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December 15 | 9am


The BOOgie Woogie Bash

Friday, October 19 | 6pm-8pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
BOOgie the night away in your spookiest Halloween costume. Bring a friend to enjoy dancing, carnival games and refreshments. Spookiest costume wins a ghostly prize. Register using activity code 154281-53. All ages; $5

Storyteller Shenanigans

Saturday, October 20 | 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 154258-49. Ages 2-6; $8

Blood Donation

Saturday, October 20 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

City of Henderson Open Swimming Meet

Saturday, October 20 | Noon-3pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
The City of Henderson is proud to introduce our first swimming open. We invite all competitive youth swimmers to compete in the four main swimming strokes: front crawl (freestyle), backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. It is strongly recommended that the participants have club swimming experience, whether through a recreational club or private club. There are limited spots available, so please enroll as soon as possible using activity code 436042-01. Participants will be contacted one week before the meet to confirm participation and request desired heats (three maximum per participant). Once called and confirmed, participants will pay $4.50 per heat the day of the meet. Call 702-267-5875 for more information. Ages 8-14

Zombie 5K Run

Saturday, October 20 | 6pm-8pm
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
The walking dead return to Henderson for another feeding. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween garb or as a member of the undead. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 3pm-7pm or at Cornerstone Park from 5pm-6pm the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com.  Ages 5+
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$25 July 24-September 20
$35 September 21-October 19
$40 day of

Zombie 1-Mile Walk

Saturday, October 20 | 6:15pm-7pm
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
The walking dead return to Henderson for another feeding. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween garb or as a member of the undead. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt (no medals for 1-mile participants). Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 3pm-7pm or at Cornerstone Park from 5pm-6pm the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+
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$15 July 24-October 17
$20 October 18-19
$20 day of

Tots Trick-or-Treat Trail

Wednesday, October 24 | 11am-2pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Dress your little ones in their Halloween costumes and let them trick or treat in our center. Admission is free, but a donation of two canned food items to benefit the Henderson Salvation Army would be appreciated. All ages; Free

Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 25
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Henderson’s premier safe trick-or-treating event returns for an evening of festive fun. Put on your costume and follow the trick-or-treat trail in our parking lot where we pass out treats (or tricks) from the trunks of our festively decorated cars. Don’t forget to sign up for the costume contest. The event includes a variety of activities and entertainment. A set number of tickets are available for each time. Early purchased tickets will be available for pickup at the center on Oct. 22-24. Register at any recreation center or online. All ages; $3 in advance, $5 night of
4:30pm-6:30pm | 154027-00
7pm-9pm | 154027-01

Spooky Sports Fall Festival

Friday, October 26 | 5pm-9pm
Aventura Park, 2525 Via Firenze
Scare your friends on the court during this costume volleyball tournament. Played on the grass courts at Aventura Park, girls and co-rec teams (U12, U14 and U19 age groups) compete 6 v 6 with three games guaranteed. This great event also features a fall festival on the multi-purpose fields including music, bounce houses, games, and food. Register using activity code 154284-00. Ages 10-18; $15

Haunted at the Ranch

Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
There is something spooky happening at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center and Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the community for two evenings of spooky fun with a collection of carnival games, bounce houses, craft stations, and a trick-or-treat trail. The event features a spine-tingling haunted house tour (and an alternative version for younger children). Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. Enter the event through Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. Register at any recreation center or online. All ages; $7
Friday, October 26 | 6pm-9pm | 436614-00
Saturday, October 27 | 6pm-9pm | 436614-01

Last Friday

Friday, October 26 | 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with music and art. Last Friday fosters community growth by bringing food, music, arts, a farmer’s market, crafts and entertainment to historic Water Street with something for everyone. See a live cooking challenge as two chefs battle on stage. For more information, visit justaddwaterstreet.com. All ages; Free

