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Back-to-school fair Friday

Families are invited to a back-to-school fair Friday hosted by Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony.

The fair will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 North Durango Drive. Free school supplies will be given out to students, while supplies last.

There will also be a free showing of the movie “Monsters University.” 

Children's Arts Festival planned for Saturday

Families can enjoy free fun at Centennial Hills Park this weekend.

The Children’s Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the park. The event is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas.

There will be live music, entertainment and, of course, fun make-and-take art activities for children and adults. There will also be face painting, balloon artists and more. Admission to the festival is free.

Food vendors will be on hand, along with informational booths for family-oriented local organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Free family movie night planned for Friday

Free family movie night planned for Friday

A free family movie will be shown Friday night at Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steven D. Ross will host a showing of  the Disney movie "Planes." The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will be begin at dusk.

The Slidin' Thru food truck will be offering food to purchase. People are encouraged to bring blankets and low-folding chairs. 

Spring Celebration Planned for April at Floyd Lamb Park

Spring Celebration Planned for April at Floyd Lamb Park

The city of Las Vegas and Ward 6 Councilman Steve Ross will be hosting a spring celebration at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in April.

The celebration will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The festivities will include amusement rides, crafts, games, jump houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, music and a farmers market.

Admission to the park and all activities will be free. Vendors will be there selling all kinds of concession food.

The event will also be a chance for people interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent to get more information. There will also be a place to donate gently used clothing items to Peggy's Attic, which provides clothes to the children at Clark County Department of Family Services' Child Haven.

Holiday Camps Available for Kids

The city of Las Vegas will be offering winter camps for kids during the upcoming holiday break.

Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, is offering winter camps for kids 6 through 11 years old. The camps are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2014.

The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The cost is $75 per week for the first child and $70 for each additional child.  

Activities will include arts and crafts, games, sports, cooking, and movies. For more information or to register, call (702) 229-1607.

Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Avenue, will offer camps for kids ages 6 to 14 with a range of activities for all ages.

The camp will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, 2014. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Movie in the Park Planned for Centennial Hills Park

Movie in the Park Planned for Centennial Hills Park

The free family event Movie in the Park returns to Centennial Hills Park in two weeks.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross will host the event Friday, Sept. 20. The movie "Rise of the Guardians" will start at 7:30 p.m.

It will be the last movie scheduled for this year. People are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. There will be free popcorn and bottled water, while supplies last.

The Slidin' Thru food truck will be there with food available for purchase.

A movie in the park event was cancelled in July because of the Carpenter 1 fire on Mt. Charleston.