OAM Events

Transportation Options

Do you want to attend Older Americans Month events, but don’t know how you will get there? Our community partners are here to help!

RTC FlexRIDE: In addition to regular bus routes all over Washoe County, RTC has free rides for seniors 60+ on the Sparks/Spanish Springs curb-to-curb FlexRIDE vans until June 30, 2024.
See rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation/flexride-on-demand-service or call 775-335-0035 to schedule rides.
FlexRIDE for seniors age 60+ in North Valleys, Northwest Reno and starting in May 2024 in south Reno, costs $1.50 for a day pass. Put funds on your RTC mobile Token Transit app or buy tickets in advance at bus terminals, 9th Street Senior Center, Save Mart, WinCo, or Smiths. Call 775-348-0477.

RTC Senior Ride/Taxi Bucks/Lyft/Uber: RTC offers $60 per month of free taxi rides inside Washoe County to residents 60+, veterans or ACCESS clients of any age. Apply in person at RTC’s 4th Street Reno terminal. Those with Lyft or Uber accounts, can get $60 per month of free Lyft or Uber rides instead of taxis. The $60 does not roll over so you start with a new $60 each month. Contact 775-348-0477 or go online
rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation/washoe-senior-ride-taxi-bucks-program and

Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4) offers Reno/Sparks elders 60+ a monthly $80 of free Lyft rides inside Washoe County, and another $80 worth for $40. Folks withdisabilities of any age pay $40 for $80 of Lyft monthly. 775-453-4774 or neighbornv.org

Access to Health Care has free transportation for folks with Medicare to medical appointments, and to pick up prescriptions and groceries. Call 877-385-2345 or go to www.accesstohealthcare.org. Check with your own medical plan to see if they offer this benefit. Call 2-1-1 for more statewide services.

UNR’s Sanford Center for Aging offers free transportation for Washoe residents 60+ who live within 15 miles of UNR’s main campus and need transportation for medical appointments, groceries, or errands. **Current wait list. Volunteers needed!** Call 775-784-4774 or email: sanfordmobility@unr.edu. Sanford also offers free wellness programs and medication management for seniors. 


List of Events

Click here for a printable full listing of events (English) (Spanish)

-CORRECTION- Seniors Stuff-a-Bus event is on Friday, May 24th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

(see the flyer at the bottom of this page)


Multiple Day Events: 

*if an event does not have a price on it then it is FREE for Seniors*


Senior Art Show
Free every Monday through Friday in May – Drop off your art for the art show on either April 16 or 17, from 10am to 1:00pm.
View the Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee’s Senior Art Show and/or submit an entry for the show. The exhibit is open from April 22 - June 7.
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
Contact: email: baumanni@reno.gov phone: 775-351-4771
Location: Mckinley Arts and Culture Center East and West Gallery, 925 Riverside Drive Reno, NV 89503


Free Art Exhibit every day in May & June 
Celebrate the art of older artists who are unleashing their creative spirit later in life by visiting the art exhibit all month long. Meet the 8 artists at their reception Friday, May 17 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Enjoy art from artists that have never created art on their own but enjoy the creative process.
Time: Spanish Springs Library “OPEN hours”: Sunday 10am-5pm; Monday 10am-6:00pm; Tuesday 10:00am-7:00pm; Wed.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm; closed Saturdays.
Contact: email: art@varyCarol.com phone: 775-721-5338
Location: Spanish Springs Library, 7100 A Pyramid Way Sparks NV 89436


Red Hawk Golf and Resort every day in May – Guest Rates
Enjoy guest rates for green fees for the month of May, and you must mention this special to receive the discount. Also 20% off villas. Not valid with other discounts. Contact Stacy Dunster for more info.
Time: May 1-31 (the hours the resort is open)
Contact: email: sdunster@resortatredhawk.com phone: 775-626-6000
Location: 6600 N Wingfield Pkwy Sparks, NV 89436


