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Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

Free School Supplies at Back-to-School Event

 

Free school supplies will be handed out Saturday at a back-to-school fair.

The annual Ward 5 back-to-school fair and community celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St. 

Wristbands for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed at 8:30 a.m., and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

Boys & Girls Clubs Offer Summer Programs for All Ages

School is over for most kids, which leaves a lot of parents wondering how to occupy their time during the summer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson is offering several options for parents at a reasonable price. There are clubs and partner programs around the Las Vegas Valley, from Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas.

The summer program has specially designed activities for all ages, from 5 to 18 years old. The hours at most locations are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most locations start their summer programs Monday and continue through Friday, August 24. Registration is open throughout the summer. It is either $10 or $20 per child depending on the age of the children. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. No child will be turned away for an inability to pay.

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

The YMCA is again offering its Sizzlin’ Summer Pass and Y Day Camps.  

The pass is $112 for individuals and $215 for the family. It gives people access to all the pools, wellness centers and classes offered at the four YMCAs around southern Nevada. The passes are on sale now through July 31. They’ll allow for four months of access from the date of purchase. The outdoor pools are already open. People who are not members can still go to the pools for $5 per person per day.

Day camps start June 11 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Camp choices include cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports, cheer and many more. The camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate more schedules, the Y offers free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp prices start at $136. There is also a daily drop-in rate of $46. Financial assistance is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers at Merryhill School in Las Vegas created handmade Valentine’s Day cards for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.

Throughout January, the students decorated patriotic cards to show gratitude and express their appreciation for everything troops do to protect American citizens. The cards will arrive just in time to give a few soldiers a special Valentine’s Day reminder of love and thanks. 

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?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal