Local food and drink happenings in the Reno-Tahoe area
Compiled by Megan Gibson

WinterWonderGrass Festival
March 31 – April 2
Squaw Valley, CA
WinterWonderGrass returns for another gathering, mixing the finest ingredients of the North Lake Tahoe lifestyle and delivering a batch to local music enthusiasts and the global winter audience. For details, visit
http://www.winterwondergrasstahoe.com.

April Fools’ Day
April 1

Carson City Wine Walk
April 1
1 – 5 p.m.
Downtown – Carson City
Purchase a commemorative wine glass and spend the afternoon sipping and strolling around downtown Carson City. For details, visit http://www.downtowncarson.org/this-months-wine-walk-stops/.

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 1
6 – 8 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Dutch Oven Breakfast & Brunch with Terry Bell
April 1
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Dutch oven cooking is one of the oldest and most flavorful methods of cooking. NTI welcomes local master Dutch oven chef Terry Bell, “The Dutch Diva,” for a wonderful springtime class on Dutch oven brunch & breakfast classics. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3536.

Sunday Music Brunch
April 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Sushi & Sake Class
April 2
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
This interactive class by chef Jesse Baxter introduces guests to the art of making sushi, from how to make the perfect sticky rice to how to cut the perfect fish. Maki rolls and nigiri will be complemented by sake tastings in this hands-on class. For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html.

Techniques I Cooking Class
April 4
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Master the fundamental culinary techniques such as knife skills, sautéing, reductions, and basic pan sauces. Anyone can participate in this first class of the hands-on Nothing to It! Techniques series. Good cooking is not a mystery; it is all about time-tested techniques. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3537.

Starting Plants from Seedlings
April 4
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Community Potluck Dinner
April 5
6 – 8 p.m.
River School Farm – Reno
Join River School Farm for a community potluck dinner. Bring a homemade dish to share. For details, visit http://www.riverschoolfarm.org/calendar/.

Stir Fry Workshop
April 5
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Learn quick, healthy ways to stir-fry delicious, everyday meals. In addition to stir-frying in a pan, learn the use and care of a wok, techniques of wok cooking, and several flavorful and versatile stir-fry dishes, which you’ll sample. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3538.

First Thursday
April 6
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Grab a drink and groove to the music of UNR Jazz Band as you check out gallery exhibits. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Taste of Greece
April 6
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Stretching from the shores of Turkey to the Ionian Sea west of Italy, the Greek islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean since ancient times. This is why the foods of Greece are so fascinating and delicious. This class is for anyone that has ever dreamed of creating simple, but never basic, Greek foods for their own table. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3539.

Art Walk
April 6
6 p.m.
West Street Market - Reno
The Reno Riverwalk District is in full bloom for Art Walk Reno. Take a stroll on the guided walk, learning about the art in public galleries, the murals, and some of the city’s public art. For details, visit http://artspotreno.com.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
April 6
7 p.m.
Silver Legacy – Reno
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a celebration of mountain cultures, showing shorts from around the world to sold-out crowds every year. This is Nevada Land Trust’s largest annual fundraiser, which has helped fund the protection of more than 42,000 acres to date. For details, visithttp://www.nevadalandtrust.org/events/banff-mountain-film-festival/.

Growing Tomatoes
April 6
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Reno Ukulele Festival
April 6 – 9
Nugget Resort – Sparks
The Reno Uke Fest has grown from a small, hometown event to The Biggest Little Uke Fest In The West, with a huge roster of talent, lots of workshops where players of all levels can hone their skills, a huge vendor marketplace, and three nights of music and ukulele mayhem! For details, visit http://ukulele.cafe/reno2017/.

