Henderson/Anthem neighborhood news

GHOSTS AND GOBLINS RUN INVITES PARTICIPANTS TO WEAR COSTUMES

The Ghosts and Goblins 5K and Fun Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Equestrian Park South, 1200 Equestrian Drive.

Along with a 5K race, the event includes bounce houses , games and a dog costume parade. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

Danny Gans memorial run
scheduled for Saturday

The Danny Gans Memorial Champions Run for Life is scheduled for Saturday at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway. Singer Donny Osmond is set to host the event, which will benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The event includes a 5K run, a fun run/walk and a team event.

After the 5K, children with critical illnesses can participate in a special run called Champions Run for Life.

Other activities include food, raffles, bounce houses, entertainment and a bone marrow drive.

All entries on race day are $40. Teams of 10 or more are $17 per person. Participants may register online at www.active.com or on the day of the race from 6:30 to 7:25 a.m. The fun run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, team, wheelchair and stroller divisions at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 9:10 a.m., followed by the Champions Run for Life at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702-735-8434 or email info@nvccf.org.

Celebrate MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
AT BIRD VIEWING PRESERVE

The city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is planning to celebrate Make A Difference Day at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive.

City staff members and Master Gardeners are expected to teach how to plant trees and shrubs to enhance wildlife habitat. Expert birders are also expected to provide educational information and answer questions about species of birds and animals that live or visit the preserve. The event is free. For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

Free Flu shots to be available
in Henderson

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host multiple no-cost flu immunization and health clinics until Dec. 8 in the Las Vegas Valley. The next Henderson clinic is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus, MacDonald Conference Center, 3001 St. Rose Parkway.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everyone 6 months or older should receive the flu vaccine each year. The following people have a greater risk for flu-related complications:

n Pregnant women.

n Children older than 6 months and younger than 5.

n People 50 or older.

n People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.

n People who live or work in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

n Health care workers.

n Caregivers of children younger than 6 months (these children are too young to be vaccinated).

The clinics will provide flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children older than 6 months, adolescents and adults are eligible for the inoculations.

COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE
continues AT ALBERTSONS

The 13th annual Coats for Kids drive continues through Nov. 3 at Albertsons stores across the valley. Bring gently used coats to any Albertsons store and place them in the marked box at the front of the store.

Anyone who donates a coat can enter a drawing for one of 13 pairs of free tickets to see Carrot Top’s show at the Luxor. Entry forms are available at the Albertsons service desks.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
SEEKS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS

HELP of Southern Nevada is calling for volunteers to assist with a number of programs this holiday season. Assistance is accepted from individuals who can donate any amount of time.

Areas where volunteers are needed include: Assisting clients with their applications for holiday programs at HELP’s main campus, 1640 E. Flamingo Road; assisting in receiving donated Thanksgiving turkeys at various locations (turkeys will be given to more than 1,200 families); and assisting in receiving holiday gifts for selected clients in the Adopt-A-Family program.

To volunteer, contact Joan Lima at jlima@helpsonv.org or 702-369-4357.

COUNCIL MEETINGS AVAILABLE ONLINE

The city of Henderson has begun live streaming of City Council meetings.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Before watching , residents can also view the council agenda and supporting documents. The stream is available at cityofhenderson.com.

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