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Center to offer free fitness classes

The Robert E. “Bob” Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, plans to offer free health and fitness classes today through Saturday.

For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks or call 455-7600. The schedule includes:

Classes for adults 16 or older: Cardio Kickboxing 6-7 p.m. today, 6-7 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday; Body Conditioning 6-7 p.m. Wednesday and 11-11:45 a.m. Saturday; Dancercise 6-7 p.m. Friday; and Nutrition 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Classes for children 5 to 12: Kids Yoga 6-7 p.m. today, Soccer Skills 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Zumba for Kids 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Cardio 4 Kids 6-7 Friday and noon-12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Classes for teens 13-17: Teen Fit Club 6-7 p.m. today through Friday.

Nevada Reining Horse Association
show to ride into Horseman’s Park

The Nevada Reining Horse Association is set to host an all-day reining show with a full slate of events from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 at Horseman’s Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road. For more information, visit equineeventlv.com or call 455-8206.

Walnut Recreation Center
to host Coed youth basketball league

A coed youth basketball league is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan. 25 through March 12 at the Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road. The league is slated to be broken down by age with teams for children 5-7, 8-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The participation fee is $25 per player. The last day to sign up is Jan. 10. For more information, call 455-8402.

Teams invited to play 3-D Dodgeball

A five-week 3-D dodgeball league is scheduled to begin this week at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, 4915 Steptoe St., Suite 400. Games are scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursdays for six-on-six teams with up to eight on a roster. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, visit skyzonesports.com or call 436-6887.

Teens encouraged to make resolutions

A discussion with teens on how to achieve New Year’s resolutions is scheduled from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Teens can hear tips on how to get a job, study more efficiently and learn other useful information. Snacks are planned. For more information, call 507-3900.

Town Advisory Boards to meet

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive.

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

For more information or agendas, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PLANS PRUNING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener plans to offer four winter pruning classes in January to teach you how to prune your fruit trees correctly for high-quality production. All classes are scheduled for 9 a.m. and repeat each hour until noon at 7700 Horse Drive in North Las Vegas.

The first class is scheduled for Saturday and will discuss apples, pears and quince. The topic for Jan. 14 is fertilizing fruit trees and pest control; Jan. 21’s class covers figs, pomegranates and persimmons; and Jan. 28’s topic is almonds and pistachios.

Reservations are not required. The orchard is about 100 yards east of the intersection of North Decatur Boulevard and Horse Drive. Take Interstate 15 or U.S. Highway 95 north to the Las Vegas Beltway and exit at Decatur Boulevard going north. Horse Drive is about 3½ miles north of the Beltway exit.

A $5 donation is requested. For more information, contact Jonathan Chodacki at 257-5532 or chodackij@unce.unr.edu.

RECYCLE CHRISTMAS TREES THROUGH JAN. 15

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with community organizations for the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

Drop off your Christmas tree for free at more than 20 convenient drop sites through Jan. 15. Remove all objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled more than 15,000 trees. Since 2001, residents have recycled approximately 100,000 Christmas trees or the equivalent of more than 12,600 cubic yards of solid waste, which was diverted from the landfill to a beneficial use.

For more information and drop sites, visit cdsn.org.

PARENTING WORKSHOP SET for sunday
AT ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS

A free parenting workshop is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road.

The workshop is scheduled to feature Dr. Michael G. Thompson , a world-renowned psychologist and best-selling author who specializes in children and families. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “CBS 60 Minutes,” “ABC 20/20,” “Good Morning America” and “The Early Show.”

He also wrote, narrated and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary titled “Raising Cain” that was broadcast nationally in 2006.

For more information, call 255-4500 or visit adelsoncampus.org or facebook/adelsoncampus.

BLOOD DRIVE TALLY ANNOUNCED

Cannery Casino Resorts announced that its blood drives resulted in a combined 2,236 units collected between Dec. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2011, at blood drives held at its three properties. The Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road, donated 879 units. The Rampart Casino and JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., donated 738 units. The Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, donated 619 units.

The drive helps United Blood Services provide 70,000 units of blood annually to medical facilities in the Las Vegas Valley.

FRIENDS OF RED ROCK CANYON PLANS
TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY

Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to host a trail maintenance day Jan. 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Volunteers will pick up litter and help maintain the trails.

Friends reminds residents that winter snow and inclement weather can make for good pictures, which could result in a $100 first-place prize in its 2012 Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest.

For more information on either event, visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

The club meets the first Wednesday of each month and welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends and enjoying refreshments. Dine-outs and other social events are held throughout the year.

For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.

SIGN UP FOR YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

Sign-ups for the Spring Youth Flag Football League for children 6 to 14 are scheduled to begin today at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road.

The cost is $75, which includes a jersey, an award, practices, coaching and all games.

League play is scheduled for Saturdays from March 10 through May 26. For more information, call 229-1607.

NEW WRITERS INVITED TO WORKSHOP
at summerlin library

A writers workshop is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The scheduled guest speaker is poet and writing teacher Barbara Miller. The workshop will meet in the conference room and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 507-3866.

TOYS 4 SMILES NEEDS FACILITY
FOR WORKSHOP

Toys 4 Smiles, a nonprofit, all-volunteer group that makes wooden toys for needy children, is in need of a new donated facility in which to work.

The facility should have air conditioning and heat. A donated space would provide tax advantages for the donor.

For more information, visit toys4smiles.org or call Rex Doty at
218-4582.

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