North Las Vegas neighborhood news, Aug. 20-26


COMMUNITY MEETING PLANNED REGARDING EMINENT DOMAIN

A community meeting for concerned homeowners is planned at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Attorney Scott Knight, lenders, real estate brokers and other professionals are set to attend. City Council members and Mayor John Lee have been invited.

All who attend the panel will be providing information and taking questions on concerns regarding the impact on property values, protecting assets, eminent domain and the impact on the city as a whole in advance of the city adopting the Mortgage Resolution Partners program.

The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, text or call 702-824-4514.

WARRIOR WRITERS GROUP TO MEET

The Wednesday Warrior Writers group presents “I Pledge Allegiance: Stories of Valor, Heroism and Patriotism” at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Members of the group include retired military and law enforcement personnel. For more information, call 702-839-2980 or visit www.nlvld.org.

AUDITIONS PLANNED FOR CSN PRODUCTIONS

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is seeking actors for its three fall productions.

All auditions are set for 7 p.m. in the BackStage Theatre, room 1201, at the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., and will consist of cold readings from the scripts. A photo and resume are preferred but not required.

Auditions for the One Act Workshop are scheduled for Sept. 3. Amateur or experienced students and community members are invited to participate. Seven short plays are to be performed Oct. 4-6, under the direction of CSN professor Mindy Woodhead. Auditions for Dennis Bush’s “Below the Belt” and all-female auditions for Clare Boothe Luce’s “The Women” are planned for Sept. 10 and 11. “Below the Belt” is to be directed by Jane Walsh and staged one weekend at each CSN campus, Oct. 4-19. “The Women” is to be directed by Rhonda Carlson and staged Nov. 8-17.

For more information, contact Eric Koger at 702-651-2638 or e-mail pacinfo@csn.edu.

CIVIL AIR PATROL TO MEET

The Nellis Senior Squadron of the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol meets 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Grand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Air Terminal, 2730 Airport Drive. Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. It performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, contact Maj. Mark Goodman at 702-326-7363 or mgoodman56@me.com.

FOUR STAKES TO HOST PROVIDENT LIVING FAIR aug. 24

Four Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plan to host the Provident Living Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at the church, 221 Lorenzi St. Classes are set to start at 9 a.m. and include fall gardening in Las Vegas, financial planning, solar oven cooking, emergency sanitation, first aid, earning money in a tough economy, canning fall fruits and vegetables and wills and trusts. The classes are free and open to the public. For more information, visit sandstonestake.com.

CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION PLANS SUPPORT GROUP

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s August Support Group Meeting plans to meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. Anyone affected by inflammatory bowel disease is welcome to attend. To RSVP or for more information, contact Caitlin Shea at cshea@ccfa.org or 646-306-4472.

IMMUNIZATION PUSH UNDERWAY

The Southern Nevada Health District offers extended hours and special Saturday shot clinics in August in preparation for the first day of school Aug. 26. The district has not scheduled a special clinic in North Las Vegas but encourages parents to contact the North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 955 W. Craig Road, Suite 103D, to schedule an immunization before the end of the month. Officials at the center can be reached 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 702-649-3736. All Nevada schoolchildren must be immunized. Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. The health district charges an additional administrative fee of $16 per child for one vaccine and $25 per child for two or more vaccines.

PEARSON CENTER HOSTS WALKING CLUB

The Pearson Community Center in North Las Vegas plans its Positive Movement walking club at 6 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at 1625 W. Carey Ave. Participants aim to encourage each other physically, emotionally and spiritually by walking on the track.

For more information, call the center at 702-455-1220.

CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET SEPT. 1

The West Side Chicago Club is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Jazz artist Rosanna Telford plans to perform at the September meeting.

The social group meets the first Sunday of each month. Guests who are from any part of Chicago are invited at no charge to join the club.

For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.

NEVADA SCHOOL OF DANCE TO HOST AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

The Nevada School of Dance plans to host free auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at 6072 S. Durango Drive.

Children 5 to 10 with or without ballet experience may try out, and preteen and teen male and female dancers with ballet experience may audition for such roles as Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, snowflakes, dolls, Spanish dancers and the Waltz of the Flowers. Adults are welcome to audition for the party parents.

Performances are slated for Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way.

For details, call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.

10-DIGIT DIALING EXPLAINED

A new website, dial10digits.org, has been created to explain the start of 10-digit telephone dialing in Clark County and the formation of the 725 area code.

Aug. 3 was scheduled to mark the beginning of a nine-month transition period to allow Clark County residents to adapt gradually to 10-digit dialing before he mandatory 10-digit dialing deadline takes effect on May 3, 2014, and the 725 area code debuts on June 3, 2014.

