You are “Never too old for Gold” at the Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games. The Games feature a series of competitions organized in Olympics fashion, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers in each event. The Winter Games will run from January 30 through February 14, 2018. The finale is a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno. Participants compete by age group and must be 50+.

Registration is now open for both individuals and teams. The basic fee is $30, plus an additional fee for some events. The Valentine’s Day party is included. Get more details about registering from “Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games.” Here are the events…

  • Opening Games Social at Toll Brothers Regency Clubhouse – January 30, 2018
  • Archery
  • Basketball Skills
  • Beanbag Baseball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Card / Chance Games
  • Climbing Wall
  • Escape / Puzzle Room
  • Fitness / Weight Lifting
  • Fly Casting
  • Go Karts
  • Ice Hockey / Ice Skating
  • Obstale / Ropes Course
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Skiing / Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table Tennis
  • Valentine’s Day Dance and Dinner at the Eldorado Hotel Casino – February 14, 2018

The goal of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games is to promote fitness programs and activities for Reno area seniors. Sponsors are the City of Reno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Senior Care Plus and the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee.


Fall at Washoe Lake

December 12, 2017

Washoe Lake State Park, Deadmans Creek Trail, hiking, Nevada, NV

Late fall at Washoe Lake State Park, south of Reno, Nevada. View is looking west from Deadman’s Creek Trail. Photo © Stan White

It’s tough getting much detailed information about Christmas holiday light displays around the Truckee Meadows and up at Lake Tahoe. However, I keep trying and have come up with some lights confirmed for the 2017 season. I’ve also listed some that were fired up last year, even though I don’t know for sure if they will be shining in 2017.

The biggest residential display I’ve found is the numerous homes participating in the Hidden Valley Parade of Lights. All the decorations are actually part of a contest by the homeowners’ association, but everyone can come to enjoy the lights. Since they are all in one area, it’s a good way to enjoy lighted Christmas decorations without driving too much. The lights are scheduled to be shining through January 1, 2018.

There are lots of other homes and businesses throughout the Truckee Meadows that you can enjoy simply by driving around in the evening. Perhaps an improving economy has prompted some people to light up more holiday cheer than in previous years. If you know of any outstanding Christmas lights displays around the Truckee Meadows, please use our Contact Us form to send an address so it can be added to the list.

Lights of Tanea, probably the biggest and most elaborate single home Christmas lights show in the Reno area, has retired after many years. I hope you were able to view this show in the past – it was quite spectacular.

For more information, visit “Christmas Lights and Decorations Displays in the Reno Area.”

Christmas lights displays, Reno, Nevada, NV

Reno neighborhood Christmas lights. Photo © Stan White