September Calendar

Compiled by Stina Fausone

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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook–Off Event
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5
Times vary with individual events
Victorian Square — Sparks
Hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort, the 28th annual rib cook-off event transforms the Labor Day holiday into a cooking, music, craft, and fun family affair.  Enjoy ribs from more than 23 of the best cookers from across the world! Shuttles, admission and live entertainment are free this weekend. For details, visit http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/

National Cherry Popover Day
Thursday, Sept. 1

Garlic Selection Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 1
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Sip, Savor & Support MS
Thursday, Sept. 1
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa — Reno
Savor, sample, and learn the art of pairing with a demonstration of Dorinda’s Chocolates. Enjoy a hosted wine bar, craft beer tasting station, appetizers, a carving station, and a no host bar with an MS Society specialty cocktail. There will also be a silent auction and entertainment from Magician Justin Impossible. For details, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/CAL/Fundraising-Events/Sip,-Savor-Support-MS!

Cheese + Wine Pairing
Thursday, Sept. 1
6 p.m.
The Pink House — Genoa
Enjoy an evening outside tasting six wine and cheese combinations. The Pink House’s resident cheesemonger and a guest wine expert will be there to answer any questions and discuss each pairing. For details, vall 775-392-4279.

Dining for Schools Cards On Sale
Thursday, Sept. 1
Times vary with individual events
Downtown — North Lake Tahoe
If you enjoy eating out in North Lake Tahoe then it’s time for you to do your part and dine for 50% off at more than 40 North Tahoe and Truckee restaurants to help raise money to support Tahoe Truckee schools. Simply purchase a Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Dining for Schools Card starting September 1! The cost is $50. This cost covers the bearer to 50% off any individual dinner entrée at participating restaurants from Sept. 25 – Dec. 15. For details, visit http://www.exined.org/

First Thursday Art, Music, & Food Event
Thursday, Sept. 1
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Dance, drink, and indulge at this Nevada Museum of Art event! Every first Thursday of the month enjoy local music and great food. For details, visit https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/09/

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Clinics
Thursday, Sept. 1
1 – 3 p.m.
Downtown Reno Library — Reno
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be hosting SNAP outreach clinics to assist low-income families and individuals in applying for SNAP benefits. First come first served. For details, visit https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/

A Male Revue at 5Star Saloon
Sept. 1 – 2
8:30 p.m.
Five Star Saloon — Reno
This charity show benefits On Common Ground (OCG), a local 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to bringing a sliding-scale grocery market and community center to the heart of downtown Reno.  OCG's mission is to provide the people of Downtown Reno with nutritious food; education and tools; to create a vibrant neighborhood center; and to help every adult and child meet his or her potential. Purchase tickets now from Five Star Saloon bartenders or via the Eventbrite ticket link at 5StarSaloon.com. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Limited VIP tickets available for seats up close and personal with the dancers plus an 8 p.m. pre-show Meet & Greet, $50. For details, visit http://5starsaloon.net/

International Bacon Day
Friday, Sept. 2

Flashback Friday Museum Day
Friday, Sept. 2
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All Virginia City Museums — Virginia City
This is your last chance to experience all the history that is Virginia City for free! Learn what the Comstock was really like, tour the spooky houses and great museums, get a map, and get started! For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/02/2043/-/flashback-friday-museum-day.html

Music on the Beach: Achilles Wheel
Friday, Sept. 2
6 – 9 p.m.
Kings Beach Recreation Area — Kings Beach
Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, soda, and food will be available for purchase. For details, visit
http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/music-on-the-beach/

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Sept. 2
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow Event
Sept. 2 – 4
Times vary with individual events
Hungry Valley — Gorman, Calif.
This FREE, family-friendly, annual event is held over Labor Day weekend and features some of the best Native American dancers, singers, and drummers in the country. More than 25 vendors sell traditional native foods and stunning handcrafted silverwork, beadwork, baskets, and other American Indian art. For details, visit http://www.rsic.org/

