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The Golf Courses at Incline Village Open May 9th

The Championship Course and the Mountain Course are set to open on May 9th! This has been the earliest ever that the Mountain Course has opened and the first time that both courses have opened on the same day. Thank you, warm weather!

#9 - golfing at the Championship Course, Incline VillageThe Championship Course

Located at 955 Fairway Blvd. in Incline Village, designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. called the course “the ideal mountain layout” with “views you will never forget”. With tightly cut fairways and fast greens, it demands accuracy and distance. Golfweek Magazine rated the Championship Course a “Top 10 Best Course You Can Play in Nevada”. The course also boasts a top-of-the-line restaurant, the Grille, a driving range and chipping area and putting green and they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary!

The Driving Range at the Championship Course is open 7 days a week 10am-5pm (weather permitting).

The Mountain Course

Located at 690 Wilson Way in Incline Village, this 18-hole, par 58 course is fun and affordable. You can play and be back with the family to enjoy the rest of your day. It features incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Events like Nine & Wine and Family Fun Days are a non-intimidating way to play the course.

Specials and Events

Sundays are Family Fun Days at the Mountain Course

Family Fun Days Start Sunday, May 11th

Bring the family out to play some golf during special Sunday fun days! Anyone under 18 plays FREE with a paying adult! Every Sunday the whole family can also enjoy these events:

-          On each hole, tees are set up with special (shorter) yardages.

-          There are two cups on every hole- a regular 3” and a giant 8” cup.

-          A small 3-hole putt-putt course is set up on the practice green for an extra fun challenge.

-          Starting May 25th, a kid-friendly menu is available (including ice cream sundaes!)

Nine & Wine: A Popular Mountain Course Event

A Popular Thursday Event Back for its 9th Year

Back by popular demand, Nine & Wine is kicking off on Thursdays at 5:30pm starting June 24th! Four-person teams play a 9-hole scramble before enjoying wine paired with 3-course appetizers afterwards. A different vintner is featured every week with 5-6 different wines per event. The cost is $35 PPH/$40 visitor, includes cart. Please reserve your spot by calling (775) 832-1150 at least two weeks in advance for the day you’d like to attend (a waiting list is available for last-minute reservations). 2014 Nine & Wine Dates: June 26/ July 10, 17, 24, 31/ Aug 7, 14, 21

NEW Thrill & Grill on Sunday Afternoons

Enjoy a Relaxing Round on the Back 9 Followed By a BBQ-Style Dinner

Start out your Sunday afternoon at the Mountain Course Build-Your-Own-Bloody Station before a 3pm shotgun start on the back nine! The round on the back nine is designed in a fun, non-intimidating format with silly rules switching up the game (and you shoot into the 8” cups used for Family Fun Day). Afterwards, a delicious BBQ-style dinner is served (featuring a different meat each week), with a draft beer included with your meal. $30 PPH/$35 visitor; includes cart. Reserve your spot for the Thrill & Grill by calling (775) 832-1150. 2014 Thrill & Grill Dates: June 22, 29/ July 6, 20, 27/ Aug 17, 24

NEW Friday Night Horserace

$20 Buy In, Last 3 Teams Remaining Win Cash Money

This fast-paced and exciting event starts out with 2-man teams teeing off from the same hole at 5:30pm on Friday nights. Alternate shot, blind draw partners, $20 per person “buy in” (with an option to “buy back in” at $20 per team). The Beverage Cart follows the crowd and the last 3 teams to make it to hole #9 win cash money. Need to have a verifiable USGA handicap to play. Reserve your spot by calling (775) 832-1150; the Mountain Course starts taking reservations at 9am the morning of event. $5 cart fee per team. 2014 Friday Night Horserace Dates: June 27/ July 11, 18, 25/ Aug 1, 8, 15, 22

Reno Tahoe Easter Eggstravaganza: dining specials, egg hunts and community events

Easter Egg hunts, community celebrations and Easter brunch! Find out what’s happening in Reno Tahoe over the upcoming long weekend.  Enjoy Easter Sunday meals and Easter Egg Hunts – all in Reno Tahoe style.

chocolate_easter_bunnyEaster Sunday Dining Specials

Easter Dining at the Atlantis
April 4 – The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will be having special Easter dining in its restaurants, including the new Atlantis Steakhouse. There will be a Gourmet Brunch Extravaganza served in the Grand Ballroom served from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The Atlantis is at 3800 S. Virginia Street in Reno. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-824-4411.

Easter Specials at John Ascuaga’s Nugget
April 4 – The Nugget, 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks, will be having special Easter dining offers in four restaurants. Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet will be offered in the Rose Ballroom and Rotisserie Buffet from 8 AM to 2 PM. A Champagne Brunch will be served in Restaurante Orozko from 10 AM to 4 PM. An Easter menu will be served in Rosie’s Café from 11 AM to 11 PM in addition to the regular menu. For more information or to make reservations, call 800-648-1177 or 775-356-3300.

