Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News

Teens invited to Tie-dye at library

Teens are invited to try their hands at a tie-dye craft from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. Because space is limited, registration is recommended. Bring a pre-washed white or light colored shirt to dye and clothes that can get messy. For more information, call 507-3900.

RC Plane enthusiasts to share hobby

The Las Vegas Radio Control Club plans its monthly trainer day and fun fly at 8 a.m. Saturday at William Bennett Field, 6800 E. Russell Road. The field is just north of Sam Boyd Stadium. The free event brings together veteran RC plane pilots and those curious about the pastime. For information, visit or email or


The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites singers to perform the works of G.F. Handel, Joseph Haydn and John Rutter with the Musical Arts Chorus & Orchestra.

The society's 70-voice Musical Arts Chorus plans to accompany Andrea Bocelli Nov. 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Membership in the choral ensembles is by audition. Rehearsals are planned from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays, beginning Sunday, at the Beam Music Center, Room No. 159, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

This year the society is celebrating its 50th anniversary season, as well as Dr. Douglas R. Peterson's 45th year as music director.

Singers should call Peterson at 451-6672 for an appointment. Audition information may also be found

Clark county sends out call for Day of the dead artwork

Clark County Parks and Recreation is seeking art submissions to be displayed at the Day of the Dead exhibition at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. Works must relate to the holiday, which celebrates the lives of past and present loved ones. Artists must be 14 or older and residents of Clark County. A $100 prize is slated for best of show. For more information, visit or call 455-7340.

blackjacks plan Rugby practice

The Las Vegas Blackjacks rugby team is scheduled to practice at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.

The group practices at the park regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the off-season. Anyone interested in rugby is invited to participate. Participants should bring a T-shirt, water and cleats or soccer boots. For more information, email info@


The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive.

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

For more information or agendas, visit

Kids invited to bust boredom

Kids and teens are invited to play board games, make crafts, listen to music and more during Boredom Busters, which is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. For more information, call 507-4010.


Make a Difference Day 2012 is set for Oct. 27. Suggestions for those who want to participate or plan events can be found at

Contact Robin Kelley at to inform her of your event.


A fundraiser, PJs for PeeWees, is planned from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Goodfellas Bar and Restaurant, 2801 N. Tenaya Way.

Bring a new pair of children's pajamas to benefit Variety, the Children's Charity, which assists disabled and underpriviledged local children. A silent auction also is planned. Be part of the fun and wear your own pajamas. A drawing will give away a cruise.

For more information, call 647-0744.