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Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, Sept. 17-23


GRANTS FOR YOUTHS AVAILABLE FROM CITY OF LAS VEGAS

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program grant application process is open through Nov. 22.

The program offers grants of up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their design.

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

PROJECT TO IMPROVE DOWNTOWN SIDEWALKS

The Las Vegas City Council recently approved an allocation of $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to repair downtown sidewalks and bring them up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Improvements also are to include the addition of new sidewalks in areas that are lacking them. The project is planned for the area bordered by Charleston Boulevard, Sahara Avenue, Decatur Boulevard and Valley View Boulevard.

TRANSIT CENTER OPENS AT UNLV

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently hosted the grand opening of its new 6,460-square-foot transit center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The open-air facility connects the campus to the valley beginning with the 24-mile Centennial express route, which also connects to downtown Las Vegas.

The commission also announced a new student transit pass program called UPASS, which provides 50 percent to 60 percent discount passes for students and faculty of UNLV, the College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College.

In addition, the commission announced a program to allow customers to pay for transit fares by tapping a MasterCard PayPass credit card, a prepaid debit card or a near field communication-enabled smartphone to the card reader when boarding buses.

PROGRAM AIMS TO BOOST SELF-ESTEEM OF THOSE WITH CANCER

Look Good…Feel Better, a program that helps individuals with cancer improve their self-esteem and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at The Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250. For information or to make reservations, call 702-784-1947.

ROSES TO BE TOPIC OF EDUCATIONAL MEETING

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating to present Gardening Benefits for Roses, an educational meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

For more information visit facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada or contact the Master Gardener help desk at lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5555.

FREE TOURS PLANNED AT DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

A free walking tour of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s demonstration gardens is scheduled at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Additional tours are scheduled on Oct. 12 and Nov. 9. The grounds are also 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 facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.

GYNECOLOGIST TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT DINNER AND LECTURE

A dinner and lecture is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 Sept. 25 at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway.

Gynecologist Christian Quintero is set to discuss urinary incontinence.

The event is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit sunrisehealthinfo.com or call 702-233-5200.

FREE TENNIS PLANNED AT LORENZI PARK, MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL

In celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and Nickelodeon’s 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play, the U.S. Tennis Association plans free tennis play nationwide.

Locally, free tennis events are scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29 at Lorenzi Park, 3076 W. Washington Ave.; and 9-11 a.m. at Martin Middle School, 200 N. 28th St.

 

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