MASTER GARDENERS PROGRAM OFFERING FREE CLASSES at Acacia Park
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program, 4600 Horse Drive, is offering a series of free classes at Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego , in conjunction with the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.
Classes will be taught by Master Gardener instructors and start at 9 a.m. The lineup includes:
n Sept. 15: Growing cool season vegetables in the Las Vegas Valley
n Sept. 22: Information on fruit trees
n Sept. 29: Growing an using herbs
n Oct. 13: Safe and sound insect control
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/NLVchamberevents.
Councilman John MARZ to HOST CONNECTION MEETING
Henderson City Councilman John Marz is slated to host his first Neighborhood Connections meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.
For more information, call 267-2085.
GFWC Green Valley Woman's Club set to meet Sept. 25
The GFWC Green Valley Woman's Club meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m Sept. 25 at Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Road. Enrich your life through volunteer work and club fellowship with women (working and retired) who make a difference in their community. For more information, contact Beth Ilagan at email@example.com or visit gfwcgreenvalley.org.
Henderson plans to host senior table tennis tournament
The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department plans to host its seventh annual Senior Warm-up Open Table Tennis Tournament from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Participation is open to players 45 or older.
Entry is $15 per player, per event. Entry packets and online registration are available at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 624106-48 for singles, 624106-49 for doubles and 624106-50 for mixed doubles) or in person by Oct. 1 at the Valley View Recreation Center. Entries may be accepted after Oct. 1 pending space availability. Registration will not be accepted at the event.
For more information, call 267-4060.
ST. ROSE OFFERS MOBILE APPLICATION to track baby growth
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals launched a mobile application to track baby growth.
The Baby Growth Tracker mobile application is available for free from iTunes and Android market and provides resources and support for new parents.
The concept for the tracker was created and submitted by a registered nurse who works in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Rose.
For more information, visit strosehospitals.org/mcc.
Training for volunteer tax preparers scheduled for January
AARP Tax-Aide NV, which prepares free personal income tax returns for residents in the lower to middle income brackets, is seeking unpaid volunteers to prepare taxes, greet clients and program computers in early 2013. Training is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley and Jan. 21-25 on the east side. For more information or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Registration under way for basketball league
The Henderson National Junior Basketball League is accepting registration for league play, which is scheduled to begin in mid-September. Boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to participate. Several divisions are available based on age and competitiveness.
Cost is $100 per player and includes a uniform. For teams, the cost is $500, plus $1,000 for uniforms. Deadline for placing team uniform orders is Saturday.
For more information or to register, visit hendersonnjb.d4sportsclub.com or email Rich Santigate at rjsantig@ interact.ccsd.net.
regional TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SEEKS INPUT ON 20-YEAR PLAN
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is seeking public input on the region's transportation priorities as it prepares its 20-year Regional Transportation Plan.
The 2013-35 RTP is a comprehensive, long-range plan for the transportation system in Southern Nevada that is required by the federal government. The plan will be drafted this fall and then made available to the public for further comment. Currently, the transportation commission is asking the public for initial feedback to a survey regarding various planning priorities. The feedback to the survey will be taken into account as the RTP is drafted in the upcoming months.
The RTP survey is available at rtcsnv.com. Residents can also obtain the survey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 676-1606. Surveys are also available at the transportation commission's Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway or the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave. To make a request in Spanish, call 676-1606.
Responses will be accepted through 4 p.m. Sept. 13.
WINDER FARMs OPENS FARMERS MARKET
Winder Farms is scheduled to present a farmers market through Oct. 26 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road.
The market is slated to be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays in the parking lot. Items such as produce, meats, salads, juices, smoothies and more are expected to be available from multiple local vendors.
For more information, visit winderfarms.com.
BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART in safety CAMPAIGN
Henderson businesses are being encouraged to take part in the "Check Your Seats In The Heat ... Because Heat Kills" campaign to spread awareness about the dangers of leaving children and pets in vehicles during the summer.
Businesses are being asked to display awareness posters and distribute ribbons to get the word out.
The campaign launched July 10 and is cosponsored by the city of Henderson, the Henderson Fire Department, the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters, the Henderson Police Department and the Henderson Police Officers Association.
For more information, visit hendersonfirefighters.com.
ORGANIZATIONS PARTNER TO BENEFIT CHILDREN
The Justin Timberlake Shiners Hospitals for Children Open announced a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
The partnership kicked off with a golf clinic with the First Tee of Southern Nevada at Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 S. Lindell Road.
More than 200 members from the Boys & Girls Clubs are expected to participate in the NV Energy Youth Clinic with the First Tee of Southern Nevada at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Circle Drive.
For more information, visit jtshrinersopen.com/.
Registration is open for parks and recreation fall classes
Registration for the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department's fall classes, programs, events and activities is under way. Residents can register online, by mail or at a city of Henderson self-serve kiosk at City Hall, 240 S. Water St.; Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; or Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway.
Residents also can register in person at any recreation center or indoor pool.
For a complete listing, visit Henderson Happenings, the department's guide to parks and recreation opportunities, at cityofhenderson.com/parks. For more information, call 267-4000.
CLASS to train residents ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The city of Henderson Office of Emergency Management is scheduled to host a training class for the Community Emergency Response Team from 6 to 9 p.m. starting in September at the Henderson Training Center, 401 Parkson Road.
Participants are expected to learn how to be better prepared in emergency situations. Classes are free and will be offered on a Monday or a Wednesday for six weeks. Classes are set to begin Monday and Sept. 12.
For more information, visit nvcert.org.
COUNCIL MEETINGS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The city of Henderson has begun live streaming of City Council meetings.
Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Before watching , residents can also view the council agenda and supporting documents. The stream is available at cityofhenderson.com.