Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news for Oct. 1-7


OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEER TRAIN CONDUCTORS

Opportunity Village is looking for volunteer train conductors to drive the Forest Express Passenger Train during the holiday events at the Oakey campus, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Volunteers will drive the train at the HallOVeen event every Friday through Sunday in October from 5 to 9 p.m.

Conductors will also be asked to drive at the Magical Forest Nov. 22 to Jan. 6. The train travels about 1,000 feet round trip and can carry up to 35 passengers. Volunteers will be trained on-site and must pass a safety course. A driver’s license is not required.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ashley Winch at wincha@opportunityvillage.org

DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO HOST SENIOR FRAUD PREVENTION CLASS

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is scheduled to teach a senior fraud prevention class at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at the University Medical Center Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The event is free.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

COOKIES BY DESIGN LAS VEGAS SEARCHES FOR BEST BOSS IN VALLEY

Cookies by Design Las Vegas, 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 17, is hosting a contest through Oct. 4 to find the best boss in the valley in honor of National Boss Day on Oct. 16.

Participants can nominate their bosses by visiting tinyurl.com/m2l7zqo and writing an essay on how their boss has made an impact. The winner will be notified on Oct. 11 and will receive prizes from sponsors and a luncheon planned for Oct. 15. The nominations will be judged by the president and COO of the MGM Grand, Scott Sibella, Kid Sounds creator Jeff Kriske and Rice, Reuther, Sullivan & Caroll partner Renee Reuther. There is no fee to enter the contest.

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 Oct. 4 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16. Participants must bring their library card, e-reader or smartphone and its USB cord.

For more information, call 702-507-6300.

GUITAR LESSONS SET THROUGH THE FALL AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to offer free guitar lessons from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and 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.

SALVATION ARMY TO HOST LUNCHEON AND SILENT AUCTION

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is set to host the 17th Annual Luncheon & Silent Auction at 10:30 am Oct. 7 in the Esplanade Room at the Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

Tickets are $40. All funds raised help support the programs of the Salvation Army Southern Nevada.

For more information and tickets, call 702-870-4430 or 702-253-1411.

FUNDRAISER SCHEDULED TO BENEFIT FORECLOSED UPON PETS

Foreclosed Upon Pets is scheduled to host its fifth anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the home of Tom and Conita Jones, 5645 Obannon Drive.

The event will feature a beer and wine bar, appetizers, live music, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All funds raised will benefit Foreclosed Upon Pets, a non-profit organization that rescues animals that have been abandoned or abused by their owners as a result of economic hardship.

For more information and reservations, visit forecloseduponpets.org/events or call 279-2544.

BABY BASICS & POST-PARTUM CARE CLASSES OFFERED AT HOSPITAL

The University Medical Center plans a Baby Basics and Post-Partum Care class at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class will cover topics including baby behavior, temperament and personality, growth and development and crying and calming.

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

GUN RANGE TO HOST COMPETITION FOR CHILD CANCER FOUNDATION

The Range 702, 4699 Dean Martin Drive, is set to host a Shoot Out Cancer competition from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Participants will shoot a series of three firearms and will be scored on precision and accuracy by safety officers.

Registration costs $120 and includes ear and eye protection, targets and 45 rounds on a Glock, Springfield XD and AK-47. An award banquet with food and beverages is set to take place after the competition.

All proceeds will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, a nonprofit organization that provides support and services for families diagnosed with cancer.

LIBRARY TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans a blood drive administered by United Blood Services from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

For more information, call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.

HOSPITAL TO CELEBRATE DECADE OF SERVICE

Spring Valley Hospital is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in its main lobby, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. The event will feature tours, informational displays, and refreshments. The celebration is free and open to the public.

A private celebration for all graduates of the hospitals neonatal intensive care unit are scheduled for the same time.

For more information or to make reservations for the graduation, call 702-388-4888.

