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Match Activities

 Match Activities



BBBS Learn to Knit and Crochet

Saturday, June 10, 10:00–11:30 AM, BBBS Conference Room, 1300 Foster Drive, suite 210

Two of our own Big Sisters will be teaching matches how to get started on a summertime project. Take a break from the heat, while learning a lifetime skill. It’s early enough to get started on Christmas presents and we have plenty of yarn and knitting needles for you to take home with you! RSVP by June 7.


Sensory Garden 

-CANCELLED- Thursday, June 22, 4:00—5:30 PM, Idlewilde Park

Bigs and Littles alike can explore their senses during guided activities by representatives from KTMB, at their interactive Sensory Garden. Walk through live willow tunnels, explore a human sun dial, and more. RSVP by June 16.



Quarterly Match Anniversary Party

Thursday, June 22, 5:30 PM, Idlewilde Park

This celebration is open to those matches celebrating their annual anniversary in April, May and June. We will provide a picnic dinner. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy the Sensory Garden activity (see above) or explore the park afterwards. Enter the park on Cowan Drive and follow the signs! RSVP by June 16.


Make Your Own Diversion Safe

-CANCELLED-Wednesday, June 28, 6:00–7:30 PM, BridgeWire, 1055 Industrial Way #20, Sparks, NV 89431

During this fourth session, matches will make a small safe to store their special possessions. The key feature is that nobody will guess what is inside! RSVP by June 21.RSVP by June 7.



BBBS Volunteer Opportunity at the Reno Maker Faire

Saturday, July 8, 10:00 AM—5:00 PM, 1055 Industrial Way #20 Sparks, NV 89431

Maker Faire is a family-friendly gathering of engineers, artists, scientists and crafters who enjoy sharing their hobbies, experiments, and projects. Volunteer to help staff our partner BridgeWire Makerspace’s interactive booth in return for free entry to enjoy the Faire before or after your shift! RSVP to volunteer by June 23 for the 9:45-12:30, 12:15-3:00, or 2:45-5:15 shift.

Please note: If you don’t want to volunteer, there is also an option to attend as a guest. Cost: $5 advance, $7 at door, children under 16 FREE! Purchase your ticket here:


Annual Match Picnic

Wednesday, July 12, 5:30—7:30 PM, Rancho San Rafael Park’s Peavine Pavillion

Join us for food, games, and outdoor fun! BBBS will provide the main dish and we ask that each match brings along either cut-up fruit or veggies, or a batch of your favorite finger desserts to share…and don’t forget your water bottles! RSVP by July 7.

Looking Ahead..

 Here's a preview of our summertime match activities, stay tuned for details! 

Sat, August 5: Go fishing at a local urban pond with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 10:00 AM.

Thurs, August 10: Attend a preview performance of Sierra School of Performing Arts' production of The Sound of Music. 7-9:30 pm.











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