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School Supply Drop

June 2-August 2
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Help local underprivileged children with the tools to achieve a successful education this school year. Drop off new school supplies (backpacks, pencils, folders, etc.) for distribution at our second annual Back-2-School Block Party.

Blood Donation

Saturday, July 20 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

All-American Home Run Derby - CANCELLED

Saturday, July 20 | 7:30pm
Silver Springs Park, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
This mid-summer event features a variety of activities such as bounce houses, corn hole and throwing competitions for accuracy. The home run derby will use tees or pitching machines. Rules will be posted before hitting begins. Bats are provided; prizes will be awarded. Register using activity code 153321-00. Ages 5-12; $15

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Saturday, July 20 | Noon-6pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. The regatta is open to participation from families, businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. Awards will be given for the following:
“The Allure of the Seas”: Best Looking
“The Staten Island Ferry”: Carrying the most people
“The World Is Not Enough”: World’s Fastest Yacht
“The Titanic”: Best Sinking Ship
“The Queen Elizabeth”: Best All-Around

Races begin at 4:30 p.m. Open swim is from noon-4:30 p.m. during boat check-in. Register using activity code 336536-00. Ages 8+; $5 per boat; daily admission for spectators and all others

Movie in the Park: Top Gun

Saturday, July 20 | 8:30pmSilver Springs Park, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.Bring your blanket and lawn chair for a fun-filled night with family and friends featuring a movie shown on our giant screen. All ages; Free

 

Free Mobile Healthcare Clinic and Low-Cost Immunizations

On July 23, Touro University will be providing a free mobile healthcare clinic at Morrell Park, on Tuesday, July 23 from 8 am-noon. Southern Nevada Health District will also be providing low-cost immunizations inside Valley View Recreation Center, located at 500 Harris St. from 9 am to noon. Services provided include blood pressure and glucose check, pregnancy test to tetanus shots, measles, mumps and rubella. The complete list of services offered in English and Spanish. Bring your I.D. All ages are welcome. 

Tournament Tuesdays - Indoor Whiffle Ball

Tuesday, July 23 | 3pm-5pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring friends or make new ones at Tournament Tuesdays. Each week features a different activity. 
Ages 7-15; Free

Friday Fun Day Glow-in-the- Dark Bounce House Spectacular

Friday, July 26 | 2pm-4pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Join the fun on Fridays this summer! Register using activity code 153316-01. Ages 7-14; $5

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

Friday, July 26 | 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable sneakers 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). Protective eyewear is recommended. Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 153229-49. Ages 7-14; $15

City of Henderson Recreational Swim Meet

Saturday, July 27 | 7pm-9pm
Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Beat the heat this summer by taking part in our friendly and exciting swim meet. Youth swimmers are invited to compete with participants from the FIN Swim program. You should have experience swimming the four main competitive swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Reserve your spot by signing up as soon as possible. Please call 702-267-5875 for more information and to enroll in up to three heats. Ages 5-17
$4.50 (1 event) 336442-03
$9 (2 events) 336442-04
$13.50 (3 events) 336442-05

Tournament Tuesdays - 3 v 3 Basketball 

Tuesday, July 30 | 3pm-5pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring friends or make new ones at Tournament Tuesdays. Each week features a different activity. 
Ages 7-15; Free

 

End-of-Summer Splish-Splash Bash - CANCELLED

Friday, August 2 | 153320-48
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Cool down from the summer heat while enjoying snacks, water games and inflatable water slides in the park. Bring a friend or make new ones for this summer wrap-up. Bring a water bottle, swimsuit, and towel marked with your name. Register using activity code 153320-48. Ages 7-15; $10

Back-2-School Block Party

Saturday, August 3 | 10am-Noon
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
VVRC is partnering with the City of Henderson Police Department to host this indoor back-to-school celebration that features resource information and back-to-school items for children in grades pre-K through high school from low-income families. Ages 3-17; Free

Cosmic Swim

Friday, August 2 | 7:30pm-9:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
It’s a virtual galaxy of light and sound. Your interstellar aquatic experience includes music, diving for glow gear and crazy cosmic swimming races. See how the water changes to a kaleidoscope of cool colors. Register using activity code 336517-02. All ages; $5

