Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, May 29-June 4, 2014


TIVOLI VILLAGE ADDS NEW TENANTS

Tivoli Village has announced three new retail stores joining its lineup: d’annata, PacSun and Paper Source.

Recently opened, d’annata is a home, clothing and accessory boutique offering all things vintage, delicate, elegant and organic. The theme of the store is “all things girly.”

PacSun carries the latest trends for men and women from top brands including Brandy Melville, Roxy, Billabong, Nike SB, Vans, Hurley, Crooks and Castles and DGK.

Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap and greeting cards.

Also recently announced is a new 26,000-square-foot H&M store, set to open in Tivoli Village in fall 2015.

For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.

LAS VEGAS NOTED BY BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AWARDS

The League of American Bicyclists has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community awards, including the city of Las Vegas at the bronze level. The city is being recognized for its efforts to make bicycling more accessible to residents and tourists.

Last year, the city increased the bicycle network by more than 23 percent to 444 miles of bike lanes and 102 miles of paved off-road trails. The city also created a bicycle parking partnership program for the installation of bike parking throughout downtown. It has resulted in the donation of 10 public racks for local businesses in addition to the 27 racks the city previously purchased and installed.

The city also established the Las Vegas Bicycle Coalition, an independent advocacy group intended to connect the community through cycling, and advocated for legislation in Carson City to improve safety for cyclists at intersections that don’t recognize their presence.

The bronze award recognizes the city of Las Vegas’ commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.

To learn more, visit bikeleague.org/community.

BOWLING EVENT TO HELP NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS YOUTH

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth plans to host a bowling tournament from noon to 2 p.m. May 31 at the Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive.

Registration is set for 11 a.m. The event will raise funds to increase and improve the partnership’s services for homeless youths, including meeting basic needs and helping them transition to long-term self-sufficiency.

Individual registration is $40 and includes five games of Baker-style bowling, lunch, a tournament T-shirt, a gift bag, entertainment and the chance to win prizes. Registration for a team of five is $200.

To register or donate, visit nphy.org/hya. For more information, contact email events@nphy.org or call 702-383-1332.

FREE PADDLING CLASS AVAILABLE

A free class on paddling basics is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 2 at REI Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.

The class offers an overview of information on canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Staff members will cover equipment, apparel, trip planning and transportation. Note: This class does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction. The class has a cap of 25 people.

For more information, call 702-951-4488.

BUSINESS EXPO SET FOR JUNE

The 2014 LVBNM Health/Fitness/Beauty Affair expo is set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 3 at the Suncoast’s Grand Ballroom, 9090 Alta Drive.

The evening offers 50 business exhibits, the LVBNM Chefs Corner and free health screening opportunities.

The expo is open to the public for those 21 or older. Free admission tickets are being distributed at the Suncoast Catering Department and Storage West Self Storage (various locations).

For more information, email lvbnmlasvegas@aol.com or call 702-639-6964.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB TO GATHER JUNE 4

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. June 4 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The event is planned for the first Wednesday of each month.

The social club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or for those who have a life-changing event, such as retirement. A luncheon with program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Nancy Ovuka at 702-837-8685.

WESTSIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET JUNE 4

The Westside Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. June 4 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The group consists of mostly of people who have retired to Las Vegas. Monthly meetings start with a short business portion followed by a program. The group is open to everyone.

For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.

JEWISH SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET AT JCC JUNE 4

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Cub for Men and Women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Jewish Community Center, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105, inside the Las Vegas Sports Park.

Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The club welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends.

For more information, call 702-243-9482 or 702-243-1761.

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

The Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities plans to host its 12th annual golf tournament, Drive for Charity Presented by Insomniac, June 9 at TPC Las Vegas, 9851 Canyon Run Drive.

Registration is set to begin at 7 a.m., followed by a shamble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Entry for a foursome is $800 and includes a round of golf, a golf cart, unlimited range balls, a continental breakfast, an awards lunch, a golf shoe bag and goodie bags for each player. Single-player registration is $200.

To register, contact Paulette Anderson at panderson@lvms.com or 702-632-8242.

ZOMBIE BOWL FOR KIDS PLANNED AT SUNCOAST

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada plans its annual Zombie Bowl for Kids’ Sake for noon June 14 at Suncoast Bowling Center, 9090 Alta Drive.

The event is open to the public and is a chance to raise awareness and funds and increase mentorship rates. Teams of five raise $100 per team member.

The zombie outfits are optional. For more information, visit bbbsn.org.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM PLANNED

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Society programs are co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Back by popular demand is a panel, Ask the Experts. Members can submit their most challenging genealogy problems to a panel of experts in advance of the meeting. These will be researched before the meeting, and the methods used as well as the results will be discussed at the meeting.

The society meets at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact society president Abe Simon at abe_simon@cox.net or 702- 523-9874.

BAHA’I DEVOTIONAL SET FOR JUNE 22

Baha’i Devotions are planned from 3 to 4 p.m. June 22 at Las Vegas Baha’i Center, 7035 W. Oakey Blvd.

The theme is Transformational Power of the Word of God. The Sunday program will be followed by light refreshments. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 702-838-9191.

WHITE LINEN AFFAIR SCHEDULED

The sixth annual White Linen Affair is set from 8 p.m. to midnight June 28 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

Expect hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ “Sweet” Lou Collins and a silent auction.

Tickets are $60.

For more information, visit 100blackmenlasvegas.com or call 720-448-8843 or 702-838-8072.

VIEW NAMES NEW ASSISTANT EDITOR

View copy editor Lisa Valentine has been promoted to serve as assistant editor.

A Michigan native, Valentine graduated from journalism school at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Prior to living in Las Vegas, she worked for a weekly newspaper in Lake Orion, Mich., as a staff writer and general assignment reporter before being promoted to editor.

She moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and started working for View Neighborhood Newspapers shortly after. She has edited almost every View zone, coordinated dining, education and health coverage and served on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s stylebook committee.

In addition to her new duties, Valentine will continue to edit the Summerlin Area View. She lives in Centennial Hills.

HELP2O PROGRAM TO PROVIDE WATER FOR HOMELESS

HELP of Southern Nevada’s HELP2O campaign is seeking donations of bottled water at Whole Foods Market June 1-Aug. 31. Locations in the Las Vegas Valley are at 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 6689 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway and 8855 W. Charleston Blvd.

Bottled water donations can be purchased in the store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.

Monetary donations of change can be dropped into branded HELP of Southern Nevada coin jars at all four locations or by submitting a donation at helpsonv.org.

SUMMERLIN COUNCIL ANNOUNCES PHOTO CONTEST, SEEKS PARADE PARTICIPANTS

The Summerlin Council is seeking businesses and organizations that would like to participate in the 2014 Fourth of July Patriotic Parade.

To highlight the event’s 20th anniversary, residents are invited to enter a photo contest showing their favorite parade memories. Photos can be submitted at summerlin.com in May, and in June, judges will select the best photos to be featured on Summerlin’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The winner will be invited to participate in this year’s parade with an entry that features the winning photo, and finalists will be invited to watch the parade from the grandstand.

For information, email summerlinpatrioticparade@summerlincouncil.com or call 702-341-5500.

 

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