TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION LAUNCHES RIDE TRACKER WEBSITE
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has launched Ride Tracker, a new GPS-based, free mobile website that enables transit riders to easily see when buses are due to arrive.
It provides the ability to view and check the status of all routes servicing a stop. Customers can also view a vehicle's current location along a route via a Google map that can be continually refreshed to show the vehicle's progress.
Ride Tracker utilizes GPS technology in coordination with predictive scheduling to provide riders with an updated status of a vehicle's location. For more information, visit rtcsnv.com/transit/routes-maps-schedules/ride-tracker-mobile-site.
GRANTS FOR YOUTHS AVAILABLE
The city of Las Vegas' annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program application process has begun. Workshops are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 18 at City Hall, 495 S. Main St.
YNAPP offers grants for up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. Projects may include developing care packages, youth art/mural projects, youths mentoring youths, community gardens and services for the homeless. The application deadline is Nov. 15.
The program requires youths to match the city's grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place within the city limits. Applicants are encouraged to register and attend a workshop to learn about the program and the automated method of applying for the grant. A detailed workshop flier is available at lasvegasnevada.gov.
To register, call 229-5406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAS VEGAS BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLANS WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON
The Las Vegas Brandeis National Committee plans its annual showcase luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bear's Best Golf Club, 11111 W. Flamingo Road.
It will kick off the organization's 18th year. At the showcase, attendees will learn about the various study groups that Brandeis is planning this year. These groups are held on the east (Henderson) and west (Summerlin) sides of the valley and include topics such as Great Jewish Women, the Press and the Media in Las Vegas and Ethnic Dining. The scheduled guest speaker is Dr. Daliah Wachs, a family practitioner and radio talk show host, who will speak on the topic of the Future of Medicine and Family Practice.
The cost starts at $40 ($50 for Angel and $75 for Benefactor). For more information, call Arlene Krane at w255-6667 or Jo-Ann Geller at 656-1666.
TIVOLI VILLAGE TO HOST PET ADOPTIONS
Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. plans to host dog adoptions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday inside The Dog House at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.
For more information or to view adoptable pets, visit forecloseduponpets.org or call 272-0010.
DIAMOND DIG EVENT TO BENEFIT DRESS FOR SUCCESS
A Diamond Dig event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at MJ Christensen in Boca Park, 8980 W. Charleston Blvd., to benefit Dress for Success of Southern Nevada, which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.
At the Diamond Dig, guests will be able to purchase "digs" or scoops from a special sandbox filled with gemstones. Lucky "diggers" who find a gemstone in their scoop will win a corresponding prize, and one winner will receive the grand prize, a unique piece of diamond jewelry. Donation is $10 per dig.
For more information, visit mjchristensen.com.
FAMILY HISTORY JAMBOREE SET FOR SEPT. 22
The Sandstone Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to host the 10th annual Family History Jamboree at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at the LDS Family History Center in the LDS chapel, 221 S. Lorenzi St.
Registration is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. This year's theme is Discover your Relatives, and classes will cover the latest search techniques and new genealogy programs, with some classes presented by professional genealogists.
Five sessions are planned, and participants may choose from 34 different presentations. The seminar is free and open to the public for those 14 or older.
A complimentary lunch will be provided, along with a syllabus for each presentation. The sessions are set to finish at 3:10 p.m. with a treat of a large homemade cookie and a special drawing for prizes. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/sandstonestakefhj/home.
FINANCIAL MATTERS SEMINAR SCHEDULED AT DESERT VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER
A seminar, Strategies for a Healthy Personal And Financial Life, is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. It will feature motivational speaker Jason Andoscia.
This is a free event, but registration should be made by calling John Leveritt at 341-2080.
SEPT. 29 GOLF EVENT TO HELP TROOPS
Tee It Up for the Troops, in partnership with Las Vegas' only free veterans' dental clinic, the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic, is planned for Sept. 29 at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd.
A large portion of the proceeds will provide free dentistry to low-income veterans in Las Vegas.
Golfers will tee off for prizes and raffle items from former major-league pitchers Greg Maddux and Rollie Fingers and singer entertainer Toby Keith. Other donations include NASCAR and National Hot Rod Association passes, gift cards and more.
For details, contact event coordinator Todd Davis at 775-722-9945 or email@example.com.
To register as a sponsor or individual golfer, visit teeitupforthetroops.org/states/nevada.
FIREWOOD PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME
The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is selling firewood permits from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 30.
