Healthy Kids Festival LogoTo celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids© Program and Clark County Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the sixth annual Healthy Kids Festival that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

The free festival, open to young children and their families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road, Las Vegas, Nev. Local community partners will come together to promote health, nutrition and physical activity in young children and their families.

The event will include teaching children to purchase and grow fruits and vegetables, healthy food tasting, music and dance instruction, BMI and health assessments, city/county and local recreation, sports and outdoor venues.

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Rose clippingCooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout the fall.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Cheryl Hume will show you  how to start roses from cuttings at this free, open to the public, workshop.

Hume has a been a member of the American Rose Society (ARS) since 1982 and a proud holder of a Life Subscription To ARS.

All the information can be found on the website.

Tomato Basil Clipart

Tomatoes and basil are companion plants.

Companion planting is not magic.

It is known that some plants appreciate the attributes of others and they grow well together.

Knowing which plants grow well together, repel insects or even repel other plants can enhance your gardening experience.

Learn all about companion planting with Master Gardener Lori Evans.

Clipart of garden tour sign.Plan to visit Cooperative Extension’s Botanical Gardens each Friday, from September through December to tour the gardens and learn about the plants that thrive in desert southwest landscapes.

Master Gardeners will offer free walking tours weekly at 10 a.m.

The tours wind around the entire gardens offering brief descriptions in over 20 areas.

All tours are open to the public. Find all the details on the website.

RattlesnakeA training clinic designed specifically to teach dogs on rattlesnake avoidance

Rattlesnakes are still active due to the mild weather and low precipitation, fostering an earlier and longer snake season.

If you enjoy activities that take you and your dog(s) outdoors, you and your pet(s) may be at risk for encountering rattlesnakes. And as the snakes keep moving in search of food and mates, they are ending up in peoples own backyards.

This training comes just in time for the opening of hunting season, while the snakes are still out, and will give dogs a head start for next spring which is expected to be equally as heavy with snakes as this year.

Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with Get Rattled, highly encourages pet owners to take part in this important Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic.