Come to the 2021 Street Vibrations Fall Rally in downtown Reno and other nearby venues for the best in noisy, colorful street parties. This event really is fun to attend, even if you aren’t particularly into the motorcycle scene. Street Vibrations Fall Rally 2021 runs from Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26.

The main Street Vibrations venue is along Virginia Street in downtown Reno. You can check out the long rows of shiny bikes and see what numerous vendors have to offer in the way of motorcycle clothing and accessories, food and drink, and lots of other stuff. There will be free entertainment, along with other attractions like the Tattoo Expo and the Burning Ninja fire show. There will also be Street Vibrations action at Reno Harley-Davidson, Battle Born Harley-Davidson in Carson City and up in Virginia City.

Those not familiar with parking in the area should check out “Where to Park in Downtown Reno” for places to leave your ride while attending Street Vibrations.

2021 National Public Lands Day

September 20, 2021

Nevada is mostly public land that we all own. That makes this a great time to get out and enjoy our great outdoors no matter where you live in the Silver State.

National Public Lands Day (Saturday, September 25, 2021) features an entrance fee free day at hundreds of units of our National Parks system and other public lands administered by agencies like the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Note that other fees still apply. You can also volunteer and help with public lands projects across the country. Locally, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock will be hosting service projects.

Be sure to check for any coronavirus and/or fire restrictions on the website of whatever piece of public land you may wish to visit. Both the virus and wildfires have made visitation and recreation a moving target on public lands in the West.

Truckee River Cleanup Day – This event falls on National Public Lands Day this year, with cleanup and beautification projects from Verdi to Lockwood. Projects include storm-drain stenciling, litter pickup, graffiti removal, in-the-river trash removal, weed pulling and park beautification projects. The main sponsor is Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). To register, visit the KTMB volunteer signup page.

Classes at the Washoe County School District started for the 2021-2022 achool year on August 9, 2021. It has been a contentious time with a resurgent coronavirus and heated feelings about masks at schools and quarantining of students and staff who test positive for the illness.

The district is trying to work as best they can under difficult circumstances. Assuming things will be somewhat normal, I’ve prepared a list of holidays and important days for the 2021-2022 school year. You will find this list of days most significantly affecting students and parents at “Washoe County School District Calendar: 2021-2022 School Year.”