Coming Up this Week!
The Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival (Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m) Held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport which is conveniently located off of Highway 267 in Truckee, CA about a half a mile from interstate 80 and 13 miles from the shores of North Lake Tahoe (King’s Beach) The event and parking is FREE. In additition to aerial acrobatic performances by the Aerobatic Pilots, the U.S. Air Force Parachute Team, and the Red Star Formation Team, there are numerous static displays, and giant scale radio-controlled planes.
Featured festival activities include a kid’s fun area with games, music, puppet show, face painting, arts and crafts; a Vendor Village, Food and Beer Garden, Speaker Forums and FREE flights for Kids ages 8-17 on Sunday, July 13. Go to the EEA Building at the Airport on Saturday, July 12 to sign up your child. For more information about the Young Eagles Program, go to www.truckeetahoeairshow.com.
Charlotte’s Web Presented by TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada (July 12, 2pm – 3pm and 7pm – 8pm, and July 12, 2pm – 3pm) This play adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, is based on the award winning book by E. B. White. All of the enchanting characters of the book are here; including Wilbur the irresistible young pig, Templeton the rat, and most of all the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a true friend and a good writer. This play is recommended for the whole family. Performances located at the laxalt Auditorium, 401 W. 2nd St, Reno. Admission: Ticketed $12 general/ $10 students and seniors. For more information and tickets, call 284-0789.
Hands ON! On Second Saturday at the Nevada Museum of Art: Summertime in Shangri-la (Saturday July 12, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm) This popular free family program provides a day of filled with art projects, gallery activities, storytelling, and cultural events. This Saturday, they will feature DIY Mosaic Buttons, Islamic Inspired Lanterns, Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham, a special performance by JamPro Music Factory’s Rock’n Strings Instructors, and a a public tour of the museum.
Create a Fairy Garden at the Discovery Museum (July 12, 11am) Create and then take home your own fairy garden, guaranteed to attract not only fairies but gnomes and other magical creatures as well! For ages 5 and up (adult required for ages 5 – 7.) The cost is $5 members, $5 nonmembers (does not include museum admission). Register at www.nvdm.org or call (775)786-1000.
Sparks Food Truck Drive-In (Saturday, July 12. Event starts at 5pm and movie at 8pm) The Sparks Food Truck Drive-In is a unique dinner and movie experience in Victorian Square. Local food trucks and specialty vendors will be serving food and treats, followed by a free movie in the newly renovated amphitheater. This week, they are showing The Fantastic Mr. Fox - a film inspired by Roadl Dahl’s (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) book under the same name. The film is rated PG.
Family Fun Saturdays at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City (Saturday, July 12, 10 am – 3 pm) This Saturday’s topic is Water in Nevada, geared towards children ages ten and up. Learn about the Carson City watershed and how water is used in our state. Discover how to read maps to understand the flow of water and locate major features in the local landscape; conduct scientific experiments related to the properties of water. Choose your 30-minute time slot in art of science or both. Tickets available at 9 am at the museum. Contact Deborah Stevenson at ext. 237.775-687-4810, ext. 237.
Lahontan State Rec Area – Once Upon a Time: Animals that Live in Water (Saturday, July 12, 9 am – 10:30 am) Learn about animals that live in the water by listening to the reading of the book Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George and Lindsay Barrett George. Make and paint turtles with paper bowls and then view and compare a live tortoise to a water turtle along with a nature walk along the river. For ages 3-12 years old; however, all are welcome. For any questions, please contact Tabitha Coughlin at 775-867-3500. (Lahontan Dam River Camp, located at 16799 Lahontan Dam Road, Fallon 89406. From Hwy 50, between Silver Springs and Leetville Junction, turn south onto Lahontan Dam Road. Drive past the bridge, over the Carson River and stay on the paved road to the main entrance of the park.map.)
Frozen Party and Storytime with Elsa at Learning Express (Sunday, July 13th, 11:00 – 12:30 South Reno location and 2:00 – 3:30 North Reno location) Join Elsa for Story-time and a Sing-Along, and don’t forget to bring your camera! Learning Express South: 197 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Reno. Learning Express North: 5110 Mae Anne Ave #704, Reno.
After several summers of driving kids around, we thought we would pass along our summer organization knowledge to you. We’ve scanned the RENOfamonthego minivan, and here is a handy list of items we found stored inside that has made our summer easier. We hope this will make your summer easier as well! Sun hatsContinue Reading