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Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event

Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event


Metro Police will team with community organizations to provide a safe Easter event for families in a troubled area of Las Vegas.

Along with the 10,000 Kids Partnership, Shield Of Hope and various churches, police will offer what is called a “safe family day” with a message of non-violence. The event will feature a barbecue, games, egg hunt and live music.

It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain (near Cambridge.) For more information, contact Pastor Troy Martinez with 10,000 Kids at 358-9222 or lv10000kids@yahoo.com.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas


Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Grapevine Springs Park Set for 'New' Debut

Grapevine Springs Park Set for 'New' Debut


A revamped neighborhood park will celebrate a grand re-opening next weekend.

Grapevine Springs Neighborhood Park will be feted at noon Saturday, Oct. 13. The park is located at 5280 Palm St., near Hacienda Avenue.

There will be children’s games, snow cones and popcorn at the event. Also featured are three new dog runs at Grapevine’s new dog park. Other new amenities include a playground for toddlers, a covered play area, a walking track within a large exercise area, a horseshoe pit, several picnic tables with pavilion shade structures and barbeques, and a new bathroom facility.

Grapevine Springs will also pilot a new type of call box designed to be impervious to vandals. The 14-foot-tall yellow box contains a help button to report police or medical emergencies. A blue rotating light comes on when the button in pressed.

The opening of Grapevine Springs was scheduled for August, but was delayed by flood damage.

Young Students Earn College Credit at UNLV

During the next few weeks, some of the student body at UNLV will be a lot younger than most people expect. The university is hosting students 11 years old and up, from around southern Nevada.

The young students are earning college credits through the Summer Advanced Gifted Education or SAGE program. It is for highly gifted students who are looking for more challenging school work.

"Last year, when he participated in SAGE, he was reading a college textbook and writing papers. It was also engaging and enjoyable for him,” Rebecca Lither, whose son is in the program, said.

The program has a record 175 students participating this year. Most of those students are on a scholarship. 

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.

Volleyball and Fitness Focus of Weekend Camp for Kids

Volleyball and Fitness Focus of Weekend Camp for Kids

The UNLV volleyball team is working with the Jump for Joy Foundation to offer a volleyball and fitness camp for kids this weekend. 

The camp is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sunset Park.

The camp is for kids from 6 to 17. They will learn the importance of exercise and good nutrition. There will also be fitness and nutrition classes for parents. Special guests UNLV coach Cindy Fredrick and the UNLV volleyball team will emphasize a healthy lifestyle.

The event will also show kids that parks and public spaces can be a free way to stay healthy. Kids interested in going to the camp can register at the event on Saturday or by going to vao-eorg.eventbrite.com/