Shop Local, Donate Coats and Enjoy Beer This Weekend... And More!

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RENO, NV - Plenty to do in northern Nevada this weekend, the last weekend before Election Day. Don't forget to turn your clocks back before 2AM Sunday!


WASHOE VALLEY BUSINESS SUPPORT: Students in Free Enterprise - Enactus will be holding an event to support local businesses in Washoe Valley. A fall festival will take place at Bower's Mansion starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM. There will be live music, food, booths for the small businesses to sell their goods and advertise, crafts for children, pumpkin smashing, and more fun.
Students in Free Enterprise is hosting this event to help the businesses and community of Washoe Valley as they have lost business in the past years due to construction and the opening of the new I-580 freeway from Reno to Carson City.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: The City of Reno is partnering with the National Automobile Museum to offer a unique shopping experience.
From 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., the National Automobile Museum (10 S. Lake Street) will be transformed into a bustling marketplace. Attendees will see a wide variety of merchant displays and be able to get their holiday shopping done in one day, at one place. More than 100 local businesses will be participating.
Spearheaded by Council Member Sharon Zadra, Reno's Buy Local Marketplace supports local businesses and stimulates economic development by showcasing local businesses, products, and services.
Admission is $2 per person or 2 cans of food per person. Children under 16 are free. Food will be donated to the Northern Nevada Food Bank. Free parking is available at the National Automobile Museum, at the City of Reno parking lot across from the museum on Mill Street, and at the Washoe County Courthouse located on the southwest corner of Court and South Virginia Streets. Free shuttle service will be available from the Courthouse parking lot.

CANFEST: The world's first strictly canned beer festival, CANFEST, announces its return for a 4th year with a brand new title brewery sponsor, Mammoth Brewing Company, and the second annual bike drive.
CANFEST will take place inside the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno. Supporters of craft beer in cans and Mammoth Brewing Company will step in for the first time to present the event. CANFEST expects to bring back favorites such as Oskar Blues, Caldera Brewing, 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, and dozens more.
Tickets are now available through the Silver Legacy box office and Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
CANFEST benefits the Reno Bike Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community bicycle shop and advocacy group.
For more information about CANFEST, please visit For more information about the Reno Bike Project, please visit

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS COAT DRIVE: The Hot August Nights Foundation will host its annual coat drive from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The event collects coats that benefit local nonprofit organizations including The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Good Sheperds Closet. The Foundation will provide three clothing drop-off locations including the main site at A&W located at 900 East Plumb Lane . Other drop-off locations include A&W at 1131 Baring Blvd in Sparks and Long John Silver's at 1160 Kietzke Lane.
"Our annual coat drive allows us to help our neighbors in need and make sure they have something warm to wear to get them through the winter," said Tony Marini, executive director of Hot August Nights. "Each year, our community truly steps up to the plate, donating thousands of coats and we look forward to another successful year."

BREW RELAY: Great Basin Brewing Company will host its first-ever Brew Relay, an all-out celebration of athleticism, sportsmanship, and beer. The 4-person, 40-mile relay running event will start and finish at the Sparks brewery, culminating in a big party. Each runner must complete two 5-mile legs. Each relay participant will receive a T-shirt and beer. The winning team will receive a keg of Great Basin beer.
The public is invited to cheer on the runners along the route and party at the finish line. The after-party will feature an awards ceremony, followed by live music from The Northstar Session from 4-7pm, and festivities lasting well into the night at Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks. Event proceeds will benefit the Nevada Land Conservancy.
8 a.m. Start for Team of 9 Minute-Plus Milers
9 a.m. Start for Sub-9 Minute Milers
$150 Entry Fee per Team*
*Advance Register at Sparks Brewery.
Only 50 teams will be admitted to the race, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Event details and registration forms available at or call Paul at (775) 355-7711.

TREE-PLANTING: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful's annual Phone Book Recycling Program nets an extra boon for Washoe County residents: Trees donated by YP Real Yellow Pages to be planted in area parks. More than 1,000 trees have been planted in the Truckee Meadows through this program.
"YP Real Yellow Pages recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship, and we are thrilled to participate in this annual community event," said James Troup, YP Real Yellow Pages Environmental Issues.
In honor of Make A Difference Day and Nevada Shade Tree Week, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) will plant the trees with help from volunteers from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at four area parks: Whitaker Park, Hidden Valley Regional Park, the Sparks Marina and Golden Eagle Park.
To volunteer, contact KTMB at (775) 851-5185 or


Team Red, White & Blue is the National Nonprofit Partner of the Anything is Possible 5K Run/Walk Held Early in the Morning across the U.S. when Daylight Saving Time Ends.
What: Anything is Possible 5K - Race Forward as Time Moves Back is an annual 5K run/walk held in cities throughout the U.S., all starting at 1:50am on Sunday morning when Daylight Savings time ends and clocks get turned back.
Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas, costumes and/or crazy lights. Prizes will be given to the best pajamas, costume and lights winners, in addition to the first place male and female at the finish line.
When: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 1:50 a.m.
Where: University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Register: To register and for more information, visit
General public registration is $45, and active military registration is $40. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Team Red, White & Blue. Online registration closes at 8:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 2. Registration is also available at the race site from midnight to 1:30 a.m. on race morning.
Team Red, White & Blue is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Team Red, White & Blue's goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they exit their position by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit