The Animal Foundation urgently needs people to foster adoptable dogs for one to six weeks. Summer is usually the busiest time of year, and their kennels are already almost full. Bringing a dog home frees up space, and it also helps dogs who have been at the shelter get rid of some of their stress, making them more adoptable when they return.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
This photo and costume exhibit explores the beauty, artistry, and extravagance of the legendary show, which arrived at the Tropicana in December 1959 from Paris. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
School's out for the summer and Red Rock Canyon is calling kids ages 6-8 and their families. Join a naturalist for a nine-part series that celebrates the Mojave Desert and invites families to learn together. Programs will include hands-on exploration with pictures, activities, and crafts. Learn about mammals, reptiles, plants, geology, weather, and more!
Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, the Springs Preserve’s newest traveling exhibit. From hedgehogs to scorpions to tarantulas to poison dart frogs, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. You'll get to meet a few live animals..
"Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin" will be on display at Nevada State College through July 6. It has photos of 26 Basque tree carvings (arborglyphs), text panels, contextual photographs, and streaming video. There will be a reception (noon to 1:00) and talk by Jean Earl (1:00 to 2:00) on June 20.
Named for the latitude of Sparks, 39 North Marketplace is more than a traditional farmers market. The family-friendly event takes a modern approach to a classic street fair, bring together local artisans and farmers each week. Includes cooking demos from local celebrity chefs. Thursdays from 4 to 9 through August 16, except for August 9.
Food Truck Friday will be held every Friday through September 28 in Reno's Idlewild Park. It features 35 rotating gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed drink vendors, Free to attend, with music, lots of grass to sit on, plenty of parking and a large playground with train rides for the kids.
Navy Week is held every year in about 15 cities. June 18-24 it will be the trun of Reno and Carson City, which will have 75-100 outreach events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations. Participants will include the Navy Parachute Team, Navy bands, Navy divers, submarine crews, hometown Sailors, and more.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the H2U MountainView Office in Las Vegas. It allows family, friends, caregivers and others to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to discuss coping skills.
Keep Memory Alive at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas hosts "Lunch & Learn" talks most Wednesdays from noon to 1:00. Most often they cover topics of interest to those serving as caregivers to people with dementia.
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.