Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a fun, family friendly affair. The 2017 Eldorado Great Italian Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. The party is on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, centered at the Eldorado Resort Casino near the Reno Arch. A big part of the Festival is music, which will be available for free on two stages.

Just strolling Virginia Street during the festival is entertaining, with street performers, free music from several venues, and good food and drink readily available. People really get into the Italian spirit for this festival, giving it a boisterous yet friendly atmosphere. You can even participate by trying your feet at grape stomping and voting in the Italian sauce competition. Of course, you must taste the sauces in order to vote. Come on down and enjoy one of Reno’s most popular and fun events.


Fall break 2017 at the Washoe County School District is Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6. That’s a looooong time for the kids to be out of school and needing something to do when you add in a weekend on each end.

There are a lot of activities lined up with fall break in mind. For example, Galena Creek Visitor Center is holding a fall camp, as is the Discovery Museum. The recreation departments of both Reno and Sparks have vacation time activities for a variety of age groups. There are cool movies and science at the Fleischmann Planetarium and the Washoe County Library always has free activities for both children and adults.

The Reno Celtic Celebration, the Fall Fish Festival at Lake Tahoe and the Eldorado Great Italian Festival all fall on the weekend of October 7 – 8. There are tons of things to do for kids and adults alike during these events.

Get many more ideas and details from the article “Fall Break Camps and Activities in Reno and Sparks.”

Remote Area Medical (RAMâ„¢) is the largest free mobile medical clinic in the country helping underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families. From September 29 to October 1, 2017, RAM will be offering services in Reno in cooperation with the Washoe County Health District and Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities. There will be no cost to patients or taxpayers.

Here is how to sign up for services: Parking for patients will be at the Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno. Clinic parking will open at 12 a.m. midnight on Friday, September 29 for patients to begin the check-in process. Ticket distribution will start at 3 a.m. Patients will then be bussed to the clinic location at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows where they will be seen according to their ticket number starting at 6 a.m. The same process will repeat all three days. No tickets or parking will be available at the clinic location.

Medical services at the RAM clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass production, free eyeglasses, women’s health exams, assistance device (walkers and canes) education, osteopathic manipulative treatment and general medical exams.

Volunteers are needed to help with the process. “In addition to general volunteers, we’re seeking to bolster the number of dental and vision professionals so that we can maximize our ability to provide services in these areas,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. Those interested in being volunteers should email volunteers@ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.

Source: Washoe County press release.