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair
Sept. 2 – 5
Times vary with individual events
Churchill County Fairgrounds — Fallon
Support local Nevada businesses, celebrate our budding agricultural, past and present, and watch as the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival showcases the talent of farmers, ranchers, and supporters alike! For details, visit http://www.falloncantaloupefestival.com/

Carson City Wine Walk
Saturday, Sept. 3
1 – 5 p.m.
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/

Foam Fest Brewer’s Event
Saturday, Sept. 3
2 – 6 p.m.
KT Base Bar — Olympic Valley
Join in the fun at the KT Base Bar’s outdoor sun deck with unlimited tastings from more than 40 craft breweries with purchase of a ticket to the 27th Annual Foam Fest! There will also be amazing live music from The Mother Hips, Jenni Charles, and Jesse Dunn with all proceeds benefiting Achieve Tahoe. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/27th-annual-foam-fest

Guided Art Tours
Sept. 3 – 29
Times vary with individual days 
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, 
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Sunday Music Brunch: Miki Rae
Sunday, Sept. 4
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/2016/09/

Alpine Wine Fest Event
Sunday, Sept. 4
2 – 5 p.m.
The Village at Squaw — Olympic Valley
The 28th annual Alpen Wine Fest brings wine tasting, live music, a silent auction and raffle right to your feet. Entry into the event is a donation to Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis. With the donation, attendees receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from more than 40 vineyards! For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/28th-annual-alpen-wine-fest

Farm-to-Table Dinners
Sunday, Sept. 4
6 p.m.
KT Base Bar — Olympic Valley
Delicious and sustainably sourced food right to your plate, is this real? Yes, you’re not dreaming! Executive Chef Tiffany Swan partners with Tahoe Food Hub to bring a unique three-course meal, all prepared from the MTN ROOTS food truck. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/farm-table-dinners

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day Parade
Monday, Sept. 5
Noon – 2 p.m.
Downtown — Virginia City
Celebrate the American labor movement and the grand achievements the people made at the Virginia City Labor Day Parade! For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/05/2066/-/labor-day-parade.html

Pressure Canning Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 6
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

National Salami Day
Wednesday, Sept. 7

Speaker Series – Herb Gardening and Edible Flowers
Wednesday, Sept. 7
5 – 6 p.m.
Northwest Reno Library — Reno
Whitney Lauren will share her knowledge of growing herbs and comestible plants. Comestible, or edible, flowers not only add a nuance of flavor but help create a beautiful presentation that you bring to the table. For details, visit https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Sept. 7
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

National Salami Day Mini Class
Wednesday, Sept. 7
5:30 – 6 p.m.
Wedge a Cheese Shop — Reno
Enjoy a variety of styles of salami in Wedge’s homage to cure meat. As you taste, relish in a wonderful pairing of some local craft brews. Bella vita! For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classes/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Sept. 7
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Educator Evenings
Wednesday, Sept. 7
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). This event 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/2016/08/

Freezing, Drying & Storing Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 8
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Barefoot in Paris Cooking Class
Thursday, Sept. 8
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
There’s nothing quite as romantic as a home cooked, French meal. Join in the fun at Nothing to It! Culinary Center as Ina Garten’s “Barefoot in Paris” translates native French dishes into dishes you can make at home with ease. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3398

Hunger Action Day
Thursday, Sept. 8
Wear orange to raise awareness. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada will hold a Behind the Scenes Tour and an Open House with a barbeque. For details, visit http://www.Fbnn.org

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Sept. 9
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Guitar Wings VS. Chicken Wings
Friday, Sept. 9
5 – 9:30 p.m.
The Village at Squaw — Olympic Valley 
It’s time for the battle! Six restaurants and five bands will go head-to-head in the Village at Squaw to raise money for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). You won’t want to miss this tasty battle. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/guitar-strings-vs-chicken-wings

Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors
Friday, Sept. 9
1 – 3 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
A guided tour, studio art class, and light refreshments are offered 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/2016/09/

