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Winchester Cultural Center Hosting Skateboarding Competition


Skateboarders are wanted this weekend for Clark County's annual Good Games.

The skateboarding competition is set for Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 South McLeod Drive. Registration is open at 9 a.m. The games start at 10 a.m.

There are four different categories for the skateboarding competition, including intermediate, advanced, open/sponsored am and masters, which is 30 years old and up. It is $5 to enter.

Helmets are required. Skaters under 18 years old must have a parent's or guardian's signature.

The event includes live music, art show and education booths. For more information, call (702) 455-7340. 

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park

Grand Opening Saturday for Nature Center at Wetlands Park


A grand opening and dedication Saturday will mark the opening of the new Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center.

The park is located at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about a mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. The dedication ceremony will be held on the raised observation deck near the new exhibit gallery.

The deck features views of the 210-acre Nature Preserve, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is home to more than 200 species of birds and more than 70 species of mammals and reptiles.

Clark County Wetlands Park was created in 2001 during the building boom to preserve natural wetlands and habitat area, improve water quality and control erosion along the Las Vegas Wash. Reclaimed water from the Las Vegas urban area flows through Wetlands Park and allows a permanent plant community to live.

Free Golf for Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Free Golf for Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend


All active and retired military members can receive a free round of golf on Memorial Day weekend at Walters Golf facilities.

On Sunday, May 26, all with military-issued ID are invited to enjoy a free 18 holes of golf at Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club, or Desert Pines Golf Club.

Space is available on a first-come, first-to-reserve basis and is based on available space. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 450-8159. For more details, go to http://www.WaltersGolf.com/MemorialDay.

RTC Bike Event Registration Opens

RTC Bike Event Registration Opens


Registration recently opened for one of the most anticipated cycling events of the year, set for September 2013.

The sixth annual RTC Viva Bike Vegas, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event will offer routes for all skill levels, including a 103-mile Gran Fondo, a 60-mile Metric Century, and a 17-mile ride. All routes will begin on the Strip, and the longer routes will ring the valley, taking riders into the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

“We envision making Viva Bike Vegas the ultimate one-day cycling experience on the West Coast,” said Fausto Pinarello, president of Pinarello cycling, the bicycle manufacturer and official sponsor of Viva Bike Vegas.

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.

County Offers Free Admission to Outdoor Pools and Water Parks

County Offers Free Admission to Outdoor Pools and Water Parks


People around Clark County will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July with a free trip to the county’s outdoor pools and water parks.

The offer is good at all 12 of the pools and water parks. People using the pools must come in proper swimming attire. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The pools are open from noon to 4 p.m.

  • Cambridge Water Park, 3930 Cambridge St.
  • Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road
  • Hollywood Water Park, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.
  • Paradise Water Park, 4775 McLeod Drive
  • Parkdale Water Park, 3200 Ferndale St.
  • Sunrise Pool, 2240 Linn Lane
  • Walnut Water Park, 3075 Walnut Road
  • Whitney Pool, 5700 E. Missouri St.

The county is also offering free admission to all 12 of its skate parks. The Hollywood Recreation Park skate park requires parents or guardians to sign a waiver for entrance. Skaters can rent helmets at the park.

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

This weekend will mark the opening of Clark County pools and water parks for the summer season.

County Commissioner Susan Brager will officially open the pools to everyone at noon Saturday. That ceremony will take place at Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road.

The Desert Breeze Water Park is just one of six pools in southern Nevada that will be opening this weekend. All the pools listed below will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.