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Andelin Family Farm

AndelinLogoMy husband Cameron and I have lived in Spanish Springs for 13 years, and in August of 2009 had the opportunity to move to and manage the family farm. We felt that it would be a great opportunity for our five kids, to be able to experience the work and fun of living on a farm.
After we moved, I started thinking of some ideas and opportunities to build a business on this beautiful property in the middle of the Spanish Springs valley. We are just off Pyramid, and close to schools and stores, but have a unique farm setting that I thought could be a benefit to the community. I had the idea of creating a Pumpkin Patch as a fun attraction for the fall. There are not many pumpkin patches in our area, and since I like to garden and put on big events, I thought it would be the perfect way to create something great for others, while working together as a family. Our kids have all helped with planting, weeding, feeding animals, setting up, painting, etc. to help make it possible. It has been a lot of work growing the pumpkins and preparing all the activities, but it’s been worth it! We feel blessed to live here and hope that your visit to the farm will be thoroughly enjoyable!

Natalie Andelin


It’s more than what you pay.

For years, Shelly H. Rogers has been helping people find the right insurance coverage – and get the most for their healthcare dollars. If you’re ready to view popular plans online, get your free quotes now. If you’d like to talk about your options, please contact us. Our service is free, and it doesn’t stop once you purchase a plan. You’ll get our expert advice and help through every step of owning an insurance policy.

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

We’re the place for innovative, delicious and fun treats in your neighborhood!

For over 62 years, we’ve been delighting customers with our irresistible treats. We still follow the credos and innovative thinking of our founders, Burton Baskin and Irvine Robbins. With more than 6,000 retail shops in 35 countries, we’re now the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops.

Bricks for Kidz

Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Children work with exciting themes such as machines, outer space and mosaics.

For the Love of Painting – Mobile Paint Parties

LoveOfPaintingLogoFor the Love of Painting…Paint Parties for your home and work.

So how does this work?

You pick the location and date, pick the painting (custom or from my gallery), and invite your favorite people for a private party of entertaining art instruction.

Parties are a 10 person minimum and I bring everything to you- paints, easels, brushes and canvases…

I offer Home parties, work parties, birthday parties, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, girls night out, baby shower’s, bridal shower’s….you name it I can arrange it!

Locations can be anywhere you want…home, office, parks, churches…

Call me at 775-443-8583

If you would like to contact me via email, my address is:


Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby

To A Day Of Equestrian Excellence

The second annual $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby will be held on Monday, September 5th, 2011.

Join us for an enjoyable day of equestrian excellence, champagne brunch, shopping in the promenade of shops, and viewing the car display – all the while supporting ALS of Nevada.

This spectacular event will be held at Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility, located between Reno and Carson City, Nevada.

Hollylocks Kids Haircuts and Parties

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Thank you for your interest in Hollylocks. We are a locally owned and operated kids salon specializing in the latest hair trends. We strive to provide the best service to you and your child while making it a fun, comfortable, and an unforgettable experience.

While you are here, make yourself at home! We provide movies, popcorn, a train table, and more. During your child’s haircut we offer movies, lollipops, bubbles, and Nintendo 3DS’s. They also get free glitter or color spray in their hair, a balloon, and they get to choose a prize from our box office.

Like us on Facebook and see what new things are happening at Hollylocks!

Junior League of Reno

Mission Statement

The Junior League of Reno, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The League’s policies shall be in harmony with the policies of the Association.

Vision Statement

The Junior League of Reno creates a lasting impact on the community by enriching the quality of life for women and children through innovative projects, effective advocacy, generous community grants, and collaborative partnerships.

Kids on Big Rigs

Kids on Big RigsHave you ever wanted to check out a garbage truck, a fire truck, police cars, school bus, dump truck, or a u-haul van? Then come check out Kids on Big Rigs. These and many other vehicles will be available for you to touch, explore, and learn about.

THere will be a snack bar and each classroom will have a booth with items for sale.

Saturday April 26th – 10am – 4pm
2025 Silverada Blvd. in Sparks
$4 per person admission

All proceeds to benefit High Desert Montessori School


KNPB Channel 5

KNPB’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and improve its community by focusing the power of media to advance education, culture and citizenship.

KNPB exists to serve the public interest. We recognize that television is among the most powerful and influential educational tools our society holds.

Public television is the only national media institution whose central purpose is to use that tool for the public good, not personal profit. KNPB is the local educational and cultural institution in northern Nevada, which couples the power of media with power of the people in our community to serve the public good.

