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.
CUT-A-THON COLLECTS MORE THAN 50 PONYTAILS FROM DONORS
The Rio spa and salon collected more than 50 ponytails from 22 donors at its annual cut-a-thon Aug. 18. All ponytails were donated to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from medical hair loss. The longest ponytail donated was 18 inches.
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.
BOYs & GIRLS CLUBs 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.
WINDMILL LIBRARY PLANS E-books DOWNLOADING CLASS
The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to offer an eMedia Downloading 101 class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 4 and 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 starting Sept. 4. 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 email@example.com or call 702-362-7996.
NEVADA SCHOOL OF DANCE TO HOST AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE NUTCRACKER’
The Nevada School of Dance plans to host free auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at 6072 S. Durango Drive.
Children 5 to 10 with or without ballet experience may try out, and preteen and teen male and female dancers with ballet experience may audition for such roles as Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, snowflakes, dolls, Spanish dancers and the Waltz of the Flowers. Adults are welcome to audition for the party parents.
Performances are slated for Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way.
For details, call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.
FUNERAL HOME TO HOST JEWISH MEMORIAL SERVICE SEPT. 8
Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services is set to host a Kever Avot v Imahot memorial service at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at its funeral home, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104. The service will honor all those who have passed away, regardless of where they are buried, during the Jewish holiday. All in attendance will receive a complimentary yahrzeit candle for Yom Kippur. For more information, call 702-485-6500 or visit lasvegasjewish funerals.com.
FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS TO HOST GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Foundation for Positively Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care for medically fragile and special needs children, plans its annual Swing for the Kids golf tournament Sept. 16 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The cost is $200 per person or $750 for a foursome. The price includes 18 holes, a cart, a T-shirt, a golf survival kit, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Golfers will have a chance to win $1 million, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Toyota Highlander. Call 702-262-0037 or visit www.positivelykids.org.
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. Sept. 8, Sept. 15, 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.
GRANDPARENTS DAY CELEBRATION SET
The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to celebrate Grandparents Day from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 with stories and crafts. For more information, call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.
CANDLELIGHTERS PLANNING MOUNTAIN’S EDGE RACE sept. 14
The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada is planning its annual Race for Our Kids event Sept. 14 at Exploration Peak Park, 9700 S. Buffalo Drive, in Mountain’s Edge. The event raises funds to support children affected by cancer and educate the public. Activities, refreshments, exhibits and booths will also be present. For more information, visit mountainsedge.com.
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.
SOUTHERN NEVADA STRONG SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETING
Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input.
The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.
The next open house is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive.
For more information, visit southernnevadastrong.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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@shrinershospitals open.com.
For more information, visit shriners hospitalsopen.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 solarihospice foundation.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 email@example.com.