Compiled by Farah Vitale

University of Nevada, Reno College of Science’s Discover Science Lecture
Thursday, May 7
7 p.m.
Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center — UNR
Zeb Hogan, an aquatic biologist in the College of Science and host of the Nat Geo WILD “Monster Fish” show, will talk about his adventures, travels and work to find, study, and protect behemoth fish, which are fish that are more than 6 feet long or weigh more than 200 pounds. The first 100 children will receive a free copy of one of Hogan’s Monster Fish books,and there will be a book signing following the lecture. For details, visit and

Moms On the Run
Sunday, May 10
7 a.m.
Reno High School — Reno
Celebrate Mother's day running! Join this tradition and participate in a 3k/5k walk or 5k/10k run with your mom this year. For details, visit

Nevada Junior Livestock Show and Sale
May 13 – 17
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center – Pavilion
The event is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to exhibit their livestock projects before the public while providing the incentive for achieving excellence in livestock production skills and practices. For details, visit

Spring Salads Class
Thursday, May 14
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Explore varied types of ingredients that create fantastic spring salads. Sample and learn how to make imaginative salads that incorporate unusual dressings, vinaigrettes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cheeses that complement each other and inspire your everyday meals. For details, visit

Taste of Tuscany Cooking Class
Friday, May 15
6 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center -Reno
Get a taste of Tuscany. This class will teach you how to prepare homemade sauces and pasta and learn the ingredients of Italy. For details, visit

Great Basin's 8th Annual Seedling Sale
Saturday, May 16
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Great Basin Community Food Co-Op  — Reno
The event features local bio-adaptive seedlings to get your garden growing, along with local vendors, tasty food and drink, and lots of fun for the whole family. The seedlings are grown in the region and adapted to the local climate. The farmers will also be on hand to offer tips on how to successfully raise the plants.  For details, visit

Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza  
Saturday, May 16
7 – 11 a.m.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension — Reno
Master Gardener volunteers grow from seed tons of different plants in a UNR greenhouse and then they open up their plants for sale to the public. All funds raised go to help to support the Master Gardener program. For details, visit

Sushi Class  
Saturday, May 16
6 p.m.  
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno  
Learn what goes on behind the sushi bar. A class for sushi lovers to learn the art of making their favorite rolls. For details, visit

We HeART Bikes Art Show
Saturday, May 16
6 p.m.
Holland Project — Reno
Support local art and check out this amazing art show with work submitted by local artists for the Reno Bike Project. For details, visit

Sauces Class
Thursday, May 21
6:30 p.m.
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

Grilling 101 Class
Friday, May 22
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
With Weber’s Real Grilling as your guide, you’ll learn fundamental grilling techniques that apply to classic and innovative grilling recipes alike. For details, visit
Natural Remedies From the Garden Class
Saturday, May 23
Verdant Connections — Reno
In this workshop you will learn about easy-to-grow herbs for healing, techniques for creating natural remedies, along with how and when to use them.  The class will discuss the uses of tinctures, decoctions, teas, infusions, and salves, including the benefits of each.  For details, visit

Artisan Bread Workshop
Saturday, May 23
9:30 a.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Understand the fundamentals of successful bread baking. Learn the ingredients, how to mix and shape dough, and different baking techniques with this hands-on class. For details, visit

Made in Tahoe Festival
May 23 –25
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Village — Squaw Valley
Join this celebration of local arts, food, culture, and music. Find out what the Tahoe community is all about at the vendor village filled with local artisans, businesses, organizations, and sidewalk sales. This year will include  a community stage for performance artists, storytellers, writers, and presentations. For details, visit

Salute of Women's Achievement
Thursday, May 28
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
JA Nugget — Reno
Join in celebrating some of the most passionate, dedicated, and successful women in the community. The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Connie Mariano, who served nine years at the White House as a physician and Director of the White House Medical Unit.  She also became the first Filipino-American to be promoted to Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. For details, visit

Vermouth Cocktail Class
Thursday, May 28
1864 Tavern — Reno
What would a Manhattan be without the Vermouth? Learn more on the history of the spirit and discover different brands and the beauty of a low ABV cocktail. For details, visit

Biscuit & Scone Workshop
Thursday, May 28
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
From now on, you can enjoy Biscuits and scones for breakfast! Learn how to make the most out of your batter, bake in the high altitude environment, and use different flavor combinations. For details, visit

11th Annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure  
May 29 – 30
9 a.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
A relay run ideally suited for teams of 12 runners on a 178 mile course. Starting in Downtown Reno, the race goes along the Truckee River, through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and along the shores of Lake Tahoe. For details, visit

3rd Annual Capital Odyssey Relay
Saturday, May 30
Carson City
A part of the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run, this 63 mile race that starts south of Carson City at the big strip mall and finishes with the Finish Line Festival in Reno. For details, visit

Comstock Odyssey Relay
Saturday, May 30
Bucket of Blood Saloon — Virginia City
A part of the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run, this race is approximately 29 miles. You will start in Virginia City just yards from the Bucket of Blood Saloon, the Delta Saloon and the rest of downtown Virginia City and finish with the Finish Line Festival in Reno. For details, visit

May Arboretum Society's plant sale
Saturday, May 30
8 a.m. – Noon
Rancho San Rafael Park — Reno
Join the May Arboretum Society for its annual plant sale featuring a wide variety of more than 2,500 plants and flowers to choose from including sustainable, adaptable and native plant species. All May Arboretum Society members receive a 10% discount. For details, visit

Eat. Nourish. Glow. Class
Saturday, May 30
10 a.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
This class will help guide you through nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert, Amelia Freer’s book: Eat. Nourish. Glow. Learn a holistic approach to good health, eating well, maintaining proper nutrition, and making those habits taste and feel good. For details, visit

Pinocchio's Ride For the Tatas
Sunday, May 31
10 a.m.
Reno Livestock Events Center — Reno
Help turn Northern Nevada pink in the motorcycle poker run! Show your spirit by coming decked out in all the pink you can find. Also enjoy the after-party with raffles, auctions, libations for sale, merchandise for sale, music, a prime rib dinner, and celebrating a great local cause. For details, visit