Orin Swift Winemaker’s Dinner at PlumpJack Café
Friday, Sept. 9
6 p.m.
PlumpJack Café — Olympic Valley
Celebrate all that is wine this fall with PlumpJack Café today. Enjoy a four-course meal with paired Orin Swift wines. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/orin-swift-winemakers-dinner-plumpjack-cafe

Lake Tahoe Autumn Wine & Food Festival
Sept. 9 – 11
Times vary with individual events
Northstar California Resort — Truckee
It’s time to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Lake Tahoe's most prestigious food, wine, spirit, and brew festival in the outdoor oaisis of Northstar California Resort. Get ready to enjoy farm to table dinners, celebrity chefs, hands-on cooking demos, food, wine, beer and spirits pairings, trailside hikes and tastings, unique seminars, a mixology series, and the ultimate finale, the Sunday Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting. Autumn Food and Wine was voted one of the top 10 food festivals in the country by USA Today! For details, visit https://www.gotahoenorth.com/event/lake-tahoe-autumn-food-and-wine-festival/2016-09-09/

The Great Reno Balloon Races Event
Sept. 9 – 11
Times vary with individual events
San Rafael Park — Reno
The 35th annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts more than 100 balloons that are full of special shapes, sayings, and colors. This is one of Reno's most colorful, spectacular, and premiere events. For details, visit https://renoballoon.com/

International Ostrich Races Event
Sept. 9 – 11
Noon – 3 p.m.
Downtown — Virginia City
In its 57th year, the International Ostrich Races are back and bigger than ever! It all started with a tall tale from a newspaperman, and now we’re celebrating a time-honored tradition in downtown Virginia City. Each day races begin at High Noon – don’t miss the action! For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/09/2068/-/57th-international-camel-a-ostrich-races-.html

Hands ON! Second Saturdays Art Event
Saturday, Sept. 10
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/2016/09/

Tractors & Truffles Farm-to-Table Events
Saturday, Sept. 10
5 p.m.
Oaks Park Outdoor Arts Center Courtyard — Fallon
Prepared by celebrated chefs with the freshest, locally grown ingredients, followed by a performance in the beautiful Barkley Theater, the 7th annual Tractors & Truffles event feature local Slanted Porch Restaurant owner and chef, Steve Hernandez, and chef and ice sculptor Mark Davis, chef director of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, San Francisco.Throughout the day attendees can tour local farms, taste beer (and a special cantaloupe cocktail made especially for this day) as they listen to music by the Leftover Cuties. Finish off the day with a hand crafted dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs! For details, visit http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/tractorsandtruffles/

Knife Sharpening Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 10
10:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Become a true chef in this class. Knife skills are the most important skill in the kitchen and mastering your knives will send your cooking game through the roof! Knife skills will make your cooking more enjoyable, and your guests are sure to notice! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3396

National 9/11 Remembrance Day
Sunday. Sept. 11

Tour de Tahoe: Bike Big Blue Climb
Sunday, Sept. 11
Times vary with individual heats
Stateline — Lake Tahoe
The annual ride provides an opportunity to cycle around 72 miles of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline, including an 800-foot climb overlooking picturesque Emerald Bay, and an 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction. The scenery is stunning and the event offers great food and participant support stations. Not recommended for beginners! For details, visit http://www.bikethewest.com/tour-de-tahoe/

Sunday Music Brunch: Carolyn Dolan
Sunday, Sept. 11
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/2016/09/

National Peanut Day
Tuesday, Sept. 13

Beginners Cooking Class *FREE*
Tuesday, Sept. 13
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn how to cook, this beginner’s cooking class from Nothing to It! will set you up for true success, and it’s FREE! Start feeling confident in the kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3348

Hops: The Art of Fermentation Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 13
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Locations vary with individual events
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Herds and Harvest Program is offering “Hops: The Art of Fermentation,” Sept. 13 in Reno, Sept. 14 in Elko and Sept. 16 in Las Vegas. This workshop will cover hops selection, growing specifications, budgets and brewing. As a Herds and Harvest class, the workshop is meant to help beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone interested in growing or brewing hops to develop agricultural entrepreneurship, implement sustainable agricultural marketing strategies and improve profitability. For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reno-hops-workshop-tickets-26523005022

