CELEBRATE PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH WITH EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
The city of Las Vegas will celebrate national Parks and Recreation Month in July by offering a number of activities for residents. Residents will be able to take an evening stroll or enjoy an activity at a city park while learning about park geography and biodiversity as well as the city trail system from Outside Las Vegas Foundation volunteers and staff. Six parks are set to host these weekly events, one in each city ward, as part of the events for National Park and Recreation Month.
Events are open to all, and with the exception of Family Fishing Night, are free. Groups will gather at the Outside Las Vegas Foundation banner 15 minutes before the start of each event.
Remaining events include:
6-7:30 p.m., July 16, Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park, East St. Louis and Eastern avenues: Staff members will teach your family about biodiversity in the desert before taking you on a walk through this shaded city park.
6-8 p.m., July 22, Lorenzi Park, Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive: Enjoy Family Fishing Night with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. This event will teach the family how to fish. Children 11 or younger fish free. Children 12 or older and adults need a fishing license. A one-day license is $9, or an annual license is $13 for ages 12 to 15 and $29 for ages 16 or older.
9-11 a.m., July 26, Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road: Learn about the world of birds during this family walk around this beautiful and historical park.
7-8:30 p.m., July 30, W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, Tenaya Way and Alexander Road: Learn about Nevada’s bats. These misunderstood mammals have a fascinating story that will be shared while you observe them in the park.
For more information on Outside Las Vegas Foundation, visit outsidelasvegas.org or call 702-997-3350. For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.
GARDENING WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER
The next Gardening in Small Places workshops are landscape design, Aug. 9; 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 email@example.com or call 702-257-5573.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER SIGNUPS UNDERWAY
Additional signups for the 2014 fall Rainbow Youth Soccer League are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive.
The cost is $120, and a birth certificate and wallet-size photo are required. Signups include 10 games, a uniform and a picture plaque.
For more information, visit ryslsoccerleague.com.
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.
PILATES STUDIO OFFERS MEGAFORMER CLASSES
The Pilates Studio Las Vegas, 3655 S. Durango Drive, now includes the Megaformer.
Taught by master trainer Gracie Martinez, owner of the studio, the 45-minute Megaformer classes are designed to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously to develop core strength and muscle endurance.
Classes are available daily at the studio, and those interested can sign up at thepilatesstudiolasvegas.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.