Lasting Impressions by Robin

My name is Robin Walker-Evensen.  I started Lasting Impressions in June of 2012. One day while browsing the web I came across this unique and creative opportunity to capture and preserve your loved ones precious hand and foot prints at any age. I was immediately excited about the prospect of doing what I love and being my own boss. I remember as a child doing ceramics and how much I enjoyed it, so this turn of events is truly a blessing to me. It’s never to late to start a new chapter and change the course that you will travel. The possibilities are endless as to what we can create. Although I have only been doing this a few months, I can not emphasize how exciting and rewarding it is to see a parents expression and happiness when I show them their completed project that I have captured for them.

Unlike the plaster of paris prints we have all done as  children, these time pieces will last a lifetime, if cared for properly. Let me help you hold your childs hand forever! I look forward to creating memories with you.

Learn French Like a Native

Marina Ridge is a Parisian French Coach and the creator of the French Made Easy for Homeschoolers program. Fluent in 4 languages, she is a Francophone (a citizen of a French colonized country).

As a mom who understands firsthand the challenges of homeschooling children, Marina discovered the lack of phonics taught to foreigners in their country of origin or for anybody learning French as a foreign language.

With a background in restaurants and hotel management in Paris, France Marina was well equipped to design and implement powerful and unique French courses. Influenced by her knowledge of the French culture, people, regions, food, wine, and many attractions of this beautiful country, her program is relatable to the masses.

Mike’s Mobile Oil

Mike’s Mobile Oil is a vehicle maintenance solution built with your convenience in mind. Your vehicle’s maintenance is literally at your fingertips. Just tell us when, where, and how you would like you vehicle serviced and count on the fact that you will receive the most convenient service possible.

Morgan Mathews Photography

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Child, and Senior Custom Photography

Child Session Information
Thank you so much for taking the time to inquire! Custom Photography is an amazing experience. I take care of my clients from the very beginning before the session even takes place and all the way through to the end. Your photos will be cherished memories forever and heirlooms to future generations. The actual session is only the beginning of creating these precious memories; after your session I will spend an extensive amount of time selecting and editing the best images to showcase in your gallery. I can say without a doubt that custom photography is my passion.

Nevada’s Darling Miss Pageants

Darling Miss Pageants was founded to present fun & fair competitions in a pageant atmosphere where girls can develop life skills, gain confidence, perform their talents and make friendships.  We believe it is important for girls to enjoy their femininity and we provide a forum that allows them the opportunity to celebrate the joy of being a girl!

Picture Perfect

We are committed to providing the finest custom framing and custom mirror design services that you will find

Owners Marie Louise Marshall and Ray Smith have combined experience of more than fifty years in the custom framing design and home furnishing businesses. They know how important integrity is to building lasting relationships with their clients. they hope to WOW you with their personal service, exceptional design and outstanding craftsmanship. They look forward to working with you to help make your house a home!

Picture Frames

Picture Perfect is quite simply the finest custom framing shop you will find. We offer custom picture framing that will transform your home into a unique expression of your experiences and your individual passion and taste. Our intuitive sense of style and design coupled with years of creative experience in the art framing world always brings a fresh and innovative approach to your fine art framing, keepsakes, photos, posters and heirlooms. We encourage you to get your treasures out of the attic and into your home where you can truly enjoy them. If it is fine art that you’re looking for, we will work with you to find the perfect piece for all the special places in your home. We offer free in-home consultation and installation as well, so let us help you get started in making a significant improvement to your home!


Picture Perfect offers well over 2000 choices of moulding designs to update a mirror you already have or to create any custom framed mirror to fit perfectly into any space in your home. We make it very simple. Take our samples home and select one that you love. Decide on a size that works for you, and wait for us to create it for you…sometimes in less than a week! We offer free in-home consultation and installation as well. Give us a call or stop by our showroom…you will be amazed at how quickly and easily you can transform an empty wall into a reflection of the warmth and beauty in your home!

Project Science

Project Science offers children educational, entertaining, and unique hands on science learning experiences. We inspire children through an interactive environment of discovery that ignites the imagination. Our program strives to develop scientific literacy at a stage when it is as essential as learning reading, writing and math. We provide a healthy, safe and fun program introducing children to basic concepts of science and how it relates to the environment that surrounds them.

Project Science provides a unique array of programs. We engage and encourage learning through live presentations and exciting captivating experiments. Our goal is to build partnerships with parents, communities, and elementary schools by offering valuable after school programs and fun packed summer science camps, workshops and birthday parties that inspire creativity.

