Spring sports leagues, classes on tap for kids in Reno
In a kids playground and running on a slide. Credit to: @thebalanceguru USA TODAY
It's that time of year when kids get restless, waiting for those warmer days of spring to come or looking for a new or fun activity to do. Below is a list of 10 upcoming classes and sports registrations available in the area. Featured classes range from baking to chess to volleyball, archery and more.
This one-time class at Williams Sonoma, 13945 S. Virginia St., gives kiddos a chance to make donuts from scratch. This class, scheduled for 10 a.m. April 14, lets kids have hands-on experiences whipping up a batch of donuts and topping them off with a delicious batch of icing. The cost for the class is $30, which includes a donut pan.
Wasting Arrows, 4855 Joule St., Suite B-7, offers Junior Olympic Archery Development classes to help beginning students learn skills such as archery safety, etiquette, range rules and more. While form is a definite focus of the class, so is fun, which is why games are included as part of the learning experience. Beginning classes are held 6 p.m. Mondays and 5 p.m. Wednesdays on an ongoing basis. The cost for beginning classes (and more advanced levels) is $80 per month.
Kids can learn the basics of playing chess and have the opportunity to practice their skills during the fourth chess session of the school year at ChessKidz' after-school program. Instruction is available at various school sites in the Washoe County School District. One-hour once-a-week classes begin the second week of April at several different sites. Each class includes 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of play. The eight-week session cost $85 with late registration priced at $100.
Kids ages 7 to 12 can enjoy an exploration into various forms of art in a four-week series of classes that start April 11 at the Nevada Museum of Art, 180 W. Liberty St. Classes are scheduled on consecutive Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and introduce students to painting, drawing, printing techniques and more. A snack and materials are included in the cost of registration, which is $100 for non-museum members and $90 for members.
The once-a-month kids' cooking class at Nothing To It! Culinary Center, 225 Crummer Lane, is coming up. The next class is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. April 10 at its cooking center. Each of the kids' 90-minute classes is geared at helping them flex their culinary muscles and develop a variety of skills and habits that can last a lifetime. The cost is $45 per student per class.
Kids can be very interested in what they produce with their hands and this can include a wall hanging for their room. In this class at JoAnne Fabrics, 3750 Kietzke Lane, young ones can learn basic quilting skills, use of a sewing machine and the steps for sewing a basic quilt block. Supplies do need to be purchased for this one-session three-hour class. Upcoming dates are scheduled for 1 p.m. April 14, 1 p.m. April 15 and 1 p.m. April 28. The cost is $35.
This indoor spring volleyball league, sponsored by the United States Youth Volleyball League, starts April 10 at two different sites in the area. Instruction, a volleyball and a team shirt are included in the price of registration. Practice and games are scheduled Tuesdays and Saturdays through the end of the season, on May 31. The Reno site is at the Neil Road Recreation Center, 3925 Neil Road, and the Sparks site is at Mendive Middle School, 1900 Whitewood Drive. Registration is now $185 for the eight-week season, but costs less with earlier registration.
This league, for girl and boy basketball players in third through sixth grade, is accepting registration through April 20 for the spring season. Each team will play two games a week April 30 through May 24, with girls scheduled to play Mondays and Wednesdays and boys scheduled to play Tuesdays and Thursdays at the William N. Pennington facility, 1300 Foster Drive. The cost is $70 for nonmembers of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and $50 for members. A jersey is included in the cost.
Want your kids to learn a little bit more about the arts? Then sign them up for The Artist's Toolbox, a five-week session offered through Arts for All Nevada at the Lake Mansion, 250 Court St. at Arlington Avenue. This class helps kids, ages 9 to 12, to learn about clay, sketching, printmaking, landscapes and more. All materials are included in the price of the class, which is $50 for all five sessions. Classes are scheduled 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 19.
Spring registration is under way for NFL Flag-Youth Flag Football, which begins the week of April 9. Youth in kindergarten through middle school can register to participate in this eight-week league. Teams meet twice a week, typically after 5:30 p.m. at various practice sites located in areas like the north valleys, northwest Reno, Sparks and south Reno. The $100 registration cost includes a jersey, photo and participation award.