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.

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Santa Claus
Santa Claus will be making the rounds at several branches of the Washoe County Library until shortly before Christmas. This is a great opportunity to take the little ones to see jolly old St. Nick away from the commercial temptations of a shopping mall. In addition, the library will be having other holiday-related events for families and children to enjoy during December.

Here are the 2017 dates and branches Santa will be visiting…

  • Friday, December 8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., South Valleys Library
  • Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Northwest Reno Library
  • Monday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Spanish Springs Library
  • Wednesday, December 13, 4 p.m. to 5:30 pm, Incline Village Library
  • Thursday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Spanish Springs Library
  • Sunday, December 17, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Downtown Reno Library

A variety of Santas, Mrs. Santas, elves, and other holiday beings will take to the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, December 9, for the annual Reno Santa Pub Crawl. This roving party involves dozens of bars, restaurants, casinos and cafes scattered around the neighborhood. It’s easy to attend this party. All you need to do is buy a cup for $5, get dressed up in your Christmas holiday costume attire and start crawling. You get a crawl map, no cover at participating establishments, lots of drink specials, and food and music at some places.

Things get started at 7:30 p.m. You must be 21 and wearing some variety of Santa suit or related costume to participate. This is an adult drinking event and there will be big bouncers checking IDs, so be sure to have yours handy. And don’t even think about driving, or letting anyone else in your group get behind the wheel. Three downtown hotel casinos will have room specials for Santa crawlers who may want a handy place to crash following the drinking and merriment.

Despite all of the frivolity, the Reno Santa Pub Crawl is actually a charity event where participants “Support the Claus.” Proceeds go to Washoe County Schools through Donorschoose.org.