Obedience Training to begin Jan. 8 in Sparks
Establish good conduct and curb your dog’s bad habits through a six-week obedience class taught by a professional dog trainer, Guy Yeaman. Participants will learn how to teach their pet to sit, stand, stay, heel, and master other commands. Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sparks Parks and Recreation Gymnasium, 98 Richards Way. The next session begins on January 8, 2018, and runs through February 12, 2018. Cost per session is $98 or $82 for residents of Sparks.
Current shot records (rabies, parvo, and distemper), training collar, and fabric or leather leash required.
Register online at www.sparksrec.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Recreation Office at (775) 353-2376. Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Can the Mayor Challenge a Success
Last month, the city of Sparks employees and residents were light-heartedly challenged to “can” Mayor Geno Martini by donating non-perishable food items for those in need during the holiday season. The food drive was a huge success with more than 1166 pounds of food collected—enough to feed 972 families in the community.
City Manager Steve Driscoll and his wife Carol kicked-off the food drive by donating 474 items of nonperishable food to represent each city of Sparks employee and challenged employees to bring in at least one food item. All food collected was donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
“I’m thrilled that our City Manager issued this fun challenge and that each and every employee stepped up to give to those in need this holiday season,” said Martini.
Additionally, the City, in collaboration with the Hot August Nights Foundations, Scheels, Games Galore and Coca-Cola collected more than 850 toys for the local Toys for Tots program.
“Sparks continues to be a city that gives back,” Martini said.
New Year’s Closures
Sparks City Hall will be closed on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018. This includes the Community Services Department and City Attorney’s Office, both located at City Hall.
Additionally, the Sparks Municipal Court (1450 C Street), Parks and Recreation Offices (98 Richards Way), Alf Sorensen Community Center (1400 Baring Blvd) and Larry Johnson Community Center (1200 12th St.) will be closed.