Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, Sept. 3-9


DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES LAUNCHES ONLINE CAREGIVER TRAINING

The Clark County Department of Family Services recently announced the launch of Just in Time Training, an online caregiver training program.

The program provides tools to enhance parenting skills. A video library can be viewed at qpinevada.com. The site also provides viewers access to interactive webinars where participants can ask questions in real time.

The Department of Family Services plans to produce videos for the site regarding topics requested by foster parents and caregivers.

The resource is part of a statewide collaborative effort to provide children in foster care with effective, loving and committed parenting .

VISITORS AUTHORITY COMPLETES $20 MILLION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has completed a two-year, $20 million improvement project at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Improvements include a new color scheme for the facade, increased parking, upgraded energy- efficient lighting and more than 1 million square feet of carpeting.

The improvements are set to be integrated into plans for the Las Vegas Global Business District, a vision for the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding area.

The authority hopes the $2.5 billion Global Business District will create an international business destination .

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP PLANS SEPT. 11 MEETING

A Young Survivors Breast Cancer Support Group is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250.

The free group is for women 40 or younger who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

No reservations are required. For more information, call 702-784-1947.

FREE LANDSCAPING CLASSES sET FOR TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is set to offer free landscaping classes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday in September at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The classes are to be taught in English and Spanish. The first class, Fertilizers & Soil, is scheduled for Sept. 3. Subsequent classes are Proper Planting Techniques on Sept. 10; Insect and Pest Control for Native and Non-Native Plants on Sept. 17; and Palms: Growing, Pruning and Maintenance on Sept. 24.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE NETWORKING MEETING SET FOR SEPT. 11

A commercial real estate networking breakfast meeting is scheduled at 7:15 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information or tickets, email kpentony@ogienviro.com.

NONPROFITS BENEFIT FROM DONATED HEALTH CARE SUPPLIES

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores worked with the Sands Expo and Convention Center to donate 6,000 pounds of leftover products from the Total Store Expo to valley non profits.

Organizations that benefit ed included The Shade Tree women and children’s shelter, Three Square food bank and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, which provides health care to uninsured and unemployed Southern Nevada residents.

 

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