Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News

Local company to auction off face time with RICK SPRINGFIELD

When singer Rick Springfield returns to the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17, a dozen devoted fans could enjoy a VIP package including front-row center seats and a gourmet lunch with Springfield. An online auction for the experience through the local company Hanging With The Band is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday . Bidding starts at $1,500 and is set to end at 1 p.m. Sunday . For more information, visit

Vegas PBS to offer workshop

Vegas PBS Ready to Learn, an interactive workshop for parents and children, is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. For more information, call 507-3900.


The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today 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. today at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

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

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

For more information or agendas, visit or call 455-7340.


HELP of Southern Nevada's HELP2O campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating bottled water and spare change at Whole Foods Market through August.

Two Whole Foods locations, 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd. at Tenaya Way and 6689 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Town Square Las Vegas, will serve as collection points. Bottled water donations can be purchased in store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area's homeless population.

Additionally, those looking to make a monetary donation will be able to do so by tossing their change into branded HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four Whole Foods Las Vegas and Henderson locations or by submitting a donation via


NV Energy is offering a $50 rebate for customers to recycle their second refrigerators this summer. Inefficient refrigerators waste energy as a result of working harder and longer in hot garages to maintain their temperature. In addition to the rebate, NV Energy will pick up the extra refrigerator or freezer for free.

Units must be in working order and be at least 10 cubic feet in size. Participants must own the refrigerator or freezer, and the offer is limited to two units for each address.

NV Energy will recycle 95 percent of the units. For program qualifications and to schedule a pickup, visit or call 877-289-8260.