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Registration for Henderson spring and summer activities starts April 9

Registration for Henderson spring and summer activities starts April 9

Summer break is not far off, which is why the city of Henderson is opening registration for its spring and summer camps.

Registration starts at 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 9. People can sign up online, through the mail or by going to a self-serve kiosks at city hall and at recreation centers around the city.

The city is offering a variety of classes, activities, camps and sports programs for children and adults. There will be new programs this year, including semi-private swim lessons, swim events for people with disabilities and quilting and sewing classes for children.

For a complete list of activities, where they will be offered and the prices, go to cityofhenderson.com.  

Henderson Offers Teen Training Program for Summer

The city of Henderson is offering a leadership training program for teenagers this summer.

The Teens-N-Training or TNT junior leader program will provide teens ages 14 and 15 hands-on experiences designed to promote leadership and responsibility.

The cost is $110 per teen. Applications will be available starting March 11 at cityofhenderson.com and all Henderson recreation centers.

City leaders hope the program will help guide more teens into becoming recreation leaders and provide support for the city's youth summer camps. The teens selected for the program will be given assignments based on interests and skills.

Teens in the program maybe able to apply those hours to community service credits in the Clark County School District. Participants should contact their school guidance counselors in advance for details.

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

City of Henderson Offering Life-Saving Device Loan Program

The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.

The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.

An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.

An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.  

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Registration for before-and-after school programs provide by the City of Henderson will open next month.

Early priority registration for the 2013 and 2014 Safekey and Teen Scene programs will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, August 13 through August 16 and Tuesday through Friday, August 20 through August 23 at the following recreation centers:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Early registration will also be available at the Cox Communications Back to School Fair set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Galleria at Sunset.

Registration must be done in person.

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations:

City Fourth of July Party at Mission Hills Park

City Fourth of July Party at Mission Hills Park

The City of Henderson will host its official Fourth of July party deep into the city.

The city celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr., near the U.S. 95 and College Drive exit. The event will feature an 18-minute fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks and Lasers, which begins at 9 p.m. Admission is free, but some activities could require a fee.

New this year will be 3-on-3 women’s and 6-on-6 co-rec volleyball tournaments played on grass, three-legged races and a water bucket brigade. Signup for these tournaments begins at 5:30 p.m.

Activities for children include face-painting, sand art, bounce houses, and cooling off in the park’s splash pad.