Weekend Watch

By: Anne Cutler Email
By: Anne Cutler Email

The National Championship Air Races fly into Reno this week with five days of racing and planes that reach more than 500 miles per hour. The event features military and historic airplane displays along with jaw-dropping aerobatic exhibitions. All the action happens at the Reno Stead Air Field, through Sunday.

An annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society breaks ground on Saturday. The "Big Dig" will take place off I-80 East at the Patrick exit. Adults and Children alike have the chance to operate construction equipment, while helping support local cancer patients.

In Yerington, check out some motocross action Saturday and Sunday at the Mason Valley Motocross park. The outdoor track is located at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. The event will be the first held at the new facility.

Squaw Valley is hosting the 6th annual Art Bark Fest- animal art and wine festival. Drink a glass of vino and take in some animal inspired art, Saturday and Sunday in the Village. Proceeds benefit local animal organizations.

Carson City's ourt appointed special advocates program or CASA, is inviting you to come bowl for kids, on Saturday at 2:00 pm. A $10 donation gets you 3 games at the Carson Lanes Bowling Center.

The number of people seekind food, shelter and medical assistance is growing in our community. So, this Saturday Faces of Grace Ministries is hosting the 3rd annual "Homeless Awareness Day." It'll happen at Galetti Park from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

An older crowd will be hitting the arena for the the Fernley Senior Pro Rodeo. It'll be a weekend of rip-roaring, bull-riding family fun in which all the contestants are over the age of 40. Check it out Saturday and Sunday at Fernley's Out of Town park.

If you're looking for something more low-key, support Northern Nevada's Key Clubs, by shopping at Barnes and Noble in Reno. They're hosting a book fair Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A percentage of every sale with a book voucher will benefit Northern Nevada's Key Clubs. Vouchers are available on the
Key Club website.

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