February Calendar
Compiled by Stina Fausone

Yosemite’s Chefs’ Holidays Event
Jan. 10 – Feb. 4
Times vary with individual sessions.
The Ahwahnee — Yosemite
Yosemite’s Chefs' Holidays at The Ahwahnee are held each year throughout January and February and feature some of the country's most inventive and celebrated chefs. This cooking exploit is a stage for the varying range of styles, personalities, and industry trends that brand the American cooking scene. There are eight different sessions consisting of three chefs per session. The chefs that are listing in bold will be the ‘headliner chef,’ preparing their session’s gala dinner. Our own Chef Mark Estee will be the headliner for Session 7, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. For details, visit, http://www.yosemitepark.com/chefs-holidays-sessions.aspx

Ground Hog Day
Tuesday, Feb. 2

Techniques 2 Cooking Class
Wednesday, Feb. 3
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Build on your cooking techniques with this hands-on continuation of the Techniques cooking course set. This class will teach blanching, professional knife skills, buerre blanc sauces, and the art of making soufflés. Believe it or not, taste is skill that can be taught and learned. Train your taste buds to pick out more flavors, and open the door for your cooking. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3304

Educator Evenings Talk
Wednesday, Feb. 3
4 – 6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Local educators are invited to attend a FREE series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). Join Charles N. Mathewson Curator of Education Colin M. Robertson for a presentation, discussion, and activity exploring the topic of close observation in contemporary art as it relates to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. This will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Teacher in-service credit is available for participating in the Educator Evenings. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/ 

Winter Soups, Chillis, & Chowder Class
Thursday, Feb. 4
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
There’s nothing like warming up with a hot bowl of soup or chili on cold winter day. Great soups, chilis, and chowders are only as good as their ingredients and combinations. Stocks, soups, chilis, and chowder fundamentals will be covered in this class with samples to keep training those taste buds. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3268

First Thursday Art Event
Thursday, Feb. 4
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Stop by the Nevada Museum of Art on the first Thursday of every month and jam to live music, enjoy specialty craft cocktails, and check out some of the unbelievable featured galleries. This month’s music will feature The Sextones, formerly of the Sexton Band. For details, visit https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/

Go Red for Women Luncheon
Friday, Feb. 5
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Reno Ballroom — Reno
One of the most attended events in our community, the Go Red for Women Luncheon gathers to inspire and save lives. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women. This passionate, emotional and social initiative was designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
This year’s theme is “Heart Healthy at Every Age.” For details, visit https://ahareno.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20152016RenoGoRedLuncheon/tabid/711766/Default.aspx

Artisan and Game Designer Dave Beck Talk
Friday, Feb. 5
12 – 12:45 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Get to know the natural world of North American environments discovered by French Voyageurs 200 years ago with game designer and artist Dave Beck. Dave Beck’s designs of the historical environments of the Voyageur era helps to shed light on the true history and nature of the time in a game platform. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

10th Anniversary Nevada Farm Conference
Feb. 5 – 6 
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nugget Casino Resort — Sparks
The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute celebrates their 10th anniversary with a new and improved schedule to accommodate attendees’ busy lives, schedules, and wallets. The conference has been shortened from three days to two days, and pre-conference workshops have been combined with the conference and are now free for all participants to attend. For details, visit http://www.campusce.net/wnc/course/course.aspx?catId=52

Mardi Gras at the Silver Legacy Resort
Feb. 5 – 9
Times vary based on individual restaurants.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino — Reno
It’s a celebration in honor of Fat Tuesday! For many of us, this may be the last time we can splurge before Ash Wednesday. If you can’t make it to Bourbon Street this February, Silver Legacy Resort Casino has you covered with special menus available in true Fat Tuesday tradition, three restaurants inside the Dome will perfectly satisfy many patrons’ last night of extravagant eating before Ash Wednesday.  For details, visit http://www.silverlegacyreno.com/

