Centennial Neighborhood News, Oct. 29-Nov. 4


OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO CO-HOST SHREDDING EVENT

Property management company FirstService Residential and area nonprofit Opportunity Village are scheduled to host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at 7951 Deer Springs Way. The shredding event is free and open to the public, with up to three bankers boxes of paperwork allowed per person.

For more information on the event, contact Cheryl Persinger at 702-967-2222.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORYTIME

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host storytime for children ages 3-5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to offer stories, songs and other activities to help boost literacy skills. For more information, contact the library at 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to offer 25 weekly fitness classes for adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Classes include yoga, cardio dance and tai chi. Cost is $15 per month and includes free use of the YMCA weight room and indoor lap pool for a limited time.

For more information, contact the center at 702-229-1702.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST KNITTING GROUP

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a low-cost knitting group for adults 50 or older at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The group is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, contact the center at 702-229-1702.

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 trishprnow@gmail.com.

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 2 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 lawrell@uwsn.org.

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 puppyupwalklasvegas@gmail.com.

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 shakesinstnv@gmail.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.

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.

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 manuela_johnson@blm.gov.

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 shakesinstnv@gmail.com or call 702-896-9517.

 

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