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Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

February 23, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name), and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 151229-49. Ages 7-17, $15

Summer Recreation Job Fair

February 24, 8am-3pm
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. 
Stop by and learn about the many available part-time and seasonal opportunities. Whether it’s working with children in our summer camps or keeping patrons safe at our pools, you’ll gain invaluable experience and enjoy being a part of a premier team. Bring a resume, if you have one, a photo ID (student ID or driver’s license), and be prepared for an interview. Lifeguard candidates should be ready for an in-water skills test. It is highly recommended that you apply for a position in advance at cityofhendersonjobs.com. Candidates under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Winter Hiking Series - Explore Anthem East Trailhead

February 24, 8:30am-12:30pm
Anthem East Trailhead, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
This beginner-friendly walk starts at Anthem Trailhead covering approximately 3 miles on the Anthem East, McCullough Hills, and White Bursage trails. A park ranger talks about key resources protected by Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area and shares tips for exploring the area. Leashed dogs are welcome. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring 2 liters or 64 ounces of water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a snack. Youth (under 18 years) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Registration is required. Register using activity code 641071-61. Ages 74+, Free

Friends of a Feather Read Together

February 24, 9am-10am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
If you’re a bookworm, join us to learn about birds, sing songs and take part in a hands-on activity. Register using activity code 661045-03. Newborn-6 years, Free

Trail Reader Walk

February 26, 9am-10am
Burkholder Trail at Major Avenue
The Trail Reader program features a children’s storybook installed page by page along a family-friendly Henderson trail. Join us for a walk and a story. New stories are featured monthly. This program is offered in partnership with Henderson Libraries. Register using activity code 641094-59. All ages, Free

Jump for Fun

March 2, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bouncing, sliding, climbing, and tumbling are examples of the fun kids have at Jump for Fun, which features different jump houses each month in our gym. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 151010-50. Ages 2-5; $3

Disco Dive-In

March 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
Get ready for a night of aquatic disco! Enjoy an afterhours swimming experience with music, music videos, floats, strobe lights, popcorn, cotton candy and glow sticks,. Register using activity code 136606-01. All ages, $5

Giant Garage Sale

March 3, 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Selling unwanted clothes, toys, books, and other items is a great incentive to clean out your closets and earn extra money. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 151001-00. Booths are assigned randomly and only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome. Admission is free; $20 per booth.

Rover Run 5k Fun Run

March 3, 9am-11am
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
This fun run is for you and your four-legged friend. The first 350 human participants are guaranteed a T-shirt and finisher dog tag (for your dog’s collar). Stick around for Bark in the Park, which starts at 10:00 a.m. All pets must be leashed and handlers must be at least 10 years old. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Register at cityofhenderson.com/register using activity code 151234-58 or on Active.com. Ages 5+

December 19-February 5 | $25
February 6-March 2 | $35
Day of event | $40

King of the Court Basketball Tournament

March 3, 9am-3pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
If you think you have what it takes to be crowned king or queen of the basketball court, sign up to take part in our brand new tournament and demonstrate your skills. Ages 17+, $10

Princess Tea Party

March 3, 10am-11:30am
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Put on your finest princess attire for a princess tea party where girls can enjoy dancing, arts and crafts, games, and refreshments with other princesses. Register by Feb. 22 using activity code 151201-36. Ages 4-12, $5

Storyteller Shenanigans

March 8, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Led by a professional storyteller, children can sing, dance and play during a different adventure each month. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 151258-50. Ages 2-6, $8

March Madness Cat Show

March 9 | 3pm-8pm
March 10 & 11 | 9am-4pm
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Spectators can watch as judges evaluate a wide variety of pedigreed and household cats, talk to breeders or shop at one of our many vendors. The show features many new, upcoming and unusual breeds, including the elegant Russian Peterbald and the Lykoi, a cat that resembles a werewolf. The show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association (TICA), which administers the rules, licensing and management of hundreds of cat shows annually in 103 countries around the world. Daily admission is free for ages 5 and under, $4 for ages 6-17 and $6 for ages 18 and over. 