Carson City Wine Walk
Saturday, Feb. 6 
Downtown — Carson City
The first Saturday of every month, the Carson City Wine Walk invites you to come on down and browse the shops, enjoy some vino, and support the Downtown Business Association. For details, visit http://www.downtowncarson.org/

Moms on the Run Fundraiser  
Saturday, Feb. 6
4 – 8 p.m.
Branded Hearts Distillery — Reno
Join Branded Hearts Distillery Feb. 6 from 4 – 8 p.m. for a night of revelry as you support the nonprofit, Moms on the Run. Cocktails are available by donation, and the raffle basket is full of goodies! For details, visit http://www.brandedheartsdistillery.com/branded-hearts-distillery.html

Mardi Squaw
Saturday, Feb. 6
9 p.m.
Olympic Valley Lodge — Squaw Valley
A perfect storm is descending upon Squaw Valley for a night of beats and merriment. Sunset Promotions transforms the Olympic Valley Lodge into a steamy French Quarter tavern at the 4th annual Mardi Squaw party at Squaw Valley.
After skiing and riding join the pre-party on KT Deck for music, raffles, and more! For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/mardi-squaw

Guided Art Tour
Saturday, Feb. 6
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Frey Ranch Tasting & Tours
Saturday, Feb. 6 
12 – 4 p.m.
Frey Ranch Distillery — Fallon 
Have you tried Frey Ranch’s distilled spirits, yet? Well now’s your chance! Tour the Distillery and taste some of the finest spirits offered in the Northern Nevada region. For details, visit http://www.freyranch.com/event/frey-ranch-tastings-tours-4/

Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance
Saturday, Feb. 6
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Douglas County Community Center — Gardnerville
It’s that time of the year once again! Grab your sweet little girl and dance the night away with food, drinks, and fun. For details, visit http://visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/663-father-daughter-sweatheart-dance.html

Green College Class – Weed Control
Saturday, Feb. 6
11 a.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Sparks
Learn how to control weeds in your lawn and garden by using pre-emergent and get a on your summer planting this year. Green College classes are free to attend. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events/14948/2-6-weed-control-11-am-to-noon

Cheese Making Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 6
10:30 a.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Make fresh, soft cheeses in the comfort of your own home. This hands-on class teaches techniques for creating fresh ricotta, queso blanco, and mozzarella. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3269

Tanner’s Marketplace – Antiques, Collectibles, & Craft Show
Feb. 5 – 6
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reno Livestock Events Center — Reno
Vendors from Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington will make an appearance at Tanner's Marketplace this month! This is a wonderful place for your personal treasure hunt. You never know what you will. It's also a great place to find those vintage pieces for your current Artsy project! Reuse Repurpose Recycle! For details, visit http://www.tannersreno.com/

Guided Art Tour
Sunday, Feb. 7
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

P'Opera! Masquerade
Sunday, Feb. 7
5 – 9 p.m.
The Bridge Restaurant & Bar — Reno
Attention all art lovers! It’s a night of mystery, Mardi Gras, and magnificent music that “P’Opera!” has prepared for their “Masquerade”. There are two shows to Choose from: 5 pm (Football Game Alternative) or 7:30 pm (Join us to Unwind after the game) for $30 per person. Order your food and beverages separately off the menu at The Bridge. For details, visit http://poperanv.org/

Sunday Music Brunch
Sunday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Kids’ Chinese New Year
Tuesday, Feb. 9
4 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Dragons are dancing, lanterns are beaming, it’s a celebration! Enjoy delicious food and learn about the Chinese New Year tradition and celebration. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3250

Green Industry Training – Plant Disease Basics Class
Tuesday, Feb. 9
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cooperative Extension — Reno
The Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Attendees can register in individual classes at a cost of $15/per class, or they can register to attend the entire course for a discounted cost of $80. Companies that choose to enroll two to five employees for the full course will receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when six or more employees from the company that are registered. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/event/green-industry-training-3/?instance_id=6887

