COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE PLANNED
The Spring Mountain Ranch Master Homeowners Association is set to hold its annual community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26. Maps of participating homes are available at excellencemgmt.com/springmountainranch.
Goodwill will be taking unwanted or unsold items from 2 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at 8450 N. Fort Apache Road.
For more information, contact the HOA at 702-638-7770.
SHOPPING EXPO TO BENEFIT SPREAD THE WORD NEVADA
The One-Stop Shopping Expo is set to open at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at 8200 W. Tropical Parkway.
The free event, set to benefit literacy nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada, allows area vendors to collect gently used books to encourage reading throughout Southern Nevada.
Shoppers who donate books will receive five free raffle tickets to win prizes from expo vendors.
For more information, contact event organizer Tina Rieb at 702-580-5340 or visit shoppingexpos.com.
NEVADA ARTS ADVOCATES TO HOST YEARLY GALA
Nevada Arts Advocates is planning its 14th annual gala at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive.
Radio and television personality Lark Williams is to serve as master of ceremonies for the event set to feature a special performance by acclaimed jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra.
Tickets are $100, with proceeds dedicated to student scholarships and NAA advocacy programs.
For more information, contact spokeswoman Trish Williamson at 702-429-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE TO SUPPORT ARBOR VIEW BASEBALL
The third annual Arbor View Aggies Baseball Community Rummage Sale is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 in the Arbor View High School parking lot, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive. Sellers will be charged $25 per two-stall parking lot space but will keep all proceeds. For more information or to reserve a space, call Alan Johns at 702-809-6489.
UNITED WAY PLANS WOMEN’S SUIT DRIVE NOV. 1
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council plans to host its annual one-day suit drive for women in need Nov. 1. Donations of women’s suits and other business attire are set to be accepted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Gently used professional attire should be clean and on a hanger.
The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence during job interviews and in the workplace. Last year’s effort collected more than 6,200 professional items, including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry.
For more information, call 702-892-2319 or email email@example.com.
PUPPY UP! LAS VEGAS WALK SET FOR NOV. 2 AT BRUCE TRENT PARK
Puppy Up! Las Vegas is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Registration is to begin at 11 a.m.
Puppy Up! is a fundraiser for the 2 Million Dogs Foundation, which is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.
General registration is $20. Vendor booths are available for $50 ($25 for nonprofits).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST SIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET NOV. 3 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
The West Side Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Those who have moved from all parts of Chicago to Las Vegas are welcome. Expect entertainment and speakers at each monthly event. November’s slated guest performer is singer and producer Ben Litvinoff.
Admission is free. For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE FURNITURE
Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters through Dec. 1 on behalf of Clark County individuals and families in need for its Home For The Holidays program. This will mark the 20th consecutive year that Walker Furniture plans to provide families in need with a houseful of new furniture.
This year, the company plans to help 28 families in need. HELP of Southern Nevada will assist with identifying nominated families displaying the most genuine need.
Nomination letters should be sent to Larry Alterwitz, Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106, or fill out a form at walkerfurniture.com.
ARBOR VIEW HIGH TO HOST “THE LARAMIE PROJECT”
Arbor View High School’s International Thespian Troupe and the Northwest Career and Technical Academy are set to put on a joint production of “The Laramie Project” at 6 p.m. Nov. 6-8 at the Northwest Career and Tech Academy, 8200 W. Tropical Parkway, and at 6 p.m. Nov. 13-15 at Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive.
Producers look to host advocacy groups in the schools’ lobby on production nights and hope the play, which deals with the 1998 death of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo., can help anchor future human rights awareness weeks at both schools.
For more information, contact Arbor View High School teacher David T. Kelley at 702-799-6660.
SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES
The nonprofit Shakespeare Institute of Nevada recently launched a series of acting workshops for Southern Nevada residents focusing on teaching students to try new material and prepare audition pieces while receiving feedback from professional actors and directors. The workshops are suitable for all ages and all acting levels and are planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Hollywood Bound Acting Academy, 7220 S. Cimarron Road.
The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.
For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 702-896-9517.
DIABETES SEMINAR OPEN TO SENIORS 50 OR OLDER
The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center is set to host a Take Control of Your Diabetes free seminar from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 7 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.
MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS
Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road.
Master Gardeners plan to offer free weekly walking tours aimed at teaching visitors about many of the more than 500 plants that grow in harsh Southwestern desert landscapes around Las Vegas.