Kids Night Out – Hats off to Dr. Suess

March 9, 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled night of games and arts and crafts under our supervision, and parents can enjoy
a quiet night out. Dinner is included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 151052-01. Ages 5-12; $20

Vintage Market & Craft Sale

March 10, 7am-Noon
Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Do you have a passion for things old and rusty or do you love home décor and finding a good bargain on clothes, toys, books, and other items? Whether you craft, upcycle or repurpose, this is the show for you. Each booth equals two parking spots. Reserve your booth online at least one week in advance using activity code 151001-12. Booths are assigned randomly. Admission is free, $20 per booth

Walk the Park

March 10, 8am-9am
Horizon Crest Park, 675 Annet St.
Join us for a walk around one of our outstanding city parks. Enjoy nature, meet some active neighbors and take in the fresh early morning air. Register using activity code 641089-59. Ages 10+, Free

Desert Jam 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament

March 10, 9am-3pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Take part in our second annual Desert Jam 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Make sure to wear proper basketball attire. Boys and girls divisions of play are available. We will present first and second place awards after the tournament. Registration is $40 per team. Ages 10-13

Dust Devil Volleyball Classic

March 10
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
Get swept away in this exciting recreational adult (16+) sand volleyball tournament. Teams of four compete for fun in the sun and a chance to win the championship. Teams must have a minimum of two women players. Games are played at Pecos Legacy Park sand volleyball courts. Register December 19-March 2 by calling the Sports Office at 702-267-5717. $120 per team

Poolside Reading With Rad Tad

March 10, 1pm-3pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
Splash into National Reading Week poolside with Rad Tad and friends, who have an important water safety message to share. Since Rad Tad swallowed a fly he has lost his voice and needs your help, along with our lifeguards, to read Waddles in the Deep, Raffy Learns to Swim, and some WHALE Tales. Enjoy story time, treats, water safety information and some time in the pool. Register using activity code 136692-00. All ages, $5

It’s a Zoo in Here! South American Adventures

March 15, 10am-11am
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Take part in animal adventures and playtime. You can interact with some South American reptiles and birds. A parent/guardian must accompany their child. Register using activity code 151257-50. Ages 2-6, $8

Get Your Glow On

March 16, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Light up the dance floor and get your groove on with music and glow-in-the-dark dancing. Each person receives a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. Wear neon attire for the boldest impact. Snacks are provided (while supplies last). Register using activity code 151253-53. Ages 12-16, $5

Cosmic Climb

March 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
No experience is necessary for our first cosmic climb. It’s a night exploring the rock wall by black light with games and music. Climbers are given a safety presentation and taught how to tie in before climbing. It’s suitable for those weighing 48 to 300 pounds. Climbers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 8+. $10 Activity number?

Pot O’ Gold

March 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
The leprechauns had so much fun swimming at the pool that they lost their pot of gold somewhere on the bottom. Join us for a wee bit of magical shenanigans as we search for their lost treasure. Don’t forget to wear green or you might get pinched. Activities are from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Diving for gold begins by age groups at 7:00 p.m., with the youngest going first. Register using activity code 136389-00. All ages, $5

Trail Reader Walk

March 17, 9am-10am
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
The Trail Reader program features a children’s storybook installed page by page along a family-friendly Henderson trail. Join us for a walk and a story. New stories are featured monthly. This program is offered in partnership with Henderson Libraries. Register using activity code 641094-91. All ages, Free

Friends of a Feather Read Together

March 17, 9am-10am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
If you’re a bookworm, join us to learn about birds, sing songs and take part in a hands-on activity. Register using activity code 661045-04. Newborn-6 years, Free

Trail Reader Walk

March 19, 9am-10am
Burkholder Trail at Major Avenue
The Trail Reader program features a children’s storybook installed page by page along a family-friendly Henderson trail. Join us for a walk and a story. New stories are featured monthly. This program is offered in partnership with Henderson Libraries. Register using activity code 641094-60. All ages, Free

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

March 23, 5:30pm-9pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Wear comfortable tennis shoes and a white T-shirt to decorate for our 10,000-square-foot glow-in-the-dark events. Bring your Nerf gun (labeled with your name), and we’ll supply strike darts (no mega darts). Dinner and snacks are provided. Late pickup charges apply. Register using activity code 151229-50. Ages 7-17, $15

River Mountains Loop Trail Cleanup

March 24, 8am-Noon
Mountain Lake Park, 1020 Golda Way
Join us for spring cleaning at the annual River Mountains Loop Trail Cleanup. Transportation is provided from Equestrian Park South to the trail. Hat, water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and gloves are recommended. Youth (ages 5-12) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Teens (ages 13- 17) must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Registration and orientation are from 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Egg Dive

