Henderson neighborhood news for Sept. 3-9


ABC COURT HAS 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.

SEMINAR TEACHES ABOUT CHILD SAFETY

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to offer a child safety and welfare program at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 11 at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

The four-week session is designed for parents to become aware of safety and welfare issues ranging from child abuse to tips on positive guidance.

For more information, call 702-257-5567.

WINDERMERE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Windermere Real Estate is accepting applications from organizations that wish to benefit from the company’s volunteer efforts.

Each year, the company’s Southern Nevada offices participate in Community Service Day Oct. 18.

Nonprofits and philanthropic organizations can apply to receive a full day of volunteer work from Windermere employees.

The project must be large enough to accommodate 40 to 80 volunteers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, visit windermerelasvegas.com/community-service-day.

HENDERSON MATCHES VOLUNTEERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES

Henderson residents seeking to volunteer are encouraged to check out the city of Henderson’s Volunteer Partnership Program.

The program matches people and groups with opportunities to serve by matching skills and interests to various needs.

The website lists hundreds of volunteers registered in categories ranging from clerical work to cleanups.

Groups or individuals in need of volunteers can register projects online.

For more information, call 702-267-2000.

YOUTH GROUP TO HOST BANQUET

Young Life, a Christian youth outreach organization, has scheduled a fundraising banquet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Bear’s Best golf course, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. The group has openings for several age groups — Younglife (high school students), Wyldlife (middle school students), Younglives (teen mothers), College Life (college students) and more.

It has formed clubs at schools in Las Vegas and Henderson. For more information or to RSVP for the banquet, contact Charles Javier at charles @lasvegasyounglife.org or 702-896-6500.

BOYs & GIRLS CLUBs SCHEDULES BOYS FUNDRAISER EVENT

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada’s 42nd annual Boys Nite Out is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road. The event pairs boys from the club with men from the community to play games, eat a meal and win prizes. Each male community member must pay a $50 fee to participate. All members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are free. To donate or register for the event, call Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803 or visit tinyurl.com/lwpt48h.

THEATER LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is looking for volunteers to usher in its fall productions. “God of Carnage” is scheduled Sept. 6-22 in the Fischer Black Box theater and “Amateurs” Sept. 13-29 on the main stage.

These plays run at 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. every Sunday. “Delicate Balance” is scheduled Sept. 27 to Oct. 13 in the Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. every Sunday. Volunteers should arrive no later than one hour before the show’s start time. Email volunteers@lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

CANDLELIGHTERS PLANNING MOUNTAIN’S EDGE RACE sept. 14

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is planning its annual Race for Our Kids event Sept. 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive, in Mountain’s Edge. The event raises funds to support children affected by cancer and educate the public. Activities, refreshments, exhibits and booths will also be present. For more information, visit mountainsedge.com.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

The Clark County Department of Family Services is looking for community sponsors to help build a safe, stable and nurturing environment for foster children. Residents and businesses can volunteer to mentor or tutor a child, sponsor a child’s Christmas presents or birthday, donate school supplies or become a court-appointed special advocate. For more information on volunteering or donating, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

SOUTHERN NEVADA STRONG SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETING

Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input. The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.

The next open house is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive. For more information, visit southernnevadastrong.com.

TOWER CLIMB REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is open for the Stratosphere’s inaugural Operation Tower Climb. The competitive stair-climbing event is scheduled Oct. 26 and is open to firefighters, police officers, military personnel and their families who will climb the Stratosphere Tower in a timed event. Cost for participation is $100, and net proceeds are set to benefit American Red Cross — Southern Nevada Chapter Fire Hurts division and Operation Fire H.E.A.T. — a Holiday Emergency Assistance Team. For more information or to register, visit stratosphereclimb.com.

NEVADA SCHOOL OF DANCE TO HOST AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

The Nevada School of Dance plans to host free auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at 6072 S. Durango Drive.

Children 5 to 10 with or without ballet experience may try out, and preteen and teen male and female dancers with ballet experience may audition for such roles as Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, snowflakes, dolls, Spanish dancers and the Waltz of the Flowers. Adults are welcome to audition for the party parents.

Performances are slated for Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way.

For details, call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY OFFERS TRIP TO ENGLAND

Those who plan to participate in Opportunity Village’s Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas have the opportunity of fundraising $6,500 by Sept. 30 to get a trip to Liverpool, England, to represent Las Vegas in the 2013 Liverpool Santa Dash, planned for Dec. 1. The money raised automatically qualifies participants for the trip, including round-trip airfare and three nights accommodations in Liverpool, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. Valid passports are required, and the money is nonrefundable. For more information, visit lasvegassantarun.org.

BLM COLLECTING ENTRIES THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR PHOTO CONTEST

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners will be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a fundraising initiative called Express Your Thanks to benefit veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities.

The project’s goal is to raise $1 million for these charities. Running through Veterans Day (Nov. 11), anyone can participate by taking a photo, creating a video or writing a message of support and sharing it on bankofamerica.com/troopthanks. They also can post on Twitter with the hashtag #troopthanks. For every message posted, Bank of America will donate $1 to Wounded Warriors and Welcome Back Veterans.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN OFFERS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers the opportunity for local charities and schools to raise funds for their programs by selling daily ticket vouchers to the 2013 tournament, scheduled Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

By selling tickets to the annual PGA tournament through the Tickets for Charity and Tickets for Schools programs, organizations retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Participating organizations can include parent-teacher associations, sports clubs, academic clubs and local nonprofits.

Last year’s program raised more than $30,000 to support more than 30 local nonprofits in addition to assisting more than 25 school systems to defeat budget cuts. Merryhill School’s parent-teacher organization led the participating schools last year in raising $2,700 for their programs. Additionally, the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute sold more than 300 tickets to the tournament to raise $3,220.

Programs interested in participating should contact Stephanie Maes at 702-873-1010 or smaes@shrinershospitals open.com.

For more information, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.

AREA GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE OFFERS PINK MILK

Winder Farms, a grocery home delivery company based in southwest Las Vegas, will go pink for Susan G. Komen For the Cure by raising money and awareness for breast cancer screening, treatment programs and research. Through Oct. 31, Winder Farms is set to donate a portion of the proceeds from its Strawberry Milk to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Winder Farms Strawberry Milk is made with reduced fat milk and comes from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.

For more information, visit winderfarms.com. Sign up using the promotional KOMENSN13, and Winder Farms will donate an additional $25 to the charity.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Single Social Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.

The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Discussions focus on day trips, local events, in-state and out-of-state traveling, cruises and international traveling. A guest speaker frequently is featured. The meeting usually closes at about 8 p.m., when appetizers are served and the group mingles. For more information, call 888-324-2028.

SOLARI HOSPICE OFFERING FREE BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS

Solari Hospice Foundation, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., offers free weekly bereavement support groups from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

For more information, call 702-870-0000 or visit solarihospicefoundation.org.

 

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