Summerlin-area neighborhood news


RAMPART CASINO TO MARK 10 YEARS WITH CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY

The Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to host a thank you party to mark 10 years and express its gratitude to the public for its support.

To celebrate, free cupcakes and champagne will be served from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLASS SET FOR WEDNESDAY AT REI

A class on environmental awareness for youth group leaders is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at REI Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.

Join the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and learn how to teach the fundamentals of PEAK: Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids.

For more information, visit rei.com or call 951-4488.

LEARN HEART HEALTH TIPS AT OPEN HOUSE

An open house is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Southwest Medical Center Senior Lifestyle Center West, 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 105.

Dr. George Scleparis, a cardiologist, is slated to host the presentation Heart Failure ---- The Heart of the Matter at 1 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit smalv.com.

CHURCH TO HOST ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE SUNDAY

The Women of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave., plan to host their annual St. Joseph's Table Sunday in the church's Catholic Center. Baked goods, fruits, vegetables and flowers will be available after the 9 a.m. blessing.

A homemade marinara pasta dinner is scheduled to be served for $7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call Rosemarie Sgobba at 838-5897.

TORTOISES EMERGE FROM BURROWS AT RED ROCK CANYON

March at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is generally associated with the reappearance of its resident tortoises, which usually come out of their burrows at that time. Betty was the first to emerge on Feb. 11.

The habitat is always looking for volunteers to care and feed the creatures.

Free training is provided. The next class is slated for March 29.

To volunteer, contact Roger and Susan Kolar at kolar@friendsofredrockcanyon.org or call Friends of Red Rock Canyon at 515-5366.

SAHARA WEST LIBRARY TO HOST CAR AND COMPUTER PROBLEM-SOLVING CLASS

A short course in solving car and computer problems is planned from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Sahara West Library's conference room C, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

This short course will provide the basics in troubleshooting issues, with approximately 45 minutes of lecture/discussion and question-and-answer time planned on the proper mental attitude, troubleshooting theory, and pointers to resources, and one hour where attendees can use library public access computers to gather information to solve car or computer problems of their choosing.

Familiarity with the basic workings of a car or computer is highly recommended to get the most out of this class.

The class size will be limited to 12 attendees. To sign up, call 507-3630.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SOFTBALL LEAGUE PLANS SIGNUPS

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada's Spring Men's Recreational Softball League is scheduled to begin March 25. Games will be played at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, Sundays at 10 a.m. Teams must have at least 13 players.

The cost to play for an individual is $70 for JCC members and $85 for guests. Full teams pay $700 for the entire team. The season is set to run through June, and each team will play 10 games, plus playoffs.

To sign up as an individual or as a team, call 794-0090 or visit jccsn.org.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO HOST MONTHLY MEETING AT SPIEDINI RISTORANTE

The Spring Mountain Republican Women plan to host their monthly meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. March 22 at Spiedini Ristorante inside the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

The guest speaker is slated to be state Sen. Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas.

The cost is $25. Reservations are required by March 20 and can be made by calling Libby Bjerke at 395-3221.

PET ADOPTIONS SET FOR SUNDAYS AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

Weekly pet adoptions are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. This weekend, find animals rescued by Foreclosed Upon Pets.

On March 25, The Animal Foundation is slated to bring animals.

E BUNNY LOOKS FOR DONATIONS

For more than 22 years, the E BUNNY has given away thousands of Easter baskets to children in need at such places as the Las Vegas City Mission, Safe House, Straight From the Streets, Family Promise and Sunrise Children's Hospital.

All pre-packaged Easter baskets are donated by the community. No monetary donations are accepted

To learn more, contact the E BUNNY at ebunnylv@gmail.com or call 498-9808.

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

March is National Nutrition Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to add more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and dairy to every meal.

The health district and the Las Vegas Farmers Market are joining the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to commemorate the observance. For more information, visit gethealthyclarkcounty.org.

The Las Vegas Farmers Market is planned from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Gardens Park, 10401 Garden Park Drive, and Wednesdays at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.

For more information, visit lasvegas farmersmarket.com.

The market will offer a special promotion for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers with its Las Vegas Farmers Market $5 SNAP Redemption Match at all of its market locations during March. SNAP customers will receive a credit equal to a dollar-for-dollar match for up to $5 in SNAP benefits spent at the markets. The promotion is made possible by a grant from the Southern Nevada Dietetic Association and will last as long as funds are available.

 

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