Kids, seeds and cider star at family garden event

Plus: Spa sips, beer tours, pairing showdown and ghouls give back

PHOTO/ISTOCK: The Farmily fall event open to the public on Oct. 16 in Reno includes a seed swap.

Farmily, a group that helps children develop healthy habits through gardening, is holding its Fall Community Event from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at its garden behind The Bridge Church, 1330 Foster Drive, next to Boys & Girls Club.

The event features folks bringing seeds to exchange in the seed swap, as well as hot cider, music, crafts, a raffle and food for purchase. $5 minimum suggested donation per ticket. Tickets/details.

Food, drink, deep tissue work: Dolce Vita spa opening

Dolce Vita Wellness Spa, in the Village at Rancharrah, 7200 Rancharrah Parkway, is celebrating its grand opening on Oct. 8. with a special package.

That package features food from Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, welcome wine and signature cocktails, swag bag with spa product samples, commemorative wine glass, three raffle tickets, spa tour with demonstrations and consultations, and spa offers good only that day.

Visit here to purchase $45 tickets and to select package times (4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.).

Wine vs. beer pairing smackdown at Café Whitney dinner

At the beer vs. wine dinner Oct. 14 in the Whitney Peak Hotel restaurant in downtown Reno, folks will decide which of the two they like better paired with each of four courses.

Beginning 6 p.m. Oct. 14, Café Whitney in Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St., and Full Glass Hospitality are presenting a four-course dinner with wine and beer going head-to-head. Each course will be paired with the beverages. Which sips will win?

Chef Christian Flores is creating the menu. Sommelier Dani Morris leads the tasting. $120 tickets include gratuity. Must be 21 to attend. Purchase/details.

Tour and sip at establishments in Reno Brewery District

From 2 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Black Rabbit Mead Co., 401 E. Fourth St., is presenting its Tour de Brews: Brewtober self-guided tour of breweries, distilleries, restaurants and other establishments populating the Brewery District on and around East Fourth Street.

Purchase $10 tickets in advance. Drinks range from free to $3. Pick up tasting cup and event passport at Black Rabbit Mead. Folks with passport stamps from at least seven businesses will be entered into a raffle that begins 6:30 p.m. at The Alpine, 324 E. Fourth St. Must be present to win.

Get ghoulish at Matador bar to fight domestic violence

Beginning 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Reno Resilient, a group that presents classes to help Reno business leaders learn and prosper, is presenting a Halloween party at Matador Lounge, 445 California Ave., to raise awareness of October’s Domestic Violence Month.

The event features craft cocktails, house sangria and a costume contest, with first place winning a Matador bar tab. Cover fee is $5, with proceeds going to the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic Violence. Purchase/details.

Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter highlighting our most recent stories.

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