Learn how to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants in northern Nevada from a series of free classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park titled “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” The series is brought to you by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE).

These classes enable you to profit from the experience of local experts who know how to bring forth vegetables and other plants from our Great Basin climate and soil. They will be taught by UNCE horticulturists and experts, and Cooperative Extension’s certified Master Gardener volunteers.

The gardening class series will be every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during February and March, 2018. The first, on February 6, is titled “Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees.”

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in south Reno. For more information, call UNCE at (775) 784-4848.


There’s a new exhibit coming to the the Wilbur D. May Museum. It’s titled “Hall of Heroes” and will be available for your exploration from January 20 through April 15, 2018. The exhibit is family-friendly and open to all.

Superheroes, gadgets, crime-fighters and spies are all featured in the “Hall of Heroes” exhibit, along with movie props, costumes, memorabilia and rare artifacts. This exhibit lets you get involved at interactive stations where you can discover your super power abilities in agility, speed, balance, strength, and more.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno. This is one of Reno’s most outstanding parks and there is free parking.

The natural Christmas tree that served you well through the holiday season can continue to be useful through proper recycling.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), along with support from local governments and businesses, will be offering Christmas tree recycling at several locations around the Truckee Meadows and Washoe County. Trees will be accepted daily, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from December 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018. They will be chipped and the mulch used by local parks, landscapers, and residents. A donation of $3 per tree is asked to help support this and other KTMB programs. Get the details about recycling locations from “Christmas Tree Recycling in the Reno and Sparks Area.”

KTMB needs volunteers to help with the Christmas tree recycling project. You can sign up online and choose the location where you would like to work. For more information or to volunteer by phone, call (775) 851-5185.