North Las Vegas Neighborhood News Oct. 1-7


COUNCILMAN TO HOST HEALTH CARE FORUM

Ward 1 Councilman Isaac Barron plans to host a forum on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the City Council Chambers, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Representatives from Nevada Health Link, a statewide insurance exchange created under the new federal health care law, look set give a presentation and field attendees questions about eligibility.

For more information, call Kathi Thomas-Gibson 702-633-5632.

NLV SOCIAL CLUB BACKS OKTOBERFEST

The German-American Social Club of Nevada, 1110 E. Lake Mead Blvd., is set to host the fifth annual Oktoberfest from 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. in Las Vegas. The free, family friendly event is set to include German music, dance, food and beer. The Oktoberfest celebration is co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas. Visit germanamericanclubnv.com, artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-3515.

AURELIO’S TO HOST ESSAY CONTEST

Aurelio’s Pizza looks to increase writing proficiency with its second annual Family Traditions Essay Contest, open through Oct. 15 to fourth-graders within a 10-mile radius of Aurelio’s location at 445 W. Craig Road.

The 300-word essay contest gives students the opportunity to interview their parents and grandparents and share their personal family traditions. Students can work on essays independently or as part of a classroom project.

Judging will take place between Oct. 16 and 31 and will be based on essay length, originality, appropriateness and reader enjoyment. Each participating student will be competing within his geographic region for three levels of prizes.

For more information, call 702-399-3131 or visit aureliostraditions.com.

LITERACY EVENT PLANNED

Area literacy nonprofit group Jumpstart is set to host its annual Read for the Record children’s literacy celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Road.

The event, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, aims to help preschool children get ready for kindergarten.

This year’s event will feature a reading of “Otis” by New York Times bestselling author Loren Long. The celebration will include a book giveaway, games and free snacks, while supplies last.

Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Jumpstart at 702-839-2980. For special accommodations, email Albert Aba at albertaba1@gmail.com.

J.GLENN PLANS SHOPPING EVENT TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE

J.Glenn, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 13, in Boca Park, has partnered with the Shade Tree shelter for a shopping event planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Fifteen percent of every purchase will be donated to the Shade Tree.

The shelter provides assistance to women and children in crisis and offers services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.

For more information, call 702-425-7636.

NORTH LAS VEGAS COAST GUARD GROUP TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is set to meet 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month beginning Oct. 21 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 www.goaux.us.

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS

Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays beginning Oct. 4 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.

CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET

A support group for those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth and similar neurological disorders has scheduled its next meeting for 10 a.m. to noon. Oct. 5 at 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.

For more information, call 702-343-3572 or visit cmtausa.org.

STEINWAY PIANOS TO BE SOLD AT SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSIC

More than 100 grand and upright pianos will be showcased for sale by Southern Nevada Music Oct. 4-6 at Southern Nevada Music, 1881 S. Rainbow Blvd.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

The first two days of the sale will be by invitation only. The sale will be extended to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

In addition to the Steinway showcase, the event will offer new, slightly used and reconditioned pianos by Young Chang, Yamaha, Story & Clark, Knabe and Petrof. Digital pianos by Roland and Kurzweil also will be available for preview and purchase.

To register, call 702-795-4646 or visit southernnevadamusic.com.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit animal rescue, plans to host its fifth-anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at a private home.

A beer and wine bar, appetizers, live music, raffle and silent auction are planned. Advance tickets are $30, and night-of-event tickets are $35 at the door. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 1.

Funds raised will assist with veterinary fees. To RSVP and to get the event’s address, visit forecloseduponpets.org/events or call 702-279-2544.

SAM’S TOWN TO LAUNCH HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Sam’s Town is scheduled to launch a Health & Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 inside Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway.

The exhibition is set to include preventative health screenings and free messages. Insurance options, early detection, exercise and financial health information will also be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit wecnv.com.

INTERTRIBAL VETERANS POW WOW SET FOR OCT. 26-27 AT SUNSET PARK

The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26 and 27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The Pow Wow will honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing.

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personal and police officers.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/k5wj7bq.

LAS VEGAS ZOMBIE RUN TO RETURN TO SUNSET PARK OCT. 27

The 5K and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.

The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.”

Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes.

Runners can sign up before Oct. 1 for $50 or by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information, visit lasvegaszombierun.com.

DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER

Mammogram screenings are set to be offered weekdays, Oct. 1-31, for $55 at Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals.

A physician’s order is required, and insurance will not be billed. Results will be mailed.

To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-7710.

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

The Bureau of Land Management has asked the public to weigh in on the proposed sale of 440 acres of public land in 28 parcels across Clark County.

Funds generated by parcel sales would be used for park, trail and public land restoration projects around the state.

Written comments about the proposed sale should be mailed to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 by Oct. 28.

For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Manuela Johnson at 702-515-5224 or manuela_johnson@blm.gov.

SECOND ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT AND CAR SHOW PLANNED

Corvette enthusiasts with the Vegas Valley Vettes have scheduled their second annual Turkey Shoot and Car Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Participants are expected make a $5 per-shot donation to benefit homeless veterans in Las Vegas. For more information, contact group president Jim Wolf at 702-494-9653.

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. 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 next planned meeting is Sept. 25. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

FREE TRAPPERS SET TO MEET IN SPRING MOUNTAINS

Spring Mountain Free Trappers meet for a black powder shoot the first weekend of each month at CC Spring and Lovell Canyon roads in the Spring Mountains southwest of Las Vegas. Locations vary depending on weather, so call Daniel Trousdale at 702-645-2658 before attending. For more information, visit smft.org.

YOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program grant application process is open through Nov. 22. The program offers grants for up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design.

The program requires youths to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. To register, call 702-229-5406 or e-mail lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Applications will be reviewed by the program’s board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations will be presented to the Las Vegas City Council for final approval in February 2014.

SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES

Nonprofit The Shakespeare Institute of Nevada has recently launched a series of acting workshops for Southern Nevada residents focusing on teaching students to try new material and prepare audition pieces while receiving feedback from professional actors and directors. The workshops are suitable for all ages and all acting levels and are planned from 10 am to noon Fridays and 6 to 9 pm. Saturdays at 7220 S. Cimarron Road.

The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.

For more information and to register, email shakesinstnv@gmail.com or call 702-896-9517.

 

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