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Free Entry at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave During National Park Week

Free Entry at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave During National Park Week

Saturday is the first day of National Park Week, featuring free entry at all national parks. Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. The fee waiver only applies to entrance fees and not lake use, camping, or concessioner fees.

Special programs and hikes are scheduled throughout the week. The National Park Service will be hosting Junior Ranger Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, April 23 at the Boulder Beach picnic area on Lake Mead. Meet Smoky Bear and park rangers, learn about area archaeology and enjoy easygoing ranger-led hikes. Kids (and kids at hear) will be also be able to earn their Lake Mead junior ranger badge.

The Las Vegas Boat Harbor boat show starts today and goes through Sunday (visit http://www.boatinglakemead.com for more).

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

Spring Valley HS Students Take Part in Drunk Driving Exercise

Spring Valley HS Students Take Part in Drunk Driving Exercise

Students at Spring Valley High School will participate today and Friday in the Every 15 Minutes alcohol awareness program.

As part of the program an accident reconstruction scene is set up at 3750 S. Buffalo (in front of the school.) Two mangled vehicles are part of the scene and four students will be positioned inside as part of the accident reconstruction. Fire department, medical personnel and police personnel will help to "rescue" the participants using the jaws-of-life. A flight for life helicopter will also land at the scene and transport one of the "victims" to the hospital. Students will witness the events from the sidewalk.

An assembly will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

Robotics students from 10 Clark County School District (CCSD) schools will compete in the 2011 Las Vegas Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. The opening of competition will be at 9 a.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public.

The robotics competition immerses high school students in the world of design, engineering and technology and this competition requires students to collaborate with professional mentors to design and build a champion robot in just six weeks. The popularity of this event continues to grow as back in 2005, only three local high schools competed in this event. Participating local high schools include: Arbor View, Basic, Boulder City, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Coronado, Rancho, Southwest Career & Technical Academy and Valley.