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Henderson’s parks and recreation department is scheduled to put on a workshop about triathlon training from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 Galleria Drive. Participation is $30 each and is for people 16 or older. For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.


Henderson Libraries is presenting its 60 Days to Better Health series starting with a health fair at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Events range from presentations about food to fitness demonstrations. The events are free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 207-4261.


The Monkey Gym, 1999 Whitney Mesa Drive, has announced its schedule for its Fitness League every Saturday until Oct. 15.

Classes are slated to run from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. for ages 5 to 7 and noon to 2 p.m. for ages 8 to 13.

The next Fitness League , scheduled for Saturday, is on gymnastics. Participants are scored on the quality of six different gymnastics events, handstands, rings and tumbling.

For more information, visit monkeygym.org.

Women’s club to meet Sept. 13

The GFWC Green Valley Woman’s Club meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at A Country Rose Florist, 290 E. Horizon Drive in Henderson. Enrich your life through volunteer work and club fellowship with women (working and retired) who make a difference in their community. For more information, contact Dixie Gilby at dixiegilby@cox.net or visit community

Learn how to care for trees, shrubs
at garden club meeting

The Sunset Garden Club plans to meet at noon Sept. 13 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson.

Norm Schilling, owner of Schilling Horticulture Group, plans to discuss “Taking Good Care of Trees and Shrubs in Southern Nevada.” Schilling is an ISA-certified arborist and co-host of KNPR radio’s show, “Desert Bloom.” This event is open to the public.

Doggie Paddle & Play day set
for Sept. 17 at Black Mountain pool

The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is planning to host Doggie Paddle & Play Day Sept. 17 at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road. Dogs weighing 40 pounds or less can swim from 9 to 10:15 a.m., dogs weighing 41 to 80 pounds can swim from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., and dogs weighing more than 80 pounds can swim from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Admission is $5 per dog if registered in advance or $10 at the door. Registration is available online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 436203) or in person at any Henderson indoor pool or recreation center. Humans attend for free but may not enter the water. All dogs must be dog- and people- friendly, be properly licensed, and owners must have proof of their pet’s vaccination.

For more information, call 267-2980 or visit cityofhenderson.com.


Helping with back-to-school needs, the Henderson Firefighters Benevolent Association donated $500 to HopeLink of Southern Nevada for its 10th annual Back 2 School Fundraiser Aug. 20.

All donations, monetary and school supplies, were slated to benefit about 1,000 children. The donations are expected to be used toward anything from supplies to uniforms for economically challenged students.


A seminar called “Fat Head, Fat Body” is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Club Sport Green Valley, 2100 Olympic Ave.

The seminar explains the correlation between the mind and weight gain.

Diana Gibbs, a published psychology author and former UCLA academic counselor , discusses why people overeat and how to take control.

The seminar costs $20.

For more information or to register, call 685-1335.

City to offer workshop on college applications and scholarships

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity plans to host its annual college application and scholarship workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free program is sponsored by the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and teens may RSVP before Sept. 13 by calling 267-4016. Walk-ins also are welcome pending space availability.

The workshop includes one-on-one assistance, information for parents, applications, tips about college life and scholarship resources. Parents and teens also can learn how to write a college resume, draft a solid cover letter, complete college essays and submit successful college applications.

For more information, call 267-4016 or visit cityofhenderson.com.


The Josh Stevens Foundation is planning to host the first Joshi’s Jamboree from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Combat Zone Paintball, 13011 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

The event plans to celebrate the life of Josh Stevens, who died in 2008 , a month before his 13th birthday.

Entry to the event is free, and tickets for food, rides and games will be for sale.

Paintball is $5 per 10 minutes of play per person, 10 years or older, and includes 140 paintballs.

For more information, visit joshstevensfoundation.org.

IRONMAN CHAMPIONSHIP to cause road closures

The Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 is slated to take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Loews Lake Las Vegas, 101 Montelago Blvd. Spectator admission is free.

After a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run through Henderson’s streets, athletes plan to cross the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Due to the course of the race the following roads are scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday:

Lanes that are completely closed include Palomino Village Drive from Palomino Village Drive to Mountain Vista Road, Murmuring Sands; Desert Shadow East, Benji Road and Library Road from Green Valley Parkway to Paseo Verde Parkway.

Partial road closures include Paseo Verde Parkway, from Library Road to Desert Shadow; Green Valley Parkway from Paseo Verde Parkway to Horizon Ridge Parkway; Horizon Ridge Parkway from High Mesa Drive to Green Valley Parkway.

Partial closures from 4:30 to 10 a.m.: MonteLago Boulevard from Luna Hotel to Lake Las Vegas Boulevard; Lake Las Vegas Parkway from MonteLago Boulevard to Lake Mead Parkway.

Partial closures from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Golda Way from Lake Las Vegas Boulevard to Warm Springs Road; Duncan Way from Lake Las Vegas Boulevard to Warm Springs Road; and Lake Mead Parkway from Lake Las Vegas Boulevard to Warm Springs Road.

Partial closures from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Warm Springs Road from Lake Mead Parkway to Gibson Road and north and southbound Boulder Highway from Lake Mead Parkway to Warm Springs Road.

Partial closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Northbound East Gate Road from Commercial Drive to Warm Springs Road; northbound Gibson Road from Auto Show Drive to Warm Springs Road; southbound Gibson Road from Warm Springs Road to Wigwam Parkway; eastbound Kelso Dunes Avenue from Kelso Dunes Avenue to Gibson Road; eastbound Painted Daisy Avenue from Painted Daisy Avenue to Gibson Road; eastbound Trail Canyon Road from Trail Canyon Road to Gibson Road; westbound Valley Auto Mall Drive from American Pacific to Gibson Road; Mary Crest Road; westbound Wigwam Parkway from the Las Vegas Beltway to Stephanie Street; and eastbound Paseo Verde Parkway from Arroyo Grande Boulevard to Desert Shadow Lane.

To see the full list of closures and detours, visit hendersonlive.com/special-events/ironman#run_course_road_closures.

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