The Ultimate Easter Buffet at the Eldorado
April 4 – Easter Sunday Buffet at the Eldorado, 345 North Virginia Street in Reno, 10 AM to 3 PM. From traditional brunch favorites to special savory dishes, our wide variety of flavors will appeal and impress all audiences. The menu was built to accommodate even the most experienced palates. With outstanding Roasted Prime Rib, old fashion Glazed Ham, savory Seafood Crepes with Lobster sauce and Broiled New York Steak with Wild Mushrooms; you won’t want to miss these mouth-watering culinary creations!

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Silver Legacy
April 4 – Easter Sunday Brunch at the Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia Street in Reno, will be celebrated in three venues. There will be a Champagne Brunch in the Silver Baron Ballroom and at Flavors! The Buffet from 8 AM to 3 PM, and in Sterling’s from 9 AM to 2 PM. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy to the kids. For more information or to make reservations, call 775-325-7401.

Easter Brunch at the Nevada Museum of Arts
April 4 – Enjoy Easter brunch at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty Street in Reno. The brunch buffet will feature eggs Benedict, a carving station, a dessert station, and more. The cost is $35 for Museum members, $45 for non-members, which includes Museum admission. Seatings will be at 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM, and noon. For more information, call 775-329-3333.

Easter Egg Hunts and Events

easter-egg-hunt-renoFriday & Saturday, April 2 – 3, 2010

Circus Circus in Reno
April 2 – Bunny Hop Under the Big Top – The whole family is invited to dress in their best Easter casual and come down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on April 2nd from 4 PM to 8 PM for free candy, treats, games, and drawings for great prizes. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand to pose with your family for photos you can take with your own camera. He will be on the Circus Circus mezzanine March 31 – April 4; Wednesday & Thursday 6 – 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 4 – 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM. For more information call 775-329-0711

Trader Joe’s in Reno
April 2 & 3 – Trader Joe’s will be having 2 days of Easter fun at their Reno store, 5035 S. McCarran Blvd. There will be a scavenger hunt in the store for kids to win prizes by finding the hidden animals. Out front, young artists can chalk their creations on the sidewalk. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures on both days. There will be lots of fun things for kids to do and they will all get a prize and goodies. Event hours are 9 AM to 4 PM during regular store open time. Get more information by calling 775-826-1621.

Comstock Park
April 3 – Comstock Park, 1650 Carat Dr. in South Reno, will be the hiding place for 2,000 Easter eggs and kids through 5th grade can hunt them down for free. There will also be bounce houses, face painting, crafts and prizes. For more information, contact Hope Community Church at 775-284-4673.

Idlewild Park
April 3 – This egg hunt is from 10:30 AM to noon at the California Building in Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive in Reno. It’s free for children from preschool through 6th grade. There will be games, prizes, a bounce house, face painting, and candy. For more information, call The Bridge Church at 775-323-7141.

Northgate Park
April 3 – 6450 Moonridge Terrace, Reno. The event starting at noon includes a donation basket, “Change for Chile,” which goes to earthquake victims. Face painting, prizes and hot dogs are also included. For more information call 775-747-4411.

Oppio Park
April 3 – This Easter egg hunt begins at 10 AM and will be at Oppio Park (by Sparks Middle School), 2355 18th Street in Sparks. There will be lots of eggs to hunt, games, refreshments, and prizes. For more information, call the Sparks Nazarene Church at 775-358-4066.

Pat Baker Park
April 3 – This is a neighborhood outreach day at Pat Baker Park, 1910 Bishop Street in Reno. The program will include tangible needs such as food, household goods, minor bike repair, and fun stuff like an ongoing Easter egg hunt, games, family photos and music. Spring Outreach is free and will be from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Sierra View Library
April 3 – There will be an Easter egg hunt around the library following an Easter craft time starting at 10:30 AM. The Sierra View Library is in the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia Street in Reno. For more information, call 775-827-3232.

Reno Youth Services Spring Festival
April 3 – The City of Reno Youth Services Division will host an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny. Kids of all ages are welcome. The Spring Festival will be from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Reno Sports Complex, 2975 N. Virginia Street. For more information, contact Reno Youth Services at 775-334-2262. There is a $5 fee per child.

UNR Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – Bring your Easter baskets to Manzanita Bowl on the UNR campus for an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, kids’ games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The fun starts at 10 AM and is conjunction with activities surrounding the Silver and Blue spring football game at Mackay Stadium. Admission to both events is free. For more information, call 775-784-6762.

Damonte Ranch High School Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – The 9-11 AM Easter egg hunt is for kids ages 2 to 11. Enjoy a range of family activities at this event, including bounce houses, refreshments, a petting zoo, and pictures with the Easter bunny. It’s at Damonte Ranch High School, 10500 Wrangler Parkway in south Reno. Sponsored by Life Church of Reno. Call 775-852-3833.

