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Youth basketball league starts Friday

Youth basketball league starts Friday

The Walnut Recreation Center’s youth basketball league starts Friday with a mandatory skills test.

The non-competitive basketball league is for kids ages 6 to 8. The skills test is 7 p.m.

Practices will be at 6 p.m. Mondays or Wednesday, the player can choose which day they want to attend.

League play will be from Friday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Nov. 7. All practices and league play will be held at the recreation center, 3075 North Walnut Road.

The league will be working with kids to encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, safety, fair play and fun. Registration is open and is $40.

To get more information, call the center at (702) 455-8402. 

County offering swim lessons in time for summer

County offering swim lessons in time for summer

Clark County's parks and recreation is opening registration for swim lessons and other aquatics programs May 15.

The lessons are available at 10 of the 14 county aquatic facilities. Lessons are offered twice per week in four-week sessions through out the summer. The cost is $35 per session.

Mail-in registration starts May 15, Online registration starts May 17 and walk-in registration starts May 19.

Last year, more than 18,800 people enrolled in the county's aquatic programs.

Besides swim lessons, the county offers the Lifeguard Education Awareness Program or LEAP. The program offers swimming instruction, lifeguard training, CPR certification and information about water-related careers.

The program is available at only four recreation centers, space is limited and there are age restrictions. For more information, call (702) 455-8505.

Community Centers Offering Volleyball Leagues

Community Centers Offering Volleyball Leagues

New volleyball leagues are forming at several community and sports centers run by the city of Las Vegas.

The Dula Gymnasium at 441 East Bonanza Road will host an adult league for men and women 18 years and old. The games will start Sept. 25. League play will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights. Team registration is $100. For more information, call (702) 229-6307.

Mirabelli Community Center at 6200 Hargrove Avenue is offering a coed adult volleyball league from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights, starting Sept. 25. Team registration is $150 per team, with a $10 referee fee per game. For more information, call (702) 229-6359.

Stupak Community Center at 251 West Boston Avenue is registering teams for a men's four on four league that will play from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration is $100 and is open to ages 16 years and older. There will be no referee fees.

Walkable Community Plan Needs Your Input

Walkable Community Plan Needs Your Input

With an eye toward making the region more walkable, Las Vegas officials want community input on what to include in their initial plan.

The plan area is centered in the southeast part of the city near the intersection of Eastern and Sunrise avenues, with boundaries extending in about a half-mile radius.

Residents and anyone who frequents the area are invited to view the plan and provide feedback online at www.YourVoiceVegas.com.

The plan provides a framework for establishing a safe and accessible network of community assets within a roughly 10-minute walk from the center of the plan area. The plan will not change the zoning or property land-use designations, but will focus on physical improvements, such as crosswalk enhancements, upgrading sidewalks and adding shade trees.

In addition to gathering information via YourVoiceVegas.com, the city also will be hosting four neighborhood meetings to gather community input, scheduled as follows:

Pool Party at Freedom Park Set for Saturday

Pool Party at Freedom Park Set for Saturday

The annual summer pool party is back at the Freedom Park pool.

Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin will host the party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and includes popsicles, slushy cups, bottled water, raffles and games.

"The Freedom Park pool is very popular in the summer," Councilman Coffin said. "But it's even more fun for the youth when it's free, with games, refreshments and prizes."

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

Two Las Vegas pools will join others in southern Nevada in an international attempt to break a world record.

Desert Breeze and Hollywood pools are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis from people who want to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted. Tuesday, June 18.

Desert Breeze is located at 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center is located at 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., south of East Charleston Boulevard.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported seven fatal drownings involving children in 2012. City of Henderson pools also are taking part in the event.

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools


Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Important dates to remember: