PEACE CORPS plans INFORMATIONAL SESSION today
The Peace Corps plans to host an event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Volunteers with the organization are slated to discuss the rewards of serving with the Peace Corps, which include anything from learning a new language and living in a different culture to student loan deferment.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, call 207-4261.
Learn about herb gardening at Sunset Garden Club meeting
The Sunset Garden Club plans to meet at noon today at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway. The topic will be "Taste, Touch and Grow Herbs with a Master Gardener," presented by Jeanne Marie Toscano and Lisa Mosbey, Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada.
Toscano and Mosbey plan to discuss growing herbs, from soil preparation and caring for the plants to harvesting and using the herbs. Herb gardeners, anyone who wants to learn more about growing herbs or anyone who wants to share his herb garden stories is welcome. This event is open to the public.
GFWC Green Valley Woman's Club plans to meet today
The GFWC Green Valley Woman's Club meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. today at Findlay Toyota, 7733 Eastgate Road. Representatives of Nevada Child Seekers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to locating missing, abducted and runaway children, are scheduled to speak. Enrich your life through volunteer work and club fellowship with women (working and retired) who make a difference in the community. For more information, contact Dixie Gilby at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit community link.reviewjournal.com/lvrj/gfwcgv.
Desert H.O.P.E. plans to meet Thursday at Anthem Country Club
The next Desert H.O.P.E. Inc. meeting is set for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Anthem Country Club, 1 Club Side Drive.
Desert H.O.P.E. Inc. is a nonprofit, nondenominational women's charity organization. Its mission is to work in direct support of women and their families. Recent projects included a bowl-a-thon for S.A.F.E. House and Duck Buddies for the Positively Kids Duck Derby. The club also has supported Street Teens, SUN Camp Fund, Miracle Flights and Opportunity Village.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting should call Bobbi Planck at 270-3991 or Kathy Childs at 498-8308. For more information, visit community link.reviewjournal.com/lvrj/deserthope.
LIBRARIES to CONTINUE HEALTH SEMINAR
Henderson Libraries plans to continue its series on 60 days to better health by offering more seminars and classes.
Focus on a gentle way to exercise and release tension during a tai chi class at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway. Tai chi teaches movements that help people control energy. To sign up for the class, call 207-4261.
Learn about the U.S. Army fitness regimen during a class scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Gibson Library, 100 W. Lake Mead Drive. Participants can expect to hear about basic nutrition and physical fitness with examples and demonstrations. To register for the event, call 565-8402.
Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is required.
The Village Lake Las Vegas is seeking artists for October show
Calling all artists: The Village Lake Las Vegas is taking submissions for artists from around the valley who are interested in showing their fall art work for an event on Oct. 22 and 23. Artists interested should email events manager Andrea Day for more information at email@example.com.
Family Pride bike ride set for Oct. 24
Families are invited to join the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and The Bike Shop for the inaugural Family Pride Ride at 5 p.m. Oct. 24. The ride is set to begin at Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway, and run along the paved bike path at Pittman Wash. The ride is set to end at The Bike Shop, 2570 Wigwam Parkway.
Participation is $20 per family, with all ages welcome. Register at any Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity code 154111-53). To ensure safety, waivers (available at Silver Springs Recreation Center before the ride) and helmets are required.
Additional activities include coloring, bike decorating and family flag contests for creative riders. Entry forms are available at the finish line.
GRANT ALLOWS LIBRARIES TO PURCHASE NEW COMPUTERS
Henderson Libraries has purchased and installed 200 new computers to help with high demand.
The organization received a $180,589 grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program . The computers are expected to allow the district to increase its public computing abilities by 20 percent.
Water Authority Honors Henderson couple with Yard of the Month award
The Southern Nevada Water Authority's Yard of the Month for September was awarded to Henderson residents Richard and Stacy Bosch.
After a 2007 fire forced the couple from their home, they decided to rebuild using green principles, which included installing energy-efficient windows and appliances. They also removed their old grass yard and replaced it with a water-efficient landscape. Chip-N-Dale's Custom Landscaping completed the work in September 2008.
The SNWA's Yard of the Month competition recognizes visually appealing, functional landscapes that include a variety of water-efficient plants, trees and shrubs.
Property owners may enter their own landscapes, or those of friends, neighbors, or even strangers, at snwa.com.