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Season passes on sale Friday for Cowbunga Bay

Season passes on sale Friday for Cowbunga Bay

Summer is not officially over, but already the newest water park in the Las Vegas valley is offering season passes for next summer.

Cowbunga Bay announced Thursday that season passes for 2015 will be available starting Friday, starting at $89.99. People who purchase the passes will get access to the park for the rest of this season, which ends in mid-October.

The water park, which opened this summer after several delays, will feature new rides for 2015, including Wild Surf and Beach Blanket Banzai.

Next season Cowbunga Bay will open at Spring Break.  The park has also added several options for season pass holders.

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

Henderson hosts slip and slide event to kick off summer

The city of Henderson is again inviting the community to slide into summer with its slip and slide event.

The Slide Into Summer event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Anthem Hills Park, 2256 North Reunion Drive.

The event features a giant slip and slide, mini slip and slides for the little ones, a bounce house and lawn games.  There will also be food concessions for purchase.

"Slide Into Summer truly signals the end of school and the start of summer vacation," said Mayor Andy Hafen. "Over the last two years, this event has attracted hundreds of children and adults who are ready to experience the thrill of a giant slip and slide. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure."

Admission is $5 per person. Kids who want to slide must also have a signed waiver, which are available for purchase at the event and at city recreation centers.

Henderson to host slip and slide event

LAS VEGAS -- The city of Henderson is helping everyone slide into summer with southern Nevada's largest slip and slide event.

The slip and slide event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Anthem Hills Park, 2256 North Reunion Drive.

Tickets are $5. People can sign up in advance at the any city recreation center, indoor pool or online at cityofhenderson.com, use the activity code: 336311.

The event will feature a giant slip and slide, mini slip and slide for little children, bounce house and interactive lawn games. Food concessions are available for purchase.

In order to slide, each person must sign a waiver, which are available at city's pools and recreation center.

For more information, call (702) 267-4000.

Summer safety fair planned at Henderson pool

Summer safety fair planned at Henderson pool

The city of Henderson and the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition will host a summer safety fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center and Aquatic Complex in time for the summer pool season.

The focus will be on preventing drowning by showing parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety around water.

People will also get information about safety around the home, preventing accidents and how to respond in an emergency.

People who come to the safety fair will get free admission to the pool between 3 and 6 p.m. and free admission to the activity pool betwee 4 and 8 p.m. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by an adult within arm's reach at all times.

The event is being held simultaneously at SNCDPC partner pools across the Las Vegas Valley.

Registration for Henderson spring and summer activities starts April 9

Registration for Henderson spring and summer activities starts April 9

Summer break is not far off, which is why the city of Henderson is opening registration for its spring and summer camps.

Registration starts at 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. People can sign up online, through the mail or by going to a self-serve kiosks at city hall and at recreation centers around the city.

The city is offering a variety of classes, activities, camps and sports programs for children and adults. There will be new programs this year, including semi-private swim lessons, swim events for people with disabilities and quilting and sewing classes for children.

For a complete list of activities, where they will be offered and the prices, go to cityofhenderson.com.  

Henderson Offers Teen Training Program for Summer

The city of Henderson is offering a leadership training program for teenagers this summer.

The Teens-N-Training or TNT junior leader program will provide teens ages 14 and 15 hands-on experiences designed to promote leadership and responsibility.

The cost is $110 per teen. Applications will be available starting March 11 at cityofhenderson.com and all Henderson recreation centers.

City leaders hope the program will help guide more teens into becoming recreation leaders and provide support for the city's youth summer camps. The teens selected for the program will be given assignments based on interests and skills.

Teens in the program maybe able to apply those hours to community service credits in the Clark County School District. Participants should contact their school guidance counselors in advance for details.