Southwest/Spring Valley Neighborhood News, Feb. 25-March 3


PLANT WORLD NURSERY PLANS SPRING GROWING EVENT MARCH 1

Plant World Nursery, 5311 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a Spring Growing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1, with partial proceeds from sales to benefit nonprofit Create A Change Now.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman is scheduled to attend to proclaim March 1 as Plant World Spring Growing Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10:30 to 11 a.m. A kids flower potting session is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an introduction to vegetables, herbs and citrus trees from noon to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit plantworldnursery.com or call 702-878-9485.

SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY TO HOST JOB FAIR MAY 20-22

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is set to host a job fair May 20-22. From 3 to 5 p.m. May 20, participants will discover print and online resources to create resumes. From 3 to 5 p.m. May 21, participants can learn the proper way to dress and act during an interview. Many businesses and organizations will be on-site to hire new employees or assist with future employment from 2 to 5 p.m. May 22.

For more information, call 702-507-3820.

LIBRARY OFFERS READING BUDDIES PROGRAM FOR GRADES K-5

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host a Reading Buddies program Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can practice reading with teen volunteers.

For more information, call 702-507-3820.

TOWN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SET FOR FEB. 25

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 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.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE FEB. 25

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club 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 next meeting is set for Feb. 25 and will feature Pat Stutts speaking about her recent tour of Australia.

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. A small fee for members and guests covers light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room.

For more information, call 888-324-3928.

SPRING MOUNTAIN REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO MEET

Mark Hutchison and Niger Innis plan to speak at a meeting of the Spring Mountain Republican Women set for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Spiedini Ristorante in the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $25. Reservations are due by Feb. 25 and can be made by contacting Sharon Whittle at 702-233-9888.

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.

WESTSIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET MARCH 2 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Westside Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The group consists of mostly those who have retired to Las Vegas. Monthly meetings start with a short business meeting, followed by a program. The group is open to all who want to meet people from all parts of Chicago.

Scheduled guests are pianist Timothy Cooper and singer John Smith. The community is invited to be guests at no charge for the entertainment.

For more information, call president June Edelman at 702-256-9542.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO HOST COFFEE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS MARCH 5

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. March 5 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The coffee event takes place the first Wednesday of each month.

The social club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or for those who have a life-changing event, such as retirement. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Nancy Ovuka at 702-837-8685.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET AT JCC MARCH 5

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Cub for Men and Women plans its next meeting for 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Jewish Community Center, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 205.

Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The club welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends.

For more information, call 702-243-9482 or 702-243-1761.

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.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE TO BE DROP-OFF POINT FOR VETERANS CLOTHING AND FOOD DRIVE

Nathan Adelson Hospice, which is part of the national We Honor Veterans program, announces that two of its facilities are serving as drop-off points for Veterans Stand Down, an annual clothing and food drive hosted by the U.S. Veterans Initiative of Las Vegas. The drive is scheduled to take place until Feb. 28.

Donations can include nonperishable food, new socks, new undershirts, new underwear, new toiletry items, backpacks, books, sleeping bags, blankets, athletic and casual shoes, reading and prescription bifocals, gently used clothing and personal items.

Donations can be dropped off at one of two Nathan Adelson Hospice locations: 4131 Swenson St or 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, in Pahrump.

For more information or to make a monetary donation directly to the organization, visit usvetsinc.org/lasvegas.

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.

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.

HOSPITAL TO OFFER SIBLING CLASS FOR CHILDREN

University Medical Center is set to offer a sibling class at 4:30 p.m. 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 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. Classes are free, and reservations are not required.

For more information, call 702-507-3820.

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.

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.

 

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