Join us for our Next
Neighborhood Leadership Forum
next Neighborhood Leadership Forum will be held December 6, 2011,
7:30-10:00am, at the Henderson Convention Center. The topic will be
"Connecting Your Neighborhood: Tools for Community Building.”
from Neighborhood Services and HPD will present information on City
resources that support the sometimes-difficult task of bringing neighbors
together. Four Henderson neighborhood leaders will also share their
experiences working to connect their communities.
The event will also include
our annual award
ceremony, which recognizes HOAs and NHAs that have made a difference in the
community. Previous winners include the non-HOA community, The Meridian,
for their neighborhood cleanup, Sun City MacDonald Ranch for the creation of
the Community on Patrol (C.O.P.) Program and Palm Hills HOA for their
community Easter egg hunt - just to name a few!
you know an an HOA or NHA that has gone above and beyond,
nominate them by November 17, 2011,to be recognized at the December
Neighborhood Leadership Forum.
more information, contact Heather Rosich at (702) 267-2026 or by
You may also visit our
The ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championship will be held SATURDAY,
November 5. Hundreds of athletes from across the globe will compete in the
race, which takes racers throughout the Henderson community from Lake Las
Vegas to Green Valley, crossing the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion.
To ensure the safety of the competitors and race spectators, a number of
streets and traffic lanes in Henderson will be closed between 4:30am – 6pm.
A complete list of closures and detour routes for the ITU Long Course
Triathlon World Championship are available at
Shakespeare in the Park
The city of Henderson will bring Shakespeare in the Park to a park in
your neighborhood! Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the complimentary
series will feature several productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
featuring the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company, throughout October.
Residents should expect an increase of traffic near River Mountain Park,
Lake Las Vegas, Discovery Park, Sonata Park and surrounding areas. Slight
delays may occur during the following dates, times and locations:
information on these and other upcoming events, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts &
Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171 or visit
Lisa's Landscape Corner
by Lisa Ortega,
City of Henderson Urban Forester
Southern Nevada, October is the best month to plant trees*. Our cool fall
weather is a welcome break and allows time for root establishment to take
place. If you're thinking about planting this year, consider these tips:
Find a tree that fits
your space - Make sure the space you have available will accommodate the
tree's mature size. That not only includes the space above ground, but the
same amount for the roots as well. Yes, roots need that much space! Without
it, you can expect the tree to do poorly, lift your hardscape, damage
landscape walls or even your home.
Think about the tree's attributes - Trees bloom at different times during
the year and different colors are available. For example, the Sophora
secundiflora, or Texas Mountain Laurel, is a small evergreen tree that grows
large pendulous purple blooms that smell like grape kool-aid! They come in a
dark green leaf or a gray-green leaf. Both are wonderful. Or, how about the
Pistachia chinensis? It’s a rather large deciduous shade tree that throws
down the best orange and red fall color display in the valley!
to www.lvsnag.org for a complete list of
trees, shrubs, cacti, vines and groundcover that all do well in our climate.
final note: Please remove the stake that comes on your tree, and replace it
with stakes located farther out of the planting pit to stabilize the tree if
it needs it. And remember, always plant a woody shrub or tree at the same
depth as it came in the container and water in well at the time of planting.
*The only exception is palms, which are not actually trees. Palms need to be
planted and cared for when the weather is hot, so let’s hope October is out!
Want to give back to the
community? Here are two great ways!
GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash on Make a Difference Day - Saturday,
Registration will begin
at 8:30 am at the north end of Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd. Henderson,
Volunteers will be
working on our Legacy Learning Loop -- constructing concrete signposts for
interpretive signs, rebuilding washed out of sections of trail, and removing
A FREE pizza lunch will
be served at 11:30 am!.
View the full brochure.
Nevada’s Big Give on November 17;
a one day online giving initiative to spur philanthropy for nonprofits
throughout Nevada. Whether you have $10 or $100 to give, Nevada’s Big Give
will make it simple to give back.
The goal: to raise $1
million for Nevada nonprofits that help improve the quality of life in our
Learn more about
Nevada’s Big Give and don't forget
to mark your calendars to visit them online on November 17!
time of year again! Join staff as we bring City Hall to the Galleria at
Sunset from 10:00am - 6:00pm on Saturday, November 19. Tables will be
located on the 2nd floor near the Food Court.
Stop by to learn about local government, meet City staff, get information on
programs and discuss current projects. There will be many interactive booths and
even a face painter to keep the kids entertained!
In conjunction with City Hall at the Mall,
the five 5th-grade winners of the
"If I Were the Mayor of Henderson..." Essay Contest will read their
Heather Rosich at (702) 267-2026 or
by email for more information.
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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations