Public Service Events

Here’s what’s happening in our community!  If your non-profit organization has an event coming up, let us know with an email at least a week in advance, to



(Starting Thur, Aug 1st) Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch and dinner daily.  Info: or call Lisa Ross at 775-322-7073, ext. 235.

(Thru Sun Aug 4th) The Animal Ark Animal Sanctuary is offering “Discount Days” on tickets Sat/Sun July 6 & 7 and August 3 & 4) Info:

(Sun, Aug 11th) Nevada Kids Foundation presents the School Bowling Bonanza at the National Bowling Stadium from noon to 4pm.  Info:

(Mon, Aug 12th – Tues, Aug 30th) Registration is open for the City of Reno Senior Summer Games. Anybody 50 or older can participate.  Info:

(Thur, Aug 15th) Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful hold its annual “Raise the River” fundraiser at the National Automobile Museum.  Info:

(Fri, Aug 16th) Applause for Paws is being held from 4:30-7:30p at Napa Sonoma, 7671 So. Va to benefit Shakespeare Animal Fund.  Info:

(Fri, Aug 16th) The 26th annual “Art of Childhood” gala benefiting the Children’s Cabinet is happening at Rancharrah.  Info:

(Sat, Sept 7th) The 19th annual Northern Nevada “Buddy Walk” happens at Swift Sportsdome from 8am – 10:30am.  Info:

(TFN) Looking to quit using tobacco? Nicotine Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 5pm at the Alano Club, 1640 Prater Way, Sparks.  Info:

(TFN) Catholic Charities needs donations for their Thrift Stores. Drop off donations at 500 East 4th street and 190 East Glendale are open 8am to 4pm.  Info:

(TFN) Sparks Christian Fellowship has added evening hours for its food pantry at 510 Greenbrae Drive.  Tuesdays 6-7p & Wednesday 9a-noon.  Info:

(TFN) Washoe County Libraries present the Library Park Pass program to Nevada State Parks. Info:  or

(TFN) You can check the air quality in your neighborhood at a new website.  Just type in your zip code at Air Now dot gov.  Info:

(TFN) Vaccination info: Immunize Nevada has a list of pharmacies and other locations giving free shots, near you.  Info: OR

(TFN) Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is presenting the app-based GET Outdoors program for students in grades 6-12.  Info:

(TFN) Vitalant needs blood donations. Get info to make an appointment

(TFN) Northern Nevada’s Children’s Cabinet serves families in Reno, Carson City and Elko. They are in need of donations.  Info:

(TFN) The Food Bank of Northern Nevada needs help.  You can now donate via text message: text “FEED NV” and a donation amount to 50155 Info:

(TFN) Washoe County REMSA has set up a “Community Triage Line”.  It has information about getting vaccines and more.  24-7 you can call 328-2427.

(TFN) If you have recovered from Covid 19 researchers at Renown Health and the UNR School of Medicine would like to talk to you.  Also, they can assist you if you want to donate plasma.  Info:  Call 982-3646 or visit