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State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

 

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will deliver the State of the City address Thursday morning at Green Valley Ranch.

The city of Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Henderson State of the City Address at a noon luncheon. The event will also feature remarks by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rick Smith.

Hafen, the Henderson City Council, and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be present. State and local officials, as well as business and community leaders, are also scheduled to attend.

A Cox Communications broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and streams live on the cityofhenderson.com website.

Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum

Powwow Art Exhibit Displayed at County Museum

 

A Native America art exhibit on display at the Clark County Museum seeks to capture the spirit of the contemporary powwow.

“What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition” is a colorful exhibit on loan from the Nevada Arts Council’s Nevada Touring Initiative through Sunday, May 6 inside the museum’s Heritage Gallery, 1830 S. Boulder Highway in Henderson.

An evening reception and gallery talk will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and powwow arts and crafts demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Powwow dancers are set to perform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

The exhibit is included the price of admission to the museum: adults are $2, seniors and children are $1. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets

 

Golfers won’t mind going in the ruff – er, rough – at one upcoming charity golf tournament.

The “Golf ‘Fore’ the Love of Pets” tournament tees off Monday, Feb. 13 at The Golf Club at SouthShore at Lake Las Vegas. The event benefits Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a nonprofit with a mission of eliminating animal and pet overpopulation in Southern Nevada. 

Flyboard Water Jet-Pak Debuts at Lake Las Vegas

 

(Note: Promotional video provided by Zapata Racing is in French.)

If you think you’ve seen it all on the water, this might make you think twice.

The “Flyboard” Water Jet-Pak makes its American debut Wednesday in a demonstration that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Las Vegas.

The personal watercraft propels riders skyward on a powerful jet stream of water and allows extended aerial maneuvers, along with dives and belo-surface speeds that rival underwater creatures, according to product manufacturers.

The “Flyboard” is the creation of jet ski racer Franky Zapata, owner of Zapata Racing, headquartered in Le Rove, France. Zapata will perform aerial stunts and dives at the water’s edge in MonteLago Village. Spectators are also invited to view the demonstration from atop the 80-foot La Contessa yacht moored in the adjacent marina.

Record Attendance at WinterFest

Record Attendance at WinterFest

 

A new attendance record was set for this year’s WinterFest in Henderson.

More than 35,000 people came out for the activities at the annual Christmas celebration. There were visits from Santa Claus, carriage rides, carolers and concerts. The whole weekend ended with the first-ever WinterFest Light Parade. More than 60 floats were entered into the parade. The winners for the contests at this year’s festival included:

Parade Float Winners:

  • First Place: McCaw School of Mines 
  • Second Place: Christmas Memories 
  • Third Place: Paradise Church

Parade Marching Band, Special Interest Vehicle & Equestrian:

  • First Place: Foothill High School 
  • Second Place: Green Valley High School Marching Band 
  • Third Place: Coronado High School Band

Gingerbread House Contest: 

Henderson Ready for WinterFest Weekend

Henderson Ready for WinterFest Weekend

The annual WinterFest in Henderson starts this weekend. The holiday festival will feature several different activities for all ages.

The old-fashioned Christmas celebration is taking place at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, concerts and carousel rides. There will also be a craft bazaar, gingerbread house display and a festival of trees. Plus, a holiday festival would not be complete without a visit from Santa Claus. He will be there on both nights. The event is free. The WinterFest will end with the first ever Evening Light Parade Saturday.

The schedule of events for the weekend:

Friday, December 9

  • Official tree lighting at 6 p.m.
  • Henderson Symphony  Orchestra at 7 p.m.
  • Carriage rides, visit from Santa, pony rides and more from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

There Goes Santa, Dropping His Candy Canes Again

There Goes Santa, Dropping His Candy Canes Again

 

That clumsy Santa: he’s always dropping his candy canes all over the place.

This time, he did it while swimming in the City of Henderson’s pools. Children ages 4-12 are invited to take part in the Candy Cane Hunt events to find them.

Events take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd., and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr. Admission at the door is $1 per child per event.

The swimmer who finds the most candy canes wins a prize. Since the candy canes will be submerged, participating children must know how to swim. Parents must accompany children ages 8 and under in the water and within arm’s reach at all times.

For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.