Valleywide recreation briefs July 9-15


CAMPGROUND CLOSED FOR SUMMER AT RED ROCK CANYON

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground, Red Rock Campground, is closed until Aug. 30 during the low-usage period. It is located within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area approximately two miles east of the Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management-managed public land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge. Popular primitive (no facilities) sites include Bitter Spring Back Country Byway, Gold Butte Back Country Byway, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails System.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities nearby which include: back country camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 702-515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 702-397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 702-293-8990 or 702-293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200. Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 702-515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 702-968-8138; Potosi Pines Camp, 702-875-1980; and the Clark County Shooting Park, 702-455-2000.

RACE PLANNED AT WET ‘N’ WILD

The Soggy Jog race is planned to start 8 a.m. July 27 at the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. The entry fee is $70 and includes race entry, admission to the waterpark for the duration of the day, a Soggy Jog towel and swimming goggles.

For more information, visit soggyjog.com.

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS

The North Las Vegas recreation division’s activity schedule of classes, sports and recreation programs is available.

Registration can be conducted online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com or in person at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, and the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St. A list of offerings is available on the website.

The city’s recreation division offers a variety of affordable activities for adults and children, including personal training at the gym, adult and child dance classes, gymnastics, ceramics and martial arts.

Each of the programs encourages healthy exercise and social activities.

NEW A.G.E. EVENTS FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES PLANNED

New A.G.E. for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is set from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The program offers a variety of activities and special events that promote individuality, self-esteem and independence.

The cost is $21 for one to three days, $28 for four days and $35 for five days each week.

For more information, call 702-229-5177 or e-mail jwinder@lasvegasnevada.gov.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULED JULY 12-22

The NBA Summer League 2013 is set to feature 22 teams competing in a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

This summer’s event is to feature the debut of a tournament-style schedule that will crown the first NBA Summer League champion July 22. Teams are to compete in three preliminary-round games from July 12-16 before being seeded in a tournament running through the championship game on July 22. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.

NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games, and live game action will also extend across digital platforms.

The 2013 summer league is to open with the debut of the New Orleans Pelicans when they face the New York Knicks at 1 p.m. July 12. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the pick in this year’s NBA draft, will tip off their Summer League competition at 7 p.m. July 12 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tickets are available by calling 702-739-3267 or visiting unlvtickets.com.

USA BASKETBALL CAMP PLANNED AT UNLV

The inaugural USA Basketball Fantasy Camp is planned July 23-25 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Many big names in coaching are to be on hand to give the basketball enthusiast the opportunity to experience being a member of the USA national team. Participants are to have three days of on-court action and receive hands-on instruction and coaching from Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Kentucky’s John Calipari, Florida’s Billy Donovan, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Miami’s Jim Larrañaga, Grand Canyon’s Dan Majerle, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar, Villanova’s Jay Wright and camp director P.J. Carlesimo.

Off the court, fantasy guests will have the opportunity to attend networking and social functions each evening with USA Basketball players and special guests. Participants will also receive an exclusive USA Basketball Nike apparel and footwear package.

Fantasy Camp registrants must be 35 or older to participate. Rooms, meals and ground transportation will be provided as part of the event.

For more information, visit usabfantasycamp.com or contact Matt Chacksfield at 513-745-5850 or mchacksfield@procamps.com.

NONPROFIT PLANS MOUNTAIN GETAWAY FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTHS, ADULTS

The nonprofit Torino Foundation invites hundreds of disadvantaged children each summer to its Torino Ranch, where kids can experience summer camp through specialized programs under medical supervision, ensuring that each person gets the chance to have fun and make friends while gaining lifelong memories. Torino Foundation now offers camp experiences to teens and adults who were not able to have the chance in their youth. Every camp is residential, coed and free to the participants.

