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Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

 

A Thursday meeting at Red Rock Canyon will focus on improving transportation options in the popular recreation area.

Lifeguard Games at Summerlin Pool

Lifeguards from around southern Nevada will show off their skills at a competition Saturday.

The annual Southern Nevada Lifeguard Games are July 16 at the Pavilion Center Pool in Summerlin. The games are from 6 to 9 p.m., admission is free. Twenty lifeguard teams from city and county recreation departments, non-profit organizations and private businesses will be part of the games. The teams will show off their lifesaving skills and their endurance abilities. The American Red Cross and Lifeguards 2 U are sponsors of the event. 

 

 

Two Events Planned for City Pool

Two different events are planned for Saturday at the Pavilion Center pool.

The first is Saturday morning. The City of Las Vegas is holding a Dash and Splash run and swim event. Starting at 8 a.m. participants will run 1.5 miles from the pool through Veterans Memorial Park and back. They will then jump into the pool for 300-meter swim. Check in is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The cost is $15 if paid in advance and $20 at the door. People interested must be able to swim100 meters successfully. Participants will get a goody bag at the end of the event.

The second event is set for Saturday evening. “Another Hot Tropical Night” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature swimming, dancing, and games with music provided by a DJ. The cost is just $3 per person. Pool passes will not be accepted for admission.

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:

Little League Team Pulls Off Undefeated Season

Little League Team Pulls Off Undefeated Season

Little Leaguers from Summerlin South Little League celebrated winning the Division 4 Tournament of Champions title in the minors age bracket. 

The Clemson Tigers beat the Kentucky Wildcats in a close game Wednesday, June 15. Coach Tom Vernon lead the Tigers to a 24-0 season. In the Little League Division 4 Tournament of Champions the top two teams from each age group face off in a single elimination tournament. This year both of the teams in championship game in the minors age bracket, which included kids 9 to 11, were from Summerlin South. In the majors division the Cheyenne Giants beat the Peccole Ranch Red Sox to win.

District 4 includes Little League teams west of the I-15 including Pahrump and Indian Springs. District 2 are all teams east of I-15.  This year's statewide tournament will be held in southern Nevada. The tournament to determine which teams move on to that championship start Monday.

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. 

City Offers Spring Break Camps

City Offers Spring Break Camps

The city of Las Vegas offers several affordable spring break camps Monday-Friday, April 18-22, for kids ages 6-15.

Advance registration is required. Registration is available online, by telephone and at the centers that are offering the camps. Registration will continue until camps are full.

  • The Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St., is offering both a drama workshop and a dance camp. The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Spring Break Drama Workshop for youth in grades 2-6 costs $135 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This popular annual workshop includes theatre games, improvisation, acting exercises, mime, rehearsal skills and plenty of fun. The participants will put on a free performance at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, on the main stage of the Charleston Heights Arts Center theatre.