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Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog lovers will get a chance to get free help training their pooches at several dog training workshops around the valley. Three different dog parks are participating.

Silverado Ranch Dog Park will offer classes on the basics of having and taking care of a dog. Including grooming and socializing, weight control, nutrition and veterinary care. The classes are June 6th and September 12th from 7 until 8 in the morning. At the same park they're offering class on the basics of manners like leash training, sit and stay, and riding in a car. The classes are offered by Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21 and May 23 and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on June 20 and Sept. 26.   

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

This Saturday, Special Olympics Nevada will be presenting a free flag football clinic, open to all Special Olympic Athletes and special needs individuals. The clinic is being put on with the help of Matt Petit, a local Eagle Scout Candidate, and will feature UNLV Football players as well as players from local high schools helping teach the basics of flag football. Coach Jim Fassel will be leading the clinic, which is set to conclude with a game, special needs athletes on teams with their non-disabled partners.

The clinic will run from 3pm until 5pm at Thurman White Middle School, 1661 Galleria Drive in Henderson, Nevada. for those interested in attending, please RSVP to Melva at 702-474-0690, ext 201, by this Friday, March 11th.

Grant Sawyer Middle School Students Raise Funds For Red Rock Canyon

Grant Sawyer Middle School Students Raise Funds For Red Rock Canyon

The students at Grant Sawyer Middle School are quite an extraordinary bunch. When they heard about the graffiti that was painted over ancient Native American Art at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, they didn't just get upset- they decided to do something about it. The students, with faculty advisor Lynn Zepeda, organized a fundraiser to help with the cost of removing the graffiti. This Friday, the students will be presenting the money raised to the Friends of Red Rock Canyon.

“We are very appreciative and proud of the efforts of the Grant Sawyer students.” said Mark Beauchamp, president of Friends of Red Rock Canyon. “Their hard work and commitment to value and preserve our past will certainly help us in our work to protect Red Rock Canyon for future generations to enjoy.”

 

"Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous" Fashion Show March 5th

"Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous" Fashion Show March 5th

The National Charity League's annual fashion show took place this past Saturday, March 5th at the Galleria Mall in Kohl's Court. The theme was "Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous", and it raised funds for the The Public Education Foundation, and the Clark Country READS Book Depot. Here's some pictures of the fabulous fashions modeled!

Used Book Sale to be Held at the Paeso Verde Library March 10!

Used Book Sale to be Held at the Paeso Verde Library March 10!

The Friends of the Henderson Public Libraries will be hosting a used book sale at the Paeso Verde Library on March 10th! Funds raised from the sale will be used in support of the Henderson Libraries. So swing by the book sale to get some fantastic deals on books and support the library and all of it's amazing public programs!

The Used Book Sale takes place Saturady March 10th from 9:30 am to 8 pm in the lobby of the Paeso Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

Mych Kabongo named to All American Basketball Team!

Mych Kabongo named to All American Basketball Team!

Congradulations are in order for Findlay College Prep's Mych Kabongo! Mych has been selected as one of the 48 students to play in McDonald's All American Basketball Game in Chicago, out of 2,000 nominees! The game, the 34th annual, will be played on March 30th and broadcast on ESPN!

Coronado High School Wins Nevada Regional Science Bowl Tournament!

Coronado High School Wins Nevada Regional Science Bowl Tournament!

This weekend, on February 26th, the Nevada Regional Science Bowl Tournament took place. It was a 32 team, double elimination tournament, with competitors from Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California, and at the end of the day, the first place winners were the team from Henderson's Coronado High School! The team won $5,000 for the school, and will be going to Washington D.C. to represent the region in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl Competition, April 28 - May 2, 2011! Congratulations to Coronado!

Other Vegas Area schools also made an impressive showing, completely dominating the top ten! A team from Palo Verde High School won second place, the Centennial High School "Blue" team took third, The Meadows School "Blue" team came in fourth while The Meadows School "Green" team won fifth place, and Shadow Ridge High School's team placed seventh! Las Vegas is obviously the place to be for budding scientists, congrats to all of our winners!