Reno is getting pretty creative about events these days and there seems to be something for everyone, whether you're craving formal tea or want to try pole vaulting.
If pole vaulting is on your bucket list, you're in luck. Head out to the Olympic Day Family Festival in Reno. The festival gives you a chance to try your hand at more than a dozen Olympic sports, both summer and winter. It's free and organizers have invited Olympic skier Tamara McKinney and other Olympians to mingle with fans. I've never been to the olympics, but I used to compete in college track, and it's a great way to meet people and stay fit. The festival is Saturday, June 25th at Mackay Stadium from 10 am to 5 pm.
If you're in the mood for afternoon tea, and aren't planning to fly to London this week, KNPB is having an Afternoon Tea and Lawn Party at the Historic Caughlin Ranch House at the Garden Shop Nursery on Sunday, June 26 at 3pm. Live the life of a Lord or Lady for a few hours as you support our local public television station. There's nothing like cucumber sandwiches on a warm afternoon.
Okay, you have that white dress that you've been meaning to wear, but haven't found the right occasion; Put it on and head out to support homeless pets in Reno and Sparks. The Nevada Humane Society's "Shine" event features a fashion show, food and drinks. Not to mention jazz and people in white dresses. It all happens Thursday, June 23rd at the Grand Sierra Resort. Time is 6 pm to 9 pm.