Newcomers and Neighbors Club 

of Northern Nevada


Community Events for May 2021

Although major community events have been canceled or postponed due to Covid-19, some activities are at hand. Check ahead for restrictions and regulations. Events may change or be canceled at any time.

1.     Through May, 2021
a.     Sparks Heritage Museum: 820 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 775-355-1144
                                          i.     Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm:
                                        ii.     Online lecture series & Hobo Heritage displays
                                       iii.     $5 entry, $4 seniors/students, under 12 free
                                       iv.     Information: sparksmuseum.org
b.     Sierra Arts Foundation: 17 S. Virginia St., Reno, 775-329-2728
                                          i.     Wednesday-Friday, 10am-2pm; Saturday, 12pm-4pm
                                         ii.     Printmaking by Kathleen Case
                                       iii.     Photographs by Dean Burton
                                       iv.     Information: Info@sierra-artsarts.org
c.      Nevada Museum of Art 160 W. Liberty St., Reno  775-329-3333
                                          i.     Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm: Information: art@nevadaart.org
                                         ii.     For COVID safety, reserve tickets in advance @ nevadaart.org

                                       iii.     May Through August, 2021: exhibit Shifting Sands

1.     Artworks & archival objects gifted to NV Museum of Art

                                       iv.     May Through October, 2021: exhibit Stone Poem #4

1.     Painting by Harry Forseca

                                         v.     May Through November, 2021: exhibit My Land, My Dreaming

1.     Artwork by Aboriginal Australian contemporary artists

2.     May 1, Saturday:

a.     Reno Phil, 925 Riverside Dr., St.3, Reno

                                          i.     Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Final Bow

b.     ALS Car Parade (in lieu of annual Walk-to-Defeat-ALS),11am-1pm,

                                          i.     Register your car @alsa.org/renowalk

                                        ii.     All proceeds raised are for residents of NV living with ALS

c.      Murder at the House of Dolls, Virginia City, 7pm

d.     Event repeats May 2,7,8,9,14,15,17

1.     John Piper’s Opera House hosts murder production

a.     12 B Street, Virginia City

2.     Purchase tickets through Eventbrite, $20

3.     May 3, 5, 10,12,17,19,24,26, 6pm-8pm, $15 per class

a.     Washoe County Cooperative Extension, 4955 Energy Way, Reno

b.     www.growyourownnevada.com; register in advance online

c.      May 3: Warm-season Vegetable Gardening

d.     May 5: Gardening inn Nevada’s Soils

e.     May 10: Know Nevada Insects: Decomposer & Pests

f.      May 12: Know Nevada Insects: Pollinators & Beneficials

g.     May 17: Tomatoes 101

h.     May 19: Composting Made Easy

i.       May 24: Preserving the Harvest: Hot-water Canning

j.       May 26: Seed Saving

4.     May 5, Wednesday, 4pm-5pm

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Virtual Educator Evenings

1.     Reserve tickets in advance @nevadaart.org

5.     May 6, Thursday

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Virtual Art Discussion on Shifting Horizons, 4pm-5pm

1.     Exhibit led by docents on ZOOM

2.     Register in advance @nevadaart.org.

                                        ii.     Virtual 1st Thursday, 6pm-7pm

1.     So’ Sol music and interviews

2.     Register in advance @nevadaart.org

6.     May 11, Tuesday, 6pm-7:30pm
a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333
                                          i.     Turning Pages, monthly reading group
1.     North & South, by Margaret Hale

2.     Register in advance @nevadaart.org


7.    
May 13, Thursday, 4pm-5pm

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Victorian Radicals & the Cult of Beauty, Melissa Leventon

1.     $12; free to members

2.     ZOOM registration in advance: christian.davies@nevadart.org

8.     May 14, Friday, 1pm-2:30pm

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Virtual Workshop & Social for Seniors

1.     $10 general art fee/ free for members

2.     Register in advance @nevadaart.org

9.     May 20, Thursday, 4pm-5pm

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Virtual Art Discussion on Rose B. Simpson: Having a Voice

1.     ZOOM registration in advance @nevadaart.org

10.  May 21, Friday, 7:30pm-9:30pm

a.     Comedy Night

                                          i.     Piper’s Opera House, 12 B Street, Virginia City

                                         ii.     $15

11.  May 22, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm

a.     Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno, 775-329-3333

                                          i.     Exhibit: Exploring the Way Forward

1.     Contemporary Antarctic art, Register in advance @nevadaart.org

b.     Chili on the Comstock Weekend, Virginia City

                                          i.     Up & Down Main Street, sample chili & stroll

12.  May 29, Saturday, 10:30am

a.     Celebrate Hero’s Parade, down Main Street

b.     Country Dancing, late afternoon & evening

c.      Check their city webpage for updates: visitvirginiacitynv.com

COMING in June:

13.  Art Town activities@ Rancho San Rafael Park, to be announced.

a.     They will have outdoor, socially distanced performances; bring your chair and blanket


14. 
June 5, Monday, Reno Phil, Disney in Concert


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Sparks, NV 89435-0044
Hotline: 775-881-2040

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