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 7
6 – 8 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Sauces Class
April 7
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Great cooks know the sauce makes the meal. If you’ve ever wondered how to make that rich, velvety, restaurant-style sauce at home, this class is designed for you. Learn the basics of sauce making, and create five-star sauces in your own kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3540.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe: Bone Broth for Optimal Health Workshop
April 8
4 – 6 p.m.
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation – Truckee
Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Victoria LaFont, certified nutritional therapist, at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to learn to make your own delicious and nutritious bone broth. In this educational workshop, you will discover how easy it is to make a variety of different broths and stocks, how to use them, and the nutritional benefits of incorporating them into your diet. For details, visit https://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/bone-broth-2017/.

NACE Impact Awards Gala
April 8
6 – 9 p.m.
Silver Legacy – Reno
Presented by the Reno/Tahoe Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events, the Impact Awards is an annual benefit to honor those who have made a positive impact in our community while also raising money for worthy causes. This year, NACE will honor The Solace Tree, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support groups and education to children, teens, and their family members who are coping with the loss of loved ones. For details, visit http://nnvimpactawards.com.

Culinary Boot Camp
April 8
9:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Looking for a class that gives you the Reader's Digest version of top culinary techniques and ingredients? Well, this is it! Learn the most important culinary techniques that are easily transferred to everyday cooking in this hands-on cooking bonanza. You’ll learn fundamental cooking methods, sauces, knife skills, and baking methods. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3541.

Snow Golf Tournament
April 8
9 a.m.
Alpine Meadows – Olympic Valley
Ditch the ski jacket for a collared shirt and khakis — Alpine Meadows’ Annual Snow Golf Tournament is back for its 34th year! This highly anticipated spring event is a unique way to spend a day on the slopes with the whole family. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/34th-annual-snow-golf-tournament.

Big Chefs Big Gala
April 8
5 – 9 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
Enjoy an evening of fine wine and an exclusive menu prepared by 30 of the area's most talented chefs, all benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. For details, visit https://bbbsnn.ejoinme.org/2017Tickets.

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 8
4 – 6 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Brain Candy Live
April 9
7 p.m.
Pioneer Center – Reno
Adam Savage, one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars, and they’re bringing along more than three tons of their crazy toys, incredible tools, and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/brain-candy/.

Sunday Music Brunch
April 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 9
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 3 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Marshmallows Class
April 9
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Spend a sweet afternoon making this versatile confection. You’ll create vanilla bean, Meyer lemon, and chocolate marshmallows … you will never buy a bag of those imposters from the grocery store again! For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html.

Heels & Hounds
April 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Atlantis Resort & Spa – Reno
Save the date and get ready to party for the pooches at Nevada Humane Society’s 3rd annual Heels & Hounds, a fun-filled extravaganza to benefit homeless pets. It’s everything women want — from boutique shopping to an exciting fashion show — plus you get to wear your best heels and enjoy complimentary champagne all morning long! For details, visit http://nevadahumanesociety.org/event/heels-and-hounds/?instance_id=9555.

Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Dinner
April 10
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop – Reno
In early observance of National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12th), celebrate with an expertly paired grilled cheese and craft beer dinner. For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classesevent/.

Spirit of Spring Fundraiser
April 11
7 p.m.
Edgewood – South Lake Tahoe
Enjoy an evening of food and wine to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe. For details, visit http://tahoesouth.com/events/spirit-of-spring-fundraiser-for-the-boys-girls-club-at-edgewood-tahoe/.

The Challenge of Gardening in Nevada Soils
April 11
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Spring Salads Cooking Class
April 12
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Enjoy the bounty of the season and explore varied types of greens that create fantastic spring salads. But greens are only a portion of the story. Learn the how-tos while sampling imaginative salads that incorporate unusual dressings, vinaigrettes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cheeses that complement each other and satisfy and inspire your everyday meals. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3543.

Fast Fish
April 13
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Say goodbye to boring meals with new fast fish ideas. Inspired by the book from the gifted culinary team of Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison, this hands-on class is just what the doctor ordered. The focus is on flavorful meals with the speediest of ingredients: fish. This class is filled with great recipes highlighting new flavors from around the world. http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3544.

