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Free Child Safety Fair Set for Friday and Saturday

Free Child Safety Fair Set for Friday and Saturday

 

A national group that works to keep kids safe is holding a free child safety fair this weekend.

The Keeping Kids Safe Project will be at the Ford Country auto dealership at 280 North Gibson Road from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The group will be providing free FBI-quality digital fingerprinting for children along with information from local safety organizations and law enforcement agencies. 

Health Center at Basic High Receives Expansion Funding

Health Center at Basic High Receives Expansion Funding

 

A state grant will facilitate the expansion of a health center based at Basic High School.

The Dr. Joel and Carol Bower School-Based Health Center (SBHC), formed through a Nevada State College (NSC) and Clark County School District partnership in 2004, received $50,000 through the Nevada State Health Division (NSHD.)

The Bower center provides healthcare to low-income and underserved children. School children from 4 to 19 years old can visit the center for primary and acute care, management of chronic illnesses, asthma management, wellness counseling, injury treatment, routine physical examinations, and sports physicals.

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

 

Henderson officials are working with a local hospital to feature a display of children’s art designed to brighten the spirits of patients.

The city of Henderson and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus are calling the exhibit “Impressions at Siena.” It is located in the third floor lobby at 3001 St. Rose Pkwy., and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The gallery’s first exhibit features 32 works of art created by students at B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School using charcoal, oil and soft pastels, and collage. A new display will replace this one after April 25.

The city of Henderson also hosts and curates the City Hall Art Gallery, 240 Water St.; Pinnacle Children’s Art Exhibit, 203 S. Water St., Suite 300; The Gallery at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; and Gallery at the Garden inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 1340 W. Warm Springs. Rd.

Free Child Safety Fair Set for Friday and Saturday

Free Child Safety Fair Set for Friday and Saturday

 

Parents will get a chance to have their children fingerprinted for free at an event Friday and Saturday in Henderson.

The Keeping Kids Safe Project is hosting a free child safety fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ford Country, 280 North Gibson Road.

The group tours the country providing free FBI-quality digital fingerprints. Besides the fingerprints, they have invited local safety organizations and law enforcement to provide information to parents on how to keep their kids safe.

“Police officials say time is crucial in the recovery of missing children.  One major problem that costs precious time is gathering current photographs, fingerprints, and personal information to assist law enforcement agencies,” says National Director of S.I.P. Kids, Lytishya Borglum.  

Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

 

The youngest students at one elementary school received a lesson in crosswalk safety Thursday.

Kindergarten and first grade students from David Cox Elementary in Henderson were taught how to cross the street using a crosswalk thanks to the Clark County School District Police and the Look Out Kids About organization.

The kids used the Regional Transportation Commission's Kindergarten Crosswalk, which is a mock-up of an actual working electronic crosswalk traffic signal with working traffic lights and times.

"Every kids here is having a blast. They are able to see what it is like to cross the street without any distractions and with us teaching them what to do and where to look and how to do it correctly,"  school police detective Tom Rainey said.

Plans for Henderson Water Park Announced

Plans for Henderson Water Park Announced

 

Plans are in the works to bring a water park to Henderson.

Cowabunga Bay would be built near U.S. 95 and Galleria Drive. The company operates water parks in Salt Lake City and in cities in the Midwest. The group says Henderson is a perfect choice because of the families that call the city home.

"There are a lot of families in this area that are underserved by entertainment, but we will be out in Henderson, which is very family oriented. This is for the locals," Shane Huish with Cowbunga Bay Water Parks said.

Details of the park have not been released. The group is planning to announce the groundbreaking and estimated opening date sometime in the future.

This is the second water park announced for southern Nevada this week. Developers of Wet 'n' Wild in the southwest part of the valley gave out details of their water park, which is set to open Memorial Day 2013. 

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.