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Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

Swimmers Go for Record in Henderson

The City of Henderson was part of what organizers hope is the world's largest swimming lesson Tuesday.

It was an attempt to set a world record while highlighting the importance of swimming lessons and water safety.

Parents, kids and swim instructors gathered at several swimming pools in the city limits for the attempt. It was part of a world-wide effort involving around 10,000 kids across four continents. The organizers say if kids haven't learned to swim by the time they're in the third grade they probably never will. 

Going for a World Record in Swimming

Going for a World Record in Swimming

 

Henderson wants to be part of a unique Guinness World Record.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will take part Tuesday in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a worldwide event designed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson and to spread the word that swimming lessons can save children’s lives.

According to the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a platform to help aquatic facilities and drowning prevention organizations communicate the importance of teaching children to swim, more than 10,000 children on four continents will be part of the event.

Movie and Jump House for Afternoon Fun

Movie and Jump House for Afternoon Fun

The City of Henderson is offering an afternoon of fun for kids with a movie and jump house.

On Saturday, kids will get a chance to enjoy the movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" and jump in a bounce house. The bounce house will open at 1 p.m. at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. The movie will start at 3:30 p.m. and the bounce house will re-open after the movie is over. The movie will be shown on a giant inflatable screen which means every kid will have a good seat.

The entrance fee is $5 per person. You need to preregister either at the Henderson recreation center or online at the City of Henderson website.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

School Dedicates Garden to Encourage Kindness

School Dedicates Garden to Encourage Kindness

Burkholder Middle School dedicated a Kindness Preserve to remind kids to be kind to one another.

The garden was dedicated to Josh Stevens. Stevens was 13 years old when he died in a golf cart accident. Since his death his family started the Josh Stevens Foundation and the Be Kind program. The foundation and the program are dedicated to spreading the message of being kind to others in schools around the valley. On Thursday morning the Stevens family along with students who received the Be Kind Award will dedicate a serenity garden. Burkholder Middle school students along with Leadership Henderson Class of 2011 raised more than $10,000 to build the garden.  The school will also hold a Be Kind Multicultural night on Thursday celebrating the community's diverse cultures from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.