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Helicopter to Drop Easter Eggs at Special Hunt

Helicopter to Drop Easter Eggs at Special Hunt

Tens of thousands of plastic Easter eggs will drop from the sky at Egg Drop Vegas on April 16.

The unique Easter egg event will take place at Seastrand Park in North Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to noon. Beginning at 9 a.m., the activities feature face painting, bounce houses, live music, delicious food and more. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a helicopter will hover over the park and drop 25,000 Easter eggs to kick off the giant Easter egg hunt. Children will collect empty plastic Easter eggs and then exchange those eggs for candy.

Visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods to help City Mission of Las Vegas. Egg Drop is a free community event sponsored by Grace Point Church, the City of North Las Vegas and other community organizations.

Visit www.eggdropvegas.com to pre-register your family or to get more information.

Free Movie Night Offered at Drive-In Theater

The Las Vegas 5 Drive-In will be hosting a free movie night on April 14, featuring recent movie blockbusters. Tangled, Megamind and Just Go With It.

Tickets to the drive-in regularly cost $6.50 per adult, and $1 for children 5-11 years old. Kids under 5 are free. Double features are offered each night.

Drive-in presentation has changed considerably over the years. The biggest improvement in presentation is the addition of Technalight, which produces a picture seven times brighter than before, along with upgraded Dolby stereo sound that comes right through the car stereo.

Las Vegas 5 Drive-In is located at 4150 West Carey Avenue, at Rancho Drive.

City Receives Prize from Reader's Digest

City Receives Prize from Reader's Digest

The City of North Las Vegas received a $1,000 prize through the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" campaign and tour, and could have a shot at a $40,000 prize as well.

The prize money will be used to offer a free day at a community pool for children.

The campaign is intended to bring money and attention to towns across America that have been most affected by the economic downturn. By the tour's end, the campaign will have hit 100 American cities.

Reader's Digest tour representatives presented the check to North Las Vegas Mayor Shari L. Buck Wednesday morning.

"I'm really pleased we were selected," Buck said. "We are a great town, but because of these tough economic times, we've had to close some community pools.

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.

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.