If you can’t wait for some springtime fun, then this March calendar of events in Reno and Sparks has the perfect solution for you. From St. Patrick’s Day festivities to meditation workshops to tiger talks—yes, real-life tigers—there’s an event for everyone. Here’s why the community is buzzing, and so are we.


March calendar of events in Reno and Sparks


Fit And Strong At Home Virtual Workshop

  • When: 9-10:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; March 1, 2021-April 28, 2021
  • Where: Virtual (Zoom) from Renown Health
  • More information

Exercise safely and develop healthy habits with the Fit and Strong at Home Virtual Workshop. This eight-week course consists of a multiple-component exercise program specialized for arthritis care-management. Activities will include stretching and performing low-aerobic exercises followed by health education classes. Participants leave with a renewed sense of self-confidence and a customized exercise plan. The course meets three times per week for a 90-minute session. Register here.


Paint The Streets Green In Virginia City

  • When: 7 m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Where: Virginia City Boardwalk
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Bring your family and friends to paint the streets green in Virginia City before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. But first, meet at the Red Dog Saloon for pizza and refreshments. Face masks are required, and social distancing will be enforced per state guidelines.


March calendar of events in Reno - Paint And Sip Floral SeriesPaint And Sip: Floral Series

  • When: 6-8 p.m., Thursdays; March 11, 2021-March 25, 2021
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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Channel your inner mastermind this spring with a three-class flower series to learn the acrylic artform. Students will reference Piet Mondrian’s Amaryllis, Van Gogh’s Poppies and Iris Collage, and Mary Cassat’s Lilacs In A Window to learn different brush and composition techniques. The three-class series will occur from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday from March 11 through March 25.


Dystopia To Utopia: How Radical Victorians Transformed The Industrial World

Learn why the Victorian radicals gained followers across the globe from Dr. Tim Barringer, a Paul Mellon professor and chair of the history of art department at Yale University. He will explain the development of the socialist and ecological critique of capitalism in Victorian Britain, which produced some of the most spectacular industrial era artworks.


March calendar of events in Reno - 2021 Leprechaun Race Gone Virtual 5k Run Walk2021 Leprechaun Race Gone Virtual 5k Run/Walk

  • When: Friday, March 12 –Sunday, March 14, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
  • More information

Walk or run at your own pace during the 2021 Leprechaun Race. All you need is your favorite pair of running shoes. Track your best 5k time and submit it to the race website. Then, from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, drive through the Discovery Museum parking lot to pick up your race goodies. The race will begin on Friday, March 12 at 12:01 a.m. and will end on Sunday, March 14 at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. For more information on how to register, click here.


March calendar of events in Reno - Teen TalkTeen Talk

  • When: 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Where: Virtual (Zoom)
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The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting an interactive virtual event for teens to connect and engage with artists from diverse backgrounds. Lance Smith, a Las Vegas-based artist, will lead thought-provoking conversations about identity, concept development, disciplines, and more. For registration support and questions, email claire.munoz@nevadaart.org.


March calendar of events in Reno - Spring Break Creativity CampSpring Break Creativity Camp

  • When: Week 1: Monday, March 15, 2021– Friday, March 19, 2021, Week 2: Monday, March 22, 2021–Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St. and Arlington Ave., Reno
  • More Information (Morning)
  • More information (Afternoon)

These five-day Spring Break Creativity Camp will help Northern Nevada youths, ages six to 10, get involved in visual arts. The class is limited to eight participants to ensure the best learning experience and maintain social distancing. Two sessions are available per day, either in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon or in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please include any dietary restrictions, as there will be a mid-session snack break. The total cost is $150 and includes all art supplies. Accessible street parking is available on Arlington Avenue.


March calendar of events in Reno - Heart To Heart YogaHeart To Heart Yoga

  • When: 10-11 a.m., Mondays, March 15-May 24, 2021
  • Where: Virtual (Zoom)
  • More information

Renown Spiritual Center is now offering yoga at home for Sterling Silver Club members. Liz and Cadye, mother-daughter yoga instructors, will teach this free weekly class to guide you on your health and wellness journey. All skill levels are welcome. This Heart to Heart Yoga is a program of the Sterling Silver Club, and community members should sign up for the club before participating in its events. To sign up for the Sterling Silver Club, visit renown.org/SterlingSilver, then RSVP here.


