Learn how to take charge of your own money and estate at these free workshops. Experts will help you navigate fundamentals of estate planning – wills, probate, and trusts; power of attorney; health care directives; responsibilities of trustees and executors; long term planning, and more.

Attend any or all of the workshops. The series is underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, along with a number of other community sponsors.

All sessions will be at the Sierra View Library, 4001 S. Virginia Street (inside Reno Town Mall). They will be on Wednesdays, March 27 through May 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:30 to 3 p.m. For reservations or questions, call the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at (775) 333-5499.

  • Week 1: Quiz and Planning Guide
  • Week 2: Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • Week 3: Wills, Probate, and Trusts
  • Week 4: Benefits of Trusts
  • Week 5: Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, DNRs, and Ethical Wills
  • Week 6: Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, Executors, and Successor Trustees
  • Week 7: Estate Planning for Digital Assets / Customize Your Planned Giving
  • Week 8: Long-Term Care Planning

For more information about the wide variety of free activities and events at our Washoe County Library, refer to “Free Events and Programs at Washoe County Libraries.”


You can get a free radon test kit until February 28, 2019. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that seeps up from the ground and accumulates in homes and other buildings. Radon-caused lung cancer kills more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving, falls in the home, drowning and house fires combined. This type of lung cancer is preventable, but the only way to know if a home has elevated levels is to test it.

Free radon test kits are available through February 28, 2019, at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide. The Reno office is at 4955 Energy Way.

Learn more from “Radon Hazard in Reno Area Homes and Businesses.” Check this Nevada Statewide Radon Potential map and you’ll see that Reno and much of the surrounding area are among the highest risk zones. In fact, a home tested with the highest radon reading in Nevada was in the Reno area.

Reno’s Adaptive and Inclusion Programs are for those with disabilities and feature a variety of recreation programs, classes, services and facilities so that these city services can be enjoyed by all.

You can download the latest copy (winter, 2018) of “Adaptive Connect,” Reno’s publication of adaptive recreation news and updates. In the newsletter, you will learn about numerous social, fitness and athletic activities, including things happening in Sparks and other surrounding areas. Some 2018-19 highlights include…

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Snow Skiing
  • Snowsports Lessons
  • Dances and Dinners
  • Veteran Programs
  • Paralympic Sports
  • Lots more

For more information about the newsletter and other programs, refer to “City of Reno Adaptive and Inclusion Programs.”