North Las Vegas Neighborhood News, Jan. 14-20


NEIGHBORHOOD REC CENTER OFFERS SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., offers senior activities for adults 55 or older Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Daily leisure activities, classes and monthly trips are offered to Social Senior members who pay a $3 annual membership fee. For more information, call 702-633-1492 or 702-633-1600.

POLICE STAY BUSY ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

North Las Vegas police responded to multiple reports of falling gunfire and arrested 21 during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Two residents reported property damage from celebratory gunfire penetrating their roofs over the holiday. No one was injured.

Dispatch received more than 30 reports of fireworks or shots fired between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 p.m. Jan. 1.

Police made eight DUI or narcotics-related arrests over the same time period.

THREE SQUARE PLANS FOOD STAMP AWARENESS PROGRAM LAUNCH

Three Square food bank, 4190 N. Pecos Road, plans to launch the SNAP Experience to raise hunger awareness Jan. 27.

The North Las Vegas-based food bank hopes the initiative will help promote advocacy around the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.

Participants plan to live on the average per-person SNAP benefit by limiting their total food spending to $18.55 over a five-day period while attempting to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Public figures and participants from the media will have the opportunity to post daily blogs about the experience and encourage the public to learn more about SNAP benefits, according to a release issued Jan. 2.

For more information or to visit one of the blogs, visit snapexperiencelv.org.

NLVPD WINS GRANT-FUNDED GPS SYSTEMS

The North Las Vegas Police Department has won $5,000 in grant funds to replace nine global positioning devices, officials announced last month.

The equipment, purchased through the Limited Fixed Deliverables grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, is set to help police motorcycle units respond to calls quickly and safely without occupying valuable air time on the radio, according to a Dec. 28 police department release.

The new GPS units’ life expectancy is three years. Many of the department’s older units are more than 5 years old, and some are no longer operable.

For more information, contact the department’s public communications office at 702-633-9111.

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 through 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.

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.

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 w. 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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