There are many activities, meetups, events and classes in the Las Vegas valley! Check back every Sunday for a fresh update or subscribe to the newsletter and I’ll add the latest along with the deals I get from local and national businesss and weekly freebies. Head over to The Homeschool Cafe for more information on how to homeschool, inspiring stories from homeschoolers around the world, curriculum reviews and the How to Homeschool by grade! If you are looking for family-friendly events this week and/or nature classes, I make a point of sharing those in the Things to Do This Week post updated every Thursday. Scroll down for the City-Wide Homeschool Graduation event and get in on it early!
Save the date! The next Resource Fair is Sept. 29 at the Centennial Hills YMCA from 10 a.m.- 1p.m.! We’ll have local education resources, national online education programs and curriculum, fall photo sessions, a Homeschool Help and Co-Op class in a separate classroom, giveaways, a scavenger hunt and more fun things for families. And it’s FREE!
NW – Northwest
SW – Southwest
HD – Henderson
NLV – North Las Vegas
SE – Southeast
SM – Summerlin
4965 S Fort Apache Rd, Suite 104
There are classes all week Wed.-Fri. for ages baby to 12 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. The schedule is here.
Music for every age and stage! From the internationally renowned Music Together Babies, Mixed-Age, and Rhythm Kids programs, to Dahl Studio’s Spanish language, music, and culture immersion program, Canta y Baila Conmigo, or Private Piano and Voice Coaching studio.
Classes are held 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Currently, all of the riding lessons are private so our students can have one-on-one attention. Normally, a 45-minute lesson with a lesson horse is $75. For homeschool riders, they are offering these lessons for $50. If the rider is capable of saddling the horse themselves, they will have the full 45 minutes in the saddle. If they still need to learn how to put the saddle and other equipment on, there will be 15 minutes dedicated to that and 30 minutes of riding. Also offering educational sessions that don’t involve riding in order for the kids to meet the requirements for all of the levels in our curriculum. Those sessions will be 1 hour in a group setting and will be $20 per participant. Lessons must be prepaid monthly. Makeups are available if you have to reschedule for some reason. There are no refunds.
Here is a link to the curriculum they use: https://horsesenselearninglevels.com/learning-levels/the-levels-curriculum/
Park Day at Centennial Hills Park
Come hang out at the park! We will be at the dinosaur park on the library side of Centennial Hills Park every other Monday from 1:00 until whenever the kids are worn out! Just a social time for the kids to play together. No need to bring anything! If it is too hot, too cold, or raining, we will meet inside the homework center of the library instead.
AKA Homeschool Help & Co-Op Meetup
Every Tuesday we’ve been meeting since it’s so hot outdoors, and helping parents who are new to homeschool or new to the city. We can help you fill out the NOI, education plan and find resources to help you in your homeschool.
Beginning Tumbling Gymnastics
Black Mountain Recreation Center
$33.41 (financial assistance available)
These structured classes include basic gymnastic skills that help to further develop balance, flexibility, strength, and coordination while improving listening skills. Register here.
Centennial Hills YMCA
Tuesdays & Thursdays (or you can do only Tue. or only Thur.)
First hour is sports, second hour is swim.
Homeschool P.E. offers a way for your child to learn valuable physical and social skills that will last a lifetime. Whether your child is an athlete on a select sports team, or an artist that has never kicked a ball, Homeschool Y P.E. has something to offer.
The Las Vegas Homeschooling Support Group meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the library (our version of park day indoors!). There are computers for 20 kids to play games together as well as arts and crafts. Get to know more about how to homeschool, resources around town, fill out the NOI and pick up a sample education plan.
Every Wednesday! We’ll have a group and 1:1 instruction throughout the hour class by a professional golf instructor. Classes are $15. Kids 3-17. We have clubs but bring ’em if ya got ’em! When you pull in, go to the right and to the back of the property to the kids’ golf clubhouse, just pass the bunnies under the bank of oleanders along the side of the beige trailer.
Homeschool Drama Class
Centennial Hills YMCA
This in-person developmental drama course will include a wide range of creative and fun activities that promote the development of leadership, communication skills, and creative thinking. Classes will teach acting fundamentals like projection, articulation, dramatic movement, and improvisation while engaging in active and imaginative character building and group scene work. Students will learn from an award-winning curriculum that encourages them to express themselves through communication, creativity, and collaboration all while building confidence! Class culminates with a spring performance in May 2022. No class 11/11, 11/56, 12/23, 12/30, & 4/14.
VKZ DEAL! The Refuge Climbing and Fitness
6283 S. Valley View Blvd.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$12 for the day, kids 5 and up, free gear rentals! (shoes are normally $3 to rent, harness is an additional $3 to rent)
There are many places to climb indoors and outdoors in Las Veags. One of our favorite places is The Refuge Climbing and Fitness. The professional climbers at Refuge have offered a sweet deal at nearly 50% off for locals! Mention Vegas Kids Zone for the discount.
- After-school programs for children ages 5-18.
- Refuge kid’s club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., for beginner climbers ages 5-12 who want to learn basic technique, play games, and develop teamwork skills. The first two practices are free for local children!
- Kids are always welcome to come in and get a day pass to climb for the day anytime! A day pass is $12 for children 11 and under, and $17 for anyone 12 and over.
Got littles? Bring them to Horses 4 Heroes Little Barn, every Friday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Admission is $10 per child for the first two kids and $5 for each additional child. Fun for ages 2 to 7 but older siblings are welcome, too! Activities include a horse ride, interactions with miniature horses, playtime with farm animals, bounce house, all in a safe, outdoor farm atmosphere. Space is limited so register here, now: https://horses4heroes.coursestorm.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers welcome, too!
This is always a fun time at Crystal Palace Rancho! Next skate day is Oct. 22!
Back by demand! We already have a few vendors returning and some new ones who saw the great turnout we had last month at our 3rd resource fair. We’ll have sports, curriculum, microschools, play places, independent teachers and more at this next fair! And of course fun for the kids, giveaways and prizes throughout the 3-hour event, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Centennial Hills YMCA!
Graduation may be far off, but working together now can build relationships and make for an even more special event. The City-Wide Graduation event is going to be great! As part of the planning process, the grad parents and seniors will meet briefly each month starting in October 2021. The group will use this time to make connections and plan a ceremony. Tasks and responsibilities will be divided and assigned to individuals and committees who will be taking on monthly tasks like programs and decorations. All homeschoolers from Southern Nevada are welcome regardless of group affiliation, race, religion and creed, sexual orientation to participate.