On Saturday, May 3 Lowe’s will host Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Annual Playhouse Build-a-Thon. Volunteer teams will compete in building playhouses that will be sold at Lowe’s in an effort to raise donations and awareness for Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. This event will be in front of the Lowe’s in Legends in Sparks from 9am-5pm, Judging for the best Playhouse will occur promptly at 4:30pm!
This fun, family friendly Playhouse Build-a-Thon will be free to the public. The public will also have the chance to cast their cash donation vote for the best playhouse, buy raffle tickets to win one of two playhouses raffled off at the event, participate in carnival games, buy any of the playhouses built, watch as teams build playhouses, all while enjoying food and live entertainment.
Food to include, the Waffle Wagon food truck and Papa Murphy’s pizza. Raffle Prizes to include a basket of tools from Lowe’s, a gift cards to Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, Olive Garden, Target, Scheels and much more. Watch as volunteers from Lennar Homes, Creative Gardens, and more compete to build playhouses. Enter for a change to win one of two playhouses built by Lowe’s stores of Northern Nevada and Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity.
Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity has been in operation locally since 1991 and has built over 30 homes for local low-income families. “We are excited to give the local community a hands-on experience that will help families get into a home of their own.” –Christine Price, Executive Director of Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity.
For more information about the 2nd Annual Playhouse Build-a-Thon,
Astronomy Day at Sparks Marina - Come by and see the sun through solar telescope. Solar flares, sun spots, and prominences will be on display. That night Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars will be a delight to your eyes. The Orion Nebula will be your prime deep space object for the night’s viewing. A great variety of telescopes will be on display for use by the public. Refractors and reflectors from 4 inches to a giant 20 inch mirror telescope can be used by the public. There will be an 8 PM raffle for a simple to use but powerful 6 inch mirrored telescope. Yes, you can see the rings of Saturn with it! One dollar a ticket. 20 tickets gets you a free 1 year Membership. Stop by and see several displays on astronomy and astronomical events. FREE handout for the public too. Do you want to see forever? Come by Sparks Marina May 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Details: www.astronomynv.org
Enjoy all things Beer at this inaugural event. More details to come.
Enjoy all things ribs! Details: www.janugget.com.
Celebrating 28 years of American-made classics with all the cars and music from the 50's, 60's and early 70's. Details: www.hotaugustnights.net.
Kids ages 10 to 14 are introduced to the sport of triathlon with swimming (150 yds), biking and running courses (both 2 miles) that make their way around the beautiful Sparks Marina Park. Cost is $20 per child if registered by July 24 or $30 on race day. Register at the Recreation Office, 98 Richards Way (Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) or at Scheels. For more information, call (775) 353-2376.
What's red, white, blue and fun all over? Star Spangled Sparks in downtown with JA Nugget. The only fireworks display for the valley. Details: www.janugget.com.
The Pro Watercross National Tour features a contingent of up-and-coming men and women in the highly explosive and exciting sport of personal watercraft racing otherwise known as "watercross". The US Open of Watercross is the fourth stop on the Pro Watercross Tour. In addition to the closed course racing UWP has secured the right to set a new Guinness World Record for the "most consecutive backflips on a PWC" at Sparks Marina on June 29. Details: www.uwpinc.com.
This first annual event, benefitting the SPCA, is an animal extravaganza and parade featuring family fun, many adoptable animals, contests, entertainment, pet products and more. Details: www.pawsontheplaza.org.