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Thursday, December 17, 2009

City Of Las Vegas Cultural Arts & Community Events December 21 - 27

Free Community Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 27 To Honor Calvin “Eagle Eye” Shields

Everyone is invited to enjoy the community Kwanzaa Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Admission is free. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American people, their culture and their history. This year the West Las Vegas Arts Center will celebrate Kujichagulia, (pronounced koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah) or self-determination — to speak for ourselves and create our own destinies. The community will present the graduating class of the Girls and Boys Rites of Passage program and honor community elder, legendary jazz pianist and bandleader Calvin "Eagle Eye” Shields. Call 229-4800 for information in advance, or 507-3989 on event day.

Other upcoming events include:

Gift Wrapping Extravaganza (all ages)
Weekdays, Dec. 21-23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $1 per gift
Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6454.
Are you through shopping and want to get your gifts wrapped? Have your gifts wrapped the last week before Christmas with a beautiful selection of paper and ribbon!

Winter Break Specialty Theme Camp (ages 4-15)
Monday, Dec. 21, through Thursday, Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: $100 per week (Monday-Thursday); $90 for an additional child from the same household.
Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave, 229-6359.
Mirabelli Community Center will offer a weeklong, themed specialty camp concentrating on a particular activity. Call for more information. No camp Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

Winter Break Camp (ages 4-15)
Monday, Dec. 21, through Thursday, Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee: $65 per child per week (Monday-Thursday); $60 for an additional child from the same household. Advance registration required.

- Becker Community School, 9110 Hillpointe Road, 229-2482. Ages 4-15.
- Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 229-1607. Ages 6-11.
- Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 229-6374. Ages 4-15.
- Johnson Community School, 340 Villa Monterey, 229-6175. Ages 4-15.
- Lied Community School, 5340 W. Tropical Parkway, 229-5072. Ages 4-15.
- Molasky Community School, 7801 Gilmore, 229-5345, Ages 4-15
- Rafael Rivera Community Center, 2900 E. Stewart Ave., 229-4600. Ages 4-15.

Youth will have fun and stay busy enjoying age-appropriate activities, including arts, crafts, holiday games and sports, under the supervision and guidance of professional staff. No camp on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. Kids will need to bring a sack lunch daily. Registration for camps is available at the facilities listed, by telephone and online at www.clvbeyondtheneon.com. Registration will continue until camps are full. Telephone registration for camps is available by calling (702) 229-5445. You will need a Leisure Access (family account) number, a personal LeisureLink number and program code(s). These may be obtained by calling any of the facilities listed above for assistance, or online. The fall Leisure Guide, which has program codes and detailed information on each facility’s camps, classes, programs, special events, sports, workshops and activities, is available online at www.lasvegasparksandrec.com. A map and description of city of Las Vegas facilities is available online at the same location.

Holiday Cookie Exchange (ages 50+)
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.
Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., (702) 229-6125.
Bring two dozen cookies to trade with each other. Participation is free.

Holiday Caroling (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Participation is free.
East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.

Media Contact:
Margaret Kurtz
Publicity Specialist
City of Las Vegas
400 E. Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101-2986
(702) 229-6993
Cell (702) 249-1828
E-mail: mkurtz@lasvegasnevada.gov
www.lasvegasnevada.gov www.lasvegasparksandrec.com www.artslasvegas.org

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


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