Fruit Tree Selection & Storage Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 13
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Sept. 14
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Sept. 14
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/ 

Nature Walk
4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
South Valleys Library — Reno
Join us as we explore nature in our own backyard at South Valleys Library. We’ll learn about what lives and grows nearby, enjoy a short nature walk and talk about what we find in the great outdoors. Bring a curious mind, hats and sunglasses! Geared for ages 4 – 12. For details, visit https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/

Historic Emigrant Trail Trek Hike
Sept. 14 – 15
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort — Hope Valley
Experience history first hand as you hike the same trails as the first emigrants in the Carson Valley. These seemingly impossible paths will not only give you insight into the struggle and courage of our founders, but will open your eyes to the beauty that is the Sierra Nevadas and Carson Valley. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar

National Championship Air Races
Sept. 14 – 18
Times vary with individual events
Stead Airport — Stead
Don’t miss this year’s National Championship Air Races! One of the only events left of its kind, this year’s Air Races are sure to entertain. Watch trained professionals perform incredible acrobatics in the skies, check out some old planes, and leave in awe at the raw, aerial talent. For details, visit http://airrace.org/about-us/

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Clinics
Thursday, Sept. 15
1 – 3 p.m.
Downtown Reno Library — Reno
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be hosting SNAP outreach clinics to assist low-income families and individuals in applying for SNAP benefits. First come first served. For details, visit https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/

Sushi Cooking Class
Thursday, Sept. 15
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Don’t leave all the fun to the sushi chefs! It’s time to get your hands dirty and make beautiful sushi creations of your very own. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3395

What are the Tribes Doing with Hoop Houses? Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 15
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Farm Truck Food Fair
Thursday, Sept. 15
4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop — Truckee
Join the Tahoe Food Hub for Farm Truck Food Fair and your support will be helping to build a local food system for North Lake Tahoe. It’s a food court of food trucks serving local farm food dishing up the local tastes of the community! For details, visit http://www.tahoefoodhub.org/event/farm-truck-food-fair/

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Sept. 16
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Full Moon Dinner
Friday, Sept. 16
6 p.m.
The Pink House — Genoa
Don’t miss the last Full Moon Dinner of the year. You can enjoy this family-style affair with friends, indulge in food and drink, and savor the outdoors before fall and cool weather. This month’s menu is surf and turf. For details, call 775-392-4279.

Pop-up Dinner with Chef Clint Jolly
Friday, Sept. 16
6 p.m.
Park Prime Steakhouse inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe — Stateline
Perfectly pairing regional wines with local flavors, this Pop–Up Dinner presented by renowned chef, Clint Jolly, celebrates the distinctive rewards of the Sierra Nevada. Experience the refinement of the Park Prime Steakhouse as your taste buds enjoy an extraordinary farm-to-table dining experience to get you ready for the big show, Sample the Sierra on Saturday. For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sample-the-sierra-pop-up-dinner-tickets-26713914036

National Apple Dumpling Day
Saturday, Sept. 17

Sample the Sierra Foodie Event
Saturday, Sept. 17
Noon – 5 p.m.
Bijou Community Park — South Lake Tahoe
Sample the Sierra highlights the talent of the Sierra Nevada through food, wine, beer, spirits, produce, and art. Sample the Sierra brings together local chefs and restaurants with neighboring growers and producers to create mouthwatering samples for you to taste. Pair them with the appropriate craft beer or wine, shop for locally made crafts at the Festival Marketplace, dance to live entertainment, and catch the signature chefs competition, the Sierra Chefs Challenge! For details, visit http://www.samplethesierra.com/

Persian Appetizers and Desserts Class
Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church — Reno
Transform dinner into an exotic adventure with handcrafted Persian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern appetizers. Learn how to make rainbow hummus, decorative yogurt dips and stuffed grape leaves. Then complete your dinner with simple, delicious Persian sweets and desserts. $25 materials fee. For details, visit https://truckee.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=23087&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=26&int_catalog_id=0