Mighty Medley

Saturday, August 3 | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
Master the new inflatable obstacle course on the first Saturday of each month. There will also be an assortment of games and relays. Participants must pass a swim test to use the obstacle course. Register using activity code 336613-03. Ages 8-14; $5

Laser “Tag”tics

Saturday, August 3 | Noon-2:30pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Do you have what it takes to be the last one standing? Test your speed, aim and agility with a game of adrenaline-pumping laser tag. Use state-of-the-art laser guns to try and best your opponents and come out the champion. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Register using activity code 153310-01. Ages 7-12; $15

Tournament Tuesdays - Indoor Soccer

Tuesday, August 6 | 3pm-5pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring friends or make new ones at Tournament Tuesdays. Each week features a different activity. 
Ages 7-15; Free

Friday Fun Day Laser Tag

Friday, August 9 | 2pm-4pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Join the fun on Fridays this summer! Register using activity code 153316-50. Ages 7-14; $5

Neon Nights

Friday, August 9 | 5pm-10pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Don your neon apparel for a glow-in-the-dark party. Kids will enjoy a craft, dinner and bounce houses while parents enjoy a night out. Register using activity code 153299-49. Ages 5-12; $17.50

Unicorn Play Date

Saturday, August 10
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Bring your friends or meet new ones as you craft unicorn slime, create a unicorn horn masterpiece and play fun unicorn games. Take home all the crafts you created, along with a unicorn necklace in a unicorn drawstring backpack. Have your camera ready as the room will be decorated in all things unicorn!
Ages 3-5          9:45am-10:45am        $25      153308-00
Ages 6-12        11:30am-12:30pm      $25      153308-01
Ages 6-12        1:15pm-2:15pm          $25      153308-02

Blood Donation

Saturday, August 10 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

Poolapalooza: Back-to-School Bash

Saturday, August 10 | 11am-6pm
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Bring on the school year with the Back-to-School Bash. Enjoy music, games and fun for the whole family. Get free admission (Aug. 10 only) with a donation of new school supplies for high school-aged students. All supplies will be donated to Project 150, a local nonprofit organization that assists homeless teens in our community. All ages; daily admission; free admission with donation

Paint & Pizza: Nature

Saturday, August 10 | 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
A blank canvas awaits your child on this fun-filled night. They can let their imaginations run wild and paint what they like or follow the night’s theme using a variety of painting utensils including brushes, glitter and sponges. Dinner and supplies are included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 153298-01. Ages 7-12; $20

Movie in the Park: Lion King

Saturday, August 17 | 8:30pm O’Callaghan Park, 601 Skyline Rd.Bring your blanket and lawn chair for a fun-filled night with family and friends featuring Lion King shown on our giant screen. All ages; Free

Downtown Volleyball Challenge

August 23-24
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Bump, set and spike your way to the championship in the fourth annual Downtown Volleyball Challenge. This high-energy 6 v. 6 volleyball tournaments is played on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. Registration is per team and must be made at the Sports office. Teams are scheduled a minimum of three games. Co-rec teams must feature at least two females on the court at all times. Spots are limited. Games are played at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center.
Registration: July 29-Aug. 16
Team entry: $120
Co-rec: Aug. 23-24

Labor Day BMX Challenge

Monday, September 2 | 10am-Noon
AG BMX dirt track, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Bring your bike and helmet for this recreational bike challenge at our BMX dirt park. After a short intro class, compete in the pump track trial, bunny hop, jumping, and ladder bridge contests. Balance bike riders will have time trial and coasting contests. Preregistration is required using activity code 154329-58. All ages; $10

Cosmic Pickleball

Friday, September 6 | 6pm-10pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Join us for glow-style pickleball after hours. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Register using activity code 154335-53. Ages 18+; $15

Craft & Yard Sale

Friday, September 6 | 9am-1pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Sell your crafts, art, jewelry, and other items. Registration includes one five-foot table and one chair outside on the patio. All items must fit on the table provided. No commercial items or vendors. Free admission for all ages to shop. Register using activity code 154061-78. Ages 18+; $10 per booth

