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Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 10-16


DJS FOR PJS TO HOST PAJAMA DRIVE APRIL 11, FUN RUN APRIL 19

The nonprofit DJs for PJs plans to host its inaugural Pajama Fun Run at 8 a.m. April 19 at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. A 5K run and 1-mile walk are planned to raise funds and collect children’s pajamas for the cause, which provides new pajamas to Southern Nevada youths in crisis situations. Local disc jockeys will be stationed throughout the race course to broadcast the event live.

The 12th annual DJs for PJs pajama collection day is planned for 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11 at the Kohl’s stores at 8671 W. Charleston Blvd. and 30 Valle Verde Drive in Henderson.

For more information or to register for the run, visit djsforpjs.org.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN SEEKS GRANT APPLICANTS

The Women’s Club of Summerlin is accepting applications for its Dare to Dream grant. Each year the organization awards the grants to women working to improve their lives and the lives of others in the community. The money can be used for assistance with educational opportunities, new skills development, business development, tuition or anything a woman can dream of that will help her move toward her goal.

Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded based on the impact the grant will have on the recipient and others in the community, the merit of the requested program or project and personal need. Applicants must be 21 or older and Las Vegas Valley residents.

The deadline for applications is May 9. To apply, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.

READING WITH RASCAL SET FOR APRIL 12 AT DESERT SPRING CHURCH

The next Reading with Rascal program is slated from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Children are invited to read to a certified therapy dog. Families do not need to be members of the church.

For more information, call 702-256-5933.

REI PLANS BIKE MAINTENANCE, BACKPACKING CLASSES

A hands-on bike maintenance-trail/roadside repair class is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26 at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.

Instructors will share tips and tricks for dealing with repairs on the go. Participants are asked to bring a bike in good working order and closed-toe shoes.

Class size is limited. Replacement parts are not included in the class fee of $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

Also at REI Boca Park, a backpacking basics class is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 29, including an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Also receive notes on trail etiquette and “leave no trace” principles.

For more information or to register for either class, call 702-951-4488.

CARDBOARD BOX CITY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HOMELESS POPULATION APRIL 26

Family Promise of Las Vegas plans to host its Cardboard Box City 2014 event beginning at 6 p.m. April 26 and concluding at 8 a.m. April 27 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave.

To participate, attendees are asked to spend the night in a cardboard box. The goal is to raise awareness and money for homeless children and families in Clark County.

This year’s goal is $30,000. All donations remain in Clark County and benefit programs provided by Family Promise.

For more information, visit familypromiselv.com.

MOUNTAIN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS HOLY WEEK SERVICES

A week of special services is set to mark Holy Week at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd.

A service honoring Passover and celebrating Seder is set for 6 p.m. April 10, and a hymn service of the Seven Last Words of Christ is set for noon April 11. Palm Sunday services are scheduled for 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 13. April 20, Easter Sunday, is set to feature traditional services with full choirs at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 702-341-7800.

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS EASTER SERVICES

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., plans Easter Sunday services for 10 a.m. April 20.

For more information, call 702-648-8437.

CHURCH TO HOST INVESTING SEMINARS IN MAY

Seminars on stewardship and stress-free investing are planned for May in the social hall at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd.

The Fog of Investing and Separating Myths from Truths seminar is set from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 3. The Defeating Your Money Demons seminar is slated from noon to 3 p.m. May 4. Refreshments are planned.

RSVP to Nadene Veltman by April 30 at nadene@jvadesigns.com or call 702-396-1044.

FIBER ARTS GUILD TO HOST APRIL WORKSHOP

The Las Vegas Fiber Arts Guild plans to present Navajo Weaving, a workshop taught by Marilyn Geaves, April 10-13 in the home of Maurine Adrezin. The cost is $464 and includes all materials.

To sign up or for more information, call Adrezin at 702-363-5144.

E BUNNY ANNUAL EASTER BASKET DRIVE SET TO CONCLUDE APRIL 11

The E Bunny Annual Easter Basket Drive is scheduled to run through April 11.

Purchase a pre-filled basket at any area store and drop it off at an Opportunity Village location. In the Summerlin area, the two closest locations are Opportunity Village’s Main Campus at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., and the Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive.

Drop off a pre-filled basket by April 17 at Nitco Warehouse, 6650 Spencer St., Suite 110, and receive two free tickets to Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” or “Celebrity Magician Murray SawChuck” or free admission to Jump ‘N’ Jungle Family Fun Center, 4005 W. Reno Ave. Drop-off hours are from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. daily.

For more information, email ebunnylv@gmail.com or call 702-498-9808.

APRIL 25’S BIG GIVE TO FUND RAISE ONLINE

The third statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is slated for April 25. Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to Nevada nonprofits.

Every registered nonprofit is eligible to participate and receive donations April 25 through nvbiggive.org.

FRIENDS OF RED ROCK CANYON PHOTO CONTEST OPEN THROUGH MAY 4

The 2014 Friends of Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest is slated to accept entries from 2 to 4 p.m. May 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. This year’s theme is the Nature and Wildlife of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Award categories are nature, wildlife, creative, monochromatic and professional.

All photos must be framed. The entry fee is $10 per photo, $8 for Friends of Red Rock members. First-place winners can win $100; second place, $75; and third place, $50.

For entry rules, visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org/photo.php or email photo@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

 

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