Head to Reno this weekend for the Rascal Flatts concert, Mark Estee Family Tours and burn the calories off with Color Me Rad.


Well, it's officially fall, which means saying goodbye to heirloom tomatoes, fresh corn and strappy sandals but hello to pumpkins, scarves and boots. The changing of the seasons is always an exciting time -- especially looking forward to all the autumn events Reno has to offer. This week, we're looking at the Rascal Flatts concert at the Reno Events Center, Mark Estee Family Tours and Color Me Rad.

Head over to Reno.com to check out stories on dog- and kid-friendly travel, as well as the Nugget's Boos & Brews Beer Festival and this weekend's annual Street Vibrations Fall Rally.

Rascal Flatts

I was lucky enough to catch Rascal Flatts in Wichita, Kan., a few years back -- or maybe more than a few years. It was a spectacular show with soaring ballads and great special effects, lighting and sound. Showmanship is the main reason I go to a concert -- for a performance. Otherwise, I'll just listen to music at home. But Rascal Flatts definitely delivered on that concert, and I'm sure they will when they headline the Reno Events Center at 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Click here for details.

Mark Estee Family Tours

I hate the term "foodie," but at a loss for another word that adequately expresses gourmandise, I guess I'll say it. I'm a foodie. "Farm to table" and "nose to tail" are increasingly important philosophies to live by, so I'd head to Reno Provisions on Sept. 26 to hear a presentation by chef/restaurateur Mark Estee on these topics. He'll explain the "farm to table," "nose to tail," and "root to stock" philosophies. The tour also will allow participants to explore the butcher shop, bakery and production kitchen and watch chefs in action. The Mark Estee Family Tours starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at Reno Provisions, 100 N Sierra St.

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum members receive 20 percent off market purchases on the day of the tour. Click here for details.

Color Me Rad

I love running, especially when the air turns crisp and cool -- I'll take snow and cold over hot running weather any day. Color Me Rad is one of those awesome fun runs I've always wanted to try, and at 5 kilometers, it's an easy enough run. The run starts at 9 a.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St. The run will feature eight stations with waves of runners getting plastered with pink, yellow, blue, green and purple. Another plus? The run benefits Special Olympics Nevada. Click here for details or to register.

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