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 Halloween Happenings

How To Be a Good Digital Parent

October 18, 6pm-7pm
Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy.

 Today our children have an incredible opportunity to learn, create and communicate through the use of technology. It is important that parents are confident in their understanding of digital devices, apps, games, and their ability to help guide their children at every age to ensure a positive experience online. To help parents, the City of Henderson is hosting How to Be a Good Digital Parent, a workshop includes presentations and tips from the city’s Department of Information Technology and Henderson Police Department. Topics include parental controls; social media content, contact and conduct; digital footprints; managing kids’ online gaming; and setting ground rules. All ages; free

Family Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Night

October 20, 5pm-9pm
Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Rd.

Wildhorse Golf Club goes dark for a night of glow-in-the-dark golf. Family-friendly activities include glow-in-the dark balls on the putting green, night lighted driving range, disc golf demonstrations, bounce house and games. There will be also be food specials and all golf equipment is provided. Cost is $5 per person and under age 5 is free. For more information, call the Sports Office at 702-267-5717.

Glow-in-the-Dark Movie - Goosebumps

October 20, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 154229-50. Ages 7-12; $15

Giant Garage Sale

October 21, 7am-Noon
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Selling unwanted clothes, toys, books, and other items is a great incentive to clean out your closets and earn extra money. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 154001-13. Booths are assigned randomly and only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome. Admission is free; $20 per booth.

Pumpkin Picassos

October 21, 10am-11:30am
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Paint your own pumpkin masterpiece. Painting is a safer and less messy alternative to carving pumpkins. We share interesting techniques and provide paints and craft supplies. Snacks are provided. Bring your own pumpkin and an old shirt for cover up. Register using activity code 154095-36. Ages 4-12; $5

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghosts & Goblins Nerf War

October 21, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name), and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 154229-51. Ages 7-17; $15

Zombie 5K Run

October 21, 6pm
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

The walking dead return to Henderson. You are encouraged to dress in your favorite Halloween garb or as a member of the undead. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Register at any recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com or Active.com. Packet pickup is at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Oct. 19 or at Cornerstone Park from 5:00-6:00 p.m. the day of the event. Day-of registration is cash only. Ages 5+

$35 through October 20
$40 day of run
Activity code: 154221-58

Picnic in the Park – Pony Rides & Apple Cider

October 26, 11am-12:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring a sack lunch and blanket to sit on and join us for a petting zoo, storyteller and pony rides. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 154233-50 Ages 2-6; $8

Trunk or Treat

October 26, 6pm-8:30pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson’s premier safe trick or treating event returns for an evening of festive fun. Put on your costume and follow the trick-or-treat trail in our parking lot where we pass out treats (or tricks) from the trunks of our festively decorated cars. Don’t forget to sign up for the costume contest. The event includes a variety of activities and entertainment. Each paid participant receives a wristband for admission. Parent/guardian may accompany children for free. Register early for this popular event using activity code 154027-00. Advance registration is $3; $5 at the event. Cash only accepted at the event.

Haunted at the Ranch

October 27 & 28, 6pm-9pm
Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
There’s something spooky happening at Whitney Ranch. Join us for a few hours of haunted happenings with carnival games, bounce houses, hay ride and trick-or-treat trail. The event is highlighted by our famous spine-tingling haunted house tour and a less scary version for younger children and scaredy cat adults. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. Bring a pillowcase or bag to hold your treats. This event is open to all ages. Admission is $7 per person, per event. Register online (activity code 436614) or at any indoor pool or recreation center. Limited space available at the door.

Ghost Hunting 101

October 27, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
This is a beginner’s how-to workshop and recreational paranormal investigation. Learn how to decipher false positives, basics of paranormal investigating, research basics, safety protocols, different spiritual hauntings, and the various types of equipment used. You’ll be ready to use equipment to record evidence of a possible haunting. Materials and light snacks are provided. You may bring your own dowsing rods and digital cameras. This is not a Halloween fun house. We are searching for authentic experiences. Register using activity code 194246-53. Ages 12+; $20

 

Black Mountain Craft Fair

October 28, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Fall is traditionally the most popular season for craft fairs like ours, featuring handmade items perfect for home decorating or gift giving. Reserve your booth early; each booth equals two parking spots and is assigned randomly. Booth registration is required at least one week in advance using activity code 154240-01. Only homemade crafts may be sold. Admission is free; $30 per booth.

Make a Difference Day

October 28, 9am-Noon
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.

Help install trees to provide shade and beautify our city. Learn how to care for plants, trees and shrubs. Arborists and gardening enthusiasts help with all of your gardening and planting questions. All ages; Free

Super Hero Dance Party

October 28, 10am-11am
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
This fantastic dance party is an hour packed with many styles of dance. Come in costume to dance Bollywood, hip hop, hula or whatever else you like. Register using activity code 154241-24. Ages 7+; $6

Super Hero Power Workout

October 30, 7:15pm-8pm
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
If you think you are a super hero then join us for this energetic Super Hero Power Workout. Don’t forget to wear your super hero costume or T-shirt. Register using activity code 154242-24. Ages 7+; $5

Spooky Birds

October 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.

