Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 24-30, 2014


STATION CASINOS TO INVEST $35 MILLION IN RED ROCK RESORT

Station Casinos plans to invest more than $35 million this year in Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., introducing four new restaurants and enhancing other venues and amenities.

Mercadito Red Rock is set to feature a menu blending traditional Mexican with creative interpretations of local and seasonal ingredients.

The Light Group will be a neighborhood dining experience featuring a farmers market-inspired, small plates menu with simple, seasonal and sustainable ingredients paired with hand-crafted beers and an extensive wine list.

Plans are to develop a new contemporary and casual Italian restaurant that will replace Terra Rossa.

Noodle Bar will be a noodle bar concept between the Grand Cafe and the High Limit gaming room and will offer noodle bowls, dim sum and specialty fried rice.

The new restaurant venues will be built along the property’s Charleston Boulevard casino entrance, with outdoor entrances and patios. These restaurants will be linked by a pedestrian walkway to create connectivity for guests to walk along all five restaurant locations including the existing Lucille’s Bar-B-Que and Yard House. Outdoor patios and water features will be prominently featured throughout the new design.

Also in the plans are a way to connect with The Shops at Summerlin. A new parking section with a public drop-off area off Summerlin Centre Drive will offer guests convenience from The Shops to the casino. Other enhancements include refurbishing the steakhouse, upgrading suites and a complete renovation of the foot spa and salon.

The changes will be staggered over the next eight months, with all venues expected to be completed and operational by the fourth quarter of 2014.

For more information, visit sclv.com.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS ANNUAL LANDSCAPING COMPETITION

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host the 16th annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition.

The event honors residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are eye-catching and functional. Entries must be received by May 2. Winners are set to be announced June 5.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/n4qd6wk.

SMALL BUSINESS FAIR SET FOR MAY 3 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

A free Small Business Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Attendees can network with experienced professionals, attend workshops and lectures and obtain information.

For more information, call 702-507-3631.

BUSINESS EXPO COMING TO SUNCOAST MAY 6

The seventh annual Power of Women & Business expo is set for 6 to 9 p.m. May 6 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

Fifty business exhibits, a Chefs Corner, entertainment and raffle drawings are planned. The first 200 attendees will receive a take-home bag and product sample from Sam’s Club.

The event will honor four women who have excelled in growing their businesses.

For more information, email lvbnmlasvegas@aol.com or call 702-639-6964.

INVESTMENT FRAUD WORKSHOP PLANNED MAY 6 AT SUMMERLIN LIBRARY

A free Outsmarting Investment Fraud workshop is set for 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Learn simple steps to protect your finances and family before making investment decisions.

For more information, call 702-507-3863.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO MEET MAY 7

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. May 7 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.

The coffee event takes place the first Wednesday of each month. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Nancy Ovuka at 702-837-8685.

WESTSIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET MAY 7 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Westside Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. May 7 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The group consists of mostly of people who have retired to Las Vegas. Monthly meetings start with a short business meeting followed by a program.

For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.

JEWISH SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET MAY 7 AT JCC

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Cub for Men and Women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Jewish Community Center, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105, inside the Las Vegas Sports Park.

Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The club welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends.

For more information, call 702-243-9482 or 702-243-1761.

CHILDREN INVITED TO READING WITH RASCAL MAY 10

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

Children can read to a certified therapy dog. For more information, call 702-256-5933.

LETTER CARRIERS TO HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER MAY 10

Southern Nevada Letter Carriers plan to collect food May 10 to help those who struggle with hunger. To participate, leave a bag of nonperishable food by or in your mailbox that day. For more information, visit facebook.com/stampouthunger.

WARD 2 COUNCILMAN PLANS COFFEE WITH RESIDENTS MAY 9

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers invites residents to join him for coffee and conversation about Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 9 at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 10834 W. Charleston Blvd. For more information, call 702-229-2144.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN TO HOST MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENT MAY 10

The Residents’ Forum of Sun City Summerlin plans to host a meet-and-greet with candidates for the June 10 primary election from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. For more information, call 702-255-7755.

WELCOMEMAT SERVICES OPENS IN SUMMERLIN

Summerlin resident Colleen McKenna has opened a Welcomemat Services location to serve the Las Vegas area. She has been member of the Summerlin community for 17 years, and her goal is to help local businesses get a leg up on big-box stores.

Welcomemat Services targets those moving into specific areas with coupons for free goods and services from local businesses.

For more information, visit welcomematservices.com or call 702-592-9672.

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.

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 close-toed 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. Participants can learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Also, attendees will receive tips on trail etiquette and “leave-no-trace” principles.

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

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM TO HOST HOLOCAUST SPEAKER APRIL 29

Dr. Jeffrey Kaiser, a well-known public speaker in universities, synagogues and in the Israel Defense Forces, is slated to present his “From Holocaust to Sunshine” story at 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Convinced that he and his son could not be the only blood relatives remaining with his family’s last name, he set out to find what happened to his family that disappeared in the Holocaust.

The temple’s Active Adults 55-plus group is sponsoring the program, which is open to the public. For more information, call 702-233-3785 or 702-382-6456.

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.

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.

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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