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Southwest/Spring Valley Neighborhood News, March 25-April 2


EARTH HOUR TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 29

The city of Las Vegas plans to mark Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 29 by having City Hall go dark for an hour. The city’s website also will “dim,” and KCLV Channel 2 programming will take a break to show the city’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.

Boyd Gaming also plans to join the effort by turning off non-essential exterior building and marquee lighting at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, the Suncoast and the Gold Coast. The video screen on each marquee will display the Earth Hour logo during that period.

For more information, visit earthhour.org.

FERTILITY INSTITUTE TO DONATE FREE TREATMENT MARCH 26

The Sher Fertility Institute Las Vegas plans to donate a free in vitro fertilization cycle from 6 to 8 p.m. March 26 at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd.

Dr. Geoffrey Sher is also scheduled to talk about the causes of infertility, treatment options, reproductive immunology and pregnancy loss, evaluating and addressing failed treatments, recurrent miscarriage and breakthroughs in fertility treatments.

For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/kjxm55l or call 702-892-9696.

CONSTRUCTION TRADE EXPO SET FOR MARCH 26 AT WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS

Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center, 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190, plans to host its first Construction Trade Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26 in the back parking lot area.

Contractors, labor representatives and other employment and training partners will be on hand to speak with job seekers about career opportunities and to begin the process to enroll qualified applicants in free training, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

For more information, call 702-822-4200.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS ANNUAL LANDSCAPING COMPETITON

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host the 16th annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition. The competition honors residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are both eye-catching and functional. Entries must be received by May 2. Winners are set to be announced June 5.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/n4qd6wk.

ORLEANS ARENA AWARDED WITH LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION

The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., was awarded with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification March 10 for reducing its energy consumption and amount of waste sent to local landfills by 25 percent.

The arena is the second Boyd Gaming facility to receive the certification. The company’s linen and uniform service in Henderson was awarded with a silver certification in 2009 for saving more than 20 million gallons of water per year and utilizing recycled heating and cooling mechanisms.

TRAVEL AND SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET MARCH 25 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club for mature singles plans to meet at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. Anyone interested in local, national or international travel is welcome to attend.

The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. A half-hour of social time is held before the meeting, which consists of a short business portion and a guest speaker. March’s speaker is Rita Dorn, who will talk about her fall tour of New England and Eastern Canada.

A small fee is charged for members and guests to cover light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room.

For more information, call 888-324-3928.

WEST CHARLESTON LIBRARY TO HOST MEDICARE WORKSHOP

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a free Medicare workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 27. The event is set to cover benefits and beneficiaries, deductibles and co-pays, how to file a claim, how to detect and report Medicare fraud and abuse, caregiver protection and more.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 27

University Medical Center is set to host an infant massage class from 1 to 2 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m. to noon May 15 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class is free and designed for infants 6 weeks to 1 year.

For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

BEER WITH BEERS SET FOR MARCH 27 AT CALICO JACK’S SALOON

The next Beer with Beers event with Ward 2 City Councilman Bob Beers is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Calico Jack’s Saloon, 8200 W. Charleston Blvd.

Beers invites residents 21 or older to chat about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

SPRING VALLEY TOWN ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET APRIL 8

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. April 8 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.

ANNUAL EASTER BASKET DRIVE TO RUN THROUGH APRIL 11

E Bunny is set to host its annual Easter Basket Drive through April 11 for underprivileged and sick children. Participants can drop off baskets at NITCO FTZ, 6650 Spencer St., Suite 110; Lotus Broadcasting, 8755 W. Flamingo Road; Las Vegas Woman Magazine, 6252 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100; Opportunity Village’s Main Campus, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.; Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive; Opportunity Village’s Walters Family Campus, 451 E. Lake Mead Blvd.; Opportunity Village’s North Campus, 4180 W. Craig Road; or Nevada State College of Nursing, 303 S. Water St., Suite 230.

E Bunny does not accept monetary contributions. For more information, contact Barbara Kenig at ebunnylv@gmail.com.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child CPR class at 9 a.m. April 5 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class requires a $10 deposit that will be refunded during class.

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

LIBRARY PLANS SENIOR SEMINAR ON FORECLOSURES

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a senior seminar on foreclosures from 5 to 6 p.m. April 17. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-507-3964.

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.

APRIL 25’S BIG GIVE TO FUND RAISE ONLINE

The third statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is slated for April 25. Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to Nevada nonprofits.

Every registered nonprofit is eligible to participate and receive donations April 25 through nvbiggive.org.

ART GALLERY SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT

The city of Las Vegas invites the submission of proposals for individual and group art exhibitions for its 2015-16 gallery season. Exhibits are being considered for the Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, a sculpture space at 495 S. Main St. and the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

Applicants must submit a written exhibition outline, 15 to 20 supporting images, including identification information for each (artist name, title of artwork, medium); an artist statement(s) and artist resume(s). In addition, other suitable supporting materials may include exhibition press clippings. All visual art practices suitable for gallery installations lasting for 12 weeks will be considered.

To submit a proposal, send all materials and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to city of Las Vegas Galleries, c/o Jeanne Voltura, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Submissions must arrive no later than 5 p.m. May 1 to be included in the screening process. All applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal via mail by Sept. 30.

For more information, email jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1012.

HEALTH LECTURE PLANNED FOR MAY 4

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a health lecture on acid reflux, diverticulosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4. Speaker Dr. Tikva Butler is set to discuss how to manage, improve and reverse these conditions with lifestyle changes and herbs.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES AWARDS

The Community Associations Institute, Nevada Chapter, plans to accept nominations for individuals and charities statewide for its annual Ordinary People Extraordinary Measures awards through May 31.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit cai-nevada.org.

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 are scheduled to 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 PLANS SENIOR SEMINAR ON DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a senior seminar on debt collection practices from 2 to 4 p.m. May 21. The lecture is set to cover debtor’s rights, improper collection practices and more. Free legal counseling is available after the seminar. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-507-3964.

DIVORCE WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Second Saturdays Las Vegas is set to host divorce workshops the second saturday of each month at the Nevada Trust Company, 9130 W. Russell Road, Suite 310. The workshops are scheduled to offer legal counsel, financial analysis, family therapy, mediation and collaborative approaches. Each workshop costs $45 and last three hours.

For more information or to register, visit secondsaturdayslv.com or call Carroll Beeson of Landmark Divorce Solutions at 702-525-2010.

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.

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. Volunteers sometimes 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.

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.

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.

 

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