Summerlin-area neighborhood news


BUY ONLINE TO HELP GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada plans to launch Green Friday on Friday, a weeklong online auction to support leadership program opportunities for girls. Shoppers can bid on Blue Man Group tickets, a stay at Primm Valley Casino Resorts, Las Vegas Wranglers hockey tickets, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Helicopter Fly Along and much more.

The Green Friday online auction will be powered through the Bidding for Good website with access at girlscoutsnv.org starting at midnight Friday. The auction ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 385-3677.

MEDICARE SEMINAR SET AT LAS VENTANAS

For seniors who have Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, the Las Ventanas retirement community plans to host a Medicare seminar at 1 p.m. Thursday at its facility, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.

A licensed speaker on Medigap/Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans will be on hand to answer questions.

The event is free and open to the public. It is only for educational purposes, and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. Medicare open enrollment is until Dec. 7.

For more information, call 207-4215.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS PLANS ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. plans to host dog adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market, 8855 W. Charleston Blvd.

FUPI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals that have been abandoned due to economic hardship, illness or death. The organization needs foster families to house the dogs and cats while forever families are found.

For more information, visit forecloseduponpets.org.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Speaker Joel Weintraub, emeritus biology professor at California State University, Fullerton, plans to talk about using the census to search for family.

There is no charge to attend meetings, which are open to the public. The group meets at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call 528-4334 or visit jgssn.org.

BUSINESS NETWORK PLANS MIXER NOV. 29 AT SUNCOAST

The Large Vision Business Network plans to host its next mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

The LVBNM Mega Mixer Consumer Expo is scheduled to include more than 50 area businesses showcasing their products and services. The Chefs Corner will serve up bites of holiday flavors. Expect holiday music and a gingerbread house competition. The first 200 children in line to greet Santa will receive a stocking stuffer gift.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $10. For free tickets, visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html.

SUMMERLIN-AREA COUPLE WIN AWARD FOR CACTUS YARD

Summerlin-area residents Richard and Carrie Field have won the Southern Nevada Water Authority's October Yard of the Month award for changing their lawn from a thirsty one costing them as much as $150 a month to a water-saving one with water bills now less than $25 a month.

For more information on the contest, visit snwa.com.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, is launching three of its annual programs this holiday season.

Donations to HELP's Thanksgiving program provides a holiday meal for a family of four.

The group's Adopt-a-Family program allows people to assist needy families in giving them clothing and toys for the holidays.

Lastly, the Holiday Assistance/Toy Drive benefits more than 16,000 families with its donations.

To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Lisa Laudadio at 369-4357, ext. 1246, or visit helpsonv.org.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES COLLECTING TURKEYS

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is in need of turkeys for Thanksgiving. The social service program is providing turkeys and groceries to families in need.

This holiday season Catholic Charities expects more than 4,000 families will come seeking Thanksgiving baskets. The organization needs turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving dinner fixings.

Individuals or organizations who would like to help by donating turkeys, canned or non-perishable food can call 385-2662 or deliver donations to Catholic Charities, 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information about Catholic Charities, visit catholiccharities.com.

PET FOOD DRIVE TO ASSIST C.A.T.S. INC.

Bullseye Pet Supply and Safe Doggy Pet Sitting are sponsoring a pet food drive through December to benefit C.A.T.S. Inc., a nonprofit organization that distributes donated cat and dog food to families and/or individuals and shelters that have fallen on hard times and can no longer afford to feed their pets.

Bring unopened dry or canned cat or dog food to the following locations through December: Alta-Buffalo Animal Hospital, 450 S. Buffalo Drive, Suite 118; Spirals Salon, 8544 Del Webb Blvd., and Body Spa West, 8751 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190.

For more information about C.A.T.S. Inc., visit catsinclv.org.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS DONATE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY

Hundreds of physical therapists in Las Vegas participated in the third annual statewide Great Peanut Butter & Jelly! Challenge during October to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month and to help nourish hungry families in their communities.

In all, 1,480 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected and donated to Three Square food bank.

 

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