Knife Skills Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 9
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Ask any chef – knife skills are essential in the kitchen. This class will provide in-depth practice of fundamental knife skills to help taking your cooking to the next level. This class if free if with purchase of a single $250 cutlery. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3320

The Reno Rotary Club’s Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, Feb. 9
7 – 10 p.m.
Reno Events Center — Reno
Can’t get to New Orleans this year? Don’t worry! The Reno Rotary Club has you covered. Wear your fanciest Mardi Gras attire to the 24th Annual Reno Rotary’s Mardi Gras Celebration. Look forward to dancing, live music, fine food, and libations. The silent auction is always a hit, and local restaurants will be offering tasty bites, and dozens of wineries will be pouring a wide range of wine varietals! Local breweries will also be there to pour some celebratory suds, all for the benefit of local community non-profits. For details, visit http://renorotary.org/

Adult Clay Classes
Feb. 9 – 25
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6 – 8 p.m.
Arts for All Nevada — Reno
All ability levels are invited to explore hand built and wheel thrown techniques to create decorative and functional art pieces. For details, visit https://www.artsforallnevada.org/classes-and-events/

The Book of Morman
Feb. 9 – 14
Times vary for individual performances.
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts — Reno
A musical for those who don’t like musicals. Raunchy. Laugh-out-loud funny. The Book of Morman has finally reached Reno to sold out crowds all over the country. Tickets are going quick, so if you’re a fan of the writers of South Park head on down and reserve a seat! For details, visit https://secure.ticketsage.net/websales.aspx?u=broadwayreno&evtid=13179

Techniques 3 Cooking Class
Wednesday, Feb. 10
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
It’s Chapter 3 of the Techniques cooking course! Understand and discuss the importance of what kind of food we eat, where it comes from, and how we obtain it. This class will help you to learn how to cook seasonally and to take advantage of more flavors. Because you’ve been working on your knife skills, an ante will be set up to learn and practice how to butterfly and truss meat. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3305

Green Industry Training – Insect Identification Class 
Tuesday, Feb. 9
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cooperative Extension — Reno
The Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Attendees can register in individual classes at a cost of $15/per class, or they can register to attend the entire course for a discounted cost of $80. Companies that choose to enroll two to five employees for the full course will receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when six or more employees from the company that are registered. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/event/green-industry-training-3/?instance_id=6887

Gumbo, Jambalaya, & Beignets Class
Thursday, Feb. 11
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
The three signatures dishes that are most loved from New Orleans, and it’s your turn to learn how to make them! Learn the difference between Creole and Cajun cuisine, and how to make a proper roux. Can you eat just one beignet? For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3270

Guided Art Tour
Thursday, Feb. 11
6 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Braids and Brews
Thursday, Feb. 11
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Outsiders Hair Salon — Reno
Stop in for a one-on-one hair tutorial for dads & daughters! Enjoy craft brews and help dad figure out why your daughter’s hair is so important to her in the mornings. For details, visit http://outsidershair.com/2016/01/join-us-for-braids-and-brews/

Third Coast Dance Film Festival
Thursday, Feb. 11
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
For its fifth season, the 2016 Third Coast Dance Film Festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance movement and the moving image with a screening of a series of short dance films. This 90-minute film festival will feature 14 film shorts and 11 international films from Canada, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Jordan, Finland, Armenia, the United Kingdom, and Italy. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

