Centennial Neighborhood News, Jan. 14-20


PRUNING CLASSES SCHEDULED AT ORCHARD

Horticulture expert Bob Morris is set to give fruit tree pruning classes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Tuesdays through January at the UNCE Orchard at UNLV’s Center for Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation, 4734 Horse Drive. A $5 donation is requested.

SNOWSHOE WEEKEND PLANNED

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department plans to hold an annual snowshoe weekend Jan. 25 and 26 at Camp Lee Canyon, 6201 Lee Canyon Road, on Mount Charleston.

Participants will stay overnight in group cabins and use snowshoes to hike the Bristlecone Trail in and around the camp. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 20 to register. Food and bedding will not be provided. Cost is $25.

For more information, contact the camp at 702-455-7072 or visit clarkcountynv.gov.

LAMB OF GOD TO HOST MUSIC EVENT

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., plans to host Captive Free, a relational music ministry team, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the church sanctuary. The Youth Encounter-sponsored team is set to present a free evening of worship and encouraging music.

For more information, contact Trish Spatharos at 702-645-4998 or spatharost@lambofgodlv.com.

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.

TOMATO GROWING CLASS PLANNED

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown is set to instruct an All About Tomatoes gardening class at 9 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Road. A $5 donation is requested for the class.

Brown, a Master Gardener since 1997, is an expert on growing vegetables, especially tomatoes and vine crops. Brown will cover growing, starting, when to plant, what to do after blooms, tomato worm problems, wind damage and how to get started for the best tomato results.

For general gardening questions, contact the Master Gardener Help Line at 702-257-5555. For gardening information and upcoming classes, visit www.unce.unr.edu/blogs/southernarea.

SENIOR BENEFITS FORUM PLANNED AT ADULT CENTER

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 opens Jan. 21. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

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.

SITES TO ACCEPT CHRISTMAS TREES FOR RECYCLING

The Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee is set to recycle Christmas trees at more than 20 locations across the valley.

The trees are set to be chipped into organic mulch for public gardens and parks. All nonorganic objects, including lights, tinsel and nails, should be removed before donation. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Southern Nevada residents recycled 15,000 trees last year.

Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 15 at the following locations in northwest Las Vegas: Lowe’s, 6050 W. Craig Road; Lowe’s, 7751 N. El Capitan Way; Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road; and Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.

For more information, visit www.cdsn.org/christmastreerecycling.html.

SHARED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETS REGULARLY

An 11-member panel created to study shared services between Las Vegas’ and North Las Vegas’ municipal agencies meets every other Thursday at North Las Vegas City Hall or Las Vegas City Hall.

Committee members, empaneled to examine cost savings from the proposed merger of services at nearly a dozen city departments, plan to hold the next public meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or lasvegasnevada.gov.

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.

LIBRARY TO HOST OBAMACARE WORKSHOP

The multipurpose room inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, is set to host a workshop on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22.

Organizers of the AARP co-hosted workshop plan to offer information on the new health care law, important dates and resources on how to protect against health care program-related fraud.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the library at 702-507-6100.

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 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.

PONY PARTIES PLANNING PLAY DAYS

J.R. Pony Parties, 1753 Fairhaven St., plans to host play days and pony rides from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 14 and 28. Admission for adults and kids is $5. For more information, call 702-631-4142 or visit jrponyparties.com.

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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