BOY LOSES BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER
On Feb. 28, the Summerlin/Summerlin South View ran the story "Fundraiser set for 10-year-old battling rare cancer," which told the story of 10-year-old Jaxon Piro's battle with rare brain cancer. He died at 3:30 p.m. April 27 in Boston, where he was receiving further treatment. A community event was held in honor of Jaxon on May 5 at The Trails Park, followed by a candlelight vigil at another baseball park, The Mesas, that same evening. The Piro family thanks all those who lent their support and good wishes for Jaxon.
LOW-COST MAMMOGRAMS OFFERED
The Breast Center at Sunrise, Southern Hills Hospital and Red Rock Radiology (a department of MountainView Hospital) are offering a $75 digital screening mammogram through May. A physician's referral is not required for patients 40 or older. This program is most beneficial to women who may be uninsured or underinsured. If you have insurance, check with your provider. You may find that your mammogram is fully covered.
To schedule your annual mammogram or to take advantage of the special $75 digital screening mammogram program, call the location nearest you: The Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250, 855-445-2246; Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road, 880-2900; or Red Rock Radiology, 7130 Smoke Ranch Road, 731-2888.
MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE SLATED FOR SATURDAY
A swap meet and peddlers fair is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Word of Life Christian Center, 3520 N. Buffalo Drive, just south of Cheyenne Avenue. Items for sale will include toys, antiques, jewelry and new or gently used clothes. For more information, call 645-1990.
OUTDOOR LAS VEGAS FOUNDATION PLANS GUIDED WALK
The Outside Las Vegas Foundation plans to host a guided walk at 10 a.m. Saturday where Cliff Shadows Parkway meets the Las Vegas Beltway.
To register and for more information, call 530-3143 or email volunteer@outside lasvegas.org. For more information about the foundation, visit outsidelasvegas.org.
DAVID BARTON GYM TO HOST FREE YOGA CLASS AT TIVOLI VILLAGE
The David Barton Gym plans to host a free yoga class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on the main stage at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Participants are asked to bring yoga mats, water bottles and a towel. All skill levels and ages are welcome. For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.
WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY TO BE DISCUSSED AT MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL EVENT
A bariatric surgery seminar with Dr. Bernie Hanna is slated from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.
A similar event on weight-loss surgery, hosted by Dr. Francis Teng, is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. May 23.
Both events will be in the Mark Howard Classroom behind Starbucks in the main lobby. To register, call 233-5474.
THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK COLLECTION SET FOR SUNDAY AT TIVOLI VILLAGE
Basket of Hope/Three Square collection is planned all day Sunday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Three Square food bank donation bins will be all around Tivoli Village to collect items.
Basket of Hope supports families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious illnesses by delivering baskets of goods. Basket of Hope is requesting nonperishable food items and gift certificates to be donated.
For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.
REDROVER PLANS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR ANIMAL RESCUE VOLUNTEERS
RedRover is scheduled to host a training workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Albertsons, 4055 S. Durango Drive, for people who want to shelter and care for animals rescued from large cruelty situations or displaced by floods, fires and other natural disasters.
RedRover Responders walk, feed and comfort animals until they can be reunited with their families, placed in foster care or adopted into new homes. After completing the training program, volunteers 18 or older are eligible to deploy to situations in Nevada and throughout the United States and Canada.
The cost is $50 per person in advance, which includes a volunteer T-shirt, an official photo ID badge, a certificate of completion and a volunteer handbook.
Find more information and register, visit redrover.org/responders.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO MEET MAY 24 AT JW MARRIOTT'S SPIEDINI RISTORANTE
The Spring Mountain Republican Women plan to host their monthly meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. May 24 at Spiedini Ristorante at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.
The scheduled guest speaker is Bill Conger, who has a career in law enforcement and Homeland Security.
The cost is $25. Reservations are required by calling Mary Orrico at 255-0032 by May 22.
BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO INSTALL NEW OFFICERS AT LUNCHEON
The Brandeis National Committee plans to host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 23 at the Tournament Players Club, 1700 Village Center Circle, to install the 2012-13 slate of officers.
The cost is $25. For more information, call Charlotte Kuklin at 240-9325 or Adrianne Rubin at 804-8121.
LIFE COACH TO HOST SEMINARS
Bernadette LaHaie, a women's self-empowerment coach, plans to host Small Group Coaching Circles for women who feel overwhelmed from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Coaching Circles will meet at 9801 Ridge Creek Place. For more information, call 630-888-8670 or email email@example.com.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION SEMINAR SET FOR MAY 23 AT TIVOLI VILLAGE
Bartone Swinn Group Financial Advisors plans to host a free financial information seminar at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch offices at Tivoli Village, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 300.
It will involve investments and taxes. Attendees will be able to ask questions.
To RSVP, call Rich Bartone at 227-7034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE AT KIDVILLE
Kidville, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130, is accepting enrollment for its inaugural summer of Camp Kidville, designed for children 18 months to 6 years old.
Camp sessions are already under way and are planned through Aug. 26. Camp Kidville provides fun and engaging age-appropriate summer enrichment programming in a social setting. Each day, campers will rotate through a variety of activities, including art, music, gym, science and exploration all within a safe, air-conditioned environment.
To accommodate family vacations, parents can register for two weeks of camp at a time. To learn more, view class schedules or to enroll, visit kidville.com or call 233-9253.
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.
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.