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Community Events

Well we made it to Friday!  For those of you not wanting to sleep this weekend, here are a few community events happening:

Apr 29 2016 – 11:15am – 11:45am

The City of Sparks will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29 at 11:15 a.m., with a tree planting at Lena Juniper Elementary School, 225 Queen Way. The school’s 3rd grade students will take part in the planting ceremony which honors the nation’s 144th anniversary of this special tree-planting day. The ceremony also marks the City’s 22nd year as a Tree City USA community.

Arbor Day was first held in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 in celebration of the planting of one million trees in the state. The annual observance was created to promote better communities worldwide by supporting efforts to protect trees and woodlands. Arbor Day serves to encourage citizens to plant trees for the well-being of this and future generations.

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April 30, 2016 – 9am – 3pm

Sparks Marina – 702-777-0500

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for an important cause.  This is The ALS Associations biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research.



RENO JAZZ FESTIVAL – APRIL 28, 2016 – April 30, 2016

Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “showcasing music’s future,” the Reno Jazz Festival has been hosting jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists for over five decades.  Celebrating 54 years of jazz (since 1962), the Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics and competitions on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.


Individual tickets are available (with a convenience fee), through the Lawlor Events Center Box Office or by calling 1-800-325-7328.

Tickets may also be purchased in person (without a convenience fee) on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at the Lawlor Events Center box office, open weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. If not sold out, tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of each performance. All purchases are final; no refunds or exchanges will be given.

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