Pet Trick-or-Treat 1-Mile Walk

Saturday, October 27 
Heritage Bark Park, 350 S. Racetrack Rd.
Show off your pet’s Halloween costume at our first Pet Trick-or-Treat 1-Mile Walk. Bring a trick-or-treat pail and walk your leashed pet along the Heritage Park trail, stopping at our stations along the way to collect dog treats. Visit the agility dog park to see if your pet is interested in trying out some tricks. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best human/pet costume combo during each session. Canned pet food will be collected for the Heritage Park Senior Facility’s Meals-on-Wheels program. Registration is per pet and includes a map of the treat stations, treats and a commemorative dog tag for your four-legged friend. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center or online. $5 in advance, $10 day of
Dogs under 25 lbs.
10am-11am | 154292-58
Dogs 26 lbs. & over
11am-Noon | 154292-59

Spooky Birds

Monday, October 29 | 5:30pm-7pm
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Dress up in your Halloween costume to learn about spooky birds and trick or treat along our walking path. Watch out for things that go bump in the night. Kids will receive a ghostly surprise gift. Register using activity code 664046-00. Ages 4-10; $7 

Jump for Fun

Friday, November 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 is held in our gym and features different jump houses each month. Children must wear socks. Register using activity code 154010-49. Ages 2-5; $3

Cosmic Climb

Friday, November 2 | 6pm-8pm
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
No experience necessary for cosmic climb night. Enjoy an evening of exploring the rock wall by black light. Climbers will be given a safety presentation and taught how to tie-in to climb. The night will be full of games, music and fun. Patrons must weigh between 48 and 300 pounds. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register using activity code 154293-24. Ages 8+; $10

Black Mountain Craft Fair

Saturday, November 3 | 7am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Fall is traditionally the most popular season for craft fairs like ours, featuring handmade items perfect for home decorating or gift giving. One booth equals two parking spots and is assigned randomly. Reserve your booth at least one week in advance using activity code 154240-01. Only homemade items may be sold. All ages welcome to shop. Admission is free; booths $20 each

Giant Garage Sale

Saturday, November 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 and is assigned randomly. Reserve your booth at least one week in advance using activity code 154001-02. Only second-hand items may be sold. All ages welcome to shop. Admission is free; $20 per booth

Outdoor Recreation Open Forum

Saturday, November 3 | 9am-10am
Silver Springs Park, 1950 Silver Springs Pkwy.
Meet the Outdoor Recreation staff and learn about upcoming events and programs. This is also a forum for community engagement for the public to share their suggestions and get their questions answered related to Outdoor Recreation. All ages; Free

Veteran’s Resource Fair

Wednesday, November 7 | 9am-11:30am
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
This event brings together organizations with information that may impact veterans, such as VA advocates from many different veterans associations, representatives who can provide you with the latest information on housing, drug and alcohol assistance, and benefits information. Shuttle service from Downtown Senior Center will be provided. Ages 50+; Free

Be Thankful for … Kid’s Night Out

Friday, November 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 154092-01. Ages 5-12; $20

Blood Donation

Saturday, November 10 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

City of Henderson Open Swimming Meet

Saturday, November 10 | Noon-3pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
The City of Henderson is proud to introduce our first swimming open. We invite all competitive youth swimmers to compete in the four main swimming strokes: front crawl (freestyle), backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. It is strongly recommended that the participants have club swimming experience, whether through a recreational club or private club. There are limited spots available, so please enroll as soon as possible using activity code 436042-02. Participants will be contacted one week before the meet to confirm participation and request desired heats (three maximum per participant). Once called and confirmed, participants will pay $4.50 per heat the day of the meet. Call 702-267- 5875 for more information. Ages 8-14

Glow-in-the-Dark Nerf War

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 event. 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 at any recreation center or online.

