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Tivoli Village Expands Playground

Tivoli Village Expands Playground

The shopping area Tivoli Village is expanding its playground area.

The space will be larger, offering more area for kids to enjoy. It also has a large open area for special events and relaxation. The playground is fully enclosed and is open year-round.

The play area is on the north end of the shopping center near Kidville and the newly opened Pizza Lounge Restaurant. The restaurant’s patio overlooks the new playground.

The playground will open during a family-friendly celebration of the summer solstice Saturday.  

The shopping area will also be offering 50 parking spaces on the street level starting June 30, making it easier for customers to make quick-stop shopping trips. 

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer.

When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals. The summer food program works to fill that gap.

"It is scary when you think about families that can't put food on the table because they are making choices to pay rent, pay their utility bills, that are higher during the summer," president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton said. "These are very unacceptable choices. They shouldn't have to choose to go without food."

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, kids 18 years and younger can receive free lunches now through August 23.

One partner for the program is the YMCA. Lunches are available at all four YMCA's throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Locations include:

Whole Foods Holding Donation Day for Grief Center

Whole Foods Holding Donation Day for Grief Center

A grocery store is doing what it can to help kids in the community who are dealing with grief.

Whole Foods Market on Fort Apache Road and Charleston Boulevard will be donating five percent of all sales from Wednesday, June 26 to Adam’s Place, Grief Center for Children and Teens.

Adam’s Place is a local charity that was established in 2010. It gives kids, who have lost a parent or sibling, a place to talk with other grieving children.

The effort is part of Whole Foods’ Community Support Day program.

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

The city of Las Vegas has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, is planning an afternoon of activities starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Advance registration is required. It is for people 50 years and older. The cost is $1 per person. Call 229-6125, to register.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, is hosting a Ward 3 Fit for Life Father’s Day Family Fun Festival.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and live music.

The festival is also a chance to double check dad’s health. Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin has partnered with Ventanilla de Salud Program and the Nevada Youth Alliance to offer free health screenings, including diabetes and blood pressure checks. There will also be flu shots, vaccinations, eye exams and massages.

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids


Open registration starts April 11 for the City of Las Vegas' summer youth camps.

The camps are available at six area community centers and are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting June 10.

The camps offer age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, physical fitness, arts, crafts and nutrition training. All camps are supervised by trained staff.

Two community centers, Mirabelli and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services, will offer themed week-long specialty camps. For most camps, the cost is $115 per child for the week and $110 for additional children. A few camps will be higher priced.

Egg Hunt Set for March 23

Egg Hunt Set for March 23


Passes are available now for the annual egg hunt set for Saturday, March 23.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Summerlin residents can let their kids run through The Trails Park looking for goodies. The event will also include games and prizes. There will also be visits from special guests.

Passes are $5 in advance at The Trails, Willows and Gardens Community Centers and $8 on the day of the event at The Trails Community Center. Proof of residency is required.  

Meadows Kids Holds Bake Sale for Animals

Meadows Kids Holds Bake Sale for Animals


A group of local second-graders are working together to raise money for animal adoptions in the sweetest of ways.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the students from the Meadows School will hold a fundraising bake sale for the Nevada SPCA. They will be joined by rescued dogs from the shelter.

Last year, the students raised more than $7,000, primarily through the sale of items costing under $1, Nevada SPCA officials said.

Meadows School is located at 8601 Scholar Lane.