Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Nov. 12-18


VILLAGE SQUARE PLANS GRAND OPENING ACTIVITIES NOV. 15-17

Village Square, a 250,000-square-foot, open-air shopping, dining and professional office space complex, has been undergoing a renovation, as well as opening more than 20 new businesses. The renovation officially kicked off with a groundbreaking last summer.

Grand-opening activities are planned Nov. 15-17, including a 275-foot-long ribbon cutting, an Elvis impersonator at noon Nov. 16, Cirque du Soleil-style performers at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 and a concert with “American Idol” season 5 winner Taylor Hicks at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Performances by several Las Vegas schools also are planned.

Events are free and open to the public. Village Square is at 9400 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, visit govillagesquare.com.

MUSICAL PROGRAM SLATED AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

The Temple Beth Sholom Active Seniors group plans to present “Candle and the Flame” featuring cantor Robert Menes at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. A light lunch with latkes, sour cream, apple sauce, coffee and tea also is planned.

Reservations are required by Nov. 12. A donation of $5 is requested. Make checks payable to Temple Beth Sholom Active Seniors and mail them to 10700 Havenwood Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89135.

For more information, call 702-233-3785 or 702-382-6456.

LIBRARY DISTRICT TO PRESENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is partnering with representatives to host free informational sessions regarding the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, including important dates and resources, how the act affects individuals and families and how to enroll in a health plan.

Nevada enrollment for health plans is scheduled to close in March. To assist those members of the community who are not covered by employer- or government-provided (Medicare) health care, federally approved navigators/enrollment assisters will be available to guide the public through their various health care options.

Sessions are planned from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 14 and 19 and Dec. 5, 10 and 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Sessions are planned from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, for the following dates: Nov. 13, 20 and 26 and Dec. 3, 9 and 16. To register at either location, call 702-836-9033.

COZY CABIN CRAFT BOUTIQUE TO BENEFIT EAGLEQUEST OF NEVADA

The Cozy Cabin Craft Boutique is planned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at 4612 Evan Ridge Court.

Expect handmade crafts and baked goods. Proceeds will benefit Eaglequest of Nevada, a nonprofit group that helps foster children and at-risk children. Funds will help to pay for Christmas for children. Last year, Eaglequest provided gifts for more than 300 children. It also supports activities, camps and other programs year-round.

For more information, visit cozycabincrafts.com or eaglequestofnevada.org.

COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET NOV. 16 AT TOTAL WINE & MORE

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (aka 5C’s) plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16 in the business conference room at Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd.

The club is for enthusiasts of the Commodore 64, Amiga and other computers in the Commodore line, although users of all computer platforms and tablets are invited. All attendees are eligible for free door prizes, including Nero Burn Express 2 and Acronis Disk Director 11 Home, both for PC. Planned demonstrations include graphics programming and using external reset switches, both on Commodore .

The club will be dark in December, and meetings are set to resume in January. For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY PLANS MONTHLY MEETING FOR NOV. 17 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada has slated its monthly meeting for 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The scheduled speaker is Mary Barkan, who plans to present the topic “What To Do With All of The information You Have Collected.”

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit jgssn.org or call the Abe Simon, president, at 702-523-9874 or email abe_simon@cox.net.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL PLANS BLOOD DRIVE

A blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross is planned for 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive. Look for the bloodmobile near the main entrance.

Online sign-ups are recommended. To sign up, visit redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

MAYOR TO HOST COFFEE EVENT WITH RESIDENTS NOV. 18

Coffee With The Mayor & Councilman is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at Starbucks, 1990 Village Center Circle, in the Vons shopping center. Residents are invited to converse with Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Councilman Bob Beers.

Beers plans to meet with residents again from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at 11770 W. Charleston Blvd.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL TO HOST ADULT DIABETES CLASS NOV. 22

An adult outpatient diabetes class is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at MountainView Hospital’s No. 1 South Meeting Room in the South Tower, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.

Michael Choi, a pharmacist, plans to provide an overview of diabetes, its effects on the body, management goals, care resources and medications as it relates to diabetes to help maintain good blood glucose control. This class is for adults only, and participants are welcome to bring a guest.

For more information, visit sunrisehealthinfo.com.

RESCUE GROUP TO OFFER GIFT WRAPPING

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada plans its holiday gift-wrapping fundraiser starting on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and running through December.

Shop at participating stores and meet some Golden Retrievers. The gift-wrapping effort is free, but donations will be accepted. Donations help fund the rescue group’s various programs and covers costs such as veterinary care.

Volunteers are needed to fill various shifts at the following three locations on Charleston Boulevard and Fort Apache Road in the Summerlin area: Barnes & Noble, 8915 W. Charleston Blvd.; GAP, Rampart Commons Shopping Mall, 1055 S. Rampart Blvd.; and Pottery Barn, Rampart Commons Shopping Mall, 1085 S. Rampart Blvd.

