GOLF TOURNAMENT SET TO BENEFIT THE BLIND CENTER
A glow ball nighttime golf tournament is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Silverstone Golf Club, 8600 Cupp Drive, with a shotgun start at 7:30 p.m. After the four-person scramble play, a raffle and awards ceremony is planned. All proceeds are set to benefit The Blind Center of Nevada, 1001 N. Bruce St. For more information, call 998-4905, email email@example.com or visit blindcenter.org.
OPEN HOUSE PLANNED, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for a public open house in honor of Lady Di Talks, a North Las Vegas-based nonprofit that works toward young women empowerment, planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1125 Miller Ave.
Mentor Diane "Lady Di" Boles leads weekly faith-based "common sense talk groups" for young women ages 12 to 18.
The open house is a free public event. Refreshments are to be served. Volunteers are needed to staff the event.
For more information or to help, call 399-5028.
WOMEN'S FULL-CONTACT FOOTBALL TEAM NEEDS DONATIONS
Donations are needed to help send five players from the Silver State Legacy women's full-contact football team to play in the All American Game Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The women were selected by the league from players on all of the 63 teams. For more information, call 917-7036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORECLOSED UPON PETS NEEDS FOSTER FAMILIES
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.
FUPI does its best to match foster families with a short-term companion that suits their lifestyle.
Foster families increase an animal's chance of being adopted by providing feedback on the temperament, activity level and likes and dislikes.
For more information, complete the foster form online at forecloseduponpets.org/, call 272-0010 or email email@example.com.
ANIMAL FOUNDATION SEEKING DONATED LINENS
Nonprofit The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, one of Nevada's largest open-admission animal shelters and pet adoption centers, is seeking donations of new and gently used linens, including: towels, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, T-shirts and sweatshirts.
During summer, The Animal Foundation receives more than 100 animals per day.
Donated linens are used to make the animals more comfortable and to keep the young and underweight animals warm.
Due to the cleaning procedures for donated linens, items must be washed in a high bleach-to-water concentration, which breaks down materials quickly.
Additionally, once an item has been torn, it cannot be used again. Items with stuffing (comforters, pillows, dog beds, etc.) can only be used once as they cannot be completely disinfected.
Linens can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the shelter. For more information, visit animalfoundation.com.
BENCH BUILDING CLASS PLANNED
Space is available for a bench building workshop Aug. 13-30 at Wood It Is!, 2267 W. Gowan Road.
The bench workshop is to be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday nights and be instructed by John Eugster.
Course tuition and materials are $300.
To register or for more information, visit woodworkingclassesinlasvegas. blogspot.com/ or call 631-1870.
SPRING MOUNTAINS NIGHT HIKES PLANNED
Explore the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, also known as Mount Charleston, with free interpretive hikes.
n A night hike discussing wildlife adaptations after dark is planned for 8 p.m. each Friday, beginning at the McWilliams Campground host site.
n A Junior Ranger program to test youngsters' hiking and fire-safety knowledge and expand stewardship and research skills is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Mountains Visitor Center.
n Guided hikes through the Lower Bristlecone area and the Fletcher Canyon Trail are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Mountains Visitor Center.
n Campfire programs are planned for 8 p.m. each Saturday at the Hilltop Campground. Due to limited parking, the program is recommended for campground guests only.
The programs are made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, the Basin Institute, and the Southern Nevada Conservancy.
For more information, visit gomtcharleston.
YOUTH CAMP OPENINGS FILLING FAST
Time is running out to register for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math day camp, scheduled from Aug. 14-18.
The camp is open to youths 7 to 11. It includes activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science, robotics and rocketry.
The Lifelong Learning Center is at 8050 Paradise Road. The cost is $90 and includes daily lunch, snacks and activities. Sibling registration is $60. Previous 4-H participation is not required.
For more information on 4-H or the day camp, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOOTING COMPLEX HOSTS NIGHT SHOOT
Take aim under the stars during night shooting planned until 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights through Sept. 27 at all ranges of the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd.
Public shooting other days is as follows: Rifle-Pistol Range is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; Shotgun and Archery Ranges are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
For more information, call 455-2000 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks/pages/clark-county-shooting-park.
FALL 2012 WOODWORKING SCHEDULE AVAILABLE
Reservations are being accepted for a basic woodworking class and other courses planned at Wood It Is!, 2267 W. Gowan Road, this fall.
The full course schedule is available online.
Participants learn safety and machinery lessons and complete projects designed to teach practical use of woodworking tools. Fees vary.
For more information, visit wood workingclassesinlasvegas.blogspot.com or call 631-1870.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT
Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.
Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.
For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 487-5665.
NEW BILLING SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR CITY UTILITIES USERS
City of North Las Vegas utilities users can now set up electronic billing.
The free service aims to be an easy, cost-effective and environmentally friendly service. It is part of the city's greeNLV initiative.
Once subscribed, users are to be notified by email when the utility bill is ready for viewing.
Information provided to the Utilities Department is not be released for any purpose other than the E-Bill process. All utility bills will be electronically generated every month, and paper bills will no longer be mailed.
For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com/departments/utilities/ebill/default.aspx or call 633-1484.
SIGN UP NOW FOR SEPT. 8 RED ROCK 5K
The Red Rock 5K is slated for 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Arroyo Golf Course at Red Rock Country Club, 2205 Red Springs Drive.
The course is scenic and challenging, following the rolling landscapes of the course. For more information, visit rynorunning.com.
VACCINATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL
The Southern Nevada Health District has reported 22 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, since January. Seven have occurred in children younger than 1 year. The health district reminds parents, health care providers and child care providers to receive the vaccine. For information, call 759-0850 or visit southernnevadahealthdistrict.org.
YMCA TO EXTEND FEDERAL LUNCH SERVICE
SkyView Multi-generational Center YMCA is one of three YMCA of Southern Nevada locations to participate in a summer food service program, a continuation of The National School Lunch Program, this summer.
The federally assisted meal program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to students.
Youths younger than 19 can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday through Aug. 24 at 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.
The Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive, and the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, are also to participate in the program.
Preregistration is not required.
For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.
VALLEY'S LARGEST MIXER IN NEED OF EXHIBITORS
Exhibitors are needed for Las Vegas' Largest Mixer VIII planned for 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane.
Businesses are invited to display on one 5-foot-deep by 8-foot-wide exhibit space at the large-scale event.
More than 100 exhibitors participated last year, and tickets for the more than 1,500 attendees sold out two weeks before the event, organizers said.
Admission is $15 per person.
For more information, call 769-7799 or visit lasvegasmixer.com.
BEAT THE HEAT WITH SKATE SCHOOL
The Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena is offering ice skating lessons or brush-up tips this summer at 2400 N. Rancho Drive.
Skate school is open to anyone 3 or older.
The fee is $70 per month, which includes one lesson each week and four public ice skate sessions per month.
For more information, visit stationcasinos.com or call 631-7000.
YOUTH UNITED LOOKING FOR RECRUITS
Students and parents looking to stay civic-minded this summer are encouraged to join Youth United, a service group conducted by Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteers ages 5 to 25 are welcome to join. The group conducts monthly meetings, volunteers, sponsors and builds a house with its local Habitat affiliate.
For more information, visit habitatlasvegas.org, email trisha@ habitatlasvegas.org or call 638-6477.
KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday's in Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway.
Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.
The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.
For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 399-0332.
LOCAL ROTARY CLUB TO MEET
The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.
The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.
For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 340-9735.