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Place for Kids to Get Fit Opens

Place for Kids to Get Fit Opens

There is a new place in Henderson designed to help keep kids moving in a fun, kid-friendly environment.

Jumpfit Kids provides exercise equipment and classes just for kids. The business provides 3,000 square feet of space with a play gym, indoor jumpers and exercise equipment made for small children. 

The gym also offers classes like yoga, dance and cooking but they also offer movement and motor skill development for infants and toddlers. The business developed because of First Lady Michelle Obama's push to fight childhood obesity.

Jumpfit Kids is also available to host birthday and other parties. It is located at Eastern Avenue near Sunridge Heights Parkway.

Initiative to Keep Kids, Pets from Overheated Cars Kicks Off

Initiative to Keep Kids, Pets from Overheated Cars Kicks Off

The City of Henderson will launch its “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Henderson Chevrolet, 240 N. Gibson Rd.

The campaign is a grassroots effort to remind motorists of the dangers of leaving children, the elderly and pets in a hot car. 

No one thinks they could ever leave their child unattended in a hot car. But even the most responsible parent can suffer a momentary lapse in memory and forget their child sleeping in the back seat. Even with the windows partially down, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can reach 125 degrees in just minutes.

Kids, the elderly, and pets are more sensitive to the heat and can suffer heat stroke and death within minutes. Nationally, about 38 children die every year due to being left in a hot car. 

The campaign will feature posters placed in Henderson businesses, and volunteers will distribute red “reminder” ribbons that drivers can tie to their steering wheel.

Tickets Set to Go on Sale for End of Summer Party

Tickets Set to Go on Sale for End of Summer Party

Tickets for the End of Summer Block Party at the Henderson Pavilion go on sale Saturday.

The City of Henderson and 98.5 FM KLUC are partnering on the big party. The event will be August 23. The celebration will include performances by two rising stars Australian pop star Cody Simpson and multi-platinum artist Iyaz. This will be the first time either of the artists have performed in southern Nevada. Tickets start at $19.85 with premium seating going for $35.85. 

This is the third year of the End of Summer Block Party. Ticket sales start at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit HendersonLive.com, call (702) 267-4TIX (4849) or visit the Henderson Pavilion Box Office.

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

This Fourth of July celebrate the holiday at one of the pools, parks or recreation centers run by the City of Henderson.

The city is keeping all of those facilities open for Independence Day which lands on a Monday.  All 52 city parks will be open during normal hours which is 6 a.m. to midnight. The six recreational centers in the city will be open during regular hours which are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Heritage Park Senior Center is open until 10 p.m.

 All of the city pools will be open. Admission is $1 to $3 depending on the facility. Children under 2 are free. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult who must stay within arms reach at all times. 

Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

Boys and Girls Clubs Offer Summer Fun

Boys and Girls Clubs Offer Summer Fun

For the first time in several years parents across the valley are struggling to find day time activities for their school age children. All schools are now on a nine month schedule which means most kids are out of class all summer with very little to do. 

The Boys and Girls Clubs in southern Nevada are working to fill that void. The Summer Program this year offers several activities available at clubs around the Las Vegas Valley. It starts at $10 per child but the price varies depending on the location and activities. Most locations offer programs starting as early as 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Programs have started but there are still spaces available. Activities include art, crafts, field trips, sports, computers and more. Some clubs even offer free lunches for the kids. 

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

City Launches Water Safety Initiative

 

The city of Henderson Fire Department, in partnership with the Henderson Professional Firefighters, Parks and Recreation, and the American Red Cross, will take their “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention message directly to kids in a summer education series offered throughout Henderson.

Every parent who has experienced a child drowning thought it could never happen to them. Yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children in Southern Nevada. The goal of “Be Water Safe” is to persuade kids and parents alike to take ownership of the role they play in preventing accidental drowning.

A mock drowning incident will be the key feature of the “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention series. The audience will see what they believe is a drowning victim fall into a pool, and watch city of Henderson lifeguards and firefighters respond with life-saving measures. The July 1 event will feature a water rescue to highlight water safety while boating.

Go for the Gold at Olympic Event

Go for the Gold at Olympic Event

 

Henderson kids can feel the Olympic spirit next weekend.

Olympic Day is an annual international event celebrated by thousands of people in 60 countries. It commemorates the modern Olympic Games and promotes physical fitness, fair play, and sportsmanship. Kids and teens can help the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department celebrate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.). Daily admission applies ($1-$2 per person).

Participating children and teens will take part in a variety of aquatic games and competitions, all designed to keep kids physically fit while promoting good sportsmanship.