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North Lake Tahoe SnowFest - March 1 - 11, 2018. SnowFest is a ten day winter carnival celebrating life in the High Sierra, with events and activities for all ages. Snow events will be at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar California. See what's happening and when with the SnowFest Events Calendar.

71st Annual Kerak Shrine Circus - Friday through Sunday, March 2 - 4, 2018. The biggest show in town will be at the Reno – Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 North Wells Avenue in Reno. Performances will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. General admission is $14 for children 14 and younger years, and $18 for adults. Tickets available online and at Scolari's markets. Reserved and box seats are available at extra cost. For more information, call (775) 688-5752.

Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series - Tuesday, March 6, 2018. This free class is titled "Training and Pruning Fruit Trees," presented by Certified Arborist and Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Michael Janik. He will discuss the basics of fruit tree pruning, pruning to maximize production and the art of espalier (training fruit trees to grow on trellises or against a flat surface). Classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. Other Tuesday classes this month will be on March 13, 20 and 27.

Shooting the West - March 6 - 11, 2018. The ultimate Nevada Photo Experience is an annual event held in Winnemucca, about 160 miles east of Reno on I80. There are numerous workshops, symposium, photo contests, talks from top photographers, field trips, and more. Registration is available online or by calling 877-623-3501. This year is the event's 30th anniversary.

Discover Science Lecture Series - Thursday, March 8, 2018. Theoretical physicist James Gates, Jr. talks about his work on supersymmetry, supergravity and superstring theory. His free lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum - Saturday, March 10, 2018. Join in on an adventure that is out of this world - "Studying the Stars." Admission is $12 per person for children and adults, which also includes admission to the Museum and free refreshments. For participants age 8 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required approximately two days before the event. Call the Museum at (775) 333-9300 for more information.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays - Saturday, March 10, 2018. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun activities and free admission for all. The program is new each month and frequently related to a current exhibit. Enjoy live performances, hands-on art activities and storytelling in this free monthly program for families. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free Italian Festival and Family Concert at the Pioneer Center - Saturday, March 10, 2018. Pre-concert activities begin at 9 a.m. and the concert starts at 10 a.m. Pre-concert activities will be presented by The Discovery Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, Arts For All Nevada, Blue Note B's Horn Shop, Conservatory of Movement Dancers and Zeonarda Za Zinchi. The Italian Festival is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and will have Italian-themed food for purchase and a variety of entertainment. The Festival and Family Concert, featuring Italy's most famous music, are presented free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Edwin L. Wiegand Trust.

Daylight Saving Time Begins - Sunday, March 11, 2018. Set your clocks forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. If you don't plan on being awake then, do it before going to bed on Saturday night.

Leprechaun Race - Sunday, March 11, 2018. See if you can beat the leprechaun to the finish line on this fun race through Reno's Midtown and Wells Avenue districts. This is a family-friendly 5K event. Last day to drop off registration in person is Thursday, March 8. Online registration closes Wednesday, March 7. There will be no race day registration. The Leprechaun Race is a benefit for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.

Reno Bighorns Basketball - Monday, March 12, 2018. The Bighorns take on the Iowa Wolves at the Reno Events Center, tip off at 7 p.m. Other home games this month are on March 14 (Iowa Wolves), March 16 (Agua Caliente Clippers), March 17 (Oklahoma City Blue), and March 20 (Raptors 905).

Reno Expo 2018 - March 16 - 18, 2018. This big event is actually 4 shows for one ticket. All will run simultaneously at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia Street in Reno. Admission is only $5 (cash only) for all four shows. Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo
  • Reno Boat & Recreation, Travel & Vacation Show
  • Reno Spring Home & Garden Show
  • Reno Pet Show (Saturday and Sunday only)

St. Patrick's Day - Saturday, March 17, 2018. Lots of parties and green beer all around the Reno / Tahoe region. Check this article to learn about parties and other fun St. Patrick's Day activities.

Reno 1868 FC Soccer - Saturday, March 17, 2018, 4 p.m. Reno's professional soccer team will open the 2018 season at Greater Nevada Field against the Swope Park Rangers. The next game is on March 31 vs. Phoenix Rising FC. There will be a preseason game on March 3 against the CO Springs Switchbacks FC.

Leprechaun Crawl - Saturday, March 17, 2018. Here's a terrific way to do St. Patrick's Day. Come out to the Leprechaun Crawl and you'll find bars packed with awesome people, you'll meet new friends and you'll all have something in common because you're dressed up for the same thing. Crawling is from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes drink specials at over 25 downtown Reno locations, drink specials, no covers, photo booth, hotel discounts, and more. It's only $5 to get a participation cup and crawl map.

27th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry - Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go up to Virginia City for this popular event. Cooks from around the west fry, smoke or grill these delectable concoctions in a way that will make you forget what you're really eating. This is also the day for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, a part of the whole St. Patrick's Day weekend of activities, which include the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl, music, costume contest and beer garden.

Reno Wine Walk - Saturday, March 17, 2018. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. Visit any of the participating merchants with $20 and receive your wine glass and hand stamp (with photo ID), then make the rounds sampling wines at numerous businesses in the area. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call 775-825-WALK(9255).

Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series - Weekly performances through March 31, 2018. "Come in from the Cold" is held on Saturday evenings in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with performances starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 200, so arriving early at this popular event is a good idea. A donation of $3 per person is requested to help support this and other park programs.

First Day of Spring - Spring begins with the Equinox on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

A Tale of Two Cities - Virginia City and Reno - Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This free program is brought to you by the Historic Reno Preservation Society and will be at the Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, starting at 6 p.m. It is one of a series, with the next scheduled on March 25. These presentations are popular - arrive early if you want to get in.

Monthly Reno Beer Crawl - Saturday, March 24, 2018. This event is in downtown Reno where all of the participating bars, pubs, and restaurants are within walking (or crawling) distance. It costs $5 to participate and you can just show up at one of the start bars - advance tickets not required. Crawling is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Washoe County Schools Spring Break - March 26 to April 6, 2018, 2018. Check out all of the cool spring break camps and other fun activities happening during this break in the school action. There are lots of choices, so check it out and sign up early for the best selection of activities and camps.

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