Attractive & Edible Landscapes
April 13
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 14
6 – 8 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Wine Walk
April 15
2 - 5 p.m.
Riverwalk District — Reno
The original, and still the best, enjoy the WIne Walk along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. Enjoy a responsible taste of the Riverwalk District. For details, visit http://renoriver.org/features/wine-walk/

Mix Cookie Decorating Class
April 15
4 – 6 p.m.
Mix Cupcake Co. – Reno
This class is for the sugar cookie beginner! Learn to outline, flood, and then decorate your eight big cookies with royal icing. There will be discussion and a demonstration on how to prepare royal icing, how to find the correct consistency for the job you are doing, and how to mix in color. Discover all of the tools you need to make them at home and where to get them! For details, visit https://www.mixreno.com/collections/classes.

Kids Cooking! Easter Egg Dying and Decorating Class
April 15
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Spend the afternoon putting your special touch on Easter eggs.  Dye them — traditional dye and natural dye — paint them, glaze them, and prepare the most creative eggs the Easter Bunny has ever seen. For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html.

Easter
April 16

Sunday Music Brunch
April 16
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Kids Cook! Cooking Class
April 18
4:15 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Cooking teaches kids to flex their creative, culinary muscles and helps them develop skills and cooking habits they will use and enjoy for a lifetime. Students will see and practice a wide variety of culinary techniques while creating tasty dishes during each class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3545.

Vegetable Garden Pollinators
April 18
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Crème Brûlée and Soufflé Workshop
April 19
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
You will fall for the recipes in this class, but your soufflés won’t! Rise to success with NTI’s tried-and-true soufflé- and crème brûlée-making tips and recipes. Learn to prepare these guarded restaurant recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3546.

Cooking with Wine
April 20
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Using wine in recipes can add wonderful flavor and turn an otherwise ordinary dish into a surefire crowd pleaser. Explore the components of wine and how you can infuse the perfect flavor into your meals. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3547.

Earth Day
April 20
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Town Hall Theater – Quincy, CA
Community Sustainability Award winners will be announced before the film Love Thy Neighbor. Beer, wine, and baked goods will be on sale. For details, visit http://pacal.weebly.com/calendar-month-view.html.

Ins & Outs of Fruit Trees
April 20
6 – 8 p.m.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Taste of Sicily
April 21
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
In the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily’s shores are washed by three seas, making it a melting pot of many cuisines. The foods, with Greek, Italian, and French influences, beautifully form a cuisine all their own. Come and enjoy an evening culinary tour of Sicily, and experience the flavors of different Sicilian provinces, their ingredients, and the recipes that make this wonderful island famous. For details, visit
http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3548.

Earth Day
April 22

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day
April 22
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival recognizes, celebrates, and promotes the region’s unique beauty. Enjoy live music and entertainment, and learn how to preserve and protect our local and global natural resources. http://tahoetruckeeearthday.com.

An Evening to RAVE About
April 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Edge Nightclub – Reno
Celebrate 21 years of supporting families caring for young and adult children with special health care needs, disabilities, and children in foster care! Enjoy silent and live auctions, complimentary beer and wine, and appetizers.For details, visit, http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eddjfnfl4e71185b&llr=765rlkdab.

Taste of Plumas
April 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds – Quincy, CA
Tour of most of the best culinary establishments in Plumas County all in one location at one festive community gathering. Meet chefs and owners who will graciously entice you to seek out more extensive dining experiences with thoughtfully prepared, lovingly presented, delectable delights. For details, visit http://pacal.weebly.com/event-taste-of-plumas-apr-22-2017.html.

Composting Workshop
April 22
10 a.m. –Noon
Verdant Connections – Reno
Enjoy a short lecture and discussion about composting, followed by hands-on activities for you to gain valuable skills that you can apply to your own homestead.  For details, visit
http://www.verdantconnections.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html?utm_source=River+School+Farm+Newsletters&utm_campaign=27a811c27b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_afc4a066ed-27a811c27b-16835217.

