BOY SCOUTS invited public to open house
Boy Scout Troop 578 is scheduled to host an open house at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Del Webb Middle School, 2200 Reunion Drive. The open house is an interest meeting for those wanting more information about the Boy Scouts.
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Southern Hills Republican Women to meet today at Buckman's
The Southern Hills Republican Women plan to meet at 11 a.m. today at Buckman's, 2600 Hampton Road, in Sun City Anthem. Amy Tarkanian, chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, and Lisa Heck, wife of U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, are scheduled to speak. Reservations are $22.
For more information, call 616-0056. Men also are invited to attend.
Applications for holiday DECORATING CONTEST are due by Thursday
Henderson is opening the 2011 Holiday Decorating Contest, sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission.
The contest is open to residential single-family homes within the city limits. Categories include 500 to 1,000 lights; children's theme; nontraditional displays; most innovative, which includes new technologies or original styles; a Griswald theme that pays homage "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"; and a neighborhood or street theme, which is a group of at least three neighboring homes. Submissions will be accepted until Thursday . The program is limited to the first 50 entries. Forms are available at cityofhenderson.com or by calling 267-4014.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR is coming TO Black Mountain RECREATION CENTER
The city of Henderson's parks and recreation department is planning to host its annual holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.
The fair is expected to have handmade crafts from local artists including ceramics, quilts, soaps, holiday decorations, knitwear and home and garden items.
For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
SEMINAR aims to help SMALL-BUSINESS START-UPS
Henderson Libraries is scheduled to host a seminar on the basics of small-business start-ups from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. The seminar will be presented by SCORE, an organization that helps small businesses. The seminar is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit 207-4261.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS AND CITY OFFICIALS to STUFF STOCKINGS FOR TROOPS
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and members of the City Council are planning to join the Blue Star Mothers as they assemble holiday stockings for troops deployed overseas.
The group is planning to stuff about 2,000 stockings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St. Items are expected to go to local soldiers serving abroad. If anyone knows a Henderson solider who is deployed, they can submit their contact information to cityofhenderson.com so the soldier can receive his own stocking.
CLASS ON TWITTER to be OFFERED AT Paseo Verde LIBRARY
A class on how to use Twitter is planned from 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. People are invited to learn the basics of the microblogging website, Twitter, including how to get started, account settings, following and searching tools.
Class size is limited to 12. It is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 492-6580.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR NONPROFITS
The Henderson Community Foundation announced its grant initiative for area nonprofits. Nonprofits that operate in Henderson or serve the Henderson community are encouraged to apply for the competitive grant.
If selected, the nonprofit could be awarded up to $2,500 for a nonspecific purpose with the intent of expanding the capacity of the nonprofit.
Applications are due Dec. 5. To get a grant application, visit hendersoncf.org.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES COLLECTING TURKEYS
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is in need of turkeys for Thanksgiving. The social service program is providing turkeys and groceries to families in need.
This holiday season Catholic Charities expects more than 4,000 families will come seeking Thanksgiving baskets. The organization needs turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving dinner fixings.
Individuals or organizations who would like to help by donating turkeys, canned or non-perishable food can call 385-2662 or deliver donations to Catholic Charities, 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
For more information about Catholic Charities, visit catholiccharities.com.
HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, is launching three of its annual programs this holiday season. Donations to HELP's Thanksgiving program provides a holiday meal for a family of four. The group's Adopt-a-Family program allows people to assist needy families in giving them clothing and toys for the holidays.
Lastly, the Holiday Assistance/Toy Drive benefits more than 16,000 families with its donations.
To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Lisa Laudadio at 369-4357, ext. 1246, or visit helpsonv.org.