Centennial Neighborhood News, March 4-10


COMPUTER CLASS PLANNED AT LIBRARY

The meeting room inside the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host a computer class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 12. The class will instruct adults and seniors how to use library health resource databases. Reservations are required. For more information, call 702-507-6120.

NEW EQUESTRIAN ARENA PLANNED FOR LONE MOUNTAIN PARK

The Lone Mountain Community meeting led by Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown on Feb. 12 discussed a recent request for proposal and developments for a new equestrian arena.

Brown, whose district includes the park, said the Request for Proposal is an attempt to create more of a demand and availability for people who would like tennis lessons and league play at tennis courts throughout Clark County. It is still in the review process.

Plans are also being developed for an estimated $5 million equestrian center at Lone Mountain Park, 9825 W. Lone Mountain Road.

A 2-mile horse trail is planned along the base of Lone Mountain. Other developments include a covered practice riding arena, a horse trailer parking area, picnic pavilion, children’s play area, and a multiuse trail to connect the original park located near Jensen Street and Alexander Road with a new 20-acre phase that opened in October 2012 along Lone Mountain Road.

The new amenities are being added west of the original park and are scheduled to be completed by fall 2015.

Funding for the project comes from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, residential construction tax money and from capital dollars from old downtown courthouse and the settlement for problems with construction of the Regional Justice Center, according to Sue Baker, Brown’s community liaison.

For more information, call Baker at 702-455-1900.

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.

E BUNNY COLLECTING EASTER BASKETS FOR VALLEY CHILDREN

The 2014 Easter Basket Drive is scheduled through April 11.

Donors are encouraged to pick new prepackaged Easter baskets that can be dropped off at any E Bunny location. The drive is planned to benefit homeless, sick and underprivileged children.

For a list of drop off locations, visit facebook.com/ebunnylv.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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, call 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.

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.

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 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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