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Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

 

Free school supplies will be handed out Saturday at a back-to-school fair.

The annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. 

Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

Off to See the Wizard Friday

Off to See the Wizard Friday

 

A movie classic is on tap for the next free movie night in downtown Las Vegas.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday in Huntridge Circle Park at 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Residents are invited to bring blankets, folding chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy children’s activities starting at 7 p.m.

A food truck will be available at the event. Free popcorn and bottled water will be distributed while supplies last.

For more information on this or other Ward 3 events, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward3.

Family Events Next Week in Downtown Corridor

 

A series of family events is scheduled for next week in downtown Las Vegas.

Camp Corridor is conducted by Downtown Las Vegas Cultural Corridor members. The corridor’s museums, cultural organizations, and parks are offering a week of family fun for parents and kids. Times vary at each location so please call in advance for a list of activities and times.

The events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 14.

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is helping fill the gap left by the schools being closed for the summer. The Y is offering free meals and snacks for kids under 18 through the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

The YMCA has partnered with the Walmart Foundation. The foundation gave the program a $22,500 grant to address childhood hunger in southern Nevada. That money is being used to make sure more kids have access to the summer food program. Around the country, an estimated 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals during the summer.

There will be free lunches available at these YMCA locations Monday through Friday:

  • Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr.
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway
  • Serving Noon to 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

School is over for most kids, which leaves a lot of parents wondering how to occupy their time during the summer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson is offering several options for parents at a reasonable price. There are clubs and partner programs around the Las Vegas Valley, from Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas.

The summer program has specially designed activities for all ages, from 5 to 18 years old. The hours at most locations are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations start their summer programs Monday and continue through Friday, August 24. Registration is open throughout the summer. It is either $10 or $20 per child depending on the age of the children. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. No child will be turned away for an inability to pay.

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

The YMCA is again offering its Sizzlin’ Summer Pass and Y Day Camps.  

The pass is $112 for individuals and $215 for the family. It gives people access to all the pools, wellness centers and classes offered at the four YMCAs around southern Nevada. The passes are on sale now through July 31. They’ll allow for four months of access from the date of purchase. The outdoor pools are already open. People who are not members can still go to the pools for $5 per person per day.

Day camps start June 11 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Camp choices include cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports, cheer and many more. The camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate more schedules, the Y offers free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp prices start at $136. There is also a daily drop-in rate of $46. Financial assistance is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.