Red Apple with Heart Cut-outDuring the school year, more than 31 million children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. But what happens when school lets out? The Summer Food Service Program is designed to make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need during the summer months so they’re ready to learn when they return to school in the fall. To find a site, call 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-Hambre.

The Solarbration Comittee, its Partners and The Conservation District of Southern Nevada invite the community to attend the third annual Solarbration Solar Festival which will be held on October 11 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road. The Festival runs from noon – 4 p.m. The purpose of the festival is to blend art, technology, and outreach to promote renewable energy, inspire conservation, and support sustainable communities. The Solar Festival, free to the public and all ages are welcome, will offer the community the opportunity to enjoy solar-powered art, live music, food and fun.  Plus there will be solar demonstrations, and the latest information on sustainable energy.

Photos from last year's event

“We promise to deliver a fun-filled family event that will be a one-stop location for everything related to going solar,” said Jon Wardlaw, Commission Chairman of the Conservation District of Southern Nevada.  “We will have all the latest information regarding energy rebates, tax credits, solar financing, and lots of hands-on activities for all ages.”

Again this year, the event will be “bike friendly” and cyclists are encouraged to ride to the event. Bike clubs are encouraged to make a ride out of the event This year promises to be even  more fun and activity packed than last year. The Lifelong Learning Center is located right at the Windmill exit of the Clark County 215 trail. If you are interesrted in a volunteer opportunity at the event, visit www.solarbration.org.

What started as a short term 4-H Horse Science project hosted by Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgery Center for youth ages 9-18, has turned into the newest 4-H Club in southern Nevada. Desert Pines veterinarians and technicians are doing much of the instruction over the summer, along with Cooperative Extension 4-H Instructor, Lori Leas. The club members will finish their summer project studying equine nutrition, first-aid and equine vital signs (tpr’s), as well as common diseases, parasites and bio-security.

4-H Kids learning about horses Interested in joining in September? Get all of the details here!