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Expect Crowds at Red Rock This Weekend

Expect Crowds at Red Rock This Weekend

 

Expect the holiday weekend to bring lots of visitors and plenty of congestion to the Red Rock National Conservation area.

The busiest period is anticipated to be between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The visitor center will be open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the remainder of the weekend. The 13-Mile Scenic Drive will be open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors may call 515-5350 to determine if the Scenic Drive is open.

On Friday and Saturday, Red Rock will “Take It Outside” and participate in a Nevada’s Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the visitor center.

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.

City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

The city of Las Vegas has announced the dates and times for the opening of city pools for the summer season.

Some pools will be open this weekend but most will not be open full time until June. Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Avenue, will open for the summer Monday, June 11. Recreational swim times will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is open year-round. Right now, the pool is dedicated to lap or recreation swim from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lap or recreation swim is also from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. That schedule ends Saturday, June 9.

Starting June 11 through September 3, adult lap swim will be from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. From noon to 4 p.m., the pool will be open for all ages. Adult swim resumes from 4 to 7 p.m. Open swim starts again from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays will be open swim from noon to 6 p.m.

Little Leaguers See Big League Game

Little Leaguers See Big League Game

A little league team from Summerlin got a chance to see a real major league team in action thanks to their sponsors.

Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing sponsors the Summerlin North Little League Angels. The team is made up of kids 10 through 12 years old. In April, the air conditioning company sponsored a trip for the team to see the real Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play. The Angels lost to Baltimore in ten innings, but that didn’t stop the kids from having a great time. 

Hundreds Expected for Summerlin Half Marathon

 

Hundreds of people have already signed up for this year’s Summerlin Half Marathon.

The half marathon is set for Saturday. The course starts at the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Boulevard.  The 13.1-mile course will take runners and walkers through all seven Summerlin villages along the master-planned community’s network of trails. More than 500 people have signed up for the event. Anyone interested in running or walking in the half marathon can register at desertskyadventures.com/summerlin. The cost is $95 per person. A part of the registration fee will go towards the Organization for Autism Research; a national nonprofit dedicated to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

All participants will get a medal and T-shirt. Top male and female finishers in the different age groups will also be recognized. 

Softball Showdown Between Firefighters, Seniors

Softball Showdown Between Firefighters, Seniors

 

Firefighters versus old-timers? That’s the plan for a Summerlin softball game this weekend.

The grand opening of the new Fire Station 107 in Sun City Summerlin is scheduled for June, and to celebrate, off-duty Las Vegas firefighters will play a softball game with Sun City Summerlin at 11 a.m. Saturday at 2215 Thomas Ryan Road in Sun City Summerlin.

The Sun City Summerlin Softball League is made up of seniors at least 55 years old who live in Sun City Summerlin.  

Throwing out the first pitch for the game will be Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony, who is also the councilman for Ward 4, where the new fire station will be located. 

The grand opening for Fire Station 107 is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19. A four-person paramedic engine company and a two-person  EMS paramedic rescue unit will operate out of the station.