Recreation Briefs

COMMUNITY GARDEN CLASS PLANNED AT FLOYD LAMB PARK

A free community garden class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Join Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Ross and Dr. Angela O’Callaghan of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for a free class, Growing in Small Places. Learn how to plant herbs, vegetables and fruits in small areas or containers.

For more information, call 702-229-8100.

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.

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.

RAPTOR PLAY PARK OPENING PLANNED

The Raptor Play Park grand opening is set from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the Thunderbird Family Sports Complex, 6105 N. Durango Drive. The event is for all ages.

This new phase to the park will add landscaping and turf areas, lighted sidewalk extensions, a picnic shade shelter, site furnishings, off-site improvements and a scaled F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet exhibit. Light refreshments will be offered while supplies last.

NORTH LAS VEGAS RECREATION DIVISION ANNOUNCES HEALTH CAMPAIGN

The North Las Vegas Recreation Division has announced its Get Moving! Get Healthy! campaign, which aims to encourage healthy exercise and social activities through the division’s programs and sports.

Each month, the Recreation Division will launch an online video highlighting a recreational, social or sports program offered at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, or the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St.

Featured first is the Recreation Division’s martial arts class offerings. The campaign also will highlight activities from its Social Seniors and after-school programs.

To see the video, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com. To see all recreation center offerings, click on Parks and Recreation from the Departments and Services drop-down menu at the top of the city’s home page or the Recreation Activity Signup link in the left-hand margin under the Online Services menu.

LEARN HOW TO GROW TOMATOES AT GARDENING CLASS

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown is scheduled to present All About Tomatoes, a gardening class, at 10 a.m. today at The Family Resource Center at UMC, 1120 Shadow Lane.

Selecting tomato varieties adapted to Southern Nevada determines both the quality and quantity of tomatoes grown in the yard. Some varieties have the ability to set fruit early in the season before hot weather arrives. Some varieties are less prone to sun burning, cat facing and other problems. This is important to the tomato grower. Learn which varieties grow well in this area.

The class is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

To reserve a space, contact Amy Runge at 702-383-2229. For general gardening questions, contact the Master Gardener Help Line at 702-257-5555.

For gardening information and upcoming classes, visit facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.

RED ROCK COUNTRY CLUB TO HOST TENNIS TOURNAMENT

The second annual Davis Kup of Las Vegas tennis tournament is set to take place Friday through Sunday at Red Rock Country Club, 2205 Red Springs Drive. The tournament is a three-day event for teaching professionals, with proceeds benefiting the G Alex Foundation, which works to enrich lives through tennis and wellness programs.

Tickets are $25 per person and include the players’ party and admission to all matches. Tickets are required for admission to all event activities and can be purchased from competing players, tournament director Mike Copenhaver or co-director Glen Alex, or online at galexfoundation.org/announcements.html.

For more information, email g.alexfoundation@gmail.com.

MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER SHOWCASE PLANNED THIS MONTH

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase soccer tournament is planned Feb. 16-18, with team check-ins Feb. 15.

Admission is free for spectators. Team registration has closed.

The largest international youth soccer tournament in the country is set to be played at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., with other Las Vegas fields to be announced.

More than 6,000 soccer players ages 14 to 19 from at least 11 foreign countries and 28 U.S. states are set to square off in soccer fields around the valley. The event will be co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club and is expected to attract college soccer coaches and recruiters from across the country to scout for both male and female athletes. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games.

Matches are to be played from 8:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. Medals and trophies are to be presented to winning teams following each championship game. For more information, including schedules and matches, visit lvmayorscup.com.

COED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION OPEN

Coed fall flag football registration for players ages 6 to 14 is open through March 1. League play is set for March 16 to May 11.

Registration is available at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607, and the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

The cost is $75 per person and includes an NFL team jersey and shorts. A birth certificate is required to register. Volunteer coaches are needed. Cost includes a postseason tournament. No games will be scheduled for March 30.

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 currently 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.

US TENNIS ASSOCIATION-NEVADA SEEKS EQUIPMENT DONATIONS

The United States Tennis Association-Nevada seeks donations of old wooden tennis rackets, usable tennis rackets, old trophies, ball machines, items for a silent auction or raffle, a digital photo camera, an office phone system and computers or laptops.

Items can be dropped off at the USTA-Nevada office, 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130.

For more information, call 702-792-8384 or email support@ustanevada.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.

RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS UNDER WAY

Rainbow Youth Soccer League sign-ups for the spring 2013 season are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The league office is at 9360 W. Flamingo Road.

To sign up, participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $120 in cash, check or money order. For more information, call 702-522-1441 or visit ryslsoccerleague.com.

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.

FAMILY FESTIVAL AND TRAIL WALK PLANNED

The Ward 1 Fit Family Health Festival & Trail Walk is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Park, 7449 Braswell Drive. The event is for all ages. Admission is free. T-shirts are to be available for the first 100 attendees. A raffle also is planned.

Join the Outside Las Vegas Foundation, Weight Watchers and the city of Las Vegas for a community expo with health and outdoor vendors in the park as well as trail walks to nearby parks. Learn about ways to get active and healthy in the community. Contact 702-229-6405 for more information.

SIGN UP FOR LITTLE LEAGUE

Summerlin North Little League’s spring season is open for registration. The spring season starts in mid-February and concludes with post-season tournaments in early June.

For details, visit summerlinnorth littleleague.com and click the link to the online registration page.

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 center.com.

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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