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Looking for some-Thing 2 Do this weekend?! We've got you covered with a long list of fun activities!

 

Friday, August 16

17th Annual Gay Pride Festival, Reno

Reno Gay Pride celebrates 17 years this year! Festivities kick off with the annual Comedy Night on Friday night with six-time Emmy award winner Bruce Vilanch in Sammy's Showroom at 7pm. Afterwards the party continues at Harrah's Sapphire Lounge from 8pm-2am. The celebration then continues with the Reno Gay Pride Festival at Wingfield Park from 11am to 6pm. For more information go to www.RenoGayPride.com or call 887-344-RENO.

Inaugural Fourth Street Festival, Under the Rose Grand Opening, Reno, 2pm

Under the Rose Brewing Company is holding its grand opening Saturday from 2pm-10pm at its 559 E. 4th Street location in Reno. At the same time, the inaugural 'Positively 4th Street Festival' will also be held. Admission is $5. Five percent of the proceeds benefit the Reno Bike Project. For more information, go to http://jes066.wix.com/undertherosebrewing1#!events/c66t

Nevada Hands & Voices charity golf tournament, Wolf Run, 2pm 

Non-profit Nevada Hands & Voices is holding its first charity golf tournament at Wolf Run. NH&V helps families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. For a $125 entry fee, you will play 18 holes at Wolf Run. You will also receive a one-year subscription to Golf Digest Magazine, lunch and dinner. Registration is at noon and tee-off is at 2pm. To sign up, call Matt Swanson at 775-225-5009.

Reno Kennel Club Dog Show, Grand Sierra Resort

More than 1,000 dogs, representing most of the 175 breeds of purebred dogs now recognized by the American Kennel Club, will participate in shows at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Judging starts at 8am inside the Silver State Pavilion. Channel 2's John Potter will be on hand for Sunday's Best in Show event. There will also be a K9 demonstration and parade of therapy dogs. For more information, go to www.renokennelclub.org

28th Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association will hold its annual bluegrass festival all weekend long and feature musician Michael Martin Murphey. The main festival takes place Saturday on the Bowers Mansion grounds while Friday and Sunday performances at Davis Creek Amphitheater. Tickets cost $20 and children 12 and under are free. For more information go to www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org

28th annual 'A Taste of Art,' Nevada Museum of Art, 5pm

The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting its 28th annual 'A Taste of Art' event Friday at 5pm at the museum. The event will feature California regional wineries and food pairings, live music, a wine and culinary-themed Marketplace and a silent auction. Tickets start at $65. For more information call 775-329-3333 extension or go to http://www.nevadaart.org/visit/eventcalendar?date=1376636400

'Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories' showing, Reno, 6:30pm

Filmmaker Dan Habib's documentary about Reno Disability Rights Activist Brianna Hammon will show inside the Western Airport Plaza Conference Center at 6:30pm. The documentary shows the effect of some commonly used educational interventions. The free showing will be located at 1981 Terminal Way.

Tahoe Star Tours, Northstar California Resort, 8:15pm
 
Join star guide and poet Tony Berendsen. Tours start at the top of Highlands Gondola at 8:15pm and end around 10:45pm. Guests will spend the evening in front of a warm and toasty fire pit, exploring the stars, all while snacking on smores and sipping wine, coffee or hot chocolate. Tickets start at $15
 
Visit www.tahoestartours.com for further information or call 877-935-0350.

 

Saturday, August 17

Hidden Valley Garage Sale, 8am

The longest running community garage sale - the Hidden Valley Garage Sale - will be held Saturday from 8am to 4pm. Enter Hidden Valley from McCarran Blvd. from either Pembroke or Mira Loma Blvds. A list of addresses of the homes selling items, plus an area map can be printed from the website. Several non-profits will also participate in the sale like the Wild Horse Group, CrossPoint, Lovelock Relay for Life and the Wooster High School Tennis Team. New this year will be local artists from Indie Reno Artists. Kona Coffee at Mira Loma and McCarran will have a breakfast special that will include a list of items for sale and a map of the area. For more information go to HiddenValleyGarageSale.com 

Northern Nevada AIDS Walk/Run, Idlewild Park, 8am

This year's Northern Nevada AIDS Walk/Run is happening at Idlewild Park at 8am. Registration begins at 7:15am. In addition to a 5k run and 5k walk, it will also include a '3k Paws for the Cause' dog walk as well as a 'vendor village' with health and wellness booths. Registration is $25 and $5 for dogs. Proceeds benefit several HIV organizations including Northern Nevada Hopes and 'Accept.' You can register online and get more information at http://bit.ly/14HgvD6