Reno Pop Warner

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Next Registration Saturday May 5th 10am-2pm @ Little Waldorf 1661 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV
Onsite physicals will be available from 10-2pm for $25.00 with partial proceeds going back to the League.
Date            Location               Football     Cheer
May 5th            Little Waldorf              $150.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)
May 19th          Mira Loma Park          $150.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)
June 2nd          Mira Loma Park          $150.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)
June 16th         Mira Loma Park          $150.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)
June 30th         Mira Loma Park          $150.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)
July 7th            Mira Loma Park          $200.00           $50.00(plus $200.00 uniform fee due by July 1st)

Sierra Blades Fencing Academy

Welcome to Fencing

Sierra Blades LogoSierra Blades was formed in 2015 to provide both youth fencing classes, youth fencing camps, and continuing education classes in collaboration with Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College.

Why Fencing?

The first thing that many parents want to know before their children participate in any activity is “why?” There are many reasons that children should participate in athletic activities: team and individual sports help build confidence, are a great way to meet and interact with a diverse group of people, and, if continued into adulthood, are part of a healthy and active lifestyle. But why, specifically, should your child become a fencer?

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Sierra Can Cleaners

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We do the job no one wants to

No one will are argue that dirty trash cans are, at best, unpleasant and unsightly. Dirty trash cans are known to be a breeding ground to harmful bacteria, insects, viruses, rodents, and may attract foraging animals in search of a meal. Opening the lid often greets you with foul smelling odors, and sometimes worse. As the temperature rises so do the smells emanating from your uncleaned cans. Sierra Can Cleaners is here to help solve those smelly problems! We use a high pressure process using filtered water and biodegradable cleaners to sanitize, disinfect, and deodorize your trash can. After using our service you’ll be able to open the lid without the olfactory overload!

Does your HOA require you to keep your can(s) inside of your garage? We will gladly work with your HOA and the homeowners to provide this service in your area so you go back into your garage for longer than the amount of time it takes you to hold your breath!

Smiley Tooth

About Gary

Dr. James Gary Nelson earned a B.S. in Chemistry, a M.S.A. (Masters of Science Administration), and a D.D.S. He was a major in the U.S. Army where he practiced dentistry. He lives in Sparks , Nevada , with is wife Debbie, two daughters, Sarah and Ashlie, and a cat, Rosie and a dog, Stormy. Even though Gary can no longer practice dentistry, he is using his talents in dentistry by writing funny stories to motivate children to brush their teeth.

About Debbie

Debbie Bumstead Winans has illustrated many children’s books, some of which were featured in a gallery showing. She lives with her family and their many pets (Cinnamon is the youngest) in Reno, Nevada. Although Debbie has Huntington’s Disease, she doesn’t let it stop her from being creative.


Snip-its is an innovative hair care and branded entertainment concept designed specifically for kids. With its colorful salons, custom cast of animated cartoon characters, interactive computer game Play Stations, the ‘Magic Box’ and a complete line of hair care products specially formulated just for kids, Snip-its has changed the dynamic of children’s hairdressing, turning what has been considered a traditionally mundane and often unpleasant experience into a fun-filled, animated adventure.

Whether you come to Snip-its for a fantastic kids’ hair cut, special event hair style, spa treat, fun birthday party, afternoon outing, to purchase our all natural line of fruity hair care shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids, or just to browse the cute games & toys or watch our Animated Show, Snip-its offers a safe, comfortable and entertaining environment that will make your visit Snip-tacular, all the more reasons to come back again and again.

Spring Forward for Autism Walk

Speared by the growing desire across society to diagnose children suffering from autism spectrum disorders, the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology joined forces with other health care and medical disciplines in northern Nevada to form a unusual collaborative approach to diagnosing autism, the University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment, or UCAN, team.

Pulling together expertise across medical and behavioral disciplines gives team members the opportunity to learn from each other and view the assessed children from different perspectives leading to an accurate diagnosis.

The UCAN team and the Lili Claire Foundation will both benefit from the “Spring Forward for Autism” 5k walk/run on April 25 (9 a.m. for runners, 10 a.m. for walkers) at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mackay Stadium when supporters don their running shoes to raise funds to benefit these organizations assisting those living with autism in Northern Nevada.

The fee to participate is $25 if registered before April 25 or $30 the day of the event.

Since other disorders can often present as autism to the untrained eye, the UCAN team’s multidisciplinary approach rules out other conditions to get to the true diagnosis. When professional opinions are combined, a more complete diagnosis emerges.

“We decided to approach assessment from a transdisciplinary aspect due to the complicated nature of the diagnosing process as there are no medical or genetic tests for autism,” said Debra Vigil, Ph.D., director of the team and associate professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the School of Medicine. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive and diagnostic evaluation for children who may have autism or other neurodevelopmental disabilities.”