March 24, 10am-2pm
Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
If you’re looking something “eggciting” to do, join us for an underwater egg hunt and an amazing egg drop. Dozens of eggs are hiding in our pool, and swimmers win prizes for the eggs they find. Swimmers are divided into age groups. Although all ages are welcome, some eggs are on the bottom of the pool. Those requiring lifejackets must have an adult within arm’s reach at all times. Bring a basket to hold your eggs. Diving takes place 10:00 a.m. to noon. Open swim bounce houses, games, photo booth and crafting station are open noon-2:00 p.m. Register using activity code 136765-00. All ages, $5

Be Kind Extravaganza

March 24, 10am-Noon
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Be our guest and help spread the message of kindness and the value of kind acts through the city’s Be Kind initiative.  The event includes activities for all ages, plus a bounce house, board and video games, plenty of giveaways, and food and beverages (while supplies last).  Bring a friend.  Stay for the showing of the heartfelt movie, Wonder immediately after the event.  All ages, Free

Youth Summer Basketball League

Our basketball league provides a well-rounded team sports experience for young athletes. The program helps to develop skills such as footwork, ball handling, passing, dribbling techniques, shooting form, and teamwork. The level of skill development increases throughout the program, but provides a solid foundation and welcoming atmosphere for new players in every age division. Register March 26-May 17 at any recreation center or online.  Ages 8-18

Cosmic Swim

March 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
It’s a virtual galaxy of light and sound. Your interstellar aquatic experience includes music, diving for glow gear and crazy cosmic swimming races. See how the water changes to a kaleidoscope of cool colors. Register using activity code 136317-01. All ages, $5

Downtown Dodgeball Tournament

March 31, 9am-3pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
There’s a new tournament in town specifically for dodgeball enthusiasts. Sign up to compete individually or as a team. Ages 16+; $25 per team (activity code 621219-53), $5 for individuals (activity code 621219-54)

Spring Carnival & Hippity-Hop Egg Hunt

March 31, 9am-2pm
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Celebrate spring at our fifth annual Spring Carnival. It’s fun for the whole family with carnival games, bounce houses and refreshments. Children ages 1-10 can participate in the Hippity-Hop Egg Hunt. Please be on time as the egg hunt starts promptly at the designated time for each age group: 1-3 yrs. at 10:00 a.m.; 4-7 yrs. at 10:45 a.m.; and 8-10 yrs. at 11:30 a.m. Arrive to register for the egg hunt by 9:30 a.m. If you Register in advance (activity code 151256-36), you can pick up your egg-hunt wristbands March 30 from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Age 1+, $3 in advance and $5 day of event

Bingo Hike

March 31, 10am-11am
Shaded Canyon Trailhead, 180 Shaded Canyon Dr.
Bring the family on this 1.5-mile hike on Amargosa Trail. All children receive a bingo card at the start of the hike featuring squares that can be filled in as they see various things along the way. The first child to fill their bingo card wins a prize. Youth (under age 18) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Ages 5+, free

Henderson Games

Registration is underway for the Henderson Games, held April 6-28 at various Henderson locations. This unique competitive and social event combines sports and games with entertainment and camaraderie. Sporting events are chosen based on interest and age division to include all aspects of friendly competition. Open to ages 18+.

Table Tennis | April 6-8 | Valley View Recreation Center
Track and Field | April 7 | Basic Academy of International Studies
Pickleball | April 9-11 | Whitney Mesa Tennis Complex
Para Pickleball | April 11 | Whitney Mesa Tennis Complex
Tennis | April 18-20 | Whitney Mesa Tennis Complex
Volleyball | April 21-22 | Various Henderson Locations
Racquetball | April 28 | Black Mountain Recreation Center

Arbor Day

Friday, April 27, 10am
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
Our annual Arbor Day event celebrates the beauty and importance of trees in Henderson. Fourth graders from nearby elementary schools help Mayor Debra March and members of the City Council plant a tree at Morrell Park. The event features tree-climbing demonstrations, a performance by the Basic High School thespian group, announcement of the poster contest winners, and other tree-friendly activities. The public is invited to attend.

Sponsor An Event

Would you like to become a sponsor of one or more of our amazing events? Sponsoring a City of Henderson event is a great way to make your business or organization visible to event participants while showing your support for our events and services. It all starts with the City of Henderson 2018 Event Sponsor packet. If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please call 702-267-4127 or email Sponsor@cityofhenderson.com. In-kind sponsorships are welcome.


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