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Music with an Anti-Bullying Message

Music with an Anti-Bullying Message

Students at one southern Nevada school got a chance to hear some music and an anti-bullying message.

Pop music artist Ryan Beatty performed at two assemblies Monday at Fertitta Middle School. It wasn't all about the music, Beatty also talked to the students about treating others with respect.

The event was hosted by John Moug from 98.5 KLUC-FM and was part of the Flip the Script anti-bullying effort.

"Basically, the whole thing is a movement against bullying. We all know that it is kind of an epidemic in our community and Flip the Script invites students in the Clark County School District to take a pledge against bullying," Moug said.

Moug pointed out that the project is working because people are taking the pledge every day.

Beatty's new single is about bullying and the efforts to stop it. He felt appearing at the school was a perfect fit. 

Trunk or Treat Event Planned for Northwest Center

Trunk or Treat Event Planned for Northwest Center

 

Labor Day is in the past and it’s time to start thinking about Halloween.

Las Vegas residents can take part in a Trunk or Treat Car Show and free Halloween festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 13 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, located at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The event is free.

A costume contest, jump houses, face painting, music and Halloween craft projects and games, as well as trunk-or-treating at the car show, are available for kids.

Kids Festival to Benefit Shoe Charity

Kids Festival to Benefit Shoe Charity

 

A local charity that provides shoes to kids in need will be the focus of a benefit this weekend.

Kidville will be hosting the second annual Kids Fest to benefit Goodie Two Shoes. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kidville at Tivoli Village. The early childhood development center will be open to members and non-members. There will be a live concert from the students in the Rockin’ Railroad class, craft projects, gym games, yoga and pizza.

The event is $10 or a new, tagged, boxed pair of sneakers for the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, which provides kids in need in Las Vegas with a new pair of shoes and socks.

 

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is helping fill the gap left by the schools being closed for the summer. The Y is offering free meals and snacks for kids under 18 through the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

The YMCA has partnered with the Walmart Foundation. The foundation gave the program a $22,500 grant to address childhood hunger in southern Nevada. That money is being used to make sure more kids have access to the summer food program. Around the country, an estimated 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals during the summer.

There will be free lunches available at these YMCA locations Monday through Friday:

  • Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr.
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway
  • Serving Noon to 2 p.m.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Make a Splash on Family Night with JW Marriott

Admission is free, but no outside food or drink is allowed.

The 1989 fantasy-drama "Field of Dreams" opens the new Saturday Night Dive-In Movie Series 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the JW Marriot, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

School is over for most kids, which leaves a lot of parents wondering how to occupy their time during the summer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson is offering several options for parents at a reasonable price. There are clubs and partner programs around the Las Vegas Valley, from Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas.

The summer program has specially designed activities for all ages, from 5 to 18 years old. The hours at most locations are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations start their summer programs Monday and continue through Friday, August 24. Registration is open throughout the summer. It is either $10 or $20 per child depending on the age of the children. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. No child will be turned away for an inability to pay.