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Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

 

Time to tap into your inner Clark Griswold: Henderson’s holiday decorating contest is just around the corner.

City officials will accept entries for their 2012 Holiday Decorating Contest through 5 p.m. on November 28, but entry is limited to the first 50 received. Printable entry forms are available at cityofhenderson.com (type ‘decorate’ in the search box). The annual contest is sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission (HCBC) and there is no cost to take part.

The outdoor decorating contest is open to any residential single-family home within the city. Participants can choose from several categories: children’s theme; Griswold, which includes homes with extravagant decorations such as those seen in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation;” 500 to 1,000 lights; street/neighborhood (minimum of three homes); best holiday theme; and most innovative.

Dragon Boat Races Return to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Patients

 

A tradition from Asia is coming back to Lake Las Vegas in an effort to raise money for people with breast cancer.

The fourth annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race and Festival will be held Saturday at the Lake Las Vegas Marina. The race will be hosted by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and will benefit the hospital's breast health services.

Money raised at the event will help pay for medical care and support services for uninsured women and men battling breast cancer.

There will be 68 dragon boat teams from around Nevada, California, Colorado and Canada. Each boat will carry 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson. Some teams are made up entirely of breast cancer survivors.

Besides the boat races, there will also a festival including entertainment and activities. The Village shops and restaurants will also be open. 

Swap Old Halloween Costumes for New Ones at City Event

Swap Old Halloween Costumes for New Ones at City Event

 

The City of Henderson will host a costume swap shop this year to help provide budget-friendly dress options for the holiday.

Participants are invited to drop off clean, gently used Halloween costumes (sizes newborn to adult) Oct. 1-10 at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 154117-36) or at any recreation center.

For each costume dropped off, a ticket will be given that can be redeemed the day of the swap to choose different costumes. The swap takes place 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Participation is free.

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson

 

Classic cars are on display at Henderson's 13th annual Super Run Classic Car Show, which opened at noon Thursday.

It is the largest car show in southern Nevada with more than 1,000 hot rods, vintage vehicles and muscle cars. Besides displays of classics, there will be live entertainment from country music artist Jerrod Niemann and "Route-66 The Musical."

There will also be a special appearance from race car designer Peter Brock. He is known for creating the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, Corvette Stingray and Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Competitions, including burnouts and roaring engines and a silent auction will be part of the show. Admission to the event is complimentary. The show is going at the District at Green Valley Ranch and at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street.

Here is the schedule for the show:

College Workshop Focuses on Applications and Scholarships

College Workshop Focuses on Applications and Scholarships

 

Students wanting to learn more about how to apply to college can attend an upcoming workshop in Henderson.

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) is hosting College Nights, which is designed to teach parents and students how to find and apply for college scholarships.

The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. The workshop is free and is sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to RSVP by calling 267-4016, but walk-ins are also welcome.

The workshop covers searching for college scholarships and then completing applications.

Cycling Event to Slow Traffic Near Lake Mead

Cycling Event to Slow Traffic Near Lake Mead

A massive cycling event will slow traffic in the Lake Mead area on Saturday morning.

Visitors should expect delays on park roads from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. because of the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello bicycle event.

As many as 2,000 cyclists will travel along Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson, where they will enter the park and turn onto Lakeshore Road. Cyclists will exit the park at U.S. Highway 93 and head toward Hoover Dam.

First-Ever Barbecue Cook-Off Set for October

 

The city of Henderson has added a new event to its calendar.

The city will be hosting its first Cowboy Barbecue at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street, in October. The three-day festival will feature professional grillers and barbecue masters, along with local amateurs, looking to grab the first ever cook-off title.

Besides the barbecue, there will be a carnival, an all-you-can-eat VIP Rib Village and live entertainment, including country music artists Jon Pardi, American Made, Lazy Brad Lewis and Against the Grain.

The festival will be October 5, 6 and 7, starting at 11 a.m. each day and ending at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, but at 8 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is complimentary although some activities will require payment.