Oct. 19 — Paint Nite at O’Cleary’s: Bring your friends, have a few drinks, and test out your painting skills as Heather the artist will guide your through painting a sea turtle. O’Cleary’s will provide the canvas, paints, brushes, and smocks and you just bring an open-minded, fun-loving attitude. To buy tickets, visit www.oclearyssparks.com.
Oct. 20 — 2016 Northern Nevada Business Summit at Nugget Casino Resort: From 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the tradeshow floor will be filled with Northern Nevada companies representing a variety of different industries. Attendees will also be treated to six educational breakout sessions and speakers from Sierra Nevada Properties, Dale Carnegie Training, Whitney Peak Hotel, and more. To register, visit http://web.thechambernv.org/events/Northern-Nevada-Business-Summit-1700/details and don’t forget to stop by and say hi to the Sparks Tribune!
Oct. 21 — 4 Wheel Parts National Championship at Wild West Motorsports Park: Motorsports enthusiasts call this event the “King of the Hammers in a Short Course” as they watch over 100 drivers compete in this exciting event. Tickets are $25 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.wildwestmotorsportspark.com.
Oct. 23 — PumpkinPalooza at Victorian Square: Check out the pumpkin derby, carnival games, and live music all day long in Victorian Square. www.pumpkinpalooza.org
Oct. 23 — Pirates Pins and Pints 2016 at Wild Island’s Coconut Bowl: Pirates Pins and Pints is back for its fourth year with three hours of bowling, drinking, and pillaging for a good cause. The cost is $25 per player or $100 per 4-person team and includes three hours of bowling and a drink coupon for each bowler with proceeds to benefit the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of Northern Nevada. For more information or to sign up, call (775) 358-2322 or (775) 358-2768.
Oct. 23 — Run for Education at Scheels: Promoted as Northern Nevada’s largest family and student running event focused on fitness and fun, the Education Alliance is hosting a 5k, 10k, ½ mile Fun Run, and Sparks Marina March. Proceeds from the event goes to support physical education in Washoe County schools. Fitness Fair activities begin at 7 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k/10k runners taking off at 8 a.m. Visit https://ed-alliance.org/our-impact/programs-initiatives/run-for-education/register-to-run/ for registration information.
Oct. 24-27, 29 — Nevada State Bank Wingfield Springs branch opening: Nevada State Bank is celebrating the opening of its new Wingfield Springs branch on Oct. 24 with complimentary refreshments and giveaways all week long (except on Oct. 28 where it will be closed in observance for Nevada Day). Located on the corner of Vista Boulevard and Wingfield Hills Road, the Nevada State Bans features a 24-hour SMART ATM, freestanding kiosks, and a night depository. The kiosks are equipped with iPads to access online banking applications and checking accounts. For more information, visit www.nsbank.com.