REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SPORTS
AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
The North Las Vegas Recreation Division’s Activity Schedule of classes, sports and recreation programs is now 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.
DOG WALK AND HEALTH FAIR PLANNED
The Fast and the Furriest Dog Walk & Health Fair is set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The event is for all ages, free and open to the public. Four-legged friends and family are welcome for a walk in the park, complete with pet health vendors. For more information, call 702-229-8100.
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
SPRING YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES REGISTRATION OPEN
The spring youth flag football leagues for ages 6 to 14 are set for March 16 to May 11. Advance registration is required. Games are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Boys and girls can register at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, or the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The registration fee of $75 includes an NFL jersey, black shorts, flags and trophies or medals. A birth certificate is required at registration. Practices are to be held once or twice each week for up to 1½ hours in locations to be determined. Six to eight games are planned, based on size of league. Divisions include: Pee Wee (ages 6-8), juniors (9-11) and seniors (12-14). Participants must purchase their own mouthpieces and rubber cleats. Coaches are always needed. There is to be a city championship for the top four teams in each division for an additional $10 fee.
STAR PARTY PLANNED march 16
AT SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK
The program Astronomy in the Park is set for 7 p.m. March 16 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Meet in the Group Use area. Highlights will be Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy, along with other wonders of the night sky.
The event is free and open to the public. The park entrance fee is $7 for most vehicles. The park is 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard), in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
For more information, contact Rob Lambert at 702-461-1390 or email@example.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. March 25-29 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.
WAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SET
FOR MARCH 12-16 AT ORLEANS ARENA
Consisting of 18 basketball games featuring men’s and women’s teams, the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament is set to return March 12-16 to The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. This year’s competitors include Denver, Seattle, University of Texas at San Antonio, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Utah State, University of Texas at Arlington and Texas State.
All-session ticket packages start at $135 and include access to each men’s and women’s tournament game. Fans who wish to attend only the women’s tournament can purchase ticket packages starting at $50. Single-game tickets will be sold only on the day of the game. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Orleans Arena box office at 702-284-7777 or by visiting orleansarena.com.
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.
SAFESPLASH USES INDOOR POOL
AT AGASSI FACILITY
SafeSplash Swim School has partnered with 24 Hour Fitness and Agassi Super Sport, 2090 Village Center Circle, to offer children’s swim lessons.
Group class size is limited to a maximum of four students per instructor. All instructors are CPR certified and have had years of experience working with children of all ages.
SafeSplash focuses on optimum skill retention in three areas as the child progresses: water safety, basic swimming strokes and competitive swim technique.
For more information, visit safesplash.com.
GOLF SUMMERLIN OFFERING DISCOUNTS
FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
Golf Summerlin plans to offer discounted rates to active military personnel at its Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest courses.
Current members of the military will receive 50 percent off with a paid customer. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, active-duty military personnel can tee off free with a paid customer.
Golf Summerlin also encourages juniors to hone their skills on the course. Golfers 17 or younger will pay $10 when accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information or to book a round, call 702-254-7010 or visit golfsummerlin.com.
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
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 and 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.
YOGA CLASS RAISES MONEY FOR VICTIMS
OF HURRICANE SANDY
Sunny Arfa’s Yoga at The Park, which meets at The Vistas Park, 11311 Alta Drive, each weekend in warm weather, raised $200 for the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.
With the cooler weather, classes now take place at Just Breathe Wellness Center, 5333 S. Arville St., Suite 206.
For more information, call 702-553-6819 or visit justbreathewellness
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.