Valleywide recreation briefs for March 12-18, 2015

SUMMERLIN AMATEUR GOLF EVENT PLANNED

The 2015 Summerlin Amateur golf tournament is planned at 9:30 a.m. March 14 and 15 at Highland Falls Golf Club, 10201 Sun City Blvd., and Palm Valley Golf Course, 9201 Del Webb Blvd.

The format is 36 individual stroke play, and available divisions inclue Scratch, Net, Senior, Senior Net, Super Senior and Super Senior Net. The fees are $160 for SNGA members, $180 for late-entry SNGA members and $200 for nonmembers. There is a practice round set for March 12 that costs $30.

Visit tinyurl.com/summama2015 or call 702-458-4653.

NORTHWEST RIDES PLANNED IN MARCH AND APRIL

City of Las Vegas residents are invited to take part in two family bike rides, set for 4:30 p.m. March 13 and April 24. The rides, each 3 miles long, are to begin and end at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road.

The March 13 ride’s theme is Wearin’ The Green, and riders are invited to wear green. The April 24 ride is called Flower Power, and riders are encouraged to dress in their most flowery ensembles.

All riders are required to wear helmets, and there will be a pre-ride bike safety check.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 702-229-1607.

ADAPTIVE PROGRAM FOR YOUTHS WITH DISABILITIES AVAILABLE

A Beyond Recreation Program for youths with disabilities ages 7 to 21 is planned from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through June 8 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., and the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Formerly known as the Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program, the program offers community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies.

The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days or $45 for five days.

The program is closed holidays and March 30 through April 3.

To register, call 702-229-6358, 702-229-4903, 702-229-6358 or 702-229-4903.

PARALYMPIC WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PLANNED

The Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas Wheelchair Basketball Games are planned March 14 and 15 at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. In addition, a Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas Activity Night for grades 1-12 is planned March 18 at the Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Clark County School District, is a program designed for children and adults with physical disabilities that offers sports training and competitions throughout Southern Nevada.

Call 702-229-4796 or email jfoster@lasvegasnevada.gov.

COED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES PLANNED

Coed flag football for ages 6 to 14 is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays March 14 to May 9 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Registration is open until full.

The cost is $85 per child and includes an NFL jersey, flags and a wrist play. A mouthpiece is required.

Call 702-229-1100.

SCHOOL SET TO HOST COLOR RUN FUNDRAISER

Heard Elementary School, 42 Baer Drive, is set to host a My School Color Run fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. March 14. The 2-mile course will go around the school and around Freedom Park, with a post-race event in the multipurpose room. Those who wish to volunteer may email dlsizemore@interact.ccsd.net. To sign up, visit lomieheardmscr.eventbrite.com.

LAS VEGAS COLOR VIBE SCHEDULED MARCH 21

The Las Vegas Color Vibe 5K run is planned March 21 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Visit thecolorvibe.com/lasvegas.php.

WALK FOR WISHES SET TO SUPPORT MAKE-A-WISH

Powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends, Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. Participants can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in the community. On March 21, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada partners with the Caesars Foundation to present its annual Walk for Wishes — Walk & 5K Run at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 7:30. The run is set to begin at 8 a.m. and the walk at 8:05.

Call 702-212-9474 or visit snv.wish.org/about-us.

FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION PLANNING GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association has scheduled its seventh annual Memorial Golf Tournament commemorating Jeff “The Pirate” Mann, a fallen Henderson firefighter, at 8 a.m. March 27 at Revere Golf Course, 600 Hampton Road.

Proceeds from the tournament will go toward supporting various local charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson, American Cancer Society, Rebuilding Together, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, CASA Foundation and S.A.F.E. House.

Sponsorships begin at $120 for the Tee Box Package, which includes the name of a business advertised, and go up to $2,500 for the Hat Sponsor Package, which includes the name and logo of a business advertised on all hats provided to players. Cash gifts and other donations are welcome.

The registration fee is $100 per player or $400 per team. Each registration includes entry into the tournament, golf cart rental for two, driving range usage, a T-shirt and hat, one drink ticket, one bottle of water, one hole-in-one contest entry, beer served throughout the day and lunch.

