BIG GIVE TO BE DAY OF ONLINE DONATION
Nevada's Big Give is planned for Nov. 17. It's a day of online giving to benefit charities in the state. This annual initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, with United Way of Southern Nevada as lead sponsor, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit groups.
Every registered 501(c)(3) organization in Nevada automatically will receive donations through the website nvbiggive.org. The goal is to raise $1 million in one 24-hour period for nonprofit groups across the state by encouraging Nevadans to give where they live.
JEWISH SINGLES TO GATHER WEDNESDAY
The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.
WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS SEEK NEW MEMBERS
The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members in the Social Hall at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 399-2689.
HEALING HEROES GOLF TOURNAMENT COMING TO RED ROCK COUNTRY CLUB
Red Rock Country Club plans to host a fundraiser golf tournament to benefit the Healing Heroes Network Wednesday at its facility, 2250 Red Springs Road. Check-in is scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Individual players pay $125, and teams are $500. For more information, visit redrockgolfclassic.com.
SUIT DRIVE SET FOR FRIDAY
United Way of Southern Nevada's Women's Leadership Council plans to host its fourth annual Suit Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the NV Energy parking lot, 6226 W Sahara Ave.
The organization is collecting new and gently used women's business apparel, including suits, handbags, shoes and belts to assist those in need. Items will benefit groups such as the Shade Tree and Goodwill of Southern Nevada Career Connections. For more information, visit uwsn.org.
STAR PARTY COMING TO RED ROCK CANYON
An Astronomy in the Park Star Party is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area's Group Use area.
The free event is sponsored by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Parking and access to video-assisted viewing of the night sky is available for those in wheelchairs. For more information, call Rob Lambert at 461-1390.
GOLF CEREMONY SET AT TPC SUMMERLIN
The 2011 Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Inductees are set to include Craig Barlow, a PGA Tour veteran who has tallied more than $5 million in career earnings and grew up in Las Vegas.
The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner and the ceremony. Tables of 10 are $1,250; individual tickets are $125. For tickets or information, call 497-3003 or visit lasvegasgolfhof.com.
GRACE IN THE DESERT PLANS CRAFT SALE
Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane, plans to host a holiday bazaar and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
All proceeds go to the church's patio-building fund and sponsored outreach charities.
For more information, call 469-3554.
FASHION SHOW AT MJ CHRISTENSEN DIAMONDS TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY
MJ Christensen Diamonds and BeadforLife plan to host the Runway For Life fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Boca Park store, 8980 W. Charleston Blvd.
The show will feature fashions by ECCOCI and jewelry hand-made with recycled paper from Uganda. Proceeds from the event will help fight poverty.
RSVP to Jennifer Miller at 358-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELEMENTAL RUNNING OFFERS TRAINING PROGRAMS
Formed this spring by ultrarunners Jimmy Gabany and Carmella M. House, Elemental Running and Training announces its services for race management and consultation, timing, personal training and coaching.
The pair has created a series of road and trail races ranging from 5Ks to ultra-distances, as well as various coaching and training programs for athletes of all fitness levels and goals.
ERT also supports various charitable organizations throughout the valley.
For more information, visit elementalrunning.com.
BUDDHIST PSYCHOTHERAPY INSTITUTE OPENS
The Buddhist Psychotherapy Institute of Las Vegas has opened at 810 S. Durango Drive, Suite 102.
Buddhist psychotherapy expands one's capacity for joy and improves one's ability to relate to others while reducing suffering, cultivating compassion and allowing one to accept the current moment as it is, according to the institute. No knowledge of Buddhism is necessary.
For more information, visit buddhist psychotherapyinstitute.com.
HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES HEALTH HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
The Southern Nevada Health District announces its Get Healthy Holiday Challenge, a web-based program offering a weekly challenge and tools to track progress through the holidays.
Each week a healthy challenge email will be distributed to encourage lifestyle changes, such as a daily 15-minute walk or eating three servings of vegetables a day. The program also will provide weekly tips, recipes, an interactive blog, prizes and more. The site also includes information and resources for a healthier lifestyle.
For more information, call 759-1270 or visit southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or gethealthyclarkcounty.org.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SEEKS BOX TRUCK
Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is in need of a box truck. The one it used to pick up appliances, furniture and building materials is no longer repairable.
The truck must have a lift gate. A late- model 24-foot box truck is preferred. For more information, email kathy@ habitatlasvegas.org.
AUSTRALIA TRAVEL PRESENTATION PLANNED
The Best of Australia is planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Expect representatives from more than 20 tourism, tour, attractions and hotel companies direct from Australia.
Seating is limited. RSVP to Prestige Travel at 253-9934, ext. 152.