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Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

 

Registration for most winter/spring 2012 classes, events and programs offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department begins at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Patrons may choose from four registration methods: online at cityofhenderson.com/parks; by mail; at the self-serve kiosks located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center; or in person at any recreation center. Many programs fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

There Goes Santa, Dropping His Candy Canes Again

There Goes Santa, Dropping His Candy Canes Again

 

That clumsy Santa: he’s always dropping his candy canes all over the place.

This time, he did it while swimming in the City of Henderson’s pools. Children ages 4-12 are invited to take part in the Candy Cane Hunt events to find them.

Events take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd., and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr. Admission at the door is $1 per child per event.

The swimmer who finds the most candy canes wins a prize. Since the candy canes will be submerged, participating children must know how to swim. Parents must accompany children ages 8 and under in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.

For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

 

Green Valley High School juniors and seniors will participate Thursday and Friday in a realistic two-day event designed to personalize the grim cost of drinking and driving.

Every 15 minutes, a driver, passenger or innocent bystander dies from an alcohol-related car crash. Every weekend, a teenager dies in a car crash and half of those accidents involve alcohol.

``The Every 15 Minutes program lets the students participate in an experience that shows them what can happen when someone gets behind the wheel of a car after drinking,” said Jutta Chambers, Henderson Police Chief. ``We want to work with the students and help them see the potential harm poor choices can have on someone’s life.’’

Green Valley High School will be the site of the latest Every 15 Minutes program put on by the Henderson Police Department with the cooperation of the Clark County School District, Henderson Fire Department, and many others. At 9:50 a.m. Thursday, a fatal traffic collision will be simulated on Arroyo Grande Boulevard, just west of the school. Law enforcement and emergency medical services will respond.

Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Clerks at nine businesses in Henderson have been cited for selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation.

Henderson police say they made alcohol compliance checks over the weekend at convenience, liquor and grocery stores. Community relations officers worked with underage volunteers to test the businesses.

The majority of stores tested did not sell to minors. The voluteers went into 73 and 64 didn't sell alcohol to them.

Clerks at the other nine stores face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Owners of a business that fails a second or third time could lose their business license.

College Application, Scholarship Workshop on Tap

College Application, Scholarship Workshop on Tap

High school seniors-to-be can find help applying for college and obtaining scholarships at an upcoming workshop.

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting its annual college application and scholarship workshop from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

The free program is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Parents and teens may RSVP before Sept. 13 by calling 267-4016. Walk-ins are also welcome pending space availability.

Girls on the Run Looks for New Recruits

Girls on the Run Looks for New Recruits

A program designed to improve the overall health of girls in our community is looking for more children to participate.

Thursday coaches with Girls on the Run will meet with interested parents to talk about the program. The meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Donald W. Reynolds Clubhouse at Robindale Road and Eastern Avenue.

Girls on the Run provides girls with an education in a healthy lifestyle. Like the name suggests the girls participate in running events but that is only part of what they do. Coaches also talk to them about eating healthy, making good choices and improving body image. The idea is to give pre-teen girls the skills they need to stay healthy their whole lives. The whole program culminates in a 5 kilometer run.