Retirement Open House

Take time to wish Beth Williams, retiring library director for Nevada, the best at an open house in her honor Friday, July 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the library.

Weekend Fun in Colo

This weekend is the annual Colo Crossroads Festival. Mud Mania is back on Friday night. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Also enjoy a flea market, inflatables, kids’ tractor pull, lots of food and more.

Hastings to give show

Don’t miss standup comedian Drew Hastings, live at The Talent Factory this Saturday evening for a 7 p.m. show. Hastings appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno four times during his career. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. See a bigger story in this issue about him and the show.

Garden Art Fair

Reiman Gardens is proud to host its annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come enjoy the work of 60 new and returning artists, who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature-inspired art. These high-quality products include jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork, glass and more. While here, visitors can view all of the Gardens’ features: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop. Admission is free for members and ISU students. Reduced admission rate for the general public — $7 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 65+, $3 for kids ages 4-17 and free for kids ages 3 and under.

Photos from the 4th of July

Due to the timing of the Fourth of July this year and how it worked with our page deadlines, we ask readers to check for photos from the Nevada celebration on our Facebook page and we hope to run some in next week’s Nevada Journal print edition.