Centennial Neighborhood News Sept. 24-30


ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST SAVE-A-LIFE TRAINING

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue staff plan to conduct an hourlong compression-only CPR and AED training course from 9-10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The class is open to residents 13 years or older. No membership is required.

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 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.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit animal rescue group, 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.

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE

First Service Residential is hosting a Silverstone Ranch Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the corner of Grand Teton and Buffalo Drive.

For more information, contact First Service Residential at 702-215-8133 or e-mail tossrsocial@gmail.com.

J.GLENN PLANS SHOPPING EVENT TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE

J.Glenn, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 13, in Boca Park, has partnered with the Shade Tree shelter for a shopping event planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Fifteen percent of every purchase will be donated to the Shade Tree.

The shelter provides assistance to women and children in crisis and offers services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.

For more information, call 702-425-7636.

ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF THE DEAD ART EXHIBIT

Artists are invited to drop off art entries honoring the Day of the Dead traditions by 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

Chosen entries will be displayed at the Day of the Dead art exhibition scheduled from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. On the Nov. 2, the Best of Show artist will be announced and awarded $250.

For more information, call Erika Borges at 702-455-7029.

SAM’S TOWN TO LAUNCH HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Sam’s Town is scheduled to launch a Health & Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 inside Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway.

The exhibition is set to include preventative health screenings and free messages. Insurance options, early detection, exercise and financial health information will also be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit wecnv.com.

INTERTRIBAL VETERANS POW WOW SET FOR OCT. 26-27 AT SUNSET PARK

The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26 and 27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The Pow Wow will honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing.

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personal and police officers.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/k5wj7bq.

LAS VEGAS ZOMBIE RUN TO RETURN TO SUNSET PARK OCT. 27

The 5k and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.

The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.”

Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes.

Runners can sign up before Oct. 1 for $50 or by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information, visit lasvegaszombierun.com.

DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER

Mammogram screenings are set to be offered weekdays, Oct. 1-31, for $55 at Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals.

A physician’s order is required, and insurance will not be billed. Results will be mailed.

To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-7710.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

The Bureau of Land Management has asked the public to weigh in on the proposed sale of 440 acres of public land in 28 parcels across Clark County.

Funds generated by parcel sales would be used for park, trail and public land restoration projects around the state.

Written comments about the proposed sale should be mailed to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 by Oct. 28.

For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Manuela Johnson at 702-515-5224 or manuela_johnson@blm.gov.

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS

Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays beginning Oct. 4 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.

RECYCLING PILOT PROGRAM AT FLOYD LAMB PARK

To encourage recycling at local parks, the city of Las Vegas has kicked off a “pack-in, pack-out” pilot program at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The program encourages visitors to bring everything out of the park that is brought in.

Upon arrival at the park, visitors will receive a small blue bag for recycling and a small clear bag for trash. Upon leaving the park, they will be asked to drop off the two bags at a designated area that has both large recycling and trash receptacles. By doing this, the hope is that visitors will think twice about the items that they throw in the trash bin, thereby reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills.

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs was chosen as the location for the pilot project since visitors must enter and exit through one access point. The program is a partnership between the city and the community. For more information, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/vegasgoesgreen.

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

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 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.

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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