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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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.

The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in Reno is offering some outstanding exhibits in August. Some will end soon, so get over to the NMA soon to enjoy the works of art. Here is a partial list of the current displays…

  • Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada
  • Manet to Maya Lin
  • Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat
  • The Nuclear Landscape
  • Judith Belzer: The Panama Project
  • Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl
  • Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains
  • Maya Lin: Pin River – Tahoe Watershed
  • BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda ViĆ©gas, and Martin Wattenberg
  • The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych
  • History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg

“Hands ON! Second Saturdays” is the monthly free family event at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA). On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Museum visitors can enjoy activities related to Burning Man. Each month, Hands ON! has a different focus, frequently related to one of the current exhibits or a significant northern Nevada event.

Even if you don’t participate in Hands ON!, admission to the NMA on this day is free for all visitors. Learn more about the current exhibits, activities, and classes by following the links from my “Enjoy the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno” article. For more information, call the NMA at (775) 329-3333.

Source: Nevada Museum of Art