The camps planned for 2013 are:

n Camp Heart & Sole: July 11-14: a camp designed for children ages 6 to 17 who are at risk of developing heart problems and would benefit from connecting with other young people who may share similar health, emotional and physical challenges.

n Camp Cartwheel: July 17-20 (session 1) July 24-27 (session 2): an outdoor four-night camp experience designed to help children ages 5 to 17 with cancer or other critical illnesses as well as their siblings overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles posed by childhood disease.

n Camp TLC: Aug. 1-4: A residential summer camp program designed specifically for children ages 6 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of autism.

n Camp Some More: Aug. 9-11: a camp designed for the mothers and children of The Shade Tree, an organization helping those affected by domestic violence.

For more information on volunteering or donating to the Torino Foundation, visit torinofoundation.org.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer counselors and medical professionals to care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at the Southern Nevada MDA Summer Camp, from Aug. 4-10 at Apple Canyon Center in Mountain Center, Calif.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old. Campers’ ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping with camp activities (sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

The association also is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to volunteer for the camp’s medical staff. Medical staff members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.

To volunteer at a camp, contact the local MDA office by visiting mda.org/locate.

RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS UNDER WAY

Rainbow Youth Soccer League sign-ups are planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11, 13, 20 and 27 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The cost to sign up is $120. The league office is at 9360 W. Flamingo Road.

Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and cash, check or money order. For more information, call 702-522-1441 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS

The city of Las Vegas invites parents to enroll children in summer day camp programs at six area community centers. Open registration is ongoing at several locations until the camps are full.

Registration must be done in person. All locations will have limited enrollment. Contact each location for details.

Summer camps are scheduled for 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, special events, physical fitness and games, arts and crafts and nutrition training are planned under the supervision of trained staff members.

The following locations will offer summer camps, priced at $75 per child for the week and $70 for additional children in the family:

n Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607, ages 6 to 11. Camp ends Aug. 23.

n Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.

n East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.

n Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 702-229-2488, ages 6 to 15. Camp ends Aug. 16.

Two community centers plan to offer themed weeklong specialty camps with additional activities, cooking and/or field trips. The cost will be $115 per child for the week and $110 for additional children, for most camps. A few specialty camps have higher prices. Both centers have a separate camp list with more details: Mirabelli, 702-229-6359, ages 6 to 15. Camps end Aug. 16; and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 702-229-1100, ages 6 to 15. Camps end Aug. 16.

A separate Lorenzi Adaptive summer program for participants 7 to 22 with disabilities is slated to be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 16, only at the East Las Vegas Community Center. Participants will enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $75 per person for the week and $70 for each additional person in the family. To register, contact Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.

For more information on summer camps, call 702-229-6175.

SHRINERS golf tournament PLANNED FOR OCTOBER AT TPC summerlin

The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament is planned for Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an official PGA Tour event. The 2013 tournament is set to feature more than 130 PGA Tour professionals competing for a $6 million purse, with a winner’s share of $1,080,000. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The event’s fourth annual Women’s Day luncheon, Kick Off Your Heels, is planned for Oct. 15. It will be catered and feature a guest speaker. Tickets are $125 per guest. The luncheon sold out in 2012, so early purchases are encouraged.

Daily and weekly tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 tournament can be purchased online at shrinershospitalsopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010.

HUMANA GUIDANCE CENTERS SPONSOR WALKING GROUPS

Humana Guidance Centers are offering free walking groups led by a certified personal trainer. The program aims to positively affect seniors’ health by motivating and engaging them to take action and improve their fitness level and mental outlook by learning the proper walking and stretching techniques.

Participants will receive a free pedometer and at the end of each outing can upload their steps at a Guidance Center computer kiosk or at home to tracks steps taken, distance and calories burned.

In Summerlin, the walking group is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locations vary. For more information, call the Summerlin Guidance Center at 702-380-6170.

LEISURE CONNECTION SOCIAL GROUP OUTINGS PLANNED EACH MONTH

Leisure Connection for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is a social group planned each month. The outings are geared to assist high-functioning adults with social skills and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, lunch/dinner, sports events and leisure education classes. Call 702-229-5177 to be placed on the activity schedule mailing list or email jwinder@lasvegas nevada.gov.

