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July 2021

Third Thursday – July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features demonstrations in calligraphy by artist and scribe Carol Foldvary-Anderson, who will let you try your hand at lettering before you leave! Also stop by and visit our featured Community Partner this month, the Latimer Art Club.  The Latimer Art Club celebrates its centennial anniversary this year, and you will meet several of…

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August 2021

Third Thursday – August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features demonstrations in calligraphy by Rock NV artists Alan and Bobbi Metzger who will be featuring their art in stonework, with many items available for purchase. Stop by and visit our featured Community Partner this month, the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS). The HRPS is dedicated to preserving and promoting historic resources in…

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Book Talk & Signing

August 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us on Saturday, August 28th at 2pm for a talk and book signing with local authors Sandie LaNae and Arline Laferry, featuring their newest book in the "Weird" series: Weird Sparks. The book features over 165 pages of forgotten or lost history, in addition to some interesting present-day information! The authors will have books on hand for immediate purchase and will sign all purchased copies!  Don't miss this fun event - and the chance to meet the authors of…

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September 2021

When the Stars Align: KISS Meets Hello Hollywood Hello!

September 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

On now through November 1st, the Sparks Museum is proud to display a fabulous pop-up exhibit celebrating the long connection between KISS and Northern Nevada, just as KISS is set to perform right across the street from the museum at the Nugget Event Center on Thursday, September 23rd! Come by today and marvel at two glamorous costume designs of Pete Menefee and learn about the artistry behind the most dazzling show this region has ever hosted. For those who remember…

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Third Thursday – September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join us at the Sparks Heritage Museum for Third Thursday events in collaboration with the City of Sparks' Third Thursdays in Victorian Square! This Thursday the Museum features artist Tia Flores, showcasing and discussing her artistic works. A fourth generation Nevadan, Tia Flores is known for her culturally themed pyrographic calabaza sculptures that depict the vast beauty of the Nevada desert and its natural inhabitants. As a nationally recognized artist, her artwork has been featured on HGTV’s That’s Cleaver!, Voices…

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Virtual Lecture Series: “Prominent Women in the History of Sparks”

September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As part of the Sparks Heritage Museum's monthly Virtual Lecture Series, join us as we look into the prominent women of the past and present who’ve made an indelible impact on the community. Come along with your host Scott Carey and special guest Dian VanderWell as we learn about the women who have built businesses, fought for social change, became civic & educational leaders, and put Sparks on the map! The goal of this presentation is to honor many of the…

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Book Signing: “Weird Sparks”

September 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Join as we welcome the authors of "Weird Sparks” Sandie La Nie and Arline La Ferry! Meet and greet with these historians and authors in Sparks-themed addition to their “Weird” Series, detailing historical curiosities and mysteries in Sparks’ early history. Get the scoop on a wide array of interesting tidbits and fun facts about our fascinating city!

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LifeScapes

September 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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October 2021

StorySongs: Rediscovering Truckee Meadows Natural History

October 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
$5

Join us as we welcome Mr. Mark Vollmer and Mr. Jim Eaglesmith who bring you an engaging family program, StorySongs, in two parts. On Saturday, October 9th,  StorySongs: Rediscovering Truckee Meadows Natural History will help you explore Reno/Sparks’ geologic history and how natural features determine our community landscape. The program for Saturday, October 16th,  StorySongs: Remembering Our Cultural Heritage of the Truckee Meadows will focus on the cultural history of the Truckee Meadows area from prehistoric indigenous populations to present…

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LifeScapes

October 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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StorySongs: Remembering Our Cultural Heritage of the Truckee Meadows

October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
$5

Join us as we welcome back Mr. Mark Vollmer and Mr. Jim Eaglesmith for the second part of their program "StorySongs: Remembering Our Cultural Heritage of the Truckee Meadows" on Saturday October 16th. The program for Saturday, October 16th,  StorySongs: Remembering Our Cultural Heritage of the Truckee Meadows will focus on the cultural history of the Truckee Meadows area from prehistoric indigenous populations to present day. Each event includes an interactive slide show, creative writing elements, live music, and egg…

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LifeScapes

October 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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November 2021

Art Exhibit Opening Reception: Splatter Girls

November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Free

Join us in the Upper Gallery for an evening reception welcoming the Splatter Girls and their eye-catching and spectacular artwork, on display and for sale until the end of the year. Light refreshments will be provided as you view the art and have a chance to meet these four fantastic artists! Over eight years ago, a group of local artists began painting together and have formed a great bond of friendship while honoring their skills. "Splatter Groups" were a suggestion…

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LifeScapes

November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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Virtual Lecture Series: A Conversation with Costuming Legend Pete Menefee of “Hello Hollywood Hello!”

November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As part of the Sparks Heritage Museum’s monthly Virtual Lecture Series, join us in a conversation with three-time Emmy-award-winning costume designer Pete Menefee, whose designs are heavily featured in our most recent pop-up exhibit "When Stars Align: KISS Meets Hello Hollywood, Hello!" Hosted by Christine Johnson, this virtual interview will detail Mr. Menefee's esteemed career in show business, as well as delve into his history with Hello Hollywood, Hello!, the most dazzling show this region has ever hosted!Pete Menefee began…

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LifeScapes

November 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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December 2021

Art Exhibit Reception: Splatter Girls

December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
Free

Join us in the Upper Gallery for an evening reception welcoming the Splatter Girls and their eye-catching and spectacular artwork, on display and for sale until the end of the year. Light refreshments will be provided as you view the art and have a chance to meet these four fantastic artists! Over eight years ago, a group of local artists began painting together and have formed a great bond of friendship while honoring their skills. "Splatter Groups" were a suggestion…

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Sparks Museum Holiday Craft Fair!

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Come out and have some festive fun while supporting local crafters this holiday season at the Sparks Museum! On Saturday, December 11th, join us as we welcome a talented group of local artisans with their handmade holiday gifts, iron and stone work, home goods, candles, art, jewelry, and more! Admission is free, so bring your friends and family! Vendors include Aura Beadworks, Bubbly Creations, Paper Tiger, Wild Sierra Soap, Woodsong Herbs, Wraptor Designs, and works by artists Donna Ballard, Michelle…

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LifeScapes

December 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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LifeScapes

December 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, NV 89431 United States

Lifescapes is a memoir writing class for seniors and adults. Created in 2000, Lifescapes was designed for Northern Nevada seniors to connect with others in a friendly, community setting. Over the last 20 years, Lifescapes has engaged over 800 community members in writing, sharing, and publishing their life stories. Over 250 publications, including over 35 anthologies have been locally and internationally published. Some members' works have been published by major publishers, and a few have been translated into several languages. Lifescapes is free…

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