Community news and information for east Las Vegas, April 10-16


“Drama de la Pasion de Jesus Nazaret” is planned at 6:30 p.m. April 18 and 4 p.m. April 19 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

According to an announcement from the library, “Presented in Spanish, ‘Drama de la Pasion de Jesus Nazaret’ is a dramatic presentation depicting the passion of Jesus Christ: his trial, suffering and death.”

Due to subject matter and mild violence, parental supervision is advised. The event is free.

The presentation will take place in the library’s main theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information, call 702-507-3459 or


Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins recently praised the collaboration on a new bus stop shelter, according to a Clark County press release.

“Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins applauded the collaboration of local agencies that came together to bring a new bus stop shelter to Cheyenne Avenue next to the North Las Vegas Airport. The shelter on Cheyenne, just east of Decatur Boulevard, is now set back more than 5 feet from the road on land that was previously inside the boundary of the airport. The county made the land available for the bus shelter. The North Las Vegas Airport is under the county Department of Aviation,” according to the press release.

“The new shelter is part of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s continued efforts to enhance safety at bus shelters throughout the valley. A safety study conducted by the RTC determined that the best and most cost-effective way to enhance safety is to move transit shelters at least 5 feet from the street, whenever feasible.”

The most recent phase of the RTC’s bus shelter program is funded by $2.3 million from the Federal Transit Administration and provides for the RTC to move back or install 150 new and improved bus stops and 130 benches and trash cans this year, the release said.

“Since 2008, the RTC has spent about $15 million on bus stop improvements that include placing bus shelters behind sidewalks,” according to the press release.

For more information, call 702-455-0000.


Online registration for the city of Las Vegas’ summer camps begins today, according to a city of Las Vegas press release.

The latest information about summer programs can be found on the city’s website or by calling one of the community centers.

“Registration fills up fast for the exciting camps, where children will stay busy enjoying age-appropriate activities including field trips, sports, special events, arts and crafts, nutrition, physical fitness and games under the supervision of trained staff,” according to the press release.

Specialty camps

Online registration begins at 5 p.m. April 10. Walk-in registration begins at 8 a.m. April 12. The fee is $150 per week per child.

Summer swim lessons

Online and walk-in registration begins at 5 p.m. April 10.

Group lessons cost $25 per child, semiprivate lessons cost $50 per child and private lessons cost $100 per child.

Kids Kamp

Online registration begins at 8 a.m. April 12. Walk-in registration begins at 8:30 a.m. April 14.

The fee is $100 per week per child.

For information about the aquatic programs, call the municipal pool at 702-229-6309 or visit


Registration is underway for a Hands-on Introduction to Baking Bread class at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas. The first class is set for April 12.

According to a news release from the Culinary Academy, “Join our instructor, chef Robert Kennedy, as he explains the fine art of baking yeast breads. Topics will include the 10 stages of production, types of yeast, the role of gluten and how to troubleshoot the recipe.”

Students will prepare their own breads to take home, including pizza dough, cheddar cheese rolls and challah. A snack and beverage will be provided.

Classes will be held at 10 a.m. Classes are $75. The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is at 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd.


The Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, is offering a tap dance class for beginners at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 29. The cost is $15. Registration is required. For more information, visit Las Vegas Senior Center offers basic ballroom dance class.

The Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, is offering a basic ballroom dance class at 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 30.

The cost is $25. Registration is required. Classes are for adults ages 50 and older. For more information, visit


Couponing 101 is scheduled at the Clark County Library at 10:30 a.m. April 12 in the library’s Jewel Box Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

According to an announcement from the library, “Learn how, when and where to save the most money on groceries, clothes, dining out and more by using simple tips and techniques in couponing. “Double and triple your discounts by stacking your coupons, hunt for hidden bargains online and in print media, take advantage of last-minute sales, learn how Groupon works and find out where to get sample products in this free beginner’s class.”

For more information, call 702-507-3459 or


A stress management program is planned from 1-2:30 p.m. April 12 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

According to an announcement from the library, “Join us for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s (graduate chapter) annual community forum to discuss stress management and the importance of the topic. Invited guest health professionals and practitioners will speak from a professional standpoint to educate the community, facilitating both open discussion and communal dialogue and question-and-answer segments. “Exhibit displays to further enlighten and educate along with informational pamphlets will be available for program attendees.”

The event is free for all ages.

For more information, call 702-563-9738.


The Saturday Movie Matinee, featuring the film “American Hustle,” is planned at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas at 2 p.m. April 12 in the library’s Jewel Box Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

According to an announcement from the library, “The film tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who, along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of New Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.”

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