First Fruits Sustainable Farms
– Free every Saturday in May
Taste the fruits of sustainable farming and learn how to regenerate the land and soil. In addition, pet food vendors will offer nutritional products for our four-legged companions.
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm May 4, 11, 18, and 25
Contact: email: barbaradperez2@gmail.com phone: 775-433-3515
Location: Outlets at Legends located near Scheels, 1310 Scheels Drive Sparks, NV


National Automobile Museum
– Free every Thursday in May
Stroll the streets of this award-winning museum and see more than 200 eye-popping cars!
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Contact: email: colleen@automuseum.org phone: 775-333-9300
Location: 1 Museum Drive Reno, NV 89501


TMCC EPIC/Community Education – Harmonica
– 3 Saturdays in May
Practice in a group without reading music for $69.
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (Noon) May 4, 11 and 18
Contact: email: rsorensen@tmcc.edu phone: 775-824-3833
Location: TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road Reno, NV


TMCC EPIC/Community Education
Nevada Ghost Towns and Mining Camps: Learn history and visit nearby sites for $99.
Time: Classroom session May 16 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and a field trip to local ghost towns on May 18 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact: email: rsorensen@tmcc.edu phone: 775-824-3833
Location: TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road Reno, NV


UNR Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center
– Exhibits free for seniors
60+ every Saturday in May; $10 for seniors for theater screenings all day. See the outstanding meteorite exhibit, interactive Gravity Well, NASA modules where participants drive on the Moon or Mars, replicas of famous spaceships from science and science fiction and more! Public screenings in the Full-Dome Theatre start at 11:00am ($10 senior tickets).
Time: 10:00am-8:30pm May 4, 11, 18, 25
Contact: email: planetarium@unr.edu phone: 775-784-4812
Location: 1664 N Virginia Street Reno, NV 89557 UNR Campus north of Lawlor Events Center, parking on 3rd floor of West Stadium parking complex off 15th street; turn right as you enter parking structure and go to west side of 3rd floor.


Nevada Historical Society
— Free every Wednesday in May
Learn about Nevada’s unique and incredible heritage in a museum rich with local history!
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Contact: email: cmagee@nevadaculture.org phone: 775-688-1190
Location: 1650 N Virginia Street Reno, NV 89503


Nevada Museum of Art
– Free every Wednesday in May
See this amazing museum full of world-class art in the heart of Reno!
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Contact: email: chelseylundin@nevadaart.org phone: 775-329-3333
Location: 160 W Liberty Street Reno, NV 89501


Age Friendly Wednesday Walks in Paradise Park
Take a short 20-minute walk with AARP Age Friendly senior action team members and enjoy a beautiful spring day in Reno’s historic Paradise Park right on the Reno-Sparks border. Free gift for all walkers!
Time: 10:00am May 8, 15, 22, 29
Contact: email: donnanorm1@yahoo.com phone: 775-240-2745
Location: Meet in front of the Activity Center, 2745 Elementary Drive, Reno 89512


Zumba Gold - G Fusion Fitness & Health
– Free every Wednesday in May
Try a free Zumba Gold class! Combine exercise with rhythms that make you smile!
Time: 10:30am-11:30am May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Contact: email: patriciagauimore1@gmail.com phone: 775-846-2952
Location: Teglia’s Paradise Park, 2745 Elementary Drive


Sparks Heritage Museum
– Free every Friday in May
Discover the rich heritage and diversity of Sparks and the Truckee Meadows.
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Contact: email: christine@sparksmuseum.org phone: 775-355-1144
Location: 814 Victorian Avenue Sparks, NV 89431