Information also is available in Spanish at marca10digitos.org.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY DONATIONS SOUGHT

All Southern Nevada Heartland Jiffy Lube locations will sell Muscle Up coupon savings books between Aug. 1 and Sept. 2 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Through Labor Day, visit any participating Heartland Jiffy Lube location and donate $3 to MDA and receive a savings book worth more than $100 in savings from Jiffy Lube and other MDA supporters. All funds raised will benefit MDA and its programs. Donations can be made at Jiffy Lubes in North Las Vegas at 5475 Camino Al Norte and 4716 W. Craig Road.

CANNERY THEATRES SCHEDULED FOR LUXURY UPGRADE

A planned face-lift at Galaxy Cannery Theatres, 2121 E. Craig Road, looks to make North Las Vegas home to the second Luxury+ brand theater location in the Las Vegas Valley.

The theater will remain open to the public during the changeover, as only a few auditoriums will be converted at a time. The transformation, which started July 22, is expected to be completed in December.

SOUTHERN NEVADA STRONG SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input.

The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.

Open houses are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive; and a Spanish-speaking event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 2801 E. Stewart Ave.

For more information, visit southernnevadastrong.com.

SYNAGOGUE WELCOMES NEW CONGREGATES

Congregation P’nai Tikvah is offering free high holiday programs and services to the public as a way to welcome, engage and connect with the Jewish community. Services are planned at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, on Erev Rosh HaShanah, at 7 p.m. Sept. 4; Rosh HaShanah, at 10 a.m. Sept. 5; Kol Nidre — Yom Kippur evening, at 7 p.m. Sept. 13; and Yom Kippur Saturday, at 10 a.m. Sept. 14.

Reservations are required by calling 702-436-4900 or visiting the synagogue’s website at pnaitikvah.org.

NLVPD SEEKS SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS

The North Las Vegas Police Department is looking for school crossing guards to work near various elementary schools during the upcoming school year. The position is part-time and pays $9 an hour. Crossing guards typically work from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. weekdays, depending on school assignment.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED, pass an NLVPD background and drug test and possess a valid Nevada driver’s license. Those interested should apply online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

For additional information, call the crossing guard supervisor at 702-633-1017, ext. 6671.

BOOTHS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS MIXER

Booths are available for Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer, Texas Station’s ninth annual “ultimate networking event,” set for Sept. 18 at 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 702-631-1000 or visit largestmixer.com.

ALIANTE LIBRARY WRITERS CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY

The Aliante Library Writers Club is set to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. The next planned meeting is Sept. 3. The group gathers for networking, readings and learning about writing. For more information, call 702-839-2980, visit nlvld.org or email Glory Wade at glorywadewriter@gmail.com.

BLM COLLECTING ENTRIES THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR PHOTO CONTEST

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners are to be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

USTA-NEVADA GATHERING USED TENNIS RACKETS

The United States Tennis Association-Nevada, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport, is in need of gently used tennis rackets, including wooden ones. USTA-Nevada offices are at 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130.

For more information, call 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES 10TH OF THE MONTH DONOR PROGRAM

HELP of Southern Nevada is launching its $10 on the 10th recurring donor program, which encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month.

To sign up, visit helpsonv.org, click “Get Involved” and scroll down to donate, labeling $10 on the 10th in the description. Donors have the option to select the frequency of a recurring donation by using the drop-down box. Sign-ups on behalf of someone else are also available as gifts. BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a 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 project’s goal is to raise $1 million for these charities. 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 on bankofamerica.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.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN OFFERS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers the opportunity for local charities and schools to raise funds for their programs by selling daily ticket vouchers to the 2013 tournament, scheduled for Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

By selling tickets to the annual PGA tournament through the Tickets for Charity and Tickets for Schools programs, organizations retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Participating organizations can include parent-teacher associations, sports clubs, academic clubs and local nonprofits.

Last year’s program raised more than $30,000 to support more than 30 local nonprofits in addition to assisting more than 25 school systems to defeat budget cuts. Merryhill School’s parent-teacher organization led the participating schools last year in raising $2,700 for their programs. Additionally, the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute sold more than 300 tickets to the tournament to raise $3,220.

Programs interested in participating should contact Stephanie Maes at 702-873-1010 or smaes@shrinershospitals open.com.

For more information, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES BOTTLED WATER PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS

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

Patrons can donate water at any Las Vegas-area Whole Foods Market through Aug. 31. For every bottle of Real Water brand purchased at Whole Foods Market during the campaign, the Nevada-based Real Water company will donate a bottle of Real Water.

Collection points for donated water 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. South; 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. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.

Additionally, monetary donations can be made with HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four Whole Foods Market locations or by submitting a donation through the nonprofit’s website at helpsonv.org. FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

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. Call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org for more information.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN TOURS OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada plan monthly tours of the Demonstration Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Tours are free and open to the public. Groups of five or more are requested to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT

Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.

Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.

For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in Aliante Hotel + Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-0332.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 702-340-9735.

 

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