Summerlin-area Neighborhood News


Girl Scouts plan summer programs

Girl Scout summer programs are available for girls ages 5 to 17. Sessions run from several hours to several days for girls seeking adventure from outdoor challenge to indoor art action.

Creative Arts Day Camp is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13-15 at the Trails Community Center, 1910 Spring Gate Lane. It is for girls in grades 4 and 5.

For more information or to register, visit girlscoutsnv.org.

LOCAL moviemaker SEEKS SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY

The Alexander Entertainment Group announces that its documentary project, "They Came to Fly, The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen," has received 12,900 hits on YouTube.

Formerly titled "Knights of the Air," the first trailer can be seen by visiting http://tinyurl.com/3tfomu6 . The producer has launched a major campaign to obtain the finishing funds needed to complete "They Came to Fly." It seeks online pledges from the community.

Hear and read about the campaign on kickstarter.com and look for projects in Las Vegas or type "Tuskegee" in the search box to see how to contribute.

RESIDENTS invited to WEIGH IN ON BUS SYSTEM BY SATURDAY

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is considering changes to its bus system, which will be implemented in September.

It is taking input from residents until Saturday . Visit rtcsnv.com for a list of meeting dates, places and times.

The evaluation may result in various types of changes such as frequency reduction, selected trip eliminations, changes to hours of operation, shortening of entire routes, elimination of routes with low ridership and route redesigns.

The paratransit service also will be adjusted and will maintain the mandated three-quarters of a mile border on each side of the fixed route boundary.

To comment, use the website or call 676-1557 or fax at 676-1589. Letters can be sent to RTC-attention Transit Service Outreach, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

In-person comments can be made at the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., and the RTC Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Foreclosed Upon Pets seeks foster homes for animals

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. is in urgent need of foster families to house animals until forever homes are found. The all-volunteer group takes in pets left behind because of home foreclosures. It is running at capacity and can accept no more animals without more foster parents.

For more information, call 272-0010 or visit forecloseduponpets.org.

Nominations being taken for Caregiver of the Year

Homewatch CareGivers, a provider of full-service home care, will be accepting nominations for its National Family Caregiver of the Year award through July 29.

Semifinalists will win a yearlong scholarship to Homewatch CareGivers University, where they can take various courses -- gaining an educational foundation, skill set and confidence to continue improving their caregiving. The semifinalists also will be given eight hours of respite care. One winner will be awarded the $10,000 grand prize and the title of National Family Caregiver of the Year.

For more information on the program, visit homewatchcaregivers.com.

Youth Flag Football League signing up players

The NFL Youth Flag Football Leagues is looking for players ages 6 to 14.

Registration stays open until it's full. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning in September.

Fee is $65 and includes a team jersey. Games are played at All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive.

Sign up as a team or individually in thse age groups: PeeWees (ages 6 to 8), Juniors (ages 9 to 11) or Seniors (ages 12 to 14). All teams in the leagues are eligible to compete in NFL Flag s ectional and regional tournaments.

For more information, call Savonta Manor at the Mirabelli Community Center at 229-6359 or Steve Wheeler at the Cimarron Rose Community Center at 229-1607.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to host 51s night

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America plans to host Night at the 51s at 7 p.m. Friday .

Tickets to the Triple-A baseball game are $10 with a portion benefit ing CCFA and its mission to find a cure for the 1.4 million Americans suffering from digestive diseases. Tickets must be reserved in advance through CCFA. The first 500 will get a free Las Vegas 51s cap and entry into the 51s' Beach Towel Night.

For more information, visit cctakesteps.org/lasvegas or contact Briana Mackey at 885-8650 or bmackey@ccfa.org. All tickets must be reserved in advance and will be available for pickup at the CCFA "will call" table on game night.

Locomotives seek new mascot through contest

The Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League are seeking an energetic entertainer to take on the role of their Diesel Locomotive team mascot.

The team is hosting the "Who Can Be Diesel?" competition. Interested parties should be 18 or older and have a background in gymnastics, dance, theater or the performing arts. A contest entry form can be downloaded at lasvegaslocos.com.

Applications must be returned to the Las Vegas Locomotives office at 750 Pilot Road, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89119 by 5 p.m. July 13. Semifinalist candidates will be drawn from the applications for preliminary interviews. From this group, a finalist will be chosen whom the fans can vote on to choose the new "Diesel."

Those applying for the position must be willing to perform as Diesel for all four home games in addition to select team activities throughout the community during the season. The winning candidate will receive paid compensation for performing as Diesel throughout the season.

MEMBER FOR A DAY OPPORTUNITY available FOR GOLFERS

MasterCard is teaming up with the TPC Network to offer consumers elite golf opportunities. Available only to MasterCard cardholders, golfers can become a "Member for a Day" at private clubs across the TPC Network on various Mondays beginning Monday through Oct. 17 .

To learn more and sign up, visit tpc.com/mastercard .

YOUNGSTERS CAN TRY OUT FOR BASEBALL

The Las Vegas Rivals, a year-round, Summerlin-area baseball team, is looking for players ages 7 and 8 to try out. The Rivals focus on teaching the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and rewarding environment.

For more information, call Trevor Neville at 499-1333 or email vegasrivals@hotmail.com.

TENNIS CLINIC GOES DOWN UNDER

Learn the secrets of Australian tennis success at Down Under Tennis II, scheduled for July 15 and 16 at Canyon Gate Country Club, 2001 Canyon Gate Drive.

The event will benefit the G Alex Foundation and is set to begin with a player cocktail party from 6 to 9 p.m.

Andre Agassi's coach, Darren "Killer" Cahill, will headline the next day's play, which is set to begin with check-in at 3:15 p.m. Clinics are set to begin at 4 p.m.

Register at massageadvantagelv.com/galexfoundation.htm. For more information, call 807-7349.

Pavilion Center Pool to host family events this week

Dive In Movie Night is planned for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.

Take a dip in the pool or lounge on a raft or in a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided. All pool rules apply. A family movie to be determined.

Another Hot Tropical Night is scheduled for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion Center Pool .

It's an annual tropical adventure with dancing, swimming, games and a DJ playing music.

Fee is $3 per person for each program. For more information, call 229-1488.

Storyteller visit set at Sahara West library

Author Holly Davis plans to speak about her book, "Tone-Kei: A Storehouse of Memories, Historic Speeches, Indian Folk Tales & Empowerment from a Celebrated Kiowa Elder," from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

A book signing is set to follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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