Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, July 16-22


COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET JULY 20 AT TOTAL WINE & MORE

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (aka the 5C’s) plans to host its next meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. July 20 at Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park.

Members of the 5Cs are enthusiasts of the Commodore 64 and Amiga and other computers in the Commodore line. The public and users of all computer platforms and tablets are welcome. Planned video presentations will cover the new PlayStation 4. Free door prizes are to include Witcher: Enhanced Edition and Brink video games for PC. All attendees are eligible for door prizes.

For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET JULY 21 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. July 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The speaker will be JGSSN board member Paul Johnson, covering adoption research involving techniques for finding long-lost relatives.

The event is free and open to the public. The group meets at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call Abe Simon at 702-523-9874, email abe_simon@cox.net or visit at jgssn.org.

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH TO HOST BIBLE SCHOOL

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd., invites children of all ages to a traditional vacation Bible school planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26.

Bible schools use entertaining programs including songs, games, crafts and refreshments to teach simple lessons about living a Christian life. Participants usually wear casual summer clothes. At Westminster, children are divided into classes with others approximately their age; there also is a class for adults. This school is free and is open to anyone, including those belonging to other churches or unaffiliated with any.

For more information about the Bible school or classes, call 702-648-8437 or visit www.wpcvegas.org.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS JULY 26

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents from 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 26 at the Starbucks at 1990 Village Center Circle, Suite 1.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

BLM COLLECTING ENTRIES THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR PHOTO CONTEST

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photo must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners will be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES 10TH OF THE MONTH DONOR PROGRAM

HELP of Southern Nevada is launching its $10 on the 10th recurring donor program, which encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month.

To sign up, visit helpsonv.org, click “Get Involved” and scroll down to donate, labeling $10 on the 10th in the description. Donors have the option to select the frequency of a recurring donation by using the drop-down box. Sign-ups on behalf of someone else are also available as gifts.

CITY TO ACCEPT LAND USE APPLICATIONS AND PLANS ONLINE

The city of Las Vegas plans to accept land use applications and plans online, including general plan amendments, rezoning requests, site plan reviews, variances and special use permits. Residents, engineers and architects can go through the entire zoning process from their computer rather than visiting the Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive.

Future plans are to have the mapping process, civil plans, engineering plans and building permits available for submittal and review online as well.

For those without scanning capabilities at home, a kiosk at the Development Services Center will be offered for customers to scan their plans and submit them electronically. The online process is expected to take five to 10 minutes.

Training sessions have been scheduled for customers to learn the new system. Sessions are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. July 18 and 23 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., in the first-floor Human Resources training rooms.

There are only 14 spots per session, so RSVP is required by emailing planning@lasvegasnevada.gov or calling 702-229-6301.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/dsp. USTA-NEVADA GATHERING USED TENNIS RACKETS

The United States Tennis Association-Nevada, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport, is in need of gently used tennis rackets, including wooden ones. USTA-Nevada offices are at 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130.

For more information, call 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

 

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