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Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, March 4-10


YOUTH TROUPE PLANS AUDITIONS MARCH 8

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre plans auditions for “Ozma of Oz” at 1 p.m. March 8 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Roles are available for ages 9 through mature adults.

No prepared material is required. Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. The show is scheduled to be performed April 25 through May 4.

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

WARD 5 RESIDENTS INVITED TO COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH COUNCILMAN BARLOW

Ward 5 Coffee with the Councilman is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 6 at Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive.

Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is set to converse with residents on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/government/ward5.htm.

FORUM TO OFFER INFORMATION FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Registration is available through March 5 for the seventh annual Vision Forum, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road.

Agencies and services for people who are blind, visually impaired or experiencing temporary vision loss are set to provide information. Attendees can learn skills and meet new friends.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-4904.

GARDENING WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON COMPOSTING

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering Gardening in Small Places: Composting from 9 a.m. to noon March 8 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The $20 fee to attend includes class materials.

For more information, visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

FREE TOUR OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS PLANNED

A free guided tour of the Demonstration Gardensfocusing on spring color is scheduled at 10 a.m. March 8 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Participants should meet in the courtyard and wear walking shoes, hats and bring water. The grounds are open for self-guided walks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

MASTER GARDENER TO OFFER TIPS ON GROWING TOMATOES

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown is scheduled to teach Time for Tomatoes! from 10 to 11 a.m. March 10 at University Medical Center’s Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

To reserve a space at the workshop, contact Amy Runge at the Family Resource Center at 702-383-2229.

For more information, visit www.unce.unr.edu, email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5555.

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 5, 12, 17 and 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

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

CITY COUNCIL AWARDS $25,000 IN GRANTS TO YOUTH GROUPS

The Las Vegas City Council awarded $25,000 in grants Feb. 19 as part of the annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program.

The grants are slated to go to 31 groups for projects, including a special education student field day and raising funds to provide caps and gowns to homeless graduating high school students.

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.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

EVENT TO PROVIDE OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM FOR SMOKERS WHO WANT TO QUIT

A tobacco cessation orientation, an overview of a program for people who want to quit smoking, is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100.

Registration is required by calling 702-877-5356.

REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR CHILDREN’S PUPPET WORKSHOP

Registration is available through March 5 for the three-day Puppets of Outstanding Character creation workshop for ages 7-12, scheduled from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The cost is $39.

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

 

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