WASHOE COUNTY NEWS — Washoe County regional parks will host several special events this week, starting with the second of this season’s free Wednesday evening concerts at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs. The June 19 concert features Jazz by First Take, featuring Rick Metz.
Lazy 5 free concerts in Spanish Springs: All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Lazy 5 Regional Park at 7100 Pyramid Way. Patrons can enjoy a free hamburger or hot dog courtesy of the series’ sponsor, Summit Christian Church, and raffle prizes will be offered during every show. For more information and a complete list of performers for the series, view the Lazy 5 Summer Music Series flyer or call (775) 823-6500.
Programs on the Porch at Bowers Mansion: The performances are 7 p.m. Friday evenings at the Bowers Mansion through June 28. Washoe County Park Ranger Jerry Buzzard hosts the programs, which include music and guest speakers and are free with donations accepted. This Friday, June 21, the featured speaker will be Dr. Michael Fischer with a Chautauqua performance as former Nevada Governor John Sparks. For more information, view the Programs on the Porch schedule.
The recently renovated historic Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley is also open for tours Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 29. View costs and hours online.
Bowers Mansion Regional Park is at 4005 US Highway 395 North, Carson City, NV (21 miles south of Reno on old US 395). For more information, call (775) 849-0201 or visit www.washoecounty.us/parks.