Henderson Neighborhood News for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 31

United Blood Services plans a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Appointments are required.

For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/mdc38tj.

HENDERSON CITY COUNCIL TO MEET SEPT. 2 AND 16

The Henderson City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 16 at the Henderson City Hall, 240 S. Water St.

Public comment is limited to three minutes per individual and 10 minutes per group.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/city_clerk.

EARLY LITERACY SESSIONS PLANNED AT RECREATION CENTER

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a six-week interactive literacy class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 9 through Oct. 14 and from Oct. 28 to Dec. 2 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

The program is planned to train parents how to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks or call 702-267-5850.

TEACHER STARTS CROWDFUNDING PROJECT FOR SCIENCE PROJECT

Pinecrest Academy, 1360 S. Boulder Highway, plans to teach its first-graders how to hatch and raise trout as a hands-on science project.

The project requires about $800 to purchase the tank, pumps, thermometer, filter and other items. Teacher Ashlee Mickelberry has set up a crowdfunding project through donorschoose.org to seek donations.

For more information or to donate, visit tinyurl.com/lhz3c6t.

WATER PARK OFFERS 2015 SEASON PASSES

Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, 900 Galleria Drive, is offering season passes for 2015.

The passes are set to allow customers to select additional options, such as parking and bring-a-friend packages, and customers can access the park for the rest of the 2014 season. Passes start at $89.99.

For more information, visit cowabungabay.com/lasvegas or call 702-850-9000.

POLICE DEPARTMENT CLOSES DESK SERVICES AT WEST AND NORTH STATIONS

The Henderson Police Department closed desk services at the West Police Station and North Police Station on Aug. 18. To file a police report, register a firearm or speak with a police officer, residents should visit the East Police Station at 223 Lead St., which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Reports may also be filed online for crimes such as minor theft, vandalism, lost property and accidents on private property.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police.

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