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MINT 400 OFF-ROAD RACE PLANNED

The annual Mint 400 off-road race is set for Wednesday through Sunday in downtown Las Vegas and in the desert surrounding Jean. The four-day event includes processions, VIP tours, the race itself, vendors and more. For a full schedule of events and prices, visit themint400.com.

CAMP PLANNED MARCH 25-29
AT VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER

A Spring Break Kids Camp is planned from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through March 29 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The camp is for children 6 to 11. Youths need to bring a sack lunch and snacks each day. Sports, games and arts and crafts are offered.

The cost is $75 for the first child and $70 for each additional child. For more information, call 702-229-1100.

HUMANA GUIDANCE CENTERS SPONSOR WALKING GROUPS

Humana Guidance Centers are offering free walking groups led by a certified personal trainer. The program aims to positively impact seniors’ health by motivating and engaging them to take action and improve their fitness level and mental outlook by learning the proper walking and stretching techniques.

Each participant will receive a free pedometer and at the end of each outing can upload their steps at a Guidance Center computer kiosk or at home to tracks steps taken, distance and calories burned.

In Summerlin, the walking group is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locations vary. For more information, call the Summerlin Guidance Center at 702-380-6170.

TEAM IN TRAINING BEGINS
FOR THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

The Southern Nevada office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces its 2013 season of Team In Training, which teaches participants to complete half and full marathons while raising money and community awareness about blood cancers.

More than 50 participants are committing to run the Nike Women’s Marathon Half in April in Washington, D.C., or the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half Marathon in June.

Participants hope to raise, on average, $3,000 each to support the organization and run in the races dedicated to LLS.

For more information, call 702-436-4220.

MS RELAY SEEKS RUNNING PARTNERS

The MS Run the US 2013 Relay, which is slated for April 16 through Sept. 17 and is to be divided into 22 segments, is seeking 14 running partners to take part in each leg of this coast-to-coast run. Each segment covers approximately 140 miles of running over the course of six days. All proceeds raised will support MS research. The relay is set to begin in Los Angeles in mid-April and wrap up in New York City five months later.

To apply for a long-distance running partner position or for more information, visit msruntheus.com.

LEISURE CONNECTION SOCIAL GROUP OUTINGS PLANNED EACH MONTH

Leisure Connection for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is a social group planned each month. The outings are geared to assist high-functioning adults with social skills and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, lunch/dinner, sports events and leisure education classes. Call 702-229-5177 to be placed on the activity schedule mailing list or email jwinder@lasvegas
nevada.gov.

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SPORTS
AND RECREATION PROGRAMS

The North Las Vegas Recreation Division’s Activity Schedule of classes, sports and recreation programs is available.

Registration can be conducted online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com or in person at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, and the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St. A list of offerings is available on the website.

The city’s recreation division offers a variety of affordable activities for adults and children, including personal training at the gym, adult and child dance classes, gymnastics, ceramics and martial arts.

Each of the programs encourages healthy exercise and social activities.

NEW A.G.E. EVENTS FOR THOSE
WITH DISABILITIES PLANNED

New A.G.E. for those 22 or older with developmental disabilities is set from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The program offers a variety of activities and special events that promote individuality, self-esteem and independence. The cost is $21 for one to three days, $28 for four days and $35 for five days each week.

For more information, call 702-229-5177 or e-mail jwinder@lasvegas
nevada.gov

ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM PLANNED FOR THOSE 7 TO 21

The Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program for those ages 7 to 21 with disabilities is set from 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants can enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days and $45 for five days, per person.

For more information, call Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-4903 or 702-229-6358.

WHEELCHAIR ACTIVITIES OFFERED
AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wheelchair athletes open gym and wheelchair basketball practice for those ages 14 to adult is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave. The fee for open gym is $2, and the fee for basketball is $20. For more information, call 702-229-4796.

QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED WEEKLY

Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. There is a $20 monthly fee. For more information, call 702-229-4796.

TAI CHI CLASSES SET AT ATRIA SUNLAKE

Free tai chi classes are planned for 10 a.m. Tuesdays in March at Atria Sunlake, 3250 S. Fort Apache Road. The class is offered to Atria residents, and the public is invited to participate at no charge.

For more information, call 702-256-6500.

SUMMERLIN HALF MARATHON
COMING APRIL 13

The third annual Summerlin Half Marathon is planned for 7 a.m. April 13 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The 13.1-mile course is set to meander through seven Summerlin villages on the community’s trail system.

Registration fees start at $65. For more information or to register, visit desertskyadventures.com/summerlin.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LAS VEGAS
SEEKS TEAM MEMBERS

Girls on the Run of Las Vegas is looking to start a team of girls in third through fifth grade in northwest Las Vegas and Summerlin. The group forwards a youth development program, where girls meet twice a week for discussions regarding empowerment, self-confidence and healthy living. The group incorporates stretching, games and running during that time. At the end of the 12-week program, the entire Las Vegas chapter gets together for a 5K race.

Between eight and 15 girls are needed to form a team. For more information, contact council director Stephanie Lasure at 917-455-2121 or stephanie@
girlsontherunlv.org, Elisabeth Daniels at 702-366-5348 or elisabeth@girlsontherun
lv.org or Viveca Rehman Grinstead at 702-496-7082 or viveca@girlsontherun
lv.org. For more information, visit girlsontherunlv.org.

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