Summerlin-area neighborhood news


BOBBY WHEAT GALLERY PLANS ANNIVERSARY EVENT

A one-year anniversary event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bobby Wheat Gallery, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 175, in Tivoli Village.

The evening is set to include wine, hors d'oeuvres and the unveiling of four new pieces. To RSVP, email rsvp@ bobbywheat.com or call 569-7080.

LIFESTYLE WALK SET FOR SATURDAY

The public is invited to join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman as she leads the charge to improve residents' health at her first Get Movin' with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman healthy lifestyle walk, which is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. The event is free, and registration is set for 7:30 a.m.

Participants can start their day with an invigorating 1.71-mile walk and stay for a fun day in the park. Pets on a leash are welcome. Free light, healthy refreshments will be available for participants while supplies last.

The Mayor's Healthy Lifestyle Initiative, found at gethealthylasvegas.org, consists of a three-point plan that includes diet and nutrition, a healthy, active lifestyle; and making use of city amenities such as recreation centers, parks and trails.

For more information, call 229-6706 or visit lasvegasparksandrec.com.

SUMMERLIN ROTARIANS SPRUCE UP PARK

The Summerlin Rotarians spruced up Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way, April 21. High on the list was landscaping the area around the memorial stone that honors law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Rotarians repainted curbs and pavilions and cleaned the sand in the children's play areas. They coordinated with an Eagle Scout project to refurbish the skate park.

Rotary membership is available to all adults who are motivated to conduct their lives within high ethical standards and to serve their fellow human beings. For more information, visit rotarysummerlin.org.

GARAGE SALE COMING SATURDAY

Sun City Summerlin's annual garage sale is planned from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd. The event will take place in the parking lot. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 363-1341.

SOLAR ECLIPSE TO BE TOPIC AT STAR PARTY EVENT SATURDAY

An Astronomy in the Park Star Party is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area's group use area. A laser-guided tour of the night sky is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call Rob Lambert at 461-1390 or visit lvastronomy.com.

HOSPICE TO HOST BUTTERFLY RELEASE SUNDAY AT BUCKSKIN BASIN PARK

The ninth annual John Anderson Celebration of Life Live Butterfly Release is slated for 1 p.m. Sunday at Buckskin Basin Park, 7530 Buckskin Basin Ave., at the corner of Gowan Road.

The Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation will host the event, which allows those who have lost loved ones the opportunity to celebrate their memories and honor them.

Butterflies can be reserved in advance for $25 by contacting Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910 or via email at sforbes@nah.org.

SENIOR IDOL TALENT SHOWCASE SET FOR JUNE 14

The city of Las Vegas Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department invites residents to join them as they present some of the most talented and entertaining seniors in the Las Vegas Valley in the 2012 Senior Idol Talent Showcase, set for 3 p.m. June 14 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Seniors will perform in the following categories: individual or group; vocals; dance; musical instruments; comedy; or master of ceremonies.

Anyone interested in auditioning can call 229-6454 to receive an audition packet. Packets must be turned in by Friday. Tickets will go on sale Monday at all city of Las Vegas senior centers.

For more information, call 229-6454.

DIABETES CLASS COMING May 1 TO MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL

An adult outpatient diabetes overview class is planned from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 1 at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way, in the private dining room on the first floor behind the cafeteria.

The class will provide an overview of diabetes, its effects on the body, management goals and care resources. This class is for adults only.

The class is free, but reservations are required by calling 233-5474.

ADOPTION GALLERY SET TO OPEN

The seventh annual Heart Gallery is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 2 at United Healthcare of Nevada, 2716 Tenaya Way.

The event is presented by the Adoption Exchange, which has been matching children with families since 1983. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call 436-6335.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB TO MEET

The Westside Newcomers Club, a social club for women who have lived in the Las Vegas Valley for 10 years or less or who have had life-changing events such as retirement, plans to host a coffee event for prospective members in the Social Hall at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, at 9:30 a.m. May 2. The event is held the first Wednesday of each month.

A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call 649-8536.

MAKE NEW FRIENDSHIPS, ENJOY CURRENT ONES AT JEWISH SINGLES CLUB

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans to meet 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. It meets the first Wednesday of each month.

The club welcomes everyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing, meeting new friends and enjoying some refreshments. Dine-outs and other social events are held throughout the year.

For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.

ARTISTS 50 OR OLDER INVITED TO ENTER COUNTY fine arts CONTEST

Clark County residents 50 or older are invited to enter their original artworks in the 12th annual Celebrating Life! fine arts competition, sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas.

Entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Fine art media categories are: drawing and pastel; mixed media (2-D); painting (oil or acrylic); sculpture and ceramics (3-D); watercolor and gouache; and photography/digital photography.

There is no fee to enter the juried event. A public reception and awards ceremony is slated from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The exhibition is scheduled to be displayed there May 25 through July 11. The reception and exhibition admission are free. Award-winning pieces will be on display at the City Hall Chamber Gallery from July 26 through Sept. 6.

Entry forms with complete submission criteria are available at tinyurl.com/lifecontest. For more information or to request a form, call 229-1012 or 229-4631.

EVENT TO HELP PROVIDE SURGERY SERVICES

An Evening of Fashion, Pampering and Purpose is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. May 4 at Tease Boutique Salon, 9540 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 160, to benefit Helping Hands Surgical Care, a nonprofit organization that works to fund and facilitate surgeries for uninsured Nevadans without the means to pay for medically necessary surgeries.