PILATES STUDIO TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

Pilates by Irina, 6625 W. Sahara Ave, is set to celebrate the studio’s third anniversary with an open house from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. The studio offers a variety of classes and private sessions Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call 702-629-5100 or visit pilatesbyirina.com.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN OFFERS FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers the opportunity for local charities and schools to raise funds for their programs by selling daily ticket vouchers to the 2013 tournament, scheduled Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

By selling tickets to the annual PGA Tour tournament through the Tickets for Charity and Tickets for Schools programs, organizations retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Participating organizations can include parent-teacher associations, sports clubs, academic clubs and local nonprofits.

Last year’s program raised more than $30,000 to support more than 30 local nonprofits in addition to assisting more than 25 school systems to defeat budget cuts. Merryhill School’s parent-teacher organization led the participating schools last year in raising $2,700 for their programs. Additionally, the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute sold more than 300 tickets to the tournament to raise $3,220.

Programs interested in participating should contact Stephanie Maes at 702-873-1010 or smaes@shrinershospitalsopen.com.

For more information, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.

MIDDLE EASTERN DRUM CLASS SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 16

Music 4 Life, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, is scheduled to offer a Middle Eastern drum class at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The class is free to Music4Life members. There is a $10 fee to nonmembers.

For more information, call 702-889-2881.

LIBRARY TO HOST ZOMBIE MAKEUP DAY OCT. 19

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., will be hosting a zombie makeup day on Oct. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Children in grades 6-12 will be using face paint and makeup provided by the library. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothing.

Call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

The University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child CPR class at 9 a.m. Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Nov. 15 and 9 a.m. Dec. 14 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.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULED AT EXPLORATION PEAK OCT. 19

Mountain’s Edge plans its annual Family, Fur & Fun festival on Oct. 19 at Exploration Peak Park. The event will educate the public about the importance of adopting or fostering a pet, spaying and neutering and volunteering. Participants are encouraged to bring leashed, well-behavied pets.

Visit mountainsedge.com.

UMC TO HOST BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

The University Medical Center is set to offer a breastfeeding preparation class at 6 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

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

PROPER PILLOW PLACEMENT CLASS FOR SENIORS SCHEDULED OCT. 22

The University Medical Center is scheduled to host a Comfort Healing With Pillows senior class at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class will teach participants how to remove muscle tension, decrease joint pain and increase their quality of sleep with proper pillow placement.

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

WINDMILL LIBRARY TO HOST SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOPS

The Windmill Library, 7060. W. Windmill Lane, plans to hold scrapbook workshops from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 24. The classes are free, and no registration is necessary.

For more information, call 702-507-6036.

AREA GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE OFFERS PINK MILK

Winder Farms, a grocery home-delivery company based in southwest Las Vegas, will go pink for Susan G. Komen For the Cure by raising money and awareness for breast cancer screening, treatment programs and research.

Through Oct. 31, Winder Farms is set to donate a portion of the proceeds from its strawberry milk to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Winder Farms strawberry milk is made with reduced fat milk and comes from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.

For more information, visit winderfarms.com. Sign up using the promo code “KOMENSN13,” and Winder Farms will donate an additional $25 to the charity.

CHILDREN’S CHARITY TO HOST ANNUAL HOLIDAY EVENT NOV. 2

The Children’s Service Guild is set to host its 39th annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd.

The boutique will be selling wreaths, ornaments, quilts, blankets, pet items, crafts, baked goods and more. All proceeds benefit Child Haven. Parking and admission are free.

Visit childrensserviceguild.com

BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a fundraising initiative called Express Your Thanks to benefit veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities.

The project’s goal is to raise $1 million for these charities. Running through Veterans Day (Nov. 11), anyone can participate by taking a photo, creating a video or writing a message of support and sharing it on bankofamerica.com/troopthanks. They also can post on Twitter with the hashtag #troopthanks. For every message posted, Bank of America will donate $1 to Wounded Warriors and Welcome Back Veterans.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SCHEDULES BOYS FUNDRAISER EVENT

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 a $50 fee to participate. All members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada are free.

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

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.

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. each 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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