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Don't know what to do with your Little? Here's a great list for October and November. RSVP to your Match Support Specialist!

Galena Creek Park Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Galena Creek Visitor’s Center, 18250 Mt. Rose Highway

Meet up with other matches on a public Guided Hike at Galena Creek Park, 10 am – 12 noon. Be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen, hats, and water! Download the Geocaching Intro app (free version for >Android or iPhone). Please note that this is a public activity offered each Saturday, so is open to all, not just our Matches. RSVP to your Match Support Specialist by Oct 2.

Star Party
Friday, Oct. 16, Sunset (approximately 7:30 p.m.)
Sparks Marina Peninsula, 300 Howard Dr., Sparks

The Astronomical Society of Nevada hosts their monthly Star Party. October’s event will feature 4-5 large telescopes to view Deep Space. Observers will be looking for the Whirlpool Galaxy, described on the NASA website as "one of the biggest and most picturesque galaxies in the sky," and the Hercules Cluster, where hundreds of galaxies can be viewed where they appear clustered together.mPlease remember to dress for fall evening weather and that no flashlights are needed. The parking area and main sidewalks are well lit. The Peninsula lights will be off for the star gazing, so if you must bring a light be sure that it has a red filter. Please note that this is a public activity, so is open to all, not just our matches.Please RSVP to your Match Support Specialist by Oct 14!

Match Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 23, 5-8:00 p.m.
UNR—Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C

The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority will again host a Halloween Party specifically for our matches!This year’s theme is "Book of Life" and the traditions surrounding El Dia de Los Muertos, with a variety of activities including sugar skull making, paper flower crafts, masks, traditional Mexican mariachi music, and more! Please RSVP to your Match Support Specialist by Oct 20.

Geocaching
Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Idlewild Park, 1850 Idlewild Dr., Reno

Turn right on Cowan drive and park in the first parking lot on the left. Please dress in layers and bring along a water bottle and flashlight, as well as your smartphone with the free Geocaching app already loaded! Please RSVP to your Match Support Specialist so we have enough guides.

Glass-Blowing Classes
Nov. 17, 19, 24 and Dec. 2, 6-8:00 p.m.
Artech, 130 Woodland Avenue, Reno  

Introduce your teen Little to the art of glass blowing. Art Tech Reno has generously offered us spots for a limited number of Matches to work together on projects the Little can keep or give away as gifts. Four dates are currently available; please RSVP to your Match Support Specialist ASAP to reserve a spot before they are gone!

Match Holiday Party
Sunday, Dec. 6, 1–3:00 p.m.
Grand Sierra Bowling Center, 2500 E Second St, Reno

Both Community- and Site-based Matches are invited to join in this event, with parents or Match Support Specialists transporting Site-based children.

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