Centennial Neighborhood News, Feb. 4-10


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 Booksale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 through 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.

LAS VEGAS SENIOR EXPO PLANNED

The Las Vegas Senior Expo, a community event targeting Southern Nevada seniors, baby boomers, families and caregivers, plans to hold its first 2014 event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive.

Expo organizers hope the free event will provide a forum for local companies to showcase products and services to seniors.

For more information, visit lasvegasseniorexpos.com.

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 starting Feb. 19 through April 14 at the Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. All ages with income less than $52,000 are welcome to attend the no-cost event. For more information, contact VITA at 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 help stabilize the local blood supply by donating 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, contact the hospital at 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.

SENIOR NONPROFIT SEEKS AWARD NOMINEES

The Nevada Delegation of the National Silver Haired Congress is seeking nominations for its Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year award.

Nonprofit NSHC members, working in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization, plan to consider nominees based on volunteer work contributions made “above and beyond the call of duty,” at the local, state and/or national level.

For more information, contact Herbert E. Randall at herandall@cox.net or 702-860-6349.

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 Feb. 15-17, Presidents’ Day weekend; 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.

CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX OFFERS RV SITES

The Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., offers 24-hour on-site RV rentals.

For weekend reservations, contact the shotgun center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 702-455-2007. For weekday assistance with online registration or to receive a security gate code, contact the main office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 702-455-2000. Reservations must be booked 72 hours in advance to secure a gate code.

For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

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 contact 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, contact 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, contact 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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