Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, March 18-24


LATINO SUMMIT PLANNED MARCH 21 AT EAST LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY CENTER

A Latino Network of Southern Nevada summit is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 21 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

For information, contact Felipe Ortiz at 702-229-5428 or tofortiz@lasvegasnevada.gov.

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

HELP of Southern Nevada is accepting applications for its weatherization program, which helps qualified residents prepare for summer and winter weather.

The program assists low-income households owned by seniors, the physically challenged and homes with children.

Those who are interested can attend an application assistance workshop scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 100.

Details on how to apply are also available by calling 702-795-0575, emailing arick@helpsonv.org or visiting helpsonv.org.

HELLDORADO PARADE SEEKS ENTRIES

The deadline is April 28 for applications to participate in the 2014 Helldorado parade.

Floats, equestrian units, marching bands, performers, car clubs, motorcycle clubs, individual motorized vehicles, walking groups and other types of entries are welcome to participate.

Entries should pay tribute to Nevada, in recognition of the state’s 150th anniversary. More information on the sesquicentennial celebration can be found at nevada150.org.

The parade is set to start at 5 p.m. May 17 and is expected to last about two hours. There is no fee to participate. The application and parade rules can be downloaded from the city’s website at tinyurl.com/helldorado150.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NEVADA NATURALIST PROGRAM

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is seeking participants for the Nevada Naturalist program, which trains adults interested in learning about the natural resources in Southern Nevada.

Participants are set to study environmental education and interpretation, laws and regulations and environmental issues.

The program is focused on giving participants a broad understanding of nature and is intended for those interested in learning, volunteering, teaching and participating in conservation projects.

The program is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 7. Field trips are scheduled Saturdays at various times and locations.

The cost is $195, which includes program materials, refreshments and some field trips.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Parsons at 702-948-5906 or parsonsd@unce.unr.edu.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ART CENTER CLASSES

Registration for classes for adults and children is scheduled March 29 through April 12 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Classes include making videos and documentaries, African drums, tae kwon do and others.

For more information, visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-4800.

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 5:45 p.m. March 20 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.

For more information, visit lvccld.org or call 702-07-3760.

LAS VEGAS SENIOR CENTER TO SERVE WAFFLE DAY BREAKFAST

A Waffle Day breakfast for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 26 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road.

The cost is $4 with a city of Las Vegas senior programs membership. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6454.

SENIORS BUNCO PARTY PLANNED

A March Madness Bunco Lunch Party for seniors 50 or older is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Derfelt Senior Center, 3433 W. Washington Ave.

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s colors, play the dice game bunco and try their skill at foam basketball. The cost is $5.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-6601.

RESIDENTS INVITED TO COFFEE, 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.

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 begins FOR ARTS CLASSEs

Registration for arts classes for adults and children is scheduled 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.

FREE TAX HELP TO BE OFFERED

at enterprise library

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 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.

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 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

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

FREE TAX help to be offered

AT DOOLITTLE SENIOR CENTER

The Internal Revenue Service is set to offer free tax preparation by a certified professional to individuals with incomes of $52,000 or less from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 10 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 J. St.

The service is by appointment only. Patrons should bring their driver’s license, receipts, last year’s tax return, W-2s, a checkbook and all other tax documents pertaining to 2013.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702- 229-6125.

AARP VOLUNTEERS TO OFFER FREE ASSISTANCE WITH TAXES

Volunteers from AARP are set to offer free tax help for seniors 50 or older at two local sites.

The schedule is:

n 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through April 15 at the Howard Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., for those 50 or older.

n 9 a.m. to noon p.m. through April 11 at Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, for those 50 or older.

The service is by appointment only. Patrons should bring their driver’s license, receipts, last year’s tax return, W-2 forms, a checkbook and all other tax documents pertaining to 2013.

For more information, visit lvccld.org.

CITY SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR ART EXHIBITIONS

The city of Las Vegas’ office of cultural affairs is seeking proposals for individual and group exhibitions for its 2015-16 gallery season.

The office is responsible for the Charleston Heights Arts Center gallery, 800 S. Brush St., and City Hall’s grand gallery, a sculpture space at 495 S. Main St.

Artists and/or curators must submit a written exhibition outline, an artist statement and an artist resume. They also must submit 15-20 supporting images, including identification information for each image, such as the artist’s name, the title of artwork and the medium.

All materials should be sent with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to City of Las Vegas Galleries, c/o Jeanne Voltura, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Submissions are due at 5 p.m. May 1.

For more information, call 702-229-1012 or email jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

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