WARD 5 SWIM EVEN PLANNED

An all-ages Ward 5 Summer Splash is planned from noon to 5 p.m. July 13 at Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-229-6398.

WARD 3 POOL PARTY SCHEDULED

An all-ages Ward 3 free pool party is planned from noon to 2 p.m. July 20 at Carlos L. Martinez & Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road.

Join Councilman Bob Coffin for free swimming, popsicles and slushie cups, bottled water, raffle and game prizes. For more information, call 702-229-4623 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward3. SUMMER RECREATION EVENTS OPEN FOR YOUTHS AND TEENS

The Dula Gym’s Summer Open Recreation for youths and teens ages 10-18 is set to be open noon to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 441 E. Bonanza Road. Youths can attend Fridays and Saturdays when the gym is available. The recreation periods include open gym and weekly competitions in games and sports and are free with RecPass for participants 18 or younger with parent/guardian approval.

Strength training for ages 13-18 is planned from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Registration for strength training is limited. For more information, call 702-229-6307.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM PLANNED FOR THOSE 7 TO 21

The Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program for those ages 7 to 21 with disabilities is set from 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants can enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days and $45 for five days, per person.

For more information, call Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.

WHEELCHAIR ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wheelchair athletes open gym and wheelchair basketball practice for those ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. The fee for open gym is $2, and the fee for basketball is $20. For more information, call 702-229-4796.

QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED WEEKLY

Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. There is a $20 monthly fee. For more information, call 702-229-4796.

MAT PILATES OFFERED EACH SATURDAY

Complimentary Pilates mat classes are planned for 9 a.m. Saturdays at A Body In Balance, 2595 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 106.

The benefits include increased core strength, muscular endurance and flexibility, better body composition and spine health.

Only eight positions are available for the free class. Call 702-269-9100 to register. For more information, visit abodyinbalancelv.com.

DASH AND SPLASH PLANNED AT PAVILION CENTER POOL

A Dash and Splash event is planned at 7:30 a.m. July 20 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $15 for preregistration and $20 on the event day. The event begins with a 1.5-mile run starting at the pool and winding through Veterans Memorial Park. The race will conclude with a 300-meter swim. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.

For more information, call 702-229-1488.

WORKOUT SESSIONS PLANNED AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

A Fit Fannie Workout is planned at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the DavidBarton Gym at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. The class is complimentary, and guest passes to the gym will be available. Stroller Strides are planned at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Tivoli Village.

Stroller Strides is a 60-minute total body workout that moms can do with their babies, taught by certified fitness instructors with specialized training. Visit tivolivillagelv.com or davidbartongym.com.

PAVILION CENTER POOL SCHEDULES OPEN SWIM TIMES

The city of Las Vegas plans to offer open swim times at area pools for the summer season. Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is scheduled to have open swim for all ages from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday through Aug. 17.

Call 702-229-1488 for more information.

GOLF RATES LOWERED FOR SUMMER

Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of long summer days with Golf Summerlin’s discounted rates at its three courses. Through Sept. 22, Golf Summerlin invites players to tee off at Highland Falls, 10201 Sun City Blvd.; Palm Valley, 9201 Del Webb Blvd.; or Eagle Crest, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Las Vegas residents and visitors are welcome to play at the summer rates, which range from $15 to $50 per round (including cart rental) and vary by time of day and course.

For more information, visit golfsummerlin.com or call 702-254-7010.

YOGA CLASS FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS SLATED AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

Free seated yoga stretch classes with Carol Dickman of stretch.com are scheduled for 2 p.m. the second Friday of the month at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and the third Friday of the month at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.

The seated yoga sessions are free and open to the public. They are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

For more information, call 702-507-3458.

TAI CHI CLASSES scheduled

A free tai chi class is planned for 10 a.m. each Tuesday at Atria Sunlake, 3250 S. Fort Apache Road. The class is offered to Atria residents, and the public is invited to join in.

Call 702-256-6500 for more information.

 

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