Henderson/Anthem Neighborhood News for July 9-15, 2013


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.

PEDIPED OPENS NEW STORES

Henderson-based shoe company pediped recently announced its plans to expand its presence internationally.

In May, the company opened a boutique at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The company also recently opened shops in Shanghai and Brno, Czech Republic.

Pediped is planning to open 20 branded boutiques in the next three to five years around the globe.

For more information, visit pediped.com.

SUNSTRIDERS INVITES WALKERS TO MALL

The Sunstriders walking group is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. July 10 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road.

The group plans to meet the second Wednesday of the month.

For more information, call 702-434-0202.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA GATHERING BOTTLED WATER FOR HOMELESS

HELP of Southern Nevada invites the community to be part of its HELP2O campaign, which donates bottled water to the homeless.

Collections points include: Whole Foods Fort Apache, 8855 W. Charleston Blvd.; Whole Foods Tenaya 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.; Whole Foods Town Square, 6689 Las Vegas Blvd.; and Whole Foods Henderson, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off.

For every bottle of Real Water purchased during the campaign at Whole Foods Markets through Aug. 31, Real Water will match it. Last year’s campaign resulted in 14,784 bottles of water.

For more information, visit helpsonv.org.

BANK OF AMERICA LAUNCHES FUNDRAISER FOR VETERANS

Bank of America is launching a major fundraising initiative called Express Your Thanks to benefit veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities.

The goal is to raise $1 million for these charities that work to support veterans as they return from war. Running through Veterans Day (Nov. 11), anyone can participate by taking a photo, creating a video or writing a message of support and sharing it onbankofamerica.com/troopthanks. They also can post on Twitter with the hashtag #troopthanks. For every message posted, Bank of America will donate $1 to Wounded Warriors and Welcome Back Veterans.

MDA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR AUGUST CAMP

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer counselors and medical professionals to care for children with muscular dystrophy and related diseases at the Southern Nevada MDA Summer Camp, slated for Aug. 4-10 at Apple Canyon Center in Mountain Center, Calif.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16. Campers’ ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping with camp activities (sports, horseback riding, arts and crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

Also, the association is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to volunteer for the camp’s medical staff. Medical staff members supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.

To volunteer, contact the local MDA office by visiting mda.org/locate.

BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED AT SENIOR FACILITY

The 8-Ball Billiards Tournament is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 and 12 at the Henderson Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road.

The tournament is opened to players 50 or older.

Entry fee is $5.

For more information, call 702-267-2950.

RACE PLANNED AT WET ‘N’ WILD

The Soggy Jog race is planned to start 8 a.m. July 27 at the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road. The entry fee is $70 and includes race entry, admission to the waterpark for the duration of the day, a Soggy Jog towel and swimming goggles.

For more information, visit soggyjog.com.

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.

Colosseum training center to offer FREE CROSSFIT CLASS July 10

Colosseum Training Center is scheduled to host a free CrossFit class at 7 p.m. July 10 at Paseo Verde Park, 1851 Paseo Verde Parkway.

The class is an introduction to CrossFit, a core strength and conditioning program.

For more information, visit colosseumtraining.com.

CRIME SCENE ANALYST TO SPEAK AT LIBRARY

Crime scene analyst Amy Nemcik is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. July 13 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

Part of the CSI unit at the Metropolitan Police Department, Nemcik is expected to discuss how crime scenes are documented and perpetrators are found.

For more information, call 702-207-4261.

CITIZENS’ ACADEMY SEEKS APPLICANTS

The Henderson Police Department is seeking applicants for its Citizens’ Academy.

The 13-week program is expected to go over topics such as community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, domestic violence and criminalistics.

Deadline for applications is July 25. Classes, which meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, are scheduled to begin Aug. 13.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police.

 

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