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‘Programs on the Porch’ planned at Bowers Mansion


Washoe County has announced a series of upcoming outdoor events at Bower’s Mansion Regional Park being promoted as options for those who aren’t quite ready for maximum-capacity indoor venues.

The public is invited to attend the Programs on the Porch historical presentation series scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays from May 21 through June 18.

  • May 21, Nevada women’s history
  • May 28, Washoe Tribe history
  • June 4, President Theodore Roosevelt
  • June 11, Mountain Man Bob Burke
  • June 18, Cowboy entertainer Tex Weir

Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Those attending are asked to bring low-back chairs or blankets on which to sit.

Venues will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Programs on the Porch began in 2012 but took a hiatus last year due to the pandemic.

Bowers Mansion is located at 4005 Old U.S. 395 in Washoe Valley. Call 775-849-1825 for more information.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.