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Kids Get Lesson in Healthy Eating from Local Chef

Kids Get Lesson in Healthy Eating from Local Chef

 

A local nonprofit along with a local chef brought the message of healthy eating directly to kids in a demonstration at a southern Nevada school Thursday.

Create A Change Now brought Chef Shane Stuart to McWilliams Elementary School to show kids about healthy eating and teach them how to make a fresh garden smoothie.

The effort goes beyond just Thursday's event. Create A Change Now also helped plant a garden at the school to show the students where fresh food comes from and how to use it.

The chef took the ingredients for the smoothie from the garden planted by the children.

"We are hoping to effect our rates of childhood obesity. In the state of Nevada, we are 11th in the nation and it is time for us to start caring about our next generation," Create A Change Now founder Candace Maddin said.

Dinosaurs to Touch, Ride on Display at Cashman Center

Dinosaurs to Touch, Ride on Display at Cashman Center

 

Kids will get a chance to get close up to some of the fierce creatures that once roamed the earth.

The Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit opens its doors this weekend at Cashman Center. The exhibit features 60 animatronic and museum-quality dinosaur replicas.

"It is a concept of an attraction plus a museum. We are priding ourselves on being educational and informative plus also having activities for kids to do," show manager Steven Rosholt said.

The display is not just to look at, kids will also get a chance to get up close and actually touch some of the replicas. Kids will even get a chance to ride the biggest, fiercest dinosaur in the Jurassic Period, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  

"It is a lot of work that we have to put in to move them around, but once the show comes and you see the kids faces light up. It just makes all the work worth it," Rosholt said.

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids

City of Las Vegas Offers Summer Camps for Kids

 

Open registration starts April 11 for the City of Las Vegas' summer youth camps.

The camps are available at six area community centers and are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting June 10.

The camps offer age-appropriate activities, including field trips, sports, physical fitness, arts, crafts and nutrition training. All camps are supervised by trained staff.

Two community centers, Mirabelli and Veterans Memorial Leisure Services, will offer themed week-long specialty camps. For most camps, the cost is $115 per child for the week and $110 for additional children. A few camps will be higher priced.

Touring Company Presents Children's Musical

Touring Company Presents Children's Musical

 

A national touring company will offer a new musical version of a children’s favorite next month.

The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle will be presented by the city of Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. March 9 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. All tickets are $3.

Visit www.artslasvegas.org, or call 229-3515 or 229-6469 for more information.

Students Conference on Preparing for Their Futures

Students Conference on Preparing for Their Futures

 

More than 100 Clark County students had a chance to learn about preparing for their future during the 12th annual African-American Youth Leadership Conference Friday.

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly hosted the conference at the West Las Vegas Library as part of Black History Month.

The conference features workshops on a wide range of topics, including money management social responsibility, goal setting and advancing education.

"We have to try and grab as many of them as we can and say, 'hello, there is life after high school, and there is this place out there called the real world, and guess what? You are standing right at the front door of it, and if you don't take what's being offered here, it will gobble you up and spit you out,'" Commissioner Weekly said.

Principals from around southern Nevada selected the students to participate in the conference.

Gala to Benefit Local Foster Children

Gala to Benefit Local Foster Children

Fostering Southern Nevada, The Adoption Exchange and Clark County will partner Saturday on an event to benefit foster children.

The 2nd Annual Open Your Heart Gala will take place at the Palace Station from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Honorees will include Wells Fargo bank and a foster child who will be awarded the first-ever Game Changer Scholarship. The scholarship will provides foster care children with the opportunity to participate in activities such as summer camps and college tours.  

Event tickets can be purchased online at http://fsonv.com/open-your-heart-gala or by sending an email to fosteringsonv@gmail.com.  Businesses wanting to provide extra support are encouraged to consider corporate sponsorship, available from $800 to $5,000.

For more information, contact Audrey Rosenstein at 266-5042.

Lied Discovery Children's Museum Closing Sunday

Lied Discovery Children's Museum Closing Sunday

 

The Lied Discovery Children's Museum will close its doors at 5 p.m. Sunday and reopen as the Discovery Children's Museum in March.

The museum has served as the place for families to explore science, arts and culture for the past 22 years.

The new museum, which is part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts campus, is nearly twice the size of the old museum, featuring 58,000 square feet of space and three stories. The extra room will allow for expanded educational programs and more room for traveling exhibitions. It set to open March 9.  

"What will be in the new museum are nine interactive exhibit halls. So, it is all brand new exhibits and all brand new programming," said Denyce Tuller Director of Marketing, Discovery Children's Museum.