Group Match Activities

Just a Reminder

Since BBBSNN activities are the result of Agency community partnerships and/or grant funding for our matches, guests are not permitted to attend.


Get Your Art On!

Take advantage of the numerous free ARTOWN events this month throughout Reno to experience a wide range of visual and performing arts. We even have a couple planned as group match activities. See below!

Legendary Lands Art Show (BBBS Artown Event)

July 1-31st, Reception July 19, 5-7:00 pm, Cafe Capello (Former Java Jungle), 248 W First Street, #202, Reno, NV 89501

BBBS has partnered with The Holland Project and talented local artists of varying styles and mediums to produce an eclectic collection of visual art celebrating young imaginations. Littles who participated in our winter creative writing workshop were asked to envision a Legendary Land of their own creation. Their travel passports were then passed on to artists to inform and inspire their work. This exhibition will showcase art, writing, and the way in which our community can come together to encourage and defend the potential of our youth.

Stop by for a refreshment and to peruse the exhibit at the Holland Project's Satellite Gallery along the river in downtown Reno (open from 7 am to 9 pm daily). Whether your Little participated or not, ALL matches and guests are invited to attend the July 19 Gallery Opening Reception to honor our community effort!  RSVP for the reception by July 15th. 

Computer Corps

Sat, July 20, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 550 Mallory Way, Carson City, NV 89701

Join our BBBS group to learn how to take apart donated computers and related hardware, to be used to refurbish computers for local families. Lunch will be provided, and each Little will get to take home a bag of food from their on-site food bank! You are welcome to make this a regular activity so that your Little can earn their own refurbished computer by donating 48 hours of time. RSVP by July 15.

Golf with Barracuda Championship

Wed July 24th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Montreux Clubhouse (meet at Summit Mall Starbucks to carpool)

Up to ten matches are invited to attend a special activity being put together for us at the Barracuda Championship Golf Tournament July 24th. Last year, we got to play some fun putting and chipping games, then meet three pros, who demonstrated shots using different clubs. They even let the Littles try the clubs out themselves!  Please be sure to bring along water bottles, hats, and suntan lotion. Collared polo shirts and shorts are requested, though a nice T-shirt will be fine for the kids. No jeans please!  RSVP ASAP for parking and meetup info!

Swimming at the GSR Pool

Sun, July 28, between 10 am and 4 pm, GSR Outdoor Pool, 2500 E Second Street, Reno, NV  89595

Join other BBBS matches for a day at the pool! With a pass, you may come anytime between 10 and 4. Be sure to rbing your water bottles and sunscreen. Food and beverages are available for purchase, but you may NOT bring anything other than water with you. We do have coupons for a free kid's meal at Johnny Rockets, so be sure to ask for one when you pick up your pool passes! Please RSVP ASAP as free passes are limited.

Roller Kingdom

Tues, August 6, 5:30-7:30 PM, 515 East Seventh Street, Reno, NV 89512

Get out of the heat and join us for some fun roller skating before school starts! We'll cover the cost of entry and skate rentals through grant funding provided by Sprouts, as long as you RSVP by August 2!

BBBS Night at the Movies - The Time Machine

Tues, August 6, 6:30-9 PM, The Brewery Arts Center Performanc eHall, 555 W. King Street, Carson City

The nonprofit Carson City Classic Cinema Club has weekly showings of classic films. While Littles are always free, Bigs, accompanied by their Littles, are also offered free admission to this evening's showing of "The Time Machine," based on a science fiction novella by H.G. Wells, where he introduced the concept of time travel. RSVP by August 2nd.

Preview Performance of Guys and Dolls

Thurs, August 8th, 7:30 PM, Robert Z. Hawkins Ampitheater at Bartley Ranch, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno NV 89511

Enjoy a special night of live theater under the stars! Sierra School of Performing Arts once again invites matches to attend the preview performance of the live stage production of Guys and Dolls, free of charge, the night before the show opens. 

Hold on to your hats as we transport you back to the 1930s with this tale of gamblers, dancers and colorful characters of the New York underworld. The romance revolves around the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler wooing a puritanical missionary, and a showgirl dreaming of a straight-and-narrow future with a craps game manager who is anything but. You'll be tapping your feet to the catchy music. The original Broadway production in 1950 won the Tony Award for Best Musical. This show contains mature themes and language, so is best suited for children 12+.

The doors open at 6:45 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. It will be approximately 2 hours long, with a short intermission. You are not obligated to stay for the entire show, but all attendees are asked to fill out an evaluation form before you leave to help with grant funding. Seatin gis first come, first served. There will be no concessions, but you are welcome to bring food and drinks into the ampitheater for a picnic before the show. No coolers or glass containers allowed. Please RSVP by August 5th, as your names must be on our BBBS list for you to be admitted.

Fly Fishing at Montreux

Date TBD, 5:30 PM, 18077 Bordeaux Drive, Reno, NV 89511

The Montreux Fly Fishing Club has again invited 10 matches to learn and experience their passion on one of the ponds on the Montreux golf course. Littles aged 10+ only.  All equipment is provided. RSVP ASAP, as space is limited.

BBBS Cooking Class

Tues, August 20th, 5:30-7:30 PM, Natural Grocer's Teaching Kitchen, Firecreek Crossing Shopping Center, 4819 Kietzke Lane, Reno 89502

This is another chance to bring your younger Little to learn some cooking skills. Chef Gustavo Velasco will lead up to 6 matches with Littles ages 8-12 through cooking a simple meal on our brand new induction cooktops. He needs to be creative as Natural Grocers requires all cooking onsite to be gluten free! We will be continuing to offer these hands-on cooking classes on an ongoing basis. RSVP right away!

Tickets for Reno Aces vs. Salt Lake Bees

Sun, August 25th, 1:05 PM, Greater Nevada Field, Reno

US Bank has donated tickets for 12 matches to attend this upcoming baseball game. All seats are in a block, so you'll be sitting with other BBBS matches! Tickets are already at our office for you to pick up. Please RSVP to reserve yours.

Bridgewire Makerspace Activity

Wed, August 28th, 6-7:30 PM, 1055 Industrial Way #20, Sparks, NV 89431

Join us at BridgeWire Makerspace to get your creative on! This month's project has not yet been determined, so check back on our website's Bigs Only page for updates! Please RSVP by August 21st.

Fly Fishing with Cast Hope

Sat, August 31st 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Sawmill Lake, Truckee, CA

Are you and your Little (aged 10-18) ready for a new adventure? A few matches are invited to spend a half day with Cast Hope. Each match will have a professional guide to show them around the lake, teach them basic fly fishing skills and hopefully catch a fish or two, before eating lunch together with the group! All gear, food and drinks will be provided. tHe experience is free, although a one-day CA fishing license will be required for each participant age 16 + at the cost of approx $16 each. (Cast Hope can reimburse Bigs for their Little's license.) If you and your Little are interested, please RSVP TODAY, as there are only a few slots available.

Summer Reading Program

Washoe County Library System’s Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme, a Universe of Stories, focuses on NASA and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.  To sign up:

  1. Visit on starting June 1, to download the READsquared app.
  2. Create an account together by clicking “Register”
  3. Log your reading from June 1 – July 31  
  4. Your Little will receive a fee book upon completing the program!  

Carson City Library’s Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff is scheduled for Sat, June 8 from noon – 3:00 PM at the library on 900 N. Roop. Enjoy family friendly activities and register for the challenge!