North Las Vegas neighborhood news, Sept. 3-9


BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED AT ALIANTE

Aliante Hotel + Casino, 7300 Aliante Parkway, plans a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4, inside the Scottsdale Ballroom. United Blood Services is to be on hand to facilitate safe and convenient blood donations for residents 17 or older. Refreshments are planned, and all donors will receive a coupon for a complimentary breakfast or lunch at Medley Buffet. For more information, contact Aliante spokesman Tyler Krochmal at 847-274-2869.

HOMEOWNERS GROUP SET 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. For more information, contact Richard Cherchio at 702-325-6708 or richardcherchio@nlvalliance.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SOUTHERN NEVADA STRONG SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETING

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.

The next open house is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive.

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.

BANQUET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR STUDENTS

Young Life, a Christian youth outreach organization, has scheduled a fundraising banquet for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Bear’s Best golf course, 11111 W. Flamingo Road.

The group has openings for several age groups, including Younglife (high school students), Wyldlife (junior high students), Younglives (teen mothers) and College life (college students). It has formed clubs at schools in Las Vegas and Henderson.

For more information or to RSVP for the banquet, contact Charles Javier at charles@lasvegasyounglife.org or 702-896-6500.

CANCER FOUNDATION TO HOST BONE MARROW DRIVE

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation seeks bone marrow matches for critically ill children in Southern Nevada. Sign up for the National Bone Marrow Registry at the eighth annual Bone Marrow Drive slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at foundation, 6070 S. Eastern Ave.

It involves a swab of cheek cells to determine the donor’s tissue type. No needles or blood draws are involved. This year, as in past years, the foundation will cover the cost for those who join the registry.

Potential donors, between the ages of 18 and 50 who meet the health guidelines (visit marrow.org), will complete a brief health questionnaire and consent form to be listed on the registry.

For those who are unable to join the registry, the foundation will accept monetary donations to cover the cost of the transplants.

For more information, call 702-735-8434 or visit nvccf.org.

FOOD DRIVE TO HELP SENIORS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

More than 80,000 seniors living in Southern Nevada are going hungry or are at risk of hunger. Many live on fixed incomes and find themselves regularly choosing between purchasing needed medication, paying monthly bills and shopping for groceries.

Now, more than 60 locally owned outlets of The UPS Store in Southern Nevada are teaming up with AARP Nevada and Three Square for a special food drive to support seniors in need. Members of the community may drop off nonperishable food items at The UPS Store in their neighborhood through Sept. 2. To find a location, visit theupsstore.com. A list of most-needed items can be found at threesquare.org.

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.

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.

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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