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Resident prices are listed. Non-residents add 15%.


Heritage Volunteer Crafters Fair

Wednesday, December 4 | 9am-1pm
Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd.
Our in-house volunteer crafters (sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and other groups) are hosting an early holiday craft fair in the conference room off the lobby. Start your holiday shopping with a selection of creative handmade items available at reasonable prices. Ages 50+; Free to shop

Gingerbread House Contest

Thursday, December 5 | 1pm-2:30pm
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Gingerbread house kits are provided along with extra candy decorations so you can build a unique gingerbread house worthy enough to win a prize. Take your creation home to use as a holiday decoration. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while you build your masterpiece. Registration is required using activity code 154245-58. Ages 50+; $10

Canvas & Paint

Friday, December 6 | 6pm-8pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Test your creativity with a night of painting. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Register using activity code 154348-53. Ages 10-15; $15

Amargosa Trail Maintenance

Saturday, December 7 | 8am-10am
Shaded Canyon Trail
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

Candy Cane Kids Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 7 | 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

Blood Donation

Saturday, December 7 | 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.

Pictures With Santa

Saturday, December 7 | 9am-10:30am
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Santa Claus is visiting Henderson to meet and pose for pictures with your children. A digital picture will be sent to your personal email. You may also bring your own camera. Register using activity code 154060-00. All ages; $2

Puppy Pictures With Santa

Saturday, December 7 | 10:30am-Noon
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
Dogs love the holidays too so Santa Claus will also pose for pictures with your pup. Register using activity code 154072-00. All ages; $2

Mighty Medley

Saturday, December 7 | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.
Master the inflatable obstacle course on the first Saturday of each month. There will also be an assortment of games and relays for all ages. Participants must pass a swim test to use the obstacle course. Register using activity code 436613-03. Ages 8-14; $5

Holiday Bingo

Wednesday, December 11 | 1:30pm-2:30pm
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Get ready for 12 games of holiday bingo. You may play two large-print cards with sliding windows featuring everything from one bingo to coverall. Win special prizes for each game. Dessert and hot chocolate will be served. Register using activity code 154189-58. Ages 50+; $2

Paint & Pizza Party: Winter Bliss

Friday, December 13 | 5:30pm-9pm
Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
A blank canvas awaits your child in this on this fun-filled night. They can let their imaginations run wild and paint what they like or follow that night’s theme using a variety of painting utensils including brushes, glitter and sponges. Dinner and supplies are included. Register at least one week in advance using activity code 154298-01. Ages 5-12; $20

Cosmic Swim

Friday, December 13 | 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 436317-02. All ages; $5

Candy Cane Festival
Friday, December 13 | 4pm-6pm
Heritage Park Aquatic Complex.
Celebrate the magic of winter with us. Festivities include games, bounce house, treats, and our famous 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 to donate to a local nonprofit and admission is free. Parents must be in the water with children under the age of 8. Register using activity code 436556-00. All ages; $5

Whitney Wonderland

Saturday, December 14 | 10am-Noon
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Join Santa and his helpers for a holiday wonderland including hot chocolate and cookies. 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 Dec. 11 using activity code 154192-36. All ages; $5

Reindeer Dash 5K Run

Saturday, December 14 | 9am-11am
Behind Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
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 on Dec. 12 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Jimmy John’s (106 N. Stephanie St. Suite 130) or from 8:00-9:00 a.m. the day of the event. Day-of registration is cash only. Ages 5+
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$25 July 23-Nov. 15
$35 Nov. 16-Dec. 13
$40 Day of event

Reindeer Dash 1-mile Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, December 14 | 9am-11am
Behind Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
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. Packet pickup is Dec. 12 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Jimmy John’s (106 N. Stephanie St., Suite 120) or from 8:00-9:00 a.m. the day of the event. Day-of registration is cash only. Ages 5+
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$15 July 23-Nov. 15
$20 Nov. 16-Dec. 14

Bird Mobile Tour With Santa

Saturday, December 14 | 10am-11:30am
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr.
Hop on the Bird Mobile for a fun ride around the Bird Preserve 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 5-10; $7

Winter Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 19
The City of Henderson is hosting its annual holiday luncheon featuring traditional fare. Meals are $5 per person under the age of 60 and a $2.50 suggested donation for the ages of 60+. Ages 50+
10:30 am-1:30 pm | Heritage Park Senior
11am-1pm | Downtown Senior

Neighbor to Neighbor

Friday, December 20 | 9am-1pm
Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
DRC is partnering with the City of Henderson Police Department to host this outreach event. Join us for various free services, resources and social services for those living without shelter. The event will feature haircuts, showers, meals, and more. All ages; Free

Merry Grinchmas

Saturday, December 21 | 10am-Noon
Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
Travel with us to Whoville and watch your heart grow three sizes, then help us decorate the Grinchmas tree. Dress in costume if you like. Come in car, on foot or on a bike, a special guest will be in sight! Brunch will be provided. Register using activity code 154346-48. All ages; $8

Winter Break BMX Challenge

Saturday, December 28 | 10am-Noon
AG BMX dirt track, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Bring your bike and helmet for this recreational dirt bike challenge at the Arroyo Grande BMX park. After a short intro class, compete in the pump track trial, bunny hop, jumping, and ladder bridge contests. Balance bike riders will have time trial and coasting contests. Preregistration is required using activity code 154347-58. All ages; $10

New Year’s Celebration

Saturday, December 28 | 11am-2pm
Downtown Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave.
Ring in the New Year with music, laughter and the anticipation of a new beginning. Celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. The event includes sparkling cider and hors d’oeuvres. Entertainers: Salt ‘n Pepper. Register using activity code 154143-58. Ages 50+; $10

New Year’s Eve Midnight Hike

Tuesday, December 31 | 11pm-12:30am
Anthem East Trailhead in Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
Join us for a midnight hike on the McCullough Hills Trail. The hike takes us to an amazing viewpoint where almost the entire valley can be seen. From there we can take in the night’s fireworks. Bring plenty of water; wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. No pets are permitted. Youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Pre-registration is required using activity code 154186-50. Ages 5+; $14



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