TEENS TO COMPETE IN SHOOTING EVENT
High school-age shooters are invited to the Youth Shooting Sports Federation's U.S. Open Youth Clay Shooting Championships, planned for Wednesday through Saturday at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd.
Teens participating in a clay-shooting program at a high school or gun club or are part of a shooting organization are eligible to participate. Events are to include skeet, five-stand, trap, flurry, buddy shoot and Annie Oakley shooting events.
Awards are to be given to individuals, squads and teams.
Registration is required.
For more information, visit youthclayshooting.com, email info@ youthclayshooting.com or call 209-772-2233.
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. Sunday and 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. Saturday, July 29 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 9 a.m. July 28 in the community center's Vista Room. Volunteers are needed.
The collection and party are being conducted by the Sun City Aliante Veterans Club, 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.
For more information, call 638-5065.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.