FOOD DRIVE SET FOR MAY 12
The Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive is planned for May 12. To participate, leave a bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox that day for your letter carrier.
Another option is to visit an Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy between Wednesday and May 12 to purchase a pre-packaged bag of nonperishable food.
Shoppers can also donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register. A "stamp" will be hung in honor of each donation. Donation "stamps" supporting the food drive can also be found at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail store Wednesday through May 12.
Last year's effort raised nearly 200 tons of food that was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries to help those in our community who struggle with hunger.
For more information, visit sngoodwill.org or contact Glenn Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADOPTION GALLERY TO OPEN WEDNESDAY
The seventh annual Heart Gallery is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at United Healthcare of Nevada, 2716 N. 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. Wednesday. For more information, visit westsidenewcomers club.org or call 649-8536.
MEET NEW FRIENDS AT JEWISH SINGLES CLUB
The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The club welcomes everyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing, meeting new friends and enjoying some refreshments. For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.
EVENT TO HELP FUND SURGERY SERVICES
An Evening of Fashion, Pampering and Purpose is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday 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 helpinghands surgicalcare.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. Friday 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.
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 email email@example.com.
MOTHER'S DAY-THEMED PILATES EVENT SET
A Mother's Day & International Pilates Day Celebration is slated from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 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.
DEFENDING FREEDOM MEMORIAL DEDICATION SET FOR SATURDAY
The seventh annual Defending Freedom Memorial rededication ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday 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 or call 258-1995.
RED ROCK CANYON PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE IS THIS WEEKEND
Entries for the 2012 Red Rock Canyon photo contest will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.
All entries need to be 8 inches by 10 inches or 8 inches by 12 inches, and must be framed and matted, with mat size 11 inches by 14 inches.
The entry fee is $10 per piece for adults and $5 per piece for teens 13 to 18. Payment will be accepted by cash, credit card or money order. Cash prizes include $100 for the first-place winner.
For more information, visit friendsof redrockcanyon.org/photo.php.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS YARD AND CRAFT SALE FOR SATURDAY
A communitywide craft and yard sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., between Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard.
Tables are still available. A donation of $10 will be requested if the vendor provides his own table. The cost is $15 if the church provides one.
For more information, call 648-8437.
FIND A FOREVER FRIEND AT HOME DEPOT PET ADOPTION EVENT
A pet adoption event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Home Depot, 9705 W. Charleston Blvd. A raffle and kids' workshop are also planned. Dogs will be available for adoption through three organizations: Colossal Canine Care; A Home 4 Spot Rescues; and Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc.
For more information, call FUPI at 272-0010.
OUTDOOR LAS VEGAS FOUNDATION PLANS GUIDED WALKS
The Outside Las Vegas Foundation plans to host guided walks on trails inside the city of Las Vegas at 10 a.m. Friday on the Lone Mountain Trail and at 10 a.m. May 19 on Cliff Shadows Parkway at the Las Vegas Beltway.
To register and for more information, call 530-3143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the foundation, visit outsidelasvegas.org.
NEW YOGA STUDIO OPENS AT JW MARRIOTT SPA
A new yoga studio has opened at the Aquae Sulis Spa inside the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The studio features a variety of classes and yoga practices taught from 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. daily.
Locals and hotel guests will have the opportunity to take advantage of the new studio, which will offer one-day class rates and monthly membership packages.
Drop-in classes will be $15, and day passes will be $35. Monthly passes with unlimited access to classes will be $100. Restrictions apply. Additionally, all new members receive an introductory rate of $49 for the first month of membership.
For more information, call 869-7807 or visit jwlasvegasresort.com.
GRIEF CAMP COMING JULY 20-22 TO LOVELL CANYON
Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon southwest of Red Rock Canyon.
The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.
It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children's Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.
To request an application and volunteer, call 796-3167, visit the Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St., or visit nah.org.
MOJAVE MAX EMERGES FROM BURROW AT RED ROCK CANYON
Mojave Max, the famous Southern Nevada desert tortoise, officially emerged from his burrow at 12:41 p.m. April 17 ---- the latest he has come out since 2000.
Mojave Max is a live desert tortoise. Like other Southern Nevada reptiles, he enters a burrow to brumate (a form of hibernation) every winter and emerges every spring. Warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours and an internal clock are factors known to contribute to his emergence every year.
As part of the 13th annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest, students have been studying Mojave Desert weather, temperatures and conditions to scientifically estimate when they believed Mojave Max would first emerge from his burrow in 2012. They entered their guesses online. The winner was first-grader Quinton Larry of Mack Elementary School in Henderson. He was within 11 minutes of predicting the tortoise's first appearance of the year.
Quinton will receive a yearlong pass to federally managed fee areas and a laptop computer. His class will receive a field trip to Mojave Max's habitat on May 10 and Mojave Max Olympic-style medals and T-shirts, and his teacher, Holly Baugh, will receive a laptop computer. The contest has taken place every year since 2000.
ANNUAL LANDSCAPE CONTEST TAKING APPLICATIONS THROUGH MONDAY
Applications for the Southern Nevada Water Authority's 14th annual Landscape Awards competition are being taken through Monday.
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 singer 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.
NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE PLANS GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR MAY 24
Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host a golf tournament at 9 a.m. May 24 at Mountain Falls Golf Club, 5001 Clubhouse Drive, in Pahrump. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by the hospice.
Interested golfers may register individually for $100 or as a foursome for $350. Registration includes a spot in the tournament and a catered lunch. To attend the luncheon only, attendees can register for $25 per person or $40 per couple. In addition, multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.
Bus transportation will be available. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910 or email@example.com.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS PLAN SKILL CLINICS AT 24 HOUR FITNESS
Skill clinics with the Harlem Globetrotters comedy basketball team are planned from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. June 25-27 at 24 Hour Fitness, 2090 Village Center Circle.
Participants 6 to 14 are invited to learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy, as well as seeing the Globetrotters' basketball skills and tricks.
Clinics are also planned during the same times June 28-29 at the 24 Hour Fitness at 5651 Centennial Center Blvd. in northwest Las Vegas.
As part of the partnership, the Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free three-day passes.
The cost is $59. For registration information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PLANNED AT SUMMERLIN LUTHERAN CHURCH
Team Jesus Vacation Bible School is planned for children 3 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. July 9-13 at Summerlin Lutheran Church, 1911 Pueblo Vista Drive. For more information, visit summerlinlutheran.org or call 254-8431.
HOME BUYING HELP TO BE EXPLAINED AT RIVIERA EVENT
Residents are invited to attend the NeighborhoodLIFT program from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Riviera Royale Pavilion, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, where they can apply for Wells Fargo-funded down payment assistance grants and home buyer support programs.
The city of Las Vegas has been selected by Wells Fargo to be the fourth city to host the NeighborhoodLIFT program. In Las Vegas, this will include a five-year goal of $1 billion in mortgage purchase loans by Wells Fargo and a $9 million investment the bank is making this year for down payment assistance grants and home buyer support programs that help consumers achieve successful, sustainable home ownership.
At the event, prospective home buyers can participate in affordable home tours of residential properties for sale in the city of Las Vegas and apply for down payment assistance grants of up to $15,000 administered by NeighborWorks America affiliate Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada through grants from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Representatives from Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada and the city of Las Vegas will be on site to help with the processing of applications for grants and other services.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit neighborhoodlink.com.
4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area's 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.
The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.