Southwest Neighborhood News, Aug. 28-Sept. 3


CHURCH PLANS HUMANITARIAN DAY, FAMILY HISTORY EVENT

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is set to host two upcoming events.

— Humanitarian Day is planned from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at 3400 W. Charleston Blvd. Attendees will make Halloween pillow cases for University Medical Center, games for local schools and quilts for general needs. Lunch will be provided.

— Family History Jamboree is set for 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Sept. 6 at 221 S. Lorenzi St. The event is scheduled to include 40 classes offered by 21 presenters from Nevada and Utah. Sessions will cover family history and research. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit lds.org.

WEEKLY CLASSES TO TEACH PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTHY EATING

University Medical Center plans a free parenting education workshop series for children ages 3-5 and their parents at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The goal of the seven-week Little Books/Little Cooks program is to teach healthy eating and nutrition. Sessions are set for 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 27 beginning Sept. 8.

For more information, visit umcsn.com or call 702-383-2000.

WORKSHOPS TO HELP PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

A free series of parent-child workshops is planned at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.

Sessions are for parents of children ages 1-3. The first session, titled Orientation/Early Literacy, is slated for 10:30 a.m. -noon Sept. 12.

For more information or to register, call 702-507-6030.

FREE SEMINAR TO TEACH SENIORS ABOUT HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a free Senior Law Series seminar from noon-2 p.m. Sept. 17.

The seminar is titled Health Care Directives and You. After the session, participants can meet with an attorney for 15 minutes.

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

MEDICARE INFORMATION SESSION SET FOR SEPT. 18

A free Medicare information session is planned from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Topics will include beneficiaries, deductibles, claims, fraud and self-management of chronic diseases.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

TRAIN CONDUCTORS SOUGHT FOR OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE EVENTS

Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is seeking volunteer conductors to drive the Forest Express Passenger Train during the nonprofit’s annual Magical Forest and HallOVeen events.

Classes are planned from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Anyone interested should contact Jane Bjorklund at 702-880-4038 or bjorklundj@opportunityvillage.org. A driver’s license is not required, but volunteers must be at least 18.

HallOVeen is set for 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 30-31. The Magical Forest is slated for Nov. 21-Jan. 4, with hours planned from 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED SATURDAYS AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday beginning Aug. 30.

Donors are slated to receive a free cholesterol test and 600 points that can be redeemed for prizes in the United Blood Services Blood Hero program.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 702-507-3821 or visit unitedbloodservices.org.

CLASS TO OFFER HELP WITH USING COMPUTERS

A free class called Personal Computer Help is scheduled from 2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

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

GROUP HELPS ATTENDEES IMPROVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

A free English conversation group is planned from 2-3 p.m. every Friday beginning Sept. 5 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

The sessions are aimed at helping attendees improve their skills with the language.

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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS OFFERED FOR GREAT SANTA RUN

An early bird discount for Opportunity Village’s annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run is planned through Aug. 31.

The cost is $40 for individuals, $35 per person on a team of five or more and $25 for children younger than 17. As of Sept. 1, the costs will be $45, $40 and $30, respectively.

Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit and a goody bag. Participants are encouraged to bring their canine companions for $10 to receive a doggie bag full of treats and toys. Dogs must remain on a leash at the event, scheduled in downtown Las Vegas.

Live entertainment, a 5K run and a 1-mile walk are planned.

For more information or to register for the Opportunity Village fundraiser, visit opportunityvillage.org.

SIGN-UPS START FOR CLASSES AT CHARLESTON HEIGHTS ARTS CENTER

Registration is underway for fall classes at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Registration is slated to end Sept. 3 for classes planned for Sept. 10-Oct. 18.

New classes include embroidery technique and traditions and dance choreography workshops for ages 12 or older.

For more information, call 702-229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

 

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