Coming Up this Week!
Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Here are some not-to-miss events happening in our neighborhood.
The Truckee Carnival: There will be rides for all ages… little cars, spinning strawberries, and low-flying airplanes for the tots, a Ferris wheel and giant slide for the preschoolers, bumper cars, tilt-a-whirl, and a small roller coaster for big kids, and the Tornado and the Zipper for those who like a more wild ride! There will also be lots of carnival games where you can try your luck and skill for a prize. And, of course, there will be carnival food, such as candy apples, cotton candy, and corn dogs.
The carnival will begin on Wednesday, August 13th and continue through Sunday, August 17th across from the Rodeo Grounds in the Truckee River Regional Park. The hours of the carnival are as follows: Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday 4pm -10pm, Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm, and Sunday 12pm-10pm.
Purchase tickets right before the carnival at Safeway in Kings Beach, the Potlatch in Incline Village, and at TCF. Unlimited rides wristband at the Carnival is $30.
A portion of the Truckee Carnival proceeds supports Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF), a non-profit organization in Incline Village that offers parenting education and early childhood development programs for families with infants and toddlers up to pre-school.
Family Movie Music Sing a long: Grease (Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company, 713 South Virginia Street,Reno) Saturday, August 16, 3pm – 5pm. Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to a simpler time with the original high school musical, GREASE! Danny is the hunky ‘bad boy’ and Sandy is ‘the girl next door.’ They meet and fall in love. But will their different worlds keep them apart?
Come dressed as your favorite character from Grease and enter to win their costume contest! A special prize is awarded to the winner. Price of admission includes a goodie bag full of fun props to increase the audience participation fun. (RENO FAM ON THE GO TIP: Snap a picture of the entire family dressed as Grease characters and make it this year’s Christmas card photo!)
All tickets are $10.
*RENO FAM ON THE GO PICK OF THE WEEK!
Northern Nevada Antique Power Club 19th Annual Tractor and Engine Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 16 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, August 17 at Valley View Ranch, 1000 East Valley Road, Gardnerville. See working antique engines and tractors, tour a working museum, and enjoy a bbq lunch outdoors at this 40 acre ranch in Gardnerville. In addition, there will be tractor pulls and other tractor games on site.
It costs $5 for adults to get into the event and children 12 and younger are free. A $2 coupon is given to everyone that comes to the event for Valley View Ranch’s General Store on the property.
Directions from Hwy. 395 turn east on Mueller Parkway, south on East Valley Road, Gardnerville.
Campfire Friday at Galena Creek Park: Friday, August 15, 7:30pm – 9:00pm. Join them for the last Campfire Friday of the 2014 summer series and prepare to meet some reptile friends! The Galena Creek Visitor Center welcomes Michelle Hunt from U.S. Fish & Wildlife to the campfire for an engaging presentation on reptiles. Of course, she’ll be bringing along a few live friends as well.
Marshmallow roasting will begin at 7:30pm and the program begins at 8:00pm.
Please bring flashlights as well as blankets or low-backed chairs and dress warmly. Weather Permitting, call ahead for details. (775) 849-4948
“Ranching at Rancho” Open House at Rancho San Rafael Park: Saturday 10am – 1pm. Bring the family for a fun, free, ranching themed open house in the main barn area just north of the Wilbur D. May Museum. Each week features a new theme from goats to tractors to chickens, and everything else in between. (Every Saturday June 7th thru November 22nd, 10am-1pm)