Southwest/Spring Valley Neighborhood News, Feb. 11-17


LIBRARY PLANS CLASS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans an English conversation class at 4 p.m. Fridays to help English language learners practice speaking. The event is free and reservations are not required.

For more information, call 702-507-3820.

AARP VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH TAX RETURNS

Volunteers from AARP are scheduled to help prepare tax returns in February from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call the Spring Valley Library at 702-507-3821 or the West Charleston Library at 702-507-3941.

UMC TO HOST BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

University Medical Center is set to offer a breastfeeding preparation class at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229 or visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

CHURCH TO HOST VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT FEB. 13

Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a Valentine’s Day event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 to make candy confections. A pasta and ice cream sundae bar is also planned. The cost is $3 per person.

For more information, call 702-384-4554.

HOSPITAL TO OFFER SIBLING CLASS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

University Medical Center is set to offer a sibling class at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and April 24 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class will ease children into welcoming a new baby into their family. Children must be between 3 and 10 to attend. The class is free and includes a T-shirt.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

LIBRARY PLANS SEMINAR ON LANDLORD AND TENANT LAWS

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a seminar on landlord/tenant laws from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19. The lecture is free, and registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-386-0404, ext. 140.

MEETING FOR NEW MEMBERS SET AT GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a meeting for new members at 1 p.m. Feb. 19.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 702-384-4554.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 22

An Affordable Care Act workshop is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

The workshop will provide information about the new health care law, important dates and resources, and how to enroll in a health plan.

For more information, call 702-507-3821.

BEER WITH BEERS PLANNED FOR FEB. 27

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is set to host a Beer with Beers event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Road., for residents 21 or older.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child CPR class at 2 p.m. March 13 and 9 a.m. April 5 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.

LAW SEMINAR ON HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES SET FOR MARCH 19

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a senior seminar on health care directives from noon to 2 p.m. March 19. The lecture is free, and registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-386-0404, ext. 140.

STATE PARK TO HOST CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, plans to host a Civil War Living History Experience at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month. Participants can learn how to raise and train troops. Uniforms, training and equipment are provided.

For more information, call Jim Edwards at 702-451-5403.

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 FOSTER FAMILIES FOR ABANDONED PETS

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., 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 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 OFFERS FREE BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS

The 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. Thursdays 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.

NV ENERGY TO SPONSOR RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING REBATE

NV Energy is offering a residential lighting rebate program. Stickers on LED bulbs at participating local retailers — including Walmart, Home Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club and soon Lowes — will indicate that the cost of the bulbs has been discounted $3 to $5 per bulb thanks to the program.

NV Energy data indicates LED bulbs, previously used primarily for commercial purposes, use 75 to 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can save approximately $7 a year on energy costs for each bulb installed. The bulbs can also last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

LED bulbs have recently become more accessible for residential use and are offered in a range of colors from soft white to daylight.

For more information or to find a participating retailer, visit nvenergy.com/lighting.

 

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