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Knapping, Not Napping

posted Nov 28, 2016, 3:04 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 3:05 PM ]

Flint Knapping - Beginners Part 1

On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 to 2 at the Pavilion east of the Museum, Kelly Beeson and Brent Hughes will teach community members how to knap. This unique talent can be used to make arrowheads and other rock tools.

“We really appreciate Kelly and Brent sharing their time and talents with the public. This is always such a fun activity,” said Museum Coordinator Elspeth Kuta.

The activity is for those age 15 and older, and requires some hand strength. Since the activity will be outside, attendees are encouraged to bring something to sit on. Historically, this activity has been very popular. Consequently, interested parties are invited to call the Museum at (702) 346-2394 for a reservation.

During the event, Beeson will also share her knowledge of the early Native Americans, who travelled through this area.

For more information about this event and the Museum,call (702)346-5705, find us on Facebook at MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The above video provides a some basic information about knapping.



City Council Meeting Cancellation Notice

posted Nov 22, 2016, 3:49 PM by Aaron Baker


Due to the holidays, the City Council has cancelled the following regularly scheduled meetings.

Technical Review
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM

Regular City Council
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM

The City Council will reconvene its scheduled meetings for the Technical Review on Tuesday, January 3, 2017; 1:30 p.m. and the Regular City Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017; 5:00 p.m.

For additional information regarding the 2017 Mesquite City Council meeting schedule, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 702-346-5295.

Mesquite Airport Master Plan Meeting

posted Nov 22, 2016, 3:38 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 3:39 PM ]

A public informational meeting will be held on December 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM at the City of Mesquite City Hall, Council Chambers located at 10 East Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite NV.

Representatives of the City will be present to discuss the Mesquite Airport Master Plan Update project.

A copy of the meeting agenda and associated backup material can be viewed at www.mesquiteap.com

Architectural Review Committee Volunteer Needed

posted Nov 15, 2016, 9:49 AM by Aaron Baker

A vacancy is opening up soon on the City’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The ARC reviews building plans, landscaping plans, sign permits, and fence / wall permits in the Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center and the Downtown Central Business District. The committee meets approximately once a month on an as-needed basis to review development activity in these areas.

Interested volunteers should have some knowledge of, or background in architecture, landscape architecture, design, construction, engineering, real estate or business. Those interested in making application to volunteer for this position should visit the City’s Website at:
http://www.mesquitenv.gov/city-government/volunteering and print out the Volunteer Application. Submit the completed application to the City Clerk’s office. And you will be contacted when the applicants are reviewed.

Notice regarding Political Signs

posted Nov 9, 2016, 10:29 AM by Aaron Baker

Now that the general election has concluded, it is time to start taking down political campaign signs. Under Mesquite Municipal Code 9-10-2, the extra political (non-commercial message) signage allowed during political campaigns must be removed within 15 days following the election. This means the signs must be down by November 23, 2016.

If you have been involved with one of the candidate’s campaigns, or if you have put up your own yard signs, please remove them before the 23rd. Your neighbors will love you!

Mesquite Toes to Perform at Museum

posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:02 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 5:06 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Saturday, Nov 5. from 1 to 2 p.m., the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum has invited the Mesquite Toes to demonstrate their awesome talent. The performance will be outdoors. So, attendees are welcome to bring a cushion or a blanket to sit on. There is no charge for the show and all ages are welcome.

Elspeth Kuta, Museum Coordinator said, “Mesquite has such wonderful talent and I am so grateful that they have been so generous in being willing to donate their time to provide a demonstration for us.”

“The Toes", as we are affectionately known, are a group of very energized ladies who love to dance. Started in 2003 with one team of dancers, the group has now grown to six teams with members whose average age is 70.​ The Mesquite-Toes Tap Team is a non-profit organization, that promotes Mesquite, Nevada as an active retirement community. Former Mayor Bill Nicholes proclaimed them to be the official "Goodwill Ambassadors of the Magic of Mesquite."

You can see the Toes at many events throughout Mesquite. Be sure and mark your calendar for their upcoming Christmas Show, which benefits the Virgin Valley Food Bank. The first show is on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 9, there will be two shows. The first at 1 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. All shows will be at the Mesquite Community Theatre - 150 N. Yucca Street.

For more information about this event and the Museum,call (702)346-5705, find us on Facebook at MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo Credit: http://www.mesquitetoestapteam.com/

Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

posted Oct 31, 2016, 11:52 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 5:06 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Families and Friends. The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services will be hosting its annual “Community Thanksgiving Dinner” on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Community and Senior Center located at 102 W. Old Mill Road.

 

The annual dinner is a free event open to everyone.  It’s not just for the needy or unfortunate.  This event ensures that all members of the community, regardless of income, have a meal to enjoy with others on the holiday; that no one in Mesquite is hungry or alone,” “It’s an excellent way to come together to celebrate the fact that we live in a great community” said Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor. Last year the dinner served over 2,000 people along with 330 meals delivered to homebound seniors. 

 

The dinner is only made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses, groups, clubs and the City of Mesquite. If you, your business, or organization is interested in contributing time, money or product, or you have additional questions please contact Griseyda Belalcazar (gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov) or Krissy Thornton (kthornton@mesquitenv.gov) at 346-5290. 

 

Volunteers are needed in the preparing for the meal, cooking and assisting in the kitchen during the day of the event, serving, homebound meals (drivers), cleaning up, and in providing entertainment.  Volunteers must pre-register prior to the event with Krissy Thornton, no walk-ins will be allowed.

 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

posted Oct 25, 2016, 3:10 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 5:05 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Youth Basketball is scheduled to begin November 14, 2016, for boys and girls ages 7-14.  The deadline to register is Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:00pm. 

 

If spots are available after the registration deadline, those wanting to fill the available positions will be charged a late sign-up fee per spot.  Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Practices will be held on Monday evenings and Games will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays depending on your child’s age division.

 

“The purpose of our youth programs in the City of Mesquite Recreation & Parks Department is to guide boys and girls through an organized program,” said Zach Robison, Recreation Coordinator. “Youth can learn the fundamentals of a sport and learn sportsmanship through participation. The ultimate goal is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude.”

 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

 

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Oct 18, 2016, 3:59 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 19, 2016, 2:07 PM by Aaron Baker ]

Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon on Thursday, October 27. This open forum will be held in the Pioneer Center at Sun City Mesquite located at 1350 Flat Top Mesa Drive. This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns or just meet the City Manager.



Mesquite Recreation, Community & Senior Centers Facility Holiday Hours – 2016

posted Oct 17, 2016, 3:21 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 5:04 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



The City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department would like to inform the community of our holiday hours schedule for the upcoming holiday that will affect The Mesquite Recreation Center and The Mesquite Community/Senior Center hours of operation.

 

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause; the hours of operation will go as followed:

 



*Mesquite Recreation Center Hours:

 

·         Friday, November 11, 2016. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

§  Veterans Day

·         Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Hours of Operation: 5:00AM – 12:00PM (Noon)

§  Thanksgiving Eve

·         Thursday, November 24, 2016. Hours of Operation: Closed

§  Thanksgiving Day

·         Friday, November 25, 2016. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

§  Family Day

 

 

*Mesquite Community/Senior Center Hours:

 

·         Friday, November 11, 2016. Hours of Operation: Closed

§  Veterans Day

·         Thursday, November 24, 2016. Hours of Operation: Closed

§  Thanksgiving Day

·         Friday, November 25, 2016. Hours of Operation: Closed

§  Family Day

 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

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