As spring is quickly approaching, Clark County Parks and Recreation has plenty of events to keep the whole family busy! Between Easter egg hunts in the area, to the Spring Olympics for the seniors, there is a lot of fun taking place at Clark County Parks and their Recreation Centers.
On Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 support the seniors at Cora Coleman Senior Center (2100 Bonnie Lane, 89156) at the Spring Senior Olympics. The opening ceremony will be held on Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony on Friday, March 29 at 11:30 a.m.
"The Beauty of Purpose: Utilitarian Arts of The Paiute People" exhibit will open on April 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Clark County Museum (1830 S. Boulder Highway, 89002). Light refreshments will be provided by Clark County Museum Guild, and exhibit tours will be conducted by Exhibit Curator Malcolm Vuksich. The exhibit features baskets, arrowheads, stone artifacts and other native Paiute crafts that are admired for their beauty and artistry today but were created with for specific uses. The gallery will remain open through August 2019.
Helen Meyer Community Center (4525 New Forest Dr. 89147) is hosting its annual Egg Scramble on Friday, April 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Join them for surprised-filled eggs, games, and more! Bring your own egg basket to store your eggs in. You can register for the event at Helen Meyer's front desk or online.
In conjunction with Clark County Fire Department Station 20, Cora Coleman will host a free Community Fair and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. at 5868 Judson, Las Vegas, NV 89156. Meet some local organizations and take pictures with local mascots during the fair and breakfast.
Hop Down the Bonnie Trail on Saturday, April 13 at Bob Price Recreation Center (2050 Bonnie Lane, 89156) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free community event is for kids 3-12 and includes egg hunts, crafts, a bounce house, and more! Please bring a basket to collect eggs.
On Monday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Wetlands Park (7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane, 89122) is hosting BioBlitz, a fun, free day of science in the park! Kids will make observations with the help of guest scientists identifying plants, mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles. All observations will be entered into a global database, iNaturalist, to help track biodiversity.
Aquatic Springs (7025 South Fort Apache Road, 89148) is hosting Splash Into Spring on April 15 from 3-7 p.m. where families can splash around on the inflatable obstacle course, climbing wall, and small inflatable slide, along with arts and crafts and games. Admission for the event is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and $1 for seniors.
The Wetlands Park will also be hosting a free Photo Scavenger Hunt on April 16-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day where participants will photograph key points in the park and complete the hunt for a prize.
Peter Cottontail was spotted putting brightly colored eggs into the pool at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility (8275 Spring Mountain Rd. 89117)! Come and help them find them all on Friday, April 19 from 1-3 PM. The Egg Dive portion will be divided into groups according to ages. Mesh bags will be provided for collecting the eggs in the water. Pre-register for $5 or register for $8 at the door beginning on March 22.
Clark County Parks and Recreation is presenting the Annual Children's Festival, a one-day festival at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center (3130 McLeod Dr. 89121) on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring family-friendly performances, workshops, and activities. Admission is free but be sure to bring money for the traditional food and craft vendors. Parking is limited, so carpooling is highly recommended.
Finally, come join Kāwili and Hālau Hula ʻO Kaleimomi in a day of fellowship as they help us celebrate the music, food, and culture of Hawai'i in the park at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center on Sunday, April 21st from 12- 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
For information about our other upcoming classes and events, visit http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks or like our Clark County Parks and Recreation Facebook page.