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A little bit of Broadway has come to Atria Seville. The senior living facility at 2000 N. Rampart Blvd. has begun a new exercise program under the direction of a former “Jubilee!” dancer.
Downtown Summerlin’s farmers market opened March 14 and attracted a number of eager shoppers. It plans to offer at least 90 percent of its produce as organic and pesticide-free.
Answers to Sudoku and crossword puzzles from April 2, 2015, View editions.
THINGS TO DO
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Black Canyon National Water Trail in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is one of only 16 national water trails in the United States and the first one in the Southwest. Designated last year, this Colorado River corridor stretches from Hoover Dam about 30 miles downstream to Lake Mojave.
In 2009, a bell choir formed at the Blind Center of Southern Nevada using the technology of ARBECY, the brainchild of choir director Jerry Simon, a music therapist major.
Parenting a toddler going through his “terrible twos” can be overwhelming, but area resident Karen Purves is here to guide parents through the process. Through her nonprofit, Secure Parenting, Purves plans pilot parenting courses from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays starting April 12 and 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays starting April 13.
Reynaldo Leroy Martinez is proof that the most humble of beginnings can launch successful careers. The former political consultant, senior adviser and chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is the namesake of Martinez Elementary School and the Martinez Child Development Center.
Coyotes have been in Southern Nevada longer than people and are part of the natural environment, but that can be difficult to put into perspective when they’re in your backyard with your beloved pet in their jaws.
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
First Friday’s theme for April is Wavelengths, embracing the intersection of science and art. Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes while enjoying an oversized kaleidoscope, music and biofeedback.
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SPONSORSHIP HELPS FUND NDOT’S FREEWAY PATROL THROUGH 2017
With the help of Wells Fargo bank volunteers, Habitat for Humanity raised the walls on a Henderson home March. 14, 2015.
Most Las Vegans are aware that Walker Furniture gives away furniture to families in need around Christmastime. But it also has a similar program for schools: the Valentine Teacher Appreciation Day contest. The winner is chosen based on a letter written by a student, describing his favorite teacher. This year, for the 15th annual contest, Rogich Middle School was the recipient.
For four years, high school senior Emily Weddell has dedicated a week of her time to answer prayers. With a group of her school peers, the 17-year-old visited Guatemalan schools and orphanages and donated water filters that benefited more than 6,000 children.
Korin Wach of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 355 earned her Silver Award, the highest a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. With the help of her mentor, Troy Stratton, she built a pamphlet holder kiosk for the Clark County Wetlands Park. The kiosk took approximately six months and more than 50 hours and was finished in late January and installed at the park Feb. 7. The kiosk has three slots for pamphlets and a feature for the park to display maps, fliers and announcements. Korin is the daughter of Kayla Wach and granddaughter of Laurel Wach of Henderson. Her mother and grandmother are her Girl Scout leaders.
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Animal lovers gathered on March 22, 2015, at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive, for the 19th Annual Wag-A-Tail Walk-A-Thon. The canine- and family-friendly event benefited the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. More than 400 people took part in the day’s activities. The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society helps rescue or spay more than 3,000 dogs and cats each year and provides advocacy for animal welfare issues. The group is based at 3395 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 454. For more information, visit lvvhumane.org or call 702-434-2009.
Taylor Hammond may be only 8, but he is a fighter. His battle is against a rare and particularly vicious form of childhood leukemia.
Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous venues in the U.S., and Las Vegas resident Aaron Lockhart got to play there recently as a member of the 2015 High School Honors Orchestra. The West Career and Technical Academy sophomore performed as part of the High School Honors Performance Series, presented by WorldStrides.