TIVOLI VILLAGE OPENS NEW PLAYGROUND, AREA FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd., has opened a new, larger playground and large open area for special events on the north end near Kidville and Pizza Lounge.
A one-way loop going north to south with 50 parking spaces at street level, offering curbside access to shops and restaurants, is planned. Valet parking will still be available. For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.
BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET JULY 10
A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. July 10 in the social hall of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The meetings are usually scheduled on alternating Wednesdays, but dates can change due to holidays.
The purpose is to help widows and widowers understand the process of grieving and prepare for lifestyle changes. For more information, call 702-255-0043.
RED ROCK CANYON TO HOST JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM
The Summer Junior Naturalist program is slated for July 11 at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. Taught by a geologist, it will look at various aspects of Red Rock Canyon and introduce youngsters to the rock table, seismic monitoring and discuss the dinosaur tracks found at Red Rock Canyon.
The program is open to children and teens. Sign-up is required. For more information or to sign up, call 702-515-5367.
FEED A PIG, HELP A SENIOR CAMPAIGN TO KICK OFF JULY 11 AT HASH HOUSE A GO GO
A kickoff event for the Feed a Pig, Help a Senior campaign is slated from 4 to 7 p.m. July 11 at Hash House a Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave.
Patrons who adopt a “pig” (actually a piggy bank) for $20 will receive a 20 percent discount on their meal that evening if they present their newly adopted swine to their server.
The pigs compete in a virtual race with other adopted pigs. Register the piggy banks on the race website at piggy4seniors.org and solicit donations. The more the pigs earn through fundraising, the farther ahead in the race they move.
The race is set to finish Aug. 23, with a piggy parade honoring the top fundraisers at the Aug. 30 Las Vegas 51s game.
VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITALS TO HOST BLOOD DRIVES JULY 11
Valley Health System Hospitals plans to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11 in the first-floor conference room of Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.
All donors will receive two complimentary tickets to The Laugh Factory, and donors in July can enter to win a trip to Los Angeles and a VIP tour of Warner Brothers Studios. July donors will also receive an American Red Cross beach towel while supplies last. Those donating blood through July 15 will be entered into a drawing for a $3,000 gift card. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
july 13 WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON DETAILS OF DIVORCE
Creators of Second Saturday plan to host a free divorce workshop at 8 a.m. July 13 at 6445 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 120.
Second Saturday is a service that helps women and men through divorce. Workshops offer financial planning, family therapy, mediation, collaborative approaches and legal counsel.
The workshops are free and last about four hours. They are held every second Saturday of the month at the Women’s Group Empowerment Center. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.
To register, visit secondsaturdayslv.com or call Jacqueline Thornhill of Landmark Divorce Solutions at 702-851-0225.
GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET JULY 21
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. For more information, call Abe Simon at 702-523-9874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE ASTROLOGY CLASS SET FOR JULY 10 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
Free astrology classes are planned at 5:30 p.m. July 10 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
This four-week course’s focus is on understanding how stars’ alignment might influence one’s life. It includes a free birth chart. For more information, call 702-533-3611.
MAT PILATES OFFERED SATURDAYS at A BODY IN BALANCE
Complimentary Pilates mat classes are planned for 9 a.m. Saturdays at A Body In Balance, 2595 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 106.
The benefits include increased core strength, muscular endurance and flexibility, better body composition and spine health.
Only eight positions are available for the free class. Call 702-269-9100 to register. For more information, visit abodyinbalancelv.com.
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. July sessions are scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. July 18 and July 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 email@example.com or calling 702-229-6301.
For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/dsp.
MINA OLIVE at tivoli village ANNOUNCES WEDDING DRESS GIVEAWAY
Mina Olive in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., is holding A Dress Like No Other Giveaway.
The giveaway is accepting essay entries on why someone is deserving of a wedding gown from Mina Olive’s fall collection. Entries will be accepted until Aug. 1.
For more information or to enter, visit minaolive.com.
HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA GATHERING BOTTLED WATER FOR HOMELESS
HELP of Southern Nevada invites the community to be part of its HELP2O campaign, which donates bottled water to the homeless.
Collections points include: Whole Foods Fort Apache, 8855 W. Charleston Blvd.; Whole Foods Tenaya 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.; Whole Foods Town Square, 6689 Las Vegas Blvd.; and Whole Foods Henderson, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway.
Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.
For every bottle of Real Water purchased during the campaign at Whole Foods Markets through Aug. 31, Real Water will match it. Last year’s campaign resulted in 14,784 bottles of water.
Monetary donations can be made with HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four of Whole Foods Markets’ Las Vegas-area locations or by submitting a donation at helpsonv.org.
CAMP GROUND CLOSED FOR SUMMER AT RED ROCK CANYON
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area’s developed campground, Red Rock Campground, is closed until Aug. 30 during the low-usage period. It is located within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area approximately two miles east of the Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.
Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management-managed public land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge. Popular primitive (no facilities) sites include Bitter Spring Back Country Byway, Gold Butte Back Country Byway, Knob Hill, Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and Logandale Trails System.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities nearby, including: back country camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 702-515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 702-397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 702-293-8990 or 702-293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200. Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 702-515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 702-968-8138; Potosi Pines Camp, 702-875-1980; and the Clark County Shooting Park, 702-455-2000.
BANK OF AMERICA LAUNCHES FUNDRAISER FOR VETERANS
Bank of America is launching a major fundraising initiative called Express Your Thanks to benefit veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities.
The goal is to raise $1 million for these charities that work to support veterans as they return from war. Running through Veterans Day (Nov. 11), anyone can participate by taking a photo, creating a video or writing a message of support and sharing it onbankofamerica.com/troopthanks. They also can post on Twitter with the hashtag #troopthanks. For every message posted, Bank of America will donate $1 to Wounded Warriors and Welcome Back Veterans.