May 2011

Get a jump start on your spring cleaning at Henderson Shines!

Come down to the Henderson Pavilion on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am-2:00pm for Henderson Shines - a community cleanup and education day. At the event, you can...


      Donate gently used clothing and household items!

         Have old documents shredded at no charge!

            Learn how to be kind to our environment!

               Let the kids take part in fun activities!

                  Dispose of unwanted paint and oil!

                     Find out how to save money!

Visit our website for more information on Henderson Shines or contact Emily Lewis at (702) 267-2008 or





Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of concerts and events this May. Please expect a higher volume of traffic around the venue and surrounding areas including Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and times:

  • May 13-14, 7pm-11pm - The Wizard of Oz

  • May 15, 3pm-7pm - The Wizard of Oz

  • May 20, 7pm-11pm - Henderson Symphony Orchestra

  • May 21, 8am-6pm - Henderson Shines

  • May 21, 7pm-11pm - The Wizard of Oz

  • May 22, 3pm-7pm - The Wizard of Oz

  • May 31, 6pm-10pm - Whitney Ranch Dance Recital

Itís A Gas! The Bright Side of Science Exhibit

The Henderson Space & Science Center, in partnership with Exhibit IQ, is proud to present Itís a Gas! The Bright Side of Science, now through May 31, inside the Galleria at Sunset.

Learn about neon, argon, hydrogen and all the other gases in the periodic table with interactive displays, multimedia presentations and technology exhibits.

Exhibit hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am Ė 8pm, and Sunday & holidays from 12pm Ė 5pm. CLOSED Easter. Tickets start at $4 and can be purchased at the door.

To learn more about Itís a Gas!, please visit or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at 267.2171.



 For a full listing of all upcoming events, visit






Crime Prevention Tip of the Month


Pedestrian Gate Safety


by Officer David Kohlmeier


We have explained the importance of frequently changing the codes on your vehicle gates, but what about pedestrian gates? These entrances use either traditional keys or punch keypads to allow entry into a community. Some haven't been changed in years, which means that those who have moved out of your neighborhood often still have access.

Officer Kohlmeier reminds you that traditional keys should be changed every six months. Keypad codes can be changed more often - every 3 months. Clearly, it is easier and cheaper to change a keypad code than a standard key; this is why so many communities have opted to make the switch.

"Implementing these changes will help keep unwanted people out of your neighborhood", says Officer Kohlmeier. "I believe gated communities will have fewer quality of life problems if they consistently work to keep their pedestrian gates securedĒ.


Ombudsman's Class to be Held in Henderson


When: May 18, 2011, 4:30pm-7:30pm.


Where: Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Pkwy.


What: A free class that will review chapters 10 and 11 of the Common Interest Community (CIC) Manual. This simple tutorial will focus on how to understand association finances, including how to
read statements, understand the budget process and appreciate the importance of






Reader Question of the Month




 Q: My neighbor is building a shed in his backyard.  Does he need a permit? How can I find out if one was issued?


A: A permit is required when building a structure such as a carport, patio cover, pool or a shed over 120 square feet. To find out if a permit has been issued, contact our Building and Fire Safety Division at (702) 267-3620.




Thank you to everyone who attended the April 26th Neighborhood Leadership Forum!


We had many positive comments about our two speakers, Santana Garcia and Sarah Barry, who provided information on the 2011 legislative session.


Look for a recap of the event in the next "Your Neighborhood Matters" newsletter.



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Neighborhood Services

Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

(702) 267-2000




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