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Lorenzi Park Set to Reopen After Renovations

Lorenzi Park Set to Reopen After Renovations

With a $30 million renovation complete, Lorenzi Park will reopen to the public next weekend.

The park, located at West Washington Avenue and Twin Lakes Drive, will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. There also will be a back-to-school fair beginning at 8 a.m. at Sammy Davis Festival Plaza in the park.

New amenities include new tennis courts, baseball fields and basketball courts as well as a new band shell on an island in the middle of one of the park’s twin lakes. There is also a new splash pad, children’s play areas, picnic and shade structures.

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police is working with several neighborhood organizations to celebrate this year's National Night Out.

The community program aims to bring neighbors and police together to keep neighborhoods free of crime. This year's event is August 6 at several places in Metro's jurisdiction.

Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Food, games, vendor booths, neighborhood services, rides and games
  • Sponsored by: Sierra Sunrise Coalition

Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Low-cost vaccinations, school supplies for children 5 to 16 years old, while supplies last.

Downtown Area Command Parking Lot, 621 North 9th St.

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors Can Get Help with Power Bills at Saturday Expo

Seniors from across the Las Valley will have a chance to get help with energy bills during an expo set for Saturday.

NV Energy is sponsoring the Senior Energy Assistance Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cashman Center.

People will get a chance to talk with nonprofit and government agencies about past due bills, weatherization for their home, energy conservation and rebate information.

Seniors should be prepared by bringing a Nevada driver's license or Nevada state identification card, NV energy bill, and proof of income or pending income.

Those wishing to pay with cash must have a letter from an employer on company letterhead, a current bank statement showing deposit activity and current income tax records.

For more information, click here

Free Day at State Museums Saturday

To mark their newly expanded schedules, Nevada’s state museums will offer free admission Saturday.

The seven museums include two in southern Nevada. Train rides at the railroad museum Boulder City will be half-price.

The two southern Nevada locations are:

Nonprofit Hosts 2 Free Food Sites for Kids

Nonprofit Hosts 2 Free Food Sites for Kids

Most students are happy to be out of school for the summer, but for many children being out of school means they do not have access to nutritious food.

Communities In Schools of Nevada is one of several local charities helping to fill that gap by providing food through the Summer Food Service Program.

The nonprofit is hosting two sites that offer free meals and snacks through August 9. One location is the Archie Grant Center for Academic Excellence, 1720 Searles Avenue and the other is Marble Manor Community Center, 912 Gerson Avenue.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with nutritious snacks, free of charge. The community centers also offer programs and tutor sessions to help kids with academics during the summer months.

The program is spearheaded by Three Square Food Bank in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The acceptance and participation requirements for the program and activities are the same for all students.

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer.

When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals. The summer food program works to fill that gap.

"It is scary when you think about families that can't put food on the table because they are making choices to pay rent, pay their utility bills, that are higher during the summer," president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton said. "These are very unacceptable choices. They shouldn't have to choose to go without food."

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, kids 18 years and younger can receive free lunches now through August 23.

One partner for the program is the YMCA. Lunches are available at all four YMCA's throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Locations include:

Las Vegas Hosting 2 Safe Summer Night Events

Las Vegas Hosting 2 Safe Summer Night Events

The city of Las Vegas is hosting two Safe Summer Night events it hopes will bring the community together.

The first will be June 26 at the Stupak Community Center, 251 West Boston Avenue, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Neighbors can get to know each other while enjoying free entertainment, refreshments and booths featuring local resources. There will also be children’s games and face painting.

The second event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. August 6 at Matt Kelly Elementary, 1900 North J Street.