February Online Calendar
Compiled by Megan Gibson

 

Groundhog Day
Feb. 2

Winter Wonderland
Feb. 2
6 – 9 p.m.
Atlantis Ballroom – Reno
Join the Nevada Diabetes Association for an evening of seasonal wine, craft beer, and spirits paired with gourmet bites from local restaurants. For details, visit http://diabetesnv.org/event/renotahoe-winter-wonderland/

Little Chefs Cooking Class
Feb. 2, 9, 16
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Community Recreation Center – Truckee
Children will learn to prepare and cook a variety of different foods ranging from classics such as turkey pot pie, pizza, pasta, and soup to more daring fare such as pumpkin squash risotto and veggie stir fry. For details, visit http://www.active.com/truckee-ca/cooking/classes/little-chefs-cooking-class-feb-2017?cmp=39-35-eventful_inc

Talbott Vineyards Mountain Table Dinner
Feb. 3
6 – 9 p.m.
Northstar Resort – Truckee
Enjoy this unique dining experience in Northstar’s iconic Zephyr Lodge with dinner featuring locally and regionally sustained produce and proteins, and wines from Talbott Winery. For details, visit http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/events/event-detail.aspx?year=2017&month=2&eventview=calendarview&eventName=Mountain-Table-Dinner-2-3 Small Farm Conference
Feb. 3, 4
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nugget Casino Resort – Sparks
Join this premier gathering of Nevada’s farmers and their supporters for two days of education, networking, and small farm wisdom. For details, visit http://nevadafarmconference.com

Sangria – “An Evening in Spain” Pop Up Dinner
Feb. 3, 4
6 – 9 p.m.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee
Enjoy this communal dining experience at the Stella restaurant and explore the flavors from different regions of Spain paired with wine specifically selected for the menu. For details, visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/eventcalendar/sangria-an-evening-in-spain-pop-up-dinner-2-3-17/

Eggs Benedict Workshop
Feb. 4
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Learn to perfect this all-time brunch favorite in your own kitchen! This class will teach you how to make your own English muffins, prepare the perfect Hollandaise, and conquer the poached egg. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3436

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Class
Feb. 4
4 – 6 p.m.
Mix Cupcakes – Reno
This class, designed for the beginner, will teach you how to outline, flood, and then decorate your cookies with royal icing. For details, visit https://www.mixcupcakeco.com/collections/classes

Blue Agave Social
Feb. 4
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
Experience Patrón tequilas and fine Mexican cuisine at Cantina Mexican Restaurant. For details, visit https://www.grandsierraresort.com/dining-and-lounges/blue-agave-social

Evening of Romance
Feb. 4
8 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno
Join the Reno Jazz Orchestra and the Note-Ables at this masquerade-themed evening of dancing, dessert, flowing champagne, and enchantment. For details, visit http://note-ables.org/special-events/eor/

Downtown Wine Walk
Feb. 4
1 – 5 p.m.
Carson City
Pick up a commemorative wine glass and stroll through downtown Carson City, sipping and shopping the afternoon away. For details, visit http://visitcarsoncity.com/event/wine-walk/2017-02-04/

Kids Valentine Gifts Workshop
Feb. 4
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef Culinary Center & Workshop – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

Winter Gardening Teacher Workshop
Feb. 4
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Explore indoor gardening techniques from hydroponics to vermicompost and receive cross-curricular ideas for your school garden, along with fantastic, standards-based lesson plans. For details, visit http://www.urgc.org/community-events

Big Game Sunday!
Feb. 5

Sunday Music Brunch
Feb. 5
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch featuring artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/48677/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=d5d23076-2696-4d4b-bbd1-e948299d18b0

Kids Cook!
Feb. 6
4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary School – Reno
Encourage children to flex their creative culinary muscles and develop skills and cooking habits to last a lifetime in this series of cooking classes. Students in grades 3 – 6 will practice a variety of cooking techniques while creating tasty dishes. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3510

Family Gardening
Feb. 7
9 – 11 a.m.
Urban Roots – Reno
Children ages 1 – 5 will engage in gardening-related activities with their families as they investigate animal tracks and create art pieces made from their own paw prints. For details, visit http://www.urgc.org/community-events