David Taylor and Marco Ramirez ERRE on Photographing the U.S – Mexico Border
Friday, Feb. 12
12 – 12:45 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Artists David Taylor and Marco Ramirez ERRE collaborate on a photography project that documents the U.S – Mexico Border and its disputed history. Join in for a presentation and discussion of the works and the cultural issues raised by their photography. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors
Friday, Feb. 12 
1 – 3 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
A guided tour, studio art class, and light refreshments are offered this afternoon at the Nevada Museum of Art this afternoon and are designed for any and all senior participants. These monthly sessions are held on the second Friday of each month. Registration is available online or day of and is sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment. General admission is $7 or $6 for museum members. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Chinese New Year at the Silver Legacy
Feb. 12 – 20
Times vary based on individual events
Silver Legacy Resort Casino — Reno
The Year of the Monkey is welcomed into the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in an the best way possible. From Feb. 12 through Feb. 20, the resort casino will transform into a colorful celebration of the Chinese New Year with elaborate decor, live entertainment including a Lion Dance, and Asian cuisine specials throughout the property. For details, visit http://www.silverlegacyreno.com/
Sertoma Crab & Tri-Tip Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 13
4 – 7 p.m.
Douglas County Community and Senior Center — Gardnerville
Join in for a night of all-you-can-eat fresh crab, tri-tip, baked potatoes, soups, and salad. 100% of the proceeds will be put right back into the community. For details, visit http://visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/775-7th-annual-sertoma-crab-tri-tip-dinner.html

Frey Ranch Tasting & Tours
Saturday, Feb. 13 
12 – 4 p.m.
Frey Ranch Distillery — Fallon 
Have you tried Frey Ranch’s distilled spirits, yet? Well now’s your chance! Tour the Distillery and taste some of the finest spirits offered in the Northern Nevada region. For details, visit http://www.freyranch.com/event/frey-ranch-tastings-tours-4/

The Devil Made Me Do It Saloon Crawl
Saturday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Virginia City Visitors Center — Virginia City
How many reasons can you think of to crawl through the Virginia City Saloons Valentine's Day weekend? Pick the color of your commemorative cup based upon your relationship status... in love, single or … well, complicated? Sample a wide variety of valentine-themed specialty drinks that only the saloons in Virginia City pour. All crawl participants receive discounts on full specialty drink orders. Visit all the saloons and be entered to win the grand prize. For details, visit http://visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/beer-crawls.html

Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum
Saturday, Feb. 13
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join educator and pilot, Richard Brong, to learn how to fly a spacecraft! From the Apollo 11 Capsule to space planes like the shuttle and the Dream Chaser, get hands-on experience and an exclusive admission to the dome show "Flight Adventures" from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis featuring exciting NASA developments. For details, visit http://www.automuseum.org/science-saturdays

Hands ON! Second Saturdays Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Children and families are invited to enjoy faculty demonstrations in the E.L. Cord Museum School, free hands-on art activities, performances, storytelling, and a docent guided tour. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/
A Sweetheart Soiree
Saturday, Feb. 13
5 – 10 p.m.
CVIC Hall — Minden
A night filled with love, excitement, and fun! Enjoy a romantic evening with dinner and dancing including a cocktail hour from 5 – 6 p.m., followed by dinner, and a deconstructed fondue dessert, a full cash bar, and yes, dancing. The ticket price is $55/per person and includes a complimentary signature drink. The silent Auction benefits Wives Behind the Badge! For details, visit http://visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/812-sweetheart-soiree.html

Guided Art Tour
Saturday, Feb. 13
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Bubbles & Brie
Saturday, Feb. 13
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Wedge a Cheese Shop — Reno
A guided tasting of lavish, creamy, bloomy-rind cheeses expertly paired with crisp sparkling wine. If you love a good gooey brie, you don't want to miss this mini-class! For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/

Green College Class – Starting Your Veggie Garden (From Seed)
Saturday, Feb. 13                                                                     
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Sparks
Stop by the Rail City Garden Center and learn how to start your vegetables from seed to kick-start your garden! RSVP by calling 775-355-1551 as there is limited seating. The cost for the class is free, but a donation of a can of food for the local food bank is appreciated. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events/14949/starting-your-veggie-garden-from-seed-11am-noon-1pm-2pm

Valentines Day
Sunday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Wild River Grille
Sunday, Feb. 14
5:30 p.m.
Wild River Grille — Reno
There are so many places you could take your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day your head is probably spinning. We want to make it easier for you. Take the stress off and head to Wild River Grille for a mouthwatering meal, a night of romance, and some bubbly for a cap. This four-course prix fix menu will have both of you swooning. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/573716839471578/

