Discover The Fun!

 

All activities are subject to change. For links to facilities, programs, classes and activities in the current Beyond the Neon guide, go online to www.lasvegasparksandrec.com or for more information call 702-229-PLAY. Most activities require advance registration. City of Las Vegas facilities are closed Jan. 1 and Jan. 15 for holiday observance. Register today to build your healthy lifestyle!

 

 

Drama/Music Group (ages 16 and older with developmental disabilities)

 

Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $30/month.

 

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-5177.

 

Call 702-229-5177 for more information or email jwinder@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

 

 

Heading On (ages 16+ with traumatic brain injury)

 

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Cost: $10 per class.

 

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-5177.

 

Community reintegration program for ages 16 and older with traumatic brain injury.

 

Call 702-229-5177 for more information or email jwinder@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

 

 

City of Las Vegas 33nd Annual Corporate Challenge

 

Deadline to sign up is Feb. 9, 2018.

 

Opening ceremonies and Parade of Banners March 2. Games begin first week of March and continue through May 12.

 

Cost: A Division $2,400; B Division $2,200; C Division $1,800 until Dec. 31, 2017. Beginning Jan. 1, A Division $2,700; B Division $2,300; C Division $2,000.

 

Join in the excitement of the 33rd annual city of Las Vegas Corporate Challenge...where corporate teams and individual company employees compete in 40 exciting and diverse activities. Individual gold, silver, and bronze medals lead to the coveted corporate trophies. Events include basketball, bocce, golf, poker, tennis, softball, chess, volleyball and many more. Companies are divided into one of three categories, depending on the number of employees, to equal out the playing field and make competition more appealing and fair. Download entry packet. For more information on registering your company or organization to participate, contact Andrea Anzalone at 702-229-6706 or email corporatechallenge@lasvegasnevada.gov.


Adult Winter Softball Leagues (Divisions Coed REC, Coed D, Coed D+, Men’s D, 18+)

 

Register Jan. 2-9 for leagues that begin the week of Jan. 16; games 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Leagues available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

 

Cost: $475 per team, plus regular season umpire fees of $168.

 

Veterans Memorial Fields, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive and Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

 

Play a seven-week regular season, one doubleheader each week, plus the end-of-season, single-elimination tournament. Call 702-229-4616 for information and registration.

 

Registration online at http://recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

 

 

Mirabelli Winter Break Camp (ages 6-11)

 

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Jan. 1.

 

Cost: $125 per child per week.

 

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

 

Youth will spend their break having fun participating in sports, arts and crafts, physical fitness and games under the supervision of trained staff. Advance registration required; register online here using code 212003-08 or call the center to register.

 

 

 

East Las Vegas Winter Break Camp (ages 5-11)

 

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Jan. 1.

 

Cost to participate: $ 60 per child per week. Advance registration required.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

 

Youth will enjoy a safe, fun environment during winter holiday with age-appropriate special activities that match the camp theme daily. Call the center at 702-229-1515 for more details.

 

 

 

Safekey Holidaze Camp (ages 5-11, grades K-5)

 

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 2018, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. No camp Jan. 1.

 

Cost: $100 per child per week.

 

Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Parkway.

 

Fill your day with educational activities and winter wackiness. Participants must bring their own lunch and morning/afternoon snacks. Advance registration required; no refunds, transfers or credits. Registration open until full. Call the Safekey office at 702-229-3399 for more information.

 

 

 

Mondays with Michele

 

Monday, Jan. 8, noon to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Ward 6 Satellite Office in the Centennial Hills Community Center/YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

 

Meet with Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore to discuss issues of interest to you, Ward 6 and the city of Las Vegas. No appointment needed. Call 702-229-5463 for more information.

 

 

 

Peace Week: Our Big Dreams Book Workshop (ages 6-10)

 

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m.

 

Free for The Zone after-school program participants ages 6-10.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is famous for his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. We hope to inspire the next generation by talking to them about their dreams and guiding them to help build a better community through the realization of those dreams. Using the ‘Our Big Dreams’ book, they will share their goals and aspirations for the future.


Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman

 

Thursday, Jan. 11, 9 to 10 a.m.

 

Starbucks, 1925 N. Martin L. King Blvd.

 

Join Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow and staff for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call 702-229-5443.

 

 

 

2018 Peace Week Celebration

 

Sunday, Jan. 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

Enjoy this Peace Week community celebration in honor and tribute to the life, legacy, and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Trinity Conservatory of Arts, For more information, call 702-507-3989 Cassandra Lewis at 702-229-6125.

 

 

 

Camp Malibu Registration (ages 10-21 with developmental disabilities)

 

Registration opens Jan. 2 for March 26-30 camp.

 

Cost: $400 per person.

 

This five-day residential camp for youth with developmental disabilities provides an array of recreational activities in Calabasas, California. Activities include sports, arts, crafts, hiking, and daily trips to Zuma Beach. Call Andrea at 702-229-2174 for more information and to be placed on the mailing list.

 

 

 

Ward 4 Coffee with a Cop

 

Monday, Jan. 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

 

The Cracked Egg, 7660 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 125.