Gardening in Nevada: Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees
Feb. 7
6 – 8 p.m.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – Reno
Michael Janik, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension master gardener and volunteer certified arborist, will present the secrets to selecting and planting fruit trees and discuss fruit tree care, yearly maintenance, climate and soil considerations, and pest and disease management. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/horticulture-programs/gardening-in-nevada-bartley-ranch/

Indian Cooking Class
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Damonte Ranch High School – Reno
This four-session course offered by Truckee Meadows Community College will explore the 5,000 years of history of various groups and cultures who have influenced Indian cuisine. For details, visit https://truckee.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=23594&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=26&int_catalog_id=0

Techniques II Cooking Class
Feb. 8
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Learn the fundamentals of gourmet cooking in this “building-block”-style cooking class. Master culinary techniques including knife skills, blanching, beurre blanc sauce, and the art of making soufflés. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3454

Chocolate Workshop: Focus on Flavors
Feb. 8
7 – 9 p.m.
Sugar Love Chocolates – Reno
This interactive course will explore flavor profiles including herbal, floral, spice, and fruit, and their use in chocolates. Learn how to pair complimentary and contrasting flavors. For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-flavors-exploration-tickets-26947889864

Killer Slow Cooker Recipes
Feb. 9
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
There’s nothing as appetizing as coming home to a kitchen filled with aromas from a slow cooker that has been simmering all day. Learn the basics of slow cookery and enjoy tasty bites of slow-cooked recipes in this class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3511

Third Coast Dance Film Festival
Feb. 9
6 – 8 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Celebrate the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image with a screening series of short dance films. This year’s lineup includes films from the U.S., Argentina, Canada, Germany, and Italy. For details, visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/48677/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=5e952b23-1c71-44f3-a290-8ed40502ab39

Blue Tie Ball
Feb. 10
6 p.m.
Peppermill Resort Spa – Reno
Support the University of Nevada at this black-tie gala benefitting Wolf Pack student athletes. For details, visit http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/boosters/blue-tie-ball.html

Patagonia Grand Opening Celebration
Feb. 10
7 - 11 p.m.
Celebrate the grand opening of Patagonia's new downtown location! There will be a beer garden set up by IMBIB Custom Brews, cocktails by Verdi Local Distillery, food from Red Truck, and live music. All proceeds from a silent art auction will benefit Friends of Nevada Wilderness. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1848565882089444/

Two on Tap
Feb. 10
6 – 9 p.m.
Carson Valley Arts Council – Carson City
Relive an era when couples like Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in three different two-act shows, which have entertained tens of thousands worldwide. For details, visit http://www.cvartscouncil.com/event/two-on-tap/

Pasta is for Lovers Workshop
Feb. 10
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef Culinary Center & Workshop – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

Girls’ Night Out: Chocolates
Feb. 10
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Enjoy an evening out with the girls as you learn about chocolate, make a stunning dessert, and explore some beverages that pair well with this mysterious indulgence. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3437

“Bombay Spice” Pop Up Dinner
Feb. 10, 11
6 – 9 p.m.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee
Enjoy this communal dining experience at the Stella restaurant and explore the exotic flavors of India. For details, visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/eventcalendar/bombay-spice-pop-up-dinner-2-10-17/

Wild Game Care and Cooking Demo
Feb. 11
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Who said wild game tastes too gamey? Learn to tame the gaminess with tips and techniques to get your game from field to table and make meals you’re proud to serve your family and friends. Topics include game care, processing and storage, proper use of spices and marinades, and the differences in handling and preparing wild game vs. domestic meats. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3502

Couples: Love Bites
Feb. 11
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Dim the lights for a romantic evening for two at Nothing to It! Enjoy this enchanted evening cooking with your very own Valentine. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3438

Sunday Music Brunch
Feb. 12
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch featuring artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/48677/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=d2c58674-4efc-42d4-acf3-4939c0593661

Lunar New Year Festival
Feb. 12
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Nugget Casino Resort – Reno
Share and exchange cultures as the Chinese Association of Northern Nevada celebrates the Lunar New Year with professional dancers, Kung-Fu demonstrations, and cultural performances. For details, visit http://www.chinesenevada.org/2017-lunar-new-year.html Classix Four: Temptation
Feb. 12 –14
4 p.m.
Pioneer Center – Reno
Spend Valentine’s weekend enjoying Mozart’s Overture to Cosi fan tutte, a story of love, temptation, and jealousy. Soloist Conrad Tao will dazzle the audience with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 followed by Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/classix-four-temptation/

