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Summer Freebies

From family fun activities to health and legal workshops, UNLV offers a number of free resources to the community.

Business & Community  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  By UNLV News Center

Beat the heat at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center during Family Swim Night this summer. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

While some students and faculty members are away for the summer, the campus continues to offer a number of services for the entire community. Here's a list a of just a few you might want to check out.

Make a Splash

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers Family Swim Night for all ages at 6-8 p.m. every second Friday of the month. Each session offers a different theme and includes games and special kids activities. SRWC members are free; adult nonmembers are $10; all children are free.

Free Legal Education

The William S. Boyd School of Law offers weekly workshops on basic procedures on bankruptcy, divorice, guardianship, custody, record sealing, and small claims court matters. Some classes are offered in Spanish.

Art and Culture

One of the gems on campus for all ages is the Barrick Museum, which offers Story Time daily and special tours for young children on the second Saturday of each month. Through Aug. 16, the museum is hosting free movie screenings to coincide with the "Jerry Lewis: Painted Picture Exhibition," which features the comedian's photography. Every third Saturday, the museum's Get Creative event helps patrons to create their own works of art with various projects. Visit the Barrick Museum website for a full lineup of activities.

Healthy Living

The department of kinesiology and nutrition sciences is hosting the Healthy Living Series of public workshops this summer, including healthy cooking on a budget, weight management, diabetes management and prevention, cardiovascular health, sports nutrition, and exercise.

Surplus Sales

Used equipment, office furniture, and even artwork can be found at the public surplus sales held every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Want more? Visit the UNLV Calendar for a full listing of activities on campus.