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Huge Consignment Sale Planned for this Weekend

Huge Consignment Sale Planned for this Weekend

 

One of the most popular ways for savvy moms to save some money will be returning to southern Nevada this weekend.

The annual As They Grow Henderson Sale starts Friday afternoon. The group has been collecting new and gently used baby and children's items from around the valley for several weeks.

Thousands of items, including baby clothes, strollers and toys, will be organized and placed for sale at 9850 South Maryland Parkway, which is on the southeast corner of Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and then from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There is a $2 cash-only entry fee that is good for the whole weekend. Kids and adults with a military ID are free.  

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Volunteers Spread Message of Drowning Prevention

Volunteers Spread Message of Drowning Prevention

 

Volunteers went door to door in Henderson this past weekend to educate the public about the dangers of pools.

The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters, the City of Henderson Fire Department, the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter and Rockstar Pool Care all worked together on the event.

Volunteers handed out fliers with information about preventing drowning, which takes the life of eight children in southern Nevada every year.

 

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

 

Several groups will be bringing the message of pool safety to the community, during an event Saturday.

Henderson firefighters, the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter and Rockstar Pool Care will be part of a safe pool rules news conference at the City of Henderson Fire Station 98 at Coronado Center Drive and Horizon Ridge Parkway.

Following the news conference, at about 11 a.m., volunteers will walk through Henderson neighborhoods bringing the message of pool safety to as many people as possible.

They'll be handing out information about drowning prevention, including a door hanger that outline the A, B, C, & D's of drowning prevention.

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in southern Nevada for young children. An average of eight children die every year in the Las Vegas valley. 

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

 

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a open casting call for its new production of "Red Riding Hood" in Henderson.

The theatre group is looking for talented kids ages 5 to 18. There will be a chance for the kids to try out for a starring role in the production.

The show is a retelling of the classic fairy tale with a new look at the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood herself.

There will be two casting calls and two performances of the play.

Week 1

  • Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street
  • Auditions: Monday, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Tuesday through Friday, April 9 through 12, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Scheduled Performances: Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Week 2

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

 

Henderson officials are working with a local hospital to feature a display of children’s art designed to brighten the spirits of patients.

The city of Henderson and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus are calling the exhibit “Impressions at Siena.” It is located in the third floor lobby at 3001 St. Rose Pkwy., and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The gallery’s first exhibit features 32 works of art created by students at B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School using charcoal, oil and soft pastels, and collage. A new display will replace this one after April 25.

The city of Henderson also hosts and curates the City Hall Art Gallery, 240 Water St.; Pinnacle Children’s Art Exhibit, 203 S. Water St., Suite 300; The Gallery at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; and Gallery at the Garden inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 1340 W. Warm Springs. Rd.

Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

 

The youngest students at one elementary school received a lesson in crosswalk safety Thursday.

Kindergarten and first grade students from David Cox Elementary in Henderson were taught how to cross the street using a crosswalk thanks to the Clark County School District Police and the Look Out Kids About organization.

The kids used the Regional Transportation Commission's Kindergarten Crosswalk, which is a mock-up of an actual working electronic crosswalk traffic signal with working traffic lights and times.

"Every kids here is having a blast. They are able to see what it is like to cross the street without any distractions and with us teaching them what to do and where to look and how to do it correctly,"  school police detective Tom Rainey said.