City Of Sparks

Special Events

Sep 12 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Movie Premieres Kick Off Fall Wildlife Season

The area's best wildlife shows are about to start at County and City Parks as thousands of resident and migrant water birds prepare to spend the winter in Reno. Their antics are fun, fascinating, free, and last for months. Armed with nothing more than warm clothes and a sense of adventure, you can enjoy hours of family entertainment and learn something new every day.

To kick off this year's Fall/Winter viewing season, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, in cooperation with its park partners and the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, are hosting premiere showings of Free as a Bird. This 30-minute, light-hearted look at our region’s water birds from local filmmaker Carl Adams is a great way to get ready for the migratory season. A short discussion will follow each screening that will present opportunities for public support of our parks during these difficult economic times.

Free as a Bird is narrated by Gilbert, an urban goose with an attitude, and reveals exciting and largely unknown opportunities to enjoy our area's ducks, geese, herons and cormorants. Afterward, guests can enjoy a light snack and discuss their interests in parks while children enjoy fun and educational activities. The event is free and everyone is invited.

Premieres and receptions will run from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and will be held at Sparks Museum & Cultural Center (814 Victorian Avenue, Sparks) on September 12th and Bartley Ranch’s Western Heritage Interpretive Center (6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno) on September 19th. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, based in Reno, Nevada, is an incorporated, nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by members of the community concerned about the economic impact on parks within the geographic area known as Truckee Meadows. The Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Truckee Meadows by ensuring the long-term sustainability and improvement of our parks. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by offering park-based educational and recreational programs designed to increase community-wide awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of Truckee Meadows parks. Through the Truckee Meadows Parks Endowment, the Foundation provides strategic financial support for new and existing park infrastructure and programs, and administers opportunities to support parks in perpetuity through legacy gifts.

To learn more about Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, go to

Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sep 21 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

At IHOP, 4752 Galleria Parkway - A fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children (Eaton Rapids, MI). IHOP is donating a percentage of sales to the VFW Home for Children Friday, Sept. 20 from noon to 10:00 p.m., Saturday Sept. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a POW MIA Recognition Ceremony in the IHOP parking lot. There will be Military Support Groups with information for Veterans. A silent auction will be held during the ceremony.  

IHOP, 4752 Galleria Parkway - Sparks
Jul 29 2013 - 9:00am - Aug 1 2013 - 12:00pm

This four-day camp for young volleyball players will offer beginner through advanced levels of instruction on basic and advanced skills, effective offensive and defensive plays and more. A real must for students who are thinking about trying out for their school’s team. Register by July 10.

WHO: Girls, 3rd – 6th grade (as of fall 2013)

WHEN: Monday – Thursday

DATES: 7/29 – 8/1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Alf Sorensen Community Center

COST: $52 / $43 Resident Discount

DETAILS:  Call 353-2376

Alf Sorensen Community Center, 1400 Baring Blvd.
Aug 11 2013 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Benefiting the Greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Hosted by National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 2778

Sunday August 11, 2013 at Wildcreek Golf Course

Four Person Scramble    8AM Shotgun Start

$65.00 per player, Includes Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls, Lunch and Contribution to the Charity

Proceeds from a Long Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests Directly to the Charity

In Addition, a $10,000 Hole in One Contest

Awards Ceremony and Luncheon to Follow

Registration Deadline July 28, 2013

To Register contact Jim Cooper at 453-9728(home),

453-5288(cell) or 626-5339(work)


Come out and enjoy a round of golf while supporting a worthy charity!



Wildcreek Golf Course
Jun 15 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Nevada Rural Housing Authority Presents:  Roadmap to Homeownership
Saturday June 15th 1-4pm
5650 Riggins Court, Reno -  across from the Meadowood Mall

Come join us in celebrating the month of homeownership with free information on the home-buying process! Learn what you need to do to get qualified for a mortgage loan. Visit with our exhibitors and lis-ten to guest speakers answer your questions.

 Lenders on Site
 Down Payment Information
 Inspection & Appraiser Info
 USDA Loan Info: Zero Down
 Title & Escrow Info
 Market Condition Infol
 Free Prizes During Event
 Gourmelt on Site
 Samples from Port of Subs
 Free Credit Reports
 Free Credit Repair Info
 Free to Attend

Find us on Facebook: Nevada Rural Housing Authority
Or visit our website for more information:

5650 Riggin Court - Reno, NV
Nov 2 2013

More details to come.

Victorian Square/Great Basin Brewery
Oct 19 2013 - 11:00am - Oct 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Celebrate all things pumpkin! Pumpkin carving contests, costume contests, carnival games, and live music. This harvest festival on Victorian Square benefits the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. Details:

Victorian Square
Sep 29 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Face Off Car Show is open to all make, models and years. Cool Cars Car Show will be held at Victorian Square. There will be a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, street fair, awards and more. Entry for cars is $25. Details:

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive
Sep 29 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

More information to come.

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive
Sep 28 2013 - 6:00am - 2:00pm

Register today for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, the nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Unite in the movement to reclaim the future for millions. Details: www.alz.or/walk

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive

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