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Nonprofit Hosts 2 Free Food Sites for Kids

Nonprofit Hosts 2 Free Food Sites for Kids

Most students are happy to be out of school for the summer, but for many children being out of school means they do not have access to nutritious food.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is one of several local charities helping to fill that gap by providing food through the Summer Food Service Program.

The nonprofit is hosting two sites that offer free meals and snacks through August 9. One location is the Archie Grant Center for Academic Excellence, 1720 Searles Avenue and the other is Marble Manor Community Center, 912 Gerson Avenue.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with nutritious snacks, free of charge. The community centers also offer programs and tutor sessions to help kids with academics during the summer months.

The program is spearheaded by Three Square Food Bank in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The acceptance and participation requirements for the program and activities are the same for all students.

Groundbreaking Held for New Garside Pool

Groundbreaking Held for New Garside Pool

A new pool is coming to a Las Vegas neighborhood.

The ground breaking was held Tuesday for the new Garside Pool. The new facility will replace the pool that was built in 1971. It is next door to Garside Junior High School.

Garside pool will include a play area with slides, a heated, four-lane lap pool, two water slides, locker rooms, showers and an entry plaza with a splash pad.

"It will be a three-pool facility that will be interconnected to the east side. We're going to have a children-play area where children can play safely in the pool area. In the middle, we're going to have four lanes of a lap pool," said Jorge Cervantez, executive director of community development for the city of Las Vegas.

The visual center piece of the new facility will be an icthyosaur mosaic made of recycled glass in the pool floor.

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer.

When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals. The summer food program works to fill that gap.

"It is scary when you think about families that can't put food on the table because they are making choices to pay rent, pay their utility bills, that are higher during the summer," president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton said. "These are very unacceptable choices. They shouldn't have to choose to go without food."

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, kids 18 years and younger can receive free lunches now through August 23.

One partner for the program is the YMCA. Lunches are available at all four YMCA's throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Locations include:

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

The city of Las Vegas has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, is planning an afternoon of activities starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Advance registration is required. It is for people 50 years and older. The cost is $1 per person. Call 229-6125, to register.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, is hosting a Ward 3 Fit for Life Father’s Day Family Fun Festival.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and live music.

The festival is also a chance to double check dad’s health. Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin has partnered with Ventanilla de Salud Program and the Nevada Youth Alliance to offer free health screenings, including diabetes and blood pressure checks. There will also be flu shots, vaccinations, eye exams and massages.

Camp Broadway Returns to Smith Center

Camp Broadway Returns to Smith Center

Brodway performers will teach students over the course of the five-day workshop.

Theater-loving students in Las Vegas no longer have to travel to New York City to find an authentic Broadway experience. The immersive musical theater workshop, Camp Broadway, returns to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for the second year July 8-12.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

 

The city of Las Vegas is hosting a handful of Safe Summer Nights events to draw residents out for community gatherings.

The events will include music, children’s games, face painting and free hot dogs and water while supplies last. City of Las Vegas staff will be joined by local non-profit representatives, neighbors and others to provide information about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, adult education opportunities and more at these events.

Safe Summer Nights events will be held at the following locations:

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

 

Nevada Infant and Immunization Week will provide a number of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of your children starting Saturday.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and many health partners and providers will sponsor a week of immunization clinics during Nevada Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27, beginning with a kickoff event hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, and serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2.