Dress up in your Halloween costume to learn about spooky birds and trick or treat along our walking path. Watch out for things that go bump in the night! Each child receives a ghostly surprise gift. Register using activity code 664046-00. Ages 5-11; $4

Tots Trick or Treat Trail

October 31, 10:30am-Noon
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Dress your little ones in their Halloween costumes and let them trick or treat in our center. Admission is free, but a donation of two canned food items to benefit the Henderson Salvation Army would be appreciated. All ages; Free

Tots Monster Mash

October 31, 11am-2pm
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Bring your toddlers dressed in their Halloween finest for a safe trick-or-treating event featuring a trail of bounce houses and carnival games with prizes. Don’t forget to bring your camera. You won’t want to miss capturing the excitement. Register using activity code 154168-36. Ages 1-6; $3

Jump for Fun

November 3, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 154010-49. Ages 2-5; $3

Giant Garage Sale

November 4, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Selling unwanted clothes, toys, books, and other items is a great incentive to clean out your closets and earn extra money. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 154001-02. Booths are assigned randomly and only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome. Admission is free; $20 per booth.

Fall Hiking Series - Explore Anthem East Trailhead (3 miles)

November 4, 9am-11:30am
Anthem East Trailhead, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
This beginner-friendly walk starts at Anthem Trailhead covering approximately 3 miles on the Anthem East, McCullough Hills, and White Bursage trails. The park ranger will talk about key resources protected by Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area and share some tips for exploring the area. Leashed dogs are welcome. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring 2 liters or 64 ounces of water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a snack. Register using activity code 644071-61. Ages 7+; Free

Craft & Yard Sale

November 3, 9am-1pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Shop for a wide array of treasures, including crafts, art, jewelry, collectibles and other items of interest. Admission to shop is free, and all ages are welcome.

Fitness Before Feast Competition

November 1-30, during regular pool hours
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
This 30-day competition helps you get involved in aquatic fitness and maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are two divisions: one for swimmers and one for water-walkers. The two participants who swim the most laps or walk the most aquatic laps by the end of the competition are awarded one-month memberships, which provide access to all of our pools. Our front desk tracks your progress, so be sure to stop by and report your number of laps. Although there’s no charge to take part in the competition, daily admission applies for each visit. Ready to compete? Sign up at the front desk.

Kids Night Out – Red, White & Blue: Send a Thank You

November 17, 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 154092-02. Ages 5-12; $20

Glow-in-the-Dark Adult Nerf War

November 17, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark event. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name), and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided.  Register using activity code 154229-52. Ages 18+; $15

Color Me Kind 5K Run

November 18, 8am
Along Paseo Verde Parkway
Help spread kindness with a splash of color. You’ll be doused with a different color of paint at each kilometer. Everyone receives their own color packets, giving them a chance to sprinkle a little more kindness along the route. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Register at any recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/register or Active.com. Packet pickup is at Henderson Multigenerational Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Nov. 16 or in the center’s lower parking lot from 7:00-8:00 a.m. the day of the event. Day-of registration is cash only. Ages 5+

$25 through October 15  
$35 October 16-November 17
$40 day of run 
Activity code: 154180-58 

Tailgate Toss Throwdown Cornhole Tournament

November 18
Russell Road Recreation Complex, 5901 E. Russell Rd.
This double elimination tournament includes men’s, women’s and co-rec divisions. Three games are guaranteed. Register October 2-November 14 by calling the Sport Office at 702-267-5717. $40 per two-member team.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

November 18, 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
We recreate Charlie Brown’s annual Thanksgiving dinner comprised of pretzels, popcorn and jelly beans to enjoy while watching the movie. Guests also enjoy bounce houses and create a Thanksgiving craft to take home. Register by Nov. 16 using activity code 154094-36. Ages 5-10; $8

Cranberry Slam Pickleball Classic

November 24-25
Whitney Mesa Recreation Area, 1661 Galleria Dr.
Play begins at 8:30 a.m. each day. Players must be ages 13+ to register. Brackets are based on age and skill for competitive and enjoyable matches. Register  by Nov. 17 at any recreation center or online. $15 per player; includes a shirt. For more information, visit pickleballtournaments.com (future tournaments page). $8 per event, per player
Pre-requisite | 624217-00
Men’s Doubles | November 24 | 624198-00
Women’s Doubles | November 24 | 624198-01
Mixed Doubles | November 25 | 624198-02

Black Mountain Craft Fair

November 25, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Fall is traditionally the most popular season for craft fairs like ours, featuring handmade items perfect for home decorating or gift giving. Reserve your booth early; each booth equals two parking spots and is assigned randomly. Booth registration is required at least one week in advance using activity code 154240-02. Only homemade crafts may be sold. Admission is free; $30 per booth.