Ages 7-10
Friday, November 16 | 5:30pm-9pm | $15 | 154229-50
Ages 11-17
Saturday, November 17 | 5:30pm-9pm | $15 | 154229-51

Cosmic Swim

Friday, November 16 | 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 436317-01. All ages; $5

Fantastic Swap Meet & Craft Sale

Saturday, November 17 | 7am-1pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Do you have some treasures or homemade craft items to sell for some extra money? Bring them to our new booth area at Heritage Park, sure to attract lots of curious folks. Just follow the balloons. Each booth equals two parking spaces. Reserve your booth at least one week before the sale using activity code 154266-79. All ages are welcome to shop. Admission is free; $20 per booth

Color Me Kind 5K Run

Saturday, November 17 | 8am-10am
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
Help spread kindness with a splash of color and run for a cause to benefit the Josh Stevens Foundation. Participants are doused with a different color of paint at each kilometer to create a kaleidoscope of fun. Everyone receives their own color packets, giving them a chance to sprinkle a little more kindness along the route. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Registration dates are listed below. Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3pm-7pm or at Cornerstone Park from 7am-8am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$25 July 24-October 17
$35 October 18-November 16
$40 day of

Color Me Kind 1-Mile Walk

Saturday, November 17 | 8:15am-9am
Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.
Help spread kindness with a splash of color. Participants are doused with color along their walk. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt (no medals for 1-mile participants). Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3pm-7pm or at Cornerstone Park from 7am-8am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$15 July 24-October 17
$20 October 18-November 17

Feast or Fun Swimming & Safety Extravaganza

Friday, November 30 | 9am-3pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
The holidays are here and what better way to spend them than enjoying an afternoon participating in swimming games, competitions, crafts, music, food and more. The event will promote public safety and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and educate the community. Bring the family out to visit with Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department, Emergency Management crews, and water safety educators. The event will feature a variety of booths that each participant can visit with their stamp card to get a discounted rate on entry into the pool. Register using activity code 436616-00. All ages; $5

Last Friday

Friday, November 30 | 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with music and art. Last Friday fosters community growth by bringing food, music, arts, a farmer’s market, crafts and entertainment to historic Water Street with something for everyone. See a live cooking challenge as two chefs battle on stage. For more information, visit justaddwaterstreet.com. All ages; Free

Amargosa Trail Maintenance

Saturday, December 1 | 8am-10am
Shaded Canyon Trailhead, 180 Shaded Canyon Dr.
Enjoy the great outdoors by helping us maintain one of our local trails. 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. Ages 5+; Free

Battle of the Ages

Saturday, December 1 | 8:30am-10:30am
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Can you shoot hoops? Join our team as we head over to Basic High School to take on the boys basketball team in a tournament-style three-point and free-throw competition. Let’s see who can take home the title. An award will be given to the winner of each category. Bus departs HPSF at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 10:30 a.m. Register using activity code 154278-78. Ages 50+; $5

Pictures With Santa

Saturday, December 1 | 9am-10:30am
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Santa Claus is visiting the center to meet and pose for pictures with your children. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. Register using activity code 154060-00. All ages; $2

Puppy Pictures With Santa

Saturday, December 1 | 10:30am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Dogs love the holidays too. Santa Claus is visiting Henderson to meet and pose for pictures with your pup. Picture packages are available for a nominal cost. You may also bring your own camera. Register using activity code 154072-00. All ages; $2

Midnite Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday, December 1 | 7pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
This tournament includes three divisions of play with a minimum of three officiated games. Awards presented for first through third place. Also features a 3-point shot contest and foul shot contest. Each participant receives a tournament T-shirt. Register by calling the Sports Office at 702-267-5717 or Downtown Recreation Center at 702-267-4040. $80 per team

Kids Night Out: Snow Day

Friday, December 7 | 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 154092-02. Ages 5-12; $20

Candy Cane Kids Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 8 | Noon-3pm
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Bring your family and friends to the center for some holiday cheer. Hosted by HopeLink, this community event features food, entertainment, games, crafts, and a visit from Santa for children of all ages. Call HopeLink at 702- 566-0576 for more information. All ages; Free

Candy Cane Festival

Friday, December 14 | 6pm-8pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
Celebrate the magic of winter with us. The festivities include games, bounce house, treats, and underwater candy cane hunt. Kids can also get ready for the holiday season by writing and mailing a letter to Santa. Bring a new or gently used coat and admission is free. Parents must be in the water with children under the age of 8. Register in advance using activity code 436556-00. All ages; $5

Holiday Classics

Friday, December 14 | 6pm-8:15pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Ring in the holidays with these traditional holiday classics: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Popcorn will be provided. Register using activity code 154239-53. All ages; $5

