Sparks Correspondence – February 2018

                                    This groundhog may or may not have seen his shadow. (Photo by Abigail Lynn on Unsplash)

We are finally seeing a change in the weather, but only Punxsutawney Phil (the infamous Pennsylvanian groundhog) knows when spring will come. If you want to party with Phil’s friends on February 2, head over to O’Skis Pub and Grille in Victorian Square and try out a $3 Groundhog Grog to celebrate!

After we find out whether spring comes early or if we’ll continue on for a while with winter, here are some more local happenings to get through these chilly days of Sparks:

Enjoy lots of crab and blue networking at the Feb. 10 Crabbing With Democrats event. (Photo by Marie-France Latour on Unsplash )

2018 is an election year and there continues to be some political movement in the air. On a local level, Mayor Pro Tempore Ron Smith has announced his intent to run for Sparks Mayor and is hosting a fundraiser at the Nugget Casino Resort on February 7 from 5:30-7:30pm.

In conjunction with crab season, the Democratic Party of Washoe County is hosting its annual Crabbing with Democrats event on Saturday, February 10 at the City of Sparks Parks and Recreation building at 98 Richards Way. Crabbing will be extensive, beer is available to purchase, and there will be time for dedicated to speeches by local officials and candidates. Individual tickets are $75 or you can reserve a table of eight for $600.

Later on in the month, the Nugget is also hosting its annual Brew Haha on February 16. Benefitting the Sierra Arts Foundation, hops lovers can taste a huge variety of micro and macro beers while enjoying live music by Mojo Green. General admission tickets are $50 and doors open at 8pm. Special room rates are available starting at $59- a great reason to just take the elevator home.

Located at 1475 E Prater Way next to Les Schwab Tires at the Sparks Boulevard and Prater intersection, Spiro’s Bar and Grille offers adults ages 21 and up everything they could ever need to have a good time! Besides amazing gyros, burgers, and Greek specialties such as pastitsio (macaroni and cheese baked with ground beef) and spanikopitas (Greek spinach pies), Spiro’s has 13 TV’s, a card table, pool table, and two Happy Hours a day.

                    Spiro’s has great food, incredible deals and gaming 24 hours a day!

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, Spiro’s hosts weekly Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, special Vino and Van Gogh events, and karaoke on the big screen (where you can even take home a DVD of your performance). Enjoy a $5 breakfast, $5 selected appetizers during Happy Hour, and $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Simply put, Spiro’s offers something for everyone any day at any time of the week.

— Kayla Anderson