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January Events In Reno-Sparks That Will Start Your New Year Right

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 3:24pm.

January Events in Reno/Sparks: Cabin Fever Winter Series

  • When: Monday, Jan. 7–Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
  • Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno
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Every Monday from Jan. 7 through Feb. 11, the Wilbur D. May Center at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park will host an education session to teach 4-6-year-olds about nature in the winter. Each session will feature a short lesson, a story, an indoor activity, and a guided outdoor exploration. Each session runs from 10–11 a.m. and will meet in the Ranch House. Cost is $5 donation per session, or $30 for the full series, cash or checks only. Parent attendance is required.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: Steep Canyon Rangers

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 8,
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Join the Nevada Nevada Museum of Art for an evening concert by the Steep Canyon Rangers in the Nightingale Sky Room. The Sierra Nevada will provide an unforgettable backdrop to an evening of ambitious string-based music and genre-defying bluegrass.  The Grammy Award-winning, North Carolina-based sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: Safari Club International Annual Convention

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 9–Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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The SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention includes 650,000-square-feet of exhibit space where Safari Club International members from six continents come to book hunts, rendezvous with old friends and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment. Notable authorities of the outdoor sports and shooting industries attend the premier hunting show annually. Each night, members come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and enjoy entertainment and speakers. SCI’s evening auctions offer top-of-the-line guns, once-in-a-lifetime hunts and adventures, exceptional artwork and more. Every purchase funds preservation of hunting heritage and fund conservation efforts worldwide.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: 35th Annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  • Where: Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St., Reno
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Former San Francisco Giants pitcher and Douglas High School legend Shawn Estes will be the featured speaker at the 35th annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner, the yearly fundraising event for Nevada baseball. Estes had his best season in the majors in 1997, going 19-5 with a 3.18 ERA for the Giants and was selected to the National League All-Star team. In 2000, he became the first Giants pitcher since 1949 to hit a grand slam and recorded four home runs in his career. With his playing career wrapped up, Estes now co-hosts the Giants postgame show on NBC Sports Bay Area and has done color commentary for the Reno Aces minor league team. In 2010, Estes was honored with a plaque on the Giants Wall of Fame.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: “The King And I”

  • When: Friday, Jan. 18–Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Angela Baumgardner as Anna Leonowens and the Royal Children in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I.” Photo by Matthew Murphy

Two worlds collide in this breathtaking and exquisite musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of “The King and I.” One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, “The King And I” boasts a score that features beloved classics such as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: “Black Rock Desert: What is there to do up there?” Presentation

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
  • Where: Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Highway, Reno
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Learn about the myriad opportunities for adventure in the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area and surrounding wilderness. From traveling the historic Lassen and Applegate trails to joining large, permitted campouts, from watching for wildlife to viewing art installations to stargazing, there’s something for everyone who dares to come. Outings range from the beaten path through the backwoods and beyond. This presentation will cover places to go, things to do, and how to access the wilderness with safety and respect.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: Alliance

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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The second, annual ALLIANCE event, organized by the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce, EDAWN, RSCVA, and the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority will bring together more than 700 businesses and organizations for a morning of education and networking. Sponsored by the Nevada Mining Association, Universit of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Clark & Associates, the Atlantis Hotel, this event includes presentations from some of the area’s economic leaders, a tradeshow, lunch, and more.


January Events in Reno/Sparks: Brew HaHa

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
  • Where: Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks
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Enjoy an all-you-can-responsibly-drink evening of beer and music at the annual Brew HaHa, which will feature more than 100 brews from local, regional and national breweries. Attendees can also listen to live music by Left of Centre, the official house band at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas. This annual event raises funds for the Sierra Arts Foundation, which provides support for area artists and community arts programs.

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