Family Events Calendar
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Body Carnival at Lied Discovery
NVPEP October Trainings
Choosing a Sports Program
Lexy Capp: Reaching Children’s Potential
New Toy Store Celebrates Milestone
X Marks the Spot
Shopping Nirvana Comes to Las Vegas
Writing Skills: Critical for College Success
Cashing in on Clutter: Consignment
The Mirage: Second Dolphin Birth This Year
Get the Scoop on Poop!
Consignment/Resale Kids Clothing
Winder Farms & Mac King – Delivering Magic
The Town Square Mini Express
Pumpkin Patch Open
Perseverance: Balancing Protection Versus Failure
Indoor skate park meeting needs for Las Vegas kids
Learning Algebra on an iPad
Baby: Placenta Benefits
Family Events Calendar
Homeschoolers are invited to join the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department for two educational hikes this fall. The hikes are open to children ages 5-10 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Although participation is free, registration is required and can be made at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 644016).
Each hike is held on a different Henderson trail and includes an outdoor learning opportunity that will inspire children’s interest in nature and recreation. Children and parents should dress for the weather and bring water.
A River Mountains Loop Trail and Animal Tracks hike is set for 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Participants will meet at Equestrian Trailhead, 1200 Equestrian Dr., before heading out on the hike. Children will experience the River Mountains Loop Trail and learn about the many different animals that live nearby.
A Saguaro/Downs 5 Trail hike is planned for 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Participants will meet at Saguaro Park, 600 Pounds Way, before exploring the Downs 5 Linear Trail. Children will also learn about the wide variety of trails located near their neighborhoods.
“Our Homeschooler Hikes program balances the educational and physical fitness needs of homeschooled children in our community,” said Jennifer Magby, Outdoor Recreation coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “These are enjoyable, easy hikes that blend outdoor recreation with education. It’s a nice way to introduce children to our many trails.”
For additional information, visit the City of Henderson website at CityOfHenderson.com/parks or call 267-4050.
What has over 35 programs and services serving critically ill children and their families in our community as well as adults touched by cancer? It’s the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) which has been serving Southern Nevada families since 1993. NCCF is the only non-profit organization in our community that serves children diagnosed with cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disease, hemophilia, and all immunologic diseases as well as providing healing arts programs for adults touched by cancer. NCCF’s staff works daily to ensure a better quality of life for children and adults in our community who fight a daily battle against disease.
NCCF provides financial support to families with critically ill children as well as offering psychological counseling, workshops for patients and siblings, and an array of education and tutoring programs for children who miss school due to their diagnosis. When a child is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the whole family is impacted and suffers through this tragic situation. NCCF works to provide hope, courage, and strength to those children and families who face a critical diagnosis.
NCCF is NOT affiliated with a national organization but remains a local organization which relies on community support in Southern Nevada. All programs and services offered by NCCF are at NO COST to patients or their families.
For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, and to donate, please visit www.NVCCF.org or call 702.735.8434. For adult wellness programs, visit www.TheCaringPlaceNV.org for adult wellness programs or call 702.871.7333.
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum will host the traveling exhibition Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You in the museum’s Cultural Gallery from October 8, 2011 through January 2, 2012.
The third featured exhibition to visit the museum in 2011, Body Carnival was created by the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, North Carolina, and features 18 different components allowing children to better understand how their bodies work and interact with the world.
Body Carnival explores the physical science of the human body, the concepts of force and pressure, the properties of light and sound, mathematics concepts, the laws of motion and more. Among the exhibition’s components are the Dizzy Tunnel, where kids and families will walk through a rotating star field while trying to maintain balance; Get A Grip, a hands-on activity demonstrating how our tendons allow our hands to work; and House of Color, where visitors can experiment with different sources of light to see the effects of varying light wavelengths on the colors of various objects.
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North in downtown Las Vegas and features more than 100 interactive exhibits based on science, art and culture for children and families. For more information, visit www.LDCM.org or call (702) 382-3445.
2101 South Jones Blvd Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Thursday, October 13
Is Your Child a Target of Bullying?
Tuesday, October 4
6:30 – 8:30PM
How is My Child Reading?
Tuesday, October 25
6:30 – 8:30PM
Families Are Important
Thursday, October 6
6 – 7:30PM
Wednesday, October 19
6 – 9PM
Positive Behavior Interventions
Saturday, October 1
9AM – 12PM
Journey to Adulthood
Monday, October 17
6 – 8:30PM
You Can Do It!
Wednesday, October 5
6:30 – 8:30PM
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 – 8PM