North Las Vegas Neighborhood News, Dec. 24-30


SITES TO ACCEPT CHRISTMAS TREES FOR RECYCLING

The Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee is set to recycle Christmas trees at more than 20 locations across the valley.

The trees are set to be chipped into organic mulch for public gardens and parks. All nonorganic objects, including lights, tinsel and nails, should be removed before donation. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled 15,000 trees.

Trees can be dropped off from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15 at the following locations: Aviary Park, 6750 Aviary Way; Cheyenne Sports Complex, 3500 E. Cheyenne Ave.; Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road; Lowe’s, 2570 E. Craig Road; Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado Blvd.

For more information, visit www.cdsn.org/christmastreerecycling.html.

NORTH LAS VEGAS SCHEDULES HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Several North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation services will be closed through Jan. 5, including activities at the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., and Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane.

Craig Ranch Regional Park will remain open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The North Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2332 Las Vegas Blvd. North, and the city’s utilities department will be closed Christmas and New Years Day.

All other municipal departments at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, will remain closed through Jan. 2, including city clerk, mayor and city council members’ offices.

All North Las Vegas Library District branches will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, and the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road, will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31.

Police and fire emergency services will operate normally during the holidays. Safekey Holiday Day Camp will continue at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center.

For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

GALAXY THEATRES COMPLETES UPGRADES AT THE CANNERY

Galaxy Theatres inside the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road, announced the completion of a final phase of luxury upgrades to its 14-auditorium theater this month.

The Las Vegas Valley’s second “Luxury+” theater is set to feature all-digital sound, 65-foot wall-to-ceiling projection screens and reserved, cushioned leather seating.

New theater food amenities include on-tap beer and wine, a gourmet sausage bar and power reclining seats with footrests.

“The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” is scheduled to be the first film screened in the newly upgraded theater.

For more information, contact the theater at 702-639-9779 or visit galaxytheatres.com.

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS SCHEDULED

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee plans to deliver the 18th annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

WEST LAS VEGAS ART CENTER HOSTS POETS CORNER

The West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., hosts poets corner readings with Keith Brantley at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. For more information, contact the center at 702-229-4800.

NORTH LAS VEGAS SCHOOL TO RECEIVE PETA AWARD

Animal rights activists with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plan to reward a handful of North Las Vegas elementary schoolers for a recent letter writing campaign aimed at returning one of Sea World’s orca whales to the wild.

PETA’s Compassionate Action Award applauds Williams Elementary School students’ efforts to free Morgan, a female orca, from “virtual slavery,” according to a release issued by the Washington, D.C.-based organization on Nov. 27.

PETA spokeswoman Allison Lakomski said the award, one of five handed out by the organization this year, was mailed to students.

For more information, visit peta.org.

CITY SEEKS NORTH VALLEY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

The city of North Las Vegas is accepting applications for a new health care training facility planned in the north part of the valley.

Applicants must have earned 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and be able to provide both primary health care services and on-site health provider training.

The city plans to provide land but no financial backing for the project. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to provide development and long-term funding clinic and training facilities’ operation.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Dec. 19. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HOLDS OUTREACH EVENTS

The Las Vegas Astronomical Society holds events every month for those interested in learning about astronomy. The society meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., usually with a speaker or program on an astronomical topic.

For more information on the group, visit lvastronomy.com.

SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GAMES PLANNED

The North Las Vegas-based Las Vegas Senior Softball Association plans to play games Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. League teams open to men 50 to 64, 65 or older and women 50 or older.

For more information, visit lvssa.com.

PARKS AND REC PLANS SENIORCIZE

The North Las Vegas Neighborhood Recreation Center plans to host Seniorcize for adults 55 or older from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1638 N. Bruce St. For more information on the free sessions, call 702-633-1600.

NORTH LAS VEGAS COAST GUARD GROUP TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is set to meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the North Las Vegas Airport, 2730 Airport Drive.

For more information on the group, call flotilla commander Barry Keller at 702-219-2236 or visit goaux.us.

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS

Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road.

Master Gardeners plan to offer free weekly walking tours aimed at teaching visitors about many of the more than 500 plants that grow in harsh southwestern desert landscapes around Las Vegas.

In addition to scheduled tours, the grounds are 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 the Facebook page at facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.

CIVIL AIR PATROL TO MEET

The Nellis Senior Squadron of the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol meets from 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. The 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.

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 and Wednesdays at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. 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.

LEGO CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY

The North Las Vegas Library plans to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. All ages are welcome. Jigsaw puzzles are provided. For more information, contact the library at 702-633-1070 or visit www.nlvld.org.

NORTH VALLEY LEADERSHIP TEAM TO MEET

The North Valley Leadership Team meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. For more information on the group and its efforts, contact president Lydia Garrett at 702-413-3034.

PEARSON CENTER HOSTS WALKING CLUB

The Pearson Community Center 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.

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 at the Aliante, 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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