North Las Vegas Neighborhood News Sept. 24-30


HOMEOWNERS GROUP TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens plans to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Scheduled guest speakers include North Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Sean Hoeffgen and a liaison from Congressman Steven Horsford’s office.

For more information, or to be placed on the alliance’s email meeting notice list, contact Richard Cherchio at 702-325-6708 or richardcherchio@nlvalliance.com

NORTH LAS VEGAS CITY WALK TO TAKE PULSE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

North Las Vegas officials plan to visit with Ward 3 business owners and workers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25. Participants plan to convene at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce North Office, 3365 W. Craig Road, Suite 25.

Mayor Pro Tempore Anita G. Wood looks set to join representatives from the city’s Economic Development Division and volunteers from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce for the four-hour-long tour aimed at gauging the health of local businesses.

City Walk participants will be grouped into several teams set to spend about two hours walking their respective areas before reconvening for a debriefing around noon back at Metro Chamber headquarters.

For more information on the event, contact city spokeswoman Juliet Casey at 702-633-2613.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING PLANNED

The city of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management plans to host a pair of training sessions on disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, disaster psychology, weapons of mass destruction and team organization from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the North Las Vegas Police Department’s Northwest Area Command Center, 3755 W. Washburn Road. Community Emergency Response Team training is free to residents, sponsored through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

The city of Las Vegas offers emergency information at www.lvalert.com and during emergencies, provides emergency information by telephone at 702-38-ALERT (382-5378). Residents may review and register for available CERT training courses at www.nvcert.org.

For more information, contact Rick Diebold, city of Las Vegas CERT program coordinator at 702-229-0067.

LITERACY EVENT PLANNED

Area literacy nonprofit group Jumpstart looks set to host its annual Read for the Record children’s literacy celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at 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 give-away, games and free snacks, while supplies last.

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

NORTH LAS VEGAS COAST GUARD GROUP TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla expects to meet 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each 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.

JUNIOR GIANTS HOST BASEBALL WORKSHOP

Las Vegas Junior Giants, an area youth baseball organization, will host an educational workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. Presenters will include Jimmie Ray Kennon Sr., Lana Kennon and Johnnie Williams. For more information, contact coach Gene Tate at 408-515-7489.

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.

ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF THE DEAD ART EXHIBIT

Artists are invited to drop off art entries honoring the Day of the Dead traditions by 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

Chosen entries will be displayed at the Day of the Dead art exhibition scheduled from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. On the Nov. 2, the Best of Show artist will be announced and awarded $250.

For more information, call Erika Borges at 702-455-7029.

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.

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS

FORMER GOVERNOR HOPES TO HELP X TRAIN PICK UP STEAM

Las Vegas Railway Express, backers of a long-awaited adults-only party train between Southern California and Las Vegas, have appointed former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller to serve as the company’s national spokesman.

Miller, the state’s longest-serving governor, has served as a tourism and gaming consultant and nonprofit board director since leaving office in 1999.

The company touts Miller as a statewide “champion of economic development,” one well-equipped to help guide the North Las Vegas-bound train beyond a planned maiden voyage next summer.

“Returning passenger train service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is a significant venture for both the Las Vegas Valley and Southern California economies,” Miller said in a statement released last month. “In addition, it helps make it safer for visitors to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer by reducing traffic on the I-15.”

NLV NEAR TOP OF WORST EATS LIST

North Las Vegas ranks third on a recent list of America’s worst places to eat, landing behind San Bernardino, Calif., and Garland, Texas, on Movoto.com’s inaugural list of worst cities for food lovers.

Restaurant quality in Nevada’s fourth-largest city ranked last among 100 municipalities surveyed by the real estate blog, which used data on the number of restaurants, bakeries, food festivals and grocery stores per capita to come up with last month’s rankings.

According to Movoto, the city is home to only one restaurant per 808 residents, narrowly topping St. Petersburg, Fla., for the title of fewest places to eat per capita.

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.

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.

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 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.

JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Registration for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master gardener program is open through September. The classes for children ages 7-12 are scheduled from 9 a.m.to noon on alternate Saturdays and was scheduled to begin Sept. 7 at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4734 Horse Road. The fee is $50 for the semester. At the end of the completed fall semester, students are set to receive a certificate, pin and an invitation to attend JMG Part II offered in the spring. For information or to register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or at juohnsonk@unce.unr.edu. For more information on the national program, visit jmgkids.us.

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.

LIBRARY DISTRICT INCREASES HOURS AT URBAN BRANCHES

Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, and 12 other urban Las Vegas-Clark County Library District locations have expanded weekday hours as of Sept. 3. The library will now be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.lvccld.org/ for more information.

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 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 City Council for final approval in February 2014.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a not-for-profit 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 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.

UNITED WAY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT

United Way of Southern Nevada was awarded a $1 million grant to provide children 5 or younger an opportunity to attend high-quality preschool programs. Windsong Trust, a private foundation for children’s education, funded the grant that will supply 130 full-time scholarships for one full year, provide 260,000 hours of quality care, educational support and 500 family engagement opportunities.

Licensed centers who are interested in partnering with the United Way should call 702-892-2309. For more information on programs and partnerships contact, Angela Rose, director of community development, at 702-892-2324 or angelar@uwsn.org.

For more information, visit uwsn.org.

 

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