Participating volunteer agencies on the UCAN team include Nevada Early Intervention Services, Washoe County School District, Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services, University of Nevada, Reno’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the School of Medicine’s Departments of Speech Pathology and Audiology and Psychiatry.
At a minimum, the UCAN assessment team consists of a child psychiatrist, school or child psychologist, an occupational therapist, a speech language pathologist, and a developmental specialist. Additional team members from the Washoe County School District or Child Behavioral Services may also participate.

For more information on the “Spring Forward for Autism” walk/run, contact Kari Horn at the Lili Claire Foundation at (775)682-7025.

Take 2 Performers Studio

Take2LogoTake 2 Performers Studio offers acting, modeling, voice, and dance classes in Reno, NV for children, teens, and adults. Our programs are designed for beginners as well as individuals with performing experience. At Take 2 Performers Studio we offer an exciting, fun, yet safe place for individuals to express themselves. Often new students and parents entering Take 2 for the first time are amazed at the positive energy. You will not find anyone with a more enthusiastic support for your success than your classmates and instructors at Take 2 Performers Studio. The coaching styles, without a doubt, enrich, empower and bring forth strong, articulate, and passionate individuals while developing the performers craft and building the foundation essential for success in the world of entertainment. Our students audition for top Hollywood agents and casting directors and have appeared in shows like Suite Life on Deck, Medium, Cold Case Files, Disney’s Sam Sandwich, America’s Next Top Model and national commercials like Elmer’s Glue, McDonalds, Sears, JCPenney, Subway, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Dominos Pizza, and on Broadway in Peter Pan and Mary Poppins.

At Take 2 Performers Studio your goal is our goal!
• Sign with an agent
• A career in the entertainment industry
• Develop confidence
• Overcome shyness
• Develop strong & effective communication skills
• Explore your creative energy

Toll House

TollLogoCome shop for your perfect pumpkin and let the kids play in our fall harvest setting.

Check out our attractions!
Child’s Garden Inflatable, Maze, Train Ride, Rock Sport Climbing Wall, Cameron the Caterpillar Crawl, Pony ride, Dragon Bounce, Pumpkin Bounce, Kiddie ATV ride, Face painting or Temporary Tattoos, Fall backdrop photo!

Gift Shop featuring a large selection of Fall and Halloween decorations for home such as flags, table top decorations, terra cotta pumpkins, outdoor decorations, and wall decorations.

We have a large selection and variety of pumpkins to choose from including:
Houdens, Big Macs, Atlantic giants, Baby Pans, Jack-o’-lanterns, Jackpots, New Zealand Whites, Cinderellas, and many more.

These pumpkins range in sizes from hand size to 150+ lbs. The pumpkins are priced by size.

Most of our pumpkins are grown right here in Reno!!

Washoe County

Programs and facilities managed by the Parks Department help preserve and provide access to many of the region’s natural, cultural and historic wonders. More than 50 regional community and special use facilities are available for use while more than 6,000 acress of parks and open space provide outdoor adventures for all ages. Washoe County Parks also host a variety of major special events such as the Great Reno Balloon Race.

The mission of the department extends beyond providing parks and recreation. Preservation of open space conserves and enhances the County’s natural and historical settings for future generations. These include mountains and deserts, lake front property, stream corridors, trails, and wetland preserves. The community along with local, state and federal governments work together to coordinate the regional planning and development of parks, trails and open space.

X-marks the Spot

X-marks the Spot Adventure Quests- pits teams of competitors against one another in an adventure that combines sight-seeing, traveling, and clue solving into one fun, competitive quest. Once you and your team have signed up, you’ll be sent to a secret starting line. At the sound of “Ready, Set, Go”- you and your team will take off by foot or by public transportation as you follow a series of cryptic clues in a mad dash around downtown Reno. Your quest will take you past some of the area’s most notable sites, historical hotspots,  as well as lesser-known sites . The race typically takes about four hours to complete, and once the last team stumbles across the finish line, there will be a full awards ceremony.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is going on the road again! The It’s Time To Dance! Tour Presented by Kia Motors is traveling to more than 50 cities! But this time, it’s an all new show. Come see all your favorites like DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, and Toodee, with special guests Hip Hop Legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Superstar Leslie Hall. You won’t want to miss it!

Young Shakespeare Program

In honor and recognition of our Chair Emeritus, Geno Menchetti, we renamed our educational outreach performances the D. G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program in 2004.

2011 will mark the 10th season of this program. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is proud to offer FREE performances throughout the Reno-Tahoe-Truckee region. These fun and interactive plays offer a great introduction for children to the mastery of William Shakespeare and the wonders of outdoor theatre.

Presented in collaboration with The Nevada Shakespeare Company, these performances feature a mixed cast of professional actors and young actors and will take the work of the bard to several venues throughout the Reno/Sparks, Fallon, Minden and Tahoe/Truckee regions.