 

Join Councilman Stavros s. Anthony and local law enforcement to discuss items of interest to you and your community. Call 702-229-2524 for more information.

 

 

 

4-H STEM Workshops (ages 9-15)

 

Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 9, (Robotics); Jan. 16 (Robotics); and Jan. 23 (GPS)

 

Free and open to youth ages 9-15.

 

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

 

Youth will build and program robots in fun and educational activities. Advance registration required; limited to the first 20 registrants.

 

 

 

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Statewide Conference on Increasing Minority Youth Success Through Community Resources and School-Based Support

 

Friday, Jan. 12; Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; event 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Clark County Juvenile Justice Services Gymnasium, 651 N. Pecos Road.

 

Youth of color have the highest rate of suspensions, expulsions, high school dropout rates and arrests. This phenomenon is often referred to as the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Elected officials, administrators, law enforcement, educators, social services providers, clinicians, advocates and other stakeholders are invited to participate in an action-focused conference to dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Nevada and increase the success of minority students. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, State of Nevada and Clark County. Register at https://juvenilejusticeconference.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 702-229-6052.


Dr. Martin Luther King Community Youth Basketball Tournament

 

Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 10-12, 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to qualifying participants.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

 

This single-elimination youth basketball tournament for the historic Westside schools will be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Participants will qualify through their respective schools or youth programs. Contact Willie Dunn at 702-229-1734 or Savonta Manor at 702-229-6359 for details.

 

 

 

Stay Prepared For School Resource & Health Fair

 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Open to students and families from schools listed below; tickets are required to attend.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

 

The city of Las Vegas will host the Las Vegas Stay Prepared for School Resource & Health Fair during Peace Week. As part of the pledge to ensure students are provided the tools necessary to succeed inside and outside of the school, the city of Las Vegas continues to partner with nonprofit agencies to bring resources to the community. The city of Las Vegas is proud to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams to E.D.U.C.A.T.E. (Enlighten, Deliver, Unite, Cultivate, promote Achievement, Train, and Empower) our youth. Students and families from the Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Schools (Kermit R. Booker, Matt Kelly, H.P. Fitzgerald, Wendell P. Williams and West Prep) are invited to come out for a day of food, fun, and resources for the entire family. For more information, call 702-229-6374.

 

 

 

Peace Week Conflict Resolution Workshops & Dance for Teens (ages 13-18)

 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. workshops; 4:30 to 6 p.m. dance.

 

Free and open to Batteries Included active registered members.

 

Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus, 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

 

These conflict-resolution workshops will increase the competency of urban youth with a holistic approach that will enhance social etiquette, increase scholastic attitudes and achievement, and hone employment skills creating qualified, determined, self-motivated citizens. Participants that complete the workshops will be eligible to attend a dance immediately following the event. This event is cosponsored by the city of Las Vegas and the Clark County Gang Intervention Team. For more information on the event, call LaKeisha at 702-229-1515. For information on the Batteries Included program, visit https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/batteriesincluded.

 

 

 

Doolittle Winter Youth Basketball Leagues (grades 2-8)

 

League play begins Jan. 16; games will be played Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

 

Cost: $250 per team; no individual registration. Referee fees $20-$25 per game.

 

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

 

A very competitive league for elementary- and middle-school students. Winners of each division will receive a trophy at the end of the league. Registration open until full. Open to youth in grades 2-8. Coaches meeting will take place Dec. 13 at Doolittle Community Center. Call 702-229-6374 for details.


Black History Month Essay & Art Contest (ages 7-18)

 

Submit essays and art by 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the center.

 

Free and open to Clark County, Nevada, students in grades 2-12.

 

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., 702-229-1515.

 

First-, second- and third-place winners from each division will recite their essays at a soul food banquet event in their honor. Topic:  How could we eliminate racism in the world?”

 

2nd-3rd Grade – Creative Art Expressions

 

4th-5th Grade – minimum 150 words

 

6th-8th Grade – minimum 250 words

 

High School – minimum 400 words

 

Call 702-229-1515 for entry form and more information.

 

 

 

Veterans Memorial Winter Open House and Showcase (all ages)

 

Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

 

Bring the family and your favorite dessert to enjoy a brief showcase of classes, dessert potluck, and lots of fun. Get to know the center staff and learn all that is offered there. For more information call 702-229-1100.

 

 

 

National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Divisions II-III (ages 18+)

 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Free admission and parking; open to the public.

 

UNLV Paul McDermott North and South Gym Buildings, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

 

Contact Jonathan Foster at 702-306-7613 for details.

 

 

 

Ward 4/YMCA Healthy Family Fair (all ages)

 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

 

Join Councilman Anthony and the YMCA staff for a morning of fun activities geared towards family engagement and healthy living. We’ll have games, prizes, raffles, partner vendors and so much more!  Call 702-240-9622 for more information.

 

 

 

Mondays with Michele

 

Monday, Jan. 22, noon to 6 p.m.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Ward 6 Satellite Office in the Centennial Hills Community Center/YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

 

Meet with Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore to discuss issues of interest to you, Ward 6 and the city of Las Vegas. No appointment needed. Call 702-229-5463 for more information.