Mighty Medley

Saturday, September 7 | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
Master the inflatable obstacle course on the first Saturday of each month. There will also be an assortment of games and relays for all ages. Participants must pass a swim test to use the obstacle course. Register using activity code 436613-00. Ages 8-14; $5

Giant Garage Sale

Saturday, September 7 | 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 and is assigned randomly. Booth registration is required at least one week in advance and only second-hand items may be sold. The sale starts at 7:00 a.m. All ages welcome to shop. Admission is free. Register using activity code 154001-00. Ages 18+; $20 per booth

Community Conversations

Thursday, September 12 | 9am-11:15 am
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Meet our management team and find out what’s new and upcoming. Learn how to become an instructor or volunteer, and share your ideas on what you’d like to see offered at our facility. Ages 50+ Free

Kids Night Out: Ice Cream Social

Friday, September 13 | 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night that harkens back to the ice cream socials and soda “shoppes” of yesteryear while also playing games and doing arts and crafts under our supervision Parents can enjoy a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 154092-00. Ages 5-12; $20

Neon Sock Hop

Friday, September 13 | 6pm-8pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Travel back in time to the 1950s and get ready to shake, rattle and roll! Dress in your best ‘50s neon attire for Valley View’s first glow dance. Snacks will be provided as supplies last. Register using activity code 154330-48. Ages 7-14; $10

Escape Room Series: Star Wars

Friday, September 13 | 5:30pm-9pmDowntown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.Join us for a Star Wars-themed escape room. Dinner and refreshments served. Register using activity code 154336-53. Ages 10-15; $15

 

Vintage Market & Craft Sale

Saturday, September 14 | 7am-2pm
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Do you have a passion for things old and rusty or do you love home décor and finding a good bargain on clothes, toys, books, and other items? Whether you craft, upcycle or repurpose, this is the show for you. Each booth equals two parking spots and is assigned randomly. Registration is required at least one week in advance using activity code 154265-12. The sale starts at 7:00 a.m. Free admission for all ages to shop. $20 per booth

Bird Viewing Preserve Open Forum

Saturday, September 14 | 8am-9am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Meet the staff of the Bird Viewing Preserve and learn about upcoming events and programs. This is also a forum for community engagement in which the public is invited to share their suggestions and get their questions answered related to the Bird Preserve. All ages; Free

Outdoor Recreation Open Forum

Saturday, September 14 | 9:30am-10:30am
Whitney Mesa Camp Armijo, 1661 Galleria Dr.
Meet the Outdoor Recreation staff and learn about upcoming events and programs. This is also a forum for community engagement in which the public is invited to share their suggestions and get their questions answered related to Outdoor Recreation. All ages, Free

Frozen Play Date

Saturday, September 14
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Bring your friends or meet new ones as you craft frozen slime, create your own crown or tiara, and make snow. We will also play games such as pin the nose on Olaf and toss the rings on Sven. Take home all your crafts in a Frozen drawstring backpack. Have your cameras ready as the room will be decorated in all things Frozen.
Ages 3-5          9:45am-10:45am        $25      154319-00
Ages 6-12        11:30am-12:30pm      $25      154319-01
Ages 6-12        1:15-2:15 pm              $25      154319-02

8-Ball Tournament

Friday, September 20 | 9am-3pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Our double-elimination tournament features prizes, if available, for first and second place finishers. Light refreshments may be provided. Registration is required and rules are available upon request. Register using activity code 154162-78. Ages 50+; $5

Breakfast With Paw Patrol & Friends

Saturday, September 21 | 8am-11am
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Join us for breakfast and meet and greet some of Henderson’s first responders, along with some of your favorite characters from Paw Patrol. Register using activity code 154337-53. Ages 1-8; $15

Henderson Hot Wheels 500

Saturday, September 21 | 9:30am-2:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Start your engines and join us for the Henderson Hot Wheels 500. Bring your fastest and favorite Hot Wheels to race the competition. Meet local female dragster racer Taylor Vetter and hear what it’s like to go over 200 mph down the track. The event will feature a variety of race tracks, racing information, games and more. Parent/guardian must be present for children under 13. Buy, sell or trade your cars by contacting the Sports office at 702-267-5717 to become an official race day vendor. Register in advance using activity code 154331-00. Ages 3+; $5

