Signs of spring draw visitors to Cerca country to check out the flora, fauna and fun activities, from the Clark County Fair and Rodeo to Laughlin’s annual River Run.
Friday, Eureka: This evening concert features singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd. Eureka Opera House. 775-237-6006. www.co.eureka.nv.us.
Saturday, Zion National Park, Utah: Zion Geology. This workshop will focus on the geologic processes in the park. Enjoy short hikes and trailside lectures about how the power of water shaped this majestic park. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org.
April 11, Zion National Park, Utah: Thursday Trek. Join a naturalist and learn about the geology, flora, fauna and cultural history of Zion. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 800-635-3959. www.zionpark.org/
April 11-14, Logandale: Clark County Fair and Rodeo. This annual event features day and evening rodeo events with more than 500 participants. Exhibits, entertainment and livestock show. 888-876-3247. www.ccfair.com.
April 13, Brian Head, Utah: Brian Head Spring Carnival. This annual event features Round the Mountain Race, Tennis Ball Roll, Dummy Jump, Pond Skimming and special events for children. Giant Steps and Navajo Lodge. 866-930-1010. www.brianhead.com/
April 19-21, Death Valley National Park, Calif.: Spring Fling Golf Tournament. All skill levels can compete at the world’s lowest golf course. Furnace Creek Resort. 760-786-3373. www.furnacecreekresort.com/
April 19-21, Zion National Park, Utah: Zion through the Lens. Learn about the park and photography with professional photographer and Institute Director Michael Plyler. Topics include controlling depth of field, exposure, contrast control and appropriate use of filters. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org/.
April 22, Zion National Park, Utah: Zion’s Low Desert Wildflowers. Learn about the Mohave flora in the southwest region of the park’s Coal Pits Wash and Petrified Forest areas. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 435-772-3264. www.zionpark.org/.
April 24-28, Laughlin: 31st Annual Laughlin River Run. More than 50,000 bikers descend on this Colorado River town each year for entertainment, poker runs, competitions and to visit the booths of thousands of vendors set up throughout the area. 949-502-3434. www.laughlinriverrun.com.
April 25-27, Reno: Reno Jazz Festival. This event features competitions, clinics and more than 300 performances by amateurs and professionals alike. UNR Campus. 800-325-7328. www.visitreno.com.
April 27, Flagstaff, Ariz.: Arbor Day Festival at the Arboretum. This celebration of trees includes a general tour of the gardens, wildlife programs and a mass tree planting. 928-774-1442. www.thearb.org.
May 3-5, Genoa: Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. This event features well-known entertainers including Waddie Mitchell, Riders in the Sky, Dave Stamey, Saddle Cats and Mary Kaye. 775-782-8696. www.cowboypoetrygenoa.com/