Fall 2019 officially began almost a month ago. This long weekend of the autumn season, October 19 – 22, brings us a wide variety of activities and things to do around the Reno / Tahoe region. You can probably manage more than one of these if you plan accordingly.

  • Fall 2019 Reno Spiritual Wellness Expo
  • Nevada Field Day
  • Discover Science Lecture Series
  • Day Out with Thomas
  • 2019 Beer & Chili Festival
  • Riverwalk Wine Walk
  • PumpkinPalooza
  • Run for Education

For details and even more things to do this weekend and during the rest of October, refer to “October 2019 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.” Since it is now fall, be sure to check highway conditions and the weather forecast so you’ll know what to expect before heading out.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the Discover Science Lecture Series will present Gregory Crouch, author of “The Bonanza King.” In his lecture, Crouch will discuss the rags-to-riches American frontier tale of Irish immigrant John Mackay, and the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.

The next speaker will be Gabriela Gonzalez, LIGO physicist, on Saturday, October 19, 2019. González is a physicist working on the discovery of gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) team.

“Discover Science Lecture Series at UNR” presentations are free and open to the public on a first come basis. Tickets are not required. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

“Grow Your Own, Nevada! – Gardening classes in Reno” is where you can learn how to grow vegetables and other plants in northern Nevada. It is a series of presentations sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).

The classes are for home gardeners and small scale growers. They impart basic horticultural information and also provide information about new and alternative growing methods. If you are interested in food safety, self – sufficiency, and have a desire to eat locally grown food, these classes are for you.

The first class in the fall series is on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This one is about growing garlic. All classes (4 in total) will be held on Tuesdays in September and October, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Reno UNCE office, 4955 Energy Way. If you live elsewhere in Nevada, your local UNCE office may be offering this series as well.

The cost is $15 per class or $30 for all four classes. Refer to my Grow Your Own, Nevada! article for information about registering and the topics of all classes in the series.