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Every Kid In A Park

Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests

As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders nationwide to go to and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year.

By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their backyards and beyond at an early age, the innovative Every Kid in a Park initiative delivers a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor stewards of our country’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters. Connecting our nation’s youth to the great outdoors is even more important at a time when 80 percent of American families live in cities and most children spend more time on computers and smartphones than exploring nature. The initiative is slated to continue with each year’s group of fourth graders to inspire successive generations to become responsible stewards of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world.

Students participate in a fun, educational activity on the Every Kid in a Park website and receive a personalized paper pass to print and bring with them to visit public lands. At certain participating sites, fourth graders can also exchange the paper pass for a durable plastic Interagency Annual 4th Grade Pass. Fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper pass for a plastic one.

The Every Kid in a Park pass admits the fourth grader and any accompanying passengers in a private, non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to three accompanying adults at sites that charge per person.

On the website, educators and community leaders can access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for their classrooms. Parents visiting the new website can find links to additional information on planning trips to nearby public lands.

Every Kid in a Park is an Administration-wide effort supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior (which includes the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Registration Open for Henderson’s New Youth Volleyball League

Registration is now underway for the City of Henderson’s all-new youth volleyball league.

Enrollment is $57 per player with sibling discounts available (rates differ for those residing outside of Henderson). Online and mail-in registration is accepted through Aug. 8. Drop-off registration is available July 18 through Aug. 18 at any City of Henderson recreation center and the Sports office, located at 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd. For registration forms, visit The youth volleyball league offers three divisions of play each for boys and girls ages 10 through 18. Practices begin the week of Sept. 6, with season play beginning the week of Oct. 3. Practices are held at the city’s recreation centers. Practice days and times are at the volunteer coaches’ discretion.

The league is designed to guide each player through an organized program and to develop fundamental volleyball skills. Sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized over competition.

Teams are formed according to the player rating system, which ensures they are fairly balanced. Player ratings are scheduled for Aug. 20 at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Ratings are at 10 a.m. for the U12 division (ages 10-11); 11 a.m. for the U14 division (ages 12-13) and 11:30 a.m. for the U19 division (ages 14-18).

Adults interested in serving as volunteer youth volleyball coaches are needed. Coaching is a rewarding experience that takes only a few hours of time each week. The city provides the support and instruction coaches need to be successful.

For additional information, call 702-267-5717 or visit Visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About City of Henderson

Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with 294,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and, one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes,, Law Street Media,, and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who choose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

Combat Zone Paintball Las Vegas

Looking for something that is more exciting than laser-tag but less frightening than regular paintball? Look no further! Combat Zone Paintball Las Vegas offers Splatmaster, Low-Impact paintball Parties as a fun alternative for players who are leery of trying the regular, higher-impact paintball, who want the excitement without the sting, plus, players that are looking for much more excitement than the boring laser-tag experience.

Some players, especially the ones new to paintball, are afraid of being hit because the higher impact paintball sting. Problem solved…. CZP’s Low-Impact, Splatmaster markers are perfect for paintball parties, and eliminate the fear of being hit, while providing all the excitement of traditional paintball. Offering the most fun while playing an extreme sport!

.50 Caliber pump guns are used for play which shoots at a much lower velocity versus the standard .68 caliber, higher-impact paintball markers which shoots at a much faster speed. So there is no worry of ruining clothing or being hurt. It is one of the safest and fun ways to spend the day!

These JT SplatMaster markers have been engineered so kids (and adults!) could easily cock, load, and fire. Ammo is 100% biodegradable, water soluble, non toxic, non staining, and easily washes away with water. Enjoy your next safe and fun party with active play for the entire family at Combat Zone Paintball Las Vegas.

All you need is a pair of jeans/pants, long sleeves, and athletic shoes with good support. CZP provides all the rest for a fun packed full day.

Frequently asked questions answered:

Yes, this Low-Impact Splatmaster equipment is designed to reduce the speed of the paintball which delivers a lighter impact, that many players really enjoy.

Low-Impact travels at a slower speed, but is still strong enough for the paintball to splat, which is what makes paintball so much more exciting than laser-tag.

Players are more comfortable and more relaxed, resulting in a much more fun and exciting experience.

Splatmaster, Low-Impact is a great way for kids and adults, especially the beginner player, to spend their special day, have a corporate event, family outing, or fundraiser.

And if you are looking for something that is just as exciting but not as intimidating as full- impact paintball but more advanced than Splatmaster, ombat Zone Paintball Las Vegas also offers Opus, Medium Impact play. Opus is a higher speed marker with compressed air than the low-impact, Splatmaster marker, but lower than the traditional full impact marker, and also has the smaller .50 caliber paintballs.

