The campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is closed until Sept. 1 due to summer’s low usage.
It is approximately two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on s tate Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities in the area, including backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park,
760-786-3200; Mojave National Preserve,
760-252-6100; USDA Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; and Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980.
Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge.
For more information, visit blm.gov.
Savers Thrift Store opens
on Lake Mead Boulevard
Savers Thrift Store has opened at 8530 W. Lake Mead Blvd. on the northeast corner of Rampart Boulevard. Savers specializes in quality secondhand merchandise while benefiting Safe Nest, which provides temporary assistance for women and children in domestic crisis.
The 29,950-square-foot store added 50 jobs to the area.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 658-2880 or visit savers.com.
Pavilion Center Pool scheduled
to open for season monday
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is scheduled to open for the summer season for all ages beginning Monday.
Times are from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, adult lap swim; noon to 4 p.m. all ages; 4 to 7 p.m. adult lap swim; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all ages.
Daily fees are $1 for ages 4 to 17, $2 for ages 18 to 49, $1.50 for age 50 or older and free for children 3 or younger.
All-summer pool passes (valid through Labor Day) are $40 for individuals, $60 for a family up to eight people and $30 for an adult 50 or older.
The pool will offer private, semi-private and small group swimming lessons. Private lessons are $100, semi-private lessons (two to three students) are $50, and group lessons (four or more students) are $25 for six 45-minute lessons.
The pool also will offer novice competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo teams for swimmers ages 7 to 17 for $25 for the entire summer pool season.
From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, there are limited lanes for adult lap swim only at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road.
For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/find/recreation.htm.
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 nah.org.
Gateway Arts Foundation to host
high tea program
The Gateway Arts Foundation is scheduled to host The Lovely Ladies of Las Vegas High Tea and Program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.
The event is set to include various speakers who have made an impact on the community. A musical interlude will be provided by the foundation’s 2010 scholarship winner.
The cost is $20. To RSVP, call
Sign up for grant writing class
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension announces the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing, a one-day session, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.
Day camps available at YMCA
The YMCA of Southern Nevada offers wallet-friendly solutions for families looking for child care and ways to stay active this summer. The YMCA is taking day camp registrations and selling Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited access to its locations: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the YMCA’s newest location, the SkyView YMCA in North Las Vegas, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.
YMCA day camp is for kids ages 5 to 15 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday and running through Aug. 26. Free care for campers is available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and is provided for working parents. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.
The Sizzlin’ Summer Pass provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, swimming pools, wellness centers and classes. Prices are $109 (individual) and $209 (family). For a list of amenities by location, visit lasvegasymca.org.
Summer reading program to kick off
Children up to age 11 are invited to the Around the World Summer Reading Kickoff program scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Sign up for the program and get a reading log. For more information, call 507-3860.
‘See What I Saw’d’ exhibit coming to Sahara West Library
Arist Floyd Wagoner plans to show his work in the exhibit “See What I Saw’d” at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., during regular library hours today through Aug. 16.
Wagoner, a master clock builder and woods craftsman, is showing 40 pieces featuring 20 of his clocks.
For more information, call 507-3630.