Henderson Neighborhood News for May 1-7, 2014


NEW DIRECTOR NAMED FOR HENDERSON LIBRARIES

Angela Thornton is slated to take over as the executive director of Henderson Libraries May 20.

The library district has been without a director since July when Tom Fay stepped down to take a position as deputy director for Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Thornton comes from the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City.

In a press release, Thornton said Henderson Libraries appealed to her for a number of reasons.

“I have family in Las Vegas, so I was familiar with the area,” she said. “Henderson Libraries also had been through some challenges, but has weathered financial losses really well; the atmosphere was very positive when I met with the staff during the interview. Also, Henderson seems to have a great sense of community, which is really important to me.”

Thornton graduated from Valdosta State University with a master’s in library and information science, from Northeastern State University with a master’s in communications and from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

For more information on the library district, visit mypubliclibrary.com.

HENDERSON SHINES TO HELP RESIDENTS DISPOSE OF UNWANTED GOODS

The city of Henderson is scheduled to host a free Henderson Shines event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Residents can safely dispose of unwanted items from documents that need to be shredded, items that need to be recycled or hazardous materials such as batteries or paint.

There is also a chance for people to drop off items such as clothes and books, for donations.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

BIRD VIEWING PRESERVE TO HOST NIGHT EVENT

The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive, is slated to host its Birding Under the Stars event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 17.

Guests are set to be guided by staff members as they seek out nightlife at the preserve.

The event costs $14 per person.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO HELP VETERANS

Lexus of Las Vegas plans a Vets Helping Vets Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. May 3 at Wildhorse Golf Club, 2100 W. Warm Springs Road. Proceeds are planned to go toward assisting veterans’ charities in Southern Nevada. Participation is $75.

For more information, call 702-336-3205.

 

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