Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, July 10-16, 2014


LAS VEGAS TEAM JOINS ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE

The Las Vegas Legends soccer team is joining the 24-team Major Arena Soccer League. Meir Cohen, the Legends’ general manager and president, made the announcement June 23 at the Las Vegas Indoor Sports Park, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd.

The Legends are scheduled to play against other indoor soccer teams from across the U.S. and Mexico in 20 regular-season games. Team schedules are slated to be released in August, along with the playoff format.

For more information, visit lasvegaslegends.com.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN SET FOR JULY 11 AT RACHEL’S KITCHEN

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. July 11 at Rachel’s Kitchen, 9691 Trailwood Drive, near Village Center Drive.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

TPC LAS VEGAS TO HOST JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC JULY 12

TPC Las Vegas, 9851 Canyon Run Drive, plans to host a junior golf clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12.

The free event is for children up to 18. Besides golf instruction, trick artist Dennis Walters will give a one-hour clinic, A Combination of Golf Mastery and Human Inspiration. Seating is limited.

For more information, visit tpc.com/lasvegas or call 702-256-2500.

HIRING EVENT PLANNED AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY JULY 12

A hiring event for adults, seniors and teenagers is planned for 10 a.m. to noon July 12 in Conference Room C at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Different positions are available for summer/seasonal jobs and full-time positions. For more information, call 702-997-3705.

READING WITH RASCAL PLANNED FOR JULY 12

The next Reading with Rascal session is slated for 10 a.m. to noon July 12 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Children can read to a certified therapy dog. For more information, call 702-561-4143.

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA SET FOR JULY 25 AT DESERT BREEZE POOL

The annual Cardboard Boat Regatta is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. July 25 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. Participants can build a boat using cardboard and duct tape. All boats must be preregistered by July 23.

Night swimming and boat registration are set to begin at 5 p.m., with races starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 3 to 17 and $1 for seniors 55 or older. Children 2 or younger will be admitted free.

If families choose not to race, they can swim from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy water games and music. Families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and snacks, although alcohol and glass bottles are not permitted. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, The Bismarck and Fastest Ship.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/46pbo6w or call 702-455-7798.

WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF CAREER CENTER

Workforce Connections celebrated the one-year anniversary of the One Stop Career Center in Nevada, 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190, June 25 with a brief ceremony and butterfly release to symbolize how job training can transform a job seeker into an employee by providing the wings to succeed.

The center opened in June 2013 with the goal of providing job seekers and employers with a one-stop environment for job training and education initiatives. The 8,000-square-foot facility includes a comprehensive resource center with computers, printers, a fax machine, phone access and notary services. Additional computer labs and conference rooms are used for regular training and hiring events.

More than 24 nonprofit and public agency employment programs that receive federal funds for job placement initiatives each have a full-time representative at the center. Workforce Connections also has a business engagement team to actively recruit and cater to employers who are looking to grow their workforce or train employees.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 702-822-4200.

LOCAL BRANCH DONATES TO WOUNDED WARRIOR

TruGreen’s Las Vegas branch plans to donate $2,000 to the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project to assist injured service members as they transition back to civilian life.

The donation is given as part of a quarterly performance contest at TruGreen. Winning branches were given the opportunity to donate $2,000 to a charity chosen by branch associates for achieving above-the-bar results. Five TruGreen branches selected Wounded Warrior Project, including Nashville, Tenn.; White Marsh, Md.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Warminster, Pa.; and Las Vegas.

For more information, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

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