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New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

Groundbreaking for a new community pool will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Garside Junior High School.

The new pool will be situated between the school’s basketball and tennis courts. It is set to replace the original Garside Pool, built in 1971. The new pool should be open in June 2014.

“I have looked forward to beginning construction on this new pool for Ward 1 residents for such a long time,” Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said in a statement. “Now the time has finally arrived. By next summer, there should be a wonderful new pool for families to enjoy, at last.”

The new aquatic facility will feature a zero-depth play area with play structures and slide; a heated, four-lane lap pool with a one-meter diving board; two 19-foot-high water slides; locker rooms, showers, landscaping, an entry plaza and a shark bike rack. The entry plaza will include a splash pad water feature.

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.

March Madness Festival Planned for Friday

March Madness Festival Planned for Friday

 

While the top men's basketball teams in the NCAA get ready for the kickoff of March Madness, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is planning a March Madness Festival.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, there will all kinds of activities for anyone 18 years old and younger at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 J Street.

There will be a dunk contest, a three-point shootout and a two-ball challenge. For younger children, there will be a bounce house, face painting and a balloon artist.

Admission and participation to the event is free.

 

City of Las Vegas Offering Lifeguard Classes

City of Las Vegas Offering Lifeguard Classes

 

The city of Las Vegas is offering lifeguard training at two different pools starting in January.

The course will be offered at the Municipal Pool at 431 East Bonanza Road and at Pavilion Center Pool at 101 South Pavilion Center Drive. The training course is required for people who want to be lifeguards and the city will offer an employment opportunity to qualified graduates of the course.

Participants must be at least 15 years old and must pass a prerequisite skills test on the first day.

The skills test include:

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

 

An upscale art event will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Who’s On Board, a red carpet event at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Lady Silvia in downtown Las Vegas, will take place Friday, Nov. 16. The event includes a cocktail reception, art show and a silent auction, with the invitation-only part of the event running from 6 to 8 p.m. and doors opening to the public thereafter.

LVSSR officials challenged 50 local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including graffiti artist Ras One, who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.

Students Receive Lessons in Football and Life

Students Receive Lessons in Football and Life

 

Top college coaches along with past and present players in the National Football League are giving lessons in life and in football to students in a free football camp going on at Clark High School.

The camp wraps up Tuesday. It is being put on by LVSportz Foundation and Day of Champions. More than 340 kids between the ages of 7 and 14 registered for the camp. They are learning the basics of football, proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. Day of Champions is also teaching the kids its four main principals of life: respect, trust, discipline and hard work.

"We really work hard on mental preparation, not only on the field, but in the classroom and at home," President of Day of Champions Ken Heupel said.