City Councilman Steve Ross has 2011 Community Events Planned

Today researching upcoming family events in the city I noticed a very stark difference between the city council members pages when it comes family activities. Yet again Steve Ross appears to be the only city council person with not only truly family friendly events planned, but his office also puts them up on the website so that we can all know about them.
Take a look at the map then click through so you get to the official city website and see what your city council member has lined up for your family.

As for the cynical thinking that Steve’s office only has the materials up now because he is running for mayor, this is simply not the case. I have lived in Ward 6 for 4 years and have always been able to know well in advance before family events are planned. What is the point of investing in the activities if no one ever knows about them?

Thank you Steve Ross for keeping this part of the valley a great place for families and creating a sense of community our neighborhoods need.

Here is the list so far of events planned for Ward 6. All council members plan events like these for their districts, yet Steve is the only one to tell you about them well in advance to maximize community participation.

Raptor Play Park Opening
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, 10 a.m. – noon
Tropical Parkway and Durango
Free

Bring the family out to experience the red, white and blue opening of the Raptor Play Park. This new park will have a picnic area, splash pad, and open grass area for children to enjoy. Light refreshments while supplies last.

March

Ward 6 Town Hall/Information Fair
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Northwest Career and Technical Academy, 8200 W. Tropical Pkwy.
Free

Councilman Ross will host a meeting with representatives from the city of Las Vegas Public Works; Clark County Public Works; Nevada Department of Transportation; city of Las Vegas Parks and Recreation and the Clark County Parks & Recreation; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Nevada Power; Las Vegas Valley Water District; area developers and community organizations to provide information and answers to concerns and questions for constituents in Ward 6.

Movie in the Park – “Nanny McPhee Returns”
Friday, March 11, 2011, 7 p.m.
Centennial Hills Amphitheatre
7101 N. Buffalo Drive, Buffalo and Deer Springs
Free

Enjoy a family film in the park. Bring your blankets or folding chairs.

Senior Chat
Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive
Free

Join the councilman for a fresh cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Shredding Event
Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10a.m.- noon
Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive
Free

Bring your documents that need to be shredded. Complimentary shredding takes place in the Centennial Hills Community Center Active Adult Center parking lot. Limit of five boxes per vehicle. This is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old documents.

April

Spring Celebration
Saturday, April 9, 2011, noon – 4 p.m.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road
Free

Families will enjoy face painters, jump houses, pony and wagon rides, crafts, games, Farmers Market, community vendors, music and much more.

June

Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 11, 2011, Time TBA
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road
Free

Join Councilman Ross and the Department of Wildlife for a free fishing day. Look for updates on this event as the date gets closer.

August

Back-to-School Fair and Movie in the Park
Friday, Aug 5, 2011, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Centennial Hills Park, Elkhorn Road and Buffalo Drive
Free

Join Councilman Ross for the Back-to-School Fair and Movie in the Park. Free school supplies and binders will be given out while supplies last. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Enjoy balloon artist, face painters and jump house. Look for updates regarding the movie that will be shown.

December

Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas and Car Show
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road
Free

Bring your family to join Councilman Ross at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs Park to celebrate the holiday season. Families will enjoy hay rides, a petting zoo, balloon artist, jump house and a visit from Santa. Join Councilman Ross in helping local charities in our area with food, toys and clothing for people in need.

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