Visit hfbanv.com/golf or contact Mark Lester at 702-421-4322 or mark.lester@cityofhenderson.com.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SET TO HOST 5K RUN AND 1-MILE FUN WALK

Cirque du Soleil is set to host the 14th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk March 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada Public Radio president and general manager Flo Rogers are set to kick off and host the event, respectively.

Registration is from 7 to 8:15 a.m., with prerace activities and warm-ups starting at 7:30. The race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by live music and the awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Visit tinyurl.com/mbrlz5e.

BONNIE SPRINGS 5K SET TO FIGHT DIABETES

The Wild West Cross Country 5K Challenge is scheduled at 7:30 a.m. March 28 at Bonnie Springs Ranch, 16935 Bonnie Springs Road. The event includes a 5K, 1-mile fun run and quarter-mile kids’ dash on an off-road, cross-country course. All participants are to receive a free entrance into Bonnie Springs Ranch and one raffle ticket. Proceeds support the Nevada Diabetes Association’s Camp Vegas.

Visit crosscountry5k.com.

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE ACCEPTING SIGN-UPS

A flag football league for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 is open for registration, with divisions for Pee Wee (ages 6 to 8), Juniors (9 to 11) and Seniors (12 to 14).

The season is set to run March 14-May 9. The top eight teams will continue on to a citywide championship tournament to be played May 18-21 at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive.

Fees are $85 per child, and uniforms are included. Awards and trophies will be handed out at the end of the season, and a playoff tournament is planned.

Registration is open until the league is full. To register, visit lasvegasnevada.gov, call 702-229-1100 or sign up in person at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

GARDENING CLASSES PLANNED

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are offering Gardening in Small Places classes. Upcoming dates are 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 fagine@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5573.

Additionally, the extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout winter.

All educational meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Call the Master Gardener help desk at 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

SKI RESORT OFFERS YOUTHS WINTER OUTDOORS PROGRAM

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is offering its Snow Day program focused on getting local youths involved in outdoor winter recreation. The field trip-style youth program targets local public, private and home school groups and includes ski or snowboard lessons. Children can also learn about winter safety and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

The program runs through March. The cost is $35 per student during weekdays, $45 on Saturdays and Sundays, with a complimentary chaperone ticket included for every 12 students. Groups are limited to 200 students and schools are required to provide one chaperone for every 20 students.

The snow sports portion of the program adheres to the Nevada Department of Education’s health and physical education content standards. Groups and schools interested in participating can email info@lvssr.com or call 702-385-2754. Visit skilasvegas.com.

RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS PLANNED

A Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups are planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex snack bar, 8275 Spring Mountain 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, a picture plaque and a uniform. For more information, call 702-522-1441 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

CAESARS FOUNDATION WALK FOR WISHES SET FOR MARCH

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada and the Caesars Foundation are set to present the Walk For Wishes, planned for 7:30 a.m. March 21 at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m.

Visit walkforwishessnv.kintera.org.

HENDERSON SEEKS ATHLETES FOR SENIOR GAMES

The city of Henderson is seeking athletes to take part in the 2015 Henderson Senior Games, set for April 11-26, an annual program that blends sporting and social events for athletes 50 or older. Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Registration is accepted through March 31 and is $15 per person (with the exception of volleyball), which includes a commemorative T-shirt. There is a cost of $3 to $5 per event. Registration packets are available at cityofhenderson.com and at all city of Henderson recreation centers.

The 2015 Henderson Senior Games are set to take place a variety of Henderson locations, including recreation centers, parks and schools. Awards are planned following each event.

Call the Downtown Recreation Center at 702-267-4040 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS PLANNING YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is planning to present a comprehensive basketball program that covers a large part of the Las Vegas Valley.

Mark Jacoby, area director for the clubs, is heading a basketball program in which children can learn teamwork, physical fitness and sportsmanship.

Prices start from $70, and the fee includes a 2015 membership to Boys & Girls Clubs. Leagues are open to children 5 to 12.

League sign-ups are available at the Lied Memorial Clubhouse, 2850 Lindell Road; Southern Highlands Clubhouse, 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway; Andre Agassi Clubhouse, 800 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.; and John C. Kish Clubhouse, 401 Drake St. Practice times and game times vary.

Visit bgcsnv.org.

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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