April Events 3rd Annual Indoor Ag-Con
Mar. 31 – Apr. 1
Downtown Grand — Las Vegas
The will feature two full days of enlightening presentations and discussions from industry leading speakers, vendor booths located throughout the conference hall, with plentiful networking, including a drinks party at a 24-hour-a-day venue. For details, visit http://indoor.ag/3rd-indoor-ag-con/  Spring Birds of the Sierra Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 1
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sorensen's Resort — Hope Valley, CA
Early spring finds many species returning from lower elevations where they have spent the winter, giving sharp-eyed bird enthusiasts a chance to see these often colorful species flitting about their summertime digs in Hope Valley and other parts of Alpine County. Local birder Jim Woods will show participants where to look to find birds in their natural habitats, and will share his knowledge of birds and other local wildlife. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar.html#birds Cooking For Health & Fitness Class
Wednesday, Apr. 1
6:30 p.m.
Nothing to it Culinary Center — Reno
Learn how to use herbs, spices, and how to stock your pantry for success. These healthy inspired recipes and techniques will stimulate your passion for cooking, knowing a healthy and tasty result are the fruits of your labor. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3072  The Banff Mountain Film Festival
Thursday, Apr. 2
7 p.m.
Pioneer Center — Reno
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a celebration of mountain cultures. This showing of short films from around the world plays to a sold out crowd every year. For details, visit https://secure.ticketsage.net/websales.aspx?u=pioneercenter&evtid=12678  Dinner, Wine & Silent Auction
Thursday, Apr. 2
5 p.m.
Silver Oaks Golf Course
This fundraising event is set to help Carson High School Culinary Arts, who just won their 11th straight State Culinary Title, win the National title. Join an delightful evening of wine, food, and an auction. For details, visit http://www.carsonhigh.com/new/main/culinary/index.html   Taste of Sicily Class
Friday, Apr. 3
6:30 p.m.
Nothing to it Culinary Center — Reno
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=3056  Gourmet Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Dinner
Monday, Apr. 6
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop — Reno
Enjoy a five-course meal featuring gourmet cheeses and craft beer all in one night. For details, visit http://www.wedgecheeseshop.com/events/  Waking the Garden Beds: Seeds, Plants & Trees
Apr. 6 – 10
Urban Roots — Reno
Help Urban Roots wake the garden! From planting veggies to inspecting native plants, campers will investigate all the plants on the Farm. For details, visit http://www.urgc.org/#!farm-camp/c15jo  Ardour 2015
Monday, Apr. 13
7 p.m.
Reno Provisions — Reno
Future Kind is proud to present Ardour, a collaborative educational project culminating in a truly unique dining experience. This innovative project is more than just a pop-up restaurant. It is a partnership between Reno based non-profit Future Kind, the Hug High School Advanced Culinary Arts program,
Reno Provisions, and guest chefs Ian Madan and Chase Daley. For details, visit http://www.ardourpopup.com/  Flexitarian Cooking Class
Wednesday, Apr. 15
6:30 p.m.
Nothing to it Culinary Center — Reno
This hands-on class offers convertible meals that can be prepared with a vegetable and/or meat protein. The recipes are sophisticated without being difficult and will please all the people at your table. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3088  Modern Pressure Cooking Class
Thursday, Apr. 16
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Not only can you prepare almost any dish imaginable with your pressure cooker, envision going from appetizer to dessert in a flash, all with one pot! This class will help you get the most out of this under-utilized kitchen helper, allowing you and your loved ones more time to take pleasure in the meals you make. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3090  Soufflés Class
Friday, Apr. 17
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
From savory soufflés that make fabulous entrees, to sweet soufflés for dessert, this hands-on class instructs you in tried and true techniques to make your own incredible soufflés. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3089  Big Chefs, Big Gala
Saturday, Apr. 18
5:30 p.m.
