North Las Vegas Neighborhood News Oct. 22-28


SCHOOL DISTRICT HEAD TO ATTEND PRAYER BREAKFAST

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky plans to speak at the Mayors Prayer Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 21 in the Dallas Ballroom at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets for the United Way of Southern Nevada-sponsored event are $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Attendees must RSVP by Nov. 11. Ticket proceeds benefit the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada’s Camp Anytown program.

For more information, contact United Way of Southern Nevada spokeswoman Marilyn Provost at 702-892-2331 or marilynp@uwsn.org.

METAL CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR PLANNED

NCI Building Systems is to host a three-day conference to educate metal construction contractors and professionals on how to install insulated metal panels starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 22 at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2852 E. Craig Road.

For more information, contact NCI at 281-445-8555.

SNWA TO HOST WATER RATE INCREASE WORKSHOPS

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is planning a public workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, to discuss how a recently proposed rate increase could impact North Las Vegas water customers.

The SNWA has also developed an online tool to help customers project the individual impact of tentative increases through 2014.

For more information on the increases, visit snwa.com or contact SNWA spokesman J.C. Davis at 702-258-7117.

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 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.

AREA YOUTH MINISTER PLANS COAT DRIVE

Greater Carver Missionary Baptist Church minister Desi Coleman plans to host the second annual church-sponsored coat drive to “help homeless citizens find warmth in (North Las Vegas).”

The 16-year-old youth minister is scheduled to accept donations from noon to 5 p.m. through Nov. 18 at 705 Miller Ave. or 2821 Dogwood Ave.

For more information, contact Coleman at 702-788-1187 or at rev_dcoleman@yahoo.com.

NORTH LAS VEGAS COAST GUARD GROUP TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is set to meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the North Las Vegas Airport, 2730 Airport Drive.

For more information on the group, call flotilla commander Barry Keller at 702-219-2236 or visit goaux.us.

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.

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.

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.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET OCT. 22 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, with a half-hour of social time before the meeting starts. Meetings usually feature a guest speaker, and October’s is scheduled to be Rita Dorn, who will give details of her recent cruise to Barcelona, across the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, down the Red Sea and around the Horn of Africa to Dubai.

A small fee for members and guests covers light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. For more information, call 888-324-3928.

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 personal 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.

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 manuela_johnson@blm.gov.

CIVIL AIR PATROL TO MEET

The Nellis Senior Squadron of the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Grand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Air Terminal, 2730 Airport Drive. Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. It performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, contact Maj. Mark Goodman at 702-326-7363 or mgoodman56@me.com.

ALIANTE LIBRARY WRITERS CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY

The Aliante Library Writers Club is set to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. The group gathers for networking, readings and learning about writing. For more information, call 702-839-2980, visit nlvld.org or email Glory Wade at glorywadewriter@gmail.com.

LEGO CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY

The North Las Vegas Library plans to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. All ages welcome. Jigsaw puzzles are provided. For more information, contact the library at 702-633-1070 or visit www.nlvld.org.

NORTH VALLEY LEADERSHIP TEAM TO MEET

The North Valley Leadership Team meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. For more information on the group and its efforts, contact president Lydia Garrett at 702-413-3034.

PEARSON CENTER HOSTS WALKING CLUB

The Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas plans its Positive Movement walking club at 6 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at 1625 W. Carey Ave.

Participants aim to encourage each other physically, emotionally and spiritually by walking on the track.

For more information, call the center at 702-455-1220.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT

Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.

Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.

For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-0332.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 702-340-9735.

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.

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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