Unicorn Play Date
Saturday, September 21
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Bring your friends or meet new ones as you craft unicorn slime, create a unicorn horn masterpiece and play fun unicorn games. Take home all the crafts you created, along with a unicorn necklace in a unicorn drawstring backpack. Have your camera ready as the room will be decorated in all things unicorn!
Ages 4-5          9:45am-10:45am        $25      154308-24
Ages 6-12        11:30am-12:30pm      $25      154308-25
Ages 6-12        1:15pm-2:15pm          $25      154308-26

Fantastic Swap Meet & Craft Sale

Saturday, September 21 | 7am-Noon
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Do you have some treasures or homemade craft items to sell for some extra money? Bring them to the booth area at Heritage Park, sure to attract lots of curious folks. Each booth equals two parking spaces. Booth registration is required one week before the sale using activity code 154266-78. Free admission for all ages to shop. $20 per booth

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, September 21 | 7am-9am
Chimera Golf Course, 901 Olivia Pkwy.
A bike rodeo is a fun way to establish your child’s safety skills and traffic education. Topics include proper bike and helmet fittings and how to ride safely. Practice drills and an obstacle course reinforce lifelong safety habits make this an event to remember. Bicyclists who successfully demonstrate safe biking get to ride on the golf course cart paths. Bring your bike and helmet. Loaner bikes are available. Parents are encouraged to attend the biking traffic laws “need-to-know” session. Treats and prizes are provided. Register using activity code 154332-58. All ages; $7

Bike Swap

Saturday, September 21 | 7am-10am
Chimera Golf Course, 901 Olivia Pkwy.Trade or sell gently used bikes and spare parts at this popular event. A vendor marketplace will feature new bicycles, parts and gear for sale. Register using activity code 154333-58. All ages; Free

Doggie Paddle & Play Day

Saturday, September 21
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.
Bring your favorite furry friend for a swim in the pool, which has a graduated entry so dogs can walk in and out as they please. All dogs should be dog (and people) friendly and must be checked in, along with proof of vaccination. Dogs must be leashed in the parking lot and outside facility areas. $10 per dog if registered in advance or $15 per dog if registered at the event. Human friends attend for free, but may not enter the water. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 702-267-2991 with questions. Registration is $10 per dog.
Dogs 40 lbs. & under: 8am-9:30 | 436263-00
Dogs 41-89 lbs.: 9:45am-11:15 am | 436263-01  AND 11:30am-1pm | 436263-02
Dogs 90 lbs. & over: 1:15pm-2:45pm | 436263-03

Clean the World

Tuesday, September 24 | 10am-2pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
DRC is partnering with the Clean the World organization to offer mobile shower service for those living without shelter. Please join us every fourth Tuesday day of the month. All ages; Free

Art on the Patio

Wednesday, September 25 | 10:30am-11:15am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Your child will make an autumn-leaf sun catcher and socialize on the patio, followed by open playtime on our playground. A snack and drink are provided. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 154334-48. Ages 2-6; $5

 

Gambling Education

Thursday, September 26 | 9am-11am
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Thirteen percent of Nevada seniors are at risk for problem gambling. Learn the myths and facts, impact, cycle, and warning signs. Seniors gamble for different reasons: to relieve boredom, loneliness and isolation; to get away from problems and concerns such as illness or loss of a loved one; as a reaction to mental illness or physical/cognitive impairments. Learn from the video and have your questions answered. Handout booklets are provided. Ages 50+; Free

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

Friday, September 27 | 5:30pm-8:30pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable sneakers for this 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). Protective eyewear recommended. Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 154229-48. Ages 7-14; $15

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, September 28 | 9am-11am
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Members of the Church of Latter Day Saints will provide pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice, and hot chocolate. Bring your appetites and enjoy this socialization opportunity. Ages 50+; Free

Winter Youth Basketball

The City of Henderson’s youth basketball leagues are designed to guide participants ages 5-18 through an organized program and to develop the fundamental skills of the game while emphasizing enjoyment and good sportsmanship. Register Sept. 20-Nov. 13 at any recreation center or cityofhenderson.com/register.

Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Management reserves all rights.