Valleywide recreation briefs for May 29-June 3, 2014


GOLF 4 THE KIDS TOURNAMENT PLANNED

The second annual Golf 4 The Kids Tournament is planned June 2 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250-A Red Springs Drive. The event helps raise funds to assist Nevada’s children affected by cancer or inherited bleeding disorders.

The tournament is limited to 144 golfers, and professional golfer and teaching instructor Perry Parker plans to play. Golfers will also compete in several contests, including longest drive, closest to the hole, putting contest and million dollar hole in one.

For more information, call 702-732-0952 or email dmpavuk@cure4thekids.org.

AIA GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED AT RED ROCK COUNTRY CLUB

The American Institute of Architects Las Vegas is planning its 41st annual golf tournament June 9 at Red Rock Country Club, 2250-A Red Springs Drive. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8. Awards and lunch are set for 1 p.m. The golf fee is $225 per player or $900 for a team of four. Registration is limited. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/aialvgolf.

FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PLANNED

Foothill Falcon Basketball is planning its annual summer basketball camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 9-12 in the Foothill High School gym, 800 College Drive, for boys and girls entering third through ninth grade. The $110 registration fee includes a personal evaluation, camp T-shirt, skills instruction and competition. For more information, email jdr572@interact.ccsd.net, call 702-301-0394 or visit foothillbasketball.net.

CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC OFFERS CHANCE TO WIN A CAR LEASE

Golfers have the chance to walk away with a free three-year lease of a 2014 Lexus IS 250 sedan at the Driving for Hope charity golf classic, planned for June 10 at DragonRidge Country Club, 552 S. Stephanie St. The 18-hole scramble includes a breakfast and barbecue lunch, awards and prizes and a silent auction. The cost is $175 per player with all proceeds going to HopeLink of Southern Nevada, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a better community by preventing homelessness, keeping families intact and promoting self-sufficiency.

For more information, visit link2hope.org or call Caroline Andrews at 702-600-3602.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS HERB GROWING CLASS

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown is set to teach a one-hour class titled Growing Herbs Inside and Out! at 10 a.m. June 16 at University Medical Center’s Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

To reserve a space at the workshop, contact Amy Runge at the Family Resource Center at 702-383-2229.

RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER SIGNUPS SCHEDULED

The Rainbow Youth Soccer League fall 2014 signups are about to begin. The first signup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at Desert Breeze Soccer Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. The cost is $100, and a copy of a birth certificate and a wallet-size photo are required.

Other signups are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14, 21 and 28 and July 12, 19 and 26 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The cost is $120 at those signups, and a birth certificate and wallet-size photo are required.

The signups included 10 games, a uniform and a picture plaque.

For more information, visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

BLIND CENTER PLANNING GLOW GOLF EVENT

The Blind Center of Nevada is planning its annual glow ball golf tournament at 6 p.m. May 30 at Sunrise Vista Golf Coutse, 2841 Kinley Drive, on Nellis Air Force Base. The event is a four-person scramble with a dinner buffet. The cost for a single golfer is $125 and $400 for foursomes. To RSVP, call 702-912-0531.

GOLF TOURNAMENT PLANNED TO BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL GARDEN

Eco Insurance is the sponsor of the Club Heads 4 Garden Beds Golf Tournament, planned for May 31 at Silverstone Golf Club, 8600 Cupp Drive. The event is to support Desert Oasis High School’s garden and is to include a four-person scramble, buffet and awards reception following the tournament.

The cost is $125 per player or $450 foursomes and includes contests, such as: Closest to the Hole, Long Drive, Putting Contest and Driving Range Skills. Contestants will also have a chance to win $50,000 and a new Acura.

For more information, visit ecoinsurancegroup.com, call Jennifer Davis at 702-799-6881, ext. 4010, or email surfnjenn@interact.ccsd.net.

NEVADA STATE PARKS OFFERING FREE ADMISSION DAY

Nevada State Parks is offering free day use admission to celebrate Discover Nevada State Parks Day, an official Nevada 150 event, on June 14 at all 23 Nevada State Parks. The first 150 vehicles at each park on June 14 will receive a complimentary deck of commemorative Nevada Heritage playing cards.

Nevada State Parks will also be giving away two annual park passes per week during the four weeks leading up to Discover Nevada State Parks Day. For more information, visit parks.nv.gov to enter and follow Nevada State Parks on Facebook.

LEAGUE TENNIS REGISTRATION OPEN

USTA League Tennis registration is open through June 14. It offers a wide variety of competitive tennis programs available for members of all ages. Individuals can sign up with a local team.

To register, contact Mary Maragos at adults@ustanevada.com or call 702-792-8384, ext. 202.

For more information, visit usta.com/league.

YOUTH SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULED

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

Called Powered Summer, the event is set to run from June 9 to 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 for children is $200 per child, per week.

For more information, call 702-228-2611.

REGISTER NOW FOR NINE-HOLE SUMMER GOLF LEAGUE

Golf Summerlin has announced its summer golf league, slated for 5 p.m. Fridays from June 13 through Aug. 8 at Palm Valley Golf Course, 9201 Del Webb Blvd.

League players will enjoy free beer every week, nine holes of golf and weekly prizes.

Registration is open through June 1. The field is limited.

Registration for the eight-week league is $160 per person for the entire summer, or $25 per person for weekly drop in play. The summer league excludes July 4. For more information or to sign up, call 702-363-4373, ext. 1.

HENDERSON OFFERS WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON

The city of Henderson is preparing for the world’s largest swimming lesson at 8 a.m. June 20.

Henderson is joining the international event that is designated to raise awareness about child safety in and around the water.

The free event is set to take place at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road; the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; and the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN MONTHLY TOURS

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan a guided tours monthly at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The tours are free and open to the public.

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 or other appropriate items are suggested. Groups (five or more people) are requested to call Ann Edmunds, program coordinator, 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. 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. Those 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 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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