Southwest/Spring Valley Neighborhood News, March 4-10


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.

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.

CHURCH OPENS NEW MEETINGHOUSE

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened a new meetinghouse at 9485 S. Cimarron Road. For more information, visit lds.org.

SPRING VALLEY TOWN ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET MARCH 11

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. March 11 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.

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.

BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED FOR MARCH 22

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 22.

For more information, call 702-507-3821.

LECTURE ON SUMMER VEGETABLES PLANNED FOR MARCH 23

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a lecture on growing summer vegetables from 2 to 4 p.m. March 23.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

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.

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.

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.

NOMINATIONS FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES AWARDS OPEN THROUGH MAY 31

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

For more information or to nominate, 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 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.

AARP VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH TAX RETURNS

Volunteers from AARP are scheduled to help prepare tax returns through April from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Registration is required.

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

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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