Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day 2017 is on Sunday, May 14. I hope all of you Moms out there are are able to enjoy a fun and relaxing Mother’s Day with family and friends. If you need some ideas for things to do, refer to this list of “Mother’s Day Activities and Events in Reno and Sparks”. There are activities and events during both days of Mother’s Day weekend, so there’s likely to be something the Mom in your life would enjoy doing. A couple of possibilities are the Reno River Festival and the Reno Sculpture Fest, both in downtown Reno through the weekend.

Dining out for brunch or dinner is a fun thing most Moms enjoy. The Reno area has some excellent dining choices and many of them are going all out with Mother’s Day specials. Refer to “Mother’s Day Brunch and Dining in Reno and Sparks” for a look at your many options.

Reno 150 sesquicentennial birthday celebration, Nevada, NV
Reno 150 is the city’s year-long effort to celebrate Reno’s 150th birthday. The community is invited to attend the official Reno 150 Kickoff Event on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at City Plaza, located at 30 North Virginia Street between City Hall and the Truckee River.

The free family-friendly Reno 150 Kickoff Event, part of the State of Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeology Awareness Month in May 2017, will include:

  • Several speakers, including City of Reno elected officials, new Reno City Manager Sabra Newby and members of several local historical organizations and groups.
  • A 149th birthday cake.
  • A photo booth with the backdrop of a painting titled “Reno Twenty Years Ago” by C.B. McClellan. The 1882 painting depicts early Reno and includes Myron Lake and Chief Winnemucca standing together in front of the Lake House and a Truckee River toll bridge.
  • Entertainment by the Reno Municipal Band and Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.
  • Snapshots of Reno history, including the Reno Rodeo’s Chuck Wagon, a vehicle from Hot August Nights, a balloon from The Great Reno Balloon Race and showgirls wearing MGM Costumes.
  • Mascots from Truckee Meadows Community College, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno Aces baseball, and Reno 1868 FC soccer.

There will be more Reno 150 themed events during 2017 and 2018, including the Reno Veterans Day Parade, Holiday Tree lighting, and the Sesquicentennial Celebration (150th birthday) in downtown Reno on May 9, 2018. Reno was officially established on May 9, 1868.

Source: City of Reno information and image.

The Great Community Cleanup is an annual event sponsored by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), along with numerous co-sponsors from throughout the area. The morning event involves spiffing up selected publicly-owned areas and parks by picking up trash, clearing illegal dump sites, performing minor maintenance, and pulling invasive weeds. Volunteers are needed to help out on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to an appreciation picnic.

Volunteers can choose where they want to help from a big list of sites throughout the Truckee Meadows and other nearby areas. Go to the volunteer signup page to register and pick your site. If you are not sure about where you might want to help, there is a map showing cleanup locations. For more information, call KTMB at (775) 851-5185.

Source: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.