North Las Vegas Neighborhood News


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOWLING TOURNAMENT PLANNED

The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's annual bowling tournament is set from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane.

Sponsored by the Small Business Advisory Board, the format is four bowlers per lane and three games for 8 tap bowling, standard bowling and wacky bowling. Awards are planned for each category.

Registration at the door is $35 for singles and $140 for foursomes. The entry fee includes three games, bowling ball, shoes and lunch.

For more information, call 642-9595.

RECYCLE CELLPHONES FOR SOLDIERS

RMI Management has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to conduct a cellphone donation drive in the Las Vegas Valley.

The public is encouraged to drop off gently used cellphones, which will be recycled. The proceeds from the recycled phones will be used to purchase calling cards for soldiers deployed overseas.

Gently used, late-model cellphones are preferred; however, any type of cellphone from any carrier may be donated.

Phones are being collected through the end of the year at 630 Trade Center Drive, Suite 100, in Paradise, and 7951 Deer Springs Way, Suite 170, in Centennial Hills.

For more information, call RMI Management at 737-3360.

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 to 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.

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. Aug. 4 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. Sunday and Aug. 4 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.

TOILETRIES NEEDED FOR TROOPS

Donations of travel-size items to send to U.S. troops are being collected at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway.

A packing party is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday in the community center's Vista Room. Volunteers are needed.

The collection and party are being conducted by Blue Star Mothers of Nevada and the donations are to be distributed via the USO. A previous collection gathered about 250 boxes for troops.

Travel-size items needed include: petroleum jelly, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), hand and body moisturizing lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, lip balm, wet wipes, foot powder, contact solution, disposable razors, shaving cream, cotton swabs and individual tissue packages.

Volunteers are to arrive at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 638-5065.

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 reganm@unce.unr.edu.

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.

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 Aug. 4 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 s.r.reyna@yahoo.com.

DATE SET FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Mark your calendars and mobilize neighbors for National Night Out, an event to promote community spirit and reduce crime, planned for Aug. 7.

Communities around the valley and nation are expected to participate in the 29th annual event. Partnerships with neighborhood watches and local law enforcement are encouraged. Participants often celebrate with block parties, cookouts, visits from police and firefighters, parades, flashlight walks and more.

For more information, visit nationaltownwatch.org/nno/, email info@natw.org or call 610-649-7055.

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.

FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR MOBILE HOME FIRE VICTIMS

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will be collecting donations to cover funeral expenses for three children, ranging from 18 months to 2 years, who died in their mobile home, which caught fire June 15 at Van's Trailer Oasis, 3610 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

To make a donation, visit theburnfoundation.org. The foundation asks that donations be earmarked with the names of the children, David, Syler and Adriana. Donations can also be mailed to Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, 3111 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite B-3111.

BEAT THE HEAT WITH SKATE SCHOOL

The Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena is to offer 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.

 

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