BLOOD DRIVE COMING TO JW MARRIOTT
A blood drive is planned from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Grand Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Each donor will receive a Rampart Buffet voucher. Donors also will be entered into a drawing for prizes courtesy of the JW Marriott. To schedule and appointment, call 638-7400 or visit unitedbloodservices.org.
KIDVILLE TO HOST CAMP FOR A CAUSE
Kidville at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 130, invites families to attend Camp for a Cause, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday. The event is a preview of the Camp Kidville program. The portion for children 18 to 36 months is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the portion for children 3 to 6 is scheduled to start at noon.
The suggested donation is $10 per family. All donations will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Camp Kidville is planned from May 7 through the week of Aug. 20. Camps will include a variety of activities, including gym, arts and crafts, music and hands-on exploration, all in an indoor, safe, clean and air-conditioned space. Campers can sign up in two-week increments. To RSVP for Camp for a Cause, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTHWEST GAS PLANS SEMINAR FOR SENIORS FOR MARCH 13
Southwest Gas plans to host a program titled Seminar Helping Seniors from 2 to 3 p.m. March 13 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.
Learn how to save on utility bills with Southwest Gas Co.'s NV Seniors Program.
This is a free class, but registration is required. To register, call 233-5474.
RED ROCK CANYON TO HOST MEDICINAL PLANT HIKE MARCH 14
The Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association plans to host an educational hike titled Medicinal Plants of the Moenkopi March 14 at Red Rock Canyon.
Besides being home to a variety of recreational opportunities, Red Rock Canyon provided a number of useful desert plants for Native Americans. Rangers will discuss the traditional uses of a variety of plants. The 2-mile hike is rated easy and is good for all ages.
Space is limited. For the start time, the meetup location and to register, call 515-5367.
HELPING HANDS SURGICAL CARE PERFORMS FREE SURGERIES
Two uninsured Southern Nevadans received medically necessary surgeries Feb. 20 at no cost from Helping Hands Surgical Care, a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Kevin Petersen, who did the surgeries at the Medical District Surgery Center, 2020 Goldring Ave., No. 300. Petersen and the surgery center waived all fees.
These two surgeries constituted the second round of free surgeries provided by HHSC since its inaugural Charity Surgery Day Nov. 10, 2011.
For more information, visit helpinghandssurgicalcare.com or call 242-5393.
HHSC currently has more than 125 applications from uninsured Nevadans who do not qualify for government assistance and who do not have the means to pay for surgery. A medical advisory board screens the applications to select patients to receive no-cost surgeries.
JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET
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.
As with all its meetings, 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. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 233-8618 or 143-9482.
WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB PLANS TO MEET WEDNESDAY
The Westside Newcomers Club, a social club for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or to those who have 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.
A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call 649-8536.
WORKSHOP TO SHED LIGHT ON GRIEF WORK
The Learning Institute at Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host its first continuing education all-day seminar, "Living with Grief," from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at United Healthcare, 2716 N. Tenaya Way.
This year's topic is Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying and Grief. The conference is open to the public and professionals. The deadline to register is Wednesday.
For more information, call 938-3923 or visit learninginstitute.nah.org.
WOMEN'S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN ACCEPTING DARE TO DREAM GRANT APPLICATIONS
The Women's Club of Summerlin is accepting applications for its Dare to Dream grants. The program seeks to help women who are trying to better their lives. This could be assistance with educational opportunities, learning new skills, business development or equipment ---- anything a woman can dream of that will help her move toward a desired goal.
Grants are awarded based on the impact the grant will have on the recipient and others in the community, the merit of the requested program or project and personal need.
Any woman older than 21 residing in the Las Vegas Valley may apply. Grants are to be awarded in June. The deadline for application submission is May 16.
For more information, visit womens clubofsummerlin.org or call 804-5188.