Valentine’s Day
Feb. 14

Wine Tasting: Bubbles
Feb. 14
4 – 6 p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop – Reno
Taste and compare three delightful sparkling wines, served with a double crème cheese. For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classesevent/

Couples: Love Bites
Feb. 14
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Dim the lights for a romantic evening for two at Nothing to It! Enjoy this enchanted evening cooking with your very own Valentine. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3438

Gardening in Nevada: Four Seasons of Interest
Feb. 14
6 – 8 p.m.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – Reno
Wendy Hanson Mazet, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension horticulturist and master gardener coordinator, will discuss bringing both texture and color into landscape by incorporating bulbs, perennials, and shrubs into your existing space. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/horticulture-programs/gardening-in-nevada-bartley-ranch/

Valentine’s Day Pop Up Dinner
Feb. 14
6 – 9 p.m.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee
Enjoy this communal dining experience at the Stella restaurant and celebrate your love in style with exquisite dinner courses. For details, visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/eventcalendar/valentines-day-pop-up-dinner-2-14-17/

Techniques III Cooking Class
Feb. 15
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Learn the fundamentals of gourmet cooking in this “building-block”-style cooking class. Discuss the importance of what, where, why, and how we eat the food we do, to help you cook more seasonally and maximize flavor. Techniques taught in this session include how to butterfly and truss meats. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3455

Paella Cooking Class
Feb. 16
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary School – Reno
Learn to make perfect, moist, succulent, and unforgettable paella filled with mouth-watering shellfish, juicy chicken, hearty sausage, and expertly cooked, saffron-laced rice, all paired with a fruity glass of sangria, too! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3513

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Feb. 16
7:30 p.m.
Listen to the rich tradition of chamber music and enjoy the range of expression, tonal spectrum, and conceptual unity as this phenomenal group redefines the sound of the classical wind quintet. For details, visit http://unr.edu/pas/

Barefoot Contessa: Cooking for Jeffery
Feb. 17
6 p.m.
Nothing to It! Culinary School – Reno
Ina Garten’s go-to recipes for her family include exceptional dishes for everyday and special occasions that have been perfected over the years. Join Nothing To It! and explore Ina’s 10th cookbook to learn new recipes to cook with confidence for the people you love. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3515

Artisan Bread Workshop
Feb. 18
9:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Imagine the smell of freshly baked bread wafting from your kitchen. This hands-on class covers the fundamentals of successful bread baking, including ingredient fundamentals, mixing and shaping dough, and different baking techniques. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3514

“Ode to Seafood” Pop Up Dinner
Feb. 18, 19
6 – 9 p.m.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee
Enjoy this communal dining experience at the Stella restaurant with seafood presented in ways that are not only creative and fun, but a delight to the taste buds. For details, visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/eventcalendar/ode-to-seafood-pop-up-dinner-2-18-17/

Sunday Music Brunch
Feb. 19
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch featuring artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/48677/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=6ad6194e-426d-49c7-8e9d-1ae5f487a996

Raclette Night
Feb. 19
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Wedge Cheese Shop – Reno
Indulge in this first ever Raclette dinner with melting Raclette cheese poured over potatoes, cured meats, and pickled vegetables. For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classesevent/

Wild Winter Weekend
Feb. 18 – 19
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Animal Ark – Reno
See the Ark animals in their winter coats and watch them play in their winter wonderland. For details, visit http://animalark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Calendar-2017-Final.pdf

Fall in Love Wedding Festival
Feb. 19
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Genoa Lakes Golf Club – Genoa
Meet more than 50 of the best wedding and event professionals from Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley, and the surrounding areas dedicated to making your special day a memorable and stress-free experience. For details, visit https://www.fallinlovefestival.com

Presidents’ Day
Feb. 20

Gardening in Nevada: Attracting Native Pollinators
Feb. 21
6 – 8 p.m.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – Reno
Pawl Hollis, owner of Rail City Garden Center, will teach gardeners the basics of identifying, attracting, and housing a diverse array of native pollinators in the garden and landscape. Learn about orchard mason bees, their unique homes, and how they and other native species can help with pollination and bountiful harvests in the home landscape. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/horticulture-programs/gardening-in-nevada-bartley-ranch/

Techniques IV Cooking Class
Feb. 22
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Learn the fundamentals of gourmet cooking in this “building-block”-style cooking class. Explore “fast-food” Italian and Mediterranean cuisines marrying ingredients and techniques in an elegant and simple fashion. Techniques include roasting and boning knife skills. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3456

Taste of Tuscany
Feb. 23
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
The rolling hills of Tuscany set the stage for a sweet life of Italian cuisine. Learn to prepare homemade pasta and sauces, become versed in Italian ingredients, and delve into the world of fine balsamic vinegars and varying olive oils as you experience the delicious flavors of Tuscany! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3520

Alpenglow Winter Film Series
Feb. 23
7 p.m.
Squaw Olympic Village Lodge – Truckee
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet the talented Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards as they share incredible stories of their adventures in the mountains. For details, visit https://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/alpenglow-winter-film-series

Raghavan Iyer: Flavors of India
Feb. 24
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
The cuisine of India is characterized by its distinctive blend of herbs and spices. Expand your everyday cooking repertoire by spending an evening with IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year Raghavan Iyer. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3521

Mason Valley Beekeepers’ Conference
Feb. 24 – 25
Catholic Center – Yerington
Meet Beekeepers from Northern Nevada communities managing bee colonies for honey production and the various benefits provided by their homes and communities. Learn how to enhance our reputation as a bee-friendly area and how to come together to increase our number of bee colonies in the area. For details, visit http://www.masonvalleybeekeepers.org/2017-beekeepers-conference.html

Basque Country Pop Up Dinner
Feb. 24, 25
6 – 9 p.m.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee
Enjoy this communal dining experience at the Stella restaurant and feast on Basque cuisine with the flavors of northern Spain and Truckee’s very own Basque historic past. For details, visit http://www.cedarhousesporthotel.com/eventcalendar/basque-country-pop-up-dinner-2-24-17/

Dirty Dancing
Feb. 24– 26
Pioneer Center – Reno
Watch this classic story unfold in a live theater sensation, featuring heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensual dancing. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/dirty-dancing/

Jack T. Reviglio Cioppino Feed & Auction
Feb. 25
4:30 – 10 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Donald W. Reynolds Facility
Celebrate 37 years of supporting children in our community with the ultimate crab feed. For details, visit http://www.bgctm.org/event2/jack-t-reviglio-cioppino-feed-auction-2/

Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, Baked
Feb. 25
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Take on the potato in all its forms, colors, shapes, and sizes, and bring it front and center in recipes that populate the taste buds. Join James Beard award-winner Raghavan Iyer and prepare deliciously satisfying recipes from his new cookbook, with the ubiquitous spud as the star. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3522

Reno Chamber Orchestra: Cultural Counterpoint
Feb. 25
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Nightingale Concert Hall – Reno
Multitalented virtuoso Carl Topilow and the world’s premier pipa virtuoso Wu Man will amaze with a stunning performance of light classical, swing, jazz, Broadway, Dixieland, and Klezmer music. For details, visit http://www.renochamberorchestra.org/concerts/

Sunday Music Brunch
Feb. 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch featuring artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit https://webformsrig01bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/48677/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=82ce0b25-3251-4369-87b9-184f05dcd29b

Gardening in Nevada: Be Ember Aware
Feb. 28
6 – 8 p.m.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – Reno
Ed Smith, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension natural resource specialist and Living With Fire Program coordinator, will discuss home and landscape features vulnerable to embers. Learn how to reduce your home’s wildfire threat with fire-safe landscape tips from an expert. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/horticulture-programs/gardening-in-nevada-bartley-ranch/ Mardi Gras
Feb. 28
6 – 10 p.m.
Reno Events Center – Reno
Enjoy the area’s finest Mardi Gras celebration with food, wine, spirits, silent auction, music, and more sponsored by the Reno Rotary Club. Proceeds will benefit many local programs helping educate and train youth in our community. For details, visit https://renorotary.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/RenoMardiGras2017/tabid/804191/Default.aspx Knife Skills Workshop
Feb. 28
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School – Reno
Knife skills are the foundation for success in the kitchen. This class gives in-depth practice at fundamental knife skills to take you to the next level. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3457

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