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Tickets Set to Go on Sale for End of Summer Party

Tickets Set to Go on Sale for End of Summer Party

Tickets for the End of Summer Block Party at the Henderson Pavilion go on sale Saturday.

The City of Henderson and 98.5 FM KLUC are partnering on the big party. The event will be August 23. The celebration will include performances by two rising stars Australian pop star Cody Simpson and multi-platinum artist Iyaz. This will be the first time either of the artists have performed in southern Nevada. Tickets start at $19.85 with premium seating going for $35.85. 

This is the third year of the End of Summer Block Party. Ticket sales start at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HendersonLive.com, call (702) 267-4TIX (4849) or visit the Henderson Pavilion Box Office.

New Schedule Out for Movies Under the Stars

New Schedule Out for Movies Under the Stars

All summer long The District has been showing free family-friendly movies. The schedule for July is now out and it has a little bit of every thing for the whole family. The movies are at The Green adjacent to the Whole Foods Market. Shows start at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through October. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on and snacks to munch on. Popcorn is complementary.

 

  • July 1 Alpha and Omega 
  • July 2 Rudy 
  • July 8 Hatchi: A Dog’s Tale 
  • July 9 Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore 
  • July 15 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 
  • July 16 Jumanji 
  • July 22 Open Season 3 
  • July 23 Kung Fu Panda 
  • July 29 Furry Vengeance 
  • July 30 Justin Beiber: Never Say Never

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

This Fourth of July celebrate the holiday at one of the pools, parks or recreation centers run by the City of Henderson.

The city is keeping all of those facilities open for Independence Day which lands on a Monday.  All 52 city parks will be open during normal hours which is 6 a.m. to midnight. The six recreational centers in the city will be open during regular hours which are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Heritage Park Senior Center is open until 10 p.m.

 All of the city pools will be open. Admission is $1 to $3 depending on the facility. Children under 2 are free. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult who must stay within arms reach at all times. 

Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

Carousel Rides for Free All Summer

Carousel Rides for Free All Summer

The popular carousel ride at The District at Green Valley Ranch will be free to ride all summer long.

Usually a ride is $2, but now people will be able to take a spin on the vintage-style amusement as many times as they like for free. The ride is open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The carousel is wheelchair accessible and compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The free rides will be offered through Labor Day. 

The carousel features 32 animals and two chariots including several traditional-style horses. It opened in May 2008.  

Boys and Girls Clubs Offer Summer Fun

Boys and Girls Clubs Offer Summer Fun

For the first time in several years parents across the valley are struggling to find day time activities for their school age children. All schools are now on a nine month schedule which means most kids are out of class all summer with very little to do. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs in southern Nevada are working to fill that void. The Summer Program this year offers several activities available at clubs around the Las Vegas Valley. It starts at $10 per child but the price varies depending on the location and activities. Most locations offer programs starting as early as 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Programs have started but there are still spaces available. Activities include art, crafts, field trips, sports, computers and more. Some clubs even offer free lunches for the kids. 

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

 

The city of Henderson Fire Department, in partnership with the Henderson Professional Firefighters, Parks and Recreation, and the American Red Cross, will take their “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention message directly to kids in a summer education series offered throughout Henderson.

Every parent who has experienced a child drowning thought it could never happen to them. Yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children in Southern Nevada. The goal of “Be Water Safe” is to persuade kids and parents alike to take ownership of the role they play in preventing accidental drowning.

A mock drowning incident will be the key feature of the “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention series. The audience will see what they believe is a drowning victim fall into a pool, and watch city of Henderson lifeguards and firefighters respond with life-saving measures. The July 1 event will feature a water rescue to highlight water safety while boating.

Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

The City of Henderson was part of what organizers hope is the world's largest swimming lesson Tuesday.

It was an attempt to set a world record while highlighting the importance of swimming lessons and water safety.

Parents, kids and swim instructors gathered at several swimming pools in the city limits for the attempt. It was part of a world-wide effort involving around 10,000 kids across four continents. The organizers say if kids haven't learned to swim by the time they're in the third grade they probably never will.