Henderson/Anthem neighborhood news: July 31 to Aug. 6

Gibson LIBRARY OFFERS DRIVE-THROUGH SERVICE to pick up reserved items

The Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, is offering a drive-through window for patrons to use.

As part of a beat-the-heat technique, the library allows customers to reserve movies, books and music online at www.mypubliclibrary.org and pick the items up from the library between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. without leaving their car.

For more information, call 492-6581.


An introduction to computers class is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. Participants are expected to learn basic computer components, including MS Windows 7. The free event is open to the public.

The class is limited to 12 people and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 492-6580.

GARDEN CLUB plans SEMINAR on growing a garden in Nevada

The Garden Club is slated to offer a seminar on how to grow a garden in Nevada at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

The club plans to discuss fall blooming plants. Registration is required.

For more information, call 207-4260.


Plans are in the works for a yearlong celebration commemorating Nevada's 150th year of statehood on Oct. 31, 2014. The celebration's planning committee, formed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, is encouraging the public to get involved by designing the event's logo to be used in promotional and event efforts.

The theme of Nevada's 150th anniversary will be "Battle Born-Nevada Proud," and all interested professional or amateur artists, designers and advertising and public relations agencies are invited to participate.

Requirements for participation include:

n The resident or company designing the logo must primarily reside in Nevada.

n Artwork must include the tagline "Battle Born. Nevada Proud."

n Artwork designed and submitted by the artist must be free to the committee.

n Final artwork must be provided as print-ready for use in a .jpg, .eps or Illustrator file. Hand-drawn illustrations will not be considered.

n The logo needs to be showcased in three different applications to show its versatility for the multitude of uses and needs.

The contest will be conducted through a request for proposals, available online at sites.google.com/site/nevada150th, or by requesting a copy from planning committee member Lori Nelson at lori.nelson@stationcasinos.com.

All logo contest details, and terms and conditions are available.

Submissions are due by Aug. 23 and will be judged by the planning committee. The winning logo is scheduled to be unveiled at a to-be-determined Nevada Day celebration on Oct. 31.


Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. needs foster families for dogs and cats that have been relinquished by owners, left in foreclosed homes, found on the street or need a new home when the owner dies or is deployed.

Fostering usually involves short-term stints, typically ranging from a few weeks to a few months. Assistance is given to foster families, if needed, in the way of food, toys, medicine and veterinary care.

For more information, complete the foster form online at foreclosedupon pets.org/, call 272-0010 or e-mail forecloseduponpets@hotmail.com.

Henderson Symphony Orchestra invited musicians to audition

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra plans to host auditions from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 in Room 160 of Beam Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4545 S. Maryland Parkway.

All strings are encouraged to audition, as well as Oboe 2 and substitute positions for all winds and brass players.

For the auditions, string players need to prepare two repertoire selections from the orchestral excerpts list published on the Henderson Symphony Orchestra website, hendersonsymphony.org. Other instruments may audition for substitute positions.

To schedule an audition or for more information, email the symphony's executive director, Molly Murphy, at mmurphy@hsorch.org.

Sen. Heller to speak at luncheon

The Southern Hills Republican Women plan to welcome Sen. Dean Heller during a luncheon at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at Buckman's, 2600 Hampton Road. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.

Reservations with a $22 check should be mailed to Donna Lakers, 1817 Tarrant City Drive, Henderson, NV 89052 by Aug. 16. Tickets will be available at the door for $25. For more information, call 616-0056.


The city of Henderson Office of Emergency Management is scheduled to host a training class for the Community Emergency Response Team from 6 to 9 p.m. starting in September at the Henderson Training Center, 401 Parkson Road.

Participants are expected to learn how to be better prepared in emergency situations. Classes are free and will be offered on a Monday or a Wednesday for six weeks. Classes are set to begin Sept. 10 and 12.

For more information, visit nvcert.org.


Online and mail-in registration for Henderson's youth soccer league is open until Aug. 15. Enrollment is $40 per player and open to players ages 5 to 18.

Practices begin Sept. 3, and the season begins Sept. 29.

People can drop off registration at any city of Henderson recreation center until Aug. 15.

To register online, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks. To become a volunteer coach, call 267-5717.

City is accepting entries for trails Day photo contest

The city of Henderson is accepting entries for its annual Trails Day Photo Contest. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. There is no cost to participate, and the contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages.

The contest includes 10 categories and themes. Winning photographs will be showcased at the Southern Nevada National Trails Day Celebration on Oct. 6 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway.

For complete contest rules, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks (type "SNTD 12" in the search box). For more information, call the outdoor recreation office at 267-4050.

ARTISTS invited to submit hubcap art for SUPERRUN Classic Car Show

Henderson is seeking artists to participate in the Hubcap Art Gallery at the SuperRun Classic Car Show, scheduled from Sept. 20-23 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.

Artists are invited to transform hubcaps into masterpieces using mediums such as acrylic paints, photography, oil paints, fabric and welding. Hubcaps are expected to be displayed during SuperRun.

Any donated hubcaps are expected to be sold at a silent auction to benefit City Lights Youth Scholarship Fund.

Cost is $5 per hubcap. The deadline to enter is Aug. 15.

For more information or to submit an application, visit hendersonlive.com.


Henderson is seeking entries for the 2012 SuperRun Classic Car Show scheduled for Sept. 20-23 in the Water Street District. It is the show's 13th anniversary.

Registration before Sept. 10 is $50, with space limited to the first 1,000 entries.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.


The city of Henderson has begun live streaming of City Council meetings.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Before watching, residents can also view the council agenda and supporting documents. The stream is available at cityofhenderson.com.