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Things 2 Do This Weekend

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It's a wild weekend full of Things 2 Do – from skeet shooting to treasure hunting to even a walk on the wild side with some out-of-this-world creatures!

Enjoy!

Friday 3/1

Mackay Madness UNR Mackay Miracle Mile

One dollar bill equals six inches, two dollar bills equal one foot, and 5,280 feet equal one mile. Help ASUN reach its goal of one mile worth of dollar bills, $10,560. Any size donation is accepted but for every $10 donation, participants will receive a raffle ticket to win a 13-inch MacBook Pro. All proceeds will be donated to an endowment fund for University students. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) Traditions Department's "Mackay Madness" goes through Saturday, March 30. The month-long series of events will feature barbeques, competitions and a philanthropy activity for University students and community members.

The event celebrates John William Mackay, who was one of the "Big Four" mining magnates of the Comstock Lode bonanza. In 1908, the Mackay School of Mines was presented to the University of Nevada, Reno in Mackay's honor by his widow and his son. A statue of Mackay stands in front of the School of Mines building.

www.nevadaasun.com

 

No Sleep until Reno's 80's Party GSR 8 PM

Side ponytails, shoulder pads and leg warmers to fingerless gloves, parachute pants and oversized tops – fashion in the 80s was daring, colorful, and totally bodacious. Celebrate the styles, sounds, and sights of the Eighties with First Fridays Festival at Grand Sierra – like, totally!

Featuring Live Entertainment
•80's masters The Spazmatics & DJ Alex Danger at WET Ultra Lounge
•Blackjack and dances from the sexy ladies of the WET Party Pit
•Rubik's Cube Challenge @ 11:30 PM
•Aerialists, Cirque Performers, GoGos, Jugglers

www.grandsierraresort.com

 

SnowFest Tahoe

In its 32nd year, SnowFest, presented by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators. Events include the Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Squaw Valley (March 1); the Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach (March 1); the new Jack London Commemorative Sierra Sled Dog Derby (March 2-3); 23rd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe's frigid waters (March 2); SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively); Rahlves' Banzai Tour at Squaw Valley (March 2-3); the 37th Annual Great Ski Race, a 30-kilometer cross country race from Tahoe City to Truckee (March 3); Jake's Mardi Gras on the Lake Party (March 4); Truckee's Fastest Bartender Contest (March 6); Blue Agave's Indoor River Rafting and Trivia Night in Tahoe City (March 8); Mother-Son Laser Tag at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore (March 8); Rahlves' Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10); 25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City's River Ranch Lodge (March 10); and the Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10)

www.tahoesnowfestival.com

 

A Celebration of American Culture Sparks Museum 11-4

This colorful exhibit captures the vibrant spirit of Native American culture. A unique assemblage of artifacts loaned by the local community, the exhibit is filled with variety and includes paintings, pottery, arrowheads, cradle boards, baskets, musical instruments and much more. A series of events including a basket making workshop, Native American dancers, musical performances, and an art show are planned. Keep an eye on the Museum's website for more details.

www.sparksmuseum.org

 

Saturday 3/2

 

Physicians' Spouses Rummage Sale 8am-4pm Livestock Events Center

More than 19,000 square feet of quality rummage including furniture, vintage and collectibles, men's/women's/childrens' clothes and shoes, dishes, housewares, linens, books, sports gear and equipment, toys, electronics, garden, tools, automotive, art and much more will be available for sale. All proceeds are donated back to local non-profits.

www.awcms.org

 

Creatures at Wilbur May Museum 10-4

The Wilbur D. May Museum's new exhibit Creatures is an all-ages exploration of things that were… things that are… and things that could be! Visitors will come face-to-face with amazing full-size animatronics of wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, dinosaurs, and sea monsters. Audiences will also explore the fact and fiction surrounding creatures like Bigfoot, Tahoe Tessie, dragons, and more. The Creatures exhibit features educational and interactive elements for kids, including a fossil dig, a glacier simulation display, and several touch stations.

www.maycenter.com

 

SnowFest

In its 32nd year, SnowFest, presented by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators. Events include the Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Squaw Valley (March 1); the Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach (March 1); the new Jack London Commemorative Sierra Sled Dog Derby (March 2-3); 23rd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe's frigid waters (March 2); SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively); Rahlves' Banzai Tour at Squaw Valley (March 2-3); the 37th Annual Great Ski Race, a 30-kilometer cross country race from Tahoe City to Truckee (March 3); Jake's Mardi Gras on the Lake Party (March 4); Truckee's Fastest Bartender Contest (March 6); Blue Agave's Indoor River Rafting and Trivia Night in Tahoe City (March 8); Mother-Son Laser Tag at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore (March 8); Rahlves' Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10); 25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City's River Ranch Lodge (March 10); and the Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10).

www.tahoesnowfestival.com

 

Donkey Elephant Basketball Game 9:30 Lawlor Events Center

Can Republicans go left? Can Democrats go right to the hoop? Those are two questions to be answered when elected officials of both parties meet for the Biennial Donkeys/Elephants Basketball Classic benefiting the Foster Grandparent Program of the Elvirita Lewis Foundation. The game pits elected Republican and Democrat officeholders against each other and features prominent basketball players from Nevada.

The Secretary of State organizes the game traditionally played during the legislative session. Secretary of State Ross Miller is playing on the Democrat team. Both teams include constitutional officers, legislators, local elected officials, and two ringers. Courtside play-by-play and color commentary will be provided by noted basketball aficionado and observer of partisan behavior, Jon Ralston.

A portion of ticket proceeds from the Basketball Classic will be donated to the Foster Grandparent Program of the Elvirita Lewis Foundation, an organization that helps maintain the dignity and productivity of the senior citizens. The Foster Grandparent Program places senior volunteers, 55 years and older, in supervised settings within K-12 schools, public agencies, family drug court, juvenile detention, etc. to help at-risk children meet academic standards, and provide positive intergenerational social interaction.

www.mynevadatickets.com

 

Science Sensory Series at the Discovery Museum 10:15 -11

In this series, your child will become a scientist and use his/her senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound to explore the world around them through sensory-rich observation and hands-on exploration. Get ready to learn, explore, have fun and get messy!

www.nvdm.org

 

Reno Chamber Orchestra 8-10 Nightingale Hall UNR campus

This special performance will feature two guest pianists – Robert Levin, one of the world's foremost Mozart scholars and professor at Harvard University, and Ya-Fei Chuang, Boston Conservatory faculty member and internationally renowned pianist – as well as the UNR Chamber Singers.

www.renochamberorchestra.org

 

 

Sunday 3/3

 

Shriners Circus at Livestock Events Center 11-1

Reserved and box seat tickets may be purchased by calling 775-856-3330 or at the Kerak Temple, 4935 Energy Way, Reno.

www.kerakshrine.com

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