Jump for Fun

December 1, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 154010-50. Ages 2-5; $3

Giant Garage Sale

December 2, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Selling unwanted clothes, toys, books, and other items is a great incentive to clean out your closets and earn extra money. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 154001-00. Booths are assigned randomly and only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome. Admission is free; $20 per booth.

Amargosa Trail Maintenance

December 2, 8am-10am
Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Dr.
Enjoy the great outdoors by helping us maintain one of our local trails. Hat, water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and gloves are recommended. Youth (ages 5-12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Teens (ages 13-17) must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Registration and orientation are from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Ages 5+; Free

Pictures With Santa

December 2, 9am-10:30am
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Santa Claus is visiting Black Mountain Recreation Center to meet and pose for pictures with your children. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. Register using activity code 154060-00. All ages; $2

Real Skillz Weekend

December 2, 9am-3pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Join us for our first Real Skillz Weekend. Registration is open in two divisions: U16 and 16+ (guys and girls). This is a challenge-based competition consisting of 3-point shooting, free-throw shooting and a hot shot competition. Players may register for any individual event or all three events. Those taking part in all three events receive a Real Skillz T-shirt. No refunds will be issued after Nov. 29. Refunds may be requested prior to Nov. 30, minus a $5 service charge. To learn more, call 702-267-4040.

3-Point Shooting Competition

Ages 10-16 | $10 | 624215-53
Ages 16+ | $10 | 624215-54

Free-Throw Shooting Competition

Ages 10-16 | $10 | 624215-55
Ages 16+ | $10 | 624215-56

Hot Shot Competition

Ages 10-16 | $10 | 624215-57
Ages 16+ | $10 | 624215-63

All Three Events

Ages 10-16 | $25 | 624215-64
Ages 16+ | $25 | 624215-65

Too Legit to Hit Co-Rec Wallyball Invitational

December 2 & 3, 9am-3pm
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
This is a co-rec volleyball-type sporting event played on racquetball courts. Each team must have a minimum of two females and a maximum of six players to allow for substitutions. All matches are self-officiated and a monitor is assigned to each court to keep score. $80 per team.
Ages 8-12 | December 2 | 624216-12
Ages 13-16 | December 2 | 624216-13
Ages 17-20 | December 2 | 624216-14
Ages 21-35 | December 3 | 624216-15
Ages 36+ | December 3 624216-16

Family Fun Yoga Day

December 2, 9:30am-11:30am
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
This event is a great way for families to spend quality time together. Your experience is filled with yoga games, partner work, sound healing, yoga poses, breath work and mindfulness education. No experience necessary. All participants should bring a water bottle and children can bring their favorite stuffed animals. Yoga mats are available upon request. Exercise attire is required for everyone. Register using activity code 254406-01. Ages 3+; $11.50 per person

Puppy Pictures With Santa

December 2, 10:30am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Dogs love the holidays too. Santa Claus is visiting Henderson to meet and pose for pictures with your pup. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. Register using activity code 154072-00. All ages; $2

Holiday Lights Tour

December 8, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Take a tour of the city’s colorful holiday lights. Put on your stocking cap and mittens and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before the ride. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you are bringing a booster seat for your child, contact us in advance at 702-267-5850. Arrive by 5:15 p.m. as buses leave promptly at 5:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 1 using activity code 154004-36. Ages 4+; $5

Kids Night Out – Winter Carnival

December 8 , 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 154092-03. Ages 5-12; $20

Holiday Classics Festival

December 8, 6pm-8:30pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Ring in the holidays with these traditional holiday classics: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Drop in for one or all four shows. Films are shown in the order listed. Popcorn and other snacks are provided and the game room is available 30 minutes prior to show time. Register using activity code 154239-53. Ages 7+; $5

Lock-In: Get Your Play On!

December 8-9, 7pm-7am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Try to stay awake as we play throughout the night. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. Register using activity code 154238-48. Ages 9-13; $36

Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag

December 15, 5:30pm-9pm Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 154229-90. Ages 7-17; $15

Reindeer Dash 5K Run

 

December 16, 9am
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 N. Pecos Rd.
Make a dash to Pittman Wash Trail for a jolly good time. Wear your most cheerful costumes or ugly holiday sweaters. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Register at any recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/register or Active.com.  Packet pickup is at Silver Springs Recreation Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Dec.14 or at Pecos Legacy Park from 8:00-9:00 a.m. the day of the event. Day-of registration is cash only. Ages 5+

$25 through November 12
$35 November 13-December 15
$40 day of run
Activity code: 154248-58

Whitney Wonderland

December 16, 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Join Santa and his helpers for a holiday wonderland including continental breakfast with all of the trimmings. Participate in games and crafts with Santa’s elves at their workstations, listen to Santa’s elves as they read a story, and bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Register by Dec 14 using activity code 154192-36. Ages 3+; $8

Candy Cane Kids Holiday Celebration

December 16, Noon-3pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring your family to the center for some holiday cheer. Hosted by HopeLink, this community event features food, entertainment, games, crafts, and a visit from Santa for children of all ages. Call HopeLink at 702-566-0576 for more information. All ages, free

 

 

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