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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.

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Parents and kids can enjoy an award-winning water park while learning water safety Saturday.

The message of water safety will take over the YMCA Water Sports Park on Meadows Lane. There will be exhibits, hands-on learning and learn-to-float classes to teach parents and kids how to stay safe around water. 

“Year after year we have seen entire families come to the event eager to learn what they can do to keep everyone safe at their home pools, at public pools and at the lake,” said Joe Vassallo, water safety advocate and president of Paragon Pools. “Exposing all family members to good water safety practices is key to making everyone responsible poolside.”  

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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.

Fallen Officer's Foundation Wants to Build Youth Camp

Fallen Officer's Foundation Wants to Build Youth Camp

A golf tournament benefitting local children through the memory of fallen Metro Sergeant Henry Prendes will take place next weekend.

Months After Diabetes Diagnosis, Local Girl Wins Pageant Crown

Months After Diabetes Diagnosis, Local Girl Wins Pageant Crown

Just months after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Summerlin resident Fallon Smythe earned the title of Miss Junior Teen Nevada 2011.

"Choosing to compete in the Miss Junior Teen Nevada Pageant presented itself as a positive focus in my life and a way to spread awareness of type 1 diabetes," Smythe said.