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Henderson United Methodist Church is hosting free vacation bible school this week from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 609 E. Horizon Drive.

The program is free for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

To register, go to the church at 5:30 p.m. For more information,


The Clark County Genealogical Society has scheduled its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The meeting is inside the conference room of the library and is open to the public.

For more information, visit


The city of Henderson has announced weeklong road closures at Union Pacific Railroad crossings.

The construction is to replace the roadbed under the railroad tracks.

Starting June 13, the city was scheduled to begin construction on Stephanie Street between American Pacific Drive and Wigwam Parkway.

Construction continues on Gibson Road between American Pacific Drive and Wigwam Parkway starting Monday .


With the number of autism diagnosis rising, the Foundation for Wellness Professionals is scheduled to host a seminar on the topic at noon June 25 at Whole Foods, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The seminar will discuss questions such as why autism happens and if it can be cured.

For more information or to RSVP, call 643-9904.


Henderson is scheduled to host its second annual Viva Las Volley Volleyball Tournament from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. June 25-26 at the Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Road.

Spectator admission is free. Teams must register from 6 to 10 p.m. June 24 at Green Valley Ranch Resort, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.

People can register as a two-person team for $70 or a four-person coed team for $120. Coed teams must have two women on the court at all times.

For more information, visit or call 267-2171.


The city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting entries for its annual trails photo contest through Aug. 20.

The contest asks people 17 or younger to capture the beauty and accessibility of the city’s trails. All entries must have a parent or guardian’s signature on the entry form.

Categories for color photography include views from the trail with people, views from the trail without people, positive trail use, wildlife, general trail photos, River Mountains Loop Trail and Southern Nevada trails.

The category for black-and-white photography is River Mountains Loop Trail.

Winning photographs are slated to be displayed during the National Trails Day celebration.

For more information, visit or call

Summer camp to help children
deal with loss

Camp Mariposa, the Nathan Adelson Hospice-hosted bereavement camp for children, is taking registration for the 2011 camp session scheduled for July 15-17 at Torino Ranch.

Now in its 21st year, the overnight camp is designed to facilitate the natural grieving process and provide opportunities for bereavement exploration, balanced with arts and crafts, sports, music, storytelling and other recreational activities.

Camp Mariposa is open to children ages 7 to 12.

The camp is funded by Nathan Adelson Hospice, with no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit reserves a space.

Reservations must be received by July 1.

To request an application or volunteer for the camp, call 796-3167 or visit the Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St.

For more information, visit

Sign up for grant writing class

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to host the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Nonprofit and government organization participants will learn how to develop a community needs assessment; set goals; write outcome objectives; create a working budget; develop a budget; and write a budget narrative.

The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, a grant and resource specialist for the Cooperative Extension.

Space is limited. Register by calling 257-5502 or email There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.

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