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Lake Mead Rangers bring wonders of nature to First Friday

Rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be teaching kids about the wonders of nature in a special display at First Friday.

The rangers will be using hands-on exhibits to teach kids about the solar system and space exploration. Kids will be able to meet a representative from NASA and see an actual astronaut flight suit.

The rangers will talk to kids about Lake Mead's summer astronomy programs and the meteorites that have been found in the park.

The event will be part of First Friday's KidZone at the corner of Casino Center Boulevard and California Avenue. A 30-foot space shuttle model will be on display near Charleston Boulevard.

Rangers will also be at the Science Expo at Cashman Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free event offers hundreds of science and technology exhibits and experiences. Parking at Cashman Center is $5. 

Movie in the Park Returns in August

Movie in the Park Returns in August

The Boulder City Chamber of Commerce movie night is returning next month with the film "Oz, The Great and Powerful."

The gate opens at 6:30 p.m. August 10 at Veterans Park, Pratte Field. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

There is a $10 per car entry fee and concessions are available but are limited. People can bring their own blanket and chairs. The event will not be rescheduled if it rains.

"Oz, The Great and Powerful" is a prequel to the iconic 1939 "Wizard of Oz." It stars James Franco as a carnival magician that gets carried to the land of Oz and becomes caught up in a power struggle between three witches. It is rated PG. 

Junior Ranger Day This Weekend at Lake Mead

Junior Ranger Day This Weekend at Lake Mead

 

Saturday is Junior Ranger Day at Boulder Beach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the Boulder Beach picnic area. Park entrance fees will be waived for those attending the event.

Dozens of kids will be sworn in as Junior Park Rangers after exploring stations that teach them what it takes to work for the National Park Service. 

Before earning their badges, children will have the opportunity to operate a fire hose, explore law enforcement vehicles, touch live reptiles, learn about water safety, play in the dirt and discover artifacts.

K-9 demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Kids will also get to meet Smokey Bear, Mojave Max, Coastie the talking robot boat, the City of Henderson’s Rad Tad and Charlotte, this year’s Junior Bark Ranger.

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to Boulder City

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to Boulder City

Thomas the Tank Engine is returning to Boulder City this weekend.

Day Out with Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 starts Saturday at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The first train rolls out of the station at 9 a.m.

The two-weekend event allows children to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities, including arts and crafts, a bouncy house, live music and storytelling.

Tickets are $16 per person ages 2 years and older and are available through TicketWeb or nevadasouthern.com.

Besides providing a way for little ones to enjoy a ride on their favorite train, the event is also a fundraiser for the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Money raised during the two weekends will go towards improving and adding infrastructure to the museum. 

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Offer Dozens of Day Camps

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Offer Dozens of Day Camps

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has a multitude of programming available this summer for girls 5 to 17 years old. From day camps to single day programs, girls can discover fun and friendships to last a lifetime.

Visit girlscoutsnv.org for more information and to register. Girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as programs. For more information, contact the Program Registrar at (702) 385-3677 ext. 243.

Day Camps

Colorful World of Arts Day Camp

Join Girl Scouts and have fun turning nature into art pieces. Discover how to reuse items like paper, paint, wood, metal and more. There is no limit to their imagination and the materials available to say something about themselves, their world and their interests.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Library Launches Summer Reading Program Friday

Library Launches Summer Reading Program Friday

The Summer Reading Program starts Friday at the Boulder City Library.

The library is giving out weekly prizes for people who read a book and enter the contest. Every week there is a new type of book. The selections include fiction and nonfiction everything from romance to biographies. When a participant is done reading, they complete an entry form at the circulation desk of the library to be part of the weekly drawing. Drawings are every Saturday through August 10. In August, the grand prize of a Sony Touch ebook reader will be given away.  

There is also a youth reading program. The library will be giving out kits starting at 11 a.m. Friday. The kits include a reading log where kids can write down all the books they read. Every month the log is turned in, and they’ll receive a new one. There are monthly prizes for the first kids to turn in their journals. There are also grand prizes for kids who complete all three months of reading logs.