Duck Race and Festival, Nevada Humane Society, Reno
If you haven’t already done so, adopt a rubber duck (or several) now for the 2018 Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival. On Sunday, August 19 in Wingfield Park, around 20,000 bright yellow rubber ducks will race to the finish line in the Truckee River, raising money and awareness for the homeless pets in our community. All entries have a chance of winning a 2018 Toyota Corolla donated by Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota Scion.

The free festival in Wingfield Park, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have family-friendly things to enjoy including live music and entertainment, a carnival, clowns, face painting, a photo booth, food trucks, pet adoptions and more. The exciting Duck Race launches at 4 p.m.

Ducks can be adopted for $5 each at Nevada Humane Society (NHS), 2825 Longley Lane, Reno and online from NHS. There are adoption tables at a variety of community events, farmers’ markets, shopping centers and businesses until the day of the event. For more information, call Nevada Humane Society at (775) 856-2000.

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Camping in the smoke

August 14, 2018

Camping, smoky sky, northern California, CA

Camping in the wildfire smoke, northern California. Photo © Stan White

The downtown branch of the Washoe County Library System is about to launch an exciting new service. It’s The Quad makerspace, with a grand opening set for Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Quad is a makerspace for the community to learn, explore, create, make, and enjoy.

Downtown Reno Library, Washoe County Library System, Nevada, NV

Downtown Reno Library, a branch of the Washoe County Library System. Photo © Stan White

The grand opening will feature demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on exploration. Following the launch, The Quad will be available on Thursday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here are some of the features you can work with…

  • 3D Printing
  • Button Making
  • Sewing Machines
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Soldering
  • Leatherworking
  • Picture Framing
  • Laminator (may not be available opening day)
  • Dye-sublimation Printer (may not be available opening day)
  • Heat Press (may not be available opening day)

The Downtown Reno Library is located at 301 S. Center Street, corner with E. Liberty Street. The general information number is (775) 327-8300.

Each month, all branches of the Washoe County Library System have lots of free activities and events for patrons. Get the details on what’s happening from “Free Events and Programs at Washoe County Libraries.”

Source: Washoe County Library System.