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Centennial Neighborhood News, March 25-31


SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK PLANNED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS

A Las Vegas Walk to Prevent Suicide is planned at 10 a.m. March 29 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Check-in time is 9 a.m. The registration deadline is March 28. For more information, contact Jessica van der Stad at 760-459-9959 or jvanderstad@afsp.org.

EARTH HOUR TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 29

The city of Las Vegas plans to mark Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 29 by having City Hall go dark for an hour. The city’s website also will “dim,” and KCLV Channel 2 programming will take a break to show the city’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.

Boyd Gaming also plans to join the effort by turning off non-essential exterior building and marquee lighting at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, the Suncoast and the Gold Coast. The video screen on each marquee will display the Earth Hour logo during that period.

For more information, visit earthhour.org.

COMFORT HANDS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM PLANNED AT ADULT CENTER

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a Comfort Hands volunteer program for adults 50 or older at 10 a.m. March 25 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The program is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host Finding your Creativity for adults 50 or older at 10:30 a.m. March 25 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The workshop, led by Dr. Jerry Biberman, is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SERVICES LECTURE SCHEDULED

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a Medicare preventive services lecture for adults 50 or older at 10 a.m. March 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.

AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFIT PLANNED

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host an aid and attendance benefit from the Veterans Administration program for adults 50 or older at 9 a.m. April 8 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The program is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

SPRING CELEBRATION AND FOSTER CONNECTION PLANNED AT FLOYD LAMB PARK

The Spring Celebration and Foster Connection community event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. April 5 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

The free event is set to feature foster care and adoption information and presentations, amusement rides, jump houses, music, games and a farmers market.

For more information, call 702-229-8100.

OVERNIGHT TENT CAMPING EXPERIENCE PLANNED FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

Project D.I.R.T. plans to host an overnight tent camping experience for those 18 or older with developmental disabilities April 5-6 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

The event includes arts and crafts, fishing, hiking, campfire songs, s’mores and barbecue. Participants must bring a sleeping bag and toothbrush.

To register or for more information, call 702-229-4796.

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR RIMFIRE LEAGUE AT SHOOTING COMPLEX

Registration is now open for Clark County Shooting Complex’s, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., Rimfire league, set to be hosted at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays April 10-May 29.

The 22-caliber Rimfire league is set up as a handicap league, which allows shooters to have a target spot based on their individual average.

Those interested in participating may sign up as five-person teams or as individuals who would be added to a team. Interested persons should sign up with Betty-Jane Kuhlendahl at 702-455-2002.

For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov/shootingcomplex, or call 702-455-2000.

MOVIE SCREENING PLANNED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS PARK AMPHITHEATER

A Ward 6 Movie in the Park is planned at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to watch the movie “Planes.” Admission is free. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets or folding chairs.

NEW ZUMBA STUDIO OPENS

Z Crew Studios, a Zumba fitness-inspired studio, is open at 3165 N. Rainbow Blvd. in the Cheyenne Commons Shopping Center on the corner of Cheyenne Avenue.

Z Crew Studios was started by Mandy McKellar and Denise Schoepf as a fun, nontraditional form of exercise. Classes are led by local Zumba instructor Michelle Velez.

For more information, visit zcrewstudios.com or call 702-826-2700.

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 through March 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.

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 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.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORY TIME FOR KIDS

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 and 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 songs, nursery rhymes and language-enrichment activities with an adult. For more information, call the library at 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.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.

WILDLIFE REFUGE GROUP HOSTS MONTHLY MEETINGS

Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex meets 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, call 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.

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.

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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