Valleywide recreation briefs for Oct. 9-15, 2014

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. For more information, visit atriaseville.com or call 702-804-6800.

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.

BROKEN SPOKE BIKES TO SUPPORT CANDLIGHTERS WITH CYCLING EVENT

Broken Spoke Bikes and The Snyder Group are gearing up to support the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a Mount Charleston Hill Climb scheduled for Oct. 11. Broken Spoke Bikes, 11700 W. Charleston Blvd., will donate $5 of each entry to Candlelighters, and all riders will be greeted with a special pancake and hot chocolate breakfast at the finish line.

Early online registration is $45 until Oct. 9 at usacycling.org.

NATIONAL NURSES HALF MARATHON AND 5K SET

The 2014 National Nurses Half Marathon & 5K is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 11. The course runs from Blue Diamond Road and finishes at the West Career & Technical Academy, 11945 W. Charleston Blvd.

There is a Zumbathon for Community Health planned from 10 a.m. to noon at the finish line. That portion is free and open to all ages and skill levels.

For more information, visit nationalnurseshalfmarathon.com.

SECOND ANNUAL GLOW BALL EVENT SCHEDULED

Golf Summerlin is set to host the second annual Glow Ball night golf event benefiting Three Square food bank’s Backpacks for Kids Program Oct. 11 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. The evening golf event is for golfers of all skill levels and ages. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m.

Event registration is $45 per person and includes a $20 donation to Three Square, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, nine holes of golf and one glow-in-the-dark golf ball. Additional opportunities to give to the local charity will also be made available through raffles, the purchase of extra golf balls and more.

Registration is open at golfsummerlin.com/nightgolf.html or in the Eagle Crest pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course.

GOODIE TWO SHOES ROCKIN’ WALK SET FOR OCT. 12

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s fifth annual Rockin’ Walk is planned from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Participants must park at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, where shuttle service will be provided to the walk location at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Shuttle service is set to begin at 8 a.m. and run every 15 minutes. Parking at TPC Summerlin will be available only by permit.

Participants can choose their walking course: a 1-mile mixed hole, the 2.5-mile back-nine or 5-mile 18-hole. Live entertainment and prizes are planned, along with giveaways and goodie bags for all walkers, while supplies last.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/pu956yu. For more information, email info@goodietwoshoes.org or call 702-617-4027.

LEGENDS TEAM CHALLENGING INDOOR TEAM

The Las Vegas Legends are set to challenge the Mexico national indoor soccer team in a preseason game at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

The Mexican team features players who are preparing for a chance to play in the first Arena Soccer World Cup, scheduled for spring 2015.

Tickets are $9 for children and $20 for adults and can be purchased by visiting orleansarena.com or by calling 702-284-7777 or 888-234-2334. Season tickets can be reserved for the Legends’ 10 home games at $70 for kids and $120 for adults. For season tickets, call 702-233-3600 or visit lasvegaslegends.com.

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.

Early registration is open and is $25 ($30 after Oct. 3) for adults and $17 ($22 after Oct. 3) 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.

For more information, 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.

INDIVIDUALS CAN ADOPT A TRAIL

The Outside Las Vegas Foundation is expanding the footprint of its Adopt-a-Trail Program beyond the city of Las Vegas to include unincorporated Clark County. There are 120 miles of urban trails available to be adopted for a $500 donation per mile, which can be renewed annually. Businesses and individuals who donate $3,000 or more to adopt a segment by Oct. 15 will be honored as Trailblazers at Get Outdoors Nevada Day on Oct. 25. Those who donate from $500 to $3,000 to support the program will be recognized as Pioneer sponsors.

The Adopt-a-Trail program was established in 2011 to encourage local residents to engage with the city of Las Vegas’ urban trails. For more information, visit outsidelasvegas.org.

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.

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.

For more information, 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.

For more information, 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.

For more information, 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.

For more information, 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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