined landscapes. Working within a long tradition of American landscape painting, Donnelly and Sandoz create colorful and abstract interpretations of real or imaginary environments. Using their surroundings as inspiration, the landscape becomes a starting point for a series of reactions, responses, emotions, and gestures. Both artists utilize unnatural and natural hues within their compositions to convey their own unique view of the world around them.

Intrigued by the people and landscapes of Savannah and coastal Georgia, Katherine Sandoz paints daily in her studio in Vernonburg. Sandoz’ work exhibits regionally, nationally and internationally. She also illustrates for various editorial and advertisingclients. She blogs nearly as much as she paints regarding the same subjects:  painting, art and daily life in the South.

Nicole Donnelly is a Philadelphia-based painter, printmaker, hand papermaker, installation artist, curator, and shadow puppet enthusiast. Shereceived her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2009 and her BA from Bennington College. She recently received grants and fellowships to complete residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2011) and the Women’s Studio Workshop (2010). She has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Germany.

Join the artists on April 4, as they discuss their work and the exhibition at Sheppard Contemporary. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Auditorium, Knowledge Center Room 124, with the reception to follow in Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts Building. The exhibition, curated by Megan Berner and Ahren Hertel, runs from April 1  through 26, 2013.

Sheppard Gallery programming is supported in part by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno and the Graduate Student Association, National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts, School of Art Visiting Artist Fund, Department of Art, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.



Rose gardening event blooms at Idlewild Park

CITY OF RENO NEWS — The Reno Rose Society is holding a rose pruning demonstration on Saturday, April 6 in the Rose Garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rose garden is located in Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive.

City of Reno Horticulturist Dianne Stortz-Lintz and the Reno Rose Society Rosarians will provide hands-on instruction on proper rose care, seasonal growth information, and pruning. Pruner sharpening will be available for the first 20 participants.

This is a free event, anyone may participate. Gardeners must bring their own tools and gloves. For more information, please call (775) 334-2270.

About the City of Reno Horticulturist
Diane Storz-Lintz is the City of Reno’s Horticulturist. She is an expert in the science of cultivating plants and is responsible for the maintenance of the Rose Garden at Idlewild Park, the hanging baskets and the flower beds. For more information, please visit the following link

About the Reno Rose Society
Chartered in 1952, the Reno Rose Society is a nonprofit, for-public-benefit, educational organization, that is dedicated to the cultivation and appreciation of America’s National Flower, the rose. The group holds monthly meetings and events including pruning demonstrations, rose cultivation workshops, an annual rose and flower show, shopping adventures, and garden tours. Most events are open to the public at no charge. For more information, please visit

Public invited to hear national health care speaker


SelbyUNIVERSITY OF NEVADA NEWS RELEASE — Nevadans interested in learning about the changing landscape of health care are invited to attend a free presentation by Joe V. Selby, M.D., MPH, executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, DC in either Reno or Las Vegas later this month.

The Reno event will be held on Monday, March 25 at its new location in the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom A on the University of Nevada, Reno campus and is sponsored by the Division of Health Sciences at UNR.

The Las Vegas event will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Avenue and is sponsored by the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition and the Clark County Medical Society. A reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the 6 p.m. presentation at both locations.

Dr. Selby’s discussion includes the following: his organization’s mission and how it relates to and supports current health reform initiatives; how the national research agenda for PCORI is charting a clear path to research that involves patients and stakeholders and produces information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care provider make more informed choices; and what types of patient-centered questions PCORI set out to answer, the research projects that have been funded and details about upcoming funding opportunities.

Dr. Selby is the first executive director of PCORI and comes to the organization with a background as a family medicine physician clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher with more than 35 years experience in patient care, research and administration. He joined PCORI in 2011 from Kaiser Permanente, Northern California where he was director of the Division of Research. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and continues to conduct research in the areas of diabetes outcomes and quality improvement.

The events are free in both locations, but registration is requested for logistic purposes. Please register here for Dr. Selby’s presentation in Las Vegas and here for the Reno presentation.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine, a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school, has served Nevada for more than 40 years as its only public medical school. Our mission is improving the health of Nevada’s diverse population through world-class biomedical research, an innovative curriculum integrating basic and clinical sciences, and highly competitive residency and fellowship programs that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services and education, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country.

Reno Wired rebrands Committee to Aid Abused Women in 24 hours

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On April 5, some of Reno’s most talented designers, writers, and developers will come together to rebrand Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) in 24 hours. The event, called Reno Wired, was founded by Kevin Jones, co-founder at Cloudsnap; Jenna Hubert, designer at KPS3 Marketing; and Julia Kruper, account manager at KPS3 Marketing.

