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Holiday Pet Giving Tree kick-off with food, music and art: Moana Nursery annual Christmas Preview Open House


download-300x222-9990139-6548438Moana Nursery kicks off its Holiday Pet Giving Tree partnership with the Nevada Humane Society at Moana’s Annual Christmas Preview Open House, Thursday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1100 W. Moana Lane, in Reno.

Looking for happy new homes, Nevada Humane Society pets will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for a pet gift basket throughout the day, and pet gifts and cash donations for the Holiday Pet Giving Tree will be collected through December 23 at all three Moana locations.

15-minute “how to” demonstrations include the following: at 10 a.m., Wreath Decorating; 10:30 a.m. Fall/Winter Containers; and, at 11 a.m. Succulent Container planting.

Wine, local Pigeon Head beer and snacks catered by Fernando’s Creative Food will be served in the afternoon and evening. Gourmet food tastings will be available throughout the day.

The Galena High School Jazz Choir performs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.

Two talented, local artists will be demonstrating their respective crafts from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pamela Cruz combines many of her artistic talents in creating her gourd art, including scroll work, carving, weaving, painting, and photography. Bonnie Jamieson is a terra cotta artist who combines terra cotta and fused glass with a whimsical flair – many of her designs are floral. Artwork by both artists will be available for sale.

All purchases will be entered into a drawing for five unique gift baskets created by Moana teammates.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.




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