Centennial Neighborhood News, Nov. 5-11


ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST SHREDDING EVENT

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a free document shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Shredding is limited to five boxes per vehicle. For more information, contact the center at 702-229-6154.

MEET WITH BYU LACROSSE TEAM

All members of the community are welcome to attend a one-hour meet-and-greet and presentation with coaches and members of the Brigham Young University lacrosse team at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2555 N. Jones Blvd. Members of the team and coaching staff are set to address the audience to share uplifting messages and inspiring stories.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE PLANNED

The Canyon Mist homeowners association plans to host a community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Falmouth Avenue. For more information, contact the association at 702-658-5375

NEVADA STATE BANK HOSTS FOOD DRIVE

Nevada State Bank plans to host a food drive to benefit the Las Vegas Rescue Mission through Nov. 8. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch location in the Las Vegas Valley.

Suggested donation items include instant potatoes, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, canned/instant soup, ramen noodles, cranberries/cranberry sauce, stuffing and other nonperishable food items.

For a list of Nevada State Bank branches, visit nsbank.com.

GREAT CLIPS OFFERS FREE HAIRCUTS TO MILITARY ON VETERANS DAY

Great Clips salon franchises nationwide plan to give away haircuts to active or retired military members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans can drop by any Great Clips location on Veterans Day and either get a trim or a card to trade for a free trim through Dec. 31. Customers making purchases at Great Clips on Veterans Day can also get a card to present to military members for a free cut. For more information, visit greatclips.com.

AARP TAX SERVICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

AARP Tax Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers. Training is scheduled for the first week of January. To register, visit aarp.org/taxvolunteer or contact district coordinator Jerry Allen at 702-233-1918.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO CO-HOST SHREDDING EVENT

Property management company FirstService Residential and area nonprofit Opportunity Village are scheduled to host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at 7951 Deer Springs Way. The shredding event is free and open to the public, with up to three bankers boxes of paperwork allowed per person.

For more information on the event, contact Cheryl Persinger at 702-967-2222.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORYTIME

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host storytime 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, contact 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.

ARBOR VIEW HIGH TO HOST ‘THE LARAMIE PROJECT’

Arbor View High School’s International Thespian Troupe and the Northwest Career and Technical Academy are set to put on a joint production of “The Laramie Project” at 6 p.m. Nov. 6-8 at the Northwest Career and Tech Academy, 8200 W. Tropical Parkway, and at 6 p.m. Nov. 13-15 at Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive.

Producers look to host advocacy groups in the schools’ lobby on production nights and hope the play, which deals with the 1998 death of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo., can help anchor future human rights awareness weeks at both schools.

For more information, contact Arbor View High School teacher David T. Kelley at 702-799-6660.

DIABETES SEMINAR OPEN TO SENIORS 50 OR OLDER

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center is set to host a Take Control of Your Diabetes free seminar from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES

The nonprofit Shakespeare Institute of Nevada recently launched a series of acting workshops for Southern Nevada residents focusing on teaching students to try new material and prepare audition pieces while receiving feedback from professional actors and directors. The workshops are suitable for all ages and all acting levels and are planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Hollywood Bound Acting Academy, 7220 S. Cimarron Road.

The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.

For more information or to register, email shakesinstnv@gmail.com or call 702-896-9517.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE FURNITURE

Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters through Dec. 1 on behalf of Clark County individuals and families in need for its Home For The Holidays program. This will mark the 20th consecutive year that Walker Furniture plans to provide families in need with a houseful of new furniture.

This year, the company plans to help 28 families in need. HELP of Southern Nevada will assist with identifying nominated families displaying the most genuine need.

Nomination letters should be sent to Larry Alterwitz, Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106, or fill out a form at walkerfurniture.com.

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS

Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road.

Master Gardeners plan to offer free weekly walking tours aimed at teaching visitors about many of the more than 500 plants that grow in harsh Southwestern desert landscapes around Las Vegas.

In addition to scheduled tours, the grounds are open for self-guided tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

For more information, call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.

NO-COST FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS PLANNED

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host multiple no-cost flu immunization clinics through Dec. 7 in the Las Vegas Valley. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine each year. The 2013-14 flu vaccines will protect against both the H3N2 and the H1N1 flu virus. The clinics will offer flu vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone age 6 months or older is eligible if they are uninsured or underinsured. Those with health insurance are encouraged to talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated.

To learn the dates and locations where the clinics are slated to be held, visit vaxvegas.org.

HARDEST HIT FUND PROVIDES MORTGAGE HELP

With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Nevada was selected to be a beneficiary of the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund program, which provides assistance to help prevent avoidable foreclosures and keep Nevada homeowners in their homes.

The Nevada Hardest Hit Fund will assist eligible applicants by paying up to a maximum of $1,000 monthly toward their impounded first mortgage payment, including principal, interest, property tax and insurance for up to nine months. The applicant’s contribution will be a minimum of $75 or any amount that exceeds the $1,000 maximum assistance per month.

Applicants must be unemployed and actively looking for work or be able to validate at least a 35 percent reduction in income/wages since 2008 and must be facing imminent default.

To apply, homeowners can call 855-428-4357 or visit nevadahardesthitfund.nv.gov.

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 Tuesdays and no-school days through January. 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.

LIBRARY DISTRICT INCREASES HOURS AT URBAN BRANCHES

The Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, and 12 other urban Las Vegas-Clark County Library District locations have expanded weekday hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.lvccld.org/ for more information.

 

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