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Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes at Mt. Charleston are being offered through the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMRNA) Education Department until the end of March.

A naturalist will outfit hikers with snowshoes and lead them on a one-hour hike of about a mile on a trail rated easy to moderate. Hikers experience the snow while discovering how the plants and animals survive the cold. Recent participants viewed animal tracks in the snow on the mountain.

"It's pretty active out there," said Jennifer Falkof with SMRNA. "If the naturalist sees something she can show you, she certainly will."

Snowshoes are one size fits all and it is recommended hikers be at least 6 years old.  For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on hikes.

Participants should wear clothing that protects their heads, hands and feet from snow, cold, and wind. These interpretive walks are provided for individuals, families and groups every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.