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Las Vegas kids get on the ice

It isn’t often a group of 7- and 8-year-old kids get the chance to play their favorite game in front of 5,000 screaming fans, but that’s what happened for 40 kids from the Las Vegas Ice Center’s Mite Division on April 2.

Red Rock Audubon Society campaign to focus on Mount Charleston birds

The Red Rock Audubon Society is looking for some extra eyes on the sky and allies on land thanks to a $15,000 grant. The society hopes to highlight the 226 varieties of birds that flock to Mount Charleston.

Las Vegas-based summer camps accepting registration

Summer camps across the Las Vegas Valley are already filling up. Offerings run the gamut from the outdoors and specialty camps to music and the arts.

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Bask in Black Canyon’s beauty by boat

One of the quickest ways to get a complete change of scenery, and a stunning one at that, is to visit Black Canyon, the 11-mile stretch of the Colorado River that lies below Hoover Dam. This rugged canyon, where walls tower more than 1,000 feet, is most easily accessed by boat, and seeing it at your own pace is one of the best ways to enjoy it.

Las Vegas kids get on the ice

It isn’t often a group of 7- and 8-year-old kids get the chance to play their favorite game in front of 5,000 screaming fans, but that’s what happened for 40 kids from the Las Vegas Ice Center’s Mite Division on April 2.

City breaks ground on Wells Park renovation project

Henderson broke ground on improvements to Wells Park. New amenities planned at the 1640 Price St. park include a splash pad for children, a full-size chess board, a climbing wall and a skateboard area.

Las Vegas Boy Scouts to gather at Floyd Lamb Park for Mega Scout Expo

The Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America invites the community to learn about scouting during an expo scheduled for April 29-May 1 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Las Vegas’ SouthShore golf club is as fine a nine as there is

No doubt about it, based on exclusivity, reputation and celebrity status, SouthShore Golf Club, 100 Strada Di Circolo, Henderson, was definitely on my bucket list of courses to play in Southern Nevada. Cross it off the list.

Joshua Tree National Park a haven of oases

Joshua Tree National Park, just outside of Twentynine Palms, Calif., is a great springtime destination to visit for a day or two or even an extended trip to hike, go birding or just drive around looking at wildflowers. The park was established as a national monument in 1936 and gained national park status in 1994, and this year, it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Recreation Briefs

The city of Las Vegas Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has opened registration for its spring break and summer camps.