May 18, 2011 

Here is an event taking place in our community this Saturday that I hope will interest you!

"Biking With Barlow" For Tonopah Community Garden May 21

I invite you to bring the family to "Biking with Barlow" on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to enjoy bicycling together and raising funds for the Tonopah Community Garden. "Together We Can," a non-profit group of urban gardeners and concerned citizens seeking to benefit our community through the garden, is sponsoring this community event.

There will be Tike Trike Races and other carnival events for the kids, as well as face painting, music, snow cones, food and vendors. There are three distance bike routes – five, 30 and 60 miles in length. Registration fees are $10 for the five-mile ride and $35 for the 30- or 60-mile ride. Registration forms and more information are available online. Non-rider entry will be by donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring Your Friends, Shovels & Gloves To Historic Berkley Square's Extreme Tree Planting Event May 28

We need volunteers to help transform the Historic Berkley Square neighborhood on Saturday, May 28! As part of making Ward 5 clean and green, I’m asking you to bring your friends, your shovels and gloves, and join me as we plant 185 new trees at Berkley Square and then celebrate with a community barbecue.

Groups of adult volunteers are needed to help plant the trees. Volunteers will gather at 7 a.m. at the corner of F Street and Owens Avenue; tree planting is expected to take several hours. Each property fronting the street will receive one 15-gallon tree, while properties with corner lots may receive up to three 15-gallon trees. The project will provide shaded, walkable streets in the community at no cost to individual homeowners. The city of Las Vegas received a grant from the Nevada Division of Forestry to place 185 trees within the historic Berkley Square neighborhood for the purpose of increasing the tree canopy. The project is funded through the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Clark County Urban Forestry Revitalization grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant requires that the trees be planted within the planting strip between the street curb and sidewalk. The planting strip is publicly owned but maintained by the adjacent property owner. Residents will be responsible for watering and maintaining the trees.

Please plan to bring your friends and neighbors, and lets work together May 28 to improve the quality of life in this historic Ward 5 neighborhood!

Early Voting for the City of Las Vegas Municipal General Election Begins Saturday, May 21
Check Your Sample Ballot For Locations

Early voting for the Las Vegas Municipal General Election begins Saturday, May 21, and ends Friday, June 3. Las Vegas registered voters may vote at any of the convenient early voting sites or on Election Day at their designated polling place. Check your sample ballot for dates and times of early voting locations at the Las Vegas City Clerk’s office, Meadows Mall and convenient neighborhood locations.

The city's General Election will be held Tuesday, June 7. During early voting and on Election Day, all city voters can vote for a candidate for mayor and Municipal Court judges in Departments 2 and 3. Residents living in Ward 3 can vote for a City Council candidate who would represent their area.

A complete listing of early vote locations, dates and times, and other election information is available in your sample ballot and online. For more information, contact the Las Vegas City Clerk at 229-6311, TTY 386-9108.

I like to bring opportunities to help our youth to you as I become aware of them. I have one of those for you today, below.

Flight Tyme Speed Camp

Flight Tyme is offering a speed camp for ages 8-22, June 13-July 21, at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. Flight Tyme speed camps are designed to teach athletes to be more efficient runners, which makes them faster. Additionally, camps also have an added agility component. The focus is on every phase of running – explosive starts, maintaining speed for the duration of a sprint or race, and finishing strong. Furthermore, the camps’ added agility component teaches the fine art of changing direction with little or no wasted steps and motions.

The camp is six weeks in duration and campers will meet twice each week for 1.5 hours each session. Over the course of six weeks, campers will participate in various drills to hone their running techniques and movements in order to develop a more-efficient running style, which ultimately makes them both quicker and faster. The camp cost is $125 per athlete. Sponsorship opportunities are available as follows: 

  • Platinum: $2,500; includes website signage, two take-off signs and 15 scholarships in company’s name.
  • Gold: $1,000; includes one take-off sign and eight scholarships in company’s name.
  • Silver: $750; includes one take-off sign and five scholarships in company’s name.
  • Bronze: $500; includes one take-off sign and three scholarships in company’s name.
  • Donor: $250: includes two scholarships in company’s name.

Flight Tyme offers advanced training for today’s athletes. The focus is on the total athlete and developing specialized training modules for all competitors for every sport and for year-round training. Strength is built in the off-season and maintained during the season. The trainers understand this, as many of them have competed at very high levels. 

More information and camp registration can be obtained by calling (562) 412-0698.

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