Paralympic Sports Club Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Clark County School District, is a program designed for children and adults with physical disabilities. It offers sports training and competitions throughout Southern Nevada. Their mission is to maximize the potential of people with physical disabilities through sports. Hosted by the City of Las Vegas.
Nevada P.E.P is non-profit group whose mission is to assist families with disabled children. The agency provides information, training, referral assistance and more. The disability categories they assist with include learning, emotional, autism and vision and hearing loss.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
Former Las Vegas Review-Journal celebrity journalist Norm Clarke will sit down with celebrity chefs Julian Serrano, Rick Moonen and Gustav Mauler. Shawn Tempesta, co-host of “Morning Blend” on KTNV-TV, Channel 13 will help move things along. Proceeds benefit education and outreach programs at The Smith Center.
The Community Cat Coalition of Clark County 1s an all-volunteer organization working to save feral and free-roaming cats through a trap, neuter and return program. C5 can use folks to help with the trapping and returning; caring for cats pre and post op, and co-ordinating with members of the community.
Kitten season is upon us and the Animal Foundation is looking for volunteers who can help by fostering kittens until they are adoptable. These would include kittens with their mom, kittens without their mom who might need bottle feeding, kittens needing a bit more socialization or recovering from illness or an injury..
Clark County Wetlands Park has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. Quite a few are for kids, such as Nature Tales, which includes a story and a craft. Guided walks are for ages 10 and over. Also, art classes for all ages.
ICES is looking for families in Southern Nevada to host high school students (ages 15-17) from other countries for the upcoming school year. Students must be provided with their own bed and a place to study, plus two meals each day. They have spending money and insurance.
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month for an in-depth discussion of a particular topic led by a local scientist, with audience participation an important part of that discussion.
Gaia Gathering is 4th of July camping with conscious content: A rare blend of quality family time and consciousness modalities on the East Walker River. Among the activities: live music with sacred flower baths, river tubing, sound and breath healing, daily yoga, and shamanic healing.
Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town in the Boomtown 1905 exhibit. Walk through re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile. Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas.
Travel the night sky and explore the legends of various constellations and the Greek myths behind them. Delight in learning stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon performed by the Hampstead Stage Company. Space is limited. Free. At three Henderson libraries.
The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas holds several classes and meetings every month. Included are a breast cancer support group, the young survivor's breast cancer support group, pilates classes for women with breast cancer, yoga classes (including pre-natal), and more.
The Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City offers train rides in old Pullman coaches every Saturday and Sunday (with modern air conditioning during the summer). Trips go to the Railroad Pass Casino and back, taking about 35 minutes.
The non-profit Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program offering help for people trying to end a drug addiction, modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. There are several meetings every day in Southern Nevada, most of them in Las Vegas.