Reno Wine Walk
Saturday, Sept. 17
2 – 5 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
Join in the fun every third Saturday of the month when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. For details, visit 
http://renoriver.org/features/wine-walk/

Art & Soul Art Walk 
Saturday, Sept. 17 
1 - 6 p.m. 
Downtown - Truckee 
It's time for the annual Art & Soul Art Walk in Downtown Truckee! Enjoy live music, delicious craft brews, and awesome local food tastings. Support local artists and enjoy your community at its finest. For detail, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-soul-artwalk-tickets-25553914446

Victorian Steampunk Ball & Parade
Saturday, Sept. 17
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Piper’s Opera House — Virginia City
This year’s theme: Under the Sea, the Victorian Steampunk Ball & Parade is a fun and kooky event you won’t want to miss! Dress in you favorite themed garb and hang out with the other fishies. For details, visit http://highdesertsteam.com/

Reno Pokémon Go! Crawl
Saturday, Sept. 17
8 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Downtown — Reno
Crawl Reno is hard at work incorporating all of the elements of the game into a bar crawl to satisfy your Pokémon obsessions! At least 10 bars will have all Pokéstops and Gyms clearly marked, there are three teams, Red, Yellow, and Blue, and will be represented by your cup. There will be live music, drink specials, and a chance to party in the Crawl Capital! For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-reno-pokemon-go-crawl-choose-your-team-color-tickets-26550615606

Sauerkraut & Fermenting Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Home fermenting is gaining a huge following and so much popularity; it’s your turn to see what all the hype is about! This timeless process will teach you the hands-on approach of pickling and fermenting your favorite foods and drinks at home. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3409 

Kimchi Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 17
2 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
For those of you that have always wanted to learn the modern-day approach to making your very own kimchi, this class is it! Make true, fermented kimchi, not the overloaded, sugar-filled kimchi you find at conventional supermarkets. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3410

Tahoe Sierra Century
Saturday, Sept. 17
7 a.m.
Dust off those wheels and ride the Tahoe Sierra Century while you experience challenging hill climbs and spectacular views along Lake Tahoe and over the summit of the Sierra Mountains. Choose 30, 60, or 100-mile routes to match your abilities and interests. Let the families of the North Tahoe Middle and High School band programs host you to great food, friendly support, and award-winning music. Race starts in the Village Events Plaza! For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/tahoe-sierra-century

Great Sierra River Clean–up Day
Saturday, Sept. 17
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort — Hope Valley
Take and stand for your community! Show your love and care for the landscape today with Sorensen’s. For details, visit http://www.sierranevada.ca.gov/our-work/rivercleanup

Planting Garlic and Fall Vegetables
Saturday, Sept. 17
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Reno
It's getting to be that time of year to start thinking about fall planting! Learn about planting garlic and fall vegetables to make the most out of your garden. Cost is free, but a donation to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is appreciated. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events/17616/9-17-planting-garlic-and-fall-vegetables

The Way It Was Rodeo Event
Sept. 17 – 18
Noon – 4 p.m.
Virginia City 
Saddle up, pony up, cowboy up, what ever it is that you have to do to get ready for this rodeo, do it! This isn’t just your ordinary rodeo; Flying U Rodeo, headed by rodeo legend Cotton Rosser, is bringing a weekend of old school bronco riding, trick roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin,’ and so much more. For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/17/2071/-/the-way-it-was-rodeo.html

National Cheeseburger Day
Sunday, Sept. 18

Sunday Music Brunch: Miki Rae
Sunday, Sept. 18
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/2016/09/

Cheese & Beer Class
Monday, Sept. 19
6 – 8 p.m.
Wedge a Cheese Shop — Reno
Learn the basics of what it means to pair beer and cheese, it can be done! Five cheese, five beers, loads of crackers and accompaniments, all for the love of food. Beer Expert, Jason Davis and Certified Cheese Professional Laura Conrow, will teach the class! For details, visit http://wedgecheeseshop.com/classes/

