Valleywide recreation briefs for Jan. 8-14, 2015


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout the winter. Free and open to the public, the Jan. 22 meeting topic is Winter Pruning, Soil Amending and Fertilizing, set for 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Join South Valley Rose Society Consulting Rosarians for a discussion on the different varieties of roses: miniatures, hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, and old garden roses. The importance of amending soil and fertilizing in preparation for spring blooms will be stressed. Bring your gloves and pruners and any container rose you want to prune (optional).

Call 702-257-5555 or email


The Big Game 10K is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 1 behind the Downtown Container Park on Carson Avenue and Seventh Street in downtown Las Vegas. The event celebrates the biggest weekend of the year in football. There is set to be, in addition to the 10K Run, a 5K Run/Community Walk & Kids’ Dashes. Cheerleaders and bands are set to appear along the course and at parties to cheer for the runners. Tim Kelly, president of the Las Vegas Track Club, is the race director.



In an effort to educate the green industry and arborist community on tree care and best practices, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to present the annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration is set to start at 6 a.m. This year, the emphasis will be urban tree care: Best Practices-Practical Landscape Management for Professionals.

Other topics covered include: Over, Under and Misused Plants in Southern Nevada; How Plants Grow – Basic Biology; Irrigation and Proper Watering; Appropriate Pruning of Grasses and Shrubs; Appropriate Pruning Tools and Safety; and Fundamental Diseases.

Afternoon, hands-on sessions are offered from 2 to 3:20 p.m. covering topics of choice: Reworking Small Topped Trees; Grass/Shrubs/Desert Plants; Pruning Woody Perennials; and Palm or Plant Identification.

The preregistration cost is $25 and includes the full-day seminar, handouts, coffee, beverages, continuing education units and lunch. It is $30 at the door. Registration is available online at contact Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or


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 preregistration is required. There is a $25 fee for each class that includes class materials.

Contact Elaine Fagin at or 702-257-5573.


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



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-event fee is $35.

Call Sandi Boyer at 702-460-1852 or visit


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 or call 702-633-18333.


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


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.



The United States Tennis Association-Nevada is offering free tennis lessons to players of all ages. Participants are asked to visit 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 or call 702-792-8384, ext. 101.


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, email or call 702-222-1901.


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 or call 702-804-6800.


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.


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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