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Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

The city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition will host two summer safety fairs at two city pools in time for the summer pool season.

Both fairs will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30. One will be at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza and Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.  The fairs are open to the public.

The focus will be on preventing drowning by showing parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety around water.

People will also get information about safety around the home, preventing accidents and how to respond in an emergency.

People who come to the safety fair will get free admission to the pool between 7 and 8 p.m. Children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult within arm's reach at all times.

County to Host Foster and Adoptive Parents Event

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting a discussion and information session for people interested in becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent.

The event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 West Carey Avenue.

Current foster and adoptive parents and their children will be at the event to talk about their experiences. An information session on how to become a foster or adoptive parent will follow the discussion.

There will also be a profile party where children who are ready to be adopted will be featured.

The event is free to attend. Activities for children will be available during the session. 

Holiday Camps Available for Kids

The city of Las Vegas will be offering winter camps for kids during the upcoming holiday break.

Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, is offering winter camps for kids 6 through 11 years old. The camps are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2014.

The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The cost is $75 per week for the first child and $70 for each additional child.  

Activities will include arts and crafts, games, sports, cooking, and movies. For more information or to register, call (702) 229-1607.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Avenue, will offer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 with a range of activities for all ages.

The camp will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, 2014. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the Safekey program run by the City of Las Vegas.

Safekey is offered for before and after school at 68 Clark County School District Schools within in the city limits.

The program includes activities, crafts, contests, homework assistance and nutritious snacks.

Safekey is open on days that schools are in session. Program hours and cost vary by school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

There is an annual $10 fee per child.

To register, parents must submit a participant information form to the Safekey office at 416 North Seventh Street, which is between Bonanza Road and Mesquite Avenue.

After submitting the form, parents can register and pay either online at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov, or in person at Safekey office, or by phone at (702) 229-3399.

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations: