RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA MIXES BIG BAND, GOSPEL CHOIR, FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY SHOWS
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Whitney Peak Cargo Concert Hall, 255 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501
The spirit of Christmas comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and the Pat Esters Gospel Choir blends Christmas favorites, jazz, and soul - with a few surprises mixed in – for three performances of feel good, ‘get ready for the holidays’ music and song. The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra will perform as well.
“Last year’s Gospel Christmas Show with the RJO was such a success we decided to bring it back to the Reno and Lake Tahoe region,” said Chuck Reider, Music Director. The first shows are December 16 at 7:30 p.m. and December 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, NV. Tickets start at $35. The final show starts at 7:00 p.m. on December 20 is hosted at the Olympic Village Lodge at Squaw Valley, CA. Tickets start at $45 are available online at RenoJazzOrchestra.org.
“We draw great inspiration from each other,” Reider said as he referred to the Gospel Choir. This show is like nothing you ever experienced before. It speaks to lovers of jazz and holiday music.”
This year’s performance at Squaw Valley is just part of their annual “Merry Days and Holly Nights” festivities. Throughout December, the community offers seventeen days of merriment with music, arts and more for locals and visitors alike. For a full calendar, visit SquawAlpine.com.
The EL Cord Foundation, Nevada Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Reno Gazette Journal, Healing Healthcare Systems, Thunder Rand & Co., and the RJO Band Fans and Partners support the Reno Jazz Orchestra’s holiday events. ### The Reno Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1997. The 17-piece band (trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, guitar, bass and drums) plays big band jazz and partners with local performing art groups. The orchestra hosts a mentor program and Jazz in the Schools. They also work closely with Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra
Lee Weber Koch, Lee@renojazzorchestra.org, 775 846 5444
Boy Scout Troop 35 & 15 Annual Christmas Tree Sales
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1100 W. Moana lane, Reno, NV. 89502
Boy Scout Troop 35 & 15 Annual Christmas Tree Sales - Every year we hold a fundraiser for our Troop 35 & 15. The money is used to fund our troop operations such as monthly camping trips, participating in parades and sending the boys to summer camps. The boys learn skills such as cooking, camping, electronics, how to be good citizens, space exploration, etc. By exposing the scouts to many different career fields, they get a better idea of what is involved in each as well as learning many life skills such as map and compass.
Sam Reyna Christmas Tree Chairman Troop 35 775-828-4778 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brüka Theatre proudly presents the ridiculous parody: Buttcracker 8 – The BIGGEST little Buttcracker in the world – a histerical, historical time travel adventure. This Bruka romp, a parody of the Nutcracker is back by popular demand and taking a trip through the history of Reno, celebrating 150 years of the BIGGEST little city in the world! Opening November 24, 2017 and playing through December 23, 2017. Brüka dances its pants off in this ridiculous parody based on the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. An eclectic, hilarious and original performance experience laced with Brüka’s exciting performance style with a new adventure taking Clara and the gang into a bizarre bend on the history of Reno. Directed by Mary Bennett with choreography by John Wade, Amy Ginder and the ensemble.
REMSA Center for Prehospital Education, 400 Edison Way, Reno
Before you hit the road for the holidays, make sure your children are truly safe in the car. The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is offering free car seat installation and inspection check point as part of its Point of Impact community outreach program.
REMSA’s Point of Impact program encourages parents to ensure their car seats are properly installed. A properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. When visiting the checkpoint, parents should bring their child(ren) and car seat(s) and schedule about 30-45 minutes; longer for more than one seat. Staff and volunteers will check for obvious defects and determine whether the car seat appears on a national recall list. In addition, they will check the installation, correct any problems and provide education on the proper use and installation of the car seat.
Car seat installations and checkpoints are by appointment only. To sign up, please visit http://remsaeducation.enrollware.com/schedule (Click on the Car Seat Inspection Link) and select an available time slot, or call (775) 858-5437 for more information.
It’s family expedition time! At Dinosaur Time Trek, you’ll be transported through our special Time Lab where you can observe enormous prehistoric dinosaurs and track modern-day sharks in real time. This experience is all about hands-on family fun! Kids will love the larger-than-life creatures, and activities like Design-a-Dino, Prehistoric Poop, or the Race Through Time Labyrinth will keep everyone entertained. Families can compete in the Cretaceous Challenge Zone, visit the Time Trek Theater to meet baby dinosaurs, and test their dino-knowledge in our family and individual trivia contests.
PLUS at our Shark Edition events, you can learn more about these mysterious prehistoric creatures that are still alive today, thanks to our partnership with OCEARCH! Track real-life sharks and view live footage from recent expeditions.
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