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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. 

Day at Beach for Former Patients

Day at Beach for Former Patients

Kids whose first hours of life were spent in intensive care will get a chance to mingle at an event hosted by Southern Hills Hospital.

The hospital is hosting a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion Saturday. The event is for former patients and their families. Kids will get a chance to play games, have their faces painted, get photos and win prizes. The reunion is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the hospital's cafeteria.

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

Enjoy the Springs Preserve for Free

You can enjoy all the attractions, exhibits and shows at the Springs Preserve for free on Memorial Day thanks to retail giant Target.

Target is donating enough money to allow the park to charge no admission on Monday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, face painting, food and crafts for kids.

There will also be two presentations of the popular Wild Things at the Springs animal show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The show features unique animals from around the world, some of which are endangered. The presentation includes animals rarely seen including a lemur, an otter and a two-toed sloth.

 

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.

Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

Charity Walk will Benefit People with Rare Disorder

People from across the valley will gather at Town Square to walk for people impacted by the rare disorder Huntington's Disease.

The Team Hope walk will start at 8 a.m on Saturday May 14. The walk will benefit people with Huntington's Disease which is a neurodegenerative disorder. Besides a walk to raise money and awareness there will be food, entertainment, an auction, face painting and a dunk tank. There will also be a book signing by climber Lynn Hills. More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have the disease.

To sign up for the walk or create a team please visit www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-scr/Event/teamhopelasvegaswalk

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.