Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Dec. 3-9


OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Opportunity Village is seeking volunteers to staff the Magical Forest, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., through Jan. 6. Volunteers must be at least 18. Forest hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, contact Ashley Sutherland-Winch at 702-880-4054 or wincha@opportunityvillage.org.

BANK OF AMERICA PLANS TOY DRIVE

Bank of America plans a toy drive for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through Dec. 13. Participants can drop off new and unwrapped at any Bank of America branch in Southern Nevada. The toys will be presented to children and their families at the foundation’s holiday celebration.

NEVADA STATE BANK TO HOST TOY AND BIKE DRIVE

Nevada State Bank is set to host a toy and bike drive through Dec. 4. Items can be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch in the valley.

For a list of branches, visit nsbank.com/locations.

DOG RESCUE LAUNCHES PET SUPPLY DRIVE

The Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue plans a pet supply drive through Dec. 13. Donors can drop off toys, treats, leashes, blankets, beds and other supplies to any Carl’s Jr. location; Aloha Animal Hospital, 7341 S. Torrey Pines Drive; or Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care, 8650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite B-104. The items are set to be donated to pet organizations and rescues.

For more information, visit lvhddcr.com/santapaws.php or email santapaws@lvhddcr.com.

SANTA CLAUS TO APPEAR UNDERWATER AT THE SILVERTON

Santa Claus is scheduled to pose underwater from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at the Silverton aquarium, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Santa and his elves are set to interact with guests and provide photo opportunities.

TOWN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SET FOR DEC. 10

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 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.

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. 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.

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 Dec. 7. The cost is $15 per person. Registration is required.

For more information, call 702-853-3000.

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.

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. Dec. 8 and 15. 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.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

The University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child CPR class at 9 a.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class requires a $10 deposit that is refunded during class.

For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.

SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY OFFERS HOLIDAY CRAFT EVENTS

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to offer a holiday craft event from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 21.

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

LIBRARY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVES

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. Dec. 21 and Jan. 18.

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

BAKERY TO OFFER CHILDREN’S COOKING DECORATING CLASS

Chocolate & Spice bakery is set to host a cookie decorating class from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 at 7293 W. Sahara Ave. The class costs $20 per child and includes food and refreshments. Parents must be present during the class.

For more information or to sign up, email megan@chocolatenspice.com.

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 scheduled to be 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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