RISE and Dine: People Feeding People
Community Assistance Center, 335 Record Street (parking lot), Reno, Nevada
Visit RenoInitiative.org to sign up to volunteer for RISE and Dine! RISE and Dine is a hands-on giving project that mirrors the true spirit of Reno. Three Saturdays a month, our team invites volunteers throughout the community to cook their favorite recipes and together we serve dinner and distribute clothing to hundreds of locals without a home.
This Saturday at 5pm, we will meet outside of the Community Assistance Center (CAC) at 335 Record St. and serve about 250 or more people until 6pm. The event costs only as much as the food you bring and share! Don’t miss this great community potluck!
With the help of our supporters, RISE feeds thousands of Reno’s most poverty-stricken throughout the year. The RISE and Dine project is a truly special do-it-yourself experience that allows you to connect with people and families in need. By volunteering or donating, YOU are warmth and comfort to the men, women and children who go to bed hungry in Reno.
Visit RenoInitiative.org to sign up for RISE and Dine, a project of The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality
Reno Balloon Race Horseshoe Tournaments
Evens Park, Reno, Nv.
This is a Northern Nevada Horseshoe Pitchers Assn. Beginners To Pros Welcome Entry Fee is $10.00 It is NHPA Sanctioned so this will Qualify you to go to the State Championship in 2015 Membership to the NHPA is Adults - $26.00, Under18 yrs. - $7.00. Come join in the fun.
Elaine Perry 775-674-0463
Trails & Vistas World Concert
Shakespeare Theater at Sand Harbor State Park
Musicians and dancers from near and far will perform as the sun sets and the moon rises. Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, the concert is a fundraiser for Trails & Vistas, a Truckee, CA nonprofit organization that produces art experiences in nature. This year Trails & Vistas will present art hikes at Spooner Lake on Sept. 6 and 7 as well as Art in Nature field trips for more than 300 third grade students.
Highlights include aerial dancers, SambaDá and violinist Scarlet Rivera who is known for her solo work as well as performances with Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and the Indigo Girls.
“Rivera will take us on a sonic journey around the world,” shares Nancy Tieken Lopez, the Artistic Director of Trails & Vistas. Rivera, who lives in Los Angeles, is one of the world’s most prominent and versatile violinists and one of the featured new artists participating in Trails & Vistas 2014.
SambaDá, a funk band based in Santa Cruz, dubbed the “the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band,” playfully blends funk, reggae and salsa for a beat that brings audiences to their feet with high-energy percussion and danceable grooves during a visually dynamic show. SambaDá works and plays for social justice, peace and the respect of all cultures and peoples.
Based on outstanding reviews, award-winning flutist Ann Licater and the thirty-piece San Jose State University Symphony Orchestra will return to Lake Tahoe for the second annual Trails and Vistas World Concert.
"Ann Licater’s music is soft and yet overpowering, it reaches the depth of my being and awakens the spirit inside of me,” shares peace activist Ela Gandhi. Licater, a world flutist who finds inspiration and inspires others with Native American flute, discovered her passion at a powwow, where she purchased the first of many Native American and world flutes.
“We are proud to announce our World Concert community partners and host sponsors: the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks and For Goodness Sake for the Peace Project concert of Lake Tahoe,” adds Lopez.
Tickets, starting at $23, go on sale on May 19 through the Shakespeare Festival Box Office (948 Incline Way in Incline Village, NV, (800) 747-4697, https://laketahoeshakespeare.com). For more information visit TrailsandVistas.org.
Great Reno Balloon Races--Children's Cabinet Tethered Rides
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street Reno, NV
The Children's Cabinet will again be giving 900 pre-selected, program-served children free tethered balloon rides at the Great Reno Balloon Races this year. Sponsored by the Wilbur May Foundation, riders ages 4 to 18 will be flown up 50 feet with an adult chaperone in one of two special-shaped balloons. This is a fun, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for children to see Reno from the top. Don't miss it!
Call for volunteers!
We need volunteers for our balloon ride event. Duties include setting up the balloons (taking them out of the bags, spreading them on the ground and inflating/de-inflating them), taking tickets, walking kids to and from basket and manning the tether ropes. Must arrive by 6:30 AM and stay until 10:30 AM. If you're interested in helping, please contact Jeff Andrews at (775) 856-0111 or email@example.com.
For more event information, please visit: http://www.renoballoon.com/
Jessica Stack, (775) 856-0356, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rush to Reno: Millionaires in the One Sound State
Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno
Forget Las Vegas -- In the 1930s Nevada's claim to fame was its taxes... or lack thereof! This summer, the Wilbur D. May Museum will highlight one of the state's first marketing campaigns in a brand new exhibit. Rush to Reno: Millionaires in the One Sound State explores the way state leaders used taxes to target millionaires to move to Nevada during the 1930s and 40s. The unconventional plan brought dozens of colorful characters to the Reno area, including Wilbur May, E. L. Cord, Max Fleischmann, and others. The new exhibit features many original artifacts on display for the first time, including One Sound State pamphlets and ephemera, photographs, music, videos, and more.
Rush to Reno opens June 18 and runs through September 14. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and children. The exhibit is an official NV 150 event, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union.
www.maycenter.com or (775) 785-5961