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Discounted Lifeguard Training Available

Discounted Lifeguard Training Available

 

Summertime brings a need for lifeguards at local pools and the city of Las Vegas offers discounted training.

The city is providing the new American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course for $50 during February. Normally priced at $90, the course is required for those who wish to be employed as lifeguards.

Those who successfully complete the course will be certified for two years in Lifeguard Training and First Aid, as well as CPR/AED for Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 15 years old to take the class. The course is approximately 30 hours in length. Participants must attend all class sessions and successfully complete the requirements to receive certification. 

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

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Fly Fishing Class on the Way

Fly Fishing Class on the Way

Fly fishing in the desert might seem unusual, but your chance to learn how is coming up.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will host a free Introduction to Fly Fishing class Aug. 26-27. This two-part class includes a classroom portion in which participants will learn terminology, how to tie basic knots and about equipment selection. This portion of the class will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the NDOW Las Vegas office, 4747 Vegas Drive.

During the second portion of the class, participants will receive hands-on training in casting techniques. This will be held at a park nearby the Vegas drive location and will get underway at 9 a.m. Aug. 27. Each portion of the class will last about two hours and is recommended for those who are 12 years of age and over. For more information and class registration, contact Ivy Santee at 486-5127 x 3503. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15

 

Bring Soup, Swim Free at Municipal Pool

Bring Soup, Swim Free at Municipal Pool

Teenagers can swim free at the City of Las Vegas Municipal Pool on July 30 for a donation of two cans of soup or other food.

The Souper Mid-Summer Pool Party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road. All canned goods will be donated to a local food bank. Kids will enjoy swimming, snacks, music by a local DJ, and information tables for area youth councils and other youth opportunities. Call 229-6242 for more information.

The city of Las Vegas has many events and facilities that offer a wide range of activities for youth and adults to enjoy. These activities are intended to enhance the wellness and healthy lifestyles of a city population rich in diversity. For more information, go online to www.lasvegasparksandrec.com and www.artslasvegas.org.

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.

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

 

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting his annual “Walking With Weekly” health and fitness fair from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The event is free to attend and will feature fitness trainers, health screenings and refreshments. The commissioner also will lead a walk around the track outside the Pearson Center soon after the event starts.

“Too many people don’t take the time to take care of their own health,” Weekly said. “This health and fitness fair will bring some fun into the mix to encourage our friends and neighbors to take a first step toward taking better care of themselves.”

Staff from University Medical Center will provide free blood pressure checks and health information, and other health and fitness organizations will also be on hand during the event.

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Water Safety Event Targets the Whole Family

Parents and kids can enjoy an award-winning water park while learning water safety Saturday.

The message of water safety will take over the YMCA Water Sports Park on Meadows Lane. There will be exhibits, hands-on learning and learn-to-float classes to teach parents and kids how to stay safe around water. 

“Year after year we have seen entire families come to the event eager to learn what they can do to keep everyone safe at their home pools, at public pools and at the lake,” said Joe Vassallo, water safety advocate and president of Paragon Pools. “Exposing all family members to good water safety practices is key to making everyone responsible poolside.”  

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.