Centennial Neighborhood News Sept. 17-23


NEVADA HEALTH CENTERS PRESENTS THE MAMMOVAN

Visit Nevada Health Centers’ mobile mammography Mammovan Sept. 16 in the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Parking lot. Space is limited. For more information, call 702-307-5414.

THEATER’S TOUR INFORMATION MEETING PLANNED

The 32nd Street Theater’s 19th annual “Unity Through Knowledge” HBCU Tour will visit the universities of Grambling State, Southern, Jackson State, Alcorn State, Prairie View, Texas Southern, Dillard and Xavier. A registration/information meeting is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church, 3606 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144. For more information, contact Rev. Kelcey A. West at 702-860-6638 or visit 32ndst.us.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO HOST CHARITY BARBECUE

Opportunity Village plans a charity barbecue with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Bitter Root Ranch, 6828 Rio Vista St. Guests must RSVP by Sept. 13.

For more information, visit opportunityvillage.org or call 702-880-4068.

EVENT TO CREATE A CLEANER PLACE TO LIVE AND PLAY PLANNED SEPT. 28

Ward 6 Councilman Steve Ross seeks volunteers to help to clean up the grounds Sept. 28 around Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The Northwest Youth Empowerment Council and the Active Adult Center will accept volunteers 13 or older to help clean up the grounds. Volunteers will be collecting trash, raking leaves, trimming bushes and more. Lunch and equipment, except garden gloves, will be provided. For more information or to pre-register, contact 702-229-1702.

JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Registration for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master gardener program is open through September. The classes for children ages 7-12 are scheduled from 9 a.m.to noon on alternate Saturdays and was scheduled to begin Sept. 7 at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4734 Horse Road. The fee is $50 for the semester. At the end of the completed fall semester, students are set to receive a certificate, pin and an invitation to attend JMG Part II offered in the spring. For information or to register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or at juohnsonk@unce.unr.edu. For more information on the national program, visit jmgkids .us.

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.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO HOST CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s third annual Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament looks to get underway at 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

Registration for the tournament is $120 with a proceeds going to benefit area anti-hunger nonprofit Chefs for Kids, Inc.

The fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, snacks on several holes, a team photo and luncheon following. Awards for winning team, longest drive and closest to the pin on par 3 will be presented. Hole sponsorships are also available.

For more information or to register by Oct. 6, contact Harvey Blankfeld at 702-203-1165 or email info@brownblankfeld.com.

LIBRARY DISTRICT INCREASES HOURS AT URBAN BRANCHES

Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, and 12 other urban Las Vegas-Clark County Library District locations have expanded weekday hours as of Sept. 3. The library now will be 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.

YOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program grant application process is open through Nov. 22. The program offers grants for up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design.

The program requires youths to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at City Hall, 495 S. Main St. To register, call 702-229-5406 or e-mail lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Applications will be reviewed by the program’s board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations will be presented to the City Council for final approval in February 2014.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a not-for-profit animal rescue, plans to host its fifth anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at a private home.

A beer and wine bar, appetizers, live music, raffle and silent auction are planned. Advance tickets are $30, and night-of tickets are $35 at the door. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 1.

Funds raised will assist with veterinary fees. To RSVP and to get the event’s address, visit forecloseduponpets.org/events or call 702-279-2544.

UNITED WAY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT

United Way of Southern Nevada was awarded a $1 million grant to provide children 5 or younger an opportunity to attend high-quality preschool programs. Windsong Trust, a private foundation for children’s education, funded the grant that will supply 130 full-time scholarships for one full year, provide 260,000 hours of quality care, educational support and 500 family engagement opportunities.

Licensed centers who are interested in partnering with the United Way should call 702-892-2309. For more information on programs and partnerships contact, Angela Rose, director of community development, at 702-892-2324 or angelar@uwsn.org.

For more information, visit uwsn.org.

 

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