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Neighborhood news in Southwest/Spring Valley, Nov. 5-11


THEATER LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is looking for volunteers to usher in its fall productions. “It Runs in the Family” is scheduled through Nov. 17 on the Mainstage. It is scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers should arrive no later than one hour before the show’s start time.

For more information, email volunteers@lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

BANK TO HOST FOOD DRIVE FOR LAS VEGAS RESCUE MISSION

Nevada State Bank plans a food drive for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission through Nov. 8. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at any Southern Nevada location.

For bank locations, visit nsbank.com/locations.

DRUM CLASSES OFFERED AT MUSIC HEALTH CENTER

Music 4 Life, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, is set to host “Drummunication” classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 20 and Dec. 4 and 18. The class is said to “release stress, raise spirits and enhance clarity and focus.” Instruments are provided. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit music4life.us/calendar or call 702-889-2881.

LIBRARY TO HOST E-DOWNLOADING CLASS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to offer e-book downloading classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 and Nov. 22. Participants must bring their library card, e-reader or smartphone and its USB cord.

For more information, call 702-507-6300.

UMC PLANS BOOTCAMP CLASS FOR NEW DADS NOV. 7

The University Medical Center is set to offer a “Bootcamp for New Dads” class at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class will cover topics including diapers, feeding, crying, sleeping, holding and playing with babies. To register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

FREE SHREDDING EVENT SET FOR NOV. 9

Opportunity Village is set to host a free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at 8290 S. Arville St. The event is open to the public and designed to safely destroy sensitive documents. There is a three-box limit.

HOLIDAY STRESS PREVENTION WORKSHOP SET FOR NOV. 10

Music 4 Life, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd, is set to host a holiday stress prevention workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. The event will include drum circles, health risk assessments, self-care strategies, tips on how to move past family losses, stress free gift ideas and music medicine prescriptions. The event is free and open to the public. RVSP at creatinghealthylifestyles.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit music4life.us.

BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a fundraising initiative, 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.

GUITAR LESSONS SET THIS MONTH AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to offer free guitar lessons from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17. Local instructor Don Musser will be teaching guitar chords, chord progressions and popular songs. Participants must bring their own guitars.

For more information, call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.

ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SET FOR NOV. 12

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road. The board usually meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/nvrpuf9.

SPRING VALLEY HOSPITAL TO HOST BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., is set to host a breastfeeding class from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 and Dec. 7. The cost is $15 per person. Registration is required.

For more information, call 702-853-3000.

WINDMILL LIBRARY TO HOST SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP

The Windmill Library, 7060. W. Windmill Lane, plans to hold a scrapbook workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. The class is free, and registration is not necessary.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SCHEDULES BOYS FUNDRAISER EVENT

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada’s 42nd annual Boys Nite Out is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

The event pairs boys from the club with men from the community to play games, eat a meal and win prizes. Each male community member must pay a $50 fee to participate. All members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are admitted free.

To donate or register for the event, call Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803 or visit tinyurl.com/lwpt48h.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO HOST ANNUAL SANTA RUN DEC. 7

Opportunity Village is set to host the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. The race is scheduled to start at the Fremont Street Experience and include live entertainment, food, costume contests and celebrity appearances.

Participants will be competing across the world for the title of World Santa Challenge Champion. The friendly challenge competes with other Santa runs to see which race can accrue the most participants. During its nine years of existence, Las Vegas has won the title eight times.

Participants can register individually for $40 or as a team for $35 per runner. Children can register for $25. A Santa costume is included.

For more information or to register, visit lasvegassantarun.org.

AARP LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE TAXES

AARP Foundation Tax Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers. Training is scheduled for the first week of January.

To register, visit aarp.org/taxvolunteer or contact district coordinator Jerry Allen at 702-233-1918.

SCRAPBOOK CLASSES SET FOR FIRST SUNDAY AT LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host scrapbook classes at 11 a.m. the first Sunday of each month. Participants are encouraged to bring photos and supplies. Children 10 or older can attend with adult supervision. Classes are free.

For more information, call Laurie Prince at 702-449-7629 or email scrappingwlaurie@gmail.com.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SEEKS PET FOSTER FAMILIES

Foreclosed Upon Pets, a nonprofit organization that rescues animals that have been abused or abandoned as a result of economic hardship, is searching for foster families for dogs and cats. Volunteers must provide the pet with a safe and secure environment with basic training. Families must also transport the animal to weekly adoptions and events and provide the organization with regular updates.

For more information, call 702-272-0010 or visit forecloseduponpets.org.

HOMEWORK HELP AVAILABLE AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

Homework helpers are available from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

For more information, call 702-507-3823.

LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS SCHEDULED TO TO MEET

The Windmill Library Book Club is set to meet at 4 p.m. every second Sunday at 7060 W. Windmill Lane. For more information, call 702-507-6036.

The Spring Valley Book Discussion Group is set to meet at 1 p.m. every third Sunday at 4280 S. Jones Blvd. For more information, call 702-507-3820.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Single Social Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.

The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Discussions focus on day trips, local events, in-state and out-of-state traveling, cruises and international traveling. A guest speaker frequently is featured. The meeting usually closes at about 8 p.m., when appetizers are served and the group mingles.

For more information, call 888-324-2028.

SOLARI HOSPICE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Solari Hospice Care, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., is looking for volunteers to aid with day-to-day operations and patient well-being.

Volunteers bring companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, often when people find themselves cut off from the community, isolated and alone. They bring respite to family caregivers who are caring for dying loved ones. Sometimes volunteers share a special knowledge or hobby, such as speaking a second language or playing music. Solari also uses volunteers to answer phones, assist with receptionist duties or perform light secretarial work.

For more information, call Shari Diebold at 702-870-0000.

SOLARI HOSPICE OFFERING FREE BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS

Solari Hospice Foundation, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., offers free weekly bereavement support groups from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

For more information, call 702-870-0000 or visit solarihospicefoundation.org.

MEN’S CHORAL GROUP PLANS WEEKLY MEETINGS

The Silver Statesmen Chorus invites men of all ages to join its group. The chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ The King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

For more information, visit silverstatesmen.com.

HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help at its facility. For more information, contact marketing director Naomi Jones at 702-853-3308 or naomi.jones@uhsinc.com.

 

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