Lazy 5 Regional Park is having another summer of free Wednesday evening concerts thanks to the generous support of community sponsors. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Dinner or snacks in small coolers are welcome. NO PETS or glass containers.

  • June 21: Bluegrass & Classic Country with Sierra Sweethearts
  • June 28: Blues Rock featuring slide guitar by Blue Haven
  • July 5: An Evening of American Songbook by Colin Ross
  • July 12: A Tribute to One Hit Wonders with Wunderlust
  • July 19: Top 40 Hits of the 60’s—Today by The Heidi Incident
  • July 26: Americana & Bluegrass with Unionville
  • August 2: Jazz with the Jazzettes Featuring Cami Thompson
  • August 9: A Musical Variety performed by Escalade

Lazy 5 Regional Park is part of the Washoe County Parks system and is located at 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks/Spanish Springs. For more information, call (775) 424-1866.

Farmers markets, Reno, Sparks, Nevada
With summer on the way, farmers markets are popping up throughout the Reno and Sparks area, and at other locations around our region. You will enjoy the fun atmosphere and finding fresh fruits and vegetables to perk up your meals.

In Sparks, 39 North Marketplace, which is a combination farmers market, festival, and food education event, is back for another year at Victorian Square. In Reno, the big downtown farmers market is now held at the Sands Regency on Arlington Avenue. This one will have a kids’ area, cooking and canning demonstrations, and entertainment.

In addition to Nevada grown produce, you’ll find lots of goodies from California that don’t grow on this side of the mountains. Farmers markets are fun for families, many featuring free entertainment and lots of things for kids to do. Get more information from “Farmers Markets around Reno and Sparks,” which also includes regional areas like Fernley, Fallon, north Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Dayton, etc.

Since Nevada’s first ever medical marijuana dispensary opened in Sparks in 2015, the industry has taken off in the Silver State. There are now no less than 11 such businesses between Washoe County and Carson City. Some are locally-owned operations while others are outlets attached to bigger outfits with stores in other parts of the state, particularly down south in Clark County (Las Vegas and vicinity). For a list of these medical marijuana dispensaries, addresses and phone numbers, refer to “Medical Marijuana in Reno and Sparks.”

Medical marijuana in Nevada will soon be joined by legal recreational pot. The “Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana” was passed by voters in the 2016 general election. It is anticipated that retail stores will begin opening around the end of 2017, once regulations and enforcement measures are in place. This should happen in a timely manner since the biennial Nevada State Legislature will be in session from February to June, 2017.