Neighborhood news for Southwest/Spring Valley, Sept. 17-23


COOKIES BY DESIGN LAS VEGAS SEARCHES FOR BEST BOSS IN VALLEY

Cookies by Design Las Vegas, 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., No. 17, is hosting a contest through Oct. 4 to find the best boss in the valley in honor of National Boss Day on Oct. 16. Participants can nominate their bosses by visiting tinyurl.com/m2l7zqo and writing an essay on how their boss has made an impact. The winner will be notified on Oct. 11 and will receive prizes from sponsors and a luncheon planned for Oct. 15. The nominations will be judged by the president and COO of the MGM Grand Scott Sibella, Kid Sounds creator Jeff Kriske and Rice, Reuther, Sullivan & Caroll partner Renee Reuther. There is no fee to enter the contest.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO CELEBRATES EIGTH ANNIVERSARY

Hash House A Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., is set to celebrate their eight anniversary through Sept. 19 with food and beverage specials. Bloody Marys will be served for $8.88, kiwi watermelon lemonade for $8.88, select beers for 88 cents and a “man vs. food” meal for $8.88. Call 702-804-4646 for more information.

SALON TO HOST ANNUAL CUT-A-THON FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

The Mosaic Salon, 8320 W. Sahara Ave., is set to host its 5th annual cut-a-thon with Cure 4 the Kids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Haircuts, blow drying and pedicures are $25 and manicures and eyebrow waxes are $15. All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Speciality Center of Nevada in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Individuals with long hair can make a donation to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from medical hair loss. Call 702-732-0232 for an appointment.

ALLERGIES LUNCH AND LEARN EVENT SCHEDULED

“Allergies: What You Need to Know,” a Lunch and Learn event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Southern Hills Hospital First Floor Education Room, 9300 W. Sunset Road. The event is free, but registration is required. For information and to register, call 702-233-5200.

WORKSHOP TO HELP PERMANENT RESIDENTS APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

Caesars Entertainment, the Human Rights Campaign and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund are set to hold a free community naturalization workshop at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. The workshop is set to help legal permanent residents of Las Vegas apply for U.S. citizenship, obtain passport photos and receive legal guidance. Space is limited to the first 250 qualified individuals. Applicants must be at least 18; be a legal permanent resident of five years or three years if married to a U.S. citizen; be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English; have basic knowledge of U.S. history and government; and have good moral character. Participants are required to bring their residency card, state ID and social security card. Call 888-839-8682 or email yaeshoralv@gmail.com to register for the workshop.

GUN RANGE AWARDED FOR HIRING VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS

The Range 702, 4699 Dean Martin Drive, was awarded a certificate of appreciation from American Legion for maintaining a 90 percent veteran and service member hiring standard. The range employs 48 former military members out of its 54 active staff members and supports organizations such as America Helping Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project.

YOUTH GROUP TO HOST BANQUET

Young Life, a Christian youth outreach organization, has scheduled a fundraising banquet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Bear’s Best golf course, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. The group has openings for several age groups — Younglife (high school students), Wyldlife (middle school students), Younglives (teen mothers), College Life (college students) and more. It has formed clubs at schools in Las Vegas and Henderson. For more information or to RSVP for the banquet, contact Charles Javier at charles @lasvegasyounglife.org or 702-896-6500.

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

WINDMILL LIBRARY PLANS E-books DOWNLOADING CLASS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to offer an eMedia Downloading 101 class from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. The class will teach participants how to download e-books or e-audiobooks and transfer them to their devices. Participants must bring their eReader with its USB cord or their smartphone and their library card. For more information, call 702-507-6300 or visit lvccld.org.

WINDMILL LIBRARY SCHEDULES HEALTHIER LIVING WORKSHOPS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is planning a free six-week Healthier Living Workshop from 3 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 9. Participants will learn about exercise strategies, healthy eating, communication, medication management, decision-making tools and more. For more information, call 702-507-6036 or visit lvccld.org.

THEATER LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is looking for volunteers to usher in its fall productions. “God of Carnage” is scheduled Sept. 6-22 in the Fischer Black Box theater and “Amateurs” Sept. 13-29 on the main stage. These plays run at 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. every Sunday. “Delicate Balance” is scheduled Sept. 27 to Oct. 13 in the Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. every Sunday. Volunteers should arrive no later than one hour before the show’s start time. Email volunteers@lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.

GUITAR LESSONS SET THROUGH THE FALL AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to offer free guitar lessons from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Nov. 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.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

The Clark County Department of Family Services is looking for community sponsors to help build a safe, stable and nurturing environment for foster children. Residents and businesses can volunteer to mentor or tutor a child, sponsor a child’s Christmas presents or birthday, donate school supplies or become a court-appointed special advocate. For more information on volunteering or donating, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

TOWER CLIMB REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is open for the Stratosphere’s inaugural Operation Tower Climb. The competitive stair-climbing event is scheduled Oct. 26 and is open to firefighters, police officers, military personnel and their families who will climb the Stratosphere Tower in a timed event. Cost for participation is $100, and net proceeds are set to benefit American Red Cross — Southern Nevada Chapter Fire Hurts division and Operation Fire H.E.A.T. — a Holiday Emergency Assistance Team. For more information or to register, visit stratosphereclimb.com.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY OFFERS TRIP TO ENGLAND

Those who plan to participate in Opportunity Village’s Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas have the opportunity of fundraising $6,500 by Sept. 30 to get a trip to Liverpool, England, to represent Las Vegas in the 2013 Liverpool Santa Dash, planned for Dec. 1. The money raised automatically qualifies participants for the trip, including round-trip airfare and three nights accommodations in Liverpool, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2. Valid passports are required, and the money is nonrefundable. For more information, visit lasvegassantarun.org.

LIBRARY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans a blood drive administered by United Blood Services from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.

BLM COLLECTING ENTRIES THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR PHOTO CONTEST

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners will be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a fundraising initiative called 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.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN OFFERS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers the opportunity for local charities and schools to raise funds for their programs by selling daily ticket vouchers to the 2013 tournament, scheduled Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

By selling tickets to the annual PGA tournament through the Tickets for Charity and Tickets for Schools programs, organizations retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Participating organizations can include parent-teacher associations, sports clubs, academic clubs and local nonprofits.

Last year’s program raised more than $30,000 to support more than 30 local nonprofits in addition to assisting more than 25 school systems to defeat budget cuts. Merryhill School’s parent-teacher organization led the participating schools last year in raising $2,700 for their programs. Additionally, the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute sold more than 300 tickets to the tournament to raise $3,220.

Programs interested in participating should contact Stephanie Maes at 702-873-1010 or smaes@shrinershospitalsopen.com.

For more information, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.

AREA GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE OFFERS PINK MILK

Winder Farms, a grocery home delivery company based in southwest Las Vegas, will go pink for Susan G. Komen For the Cure by raising money and awareness for breast cancer screening, treatment programs and research. Through Oct. 31, Winder Farms is set to donate a portion of the proceeds from its Strawberry Milk to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Winder Farms Strawberry Milk is made with reduced fat milk and comes from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.

For more information, visit winderfarms.com. Sign up using the promotional KOMENSN13, and Winder Farms will donate an additional $25 to the charity.

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. each Thursday at Christ The King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

For more information, visit silverstatesmen.com.

HOSPITAL NEEDS 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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