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.”

The annual Stihl National Championship Air Races and Air Show will be flying over Reno Stead Field from Wednesday, September 15, through Sunday, September 19, 2021.

The air show part of the event consists of performances by multiple aeronautical aces. There is always a headliner, which will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the 2021 Reno Air Races. Past performers have included the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Other special features will be the F-35 Heritage Flight Team and the Tucker’s Air Patrol. Air show performances occur during times between races.

Down on the tarmac, there will be displays of military aircraft currently in service (some open for tours) and lots of beautifully restored historic flying machines. Vendors and exhibitors throughout the grounds will offer a wide variety of food, drink, and merchandise.

Be sure to read through my “2021 Reno Air Races” article for information about the show and races, getting to Reno Stead Airport, parking, and other useful information for enjoying the event as a spectator. To save a few bucks, try going during the first couple of days of the event – ticket prices increase daily, topping out on Saturday and Sunday.

Now that the Washoe County Library has reopened and is (mostly) back to normal, the popular booksales have resumed.

The upcoming book sale will be from September 11 through 19, 2021. The booksales are a fundraising function of Friends of Washoe County Library. This is a great place for bargains on books and other media while also supporting our Washoe County Library System. Doors are open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on each day of the sale. Sales are cash and check only – credit cards are not accepted.

The booksale is located in the Reno Town Mall, next door to the Sierra View branch of the Washoe County Library. The door is to the left, just before the main entrance to the library branch. There will be signs when a sale is in progress. The Reno Town Mall is at the southwest corner of South Virginia Street and Peckham Lane, across from the Reno – Sparks Convention Center. There is plenty of free parking.

There are numerous free activities and programs for all ages at various branches of the library. Be sure to check them out to see what might be of interest.