The event will offer guests their choice of 30-minute salon services and feature a fashion presentation by Saks Fifth Avenue and Best Agency, cocktails courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Ferraro's and dessert courtesy of Pick Your Poison Bake Shop. Guests can enter to win raffle prizes.

Tickets start at $40, and packages are available. For tickets, visit helpinghandssurgicalcare.com/pampering.

CIMARRON-MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME

The National Alliance on Mental Health Las Vegas is scheduled to host its second annual charity basketball game at 7 p.m. May 4 at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way.

The game will be between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Crisis Intervention Team and the Harlem Ambassadors Show Team.

NAMI is an education, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by mental illness.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 6 to 11 and free for children under 5.

For more information, contact Sue Gaines at 292-4750 or e-mail sue@leelasvegas.com.

DEFENDING FREEDOM MEMORIAL DEDICATION SET FOR MAY 5

The seventh annual Defending Freedom Memorial rededication ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. May 5 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. The ceremony will add names to the memorial, which honors soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors.

The ceremony is open to the public and is sponsored by Phil Randazzo and the Nevada Benefits Foundation. Entrance to the park is free for this event, but notify the park ranger that you are there for the memorial.

For more information, visit defendingfreedom.org, call 258-1995 or email phil@nevadabenefits.com.

MOTHER'S DAY PILATES EVENT COMING TO A BODY IN BALANCE

A Mother's Day & International Pilates Day Celebration is slated from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at A Body In Balance Pilates Studio, 1215 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 150.

Free mini-Pilates reformer classes will be offered each hour all morning, along with women's self-defense classes and breast thermography imaging seminars on early breast cancer detection. There will also be free classes, raffles, goody bags and more.

For more information, call 269-9100 or visit abodyinbalancelv.com.

PROFESSIONAL COACH SET TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS AT LIBRARIES

Betty Mahalik, a professional coach and founder of Dynamic Solutions Coaching & Training, is set to give a presentation, "The Case for Emotional Intelligence: New Tools for Getting the Most from Yourself & Others in Life and Business," in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District from 5 to 6 p.m. May 9 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

The presentations are free to the public. Targeted to professionals, business owners and organizational leaders, the hourlong presentations are designed to focus on the relatively new field of social and emotional intelligence, combining lecture as well as some brief interactive activities.

For more information, call 658-4425.

ANNUAL LANDSCAPE CONTEST TAKING APPLICATIONS through may 7

Applications for the Southern Nevada Water Authority's 14th annual Landscape Awards competition are being taken through May 7.

The water authority's Landscape Awards honor residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are both attractive and functional from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Laughlin and unincorporated Clark County. Winners are to be announced at a special breakfast ceremony in June. For more information, snwa.com or call 258-2417.

EVENT TO BENEFIT JUNVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Hope Gala … The Art of the Cure is planned for 6 p.m. May 11 at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The Robert Marlon Studio has become an active participant in the Nevada Chapter of JDRF and will auction an original piece of art titled "Making Waves." The piece was created under the artist's direction with JDFR youth ambassadors assisting in applying layers of paint to the piece, which is a mixed-media original on canvas.

The gala is set to feature a cocktail reception, a dinner, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment featuring Clint Holmes. Auction packages include exclusive vacation packages, jewelry, dining experiences, art, fashion and sports memorabilia.

Table prices range from $3,500 to $25,000, with individual tickets priced $350 each. For more information, visit jdrflv.org or call 732-4795.

GOODIE TWO SHOES FOUNDATION RECEIVES DONATION

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation recently announced that WOW! Wyndham Vacation Ownership and the Wyndham Consumer Finance Count on Me! Council raised more than $12,000 in the fourth quarter of 2011 for the nonprofit group.

Also, the Las Vegas chapter of Women in Construction and the Tselikis Family collected shoes and socks on behalf of GTSF. Together, they donated 34 pairs of new shoes and 65 packages of new socks.

GTSF distributes shoes and socks to needy children. For more information about the foundation, visit goodietwoshoes.org.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2012 HELLDORADO DAYS PARADE

Applications are being accepted for participation in the 2012 Helldorado Days parade. The parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 19. There is no fee to be part of the parade. Applications can be found on the city's website, lasvegasnevada.gov, and should be sent to the city of Las Vegas, attention Esther Carter, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, no later than Monday. The first 120 applications will be accepted.

The Helldorado rodeo is planned for May 17-20 at the downtown rodeo grounds, east of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. Tickets and all event information can be found at elkshelldorado.com.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION NEEDS INPUT FROM RESIDENTS

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is continuing to hold community outreach events and public hearings until May 17 to discuss the transit fare adjustments proposed by the Fare Working Group to address fiscal challenges. A 60-day public comment period is in effect to obtain community input about the fare recommendations before any decisions are made. The recommendations include modifications to transit fares for the residential market, resort corridor and ADA Paratransit service.

The public is encouraged to attend upcoming public outreach sessions to learn more about the fare proposals: 4 to 6 p.m. May 1 at Albertsons, 4850 W. Craig Road; 5 to 7 p.m. May 4 at Albertsons, 2575 S. Maryland Parkway; and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Centennial Hills Transit Center, 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway.

In addition, the transportation commission plans to hold a public hearing on the proposals from 3 to 5 p.m. May 12 at the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave.

The public may review the proposed fare adjustments at rtcsnv.com.

 

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