Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Nov. 12-18


BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SCHEDULES BOYS FUNDRAISER EVENT

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada’s 42nd annual Boys Nite Out is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

The event pairs boys from the club with men from the community to play games, eat a meal and win prizes. Each male community member must pay $50 to participate. All members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are admitted free.

To donate or register for the event, call Gabe Suarez at 702-253-2803 or visit tinyurl.com/lwpt48h.

RECYCLING EVENT SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 16

Nevada Public Radio is set to host a recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the College of Southern Nevada West Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.

For more information, visit knpr.org/common/recycle.cfm.

AMERICAN LEGION TO HOST YARD SALE NOV. 17

The American Legion Paradise Post 149 plans a yard sale at 8 a.m. Nov. 17 at 4461 Satinwood Drive. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the post’s community programs. All unsold items will be donated to a local charity.

For more information, visit alanvunit149.org.

GUITAR LESSONS SET THIS MONTH AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to offer free guitar lessons from 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17. 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.

ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SET FOR NOV. 12

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 26 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.

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 Nov. 16 and Dec. 7. The cost is $15 per person. Registration is required.

For more information, call 702-853-3000.

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. Nov. 20 and 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.

LIBRARY TO HOST E-DOWNLOADING CLASS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to offer e-book downloading classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 22. Participants must bring their library card, e-reader or smartphone and its USB cord.

For more information, call 702-507-6300.

WINDMILL LIBRARY TO HOST SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to hold a scrapbook workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. The class is free, and registration is not necessary.

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.

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 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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