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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. Register today to build your healthy lifestyle! Parents can subscribe here to receive a monthly email, or text LV PARENTS to 468-311, about upcoming events and activities for their kids. Centers will be closed Feb. 17 for holiday observance.

2020 Corporate Challenge Registration

Sign Your Team Up By Feb. 10; early-bird discounts end Dec. 31; competition March 5-May 16.

Costs for participation range from $2,000 for companies of up to 300 employees to $2,700 for companies of 1,000 or more.

The city of Las Vegas invites local companies and organizations to sign up to compete in the 2020 Corporate Challenge by Feb. 10. For 35 years, the Corporate Challenge has been a healthy way for local companies and their employees to stay active in the community. As the largest amateur athletic competition in the State of Nevada, Corporate Challenge provides employees the opportunity for unity, teamwork and camaraderie in a fun competition that promotes company pride, corporate wellness and community socialization. Some of Southern Nevada’s most successful companies are annual participants. Well-structured events are an excellent way to encourage initiative, reward the commitment of key staff, improve morale, inspire cooperation and team spirit, and supercharge future performance. Corporate Challenge is operated by the city of Las Vegas. For entry packet, game schedule, handbook, sponsorship opportunities, calendar and more details, go to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/corporatechallenge.

 

Fifth Annual Generation-2-Generation Old-School Ball Game

Saturday, Feb. 1, noon.

Free and open to the public.

Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Cheer on the youth of the East Palo Alto Pitching League as they take on a group of adults in a fun-filled softball game. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served while supplies last. For more information, call 702-229-1642 or 702-229-1254.

 

Good-Time Catfish Fry (all ages)

Thursday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.

Cost: $10 lunch. Advance registration required, space is limited.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

Gather together, socialize and enjoy food that nourishes the soul. Call 702-229-6125 for registration and information.

 

Black History Month Dive-In Movie Night! (all ages)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost: $4 per person.

Municipal Swimming Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6309.

Take a dip in the indoor pool, lounge on a raft or relax on a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. The featured film will be “Pride.” This movie highlights the story of Jim Ellis, a group of teens and their struggles in and out of the swimming pool at the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost.

 

Pop-Up Fun in Selected Parks (all ages)

2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays and Saturdays

Free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. Enjoy free activities at six local parks, including playing cornhole, volleyball, checkers, sensory play, crafts and more!  Call 702-229-1843 for more information. Look for the Pop-Up Fun Van! The schedule is subject to change. The program will not be available during inclement weather (i.e., extreme heat or cold, high winds and rain.) For more information, call 702-229-PLAY (7529).

  • Stewart Place Park, 4700 Chantilly Ave. – 12 to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – Feb. 8.
  • Angel Park, 241 S. Durango Drive – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month – Feb. 14.
  • Durango Hills Park, 3521 N. Durango Drive – 12 to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – Feb. 15.
  • Children’s Memorial Park, 6601 W. Gowan Road, Area A – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month – Feb. 21.
  • Bob Baskin Park, 2801 Oakey Blvd. – 12 to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month – Feb. 22.
  • Clarence Ray Memorial Park, 951 N. Tonopah Drive – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month – Feb. 28.

Ward 4 Coffee with a Cop

Monday, Feb. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Open to the public.

The Cracked Egg, 5570 Painted Mirage Road.

Join Ward 4 Councilman Stavros S. Anthony and members of local law enforcement for coffee and conversation. For more information, call 702-229-2524.

 

41st Annual Mid-Day Inspirational Showcase & Luncheon (all ages)

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. showcase; luncheon to follow.

Showcase is free; $10 luncheon. Call 702-229-6125 to purchase luncheon tickets.

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

Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., for luncheon.

This showcase features singing, dancing, poetry and guest speakers, followed by a soul food lunch. Advance purchase required for luncheon; tickets will be on sale through Feb. 5, or until sold out.

 

Black History Mixed-Media & Essay Contest

Thursday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. deadline for all entries.

Free and open to the public.

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

Grab your pen, your computer, paint brush or any other media and submit your entry into the 2020 Black History Month essay/media contest. Be creative, write an essay, create a storyboard, diorama, painting or PowerPoint to share your view. Pick a person from black history who has inspired you the most and highlight him/her. Story boards can be 30” by 40” (standard foam board size). Submit your Black History Month contest entry on or before Thursday, Feb.13, by 5 p.m.  Please note: if you choose to create a PowerPoint, submit on a flash drive. First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded. For more details and entry forms, contact the East Las Vegas Community Center at 702-229-1515.

 

The Westside School Alumni Present “The 2nd Annual Sharing the History of Black Firefighters in Southern Nevada" 

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., 702-229-6125.

A multi-jurisdictional celebration of the contributions black firefighters have made to the Las Vegas valley. Enjoy a 30-minute educational forum, unveiling of a historic photo exhibit and an unguided tour of the photo gallery. Refreshments will be served during the forum. Please contact Cassandra Lewis at 702-229-4088 for additional information.

 

Spring Youth Flag Football Recreation League Registration (ages 5-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas fields. Most games will be played on Saturdays. However, if necessary, games may be scheduled for weekday evenings. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

Spring Youth Flag Football NFL Competitive League Registration (ages 9-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play Saturdays March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $125 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams in two separate divisions (ages 9-10, 11-12) receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas fields. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

Spring Youth Soccer League (ages 3-10)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at All-American Park or Bill Briare Park on Saturdays. However, if necessary, additional city facilities may be utilized. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.  

 

Spring Youth Floor Hockey League (ages 7-12)

Registration is open Feb. 17-March 9 for league play March 28-May 21, 2020.

Cost: $85 per youth, includes jersey.

Teams receive two weeks of practice prior to season and one practice per week during the season (based upon availability). Teams are guaranteed seven games during the season. There will be no playoffs. Volunteer coaches needed! Coaches will receive NAYS training prior to coaching. All scheduled games will be played at various city of Las Vegas community centers. Most games will be scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 702-229-1642, email municipalsportsunit@lasvegasnevada.gov, or register at activities.lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

Black History Mixed-Media & Essay Contest Reception

Friday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person; free for registered essay contest participants. Advance registration required.

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

This reception will celebrate all participants and announce the winners of the Black History Mixed Media & Essay Contest. Please register in advance at the East Las Vegas Community Center if you plan to attend the reception. For more information, please call 702-229-1515.

 

Night of Expressions Youth Talent Showcase

Friday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

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

Join us as the city of Las Vegas hosts Night of Expressions, a youth talent showcase. This experience unveils the talents of young community performers in recognition and celebration of Black History Month. Participants will showcase their talents via singing, dancing, acting, music and spoken word. If you are ages 8 to 22 and have a talent you would like to share, please contact Willie Henderson at 702-229-6309 by Jan. 31.