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Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering special extended hours and even opening on two Saturdays to accommodate families who need to get their children vaccinated in time for school. 

Starting Monday through August 26 the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane will be open until 6 p.m. for vaccinations. The extended hours are just for immunizations no other health district business will be provided after 4:30 p.m.  The health district will also offer vaccination-only clinic hours on Saturday, August 20 and Saturday, August 27., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At the East Las Vegas Public Health Clinic on Nellis Boulevard and the Henderson Public Health Center on Lake Mead Parkway will be open for school vaccinations-only on Friday, August 26. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Backpacks and Burgers for Kids at School Fair

Backpacks and Burgers for Kids at School Fair

 

Supplies for more than 1,500 children are available at an upcoming back-to-school fair.

Residents are invited to attend the annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Doolittle Community Center at 1950 N. J St.

Many community partners will be on hand to help prepare kids for the new school year. Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out to them while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Childhood immunization shots will be available, so residents should bring their child’s immunization records in order to participate. Children of all ages can enjoy free hamburgers from Fatburger, which is donating 2,000 burgers. There will also be face painters, vendors, music and more while supplies last.

County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

County-Backed Camps Start Sunday

The first of two camps put on by the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department starts Sunday, and registration remains open.

Spaces remain for On the Edge Teen Camp for both boys and girls. We also have limited spaces open for Omni Camp for girls. Camps will be held at Camp Lee Canyon, located just 45 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Valley. Each camp is one week long.  

On the Edge Camp, for teens ages 13 to 15, will take place July 17 to 22. This fun and challenging outdoor adventure camp features recreation activities such as bouldering, slack-line, geo-caching, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night campout under the stars and a teen dance with live disc jockey. Traditional camp activities such as hikes, archery, campfires, sing-a-longs and cabin skits are also included.

University of Phoenix Helps Agassi Boys & Girls Club

The University of Phoenix will present the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club Library on Wednesday with 645 children’s books collected from Valley campus locations and a check for $5,000 to support the organization’s educational programs.

The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. at Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club Library, 800 Martin Luther King Blvd. Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow and University of Phoenix Territory Vice President Kathy Gamboa will discuss the importance of literacy and the educational programs and partnerships in place that help school-aged kids beginning the 2011-2012 school year.

Slithering Creatures Featured in New Show

Slithering Creatures Featured in New Show

The often feared but always fascinating snake will be featured in a new show that starts Friday at the Springs Preserve

The show at the Big Springs Theater will give the audience a good look, from a safe distance, at some of the snakes found around  the southwest. Zoologists will show off snakes like the Western diamondback, Mojave sidewinder, Great Basin rattlesnake and even a Gila monster. The show will also explain how the snakes use venom and when. 

The shows will be daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., through August 14. The show is free for members of the Springs Preserve and with general admission to the attraction. General admission is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for kids 5 - 17. Children under 5 are free. 

 

New Resource Center and Library Open

New Resource Center and Library Open

There is a new place for parents to get the help they need to improve their children's education.

The United Way of Southern Nevada recently opened the new Success by 6 Family Engagement Resource Center and Lending Library. The new center is part of the Variety Early Learning Center at D Street and Jefferson Avenue. The resource center provides books and resource materials for kids and parents. As part of the opening United Way volunteer Nancy Reel donated more than 1,000 children's books and teaching materials to the center.

The Vareity Early Learning Center provides low-cost full-day day care, early childhood development programs and testing. It has been serving the Las Vegas Valley for more than 50 years. It has been a partner of United Way for 30 years. 

Night at the Museum at the Springs Preserve

Night at the Museum at the Springs Preserve

Kids can enjoy a Night at the Museum at the Springs Preserve in July.

Saturday, July 9 the Springs Preserve will open its doors for kids 5 to 12. They'll get a chance to eat pizza and enjoy the movie "Tangled" in the Origen Museum. Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off for the event. There will be trained staff to supervise. The event is from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. tickets are $25 and are available now but there is a limit of only 120 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to register check out springspreserve.org