Permits will be sold at the lot near mile marker five along Kyle Canyon Road (state Route 157), the site of the future Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway.
Firewood will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Approximately 800 cords are available. The wood comprises about 20 percent mahogany, 55 percent ponderosa pine and 25 percent fir.
Each cord costs $20, and each household is limited to five cords. Payment can be cash or personal check (no credit cards).
Permit holders are encouraged to bring a chainsaw since most of the wood has not been cut into lengths that can be easily moved by hand. Some logs are as large as 4 feet in diameter.
Firewood permit holders must have their purchased wood picked up by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Any wood not removed by this time will be forfeited.
For more information, contact Genny Wilson at 515-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD ANNUAL ROCKIN' WALK PLANNED FOR SEPT. 30 TO BENEFIT GOODIE TWO SHOES
The third annual Rockin' Walk to benefit the nonprofit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is slated for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 as part of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.
The outdoor, family-friendly walking event will raise funds to provide disadvantaged children with new shoes and socks. It is sponsored by the Brenden-Mann Foundation.
Participants can choose from the one-mile mixed hole, 2.5-mile back-nine or five-mile 18-hole walking options and enjoy the scenic views of TPC Summerlin, live entertainment and prizes. Each registered walker will also receive a souvenir T-shirt and a single-day admission ticket for the tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-7.
Early registration fees are $15 for children 3 to 17 and $30 for those 18 or older until Friday. Fees will increase by $5 after the early registration deadline. A new pair of shoes and five to six pairs of socks can be provided to needy children for every $25 raised. Walk participants can preregister online or the morning of the walk, and space is limited to the first 1,500 walkers.
For more information, visit jtshrinersopen.com/en/scheduleofevents/sundaysep30.aspx. To register, visit goodietwoshoes.org or call 617-4027.
HOSPICE CEO GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Nathan Adelson Hospice President and CEO Carole Fisher has been named one of the top 10 finalists nationwide for Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award for 2012.
Fisher is the only finalist from Nevada to receive this recognition from Modern Healthcare, known as the top nationwide weekly health care business news publication.
This annual awards program honors top health care executives for their work through their organizations or individually to improve the health and well being of people, patients, communities and/or community members. Fifty percent of the final decision for the sole winner depends on community support and votes for the finalists. Anyone can vote at http://tinyurl.com/9vsx3f3. Voting ends Sept. 21.
shriners lUNCHEON COMING OCT. 2 TO TPC SUMMERLIN
The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open announces the fourth annual Women's Day Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon, scheduled for Oct. 2 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Circle Drive.
Women can enjoy a cooking demonstration from executive chef Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, followed by a catered lunch from his restaurant. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the event is set to include a silent auction with high-value items.
Tickets are $125 for individuals and $1,000 for tables of 10. VIP tables are $1,500 and include weekend access for 10 to the tournament grounds. For more information or to reserve a table and purchase tickets, contact Emily Eskin at 589-4947 or email@example.com.
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF LAS VEGAS SEEKS TEAM MEMBERS
Girls on the Run of Las Vegas is looking to start a team of girls in third through fifth grade in northwest Las Vegas and Summerlin. The group forwards a youth development program, where girls meet twice a week for discussions regarding empowerment, self-confidence and healthy living. The group incorporates stretching, games and running during that time. At the end of the 12-week program, the entire Las Vegas chapter gets together for a 5K race.
Between eight and 15 girls are needed to form a team. For more information, contact council director Stephanie Lasure at 917-455-2121 or stephanie@ girlsontherunlv.org, Elisabeth Daniels at 366-5348 or elisabeth@girlsontherun lv.org or Viveca Rehman Grinstead at 496-7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit girlsontherunlv.org.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AARP TAX PROGRAM
AARP Tax-Aide NV, which prepares free personal income tax returns for residents in the lower- to middle-income brackets, is seeking unpaid volunteers to prepare taxes, greet clients and program computers in early 2013. Training is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley and Jan. 21-25 on the east side.
RESCUE GROUP BEGINS CAMPAIGN TO FUND PERMANENT SHELTER
Area animal rescue Adopt a Rescue Pet has launched its Beggin' for Bucks: 65,000 Pet Lovers Wanted campaign to support the organization's effort to build a no-kill animal sanctuary and canine retirement ranch. The goal is to reach $650,000 by collecting $10 from 65,000 people by Oct. 15.
The sanctuary, slated to be located on several acres in Amargosa Valley, will house 300 dogs.
To support the effort, visit facebook.com/arplasvegas.