Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
January 3 - April 26, 2015 Eeewwwww, gross! Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and smelly gunk in GROSSOLOGY. This all-ages science-in-disguise exhibition uses animatronics and imaginative games to tell you the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about the human body! Find out more on the May Museum page.
Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series
Western Heritage Interpretive Center, Bartley Ranch
Come in from the cold Saturday evenings from January through March with a warm drink and some great local artists. Each program begins at 7pm with doors opening at 5pm. Seating is limited to 200 persons. A suggested donation of $3 per person is requested. Schedule subject to change.
Come in from the Cold 2015 Schedule:
May Arboretum Offers Horticulture Training for Volunteers!
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
March 3-24, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 10am-12pm
Learn how you can help care for Washoe County's arboretum and public gardens from the roots up when the Wilbur D. May Arboretum offers a series of horticulture training classes for volunteers. Classes will cover an array of volunteer activites from plant and soil care to proper pruning. A variety of local experts will present, and hands on activities are included. View a complete schedule of classes and fee information here. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Denise Evans at (775) 785-4512 x107 to sign up by February 23th!
A Brushwork Roundup: Western Paintings and Drawings
by Craig Sheppard
Visitors Center at Rancho San Rafael Park Regional Park
Runs thru February 7, 2015
View the complete Press Release. Photo Credit: Craig Sheppard, November Rain, Watercolor with acrylic varnish on board, 1973. Collection of the Nevada Museum of Art.
Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild demonstrations and Historic Huffaker School Open House
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road
The Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild are a group of local craft artists that promote appreciation and knowledge of fiber arts in our community through demonstation, and encourage others to take up spinning and weaving to keep the fiber arts alive. The Historic Huffaker School will be open between 9am and 3pm for viewing of live demonstrations by the Spinners and Weavers, and for self guided tours. Park Rangers will be offering guided tours of the historic school house at 1pm. Dates include: Dec. 13, 2014 and Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 in 2015. This is a free event.
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