Summer is coming and with it a whole range of popular outdoor activities. If you aren’t feeling quite like jumping right in after a long, cold winter of inactivity, consider getting back in shape at one of our Reno area gyms, fitness centers and health clubs.

There are plenty of places to work out in Reno and Sparks. The range of services offered covers everything from iron pumping for dedicated gym rats to getting back in shape for hiking and biking on our many local trails. If you are new at the fitness center and gym game, most facilities have experienced trainers on staff to work with you to develop a workout routine. A trainer can help you get the most from your workouts, cheer you on, and reduce the chance of injuries.

Go to my “Reno Area Fitness Centers, Gyms, Health Clubs” article for a list of area facilities. Check out a few clubs to find one that’s a good fit for you.

The annual Reno Earth Day celebration returns to Idlewild Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is one of Reno’s most popular big events and there is something to do for everyone in the family. Attending Reno Earth Day is free, including musical entertainment, kid activities, food trucks and lots of information about environmentally friendly products and services. Exhibits and activities at Reno Earth Day are divided into several theme areas.

  • Earth Day Around the World
  • Earth Day Spa
  • Animalia Kingdom
  • The Artists’ Grove
  • Earth Innovations
  • The Garden
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Future of Transportation
  • Many Spokes for Many Folks
  • Third Party Theme Areas

There are also ways you can participate through Reno Earth Day contests and activities…

  • Upcycled Trashion Show 2017
  • Pet Fashion Show 2017
  • Edible Art Themed Contest
  • Free Community eCycle Event
  • Poster Art Showcase 2017

Go to “Reno Earth Day Celebration” for more details about the event and to learn about some of the practical stuff like parking and transportation to Idlewild Park.

Up in the north Lake Tahoe area, you can enjoy Tahoe Truckee Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017. At the other end of the lake, South Tahoe Earth Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017. More information about both of these events is available from my Earth Day article.

Reno area easter egg hunts
Easter Sunday in 2017 is on April 16. Enjoy Easter weekend with family and kids by attending one of the Easter egg hunt events happening all around the Truckee Meadows. Note that most of them are on Saturday, April 15, so plan accordingly. They are also free. Should you be up at north Lake Tahoe for Easter weekend, you will find a nice selection of Easter egg hunts to enjoy with the family.

Before heading out, check the weather forecast just in case since Easter egg hunts are outside. Spring is here and chances are it will be a nice time to enjoy being out and about in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Easter Sunday Brunch / Dining – Some really nice Easter Sunday dining is available in the Reno / Sparks area, making for an enjoyable way to top off all that Easter egg hunting and candy eating. Some of the casinos will have big buffets with lots of choices. Many of these will be open during brunch hours, from morning through the afternoon. Some others, both in casinos and at independent restaurants, will be serving into the evening for an actual dinnertime meal. All will have some pretty fancy stuff most of us are unlikely to want to prepare at home. Go to “Easter Dining in Reno and Sparks” to see who is serving and where.