Croissant Workshop
April 22
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Delight your senses and learn how to make a variety of croissants in the pleasure of your own kitchen. Don’t let this buttery on the inside, crisp on the outside pastry be limited to purchasing at the bakery counter. Learn the simple step-by-step techniques to customizing your croissant dough into delicious, savory and sweet pastries for all to enjoy. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3549.

Reno Crab Feed
April 22
5:30 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
Join the Reno Rotary Club for an evening of crab and wine with a live auction and raffle. For details, visit https://rcr.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/RenoCrabfeed2017/tabid/831054/Default.aspx.

Passport Eldorado Wine Event
April 22 – 23
El Dorado County
Travel throughout the picturesque foothills of El Dorado County, and be transported into a happy haven of delectable flavors through wines, food, music, and incredible foothill vistas. This combination of sights, sounds, and flavors only happens once a year — and you won’t want to miss it. For details, visit http://passporteldorado.com/?reloaded=true.

Reno Earth Day
April 23
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
People come together from all over the High Sierra region to take part in this collaborative day of celebrating the planet we share. The park is filled each year with new activities and programs to increase outreach, engagement with the community/region, and retention of knowledge that carries over into everyday practices. Come explore educational exhibits, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts, and local businesses. For details, visit http://www.renoearthday.org.

Literary Arts & Wine
April 23
5 – 6 p.m.
Arts Truckee – Truckee
Attend this reading that features the Master of Fine Arts program in fiction and poetry from the University of Nevada, Reno. For details, visit http://literaryartsandwine.squarespace.com/reading-dates.

Sunday Music Brunch
April 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Classix Six: Infinity Concert
April 23
4 p.m.
Pioneer Center – Reno
How often is Beethoven’s 5th Symphony the opener? Classix 6 opens with possibly the most beloved musical piece of all time, and yet, after that, there’s more! Chris Theofanidis is the composer of the grand finale, a 21st-century setting of poems authored by a 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/classix-six-infinity/.

Cheese Basics Class
April 24
6 – 8 p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop – Reno
Taste your way through eight cheeses representing the eight categories of cheese.  Includes three wines, accompaniments, and bread/crackers. For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classesevent/.

Vegetable Garden Pest Control
April 25
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Classix Six: Infinity Concert
April 25
7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Center – Reno
How often is Beethoven’s 5th Symphony the opener? Classix 6 opens with possibly the most beloved musical piece of all time and yet, after that, there’s more! Chris Theofanidis is the composer of our grand finale, a 21st century setting of poems authored by a 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/classix-six-infinity/.

Cast Iron Cooking
April 26
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Cooking is all about heat transfer. And cast iron cookware provides a unique and radiant method of heat transfer that enhances flavor and transforms texture. This hands-on class explores and celebrates THE original gourmet-cooking tool that has survived the test of time. It’ll be your new best friend in the kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3550.

Mercado Mexicano
April 26
6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Yelp's Mercado Mexicano is an event celebrating Mexican culture, cuisine, and businesses in our community. Experience the cuisines from south of the border along with traditional music, dance performances, and a whole lot more during this event benefiting the Nevada Museum Art. For details, visit https://travelnevada.com/events/33191/miradas-ancient-roots-in-modern-and-contemporary-mexican-art-now-open-at-nevada-museum-of-art.

Spring Cooking Class
April 26
6 – 9 p.m.
Butter + Salt – Reno
Enjoy an interactive cooking class where you’ll earn to make prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, grilled lamb, spring pea risotto, and buttermilk poppy seed ice cream paired with wine or beer. For details, visit http://www.butterandsaltgatherings.com/hello.

Successful Berry Growing Basics
April 27
6 – 8 p.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – Reno
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/news-events/calendar-of-events/.

