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AROUND TOWN: Things to do in Henderson

If you’re looking for some holiday-themed activities for this weekend in Henderson, here’s a few suggestions:

Aquatic Candy Cane Hunt

The Henderson Multigenerational Center Aquatic Complex, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway, will host an aquatic Candy Cane Hunt at its indoor pool from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. The family-oriented event invites children to swim to the bottom of the pool to collect as many candy canes as they can. The child who finds the most candy canes wins a prize.

Admission is $1 for children ages 3 to 17 and seniors ages 50 and older; $2 for adults ages 18 and older; and free for children ages 2 and under. Swim & Trim passes may also be used. People of all ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 267-5821 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Heritage Street at the Clark County Museum

Learn about the relevance and historical meaning of your favorite holiday traditions at the Clark County Museum’s Heritage Street Holidays exhibit, open through Jan. 15. Homes from the 1920s to the 1950s will be decked in traditional and historical holiday trim at the museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway.

From the 1920s, the Beckley House, a California bungalow, will showcase the golden age of handcrafted glass ornaments. The Babcock/Wilcox House, celebrating the 1930s and built in the minimal traditional style, represents the era of the Great Depression when tough times for American families meant that trees were creatively, yet beautifully, decorated. The Townsite House, government housing in the 1940s, illustrates the war and the holidays as people came together in patriotism and tradition. The P.J. Goumond Heritage House, built a Tudor revival home from the 1950s, highlights America and Southern Nevada as the country became accustomed to a world at peace and a time of prosperity with larger, brighter and more complex lights, ornaments and decorations.

Admission to the museum is $1.50 for adults and $1 for seniors and children ages 3 to 13. Children ages 3 and younger are free. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. For information, call 455-7955 or visit www.accessclarkcounty.com/parks.

—  Kerri Shanahan

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