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Halloween Festivities Take Over Tivoli Village

Halloween Festivities Take Over Tivoli Village

There is a safe place to enjoy Halloween this weekend.

Tivoli Village at Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive is holding Cox Treat Streets starting at 4 p.m Sunday. The merchants and the sponsor, Cox Communications, will be giving out candy until 6 p.m. There will also be a pet costume contest and live entertainment by Kidville’s Little Maestros. There will also be costumed characters in the area for pictures with kids. It is free and open to the public.

That is just one of several special events going on at Tivoli Village this weekend. Chef Alejandra Schrader will be giving a complimentary cooking demonstration during the Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market. That is set for noon on Saturday. The farmers’ market opens at 8 a.m.

A classic car show presented by The Mustang & Classic Ford Club of Las Vegas will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record


Students at Staton and Whitney Elementary Schools are working to set a world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

This literacy event is to raise awareness about the importance of early education and reading. In partnership with Jumpstart’s 2011 Read for the Record and the Pearson  Foundation, pajama-wearing Ethel Staton Elementary School students will read Anna Dewdney’s book “Llama Llama Red Pajama” at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Staton Elementary School is located at 1700 Sageberry Dr., Las Vegas. Students will be sharing their love of reading with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Also on a record-setting path will be Whitney Elementary School students who will be participating in literacy fun with Governor Brian Sandoval at Whitney Elementary, 5005 Keenan Ave., Las Vegas, at 1:15 p.m.

Everyone can participate in the Read for the Record challenge by reading online. The community is invited to visit www.wegivebooks.org/campaigns/read-for-our-schools and register to read. "Llama Llama Red Pajama" is available to read on www.wegivebooks.org, as are many other children’s books.

Safe Kids Fair Planned

Safe Kids Fair Planned

Sunrise Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Clark County are teaming up for a fair to provide vital information for parents.

The fair will feature a free car seat check, information on safe sleeping habits and tips for avoiding household dangers. There will also be a pediatrician on site to answer questions. Parents will get a chance to win a free car seat. 

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Daggerman's Just for Kids on Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Kid Fest at Grand Opening for New Place to Play

Video Courtesy Kidville

Kidville is celebrating its grand opening Saturday with Kid Fest.

Kid Fest will feature a 30 minute concert along with access to the facility's gym, games, arts and crafts plus age-appropriate snacks. Kidville is inside Tivoli Village at Alta Drive and Rampart Boulevard. The festival is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Entrance into the festival is free but organizers are encouraging people to either donate $10 or donate an unopened package of diapers to the local charity Baby's Bounty. Baby's Bounty works to make sure every newborn in southern Nevada has the essentials items they need to thrive.

Kidville offers a variety of classes, space for birthday parties, a children's hair salon, an indoor play area all geared toward children newborn to 6 years old. To RSVP to the event go to rsvptivoli@kidville.com

Free Swimming at County Pools for Independence Day

Clark County is opening 11 pools and water parks for free for the Fourth of July.

The pools will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday. The county hopes the free time will introduce its facilities to people who have never tried them before. The water parks and pools include slides, play areas and shallow pools for young swimmers. 

Proper swimming attire is required. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Only floatation devices approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are allowed in the pool. No alcohol and no glass is allowed in the pool area. 

Here is a list of the pools open for free on Monday:

Springs Preserve Offers Summer Camp for Kids

Springs Preserve Offers Summer Camp for Kids

Kids will have a chance to learn all summer long at summer camps at the Springs Preserve. The programs start Monday and last through August 22. 

The camps are open for kids six to 12 years old. They're offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extra-hours care available for a fee. The Springs Preserve, Drama Kids International and YMCA of Southern Nevada are working together on the project. During the camps kids will get a chance to explore all the exhibits at the Springs Preserve including a real archeology dig, plays on the amphitheater stage and swimming at the nearby Heinrich YMCA. 

Each week will feature a new activity with experts in a chosen field focusing on education. The cost is $230 a week and $210 a week for Springs Preserve members. Space is limited. If you are interested call 822-7700. You can also stop by the Preserve ticket office at Valley View Boulevard between U.S. 95 and Alta Drive.  

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

Professional Football Player Sets Up Camp for Kids

A former NFL player and current player for the United Football League's Las Vegas Locomotives is holding a football camp for kids this summer.

Lauvale Sape is holding a camp featuring current and former NFL players and coaches. One camp is for kids seven to 14. The second is for kids 15 to 18. The camp for the younger kids will not be full-contact, but the older kids will play full-contact football. Kids in the camp will get one-on-one training to learn the fundamentals of the game along with the importance of setting goals on and off the field. 

The camp is June 9 - 11 at Ed Fountain Park at Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive. Registration is open now. The fee for ages seven to 14 is $200. The fee for the older kids is $275.