Summerlin-area neighborhood news


RECYCLE CHRISTMAS TREES THROUGH JAN. 15

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with community organizations for the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

Drop off your Christmas tree for free at more than 20 convenient drop sites through Jan. 15. Remove all objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled more than 15,000 trees. Since 2001, residents have recycled approximately 100,000 Christmas trees or the equivalent of more than 12,600 cubic yards of solid waste, which was diverted from the landfill to a beneficial use.

For more information and drop sites, visit cdsn.org.

RESOLUTION RUN SET FOR SATURDAY AT KELLOGG-ZAHER SPORTS COMPLEX

Elemental Running and Training plans to host the Resolution Run, a 10K/5K/1-mile event planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.

Starting at the park, all courses will circle around on the Bonanza Trail, with the 10K extending to Bill Briare Park. Events are open to everyone.

Awards, raffles and refreshments will follow the race, with sparkling grape juice and cider to toast the coming new year.

Fees start at $25.

For more information, visit elementalrunning.com.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET JAN. 4

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

The club meets the first Wednesday of each month and welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends and enjoying refreshments.

Dine-outs and other social events are held throughout the year. For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.

FRIENDS OF RED ROCK CANYON PLANS TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY

Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to host a trail maintenance day Jan. 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Volunteers will pick up litter and help maintain the trails.

Friends reminds residents that winter snow and inclement weather can make for good pictures, which could result in a $100 first-place prize in its 2012 Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest. For more information on either event, visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

TOYS 4 SMILES NEEDS workshop FACILITY

Toys 4 Smiles, a nonprofit, all-volunteer group that makes wooden toys for needy children, is in need of a new donated facility in which to work.

The facility should have air conditioning and heat. A donated space would provide tax advantages for the donor. For more information, visit toys4smiles.org or call Rex Doty at 218-4582.

GRANT TO HELP THOSE WITH HIV/AIDS

Nonprofit group Golden Rainbow has received a $25,000 grant from MAC Cosmetics' AIDS Fund for 2012. The donation will be used to support the organization's Affordable Housing Program.

The program is designed for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada who would otherwise have no place to call home, something it has done for 25 years.

For more information about Golden Rainbow, visit goldenrainbow.org.

 

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