From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, individuals of every age can try out the new 36,000-square-foot SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway, for free. There will be family activities, bounce houses, classes and the debut of Les Mills BODYPUMP. Grand opening prizes are set to include Y memberships, swim lessons, sports items and an iPad2. Anyone who joins the Y on Saturday can enroll with no joining fee and receive a free program, a $150 value.
Child’s Play, a family activity center, recently opened its second location at 7060 N. Durango Drive, Suite 130, in Centennial Hills.
Along with humans, animals seem to be feeling the pains of a struggling economy as pet owners have to give up or turn loose the family friend they can no longer afford. But Susan Lepiarz Musko is trying to care for as many animals as possible with her organization, Companion Animal Rescue Education Spa Coalition. “We are a nonprofit animal rescue group that puts animals into foster homes,” Musko said. “We family-train them to get to know their needs and personalities really well so we can best match them with the proper family. We focus on making a forever family match.”
ArtBeat’s fall lineup includes a production of “Sweeney Todd” and a performance by Ambrosia, a popular ’70s band.
n Prestige Assisted Living at Henderson, 1050 E. Lake Mead Parkway, plans to host a jazz concert and fundraiser to benefit Wreaths Across America from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Wreaths Across America honors our nation’s heroes by laying wreaths at cemeteries across the nation. Ernie Cross and NOLA are scheduled to perform. Food, wine and raffle prizes also planned. Admission is $10. Information: 564-1771.
My other half and I moved to Vegas Valley 10 years ago. He was diagnosed with AIDS and is taking meds and doing great on them — undetectable and his numbers are awesome. Here’s my thing: His attitude slowly but surely is going through the roof even though he should be happy about his T-cell numbers and great checkups. I know that taking all those meds is affecting his thinking and attitude. There is no talking to this man about anything without him saying and causing arguments, then saying the other person is starting it.
The Henderson Space and Science Center board has hired a consultant to help develop a capital campaign to raise money for a building. Board members are expected to discuss the plan at the Sept. 20 Henderson City Council meeting.
To everybody else, the sky is blue.