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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.

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

Safekey, Teen Scene Registration Begins Soon

 

Parents of students in elementary and middle school can register their children for after-school programs beginning next month.

The City of Henderson is offering early Safekey and Teen Scene, before- and after-school enrichment programs hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department at all Henderson public elementary and middle schools.

Early registration is available at the following times:

Fall Youth Soccer Registration About to Start

Fall Youth Soccer Registration About to Start

It’s not too early to get the kids registered for fall soccer leagues in Henderson.

Registration is open through Aug. 15 for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s youth soccer league. Divisions include co-rec, boys, girls and VIP.

Online registration is available at cityofhenderson.com/parks. Mail-in registration forms are available in Henderson Happenings, the City’s guide to recreation and leisure activities, and online at cityofhenderson.com/parks.

New Campaign Warns People of the Dangers of Hot Cars

New Campaign Warns People of the Dangers of Hot Cars

 

Police, firefighters and city officials from Henderson launched an effort Tuesday to remind people to not leave children or pets in the car.

The Check Your Seats in the Heat… Because Heat Kills campaign works to spread awareness about the dangers of leaving animals or children in a hot car. The campaign organizers want people to not only remember to check the seats of their own cars, but to also keep an eye on cars in parking lots.

“Every year, tragically, children are left in cars unattended and can suffer heat illnesses. Every year, on average, 33 of them die from being left in the car unattended,” Daniel Pentkowski, President of Henderson Professional Firefighters, said.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Offer Dozens of Day Camps

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Offer Dozens of Day Camps

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has a multitude of programming available this summer for girls 5 to 17 years old. From day camps to single day programs, girls can discover fun and friendships to last a lifetime.

Visit girlscoutsnv.org for more information and to register. Girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as programs. For more information, contact the Program Registrar at (702) 385-3677 ext. 243.

Day Camps

Colorful World of Arts Day Camp

Join Girl Scouts and have fun turning nature into art pieces. Discover how to reuse items like paper, paint, wood, metal and more. There is no limit to their imagination and the materials available to say something about themselves, their world and their interests.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

School is over for most kids, which leaves a lot of parents wondering how to occupy their time during the summer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson is offering several options for parents at a reasonable price. There are clubs and partner programs around the Las Vegas Valley, from Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas.

The summer program has specially designed activities for all ages, from 5 to 18 years old. The hours at most locations are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations start their summer programs Monday and continue through Friday, August 24. Registration is open throughout the summer. It is either $10 or $20 per child depending on the age of the children. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. No child will be turned away for an inability to pay.