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



(Thru Mon, July 15th) Undergraduates at UNR present the 3rd Annual “Kids Helping Kids Backpack Drive”. Collection sites for donated backpacks & school supplies are located at Toys’n More, Five Star Athletics, CBD American Shaman, & Reno Gem & Mineral Society.  Last year 80 backpacks, school supplies and lunchboxes.  Info:

(Tues/Wed, July 16-17) The 2News “Give to Live” blood drive is happening at the Atlantis Casino/Resort from 11a-7p both days.  Info:

(Thursday, July 18th) The city of Reno invites people to apply for the 2024 session of the Reno Constituents Institute from August to October.  Info:

(Sat, July 20th) The Animal Ark Animal Sanctuary is holding a 21 & older party featuring local beer & wine vendors.  Info:

(Sat, July 20th) The South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club presents its annual Paradise Duck Races at Tahoe Paradise Park from noon to 6p.  Info:

(Sat, July 20th) Safe Embrace presents “Hot Havana Nights” fundraiser at the National Automobile Museum from 5:30p to 8:30p.  Info:

(Sat, July 20th) Boarding for Breast Cancer’s 20th annual “Skate the Lake” celebration is at Commons Beach from noon to 7p.  Info click HERE

(Thru Sun Aug 4th) The Animal Ark Animal Sanctuary is offering “Discount Days” on tickets Sat/Sun July 6 & 7 and August 3 & 4) Info:

(Fri, Aug 12th – Tues, Aug 30th) Registration is open for the City of Reno Senior Summer Games. Anybody 50 or older can participate.  Info:

(TFN) Looking to quit using tobacco? Nicotine Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 5pm at the Alano Club, 1640 Prater Way, Sparks.  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 Air Now dot gov.  Info:

(TFN) 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

(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.  You can now donate via text message: text “FEED NV” and a donation amount to 50155 Info:

(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