Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News


LAS VEGAS LITTLE THEATRE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Nonprofit Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is seeking volunteer actors for the upcoming holiday comedy "Inspecting Carol." Auditions are scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday and Sept. 18 at the theater.

When a local theater company faces financial disaster, its last hope is a hefty grant, and the government sends an inspector to observe the upcoming production of "A Christmas Carol." When an overzealous actor is mistaken for the inspector, the play falls far off the tracks.

This play involves the full cast falling approximately two feet as a false stage gives way as part of the production. For a list of the cast, visit lvlt.org/auditions/inspectingcarolaud.html.

The theater is also seeking a volunteer follow spot operator for the upcoming Mainstage production of "Side Man," set for Thursdays through Saturdays through Sept. 30. No experience is necessary.

All positions are volunteer-based and unpaid.

For more information, email volunteers@lvlt.org.

JOB COACH OFFERS SERVICES

Southwest-based licensed job coach Jim Guynup is offering four hours of coaching and resume review to those seeking employment.

Resume preparation is available for an additional fee.

For more information, call 207-2379 or email kgj906@aol.com.

MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO BENEFIT ANIMAL RESCUES

Barking Dogs self-wash and grooming, 9325 S. Cimarron Road, is scheduled to host the Whiskers & Tails Twilight Motorcycle Raffle Run at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The ride costs $30 per person or $50 per couple and includes a T-shirt. An evening dinner party is planned for 6 p.m. at Whiskey Dick's, 2750 E. Craig Road. Raffle prizes include show tickets, hotel stays and motorcycle gear.

All proceeds benefit All Fur Love Animal Society and Vegas Shepherd Rescue. For more information, call All Fur Love Animal Society at 362-5617.

CHURCH SCHEDULES FINANCIAL SEMINARS

Good Samaritan Lutheran Church is set to host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace seminar beginning Sept. 20. The nine-week class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the New Hope Christian Academy building on the church campus at 8425 W. Windmill Lane.

The class shows participants how to get rid of debt, manage money and spend and save wisely.

The seminar cost is $95 per family.

For more information and/or to register, contact facilitator Kristin Poteet at 623-521-1515 or skpoteet@hotmail.com.

AARP TAX-AIDE SEEKING VOLUNTEER HELP

AARP Tax-Aide NV, which prepares free personal income tax returns for residents in the lower- to middle-income brackets, is seeking unpaid volunteers to prepare taxes, greet clients and program computers in early 2013. Training is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley and Jan. 21-25 on the east side. For more information or to volunteer, email taxesbarb@cox.net or jerrytaxes@cox.net.

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION SEEKS INPUT ON 20-YEAR PLAN

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is seeking public input on the region's transportation priorities as it prepares its 20-year Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

The 2013-35 RTP is a comprehensive, long-range plan for the transportation system in Southern Nevada that is required by the federal government. The plan will be drafted this fall and then made available to the public for further comment. Currently, the transportation commission is asking the public for initial feedback to a survey regarding various planning priorities. The feedback to the survey will be taken into account as the RTP is drafted in the upcoming months.

The RTP survey is available at rtcsnv.com. Residents can also obtain the survey by emailing stidhama@rtcsnv.com or calling 676-1606. Surveys are also available at the transportation commission's Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway or the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave. To make a request in Spanish, call 676-1606.

Responses will be accepted through 4 p.m. Thursday.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMPANY PLANS SCULPTURE CONTEST

The Firm Public Relations & Marketing, 6157 S. Rainbow Blvd., invited the public to celebrate National Play-Doh Day, officially Sunday, with a sculpture contest.

Participants were encouraged to utilize Play-Doh or another type of modeling compound, create a sculpture, take a photo of it and send the photo to create@thefirmpr.com.

The top 20 finalists have been announced via The Firm's Pinterest page: pinterest.com/thefirmpr.

A representative from the Brett Wesley Gallery, brettwesleygallery.com, will select a winner from the 20 finalists. The winner will receive a new iPad.

Also, the photo on Pinterest receiving the most likes by 5 p.m. Thursday will garner the sculptor a $100 American Express gift card.

