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Going for a World Record in Swimming

Going for a World Record in Swimming

 

Henderson wants to be part of a unique Guinness World Record.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will take part Tuesday in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event designed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson and to spread the word that swimming lessons can save children’s lives.

According to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a platform to help aquatic facilities and drowning prevention organizations communicate the importance of teaching children to swim, more than 10,000 children on four continents will be part of the event.

Outdoor Movies Return at The District

Outdoor Movies Return at The District

 

The fifth season of The District’s popular outdoor movie screening series, The Outdoor Picture Show, presents free movies under the stars that the whole family can enjoy. 

Screenings take place at 8 pm every Friday and Saturday at dusk through October at The Green, located adjacent to Whole Foods Market. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on, and picnic baskets with snacks to enjoy. Complimentary popcorn is provided.

Upcoming movies include:

  • Fri. June 3 - Astro Boy (PG)
  • Sat. June 4 - Hook (PG)
  • Fri. June 10 - The Wizard of Oz (G)
  • Sat. June 11 - Yogi Bear (PG)
  • Fri. June 17 - Shrek Forever After (PG)
  • Sat. June 18 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
  • Fri. June 24 - The Goonies (PG)
  • Sat. June 25 - Letters to Juliet (PG)
  • Fri. July 1 - Alpha and Omega (PG)
  • Sat. July 2 - Rudy (PG)

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.

Schorr Elementary Student Scores in Photo Contest

Schorr Elementary Student Scores in Photo Contest

Kyle Sadler, a fifth-grade student at Schorr Elementary School, received the PTA Reflections Award of Excellence and Outstanding Interpretation Award for his photograph titled “Together We Can ... Save the World” on March 25 at the Clark County Library Theater.

Sadler’s photo will move on for judging in the National PTA Reflections Program.