Centennial Neighborhood News, Feb. 18-24


CITY SEEKS LIFEGUARDS, WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS

The city of Las Vegas has immediate openings for certified lifeguards and water safety instructors.

Applicants must be at least 16 and possess current certifications in lifeguarding, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use. The hourly pay is between $9 and $11. Tryouts and interviews will take place each month until positions are filled, the city said.

Interested candidates should call the Las Vegas Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309 to schedule an interview or apply at lasvegasparksandrec.com.

Those who are not certified but are interested in becoming seasonal or career lifeguards can take the city’s pre-lifeguarding skills and American Red Cross lifeguarding courses.

Advance registration for all classes is required at lasvegasparksandrec.com or in person at any year-round city pool or recreational facility.

Details on course schedules, fees, prerequisites and learning materials can be obtained at lasvegasnevada.gov/files/splash_for_cash.pdf or by calling the Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309.

CITY OFFERING FREE CLASSES ON NEW BUSINESS LICENSING PORTAL

The city of Las Vegas is scheduled to offer free classes on the new business licensing portal that launched on lasvegasnevada.gov.

Classes are available to current city of Las Vegas business license holders and will cover how to access accounts, how to make payments and how to apply for business licenses under the new system.

Classes will take place from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. on March 11 at the Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive.

Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended by emailing tolicense@LasVegasNevada.gov with a preferred time.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST ANDROID CLASS

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host an Android class for adults 50 or older from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The group is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS BABY STORY TIME

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host story time for babies from birth to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most Thursdays at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to offer songs, nursery rhymes and language-enrichment activities with an adult. For more information, call the library at 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

MONTHLONG CELEBRATION PLANNED AT FLOYD LAMB PARK

Horses4Heroes Days at Tule Springs, a monthlong celebration honoring local heroes and the horses that serve them every day, is scheduled March 3-31 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Horses4Heroes is a national nonprofit equestrian military service group based in Las Vegas. The events, including free horseback rides for all ages, from small children to adults, are planned every weekend in March with weekday activities Tuesday through Friday. Daily activities include the popular HorsePlay, a mommy and me class for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 18 months to 6 years), beginning and intermediate lessons, and after-school programs for middle-school and high-school students.

For more information, call 888-987-4376 or visit horses4heroes.org.

BOOK SALE PLANNED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY

The meeting room inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host the library’s third annual Winterfest book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. All ages are invited to stop by and browse hundreds of titles from mysteries and romances to how-to and children’s books. For more information, call 702-507-6100.

TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PLANNED

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance workers plan to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual personal tax returns from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 19 through April 14 at the Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. People with income less than $52,000 are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, call 702-249-4948.

LIBRARY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE

The meeting room inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Adults and seniors are invited to donate via walk-in or appointment. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

HOSPITAL TO HOST CARDIO CLINIC

Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive, is set to host a free cardio clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 20.

All ages are invited to take advantage of free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, along with a hospital-sponsored question-and-answer session with Centennial Hills’ cardiac and stroke coordinators. Registration is not required.

For more information, call 702-629-1421.

SENIOR BENEFITS FORUM PLANNED AT ADULT CENTER

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, is set to host a senior benefits forum at 9 a.m. Feb. 25. Professionals plan to answer any questions related to financial or health care issues. Admission is free to adults 50 or older with a current city of Las Vegas senior programs membership. Registration is open. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

LIBRARY TO HOST A TRIP TO IRELAND

The story room inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host A Trip to Ireland from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 5. Kids ages 6 to 11 are invited to explore the myth, magic and culture of Ireland through songs and stories. Space is limited for all Centennial Hills Library programs. Tickets will be given out a half-hour before the program starts.

For more information, call 702-507-6100.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, BLM PLAN FEE-FREE DAYS FOR 2014

The National Park Service is offering opportunities in 2014 to enjoy national parks without paying an entrance fee. Those dates are April 19 and 20, National Park Week’s opening weekend; Aug. 25, National Park Service birthday; Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day Weekend.

In Nevada, Death Valley National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area are slated to participate. For more information, visit nps.gov.

The Bureau of Land Management-administered Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area also is slated to participate in fee-free days Feb. 15-17, Sept. 27 and Nov. 11. For more information, visit blm.org.

HOMESCHOOLING GROUP SEEKS TEACHING VOLUNTEERS

The nonprofit RISE Education Resource Center, 3460 N. Rancho Drive, is seeking teaching volunteers for a variety of teen and adult courses hosted at the center.

RISE offers Spanish, math, science, German, art, robotics, and language arts classes for kids and courses on homeschooling and gluten-free eating for adults.

For more information, contact the center at 702-748-7473 or info@riseresourcecenter.org.

MASTER GARDENERS TO HOST KIDS GARDENING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program plans to offer hands-on gardening activities from 9 a.m. to noon every other Saturday at the Clark County Center for Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Road.

Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend. The eight-session-per-semester class fee is $50. Students must register to participate.

For more information, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or emailjohnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

O2 SUPPORT GROUP MEETS MONTHLY

The O2 on the Go Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the third Friday of each month at the MountainView H2U Office, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.

The group is for sufferers of pulmonary diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis.

For more information, contact the group at 702-255-5404.

WILDLIFE REFUGE GROUP HOSTS MONTHLY MEETINGS

Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices, 8050 Paradise Road.

The group provides volunteers and other support to the National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles northwest of Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call Harry Konwin at 702-515-5494.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP HOSTS WEEKLY MEETINGS

GriefShare, a national program for those dealing with loss, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Road. Weekly meetings include showings and discussion. For more information, contact the group at 702-481-5833.

SENIOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A grief support group for seniors is set to meet the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

AUDUBON SOCIETY HOSTS BIRD WALKS

The Red Rock Audubon Society hosts bird walks at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, starting at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Walks last about two hours and are geared toward beginners and casual walkers. Attendees meet in the last parking lot in the group picnic area. For more information, visit redrockaudubon.org.

MOUNT CHARLESTON SEEKS SNOW PLAY VOLUNTEERS

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking volunteers to be a Snow Play Host on Mount Charleston. Every winter weekend, thousands of people flock to the mountains to play in the snow, and hosts will look to encourage visitors to have fun while reducing impact on the forest.

Hosts will also be asked to provide roadside information about snow play opportunities and engage visitors at snow play sites.

Volunteers must be 18 or older and able to work outdoors in cold conditions. Hosts are expected to work weekends and holidays, with shifts of three to six hours, through March.

For more information, contact the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area at 702-515-5408 or volunteer@gomtcharleston.com.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORY TIME

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host story time for children ages 3-5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to offer stories, songs and other activities to help boost literacy skills. For more information, call the library at 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER OFFERS WEEKLY SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to offer 25 weekly fitness classes for adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Classes include yoga, cardio dance and tai chi. Cost is $15 per month and includes free use of the YMCA weight room and indoor lap pool for a limited time.

For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST KNITTING GROUP

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a low-cost knitting group for adults 50 or older at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The group is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES PLANNED AT ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Join members of the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center for belly dance classes set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Class members, led by instructor Jeanne Baer, have performed during luncheons at the Lieburn Senior Center and at a Chinese New Year celebration in Sun City Anthem. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

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.

 

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