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City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.

The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.

An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.

An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.  

Henderson Offering Family-Friendly Halloween Event

Henderson Offering Family-Friendly Halloween Event

The city of Henderson is offering family-friendly Halloween fun at the annual Haunted at the Ranch event.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 Galleria Drive. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance through cityofhenderson.com, use the activity code 436614-00, or at any city of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool. Admission can also be paid at the door.

Activities include a guided haunted house tour, hayrides, games, bobbing for pumpkins, costume contest and a bouncy house. People are encouraged to bring a blank pillowcase to create a personalized trick-or-treat bag.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Registration for before-and-after school programs provide by the City of Henderson will open next month.

Early priority registration for the 2013 and 2014 Safekey and Teen Scene programs will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, August 13 through August 16 and Tuesday through Friday, August 20 through August 23 at the following recreation centers:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Early registration will also be available at the Cox Communications Back to School Fair set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Galleria at Sunset.

Registration must be done in person.

Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

 

The city of Henderson is getting more than $2 million to help protect kids from lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to two local projects in Henderson that are designed to rid homes of lead-based paint.

The city will use the money to address lead hazards in 74 housing units that are home to low and very low-income families with children. It will also perform healthy home assessments on 50 more units.

The money is part of $98 million awarded to 38 projects across the country to clean up lead paint hazards, train workers on how to handle properties contaminated with lead and to educate people about the problem.

HUD estimates about 24 million homes around the country still have significant lead-based hazards, even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978.

Lead is a known toxin that can impair a child’s development and have effects into adulthood.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

 

As the temperature heats up in southern Nevada, more children will head to the pool and city officials want them to be prepared.

The city of Henderson is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at all of its pools. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a worldwide event designed to highlight the importance of children’s swimming lessons.

The event also marks an annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries. This year, more than 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate.

All city pools will offer a free swimming lesson to any child who visits on the day of the event. Pools include:

Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

Registration for the city of Henderson's summer camp program is open now.

There are camps for younger children and for teens. Summer Kids Zone is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting June 10 through August 23.

The camp offers supervised activities including arts and crafts, drama, music, games, field trips and special events.

Kids can attend camps at five locations:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Hill Circle
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

The camps are open to kids 5 to 12 years old for $99 per week. Sibling discounts are available..