Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, Dec. 3-9


UNLV TO USE $10 MILLION DONATION TO EXPAND LITERARY PROGRAMS

UNLV recently announced a $10 million donation from Jim and Beverly Rogers to fund a new prize for fiction and increase stipends for creative writing.

Jim Rogers is a business leader and Nevada System of Higher Education chancellor emeritus. In recognition of the gift, UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute is set to be renamed the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.

The gift is set to infuse the institute’s budget with between $500,000 and $800,000 annually for 15 years. School officials say the funds will allow the institute to reinstitute and expand its City of Asylum program, increase support for existing Ph.D. and fellowship programs and enhance its public programming and outreach.

Plans also call for the creation of the Black Mountain Institute Prize, a biennial $50,000 award for fiction that is set to be judged by a panel of highly regarded writers.

ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is partnering with East Valley Family Services to provide information and enrollment sessions at several libraries for the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

A session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

A session also is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Nevada enrollment for health plans closes in March. For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3512.

BASICS OF BUSINESS TO BE COVERED AT FREE SEMINAR

“Business 101: How to Start Your Business,” a free seminar presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-388-6104.

CLINIC PLANS FREE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CAREGIVERS

A Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health free educational program for caregivers is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. All ages are welcome.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3458.

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON SCHEDULED AT EAST LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY CENTER

A holiday luncheon for participants 50 or older is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

The cost is $6, and registration is required by Dec. 13.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1515.

 

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