Reno Kennel Club Dog Show, Grand Sierra Resort

More than 1,000 dogs, representing most of the 175 breeds of purebred dogs now recognized by the American Kennel Club, will participate in shows at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Judging starts at 8am inside the Silver State Pavilion. Channel 2's John Potter will be on hand for Sunday's Best in Show event. There will also be a K9 demonstration and parade of therapy dogs. For more information, go to www.renokennelclub.org

NV Energy's Operational Skills Rodeo, Ohm Place, Reno, 8:30am

NV Energy will hold an operational skills rodeo Saturday at 8:30am at 11 Ohm Place in Reno. The event will include information and small demonstrations from project groups, safety, renewable energy, gas operations and electric departments. Geared also towards high school students, recruitment representatives will be on-site to talk about apprenticeship and employment opportunities. The event also benefits United Way. For more information, go to www.nvenergy.com  

Free E-Waste Recycling Event, South Lake Tahoe, 9am

Electronic Waste Management, a California-appoved E-Waste Collector, will hold a free e-waste recycling event Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am both days at South Lake Tahoe Middle School located at 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, call 866-335-3373 or go to www.NoEwaste.com

Greater Reno Stamp & Cover Show, National Bowling Stadium, 10am

The Nevada Stamp Study Society will hold a stamp and cover show at Reno's National Bowling Stadium at 300 North Center Street starting at 10am Saturday and Sunday. Twelve dealers from across the United States will have over $1 million in stamps, postcards and historical documents. Letters mailed from the show will receive the USPS' special show cancellation. Admission is free. For more information, call 775-246-4769 or go to www.renostamp.org/

'Do Drop In' Fundraiser, Rural Center for Independent Living, Carson City, 10am

Evergreen Gene's Inc. is hosting a fundraiser for the 'Do Drop In' Rural Center for Independent Living from 10am-5pm at 1815 North Carson Street. 20% of all sales goes to 'Do Drop In.' There will be vendors and entertainers. The center helps people with disabilities and the homeless. For more information, call Gene or Rowena at 775-882-1807.  

Heiva Tahitian and Polynesian Dance Festival, Sparks, 10am

John Ascuaga's Nugget will host a Tahitian and Polynesian Dance Festival and Competition inside the Rose Ballroom. Saturday's festivities start at 10am. The event celebrates more than 35 years of music, dance and the spirit of Polynesia. There will also be a dance workshop at 8:30pm. For more information go to http://www.pacificexchangeprod.com/Welcome.html

Aquafest, Idlewild Pool and California Building, Reno, 11am

Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics (SNCA) annual Aquafest fundraising event will be held at Idlewild Pool and the California Building in Reno. The 11am event assists SNCA in its mission to promote, facilitate and coordinate the sustainability and expansion of aquatic resources within the Truckee Meadows. There will be a swim meet and BBQ, water safety demonstrations and an evening fundraiser. The $35 ticket includes dinner, beer & wine. Go to www.SNCAquatics.org or email info@sncaquatics.org to learn more about the event, buy tickets, or make a donation.

Back-to-School Event, Meadowood Mall, Center Court, 11am

Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez will help kickoff a donation campaign and to accept a check from Meadowood that will benefit schools. Visitors can get free eye screenings at Visionworks, play in a bounce house, enjoy live entertainment and participate in craft-making activities and games starting around 11am.

And - Meadowood Mall and Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda are teaming up to help local kids in need. Shoppers are invited to fill a Honda Odyssey with school supplies. Donations can be dropped off in Center Court inside the mall between August 17 - August 21.

17th Annual Gay Pride Festival, Reno

Reno Gay Pride celebrates 17 years this year! Festivities kick off with the annual Comedy Night on Friday night with six-time Emmy award winner Bruce Vilanch in Sammy's Showroom at 7pm. Afterwards the party continues at Harrah's Sapphire Lounge from 8pm-2am. The celebration then continues with the Reno Gay Pride Festival at Wingfield Park from 11am to 6pm. For more information go to www.RenoGayPride.com or call 887-344-RENO.

Cow County Ball, The Gorley Ranch, Gardnerville, 4pm

The Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN) is holding a Cow County Ball at The Corley Ranch in Gardnerville at 859 Highway 395 South, starting at 4pm. Tickets cost $50 per person or $375 for a table of eight. Kids 12 and under get in for free. There'll be live music, children's activities and a silent auction and raffle. To RVSP, call 775-883-8278 or go to www.varn.org. Proceeds benefit Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans and the Domestic Violence Victim's Assistance Project.