Barefoot in Paris
April 27
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Whether in a bistro or your own home, French country cooking is appealing and romantic. Ina Garten’s Barefoot in Paris translates native French dishes into dishes you can easily make at home. The recipes are relaxed, yet they produce stylish meals that don’t tax the cook. If you’ve been curious about French cooking but reluctant to give it a try, this is the class for you. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3551.

Reno Jazz Festival
April 27 – 29
University of Nevada – Reno
Sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno, the annual Reno Jazz Festival is now in its 55th year, bringing together some of the best and brightest young talent in the country with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. For details, visit http://www.unr.edu/rjf/.

Herds and Harvest
April 28
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Washoe County Extension Office - Reno
Find out how Cooperative Extension can assist agricultural producers with training, mentoring support and other tools to help them become more profitable. Growers and ranchers learn the latest financial management tools, develop entrepreneurial skills, receive on-the-ground training in production agriculture, and get help marketing their products. For details, visit https://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/bfr/.

Family Night: Artisan Pizza Cooking Class
April 28
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Family night with pizza can be a truly special treat. The goal of this class is simple: Learn to make the pizza in your own oven with the whole family pulling together for a team effort. Learn how to prepare homemade doughs, take advantage of store-prepared doughs, use creative seasonal toppings, and capitalize on simple tricks for making pizzas ahead of time. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3552.

Lake Tahoe Home and Garden Show
April 28 – 29
South Lake Tahoe Middle School – South Lake Tahoe
This family-friendly show features vendors that offer goods and services for the home, garden, pets, vehicles, and people. There will be face painting as well as a free planting area for children to plant; take home a small container plant. For details, visit http://tahoesouth.com/events/lake-tahoe-home-garden-show/.

The Illusionists
April 28 – 30

Pioneer Center – Reno
Direct from Broadway, the world’s bestselling magic show is coming to Reno! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/the-illusionists/.

Dine the District Food Tour
April 29
1 – 4 p.m.
Riverwalk District – Reno
This is a great opportunity to enjoy a variety of culinary delights from the best restaurants in the Reno area to support the continued development of the Riverwalk District! For details, visit http://renoriver.org/features/dine-the-district-food-tour/.

Loping Coyote Farms Seedling Sale
April 29
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Too Soul Tea – Reno
The Loping Coyote Farms plant nursery offers you access to a whole suite of plants that are part of our edible food forests and ecological farming systems in the Reno area. The species and cultivars that make the cut in the nursery are those that work best for the harsh climatic conditions of our Eastern Sierra/Great Basin area. For details, visit https://www.lopingcoyotefarms.com/nursery.

South Lake Tahoe Earth Day
April 29
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bijou Community Lark – South Lake Tahoe
Earth Day recognizes, celebrates, and promotes our region’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues. Bring your friends and family to learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. For details, visit http://southtahoeearthday.org.

Into the Blue JDRF Vision Gala
April 29
6 p.m.
Reno Downtown Ballroom – Reno
Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner and dessert, wine, unique entertainment, dancing, and the ever-popular live auction culminating with Fund A Cure. Fund A Cure provides an opportunity for all guests to support JDRF-funded research. For details, visit http://www.jdrf.org/northernnevada/events/gala/.

Passport Eldorado Wine Event
April 29 – 30
El Dorado County – California
Travel throughout the picturesque foothills of El Dorado County, and be transported into a happy haven of delectable flavors through wines, food, music, and incredible foothill vistas. This combination of sights, sounds, and flavors only happens once a year — and you won’t want to miss it. For details, visit http://passporteldorado.com/?reloaded=true.

Sunday Music Brunch
April 30
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/04/.

Asian Cooking with Doterra Essential Oils
April 30
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
So many people buy this fabulous product line and are unaware of the culinary potential sitting in that little bottle.  Guest chef Teressa Bennis will enlighten you with her Asian take on this versatile product. If you have your own set of oils, you’re encouraged to bring them and experiment! For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html.

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