Public Service Events

Here’s what’s happening in our community!  If your non-profit organization has an event coming up, let us know with an email at least a week in advance, to



(Sun, Sep 24th) The JDRF One Walk/Reno happens at the Sparks Marina’s main parking area starting at 8:30am.  Info:

(Mon, Sep 25th) Sierra Arts Foundation presents workshops on silversmithing at 1995 Dickerson Rd. in Reno at 5p and 7pm.  Info:

(Sat, Sep 30th) Sierra Arts Foundation presents a workshop on the “wondrous world of wax” at the Academy, 1995 Dickerson Rd from 10a-1p. Info:

(Sat/Sun, Sep 30/Oct 1st) Sophisticats Cat Club presents a fund-raiser cat show at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center, 9a-4p, to benefit the Palamino Valley Pet Rescue.

(Mon, Oct 2nd) Nevada Kids Foundation presents their Junior Golf Tournament at Montreaux Golf Course.  Info:

(Fri, Oct 6th) “The Reflections of Tarantula Jones” opens at the Bruka Theatre in downtown Reno.  Info:

(Sat, Oct 14th) Reno-Sparks Walk to end Alzheimer’s at Sparks Marina 8am to 10am.  Proceeds go to 24-7 care.  Info:

(Sun, Oct 15th) Seniors in Service presents it’s 9th annual “Pirates, Pins & Pints” at 3pm at the Coconut Bowl in Sparks.  Info:

(Fri, Oct 20th) The Food Bank presents the “Imagine Ending Hunger Experience” at the Renaissance Hotel.  Info:

(Tue, Nov 14th) The Northern Nevada Shakespeare Animal Fund needs volunteers its 20th birthday celebration.  Info:

(Thu, Nov 16th) Donor Network West presents its annual “Spare A Life” family-friendly fundraiser at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno.  Info:

(TFN) Catholic Charities needs donations for their Thrift Stores. Drop off donations at 500 East 4th street and 190 East Glendale are open 8am to 4pm.  Info:

(TFN) Sparks Christian Fellowship has added evening hours for its food pantry at 510 Greenbrae Drive.  Tuesdays 6-7p & Wednesday 9a-noon.  Info:

(TFN) Washoe County Libraries present the Library Park Pass program to Nevada State Parks. Info:  or

(TFN) You can check the air quality in your neighborhood at a new website.  Just type in your zip code at

(TFN) Covid Vaccination info: Immunize Nevada has a list of pharmacies and other locations giving free shots, near you.  Info: OR

(TFN) Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is presenting the app-based GET Outdoors program for students in grades 6-12.  Info:

(TFN) Vitalant needs blood donations. Get info to make an appointment at

(TFN) Northern Nevada’s Children’s Cabinet serves families in Reno, Carson City and Elko. They are in need of donations.  Info:

(TFN) The Food Bank of Northern Nevada needs help serving the local community.  You can now donate via text message: text “FEED NV” and a donation amount to 50155

(TFN) Washoe County REMSA has set up a “Community Triage Line”.  It has information about getting vaccines and more.  24-7 you can call 328-2427.

(TFN) If you have recovered from Covid 19 researchers at Renown Health and the UNR School of Medicine would like to talk to you.  Also, they can assist you if you want to donate plasma.  Info:  Call 982-3646 or visit