Storey County Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Feed, Virginia City, 6pm

The Storey County Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fundraiser spaghetti feed at 6pm at 2610 Cartwright Road in Virginia City Highlands. Visitors can enjoy spaghetti, a live and silent acution and dancing to the sounds of Delta Cat. Proceeds benefit the Storey County Volunteer Fire Department.

Adults-Only Social Science Event, The Discovery, 6pm

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will host an adults-only social science event Saturday at 6pm. The 21 and over event will feature local brewers and food truck favorites from Gourmelt, Burger Me, Lazy Sundae, Great Basin Brewing Co., Silver Peak Brewery and Fine Wine Catering. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members in advance, and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchase online at www.nvdm.org or at the museum's admission desk during business hours located at 490 South Center Street. Their phone number is 775-786-1000.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour, 6:30pm

Learn about Carson City's ghostly past during a 90-minute guided walking tour through town led by Madame Curry. All tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 4 are free. Tickets are available at the Carson City Convention and Visitors Center at 1900 South Carson Street or call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Arrive 10 minutes before the walk begins. Tours are rain or shine.

28th Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association will hold its annual bluegrass festival all weekend long and feature musician Michael Martin Murphey. The main festival takes place Saturday on the Bowers Mansion grounds while Friday and Sunday performances at Davis Creek Amphitheater. Tickets cost $20 and children 12 and under are free. For more information go to www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org

Tahoe Star Tours, Northstar California Resort, 8:15pm
 
Join star guide and poet Tony Berendsen. Tours start at the top of Highlands Gondola at 8:15pm and end around 10:45pm. Guests will spend the evening in front of a warm and toasty fire pit, exploring the stars, all while snacking on smores and sipping wine, coffee or hot chocolate. Tickets start at $15
 
Visit www.tahoestartours.com for further information or call 877-935-0350.

 

Sunday, August 18

Reno 10 Miler and Relay, Downtown Reno, 7:30am

About 450 runners are currently registered for the inaugual Reno Miler and Relay which starts and loops back to Virginia Street at the bridge. Runners can register for the 7:30am race at the National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno. Post-race party will take place at the City Plaza. For more information go to www.race178.com/reno10miler.

Reno Kennel Club Dog Show, Grand Sierra Resort

More than 1,000 dogs, representing most of the 175 breeds of purebred dogs now recognized by the American Kennel Club, will participate in shows at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Judging starts at 8am inside the Silver State Pavilion. Channel 2's John Potter will be on hand for Sunday's Best in Show event. There will also be a K9 demonstration and parade of therapy dogs. For more information, go to www.renokennelclub.org

Pet psychic workshop, SPCA, Spectrum Blvd., Reno, 9am

The SPCA of Northern Nevada will present a workshop for dogs, cats, horses and other animals with famed local psychic Terri Jay from 9am to 4pm in Reno. The cost is $99 for one ticket and $179 for two tickets, and lunch will be provided. A copy of Terri's book is also included in the registration. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA which is located at 4950 Spectrum Blvd off the Dandini and Parr Blvds. exit. To buy tickets go to http://terrijay.com/bootcamp.htm or go to www.spcanevada.org for more information.

Free E-Waste Recycling Event, South Lake Tahoe, 9am

Electronic Waste Management, a California-appoved E-Waste Collector, will hold a free e-waste recycling event Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am both days at South Lake Tahoe Middle School located at 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, call 866-335-3373 or go to www.NoEwaste.com

JB Mapes Bistro Drag Brunch, Downtown Reno, 9:30am

In conjuction with Reno Gay Pride, JB Mapes Bistro will hold a 'drag' brunch from 9:30am to 3:30pm at 50 North Sierra Street. Reservations are recommended. For more information go to http://www.jbmapesbistro.com/ or call 775-323-1944.

Greater Reno Stamp & Cover Show, National Bowling Stadium, 10am

The Nevada Stamp Study Society will hold a stamp and cover show at Reno's National Bowling Stadium at 300 North Center Street starting at 10am Saturday and Sunday. Twelve dealers from across the United States will have over $1 million in stamps, postcards and historical documents. Letters mailed from the show will receive the USPS' special show cancellation. Admission is free. For more information, call 775-246-4769 or go to www.renostamp.org/

28th Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association will hold its annual bluegrass festival all weekend long and feature musician Michael Martin Murphey. The main festival takes place Saturday on the Bowers Mansion grounds while Friday and Sunday performances at Davis Creek Amphitheater. Tickets cost $20 and children 12 and under are free. For more information go to www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org

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