Thursday, January 12, 2012

FREE Bird Activities & Classes

Here are some great FREE bird classes starting in January at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve [350 E. Galleria Dr. (at Moser Drive)].
  • Birding Celebration
  • Experience Airborne Raptors Live
  • A Time for Birds
  • Junior Naturalist Day
  • Beginning Birding for Kids
  • Enjoy Nature Close Up
  • Hop on the Bird Mobile
  • BSA Bird Study Merit Badge
  • Hummingbird How To
  • Take a Ride on the Duck Mobile
  • Birding Basics
You can register (starting today!!)  for all classes at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Self Reliance with Classes at the Henderson Recreation Centers

Downtown Rec Center

Here are some great (low cost) classes offered by the City of Henderson!
  • Self-Expansion: Setting Goals (Various Saturdays from Feb-April) - This interactive workshop is for anyone interested in learning the process of goal setting.  We walk participants through creating visions boards, setting goals and how to overcome roadblocks, developing action plans, understanding balance and time management, and keeping ourselves motivated to keep it going.  Participants learn how to apply this process to all areas of their life. $5 for supplies is due to the instructor. (Location: BMRC)
  • Driver Safety (50+ years) (Various Thursdays or Fridays) - Learn to adjust your driving responses to age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills.  Those successfully completing the course may qualify for auto insurance premium reductions.  You must register prior to attending.  Bring a check or money order for $12 payable to AARP (AARP Members) or $14 (non-members). (Location: Various)
  • CPR & First Aid (Various Saturdays from 1/7 to 6/9) - This combined CPR/AED and First Aid class introduces lifesaving skills until emergency care arrives.  Subjects include infant, child and adult CPR, cardiac arrest, choke saving, bleeding control, trauma, poisoning, seizures, and treatment for shock.  This two-year certification is accepted by CCSD Nevada adult care licensing, dental licensing and is approved for four credit hours by Nevada child care licensing. Cost $35 (Location: VVRC)
  • Pet CPR & First Aid (Various Saturdays from 1/21 to 6/2) - You love your pet.  But what happens if they become sick or injured?  Take this workshop and learn how to treat and bandage simple to complex wounds and injuries, and how to tell when it might be necessary to go to the vet.  CPR/First Aid Certifications is available at an additional cost. Cost $60 (Location: VVRC)
You can register (starting today!!)  for all classes at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FREE Business Classes

Downtown Rec Center

Here are two FREE offered by the City of Henderson!
  • Doing Business in Henderson (Thurs 1/26 or Tues 4/3) - Do you want to do business in Henderson? Then join us to learn about overall business start-up basics, business planning, leading options, starting a home-based or commercial business, and Henderson City business resources. (Location: Various)
  • Managing a Business in a Downturn Market (Thurs 3/1 or 5/17) - Learn about a series of actions that provides several procedures to reduce business expenses, manage cash flow, recognize financial procedures needed to stay in business, alternative marketing and sales strategies, and inventory monitoring for better cash control. (Location: HMGC)
You can register (starting today!!)  for all classes at

Monday, January 9, 2012

FREE Couponing Classes

Downtown Rec Center

Here are two FREE offered by the City of Henderson!
  • Couponing without Effort (Tues 2/28 or 4/17) - Some people save hundreds of dollars a month with coupons.  Learn a few tips and tricks to cutting your grocery bill in half.  We teach you how to file your coupons very easily and how to use a free website to maximize your savings. (Location: SSRC)
  • Grocery Smarts (Monday 1/23, 2/20, 3/19 or 4/23) - Learn the secrets of extreme couponing, how to file coupons quickly and easily, the secrets of grocery store ads, and create a free customized grocery list. (Location: BMRC)
You can register (starting today!!)  for all classes at

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FREE Gardening Classes!

Acacia Demonstration Gardens

Here are some great FREE gardening classes starting in March at the Acacia Demonstration Gardens (50 Casa Del Fuego Street, Henderson, NV).
  • Landscape Design with Native Plants in Mind
  • Growing Vegetables in the Las Vegas Valley
  • Companion Planting
  • Gardening in Small Places
  • Food Preservation
  • Why Don't Things Grow Here?
  • Indoor Plant Care
You can register (starting today!!)  for all classes at