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Applications Available for Teen Leadership Camp

Issue Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (I.C.A.N.) will host its 2011 Leadership Camp from June 20-26 at Camp Lee Canyon.

Applications for the camp are now available for children and teens ages 11 through 17 and will be accepted through May 1.

Camp Lee Canyon is located 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Toiyabe National Forest. The event will consist of speakers, workshops and curriculum to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models.

Through the leadership training experienced at camp, participants learn how to make smart decisions, maintain their stress levels and educate others on drug prevention. Of last year's participants, all claimed to have found at least one friend who will help them stay drug-free.

The cost is $250 per child and includes food, lodging, workshops, speakers, a T-shirt, materials and activities, including a dance, campfires and talent show.

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve will host its second annual Día del Niño festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9.

The festival offers fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, dancing and singing groups, and interactive games including a live soccer match, as well as traditional Mexican food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts workshops and a magical theatrical rendition of the "Wizard of Oz." Children can also participate in Telemundo TV-39's "sustainable" talent show.

Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones. Visit www.springspreserve.org or call 822-7700 for more information. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and will cost $1 less than at the door.

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

North Las Vegas Kicks Off Child Drowning Prevention Campaign

With pool season just around the corner, the North Las Vegas Fire Department will kick off its 4th annual April Pools Day event on April 1.

The Fire Department is partnering with members of the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition in a valleywide campaign. In the past two years, there have been five deaths of children under the age of 4 because of drowning.

Some of the organizations participating in the door-to-door event are: Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Health District, and the Henderson, Clark County, and Las Vegas Fire Departments.

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.

Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday was the 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’ event, hosted by the American Red Cross. Here in Southern Nevada, 115 members of the community participated, learning how to perform hands-free CPR.

“Neighbors helping neighbors is the first line of defense in any disaster or tragedy,” says Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “We now have an additional 115 people in our community who have the skills to save a life.”

For community members interested in learning more about the event or hands free CPR, videos can be found online at www.redcross.org/savealife, or call 702-531-0237 to enroll in a class.

Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

The inaugural Heart Madness Elementary School Basketball Tournament will take place on March 24-26 to promote health awareness.

The tournament will kick off with a skills competition and health seminars from the American Heart Association from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Avenue. The public is invited to the event, which will feature a dunk contest, dance competition, 3-point shootout, and jump rope contest. 

The events are only open to students from the schools participating in the tournament, which will include the Matt Kelly, Ollie Detwiler, Kermit Booker, Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, 100 Academy of Excellence, and Rainbow of Dreams Academy elementary schools.

The tournament games will be played at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 26. The games are also open to the public and free to attend.