Valentine’s Day at the Pink House
Sunday, Feb. 14
Open until 8 p.m.
The Pink House — Genoa
Cheese, wine, your sweetheart, and the Pink House – what else do you need? The Pink House is offering a special cheese and wine special for $18/per person as well as their regular dinner menu, and dessert specials. For details, visit http://www.thepinkhousegenoa.com/ Sunday Music Brunch
Sunday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Circus Circus Casino
Sunday, Feb. 14
5:30 p.m.
Circus Circus Hotel Casino — Reno
Plan your Valentine’s Day at the Circus Circus Reno where you the romantic dining and fun can be had all in one place. Begin the evening with a dreamy dinner at the Steakhouse at Circus with a first course that includes winter Caprese salad with grilled heirloom tomatoes, figs, buffalo mozzarella, and white truffle vinaigrette. Get ready for jumbo prawns with lobster sauce, sea beans, asparagus tips, and champagne risotto for your next course. The entrée? Finish the meal with a petit filet mignon au Poivre, Dijon encrusted Colorado lamb chop, and wild mushroom-stuffed chicken breast served with Cognac jus and polenta with foie gras. Are you hungry yet? For details, visit http://www.opentable.com/the-steakhouse-at-circus-circus-reservations-reno?restref=87736&rid=87736

Guided Art Tour
Sunday, Feb. 14
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Abstract Art Talk
Tuesday, Feb. 16
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Art Indeed! — Reno
Art Indeed! does it again. This Tuesday enjoy an abstract art talk and reception. For details, visit http://www.artindeed.com/

Techniques 4
Wednesday, Feb. 17
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Nothing to It!’s goal is for you to cook well and to cook often. The Techniques series wouldn’t be complete without exploring the “fast foods” cuisines – Mediterranean and Italian. These two different cuisines together combine delicious ingredients and techniques to create decadent, yet simple plates. Brush up on knife skills such as roasting and boning. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3329

Guided Art Tour
Thursday, Feb. 18
6 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Green Industry Training – Water and Landscapes Class
Tuesday, Feb. 16
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cooperative Extension — Reno
The Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Attendees can register in individual classes at a cost of $15/per class, or they can register to attend the entire course for a discounted cost of $80. Companies that choose to enroll two to five employees for the full course will receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when six or more employees from the company that are registered. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/event/green-industry-training-3/?instance_id=6887
New Food Fast Class
Thursday, Feb. 18
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
A must-attend class for the family or couple always on the move, healthy and filling meals don’t have to be time consuming. Learn quick and easy “fast food” recipes at Nothing to It!’s New Food Fast Class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3273

Eagles & Agriculture Event
Feb. 18 – Feb. 21
Times vary throughout the weekend
Locations vary based on different events
Eagles & Agriculture, the Carson Valley‘s annual gathering of eagles and celebration of agriculture, is now accepting reservations for its 2016 event. This weekend’s event will be the 14th year of Eagles & Agriculture and is a combined effort of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, UNR Cooperative Extension, The Nature Conservancy, Lahonton Audobon Society, and Valley ranchers. For details, visit http://carsonvalleynv.org/

Paella Cooking Class
Friday, Feb. 19
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
The perfect paella is moist, tender, and just plain good. Nothing to It! shares foolproof tips and tricks to create this Spanish recipe properly with juicy seafood, chicken, sausage, saffron-rice. Your efforts will be rewarded with a glass of sangria afterwards! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3307

Sonja Hinrichsen on Sierra Nevada Snow Drawings Talk
Friday, Feb. 19
12 – 12:45 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Sonja Hinrichsen creates large-scale participatory drawings in snow fields around the world, and most recently has lain her latest creation near Sagehen Creek Field Station north of Truckee. Learn what drives her to create such drawings and why she has chosen Sierra Nevada as a drawing site. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Specialty Crafted Patron Tequila Dinner at the Peppermill
Friday, Feb. 19
6:30 p.m.
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino — Reno
The Peppermill Reno hosts a specialty crafted Patrón Tequila dinner featuring five courses skillfully paired with the Peppermill Resort’s exclusive Patrón Barrel Select Añejo Tequila for $95/per person. Locals can enjoy the 20% locals discount off the ticket price, as well! The five feature courses will include Patrón inspired cocktails with tequila specially made and aged for Peppermill Resorts and south of the border inspired foods. For details, visit https://www.peppermillreno.com/

Freeze Your Pints Off
Saturday, Feb. 20
1 – 5 p.m.
Under the Rose Brewing Company — Reno
Freeze Your Pints Off will feature local breweries showcasing their strongest beers, winter warmers, and barrel aged brews. The festival will also include music by local DJs and food from local food trucks. Festival Tickets include beer tasting, a meal from a local food truck, and a celebratory tasting cup. VIP Tickets include a one-hour early entry to be the first to taste the brews. Designated Driver Tickets include a meal from a local food truck and unlimited coffee and hot chocolate. Proceeds to benefit The Reno Instagrammys! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/151596525211730/

Frey Ranch Tasting & Tours
Saturday, Feb. 20 
12 – 4 p.m.
Frey Ranch Distillery — Fallon 
Have you tried Frey Ranch’s distilled spirits, yet? Well now’s your chance! Tour the Distillery and taste some of the finest spirits offered in the Northern Nevada region. For details, visit http://www.freyranch.com/event/frey-ranch-tastings-tours-4/

Last Tracks Wine & Beer Tasting: Darcie Kent Vineyards
Saturday, Feb. 20
4:10 p.m.
Snowflake Lodge — Diamond Peak Ski Resort
From Diamond Peak Ski Resort’s mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, attendess will enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines or craft brews paired with tasty appetizers. At the end of the event, guests can ski or ride down a freshly groomed run to the bottom. Last Tracks takes place every Saturdays – February through April. Event begins at 4:10 p.m. sharp, but you can pick up your Last Tracks ticket at 2 p.m. to get some runs in. For details, visit http://www.diamondpeak.com/tickets-specials/specials/last-tracks-wine-beer-tasting

Big Game – Care & Cooking Demo
Saturday, Feb. 20
10 a.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
How many times have you heard that people won’t eat wild game because it tastes too, “gamey?” Well, Nothing to It! is here to teach you how to tame down the game to successfully get your game from field to table with proper cooking techniques. Learn game care, processing, storage, spices, marinades, and the differences between handling domestic meats vs. wild meats. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3297

Guided Art Tour
Saturday, Feb. 20
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

12th Annual Squaw Valley Prom
Saturday, Feb. 20
8 p.m.
Squaw Valley Olympic House — Olympic Valley
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and CHARITYSMITH will present the Squaw Valley Prom at Squaw Valley’s Olympic House, in Olympic Valley. The 12th Annual Prom is themed as a Lu'Au this year with guests Hula-ing their way through the night. The Squaw Valley Prom is a notoriously high-energy event attracting 1,100 partygoers grooving to the sounds of San Diego-based electro hip-hop soul collective Vokab Kompany. For details, visit http://highfivesfoundation.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8322c2d141d09acec902bd72b&id=f05fc173aa&e=041f428299

The Folk & the Lore – How Did I Get Here? Talk
Saturday, Feb. 20
6 – 8 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Witness the narrative and filmmaking project of The Folk & the Lore, a brainchild of the talented Jessi LeMay. This multimedia project’s goal is to collect, archive, and tell the story of Reno through photography, short films, and live storytelling events. For details visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

The Reno Riverwalk District’s Wine Walk
Saturday, Feb. 20
2 – 5 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
Join the Reno Riverwalk District every third Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the Wine Walk along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. Cost is $20/per person. For details, visit http://renoriver.org/?features=wine-walk

Green College Class – Straw Bale Gardening
Saturday, Feb. 20
11 a.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Sparks
At this class, learn how to use straw bales to plant your garden. Class is February
Reading the book before the course is recommended! The class size is 50 people. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events/15153/2-20-straw-bale-gardening