Kid’s Cook! Class
Tuesday, Sept. 20
4:45 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
This class offered by Nothing to It! asks children grades 3 – 6 to come and flex their culinary muscles! With school in full swing, this class is a welcomed distraction and added learning experience! Students will practice a wide variety of culinary skills as well as create their very own tasty dishes. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3412

Preemptive Pest Control Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 20
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Economic Development Conference
Sept. 20 – 22
Times vary with individual workshops and discussions
Joe Crowley Student Union — University of Nevada, Reno
Attendees will include economic developers, elected and appointed officials, business owners, utilities, banks, educators, manufacturers, the mining industry, transportation representatives, agribusiness, and anyone interested in connecting with Nevada’s economic development network! For details, visit http://wndd.org/building-a-stronger-nevada-conference-september-20-thru-22-2016/

International Peace Day
Wednesday, Sept. 21

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Sept. 21
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Cheese Making Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 21
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Cheese lovers, here us out! Now you can make delicious, soft cheeses at home! Wow your entertainment when you explain to them that you made the delectable cheese their eating from scratch. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3399

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Sept. 21
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Street Vibrations Fall Rally, Reno
Sept. 21 – 25
Times vary with individual events
Downtown — Reno
It's the last great motorcycle rally of the season and it's in downtown Reno! Everyone knows that the Biggest Little City offers matchless entertainment, but this event takes it to a new level. There's live entertainment on six outdoor stages, an fantastic array of vendor booths, poker runs, scavenger hunts, major concerts, and a fireworks display in downtown Reno! For details, visit http://roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php

Cover Crops Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 22
6 – 8 p.m.
Locations vary on workshops
Learn about the sustainable, local, healthy living practices of growing and preserving your own food. Attend one (or all eight!) program classes offered live in Reno and via videoconference to Cooperative Extension offices statewide. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

Taste of Morocco Class
Thursday, Sept. 22
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Moroccan cuisine is an eclectic mix of African, Arabian, and European influences that results in some of the most incredible and exotic food in the world. Enjoy the rich and hearty flavor of a true Moroccan stew in this class and how to properly use a variety of spices to bring out its full flavor. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3401

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Sept. 23
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Taste of Tuscany Class
Friday, Sept. 23
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Here’s your chance to cook like a true Tuscan. The rich and fertile landscape of Tuscany breeds rich spices, fresh vegetables, and unforgettable dishes. Learn how to use oil, vinegar, and spices like the people of Tuscany in this course! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3366

Persian Appetizers and Desserts Class
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church — Reno
Transform dinner into an exotic adventure with handcrafted Persian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern appetizers. Learn how to make rainbow hummus, decorative yogurt dips and stuffed grape leaves. Then complete your dinner with simple, delicious Persian sweets and desserts. $25 materials fee. For details, visit https://truckee.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=23087&int_category_id=1&int_sub_category_id=26&int_catalog_id=0

Hoop Houses Large and Small
Saturday, Sept. 24
11 a.m. – noon
Constructing simple cold weather protection for your fruits and veggies can easily extend the growing season. Large and small sized Hoop Houses will be covered. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events

Oktoberfest Beer Event
Saturday, Sept. 24
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley — Olympic Valley
This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, and more. Don’t miss out on the famous Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun! For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/oktoberfest

The Lantern Fest 
Saturday, Sept. 24
3 – 9 p.m.
Fernley 95A Speedway — Fernley
At The Lantern Fest, thousands of partygoers join together armed with lanterns for one exceptional spectacle. Historically lanterns were used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather, or to celebrate the life of a loved one, just to name a few! In the afternoon, there will be music, dancing, s’mores, and snacks provided by local vendors. When the time is just right, the sky will come alive with your highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams as you let your candle float away into the night. For details, visit http://www.thelanternfest.com/location/reno-fall/#244

Oktoberfest Festival by Reno Rotary
Saturday, Sept. 24
3 – 7 p.m.
Wolf Run Golf Course — Reno
This September, the Reno South Rotary will host its third annual Oktoberfest celebration offering beer, wine, Bavarian food, live music, and silent auctions to support the club’s Most Improved Student Program which benefits high school students at all nineteen Washoe County high schools, as well as private high schools. For details, visit http://eventful.com/reno/events/reno-south-rotary-2nd-annual-oktoberfest-/E0-001-095976765-5

