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Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

Robotics students from 10 Clark County School District (CCSD) schools will compete in the 2011 Las Vegas Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. The opening of competition will be at 9 a.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public.

The robotics competition immerses high school students in the world of design, engineering and technology and this competition requires students to collaborate with professional mentors to design and build a champion robot in just six weeks. The popularity of this event continues to grow as back in 2005, only three local high schools competed in this event. Participating local high schools include: Arbor View, Basic, Boulder City, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Coronado, Rancho, Southwest Career & Technical Academy and Valley.

Golden Retriever Rescue Hosts Spring Fling and Flea Market

Golden Retriever Rescue Hosts Spring Fling and Flea Market

Join Us For Golden Retriever Rescue’s

SPRING FLING & “I’ve-Got-No-Fleas-On-Me!” FLEA MARKET

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 & SUNDAY, MAY 1

10 AM - 3 PM

 

Clothing*Toys*Household Items*Furniture*Re-Gifts*Appliances*Electronics* -- we’ve got it all!

Siena Town Center Mall

10170 W. Tropicana (W. Tropicana and Hualapi)

Dogs welcome to shop too!

Birding Celebration Upcoming at Local Preserve

Birding Celebration Upcoming at Local Preserve

Earth Day and International Migratory Bird Day will be lauded at the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Birding Celebration. The free two-day event takes place from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 22 and 23 at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.

The event includes workshops on birding basics, migration, and attracting hummingbirds, as well as bird identification, educational displays, walks and Bird Mobile tours. The Bird Mobile seats six visitors and is an excellent way to tour the facility, particularly for those who find walking difficult. Children over the age of 6 may ride on the Bird Mobile, but each child must be accompanied by an adult.

The preserve is located on the eastern portion of the Pacific Migratory Flyway and serves as a welcome rest stop for many birds migrating through.

International Migratory Bird Day draws attention to the journey more than 350 species of birds take between their summer and winter homes.

Groundbreaking Set for Thursday on Wells Park Improvements

Groundbreaking Set for Thursday on Wells Park Improvements

A groundbreaking for improvements at Wells Park in Henderson will take place Thursday afternoon.

The park improvements are the result of several public feedback opportunities where residents shared their preference that their existing park be modernized and receive additional amenities instead of adding a new park. The $1.8 million improvement project to the 10-acre neighborhood park is moving forward through funding from the City of Henderson's Redevelopment Agency.

In addition to the traditional turning of dirt, students from neighboring Edna F. Hinman Elementary School will make a brief presentation about the history of the area and will sing a couple of songs.

The new Wells Park will have a more urban design style that provides creative ways to play with features such as a life-size chess board.

Henderson Receives Donation from Reader's Digest

Henderson Receives Donation from Reader's Digest

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen welcomed representatives from the Reader’s Digest "We Hear You America" campaign last week as part of the "100 Cities in 100 Days" RV Tour.

Representatives from the publication presented a $1,000 check "to help stimulate the economy with publicity [and] to give the town the recognition it deserves," according to officials with the campaign.

Henderson was chosen as a site on the tour because Reader’s Digest “recognized some incredible pride [in the community]” in addition to personal stories about economic hardships submitted through the website www.rd.com by the city's supporters. Submissions included personal stories about difficulties finding jobs and housing problems in the current economy.

Also at the event were representatives from the city,s Neighborhood Services division as well as representatives from HopeLink, who accepted the $1,000 donation from Reader’s Digest.

Wine Walk Event Saturday at Lake Las Vegas

Wine Walk Event Saturday at Lake Las Vegas

White wine enthusiasts can look forward to Saturday afternoon, when Wine Walk – The White Affair will be held at Lake Las Vegas.

This event showcases local restaurants’ cuisine, paired with all white wines, cocktails, sake and beers from Wirtz Beverage Nevada. Most food will follow the white theme as well, with selections from Bernard's Bistro, Sonrisa Grill, Rocky Mountain Chocolates, Rick's Cafe, Roy's, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, Ravella Cafe and The Auld Dubliner.

Guests are encouraged to dress in white as well. Anyone who does will be entered into a drawing for prizes throughout the afternoon. You also can meet entertainers from popular Strip shows including the gentlemen from Thunder from Down Under, the ladies of Fantasy Girls, Doug Starks as Sammy Davis Jr. from The Rat Pack, John Pandon from Sin City Comedy as they volunteer their time to help pour wine and cocktails.

The event runs from 4-8 p.m.