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Valleywide recreation briefs for Jan. 1-7, 2015

GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES WORKSHOPS PLANNED

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on Gardening in Small Spaces: Pruning from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The class, taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, covers pruning fruit trees, ornamentals and desert plants.

Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Feb. 14, vegetables; March 14, composting; April 4, irrigation; May 9, what’s bugging your garden; and June 13, organic gardening.

Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials.

Contact Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OFFERING YOUTH BASKETBALL

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is offering youth basketball for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. Sign-ups are from 2 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Jan. 14 at:

Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 S. Lindell Road, 702-368-0317

Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club, 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, 702-534-0504

Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club, 800 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 702-638-1120

Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club, 2980 Robindale Road, 702-614-8550

Visit bgcsnv.org.

CHEFS FOR KIDS 5K RUN/FUN WALK PLANNED

The Chefs for Kids 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 17 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Each runner/walker receives a Chefs for Kids T-shirt, a goodie bag and a free pancake breakfast. There will also be a raffle.

Participant fees are: adults, $25 for 5K/$20 for Fun Walk; children 12 or younger, $20; and groups of 10 or more, $20 per runner. The day-of fee is $35.

Call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852 or visit active.com.

CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS OFFERING GOLF LESSONS

The city of North Las Vegas plans to offer winter session Par 3 Golf Lessons Jan. 10 to Feb. 14. The instructional sessions offered include beginner for ages 6 to 16, adult for those 16 or older and intermediate for all ages, based on skill. Classes are planned from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays for six weeks. Visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call 702-633-18333.

RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS PLANNED

Rainbow Youth Soccer League sign-ups for the spring 2015 season are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7 at Dunkin Donuts, 3481 S. Durango Drive. The league office is at 9360 W. Flamingo Road.

To sign up, participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $125 in cash, check or money order. The fee includes 10 games, picture plaque and uniform. For more information, call 702-522-1441 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

COLOR RUN PLANNED FEB. 28

Tickets for the Color Run Las Vegas are on sale. The race is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 28 at 650 Fremont St. The Color Run’s focus is about enjoying a color-crazy day. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Three Square food bank.

Visit thecolorrun.com/las-vegas.

BIG GAME RACES PLANNED DOWNTOWN

Registration is open for the Big Game 10K in downtown Las Vegas, planned for 8 a.m. Feb. 1.

The event is to celebrate the biggest weekend of the year in football and is to include a 5K run, a community walk and kids’ dashes. The races are set to start in a staggered order behind the Container Park on Carson Avenue and Seventh Street. A prerace kickoff party is planned on Jan. 30.

Visit biggame10k.com.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS JUNIOR GARDENING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program is available for children ages 7 to 12. Kids can experience hands-on gardening activities while learning about plants, water, soil, veggies and more.

The 4-H program is an eight-session-per-semester class with a fee of $52. Classes are planned from 9 a.m. to noon every other Saturday. For the north part of the valley, classes are planned at the Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive. In the south part of the valley, classes are planned at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

For more information or to register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. Students must register to participate. For more information on the nationwide Junior Master Gardener program, visit jmgkids.us.

USTA-NEVADA OFFERS FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

The United States Tennis Association-Nevada is offering free tennis lessons to players of all ages. Participants are asked to visit ustanevada.com to complete the registration form. They will be emailed a certificate to take a free tennis lesson at any of the participating facilities.

Free loaner tennis rackets are available through USTA-Nevada’s Racquet Recycle Program. Everyone who registers will receive a free Nevada Tennis Association membership, which includes a newsletter and special invitations to community tennis events.

Email freetennis@ustanevada.com or call 702-792-8384, ext. 101.

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.

Visit redrockfencingcenter.com, email staff@redrockfencingcenter.com or call 702-222-1901.

SENIOR YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASSES AVAILABLE

Atria Seville, 2000 N. Rampart Blvd., plans a Chair Yoga & Meditation class for seniors from 2 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The class is led by master Mitch Menik. The Atria Seville residents participate and invite local seniors to attend. Sign in at the front desk when entering. Visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, offers weekly fitness classes for active adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays.

Classes include card and game activities, crafts, dance and fitness. The yearly membership is $2 and includes access to all activities, though some may have additional fees.

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.

Call 702-633-1492 or 702-633-1600.

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