July 23, 2012 - 11:27 pm
GOLF TOURNAMENT SET TO BENEFIT THE BLIND CENTER
A glow ball nighttime golf tournament is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Silverstone Golf Club, 8600 Cupp Drive, with a shotgun start at 7:30 p.m. After the four-person scramble play, a raffle and awards ceremony is planned.
All proceeds are set to benefit The Blind Center of Nevada, 1001 N. Bruce St.
For more information, call 998-4905, email email@example.com or visit blindcenter.org.
PROGRAM OFFERED FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
New A.G.E., a program for people 22 or older with developmental disabilities, is set for 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 17 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 location will be closed for staff development days.
The cost is $21 for one to three days, $28 for four days and $35 for five days each week.
For more information or a registration packet, call 229-5177 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AREA TEENS INVITED TO GAME NIGHT
The city of Las Vegas invites area teens ages 13 to 18 to Xtreme Game Night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. Youths can participate in laser tag, dodge ball, water activities, video games and hamster balls provided by Games2U Entertainment, as well as refreshments, music and awards.
Youths will be able to visit information booths with topics of interest to teens and sign up for teen councils available throughout the city. Participants will receive a free gift.
Participants are asked to bring a donation of two cans of soup or other canned foods. The event will be hosted by city of Las Vegas Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services.
For more information, call Stephen Wheeler at 229-1607.
OVERNIGHT TENT CAMP SCHEDULED FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
Project D.I.R.T., an overnight tent camp for people 22 or older with developmental disabilities, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday on Mount Charleston.
The cost is $30, and advance registration is required. The cost includes meals and tent. Bring your own sleeping bag.
For more information or to register, call 229-4796.
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP OFFERED
A junior lifeguard camp for those ages 12 to 15 is scheduled Aug. 6-10 at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $45 per week.
Participants will receive American Red Cross Adult CPR certification and learn essential pool lifesaving skills.
For more information, call 229-1488.
TEEN COUNCILS TO GATHER FOOD DURING SWIM DAYS
Residents of all ages are invited to Souper Summer Family Swim Days in July and August at three city of Las Vegas pools. Bring two cans of soup or other canned food per person for admission. Batteries Included Summer Circuit teen councils have a goal of collecting 2,012 food items this summer. Canned goods will be donated to a local food bank.
Scheduled Souper Summer Family Swim Days are:
Noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.
2 to 6 p.m., Aug. 11, Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St.
Regular pool fees apply without food donation. Pools remain open to the public during events.
Teen councils are located at:
Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.
Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.
Municipal Swimming Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road
East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.
Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
The Batteries Included Youth Initiative is a collaboration among the city of Las Vegas, Clark County School District and Nevada Partners to ensure Las Vegas teens reach their potential by providing after-school educational activities focused on leadership, community service, career planning and preparing for college.
For more information on Batteries Included programs, registration and event fliers, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/batteriesincluded or call 229-6242.
SPIRIT SPLASH NIGHT PLANNED
A free Spirit Splash Night is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at various pool locations. Open to all novice team participants in the city’s recreational competitive water polo, synchronized swimming, diving and swim teams, the events are set to be at Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave., 229-1532; Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Road, 229-1755; Doolittle Pool, 1950 N. J St., 229-6374; Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 229-6309; and Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, 229-1488.
ADULT FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE
Numerous fitness classes for adults are available at community centers valleywide. Classes include cardio and weightlifting training, belly dancing, Pilates, boxing, Zumba and more. For times, locations and fees, visit tinyurl.com/fitnessclasses.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Registration is open for summer youth camps (ages 6-15) at a variety of locations. Camp hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Aug. 24.
The cost is $75 per child for the week and $70 for each additional child in the family.
Summer camps will promote fun, fitness, adventure and education in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Registration will close when the programs are full. All locations will have limited enrollment. Contact each site for details. The locations are as follows:
Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 229-1607. Ages 6-11.
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 229-6374. Ages 6-15.
East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 229-1515. Ages 6-15.
Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave., 229-2488. Ages 6-15.
Children can expect a variety of age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, special events, physical fitness and games, arts, crafts and nutrition training, under the supervision of trained staff members.
For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/Find/recreation.htm.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SPECIALTY SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
Registration is open for specialty summer youth camps (ages 6-15) at two locations.
Camp hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, through August.
The cost is $115 per child for the week, $110 for each additional child in the family, for most camps.
Summer camps will promote fun, fitness, adventure and education in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Registration will close when the programs are full. Both locations will have limited enrollment. Contact each location for details and enrollment. Children can expect a variety of themed specialty camps with age-appropriate activities under the supervision of trained staff members. Both centers have a separate camp list with more details and registration codes.
The locations are:
Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 229-6359. Ages 6-15. Camps end Aug. 17.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 229-1100. Ages 6-14. Camps end Aug. 24.
For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/find/recreation.htm.
SWIMMING LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR VALLEY RESIDENTS
Las Vegas Swim Academy, 6017 Fawn Ave., has begun registration for swimming lessons. Private, semiprivate, Baby & Me and swim team groups are available.
Baby & Me classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 29 through Oct. 17
All Baby & Me classes are 30 minutes long. Class size ranges from four to six students. The cost is $100 for eight classes. The pool is heated to more than 90 degrees.
For more information on other swim lessons, visit lvswimacademy.com. To register by phone, call 360-2255.
FIND ALTERNATIVE CAMPING SITES AT RED ROCK CANYON
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground, Red Rock Campground, is scheduled to temporarily close through Aug. 30 during this low-usage period.
Red Rock Campground is in the conservation area approximately two miles east of the Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many other camping opportunities in the area, including: backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with a permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980; and the Clark County Shooting Park, 455-2000.
Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge. Popular primitive (no facilities) sites include Bitter Spring Back Country Byway, Gold Butte Back Country Byway, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails System.
The BLM reminds residents that summer is the dry season and to be careful with campfires.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGNUPS UNDERWAY
Rainbow Youth Soccer League signups are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at Villa Pizza, 3385 S. Durango Drive. The league is located at 9360 W. Flamingo Road.
To sign up, bring a copy of your birth certificate, a wallet-size photo and $120 in cash, check or money order. For more information, visit ryslsoccerleague.com.
COED YOUTH FALL FLAG FOOTBALL AVAILABLE
Registration for coed youth flag football is open through Aug. 30 for those ages 6 to 14. Play is set for Saturdays beginning in September at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road; the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.; and the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The cost is $75 per child. It includes a jersey, award and all practices and games.
For more information, call 229-1607 for the Cimarron Rose location, 229-1515 for the East Las Vegas location or 229-1100 for the Veterans Memorial location.
A birth certificate is required to register.
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PRACTICE OFFERED AT FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL
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. For more information, call 229-4796.
ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM SET FOR SUMMER
The Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program for people ages 7 to 22 with disabilities is set from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 17 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Participants can try a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming, movies and make new friends.
The cost is $75 per child for the week and $70 for each additional child in the family.
For more information, call 229-1515 or call Andrea Anzalone at 229-4903 or 229-6358 to register.
QUAD RUGBY PRACTICE OFFERED
Quad rugby practice for players ages 14 to adult is available from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road. For more information, call 229-4796.