Area Briefing, Sept. 17-23


EVENT SEEKS TO CURB BULLYING

The Nevada PEP Run-Walk-Roll Against Bullying is slated for 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Registration is set to start at 8 a.m., the 5K run is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., the walk is planned at 9:15 a.m. and an awards ceremony will follow at 10 a.m.

The 5K run registration fee is $35 and includes a T-shirt. The fun walk registration fee is $20 and also includes a T-shirt. Children 6 or younger are free.

The event helps kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

For more information, visit nvpep.org or call 702-388-8899.

HEALTH DISTRICT REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF PREPAREDNESS KITS

The Southern Nevada Health District encourages residents to develop preparedness plans that can be implemented in an emergency.

The kit can help families and businesses sustain themselves in the event of an illness outbreak or natural disaster.

Family emergency supplies can be stored in a large container, a backpack or a suitcase and can be assembled over several months by adding one or two items to a grocery list. A kit should include food, water, a first aid kit, tools, copies of important documents, clothing and bedding, medications and pet supplies. A household preparedness kit should include enough supplies for three weeks.

For more information about emergency preparedness or how to develop an emergency preparedness kit, visit snhd.info.

FREE CAR SEAT CHECKS PLANNED

Free children’s car seat checks are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the circular driveway at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway. Visit sunrisehospital.com or call 702-731-8000.

FREE SMARTPHONE APPS HELP USERS DURING WILDFIRES, OTHER DISASTERS

The American Red Cross has launched a free app that offers wildfire tips and news updates.

Instructions inform users what to do before, during and after wildfires. A news section offers links to all U.S. firefighting agencies’ Twitter feeds and websites. The app helps users find American Red Cross shelters in their area and communicate with family and friends using Facebook and Twitter status updates, emails and texts. The app also includes a flashlight and audible alert functions, among other features.

The app is available at redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app.

Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a free app that offers disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information and a map listing open shelters and FEMA disaster recovery centers. Users also can submit GPS photo reports of disasters so they can be displayed on a public map.

To download the app, visit fema.gov/smartphone-app.

UNITED WAY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR POST-CARPENTER 1 FIRE PROJECTS

The United Way of Southern Nevada is conducting registration for those who want to volunteer for post-Carpenter 1 Fire projects on Mount Charleston. For more information, visit volunteercentersn.org or call the United Way at 702-892-2300.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST CPR, DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 25. The free class is open to residents 13 or older, and center membership is not required. Attendees will learn lifesaving techniques from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue staff members. No certificates will be awarded. For more information or to make a reservation, call 702-229-1702.

ABC COURT ANNOUNCES THREE GRADUATES

The city of Henderson’s Assistance in Breaking the Cycle Court recently graduated three people from the program.

Facilitated by the Henderson Municipal Court, the program is designed to help repeat offenders deal with the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

CHILDREN’S CAR SEAT CHECK PLANNED

Children’s car seat checks are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fore more information, visit sunrisehospital.com.

HENDERSON POLICE TO HOST TALK SHOP WITH THE COPS

Henderson Police Capt. Brian Dunaway is scheduled to host a Talk Shop With Cops event from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Heritage Senior Center, 300 S. Racetrack Road, Henderson.

The event is slated to focus on issues such as traffic, crime and neighborhood safety, specific to the residents served by the Henderson Police Department’s East Area Command, 223 Lead St.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police/index.php or call 702-267-5000.

 

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