Flag of NevadaIt was originally called “Admission Day” and celebrated by the Pacific Coast Pioneer Society back in the 1870s, and October 31 became a state-recognized holiday in 1933.

However, the date was tweaked in 2000 to the final Friday of October in the hopes that a three-day weekend would gain greater participation. It also avoids the coinciding of the holiday with Halloween, though occasionally it still does fall on October 31.

Nevada Day is the biggest statehood celebration in the whole United States, and the main attraction is the Carson Parade in downtown Carson City, the state capital.


Clipart of a carton of chocolate milk with a straw.Chocolate milk still has the same healthy nutrients, like calcium, protein, vitamin D, potassium, and magnesium, that white milk has.

But it has added sugar.

Added sugars give us extra calories that can lead to weight gain.

Chocolate milk can be part of a healthy diet, but if your child likes white milk, serve that most of the time and chocolate milk occasionally.

When you serve chocolate milk, choose fat-free or 1% chocolate milk.

Adapted from Iowa Department of Public Health.

Two rose events are happening in October:

Clipart of Everything coming up rosesRoses are a desirable addition to any garden, even here in the Mojave Desert. With about 100 species and thousands of cultivars to choose from selecting the right rose for the right place may seem daunting.

Let Master Gardener and Rosarian Judith Kafantaris teach you about the attributes to look for in roses that will do well in our dry climate during the Oct. Gardening in Small Places workshop.

Rose photography entries in Rose Shows has become a very popular event in the last several years. If you every wonder how to display your pictures in Rose Shows, Christina Ropeter will show you where to buy the picture frames and how to mount the photographs during the So. Valley Rose Society’s October  workshop.

Watch for upcoming information on the 1st annual Rose Show on Nov. 18!