Home / Things To Do

Things To Do

Arte Italia Makes for a Fun Date Destination

Jackie Shelton and her boyfriend Clay at arte italia's "Neorealismo" exhibit

By Jackie Shelton, Guest Contributor This season is so different from falls of the past: My kids are grown, my boyfriend’s kids are grown, and we find ourselves able to spend some time together on a weekend afternoon enjoying the abundant cultural opportunities that Reno has to offer. Which is …

Read More »

All Families Can Afford This FREE Exhibit at Arte Italia

Enrico Pasquali "Children, outskirts of Comacchio"

When I wrote the book “100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die,” I wrote about “Thing” #77, arte italia, almost entirely from the perspective of their culinary arts programs — a few times a year, the downtown destination invites revered visiting chefs to cook for lucky attendees in …

Read More »

Testing the Waters at Silver Bear Swim School

Ringing the Bell

I didn’t learn to swim until I was 11 years old. I remember being frustrated when I went to the pool with my friends and I couldn’t hang out with them in the deep end as easily. There was one time, I remember trying to play “lifeguard” with my cousin and …

Read More »

I’m Being Auctioned Off on Saturday. Here’s Why.

fullsizeoutput_78f2

Today I was confronted by the “what ifs” of my worst nightmare. I walked through the doors of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) thinking about the sober reality underscoring the need for this non-profit: It is one of the first places families come after a cancer diagnosis of a child. …

Read More »

Why Water Wings Are The Devil

child swimming

It’s that time of year again, when we all start hitting the pools, and the lifeguard in me starts fuming when I see kids bobbing around in the pool in water wings, life vests and suits with flotation inserts. Why? As a former swim coach, instructor, pool manager, and lifeguard, …

Read More »

Keeping Older Kids Busy During The Summer

This is my daughter on stage at a Kidscape camp

Summer is fast approaching. As a mom who works from home full time, I’m a bit nervous about the kids being home while I’m trying to work a full-time job. OK, a lot nervous. Up until now, every summer I had the kids booked in camps for most of the summer, …

Read More »