Build Your Own Scarecrow
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rail City Garden Center — Reno
Come build your own creepy or funny friend for the fall season. Fun for the whole family! We'll see you September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cost is $15 per scarecrow. For details, visit http://railcitygardencenter.com/events

Nevada Grown Class
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Celebrate the local food movement in true fashion as you cook from the new Nevada Grown cookbook! Explore the Nevada harvest and the wonderful fruits and veggies yielded from it. Meet local growers, ranchers, and more as you learn about your local food options. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3400

Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire
Sept. 24 – 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has earned a reputation for quality artists and crafters! More than 300 vendors are selected for their quality products and unique wares to participate in this lovely event. There's not only great craft shopping, but delicious homemade candy and food as well. The Candy Dance tradition started in 1919 when the community's women sold homemade candy and served midnight supper during a dance at the Town Hall, raising funds for the purchase and maintenance of Genoa's streetlights. Ninety-four years later  and it's still going strong! For details, visit http://www.genoanevada.org/candydancefaire.htm

Sunday Music Brunch: The Socks
Sunday, Sept. 25
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/2016/09/

Chef Luca Zecchin Workshop
Sept. 25 – 27
6 – 8:30 p.m.
arte italia — Reno
Chef Luca Zecchin carries on the Michelin-starred Guido da Costigliole's noted "slow food" approach, using plants, seeds, and livestock characteristics of the Piemontese region, and highlights local ingredients, such as truffles, to maximum effect and taste! For details, visit http://www.arteitaliausa.org/culinary-arts/italian-chefs/ChefLucaZecchin.html

Oktoberfest – Germany
Saturday, Sept. 27

Reno Beer Crawl
Saturday, Sept. 27 
2 – 6 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will most likely enter the exciting world of the Reno Beer Crawl, it’s hard to miss! Purchase a celebratory cup or glass and get drink specials at more than 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 
http://renobeercrawl.com/

Teens Cook! Class
Tuesday, Sept. 27
4:15 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
This class will teach your teens how to get creative in the kitchen. Instill a love of food and locally grown ingredients in your child. Watch as they develop new skills, cooking habits, and more that they can take with them onto their next chapter. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3419

Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Sept. 27 – 28
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Downtown — Virginia City
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal, and motorcycles! Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows, and much, much more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts. This event is so big that it has to hit several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned at Reno, historic Virginia City, and Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson Dealership. For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/09/24/2074/-/street-vibrations-fall-rally.html

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Sept. 28
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit 
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Family Night – Artisan Pizza Class
Friday, Sept. 30
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School — Reno
Bring the whole family together tonight for a special treat! There is only one goal for this class; can your family learn to pull the pizza out of your very own oven as a team? We shall see! Learn how to create homemade doughs, spice up the ingredients and toppings, and just enjoy each other’s company. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3422

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Sept. 30
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

World Cowboy Fast Draw Championships
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
Times vary with individual events
Churchill County Fairgrounds — Fallon
Fast draw enthusiasts worldwide compete with single action revolvers, similar to those used in the Old West! It is a timed sport using single action .45 – caliber (western style six shooters) with wax bullets that travel 650 feet per second.   Contestants must dress in Western-Style clothing and utilize pre-1900s style holsters. For details, visit http://www.cowboyfastdraw.com/

Conservation Biological Control Short Course Workshop
Friday, Sept. 30
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WNC Carson City Campus — Carson City
Participants will receive Xerces Society's Conservation Biological Control Toolkit, which includes the book, “Farming with Native Beneficial Insects.” In response to growing interest in promoting beneficial insects for pest control on farms, the Xerces Society has developed the Conservation Biological Control Short Course, a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems. For details, visit http://www.wnc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Flyer-Xerces-workshop-Sept-2016-WEB.pdf

 

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