NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

From now until May 9, Henderson police officers are looking for pedestrians not crossing streets safely or legally and motorists not paying attention to pedestrians in crosswalks.

According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety, there were 434 pedestrian fatalities from 2000 to 2007. There have been seven fatalities this year in Nevada. Henderson Police will target intersections with clearly marked crosswalks.

HENDERSON CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY

The city of Henderson is hosting its annual Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.

The celebration includes the planting of a ceremonial Arbor Day tree and reading of the Arbor Day proclamation.

For more information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

Clark County Museum to host photography day on Saturday

The Clark County Museum Guild plans to host a photography day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway. Photographers can photograph professionally styled models and vintage cars located in and around the historic homes and outdoor exhibits of the museum grounds. Registration is required, and enrollment is $20.

Mark Hall-Patton, museum administrator and a frequent guest expert on “Pawn Stars,” plans to sign his book, “Asphalt Memories.” Copies are available through the museum store, and all sales benefit the museum.

From 3 to 4 p.m., participants can network in a meet and greet under the gazebo.

The event is limited to 90 participants. To register, call the Clark County Museum Guild at 455-0104 or email ccmuseumguild@gmail.com.

Sunset garden club‘s annual
flower show is saturday

The Sunset Garden Club plans to present its 19th annual Standard Flower Show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The theme will be “Around The World In No Time Flat!” Numerous floral designs will be on display, as will different varieties of horticulture that grow well in the Las Vegas area. This event is free and open to the public.

PEDIPED OPENS HENDERSON STORE FRONT

Pediped footwear is scheduled to open its first company store Sunday at 1191 Center Point Drive.

Pediped offers infant and children’s shoes with more than 2,500 retailers across the United States and in 40 countries. The stores hours are slated to be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES MONEY
FOR CHILDREN WITH HEART CONDITIONS

The third annual We Heart Maggie Golf Tournament is slated to start at 11 a.m. May 29 at the Black Mountain Golf & Country Club, 500 Greenway Road.

The event is to raise money for the Children’s Heart Foundation and support children living with heart conditions.

In addition to the tournament, there will be family activities from 2 to
3:45 p.m. For more information, visit weheartmaggie.com.

CITY HOSTS WATER SAFETY EVENT

With May being National Water Safety Month, the city of Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department plans to host a water safety day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 at the Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road.

The event teaches parents how to their protect children in and around water.

Registration is recommended because of limited space. For more information, call 267-2980.

St. Baldrick’s raises more than $464,500 for childhood cancer research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research with head-shaving events in Las Vegas and Henderson. So far in 2011, eight events have been held, raising more than $464,500, with donations still coming. The first St. Baldrick’s event in Las Vegas took place in 2007. Since then, more than $1.4 million has been raised. For more information, visit stbaldricks.org.

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