Great for new players to paintball – Youth Groups – Parties/Celebrations – Family Outings and Reunions – Corporate and Team Building Events – Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

Get yourself and someone you know off the couch and interacting with this, now more friendly, lighter weight, and more compact extreme sport activity …. all while using team work to accomplish objectives.

Combat Zone Paintball Las Vegas is a premier paintball facility offering High, Medium, and Low impact paintball for all types and ages of players.

Located on the South Las Vegas Strip at 13011 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89044, this 4 acre outdoor paintball facility is a perfect place for family, friends, coworkers, or individual players looking to spend an exciting, Adrenaline rush type of day.

Refreshments and snacks are available; as well as, indoor men’s and women’s rest rooms. he main staging area is huge, and offers plenty of room for players and parties with shade and tons of picnic tables. CZP, also, offers Pizza and Subs (preorder) for parties, or guests may bring in their own party festivities.

Everyone is always looking for some extra excitement in their lives! Combat Zone Paintball offers The Zombie Apocalypse Experience, where guests get to shoot live Zombies in an apocalyptic setting. Or try their most recent addition (diapers recommended), The Zombie Escape Room, for a heart pounding, mind-blowing Adrenaline Rush, while trying to break your way out of a Zombie infected escape room…..

For more fun you have had in a long time, join everyone else that’s having it! Combat Zone Paintball regularly hear guest leaving and saying….

That was the most fun I’ve had in a long time!

My kids really enjoyed this! Found them online for things to do and they had a blast!

What a blast! We did the escape experience and it was intense!!!!

Our party of 10 ….they had sooo much fun.. they ask if we can do it again!

This was just amazing, no words can describe how awesome this experience was! I mean it was so fun.

Welcoming all skill levers, and a awesome, clean facility, and friendly staff, no wonder Combat Zone Paintball is one of Las Vegas’ top choices for parties, celebrations, group and private events.

No need to hesitate anymore with paintball! You can now be in the heat of the action… Now is the time to take a shot!

For more information on all CZP has to offer and too BOOK your party now, please visit CZP on the web at or Call or Text 702-388-9663.

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts Becomes a Reality

After years of planning, dreaming, and hard work, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts will officially open on July 7 at 10 a.m. The Beverley Center for the Arts will incorporate visual arts, live theatre and dynamic education at Southern Utah University. The Center serves as the new home to the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).

At the opening dedication, Governor Gary Herbert along with state representatives, civic leaders, trustees, major donors, and board members will be in attendance. In addition, the event features SUU presidents past and present, live music, and a special presentation to the Sorenson family who generously gave $6 million dollars to the project resulting in the naming of the Center.

“This project is the largest in our university’s history and will help us increase the cultural service that has become a hallmark of Southern Utah University,” said SUU President Scott L Wyatt. “We couldn’t be more grateful to all of the friends of the University, SUMA and the Festival who have helped make this incredible project a reality.”

The opening celebration will take place over three days from July 7 through July 9 featuring live music, artist demonstrations, food, family activities, the opening of five plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and five exhibits at the Southern Utah Museum of Art.

For more information visit Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts.

Star Academy Preschool

Star Academy Preschool believes that early learning is a vital part of growth and development. Our curriculum is designed to encourage every child to grow cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally, while embracing their uniqueness and individual personality. Our Hands On, Play Based Curriculum includes Emphasis on PHONICS, Reading and Writing, Computers, Spanish, Learning Opportunities in Small and Large Group Activities, Circle Time, Sign Language, Outside Activities, Music and Movement, Math, Science, and Sensory Exploration.

Star Academy teachers are here to provide the best quality care for your child in addition to the state mandated requirements our staff received on-going trainings to help them grow their knowledge in Early Childhood Education. Our love of learning shows in the way we teach and our love for children shows in the care we provide.

Hours of Operation

Star Academy provides flexible scheduling for children 6 weeks to 12 years. We open M-F 5:30am-11:30pm and Weekends 6am-6pm.

All meals are included at Star Academy. Our child friendly, nutritious meals and snacks help children to learn to serve themselves appropriate portions, encourage children to try new foods and promote engagement in social exploration during meal times.

At Star Academy caring for children is a responsibility we take very seriously. It is our goal to provide a safe, loving atmosphere that emphasizes the development of each child, mind, body and spirit. Star Academy wants to be your child’s home away from home, so we strive to make your family comfortable and happy with the care schedules and environment we offer. Each classroom has a Daily Schedule to help guide children through their day in a developmentally appropriate and consistent manner.

Call 702-272-1717 for a tour of our center anytime, 2560 N Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014.

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