Sunday Music Brunch
Sunday, Feb. 21
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Guided Art Tour
Sunday, Feb. 21
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Classix Four Concert
Feb. 21 & 23
Times vary with individual performances
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts — Reno
Join the Reno Phil for a night of Gershwin as you have never heard him before. The concert will open with a new edition of An American in Paris followed by William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra, featuring the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet. Members of the saxophone quartet will join the Reno Phil on An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue, which will also feature Reno Phil principal pianist, Jim Winn. For details, visit https://renophil.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000006stnlEAA

Green Industry Training – Pruning Class
Tuesday, Feb. 23
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cooperative Extension — Reno
The Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Attendees can register in individual classes at a cost of $15/per class, or they can register to attend the entire course for a discounted cost of $80. Companies that choose to enroll two to five employees for the full course will receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when six or more employees from the company that are registered. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/event/green-industry-training-3/?instance_id=6887

One Potato, Two Potato Cooking Class
Tuesday, Feb. 23
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
From appetizers and soups to hearty one-dish meals, this class will cover the versatility of the simple, yet resourceful, potato. Discover a number of recipes that will turn the potato into a veggie that use more often than you might think! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3274

May Arboretum Horticulture Training Class
Feb. 23 – 25
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wilbur D. May Arboretum — Reno
Learn everything you need to know become a volunteer at Washoe County’s arboretum and public gardens. Wilbur D. May Arboretum is offering a series of horticulture training classes for volunteers. Classes will cover an array of volunteer activities from soil, to plant care, and proper pruning. A variety of local experts will present, and hands-on activities are included! For details, visit https://www.washoecounty.us/parks/index.php

Green Industry Training – Soils, Potting Mixes, and Fertilizers Class
Tuesday, Feb. 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cooperative Extension — Reno
The Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Attendees can register in individual classes at a cost of $15/per class, or they can register to attend the entire course for a discounted cost of $80. Companies that choose to enroll two to five employees for the full course will receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when six or more employees from the company that are registered. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/event/green-industry-training-3/?instance_id=6887

Poetry Out Loud Statewide Semifinals
Thursday, Feb. 25
5 – 8 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation has partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud. This contest inspires the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program is aimed to help students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.  Join the Holland Project to support these young students in the Poetry Out Loud State Semifinal Competition. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Guided Art Tour
Thursday, Feb. 25 
6 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Frey Ranch Tasting & Tours
Saturday, Feb. 27 
12 – 4 p.m.
Frey Ranch Distillery — Fallon 
Have you tried Frey Ranch’s distilled spirits, yet? Well now’s your chance! Tour the Distillery and taste some of the finest spirits offered in the Northern Nevada region. For details, visit http://www.freyranch.com/event/frey-ranch-tastings-tours-4/

Last Tracks Wine & Beer Tasting: Justin Vineyards & Landmark Vineyards
Saturday, Feb. 27
4:10 p.m.
Snowflake Lodge — Diamond Peak Ski Resort
From Diamond Peak Ski Resort’s mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, attendess will enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines or craft brews paired with tasty appetizers. At the end of the event, guests can ski or ride down a freshly groomed run to the bottom. Last Tracks takes place every Saturdays – February through April. Event begins at 4:10 p.m. sharp, but you can pick up your Last Tracks ticket at 2 p.m. to get some runs in. For details, visit http://www.diamondpeak.com/tickets-specials/specials/last-tracks-wine-beer-tasting

Father – Daughter Day & Dance
Saturday, Feb. 27
11 a.m.
Delta Saloon — Virginia City
Dad’s this is for you. Make your daughter feel like a Victorian-era princess at the Father-Daughter Day & Dance in historic Virginia City. Packages include a breath-taking flower for your little girl, lunch, candy samples, and old-time photos together, along with the Father-Daughter Dance. It will be a day your daughter will always remember! For details, visit http://visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/father-daughter-day-dance.html

Green College Class – Mason Bees
Saturday, Feb. 27
11 a.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Sparks
Discover how to promote a variety of natural pollinating bees in your yard to increase production of fruits and vegetables. Discover what commercial growers are using to promote Mother Natures techniques. The cost of this course is free, but a donation of a can of food for the local food bank is appreciated. Call the Rail City Garden Center at 775-355-1551 to RSVP. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events/14964/mason-bees-for-pollination

Techniques 5 Class
Wednesday, Feb. 24
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
By now you’ve probably learned the Nothing to It! Culinary Center’s “Good Ingredients + Good Techniques = Good Food.” But, there’s more! This class will focus on how to build sauces and introduce you to new techniques that will help you create a perfect crème soup. Then, this class will focus on a technique you use time and time again, bunch-roasting. You’ll find a whole new way to roast chicken and vegetables. For dessert? You will master the basics of chocolate and create a one-of-a-kind treat. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3331

Soufflés Cooking Class
Thursday, Feb. 25
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Don’t be intimidated. Soufflés are very often regarded as a treat at a fancy restaurant, but no longer! Learn how simple they truly are to make. Create your very own “pièce de résistance”, the soufflé, and impress your family and friends. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3275

California Spirits Dinner at Plumpjack Café
Thursday, Feb. 25
6 p.m.
Plumpjack Café — Squaw Valley
Join PlumpJack Café for a delicious meal featuring iconic California fare paired with locally made spirits & cocktails! For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/california-spirits-dinner-plumpjack-cafe
Taste of Tuscany Cooking Class
Friday, Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
Live the sweet life, “la dolce vita!” with this taste of Tuscany class from Nothing to It! Culinary Center. Learn to prepare homemade pastas, sauces, become versed in a variety of Italian ingredients, and really get to know the various fine balsamic vinegars and olive oils. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3308

Artisan Bread Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 27
10 a.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center — Reno
There’s nothing quite like walking into the comforting smells of baked bread wafting from your kitchen. This hands-on class will cover the fundamentals of successful bread making, ingredients, mixing and shaping dough, and different baking techniques. Learn how to bake artisan bread loaves in the comfort of your own home.  For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3276

The Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed & Auction
Saturday, Feb. 27
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows — Reno
Support and celebrate 36 years of helping out kids and families in the community with the ultimate crab feed! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/492850224252400/

Guided Art Tour
Saturday, Feb. 27 
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Reno Beer Crawl
Saturday, Feb. 27
2 – 6 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
The fourth Saturday of every month is a Saturday to celebrate! Purchase a commemorative cup or glass and get drink specials at as many as 20 different locations.  It's an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno. For details, visit https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events/02-27-2016/reno-beer-crawl

Sunday Music Brunch
Sunday, Feb. 28 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Guided Art Tour
Sunday, Feb. 28 
1 – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/02/

Turley Wine Dinner at the Atlantis
Sunday, Feb. 28
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Atlantis Casino Resort — Reno
Stop by the Atlantis Steakhouse for a dinner featuring Turley Wine Cellars. Larry Turley founded Turley Wine Cellars in 1993 after leaving Frog’s Leap Winery, which he had co-founded in the early 1980’s. After more than 20 years of exploring his love of making Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, Larry has fostered a reputation as one of the finest producers of these varietals. The winery now makes 28 separate wines from 35 different vineyards, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. For details, visit www.atlantiscasino.com

Chef Davide Palluda Classes at arte italia
Feb. 28 – Mar. 1
6 – 8 p.m.
arte italia — Reno
Do you love Italian food? Learn to master the cuisine from the real deal, chef David Palluda of Carne, Italy. Palluda will guest-host culinary exhibition classes until March 1.  Seating for these exhibitions are a hot commodity, to say the least, so follow the link below to learn more of the Randomized Seat Selection process. For details, visit http://arteitaliausa.org/culinary-arts/future-classes.html

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