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Art Festival will Feature Just-for-Kids Section

The Art Festival of Henderson will have a new feature this year just for budding artists.

There will be an area dedicated to allowing children to explore their imaginations through art. The Imagination Station will feature interactive art projects designed for little hands and growing imaginations.

There will be painting lessons, a giant recycled soda can mural, make and take Mother’s Day gifts, Henna artists and a yoga studio. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street.

Admission to the festival is free. Some of the booths and activities will require a fee.

There is also a chalk art contest. The city is currently taking applications for the competition. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories: student and adult. There will also be a People’s Choice award. Artists interested in the competition must submit a sketch of the artwork by Friday, May 4.

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

 

With spring on the horizon, it’s not too early for teens to start thinking about summer jobs – or at least the first steps toward them.

Those interested in lifeguarding are invited to take part in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Jr. Lifeguard Spring Clinic. The program takes place 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, April 2-5, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.

Registration is $50 per teen, ages 12-14, and can be made online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136004-01) or at any recreation center or indoor pool.

The clinic gives teens the opportunity to spend a week with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics team and get a preview of the summer Jr. Lifeguard program. Teens will learn about water safety, emergency action plans, shadow guarding, and how to assist with swim lessons.

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

Time to Register for Classes, Programs in 2012

 

Registration for most winter/spring 2012 classes, events and programs offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department begins at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Patrons may choose from four registration methods: online at cityofhenderson.com/parks; by mail; at the self-serve kiosks located at City Hall, Black Mountain Recreation Center, and Henderson Multigenerational Center; or in person at any recreation center. Many programs fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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.

School Event Offers Safe Trick-or-Treat Option for Kids

School Event Offers Safe Trick-or-Treat Option for Kids

A local elementary school will get the Halloween celebration started early this year.

The PTA and J. Marlan Walker International School will hold its annual “Trunk or Treat” on Friday, October 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be games, entertainment, food, and a safe "treat street" filled with decorated cars and trucks distributing candy.

All are welcome to wear their Halloween finest. Entry fee is $10 per family (regardless of how many are in the family) for non-PTA members.

J. Marlan Walker is located at 850 Scholar St. in Henderson, near the College Drive exit off U.S. 95. For more information, call 799-0570.