To volunteer or to get more details, email grrsnvolunteers@aol.com or call 702-598-4653.

YOUTH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program grant application process is open through Nov. 22. The program offers grants for up to $1,000 for youths to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. The program requires youths to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.

Go online for information and application forms. Applications will be reviewed by the program’s board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations will be presented to the City Council for final approval in February 2014.

For more information, call 702-229-5406 or email lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER

Reduced-fee mammogram screenings have been extended and are available weekdays through Nov. 30 at Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals. A physician’s order is required, and insurance will not be billed. Results will be mailed. To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-7710.

FIREFLY PLANS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE THROUGH DEC. 20

Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar plans to host a toy drive, Toys for Tapas, through Dec. 20 to benefit foster children, including those at Child Haven.

Firefly will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys at its Summerlin-area location, 9560 W. Sahara Ave. Toys will be donated directly to the Clark County Department of Family Services for distribution.

For each toy donation, patrons will receive one free tapas of the day or a voucher for a glass of sangria, good through Jan. 31.

For more information, visit fireflylv.com.

FOOD BEING COLLECTED FOR RESCUE MISSION

Urology Specialists of Nevada is taking part in the Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s 2013 Annual Food Drive by collecting donations at its three office locations through Dec. 31.

All nonperishable food items will be accepted at its MountainView campus office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 165.

For more information, visit vegasrescue.org.

ORGANIZATIONS PLAN THREE SQUARE FUNDRAISERS

Bring canned goods to the Euphoria Institutes in Aliante, Green Valley or Summerlin and receive 40 percent off any service or product while the Euphoria Institute Holiday Food Drive is underway through Nov. 30. Donations will go to Three Square food bank.

To make an appointment, call the Summerlin location at 702-341-6964.

Orangetheory Fitness, 9326 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 4, plans to host a Three Square fundraiser through Jan. 1, donating $1 or three meals each time someone purchases its Basic Studio T-shirt or a reusable shopping bag.

For more information, visit orangetheoryfitness.com.

GREEN CHIPS LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS

Green Chips, a nonprofit designed to advance Nevada’s sustainability identity, recently launched a community website at greenchips.org.

The site is intended to provide individuals, groups, businesses and municipalities with a venue to share green events, activities, incentive programs and more. To submit information for the site, email info@greenchips.org.

The second phase of the site, expected in March 2014, is slated to include health, transportation and educational resources, including an interactive section for students with science projects, lesson plans and outdoor activity ideas.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH AARP FREE TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Volunteers are needed to help prepare tax returns.

Volunteers will be trained in a classroom atmosphere the first full week in January. To register, visit aarp.org/taxvolunteer.

MANDATORY WINTER WATERING SCHEDULE IN EFFECT

The Southern Nevada Water Authority reminds residents and businesses that the community’s winter watering schedule runs through Feb. 28. The seasonal schedule limits both turf and drip irrigation to one day per week according to each customer’s assigned watering group, as listed below. Watering is prohibited on Sundays.

Watering days are: Group A — Monday; Group B — Tuesday; Group C — Wednesday; Group D — Thursday; Group E — Friday; and Group F — Saturday.

Hand watering is permitted to revive dry spots.

Customers can visit snwa.com to find their assigned watering days, get information on seasonal watering restrictions and learn recommended run times for irrigation systems.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE FURNITURE

Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters through Dec. 1 on behalf of Clark County individuals and families in need for its Home For The Holidays program. This will mark the 20th consecutive year that Walker Furniture plans to provide families in need with a houseful of new furniture.

This year, the company plans to help 28 families in need. HELP of Southern Nevada will assist with identifying nominated families displaying the most genuine need.

Nomination letters should be sent to Larry Alterwitz, Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106, or fill out a form at walkerfurniture.com.

GREAT CLIPS OFFERS FREE HAIRCUTS TO MILITARY ON VETERANS DAY

Great Clips salon franchises nationwide plan to give away haircuts to active or retired military members on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Veterans can drop by any Great Clips location on Veterans Day and either get a trim or a card to trade for a free trim through Dec. 31. Customers making purchases at Great Clips on Veterans Day can also get a card to present to military members for a free cut.

For more information or to find the nearest location, visit greatclips.com.

FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED FOR PETS

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. is in urgent need of foster homes for rescued dogs and cats. A FUPI foster’s main responsibility is to offer the animal a safe and secure environment, provide a nurturing background and possibly offer some basic training until a forever home is found.

If interested, call 702-272-0010 or visit forecloseduponpets.org and complete the foster application, or email forecloseduponpets@hotmail.com.

 

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