“We’re very excited to work with CAAW,” said Kevin Jones. “Within a 24 hour period, we’re going to try to build CAAW a brand that will last them years. The team is passionate about this event, and, if all goes well, we’re hoping to make it happen annually. ”

Reno Wired is currently looking for volunteers and donors to help the day of the event. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating can find more information at The event will be held at the Reno Collective on April 5.

“We were so happy to hear that CAAW was selected for Reno Wired,” said Denise Yoxsimer, Executive Director of CAAW. “We are more than ready for a new brand, and believe that this project will help propel us forward as we continue to help families deal with domestic violence.”

Reno Wired reviewed more than 20 applications from a variety of nonprofit organizations. After interviewing the finalists, the Reno Wired team selected CAAW as the lucky recipient of the branding project.

“So many great organizations applied, so it was hard to narrow it down,” said Jenna Hubert. “We took a lot into consideration during the application process, and in the end we decided CAAW could benefit the most from our event.”

The Reno Wired team is made up of 15 professionals representing a variety of local businesses, including The Abbi Agency, Arborglyph, Calvert Photography, Innerwest Advertising, KPS3, Noble Studios, Stan Can and Trinity AI. Reno Type, a local full-service printer, will also be working throughout the night to print and deliver printed materials by 8am on April 6.

Visit to donate or learn how to get involved.

Reno Wired was inspired by ZURBWired, an annual 24-hour design marathon based in Campbell, Cal.

About Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)
The Committee to Aid Abused Women, an Organization for Families, provides free, confidential, bilingual services to families in Washoe County as they seek to end the abuse in their lives. CAAW’s mission – Changing Lives, Ending Family Violence – guides the organization. In addition to emergency shelter, transitional housing, and protection orders, CAAW also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic abuse and their families. For more on CAAW, visit


Northern Nevada Medical Center to provide complimentary health screenings at Nevada Women’s Expo

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(Photo): Actor Peter Facinelli is making a special guest appearance at the 11th annual Nevada Women’s Expo.

NEVADA WOMEN’S EXPO NEWS RELEASE - Sponsor Northern Nevada Medical Center will join forces once again with Nevada Women’s Expo to bring value, health education and Hollywood to our region’s women. Northern Nevada Medical Center will offer free screenings for blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and neck/back physical therapy on a first-come, first-served basis. The 11th annual Expo will be held March 23 and 24, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

Physicians strongly advise having regular health screenings to which creates a dialogue and a proactive relationship with healthcare providers. When healthcare providers detect and diagnose conditions early, women have a better chance of maintaining their quality of life and avoiding serious complications. Physicians have a better chance of treating many diseases successfully through early detection. For example, high blood pressure can be detected only by a screening, as it has no symptoms. The disease increases the force against artery walls and damages arteries over time. Damaged arteries become less able to deliver blood to vital organs in the body increasing the risk for heart disease, strokes, and kidney disease. By detecting it early, physicians can discuss lifestyle modifications with their patients and possibly prescribe medication to control blood pressure.
The Nevada Women’s Expo hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Twilight Series movie star Peter Facinelli, who played Dr. Carlisle Cullen, will be available on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:0 p.m.  Attendees may bring a DVD or favorite book from the Twilight series and Peter will provide free autographs as time permits.   In addition, attendees can pay $15 for each professional photograph with Peter taken by local photographer David Staley from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Preregistration is recommended on the Expo website at Downloadable coupons are currently and Whole Foods’ shoppers can save their receipts for “two-for-one” admission, which can be presented at the Expo ticket window. Over 200 vendors will be exhibiting this year including Jafra Cosmetics, Atlantis Casino Resort, Garden Shop Nursery, Crater Lake Candle Company, Digit Defender and Baubles and Bits.  Returning sponsors for this year’s show include Northern Nevada Medical Center, Channel 2, Women’s Radio, Country Financial and Whole Foods. Door prizes will be donated from among over 200 vendors and 10 attendees will be chosen to receive $100 to shop the show sponsored by Country Financial.  Food and product samples will be available from many vendors. For more details on limited vendor booths, presentations, and a current list of vendors see the expo website or call Kristy Hawke at 775-750-0841.
Now celebrating its 11th year, the Nevada Women’s Expo is northern Nevada’s premier consumer show focused on women. The Expo offers local businesses unique opportunities to reach an average attendance of over 7,000 women with their messages and products. With its array of exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations, the Nevada Women’s Expo is dedicated to providing a uniquely positive annual event for women to experience learning, empowerment, complimentary pampering, and rejuvenation.