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Clinic Offers Vaccinations and Physicals Ahead of School

Clinic Offers Vaccinations and Physicals Ahead of School

Getting new clothes and school supplies are only part of the preparation kids need for a new school year, they may also need updated immunizations or a physical to play sports, that is where a base clinic comes in.

The Nellis Pediatrics Clinic will be hosting its annual school and sports physicals for children ages 6-17 at the Family Medicine Clinic through the month of August.

Read more in at Nellis Air Force Base website.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Sesame Street Entertains Kids at Nellis

Sesame Street Entertains Kids at Nellis

Some of the best known characters from Sesame Street are visiting Nellis Air Force Base this week.

The Sesame Street/USO Experience held two performances at the Youth Center Gym Tuesday and will have two more Wednesday. The shows are at 2 and 5:30 p.m.

Besides the Sesame Street regulars, including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover, the performance includes a new character created specifically for military kids. Katie, who is a military child, was introduced last year by first lady Michelle Obama and the wife of vice president Joe Biden, Jill Biden. During the performance, Katie will learn to deal with the changes that come with her family being relocated.

The tour has already taken the message to more than 248,000 military families. It has been performed at 131 military bases in 33 states and 11 countries. 

Military Families Get Back-to-School Help

Military Families Get Back-to-School Help

 

It is almost time for back to school for most kids in southern Nevada, and kids with parents in the military are getting some extra help to go back to class.

Operation Homefront Nevada has spent the last month collecting school supplies for the annual Back-to-School Brigade program. This weekend those supplies will be disturbed to the children of service members. The event will be Saturday at the Floyd Edsell Training Center, 6400 Range Road.

Operation Homefront Nevada has teamed up with local businesses to collect pens, paper, scissors and other items needed for school. They also worked with Operation Homefront groups from around the country.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

YMCA Offers Free Summer Meals

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is helping fill the gap left by the schools being closed for the summer. The Y is offering free meals and snacks for kids under 18 through the Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

The YMCA has partnered with the Walmart Foundation. The foundation gave the program a $22,500 grant to address childhood hunger in southern Nevada. That money is being used to make sure more kids have access to the summer food program. Around the country, an estimated 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals during the summer.

There will be free lunches available at these YMCA locations Monday through Friday:

  • Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Dr.
  • Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway
  • Serving Noon to 2 p.m.

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.