Washoe Community Education

Conferences, Events and Series

Take your daughter our for a memorable evening, achieve your writing dreams or hunt for ghosts!

Enrich your life with these three distinctive events that have become northern Nevada traditions.


Royal Father-Daughter Ball
Enjoy this northern Nevada tradition with that special girl in your life. Registration for this October event opens in July.

Nevada Paranormal Series
Enjoy some Halloween fun with classes in ghost hunting techniques, psychic abilities and more every September and October.

TMCC Writers' Conference
This premiere event, which has assisted writers for more than two decades, brings in the West's best editors, agents and writers each April to share their expertise with you.


Expand Your Understanding of the Other Side
The Nevada Paranormal Series offers a wealth of classes, and investigations.

Explore the different facets of belief in the paranormal and decide for yourself if ghosts exist!

2014 Series Classes

  • Ghost Hunting 101: Downtown Reno’s Brüka Theatre
  • Virginia City as It Really Was
  • Psychic Protection Techniques
  • Document That Spirit: Equipment Tips for Success
  • Remote Viewing: Psychic Development
  • Nevada’s Quirkiest Historical Facts
  • Spirit Communication
  • Cemeteries and Tombstones Tour
  • Ouija Board: It’s Stories and Superstitions
  • Native American Spirituality in a Modern World
  • Virginia City Midnight Historical Tour and Ghost Hunt
  • Fourth Ward School (Virginia City) Ghost Hunt Field Trip

Many of these classes sell out quickly, so register today!

Learn about psychic abilities, ghost hunting techniques and religious beliefs regarding the paranormal during this two-month long series held each September and October. Contact us to get on our paranormal series mailing list.

Here's what your neighbors had to say about the Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series:

"This series gave me the opportunity to reach beyond what I think I know and explore other beliefs and perspectives. It was a great group of people and a great experience." —Brad L.

"This was one of the better (ghost) hunts I have been on. I had a blast and really experienced some things that I had not expected." —Cristi M.


Royal Father-Daughter Ball
Give your daughter a lifetime of warm memories

On Nov. 22, spend a magical evening with your little girl dancing, tasting royal treats and taking part in a raffle. This semi-formal dance is designed for girls—from kindergarten through sixth grade—and their fathers, grandfathers or special friends. Your child will receive a special gift, plus you can purchase photo memories and flowers to make the evening an extra special event that you will both remember for a lifetime. This event sells out months in advance.

Register Today!

Here's what other parents had to say about the Royal Father-Daughter Ball:

"For three years my husband and daughter have been going to the father-daughter dances. The first one was my idea because of the memories they would make. Afterward, my husband thanked me so much. They both had so much fun. Now I ask, 'the ball is coming up want to go?' A grin on my husband's face means 'yes.' Thank you for all the years of memories you've given us so far." – Arwyn P.

"Your event provides a great service to so many fathers and daughters and their opportunity to not only bond, but for fathers to establish what their daughters should expect of any man later in life." – Mitch B.

"Thank you so very much for a wonderful time at the Royal Father-Daughter Ball. My two daughters and I have attended the last 4 years and this year's ball was our favorite. I don't have a single complaint and am absolutely gushing with praise." – David K.

Even the DJ raved about our event!

"Thanks for letting me be a part of it. I had a blast! It is quite a rush for a DJ to have a dance floor rocking all night, to see the proud dads and their daughters and to contribute in a small way to local education." – K.C. Bouchard