Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, March 11-17


RESIDENTS INVITED TO COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH COUNCILMAN BARLOW

Ward 5 Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow invites residents to join him for coffee, tea and conversation about the community from 7:30 to 9 a.m April 3 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward5 or call 702-229-5443.

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.

Enrollment assistance is set to be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12, 17 and 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For appointments, call East Valley Family Services at 702-205-3255.

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

The Nevada Department of Transportation is accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program projects through March 14.

The program provides federal funds for projects that improve nonmotorized mobility, historic preservation, scenic accessibility, safe routes to schools and environmental/vegetation management.

Government agencies, tribal governments, school districts, private schools and certain other agencies can sponsor Transportation Alternatives Program applications. Nonprofit organizations may apply only if partnered with an eligible sponsor. Only one application will be allowed per eligible sponsor.

For more information, visit nevadadot.com/tap. To apply, access the project initiation form by clicking the documents/info link in the sidebar.

PESTICIDE TRAINING EVENT TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

A pesticide applicator training and continuing education workshop is scheduled at 8 a.m. March 13 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The course has been approved for five Nevada pesticide continuing education credits. Participants must have a valid Nevada pesticide applicators certificate and bring their certification card to get credits.

The workshop is set to conclude with a pesticide certification exam at 2:30 p.m. A $25 exam fee will be collected at the door, and checks should be payable to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

Workshop attendees are advised to study for the test in advance. Study material is available at www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/pesticide. A manual with the same information is available for $15 by calling the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 702-257-5536 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture at 702-688-4545.

OFFICIAL TO EXPLAIN NEW LAW FOR NONPROFITS SEEKING DONATIONS

Information on a new law that requires Nevada nonprofits to register their intent to solicit charitable donations is set to be presented at 2 p.m. March 18 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Phil Johncock, executive director of the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits, is set to lead the presentation.

Registration is suggested by visiting lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm.

REGISTRATION FOR ARTS CLASSES UNDERWAY

Registration for arts classes for adults and children is scheduled March 15 through April 23 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Classes include creative movement, visual arts, acting and others.

For more information, visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.

SALVATION ARMY PLANS FOOD DRIVE

A Salvation Army of Southern Nevada food drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4040 E. Wyoming Ave.

The organization is seeking canned or dry food donations but nothing in glass containers.

For more information, visit salvationarmysouthernnevada.org or call 702-649.8240.

FREE TAX HELP TO BE OFFERED

Volunteers from AARP are set to offer free tax help to low- to no-income patrons from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. March 13, 14, 20 and 27 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.

Patrons should bring their driver’s license, checkbooks, receipts, last year’s tax return, W-2s and all other tax documents pertaining to 2013.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3760.

ONYX THEATRE SEEKS SONG-POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE

As part of an upcoming production at the Onyx Theater of “Song-Poems Wanted! The Musical,” the producers are seeking original writing that may be professionally recorded and showcased in the show.

The deadline for submissions is March 28. For an explanation of song-poems and the project and to submit work, visit songpoemswantedthemusical.com/home.php.

DEDICATION SET FOR STUPAK PARK

The dedication & grand opening of Stupak Park is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. March 13 at 300 W. Boston Ave.

An exhibition game between the Southern Nevada Police Athletic League and the Las Vegas Bulldogs Soccer Club is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward3 or call 702-229-4623.

 

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