Valleywide recreation briefs for Oct. 16-22, 2014

MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED

The public is invited to watch 376 youth soccer teams from 15 U.S. states, Canada, Haiti, Mexico and Panama compete in the 15th annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament Oct. 24-26. The tournament is planned at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave.; Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.; Ed Fountain Park, 1400 N. Decatur Blvd.; Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive; and Cragin Park, 984 Hinson St. The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

Teams of boys and girls ages 9 to 15 are set to compete between 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24; between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25; and between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Friday games will include primarily local teams. Admission to games is free all weekend. Spectators should bring their own seating, as thousands of people are expected to attend and participate.

For schedules, maps, team lists and more, visit lvmayorscup.com or call tournament coordinator Sherry Alexander at 702-229-2488.

BARE-ROOT FRUIT TREES AVAILABLE

Fruit trees that have proven reliable at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Research Center and Demonstration Orchard will again be made available to the public. The master gardeners plan to accept orders for bare-root fruit trees until Nov 1. Order forms listing the varieties and prices are available by emailing mgorchardsale@gmail.com.

A bare-root fruit tree comes without soil or leaves. It is light and easy to plant, but since there is no soil, the roots must be kept moist. Planting directions will be provided. The trees will be available for pick-up at the demonstration orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, in late January/early February. Payment is due at that time.

The research center and demonstration orchard are open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Call 702-257-5555.

EDUCATIONAL MEETING ABOUT COMPOST PLANNED OCT. 23

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Free and open to the public, the meeting topic is Which is Better: Compost or soluble commercial fertilizers? Bob Morris, Faculty Emeritus from University of Nevada, is set to discuss the confusion about what compost can and cannot do. Call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

RED ROCK CANYON CAMPGROUND SET TO OPEN BY END OF OCTOBER

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground partially opened Oct. 1. The campground is scheduled to be in full operation by Oct. 31.

The campground is located within the conservation area, approximately 2 miles east of the visitor center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area. It features 72 individual campsites and seven group campsites.

Due to continued construction, 15 first-come, first-served campsites and directly adjacent roads will be closed for trenching activities. Tent-only camping is encouraged, as travel trailers and RVs will have limited areas for turning around and backing up. Group campsite access may be impacted intermittently as well. Potable water to various sections of the campground also will be limited, and noise and dust are likely as construction occurs.

Construction began this summer on a buried electrical service connection for a ranger station, fire station and campground serving the conservation area. The construction project also will improve the potable water system.

All individual family sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites are $15 with a maximum of two vehicles and 10 persons per site. Group sites, which can accommodate between 10 and 20 tent campers, are available on a reservation basis through rrc_reservations@blm.gov or by calling 702-515-5371.

SNWA AWARDED SILVER BUSINESS DESIGNATION

On Sept. 24, the League of American Bicyclists awarded the Southern Nevada Water Authority with a Silver Business designation in support of its efforts to encourage greater employee use of bicycles in their daily commutes. The League’s national Bicycle Friendly Business designations, awarded in the spring and fall of each year, recognize businesses in Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels based on their level of commitment to promoting bicycling as an alternative form of transportation among their employees.

SENIOR YOGA, TAI CHI CLASSES AVAILABLE

Atria Seville, 2000 N. Rampart Blvd., is set to host a one-hour Senior Tai Chi & Yoga Class at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The class is led by master Mitch Menik. The Atria Seville residents participate and invite local seniors to attend. It includes seated and standing tai chi, yoga, laugh yoga and ends with a traditional tea tasting. Sign in at the front desk when entering. The class is complimentary to seniors. The location is just south of the Lake Mead Boulevard intersection in Summerlin. Visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.

GOLF CLUB INAUGURAL EVENT PLANNED

The In the Cup Golf Club Inaugural Golf Tournament is planned at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Drive. The fee is $100 and includes the game and dinner. RSVP to Kitt Crenshaw at 415-722-9854 or visit brownpapertickets.com/event/812877.

MEMORIAL RUN PLANNED AT TOWN SQUARE

The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life Hosted by Donny Osmond is planned for Oct. 18 at Town Square Las Vegas to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. This event honors the memory of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans and supports children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and their families living in Southern Nevada.

The competitive 5K run awards the top male and female finishers with a $500 cash prize; the second-place male and female finishers will receive $200, and the third-place male and female runners will receive $150. All participants will each receive a race T-shirt and goodie bag.

Registration is $30 for adults and $22 for children. All entries on race day will be $40. Teams of 10 or more are $17 per person. Participants may register online at active.com or on the day of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. at Town Square Las Vegas.

Visit nvccf.org.

ALS OF NEVADA PLANS RUN, WALK & ROLL FOR OCT. 25

The ALS of Nevada’s 14th annual Run, Walk & Roll event is slated for 6 a.m. Oct. 25 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

The event will feature family activities, including a superhero costume contest for individuals and teams. Awards will be presented for the best costumes, top runners and top fundraisers.

The 5K starting time is 8 a.m., with the walk portion to start immediately after the runners.

To register, visit alsofnevada.org or call 702-777-0500.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION TO HOST JINGLE BELL RUN DEC. 13

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is planned for 8 a.m. Dec. 13 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Runners can wear holiday-themed costumes and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces to get in the holiday spirit while raising funds to find a cure for arthritis. Live entertainment, vendors providing breakfast and a Reindeer Dash to Kidville also are planned.

To register, visit bit.ly/VKXj7g. For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.

GARDENING WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER

The next Gardening in Small Places workshop is growing fruit at home on Nov. 15 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Many classes are limited in size and have a registration fee for materials.

To register, email Elaine Fagin at fagine@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5573.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS JUNIOR GARDENING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program is availbe 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.

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.

TOURACADEMY OFFERING GOLF INSTRUCTION

The TOURAcademy, which provides personalized golf instruction and skill development programs for golf enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels, recently launched new golf training programs and junior golf programs.

The local TOURAcademy location is TPC Las Vegas, 9851 Canyon Run Drive.

For times and fees, visit pgatourexperiences.com or call 800-766-7939.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN MONTHLY TOURS

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners plan free, monthly guided tours at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The Demonstration Gardens contain more than 500 species of desert-appropriate landscape plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names. The grounds are open for self-guided walks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

To join the monthly tour, meet in the courtyard by 10 a.m. on the specified date. Walking shoes, water, hats and other appropriate items are suggested. Groups of five or more people are asked to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

Email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to offer 25 weekly fitness classes for adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Classes include yoga, cardio dance and tai chi. The cost is $15 per month and includes use of the YMCA weight room and indoor lap pool for a limited time.

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.

WEEKLY CLASSES AVAILABLE IN CENTENNIAL HILLS

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, offers 29 weekly aerobics, tai chi, cardio dance and yoga classes, led by a team of four instructors. Registration is required. Call 702-229-1702.

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