In addition to scheduled tours, the grounds are open for self-guided tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
For more information, call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.
NO-COST FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS PLANNED
The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host multiple no-cost flu immunization clinics through Dec. 7 in the Las Vegas Valley. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine each year. The 2013-14 flu vaccines will protect against both the H3N2 and the H1N1 flu virus. The clinics will offer flu vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone age 6 months or older is eligible if they are uninsured or underinsured. Those with health insurance are encouraged to talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated.
To learn the dates and locations where the clinics are slated to be held, visit vaxvegas.org.
LOSE A POUND WITH YOUR HOUND FUNDRAISER WALK COMING OCT. 27
The Lose A Pound With Your Hound fundraiser walk to benefit Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W Alexander Road. Registration is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Walkers raise money for homeless animals by recruiting sponsors. Dog-less walkers are also welcome.
After the walk, booths will offer information and goods from pet-related vendors. Entertainment, contests and fun events, such as a psychic paw reader, also are planned.
Particpants get a T-shirt and a goodie bag. For more information, visit hcws.org.
HARDEST HIT FUND PROVIDES MORTGAGE HELP
With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Nevada was selected to be a beneficiary of the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund program, which provides assistance to help prevent avoidable foreclosures and keep Nevada homeowners in their homes.
The Nevada Hardest Hit Fund will assist eligible applicants by paying up to a maximum of $1,000 monthly toward their impounded first mortgage payment, including principal, interest, property tax and insurance for up to nine months. The applicant’s contribution will be a minimum of $75 or any amount that exceeds the $1,000 maximum assistance per month.
Applicants must be unemployed and actively looking for work or be able to validate at least a 35 percent reduction in income/wages since 2008 and must be facing imminent default.
To apply, homeowners can call 855-428-4357 or visit nevadahardesthitfund.nv.gov.
INTERTRIBAL VETERANS POW WOW SET FOR OCT. 26-27 AT SUNSET PARK
The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26 and 27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The Pow Wow will honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing.
Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personnel and police officers.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/k5wj7bq.
LAS VEGAS ZOMBIE RUN TO RETURN TO SUNSET PARK OCT. 27
The 5K and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.
The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.”
Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes.
Runners can sign up by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley.
For more information, visit lasvegaszombierun.com.
DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER
Mammogram screenings are set to be offered weekdays through Oct. 31 for $55 at Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals.
A physician’s order is required, and insurance will not be billed. Results will be mailed.
To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-7710.
BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT
The Bureau of Land Management has asked the public to weigh in on the proposed sale of 440 acres of public land in 28 parcels across Clark County.
Funds generated by parcel sales would be used for park, trail and public land restoration projects around the state.
Written comments about the proposed sale should be mailed to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 by Oct. 28.
For more information, contact BLM realty specialist Manuela Johnson at 702-515-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PONY PARTIES PLANNING PLAY DAYS
J.R. Pony Parties, 1753 Fairhaven St., plans to host play days and pony rides from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and no-school days through January. Admission for adults and kids is $5. For more information, call 702-631-4142 or visit jrponyparties.com.
BELLY DANCE CLASSES PLANNED AT ACTIVE ADULT CENTER
Join members of the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center for belly dance classes set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Class members, led by instructor Jeanne Baer, have performed during luncheons at the Lieburn Senior Center and at a Chinese New Year celebration in Sun City Anthem. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.
FREE TRAPPERS SET TO MEET IN SPRING MOUNTAINS
Spring Mountain Free Trappers meet for a black powder shoot the first weekend of each month at CC Spring and Lovell Canyon roads in the Spring Mountains southwest of Las Vegas. Locations vary depending on weather, so call Daniel Trousdale at 702-645-2658 before attending. For more information, visit smft.org.
LIBRARY DISTRICT INCREASES HOURS AT URBAN BRANCHES
The Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, and 12 other urban Las Vegas-Clark County Library District locations have expanded weekday hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.lvccld.org/ for more information.
SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES
The nonprofit Shakespeare Institute of Nevada has recently launched a series of acting workshops for Southern Nevada residents focusing on teaching students to try new material and prepare audition pieces while receiving feedback from professional actors and directors. The workshops are suitable for all ages and all acting levels and are planned from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at 7220 S. Cimarron Road.
The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.
For more information and to register, email email@example.com or call 702-896-9517.