Atlantis Casino Resort — Reno
More than 30 of the area’s best chefs will be teaming up to serve a one-of-a-kind four-course dinner. Chefs will be grouped into seven culinary teams of four chefs, and each team will design and prepare their own menu around primary ingredients. For detail, visit https://bbbsnn.ejoinme.org/?tabid=576252 Reno Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Classix Six
Apr. 18 – 19
Reno Philharmonic — Reno
The Classix Six finale closes the season with what is sure to be a memorable concert in Reno Philharmonic history. The evening begins with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, featuring the brilliant sounds of three piccolo trumpets. For details, visit https://renophil.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000003crWGEAY  Reno Craft Beer Week
Apr. 18 – 25
Reno and Sparks
Brought together by a love of and passion for craft beer, a group of pubs, restaurants, and breweries in and around northern Nevada rose to champion the first ever Reno Craft Beer Week. The week will feature a variety of craft beer related events across the region. For details, visit http://renocraftbeerweek.com/  Strange Brew
Sunday, Apr. 19
3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Brewer's Cabinet — Reno
This is a celebration of uniquely crafted brews from local breweries. These brews will challenge your taste buds, your ideas of beers, and your sensibilities. Strange Brew will be complimented with live music from local bands and a tasty BBQ too. For details, visit http://thebrewerscabinet.com/  Heels & Hounds Bubbles & Brunch
Sunday, Apr. 19
10 a.m.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa — Reno
The Nevada Humane Society's inaugural Heels & Hounds will be a fun-filled extravaganza. Enjoy boutique shopping, and a unique fashion show, featuring local celebrities as models, escorting fashionably dressed dogs down the runway-all while you dine on a fabulous champagne brunch. For details, visit http://nevadahumanesociety.org/  Well Seasoned - Herbs and Spices Class
Tuesday, Apr. 21
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
With the wide availability of fresh and dried herbs as well as spices you can make some truly amazing flavor combinations. Learn to make enormously flavorful food, and go from bland to amazing in no time flat. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3091  Broadway Comes to Reno presents: Chicago - The Musical
Apr. 21 – 26
Pioneer Center — Reno
A true New York City institution, Chicago - The Musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. Enjoy one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. For details, visit https://secure.ticketsage.net/websales.aspx?u=broadwayreno&evtid=11535  Roving Dinner and Beer Pairing
Thursday, Apr. 23
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Reno Provisions — Reno
Don't miss this one-time beer pairing dinner event featuring ALL of the BC Chef Series brews! Each beer will be carefully paired with a custom culinary creation by Reno's own superstar chefs. For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roving-dinner-and-beer-pairing-tickets-15902868909  Cooking With Wine Class
Friday, Apr. 24
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Using wine in recipes can add wonderful flavor and turn an otherwise ordinary dish into a sure-fire 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=3093  9th Annual “An Evening to RAVE About” Masquerade Dinner
Saturday, Apr. 25
6 p.m.
Red Hawk Golf and Resort — Sparks
The Northern Nevada RAVE Family Foundation provides respite care to families caring for young and adult children with special needs to help reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Enjoy an evening of motivational speakers, a live auction, and live entertainment. For details, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ea4fwafuf33a182d&llr=765rlkdab  Wild Fish-Cleaning, Care, and Cooking Class
Saturday, Apr. 25
10 a.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Learn to properly care for and prepare wild game fish with topics including cleaning, processing, and storage and proper cooking techniques for game fish. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3065  24th Annual Carson Valley Sertoma Music & Craft Fair
Apr. 25 –26
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Carson Valley Inn — Minden
Celebrate spring in Carson Valley with arts and crafts from local crafters and vendors, food (including the almost-famous Sertoma chili), music, and fun for the whole family. No admission charge. Proceeds are used to contribute to worthy groups throughout the Carson Valley. For details, visit http://carsonvalleysertoma.org/   Skillshare Series: Cultured Condiments Workshop
Sunday, Apr. 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Recreational Center — Truckee
Take part in this workshop that will demystify the technique behind cultured foods and empower you in the kitchen! For details, visit http://slowfoodlaketahoe.ticketleap.com/fermentation1/  The Churchill County Livestock Show and Sale
Sunday, Apr. 26
Lyon County Fairgrounds — Yerington.
This event showcases livestock market projects, as well as showmanship skills, of Lyon County 4-H and FFA members. UNCE-Lyon County along with the local FFA chapters are organizing this event and plan to make it an exciting and educational opportunity for all who attend. The many butcher goats and many other animals are going for auction. For details, visit http://www.unce.unr.edu/4h/counties/lyon/  Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
Apr. 30 – May 2
Genoa — Carson Valley
From its 19th century beginnings, cowboys and ranching have shared work, words and music in Genoa. Join in celebrating the various forms of Cowboy Poetry, Western music, and the Western lifestyle. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar.html#birds  Tacos & Tequila Class
Thursday, Apr. 30
6 p.m.
Nothing To It Culinary Center — Reno
Mark Miller, pioneer of America’s southwest cuisine, guides you through creative taco recipes from his cookbook, Tacos. Create an explosion of flavors with multiple fillings, salsas, wraps, and shells. For details, vsiit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3119 

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