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Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

Henderson Gets Money to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Houses

 

The city of Henderson is getting more than $2 million to help protect kids from lead

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to two local projects in Henderson that are designed to rid homes of lead-based paint.

The city will use the money to address lead hazards in 74 housing units that are home to low and very low-income families with children. It will also perform healthy home assessments on 50 more units.

The money is part of $98 million awarded to 38 projects across the country to clean up lead paint hazards, train workers on how to handle properties contaminated with lead and to educate people about the problem.

HUD estimates about 24 million homes around the country still have significant lead-based hazards, even though lead-based paint was banned for residential use in 1978.

Lead is a known toxin that can impair a child’s development and have effects into adulthood.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

 

As the temperature heats up in southern Nevada, more children will head to the pool and city officials want them to be prepared.

The city of Henderson is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at all of its pools. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a worldwide event designed to highlight the importance of children’s swimming lessons.

The event also marks an annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries. This year, more than 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate.

All city pools will offer a free swimming lesson to any child who visits on the day of the event. Pools include:

Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

Registration for Summer Camps Now Open

Registration for the city of Henderson's summer camp program is open now.

There are camps for younger children and for teens. Summer Kids Zone is offered from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting June 10 through August 23.

The camp offers supervised activities including arts and crafts, drama, music, games, field trips and special events.

Kids can attend camps at five locations:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Bob Miller Middle School, 2400 Cozy Hill Circle
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

The camps are open to kids 5 to 12 years old for $99 per week. Sibling discounts are available..

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Win Awards for Students

 

Winners recently were announced for the 6th annual UNLV Coaches Challenge, a program that encourages children to choose healthy food and participate in physical activity.

This year’s Coaches Challenge included more than 13,000 elementary school children from 112 schools. The program experienced its best success since 2007.

A UNLV head coach will visit each winning classroom throughout May to congratulate the students.

This year’s UNLV Coaches Challenge winning classrooms represent four elementary schools:

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

 

A grand opening and dedication Saturday will mark the opening of the new Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about a mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held on the raised observation deck near the new exhibit gallery.

The deck features views of the 210-acre Nature Preserve, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 species of birds and more than 70 species of mammals and reptiles.

Clark County Wetlands Park was created in 2001 during the building boom to preserve natural wetlands and habitat area, improve water quality and control erosion along the Las Vegas Wash. Reclaimed water from the Las Vegas urban area flows through Wetlands Park and allows a permanent plant community to live.

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

 

Several groups will be bringing the message of pool safety to the community, during an event Saturday.

Henderson firefighters, the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter and Rockstar Pool Care will be part of a safe pool rules news conference at the City of Henderson Fire Station 98 at Coronado Center Drive and Horizon Ridge Parkway.

Following the news conference, at about 11 a.m., volunteers will walk through Henderson neighborhoods bringing the message of pool safety to as many people as possible.

They'll be handing out information about drowning prevention, including a door hanger that outline the A, B, C, & D's of drowning prevention.

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in southern Nevada for young children. An average of eight children die every year in the Las Vegas valley. 

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

 

The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a open casting call for its new production of "Red Riding Hood" in Henderson.

The theatre group is looking for talented kids ages 5 to 18. There will be a chance for the kids to try out for a starring role in the production.

The show is a retelling of the classic fairy tale with a new look at the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood herself.

There will be two casting calls and two performances of the play.

Week 1

  • Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street
  • Auditions: Monday, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Tuesday through Friday, April 9 through 12, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Scheduled Performances: Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Week 2