Valleywide recreation briefs for Aug. 14-20, 2014


COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PLANS JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER OPEN HOUSE

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is planning a Junior Master Gardener open house, set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive.

View projects and collect program information on the upcoming fall sessions, which begin in September; speak with Junior Master Gardener ambassadors; and experience a make-and-take project and tours of the children’s demonstration gardens. Registration for fall will be available during the open houses.

The Junior Master Gardener program is open to children ages 7-12. The eight-session-per-semester class fee is $52. Classes are set from 9 a.m. to noon every other Saturday.

For more information, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

VIVA BIKE VEGAS PLANNED TO BENEFIT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The seventh annual Viva Bike Vegas is planned for Sept. 13. After this year, the event is set to be called El Tour de Vegas. Participants can ride 25, 50 or 100 miles or participate in the Fun Ride ofa quarter-mile, 5 or 10 miles.

The start time for all rides is 6 a.m., except for the Fun Ride, set for 8 a.m. A one-day bicycle expo and packet pickup is planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Linq, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Viva Bike Vegas benefits Discovery Children’s Museum among other local organizations. All cyclists riding for Discovery Children’s Museum can receive a family four-pack of museum passes as a benefit of their support. The deadline to register to ride for Discovery Children’s Museum is Aug. 29. After Aug. 29, there is a late fee of $50.

For more information about riding for the museum, email info@discoverykidslv.org.

For more information about Viva Bike Vegas, call 855-745-2033 or email info@perimeterbicycling.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CYCLING EVENT PLANNED

The fifth annual Pedal to the Medal Rider is set for Sept. 27. Hundreds of cyclists and fans of Special Olympics Nevada can choose to bike one of three routes — 25, 50 or 100 miles — with funds benefiting the 3,200 athletes of Special Olympics Nevada. There is also a free bike rodeo for children and adults with intellectual disabilities planned.

The ride will start and end at the West Career & Technical Academy, 11945 W. Charleston Blvd. The 50 mile and century rides offer an optional timed climb of Mt. Potosi at no extra charge to the rider.

It is $40 to register for the 25-mile ride, $50 for the 50-mile route and $65 for the 100-mile ride. All three registration fees include the ride, rest-stop support, lunch, a commemorative T-shirt and swag bag. To guarantee the correct T-shirt size and swag bag, riders must register at pedaltothemedallasvegas.com by Aug. 29.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULED

A camp for children is planned this summer at Life Time Athletic Summerlin, 10721 W. Charleston Blvd.

Called Powered Summer, the event is set to run through Aug. 22. Each week is to have a new theme and field trip, such as a Mission: Possible week and a trip to the bowling lanes at Red Rock Resort.

The cost is $200 per child per week.

For more information, call 702-228-2611.

DASH AND SPLASH PLANNED AUG. 23

A Dash and Splash event is planned at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $15 to preregister or $20 the day of the event. Attendees can do a 1.5-mile run and a 300-meter swim. For more information, call 702-229-1488.

GARDENING WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER

The next Gardening in Small Places workshops are using native plants in the landscape, Sept. 20; tree selection and care, Oct. 4; and growing fruit at home, Nov. 15 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Many classes are limited in size and have a registration fee for materials.

To register, email Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573.

FENCING CAMPS PLANNED BY RED ROCK FENCING CENTER

Introduction to Fencing Camps for ages 5 to 9 and 9 to 15 are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Red Rock Fencing Center, 8352 W. Warm Springs Road.

Participants will learn sportsmanship, the art and skill of fencing and have fun in the process. Fencing teaches focus, determination, coordination and thinking skills. Participants should bring lunch, but equipment will be supplied.

Camp fees are $200 per week, with an early drop-off fee of $20 per day from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. The camp offers a 20 percent discount for siblings.

For more information, visit redrockfencingcenter.com, email staff@redrockfencingcenter.com or call 702-222-1901.

TOURACADEMY OFFERING GOLF INSTRUCTION

The TOURAcademy, which provides personalized golf instruction and skill development programs for golf enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels, recently launched new golf training programs and junior golf programs.

The local TOURAcademy location is TPC Las Vegas, 9851 Canyon Run Drive.

For times and fees, visit pgatourexperiences.com or call 800-766-7939.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN MONTHLY TOURS

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan free, monthly guided tours at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The Demonstration Gardens contain more than 500 species of desert-appropriate landscape plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names. The grounds are open for self-guided walks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

To join the monthly tour, meet in the courtyard by 10 a.m. on the specified date. Walking shoes, water, hats and other appropriate items are suggested. Groups of five or more people are asked to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

For more information, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to offer 25 weekly fitness classes for adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Classes include yoga, cardio dance and tai chi. The cost is $15 per month and includes use of the YMCA weight room and indoor lap pool for a limited time.

For more information, call 702-229-1702.

NEIGHBORHOOD REC CENTER OFFERS SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., offers senior activities for adults 55 or older from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Daily leisure activities, classes and monthly trips are offered to Social Senior members who pay a $3 annual membership fee.

For more information, call 702-633-1492 or 702-633-1600.

WEEKLY CLASSES AVAILABLE IN CENTENNIAL HILLS

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, offers 29 weekly aerobics, tai chi cardio dance and yoga classes, led by a team of four instructors. Registration is required. Call 702-229-1702.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, BLM PLAN FEE-FREE DAYS FOR 2014

The National Park Service is offering opportunities in 2014 to enjoy national parks without paying an entrance fee.

The dates are Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday; Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day weekend.

In Nevada, Death Valley National Park and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area are slated to participate. For more information, visit nps.gov.

The Bureau of Land Management-administered Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area also is slated to participate in fee-free days Sept. 27 and Nov. 11. For more information, visit blm.org.

 

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