Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Oct. 15-21


INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SET TO OFFER VACCINATIONS OCT. 26

Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, 9300 W. Sunset Road, is set to offer a no-cost influenza immunization clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. Children 4 or younger, seniors, pregnant women and individuals with chronic health conditions are considered the most susceptible to the virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and fatigue.

The clinic will offer vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone 6 months or older and uninsured or underinsured are eligible to receive vaccinations. Those with health insurance are encouraged to speak with their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated.

GUN RANGE TO OFFER ZOMBIE HUNT EXPERIENCE THROUGH OCT. 31

The Range 702, 4699 Dean Martin Drive, is set to offer a zombie hunt experience package through Oct. 31. The range transformed two private shooting ranges into a zombie-filled graveyard with fog, eerie sound effects and zombie targets that ooze blood when hit.

Participants can fire 64 rounds with three guns. The cost is $200, and ammunition can be doubled for $99.

For more information or to reserve the package, visit tinyurl.com/qhluseg or call 702-485-3232.

LIBRARY TO HOST E-DOWNLOADING CLASS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to offer e-book downloading classes from 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. Nov. 10 and 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.

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 through Oct. 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.

INSURANCE COMPANY SCHEDULES DRIVING SAFETY AWARENESS EVENT

Western Risk Insurance is set to host a driving safety awareness event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Spring Valley High School, 3750 S. Buffalo Drive. Guest speakers include television reality show star Chelsie Hill and her father Jon. Hill, who was paralyzed in high school after getting into a car with a drunken driver, is set to speak about the dangers of drinking and distracted driving. The KlaasKids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to stop crimes against children, is also set to offer digital photo IDs and fingerprinting for children. The event is set to include food, raffles, games and informational booths. Admission is free.

MASSAGE THERAPY OFFICE TO HOST OPEN HOUSE OCT. 19

Massage therapy office Therapie, 6819 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite 200, is set to host a breast cancer awareness open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Owner Sally Spurgeon, a breast cancer survivor, and breast surgeon Dr. Anne O’Neill will be available to answer questions about breast cancer and breast health. Other businesses that cater to post-mastectomy patients are also set to be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Therapie at 702-202-1400.

REAL ESTATE GROUP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR PARK CLEANUP

The Commercial Alliance Las Vegas is seeking volunteers to help pick up trash and remove graffiti from the West Flamingo Park, 6255 W. Flamingo Road, starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. For more information or to volunteer, visit calv.org or call 702-784-5050.

LIBRARY TO HOST ZOMBIE MAKEUP DAY OCT. 19

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

For more information, 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.

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 registration is not necessary.

For more information, call 702-507-6036.

HOSPITAL TO OFFER SIBLING CLASS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

The University Medical Center is set to offer a sibling class at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 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.

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST SET FOR OCT. 26

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to host a Halloween pumpkin decorating starting Oct. 26. Participants can bring in their pre-carved, decorated pumpkins to be displayed in the library lobby. Judging for the funniest, scariest, most creative and best in show pumpkins will begin at noon Oct. 31. Entries will be grouped by children 3 to 10, 11 to 17 and adults 18 or older. No open flames are allowed. For more information, call 702-507-6041 or visit lvccld.org.

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.

For more information, visit childrensserviceguild.com.

UMC OFFERS BOOTCAMP CLASS FOR NEW DADS NOV. 7

The University Medical Center is set to offer a “Bootcamp for New Dads” class at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class will cover topics including diapers, feeding, crying, sleeping, holding and playing with babies. To register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

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 admitted 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. 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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