Ice Cream Socials
– First three Tuesdays in May — Free
Join us for Super Swirl ice cream, free shredding service available (bring unwanted documents to shred), and socializing!
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm May 7 at Paradise Park; May 14 at Dorothy McAlinden Park; May 21 Neil Road Recreation Center
Contact: email: baumanni@reno.gov phone: 775-351-4771
Locations: Paradise Park: 2745 Elementary Drive, Reno; Dorothy McAlinden Park: 14000 Stead Blvd., Reno; Neil Road Recreation Center: 3925 Neil Road, Reno


Ageless Repertory Theater (ART) presents “Senior Follies”
— Free
Enjoy experienced actors perform a live reading of a wonderful comedy, Senior Follies, by Billy St. John, where the rocking is not done in chairs at the Pleasant Valley Retirement Home. ART is Reno’s Premier Readers’ Theatre. Events are free but donations are welcome.
Time: 1:00pm - Tuesday, May 7 and Friday, May 10
Contact: email: ronaldsmith@charter.net phone: 775-348-6625
Location: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo Street Reno, NV


Dig in to Grow Healthy – Center for Healthy Aging
– Free Every Monday in May
Learn about successful vegetable gardening with Master Gardener, Randy Robison. Explore ways to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity to improve well-being, with some low-impact exercises and other hands-on activities.
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm May 6, 13, 20 and June 3
Contact: email: jjenkins.cha@gmail.com phone: 775-525-1340
Location: Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 E 9th Street Reno, NV 89512


Senior Idol presented by Circle of Life Hospice Free
– Tuesdays in May & June
Show off your talent, whether its singing, playing an instrument, poetry reading or anything in between and try out to be chosen as a Senior Idol! Tryouts on 5/21, 5/28, 6/04, with grand finale on 6/11 where the top three seniors/senior groups will win cash prizes! 1st place $250, 2nd place $125, and 3rd place $75.
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm May 21 & 28; June 4 & 11
Contact: email: jaldana@colhospice.com phone: 775-233-9795
Location: Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 E 9th Street Reno, NV 89512


Medicare Bingo sponsored by My Insurance Solutions
– First Three Tuesdays in May — Free
Come and have fun with Judy Bowen and Robert Silva hosting Medicare Bingo games at Holiday by Atria Senior Living! For accommodation of people with special needs at meetings call 775-852-1712 Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm.
Time: 3:00pm May 7, 14, and 21
Contact: email: judybowen@myinsurancesolutionsinc.com phone: 775-852-1712
Location: Sky Peaks, 1520 Sky Valley Drive Reno, NV 89523


TMCC EPIC/Community Education - Lettering As Art
Calligraphy with brush, watercolors, and tip marker for $99.
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm May 16 and May 23
Contact: email: rsorensen@tmcc.edu phone: 775-824-3833
Location: TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road Reno, NV


TMCC EPIC/Community Education — Summer Flowers in Watercolor
- Four Wednesdays in May
Discover techniques to paint realistic flowers for $129.
Time: 6:00-8:00pm May 8, 15, 22 and 29
Contact: email: rsorensen@tmcc.edu phone: 775-824-3833
Location: TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road Reno, NV


The Discovery
– Free every Wednesday in May
The Discovery, Nevada’s largest hands-on science center, boasts ever changing exhibitions focused on science, technology, engineering, art, history and invention, all designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and the joy of lifelong learning in all who visit.
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Contact: email: pturner@nvdm.org phone: 775-398-5940
Location: 490 S Center Street Reno, NV 89501


Free Line Dance Classes
– Free Every Thursday in May
Free line dancing classes for seniors!
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Contact: email: baumanni@reno.gov phone: 775-351-4771
Location: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center in Bullfrog Room, 1301 Valley Road Reno, NV 89512


TMCC EPIC/Community Education Classes
– Four Thursdays in May – Fees Apply
Photography 2: Beyond the Basics- Learn new lighting, action, and evening techniques for $99.
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Contact: email: rsorensen@tmcc.edu phone: 775-824-3833; Call 775-829-9010 for scholarship information.
Location: TMCC Meadowood Center, 5270 Neil Road Reno, NV

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