Volunteer Day For Bear Rehab Facility

  • When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Where: Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno
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Take this opportunity to burn off some of that excess weight caused by winter hibernating. Animal Ark, Reno’s wildlife sanctuary and nature center, needs volunteers to begin assembling their bear rehabilitation facility. Heavy lifting and physical labor is required as there are many panels to move. If you are willing to help, please email info@animalark.org or call 775-970-3111.


March calendar of events in Reno - Mindfulness Meditation Virtual Guided MeditationsMindfulness Meditation Virtual Guided Meditations

  • When: 11-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Where: Virtual
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Meditation is beneficial to maintain your overall mental and physical health. This free meditation class from Renown Health is ideal for anyone who wants to gain insight into developing daily mindful practices. Chris Marlo, a meditation instructor, will use guided meditations to help you understand meditation basics. All skill levels are welcome. Register here.


Weird Reno Walking Tour

  • When: 6-7 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Where: Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Spa, 1 Lake Street, Reno
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The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Spa is diving into the mysterious and colorful past of downtown’s historic locations. If you enjoy walking on the wild side, then don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience.


Tiger Talks At Animal Ark

  • When: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Where: Animal Ark, 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno
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Experience the stripes and sounds of Reno’s wildlife sanctuary and nature center during the Animal Ark tiger talk. You’ll learn unique facts about the kings and queens of felines from keepers and wildlife experts. Admission starts at $9 for children 3-12 years old and is $14 for adults.


March calendar of events in Reno - Lecture Series Movies And Trains With Behind The ScenesLecture Series: “Movies And Trains With Behind The Scenes”

  • When: 7 m., Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Where: Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B Street, Virginia City
  • More information

Learn about some of the most influential locomotive-motion pictures of our time from Jim Clark, an engineer, and train production coordinator. He will share exclusive behind-the-scenes stories of what it’s like to design train stunts for Hollywood for films like “The Lone Ranger,” “Wild Wild, West,” “Lethal Weapon,” “SwitchBack,” “Throw Momma from the Train,” and “X Files,” and many more. This event will take place in Virginia City at Piper’s Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets early, as only 75 people will be admitted to comply with state masking and social distancing requirements. Cost: $10.


March calendar of events in Reno - Wyld Women Stand-UpWyld Women Stand-Up

  • When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Where: The Virgil, 301 Vassar Street, Reno
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Celebrate the start of International Women’s month with Wyld Women Stand-Up at Reno’s newest event space. The Virgil is a remarkable gathering space that’s perfect for poetry slams and open-mic nights. Wyld Women Networking is committed to promoting women in business through heartfelt connections and resilience stories. Social distance guidelines will be followed. Cost: $20.


March calendar of events in Reno - Virtual First Thursday Hannah Etch And DreamlyVirtual First Thursday: Hannah Etch And Dreamly

  • When: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Where: Virtual (Facebook or Youtube)
  • More information

The Nevada Museum of Art’s First Thursday has gone virtual. Tune in for a special broadcast with musical artists Hannah Etch and Dreamly to participate in live discussion boards. This event will be held on the museum’s Facebook page, or it can be accessed here. Members receive 50% off any growler or growler fill at Great Basin Brewing Company Reno/Sparks locations.


March calendar of events in Reno - International Women’s Entrepreneurship SymposiumInternational Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

The International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium helps build a global community by supporting women-owned businesses’ creation and growth. The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, will host this event as an opportunity to network with world-class speakers through panel discussions and breakout sessions. Register here.


March calendar of events in Reno - Turning Pages A Monthly Reading GroupTurning Pages: A Monthly Reading Group

  • When: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Where: Virtual (Zoom)
  • More information

This virtual reading group will cover Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, a young heroine’s story on her journey to adulthood. Many consider it to be ahead of its time as it questions important topics of class, feminism, religion, and sexuality. For registration support or questions, email christian.davies@nevadaart.org.

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