Rock Church Easter Egg Hunt
April 3 – Easter egg hunt from 11 AM to 1 PM. Tons of fun activities – two bounce houses, food, age appropriate areas, face painting, bake sale, and much more. $1 per child and small fee for food and drinks. The Rock Church is at 4950 Vista Blvd. in Sparks. Call 775-355-7888.

Reno Nazarene Church
April 3 – Starting at noon and located at 740 Del Monte Lane Along with the egg hunt, there will be food and games. Call 775-853-2018 for more information.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
April 3 – 1070 W. Egg hunting and fellowship are planned, starting at 10 AM. Plumb Lane, Reno. For more information call 775-826-0990.

Incline Beach
April 3 – Pictures with the Easter bunny starting at 10:30 AM, egg hunt for kids up to 11 years old at 11 AM. Incline Beach is on Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village, north Lake Tahoe. Call 775-832-1310 to volunteer or donate. This free event is sponsored by Incline Village Parks & Recreation.

Virginia City
April 3 – Mad Hatter’s Easter Parade – bring your best hat or Easter bonnet and join this 1PM parade on C Street in Virginia City. For more information, call 775-847-4386.

reno-easterEaster Sunday, April 4, 2010

Egg-cellent Easter Bash at YMCA
April 4 – The YMCA of the Sierra, 850 Baring Blvd. in Sparks, will be hosting this free family event from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be hundreds of eggs for the age appropriate Easter egg hunt, arts-n-crafts, bounce house, cookie decorating, and lots of other fun. Activities start at 11 AM, with Easter egg hunts starting at 12 noon. The YMCA is accepting plastic egg and packaged candy donations from March 29 through April 1 at the front desk of the YMCA of the Sierra. For more information, contact Roxanne Hamner at 775-323-9622 ext 1231.

Easter Egg Hunt at Grand Sierra Resort
April 4 – The FunQuest Arcade will be hosting an Easter egg hunt starting at 11 AM. There will be three hunts according to age so all kids will get a chance to find the plastic eggs filled with candy, prizes, and tickets for a drawing at noon. The event is free and open to the public. The Grand Sierra Resort is at 2500 E. Second Street in Reno. For more information, call 775-789-1127.

Mt. Rose
April 4 – Hunt starts at 12:15 PM at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe main lodge, 22222 Mt. Rose Highway. Easter egg hunts will be for kids in three age groups – 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around and available for pictures. For more information, call 775-849-0704.

Alpine Meadows
April 4 – Bring your beacon, probe, and snow shovels to Alpine Meadows – search for hidden eggs & prizes. The event starts at noon at the top of the Subway Chairlift, which means you need a lift ticket go play. Call 530-581-8232 for more information.
A free children’s Easter egg hunt will begin at noon in the Tiegel Terrain Park, with plenty of Easter candy for all hunters.

Sugar Bowl
April 4 – Find the golden Easter egg somewhere on the mountain at Sugar Bowl and win a 2010/2011 slightly restricted season pass. The Easter Bunny will be there and may have clues about the location of the golden egg. Call 530-426-9000 for more information.

Chateau at Incline Village
April 4 – Enjoy a family Easter egg hunt and brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Chateau at Incline Village. Brunch will be served from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Cost of the Easter egg hunt and brunch is $24.95 for adults and $5.95 for children 5 to 10. Kids 4 and under are free. Reservations recommended – call 775-832-1240.

Lone Eagle Grille on the Lake
April 4 – 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Two egg hunts are planned and the Easter Bunny visits at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The 10 AM event includes brunch and an arts and crafts station. Call 775-886-6899 for more information.

XTERRA brings world’s best endurance athletes to Incline

“O Canada” was the anthem in Incline Village, Nev., as Canadians Mike Vine and Melanie McQuaid dominated the pro classes of the XTERRA USA Championship, which pitted some of the world’s best endurance athletes in a grueling swim, bike ride and run at Lake Tahoe’s high altitude.

Incline Village local Seth Wealing also showed strong, coming in second in the men’s professional class.

In all, more than 300 mostly amateur athletes made the trek to Lake Tahoe for the annual XTERRA event, the crown jewel in a series that tests athleticism, endurance and will power. More than a triathlon, the race demands cycling and running skills – pushed to the limits for close to three hours. Luckily for the athletes, Tahoe’s North Shore offered relatively warm temperatures, sunny skies and some enthusiastic fans.

The event also honored the spirit of 5-time XTERRA USA Champ and now cancer-stricken athlete Jamie Whitmore, who was presented the XTERRA Warrior award at dinner the night before the Sunday race.

For a full list of race results, click here. And don’t forget to check out the event photo gallery.