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Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

Spring Fling Events Starts Thursday at Town Square

The Lili Claire Foundation has partnered with Town Square and Davis Amusements Cascadia to bring the Lili Claire Spring Fling to Las Vegas beginning Thursday.

The Lili Claire Spring Fling is an event the entire family can enjoy with carnival rides, as well as midway games, food and rock climbing walls. Entrance to the Spring Fling is free, and tickets for the rides and games can be purchased for a few dollars (depending on the ride) or attendees can buy a daily unlimited ride bracelet for $20 per person. The event will be located behind Guitar Center in the northwest parking lot of Town Square.

The event was created in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness of children living with autism and other special needs such as Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome.

"We are looking forward to building The Lili Claire Spring Fling into a signature event for the Las Vegas Valley," said spokesperson Jessica Saylor.

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

The Nevada Mining Association will host the 26th Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop at Faith Lutheran High School from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

The free workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators, and features one day of classroom work and two days of organized field trips to mines and other facilities. The goal of the workshop is to provide new knowledge, insight and materials that teachers can use to help students learn about minerals and mineral production in Nevada.

The workshop also includes beginner-level sessions for first-time participants and an advanced track session for those educators  familiar with rocks and minerals. New activities, methods of presentation and advanced exercises will be included in the curriculum.

Vote Centers Open Today for Henderson Primary Election

Vote Centers Open Today for Henderson Primary Election

Henderson residents can cast their vote today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at any of 12 Vote Center locations throughout the city for the Primary Election. Vote Centers replace traditional precinct polling locations pre-assigned to registered voters. Henderson voters have the option of voting at numerous locations, allowing more flexibility and convenience when exercising their right to vote. 

"It's always one of our priorities to encourage voter participation during the Municipal Election," City Clerk Sabrina Mercadante said. "We were the first municipality in Nevada to implement Vote Centers as a way to improve the ease of voting and ultimately raise voter participation. Through the use of Vote Centers, our citizens can conveniently cast their ballot to elect the leaders of their community."

Vote Centers were introduced in Henderson in the 2007 municipal election.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Artist Stephen Fishwick to Perform for Henderson Students

Artist Stephen Fishwick to Perform for Henderson Students

Entertainment painter Stephen Fishwick will host a free performance at 2:15 p.m. Friday for 450 children at the Henderson International School.

He will be painting two endangered species for the children; each 6-foot painting will be created to music for the children in six minutes. Stephen is famous for painting celebrities and animals to music in six minutes by dancing and throwing the paint.

Fishwick hopes to get the kids interested in the arts and to educate them on endangered species.

 

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.