Reindeer Dash 5K Run

Saturday, December 15 | 9am-11am
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos. Rd.
Make a dash to Pittman Wash Trail this winter for a jolly good time. Participants are encouraged to don their most cheerful costumes or ugly holiday sweaters. Souvenir T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 300 participants. All fitness levels are welcome. Registration dates are listed below. Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm-7pm or at Pecos Legacy Park from 8am-9am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$25 July 24-November 15
$35 November 16-December 14
$40 day of

Reindeer Dash 1-Mile Walk

Saturday, December 15 | 9:15am-10am
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos. Rd.
Make a dash to Pittman Wash Trail this winter for a jolly good time. Participants are encouraged to don their most cheerful costumes or ugly holiday sweaters. Registered participants will receive a T-shirt (no medals for 1-mile participants). Packet pickup is at OrangeTheory Fitness (691 Marks St.) on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm-7pm or at Pecos Legacy Park from 8am-9am the day of the event. Day of registration is cash only. Register at any recreation center, online or at Active.com. Ages 5+

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$15 July 24-November 15
$20 November 16-December 14
$20 day of

Storyteller Shenanigans

Saturday, December 15 | 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 154258-51. Ages 2-6; $8

Whitney Wonderland

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Join Santa and his helpers for a holiday wonderland including continental breakfast with all of the trimmings. Participate in games and crafts with Santa’s elves at their workstations, listen as Santa’s elves read a story, and bring your camera to take a picture with Santa. Register by December 12 using activity code 154192-37. Ages 3+; $8

Bird Mobile Tour with Santa

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-11:30am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Hop on the bird mobile for a fun ride around the BVP with Santa as your tour guide. After the tour, make your own bird ornament while enjoying a holiday treat. Register using activity code 664050-00. Ages 6-12; $7

Blood Donation

Saturday, December 15 | 10am-1pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Only one in 20 people regularly gives blood. Donating is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past 8 weeks (16 weeks for double red cell donors), are healthy, and not currently taking antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Register at bloodhero.com (use sponsor code BlackMtn) or call 877-827-4376.

City of Henderson Open Swimming Meet

Saturday, December 15 | Noon-3pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.
The City of Henderson is proud to introduce our first swimming open. We invite all competitive youth swimmers to compete in the four main swimming strokes: front crawl (freestyle), backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. It is strongly recommended that the participants have club swimming experience, whether through a recreational club or private club. There are limited spots available, so please enroll as soon as possible using activity code 436042-03. Participants will be contacted one week before the meet to confirm participation and request desired heats (three maximum per participant). Once called and confirmed, participants will pay $4.50 per heat the day of the meet. Call 702-267- 5875 for more information. Ages 8-14

Give & Receive

Tuesday, December 18 | 9am
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
In the spirit of the season, DRC patrons have the opportunity to donate clothes, toys, living items, and so much more through the DRC so that you can give back to the community. Start dropping off your donations on Oct. 1. The event starts at 9am and ends once all items are gone. For more information, please call Downtown Recreation Center at 702-267- . All ages; Free

Last Friday

Friday, December 28 | 6pm-10pm
Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
Join us in the heart of the Water Street District for a Friday night culinary experience paired with music and art. Last Friday fosters community growth by bringing food, music, arts, a farmer’s market, crafts and entertainment to historic Water Street with something for everyone. See a live cooking challenge as two chefs battle on stage. For more information, visit justaddwaterstreet.com. All ages; Free

New Year’s Eve Lock-In

Monday-Tuesday, December 31-January 1 | 7pm-8am
Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
This overnight event allows children to enjoy various activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, team building, open play, and open swim and concludes with a New Year’s-themed movie. In addition to the abundance of activities, participants will enjoy a dinner and celebrate the New Year with an apple cider toast while watching the fireworks from an unobstructed view on city property. It is suggested that participants bring a sleeping bag, pillow, swimsuit, and towel. Register using activity code 436315-00. Ages 6-10; $30

 

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.


Schedule is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Management reserves all rights.