The Firm plans to announce the winners on Friday on its website and via social media.

Participants must be 18 or older. For more information, visit thefirmpr.com/create.

THIRD ANNUAL ROCKIN' WALK PLANNED FOR SEPT. 30 TO BENEFIT GOODIE TWO SHOES

The third annual Rockin' Walk to benefit the nonprofit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is slated for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 as part of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

The outdoor, family-friendly walking event will raise funds to provide disadvantaged children with new shoes and socks. It is sponsored by the Brenden-Mann Foundation.

Participants can choose from the one-mile mixed hole, 2.5-mile back-nine or five-mile 18-hole walking options and enjoy the scenic views of TPC Summerlin, live entertainment and prizes. Each registered walker also will receive a souvenir T-shirt and a single-day admission ticket for the tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-7.

Early registration fees are $15 for children 3 to 17 and $30 for those 18 or older until Friday. Fees will increase by $5 after the early registration deadline. A new pair of shoes and five to six pairs of socks can be provided to needy children for every $25 raised. Walk participants can preregister online or the morning of the walk, and space is limited to the first 1,500 walkers.

For more information, visit jtshrinersopen.com/en/scheduleofevents/sundaysep30.aspx. To register, visit goodietwoshoes.org or call 617-4027.

LAS VEGAS WALGREENS COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

Walgreens drugstore's 80 valley locations are collecting donations to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada through Sept. 30. The nonprofit provides assistance to low-income families, homeless teens and adults to become more self-sufficient. For more information, call 369-4357 or visit helpsonv.org.

MASTER GARDENER PLANS TO OFFER FREE FALL GARDENING CLASS

As part of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program, 4600 Horse Drive, Master Gardener Helen Brown plans to present a fall gardening class at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Family Resource Center at UMC, 1120 Shadow Lane. It is free and open to the public.

To reserve a space, contact Amy Runge at the Family Resource Center at 383-2229. For general gardening questions, contact the Master Gardener Help Line at 257-5555.

RESCUE GROUP BEGINS CAMPAIGN TO FUND PERMANENT SHELTER

Area animal rescue Adopt a Rescue Pet has launched its Beggin' for Bucks: 65,000 Pet Lovers Wanted campaign to support the organization's effort to build a no-kill animal sanctuary and canine retirement ranch. The goal is to reach $650,000 by collecting $10 from 65,000 people by Oct. 15.

The sanctuary, slated to be located on several acres in Amargosa Valley, will house 300 dogs.

To support the effort, visit facebook.com/arplasvegas.

LOCAL COMPANY DONATES LIGHTS TO AREA SCHOOL

High Tech Lights of Las Vegas, 6280 S. Valley View Blvd., has donated $5,000 worth of LED lights to Las Vegas Urban League Partner 100 Academy of Excellence, 2341 Comstock Drive. The location is a kindergarten through eighth-grade public charter school. For more information, visit hightechlights.com or 100academy.com.

WINDER FARMS PLANS FARMERS MARKET

Southwest area-based Winder Farms plans to hold a farmers market from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26 in the south parking lot of Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road in Henderson.

Companies are encouraged to sign up and become a vendor at the Winder Farms Farmers Market. For more information on how to become a vendor, email Sean McCrady at sean.mccrady@winderfarms.com.

For more information, visit winderfarms.com.

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.

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. 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 forecloseduponpets@hotmail.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 sweat shirts.

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 be used only 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.

MAMMOVAN SCHEDULED TO OFFER LOW-COST BREAST CANCER SCREENING

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less, Nevada Health Center's Mammovan is scheduled to offer its last low- to no-cost breast cancer screening from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit nvhealthcenters.org.

WINDER FARMS PLANS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT INITIATIVE

Winder Farms plans to make a donation to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Winder Farms strawberry milk sold through Oct. 31 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). To remind customers of the charitable initiative, labels on 16-ounce and half-gallon bottles have been changed and will now feature the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon.

Winder Farms has also created a Friends of the Farm offer to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For every new customer who signs up for Winder Farms using the promotional code "KOMEN," $25 will go to the charity. For more information, visit winderfarms.com.

 

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