Valleywide recreation briefs for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014


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


Two nonprofit groups are teaming up in Southern Nevada to raise awareness for prostate cancer and funds for local cancer patients during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 21st Century C.A.R.E., the foundation dedicated to providing financial aid to cancer patients in need, and the Las Vegas Chapter of Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group, will be the main beneficiaries of the fourth annual This One’s for the Boys! 5K walk/run.

The event is planned for Sept. 27 at the UNLV track and field stadium, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m., and the cost is $25 to register online or $30 on event day. The race begins at 9 a.m. The first 200 participants will receive a free event T-shirt.

To register, visit


The Special Olympics Nevada Pedal to the Medal is planned to start at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at the West Career & Technical Academy, 11945 W. Charleston Blvd.

Bike routes and registration fees offered include: 25-mile ride, $40; 50-mile ride with optional hill climb, $50; and 100-mile century ride with optional hill climb, $65. Registration includes ride, rest-stop support, lunch, a commemorative T-shirt and a swag bag.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Kimberly Carter-Schlotthauer at 702-474-0690, ext. 207 or


The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation is planning to host a Hemophilia Walk on Sept. 27. The Las Vegas event includes a 1-mile walk or a 5K, set to start at 8:30 a.m., with on-site registration at 7:30 a.m., at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Donations are encouraged. Visit or call 702-564-4368.


The Red Rock Pro Open, a United States Tennis Association women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit, is set through Sept. 28 at the Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive.

The tournament features a 32-player field in singles and 16 doubles teams.

For more information, visit


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 or call 702-804-6800.


The fourth annual Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament is planned for Oct. 2 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Drive. The shotgun start is set for 7 a.m.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids program is a joint effort of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and Cooperative Extension. Chefs for Kids Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness.

Registration for the tournament is $125. The format is a four-person scramble with Double Peoria scoring. The fee includes greens fees, range balls, cart, lunch, snacks, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards, Fun Holes and prizes. Chances for raffle prizes will be available. Hole sponsorships are also available.

For more information or to register, contact Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or, Joel Stelzner at 705-595-5250 or Shelly Brown at 702-596-6330. The registration deadline is Oct. 6.


The next Gardening in Small Places workshops are tree selection and care, Oct. 4, and growing fruit at home, 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 or call 702-257-5573.


The Las Vegas Senior Softball Association and Senior Softball USA are planning the World Masters Championships, a free event, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 at various facilities throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Expected participation is 500 teams from around the country and the world, with various men’s and women’s brackets, ages 40 to 85.

The Sun City Softball Club plans to host the World Master Women’s 40-plus division starting at 8 a.m Sept. 26 through Sept. 28 at the Pinnacle Community Center, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. The public is encouraged to participate or to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas to watch, and refreshments are planned.

For more information, visit or call 702-287-2888.


The Foundation for Positively Kids plans to host the Swing for the Kids golf tournament Oct. 6 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

The cost is $750 for a foursome and $200 for individual golfers, which includes 18 holes with cart, an event T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Golfers also will have a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Las Vegas Harley Davidson and a Lexus from Lexus Las Vegas if they hit a hole-in-one on established holes.

Tournament proceeds will help provide services in several Clark County School District schools, including EEGS, physical and daily care and early-intervention evaluations, screening and diagnosis for autism.

For more information, visit or call 702-262-0037.


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


The Fall Glow Ball Tournament is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. for registration and 6 p.m. for start time Oct. 11 at the Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. The cost is $45. For more information or registration, visit


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 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.


The Las Vegas Legends are set to challenge the Mexico national indoor soccer team in its 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 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


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


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program is set to begin in September. Children ages 7 to 12 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 Students must register to participate. For more information on the nationwide Junior Master Gardener program, visit


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, email or call 702-222-1901.


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 or call 800-766-7939.


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 or call 702-257-5555.


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.


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.


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.


The National Park Service is offering opportunities in 2014 to enjoy national parks without paying an entrance fee.

The dates are Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day weekend.

In Nevada, Death Valley National Park and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area are slated to participate. For more information, visit

The Bureau of Land Management-administered Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area also is slated to participate in fee-free days Sept. 27 and Nov. 11. For more information, visit

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