Public meeting to discuss downtown pedestrian and bicycle circulation
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the city of Henderson plan a second public meeting as part of the pedestrian circulation study to identify ways to enhance the overall pedestrian experience in Downtown Henderson from 4 to 7 p.m. July 17 in the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water St.
The study is seeking input from the public to identify routes, design features and amenities that could help improve access, connectivity and safety for pedestrian and bicycle circulation to and within the downtown Henderson area.
Representatives from the city of Henderson and the RTC are scheduled to be available to answer questions about the Downtown Parks Master Plan, Bicycle Friendly Community and other initiatives.
Residents can also submit questions and comments to Aileen Pastor by email at email@example.com, telephone at 702-676-1606, fax at 702-676-1589 or online at rtcsnv.com. Submissions also can be made in person or by mail at the RTC’s administration building: RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, 89106, Attention: Henderson Downtown Pedestrian Circulation Study. Residents can request a free interpreter by calling 702-676-1606 at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting.
HENDERSON SCHEDULES FAMILY FUN NIGHT at black mountain aquatic center
The city of Henderson has scheduled a Family Fun Night at 7 p.m. July 20 at the Black Mountain Aquatic Center, 599 Greenway Road.
The evening is expected to feature a bounce house, poolside activities and snacks.
For more information, call 702-267-4080.
CREDIT UNION JOINS HENDERSON CHAMBER
The Clark County Credit Union announced in June it was joining the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.
With the partnership, the union is expected to offer services to members of the chamber.
For more information, visit ccculv.org.
LEADERSHIP HENDERSON SEEKS NONPROFIT as a partner
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Henderson program is accepting applications from nonprofits and schools.
One program is expected to be selected for the 2014 class of Leadership Henderson to work with as a partner.
For more information, contact Rebecca Fay at rfay@henderson chamber.com.
DESERT NEWCOMERS CLUB to host NETWORKING EVENT
The Desert Newcomers Club has scheduled its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. July 17 at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, 2245 Village Walk Drive, in The District at Green Valley Ranch.
The club is a social organization for women to network and make friends.
The mixer is expected to include a game of bingo.
For more information, visit desertnewcomerclub.org.
TALK SHOP WITH THE COPS EVENT SET FOR JULY 23 AT WHITNEY RANCH
The Henderson Police Department plans a Talk Shop with the Cops event from 6 to 7 p.m. July 23 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive, and from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Heritage Senior Center, 300 S. Racetrack Road.
The events are slated to focus on issues such as traffic, crime trends and neighborhood safety. A question-and-answer period is planned after the presentations.
The gatherings give residents a chance to voice any concerns and are geared to foster cooperation between police and the public.
For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police or call 702-267-5000.
SOUTHERN HILLS REPUBLICAN WOMEN to HOST LUNCHEON July 23
The Southern Hills Republican Women’s Club is scheduled to have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 23 at Buckman’s Grill, 2600 Hampton Road.
State Sen. Barbara Cegavske is the scheduled guest speaker.
The deadline to RSVP is July 18.
The luncheon costs $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
For more information, call 702-269-1431.
HENDERSON POLICE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZENS’ ACADEMY
The Henderson Police Department is accepting applications through July 25 for its upcoming Citizens’ Academy, planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Aug. 13 to Nov. 5.
The goal of the academy is to build a bridge between residents and police and provide a condensed version of a police academy.
Graduates of the program can gain insight into the life and training of a law enforcement officer. Topics to be covered include radio and communication, community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, crime scene investigation, detention center procedures, criminal justice, domestic violence and criminalistics.
Applicants must live or work in the city of Henderson, be at least age 18 and have no felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor convictions.
Applications can be picked up at the main station, 223 Lead St.; the Green Valley Substation, 300 S. Green Valley Parkway; the North Community Police Station, 225 E. Sunset Road; or the community relations unit inside the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. The application also be found at cityofhenderson.com/police.
For more information, call the Henderson Police Department training unit at 702-267-4850.
HENDERSON LIBRARIES HOSTS STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST
Henderson Libraries is hosting a photography contest open to all Clark County School District students. The theme of the contest is Breaking New Ground, and the submission deadline is Aug. 24. For more information, call 702-207-4261 or visit any Henderson library branch.
FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES
The Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school.
Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime.
The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States.
For more information, call 760-247-5964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOUSING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO UNLV STUDENTS
Rebel Place, a student housing community near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is to offer $300 housing scholarships to the next 25 students who lease for the fall 2013 school year. The furnished, two- to four-bedroom apartments start at $515 per month.
Rebel Place is at 3896 Swenson St. For more information, visit rebelplace.com or call 702-785-0358.