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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Nov. 19-25


TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET NOV. 26 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.

The club is a group of mature singles in the Las Vegas Valley who are interested in local, national and international travel. It meets the fourth Tuesday of every month except in December. Meetings start with a half hour of social time, followed by a short business portion, introduction of guests and that month’s speaker. November’s speaker is set to talk about a recent tour of Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi.

A small fee covers light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. For more information, call 888-324-3928.

LIBRARY DISTRICT TO PRESENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans 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. 19 and Dec. 5, 10 and 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., and from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive, Nov. 20 and 26 and Dec. 3, 9 and 16. To register at either location, call 702-836-9033.

COUNCILMAN BEERS TO MEET WITH WARD 2 RESIDENTS

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents from Ward 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at John Cutter Grill & Tavern, 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.

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.

THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION PLANS PET ADOPTIONS AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

The Animal Foundation plans to host a pet adoption event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., next to Leone Cafe.

All dogs available for adoption are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines and will go home with a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospitals and a starter bag of pet food. For more information, visit animalfoundation.com.

Another adoption event is set from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 next to Leone Cafe with the Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue. For more information, visit lvhddcr.com.

RESCUE GROUP TO OFFER GIFT WRAPPING

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada plans its holiday gift-wrapping fundraiser starting on 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 cover costs such as veterinary care.

Volunteers are needed to fill various shifts at the following locations 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 for more details, email grrsnvolunteers@aol.com or call 702-598-4653.

NEVADA STATE BANK COLLECTING TOYS AND BIKES FOR DRIVE

As a sponsor of the 15th annual 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive, Nevada State Bank is collecting new, unwrapped children’s toys and bikes through Dec. 4 to support the CBS radio station’s efforts.

Toys can be dropped off at any branch location in the Las Vegas Valley and will be delivered to KLUC’s Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo in early December.

For a list of Nevada State Bank branches, visit nsbank.com/locations.

NEVADA SENIOR SERVICES PARTNERS WITH INSTITUTE FOR CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Nevada Senior Services has partnered with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving as one of four organizations selected nationally to implement RCI REACH, an evidence-based, in-home, tailored caregiver support program for families of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Nevada Senior Services will be offering Caring for You, Caring For Me, a unique program bringing family and professional caregivers together in a series of interactive workshops developed by the institute.

For more information, call 702-648-3425 or visit nevadaseniorservices.org.

FAITH LUTHERAN STUDENTS TO CLEAN UP BRUCE TRENT PARK

A youth group from Faith Lutheran High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, has committed to working 50 hours on a weekday morning to clean up Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.

The park is heavily used by residents and hosts a farmers market on Wednesdays. The young people will be sifting the playground sand, raking other play areas, cleaning the parking lot and possibly painting handicap parking curbs. The Outside Las Vegas Foundation and city staff members will supervise the project.

BAKE SALE RAISES FUNDS FOR NAVY YARD SURVIVORS FUND

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Las Vegas (LCB-LV) Vets, a Student Veterans of American Chapter, and its sponsor, VFW Post No. 12119, held a fundraiser Oct. 8 for the Navy Yard Survivors Fund.

Students, staff and faculty members baked cookies, toffee, cakes and quiches. The club raised $500, which was matched by the VFW.

MOJAVE MAX EMERGENCE CONTEST KICKS OFF

The annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest has kicked off, offering participants the chance to guess when Mojave Max, a live tortoise who lives at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, will leave his burrow in the spring. Participants are encouraged to try to guess as closely as possible the correct day, hour and minute when Max will emerge.

Anyone can enter the contest, but only one kindergarten- through 12th-grade student enrolled in a Clark County public, private or registered home school is eligible to win prizes. The grand prize winner’s class will receive T-shirts, a pizza party and a field trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The winner also receives a laptop computer, a digital camera and a yearlong pass to federally managed fee areas. The winner’s teacher will receive a laptop computer.

To enter, visit mojavemax.com and click on “Contest.” Since the contest launched in 2000, the earliest Max has emerged was 11:55 a.m. Feb. 14, 2005. The latest was 12:41 p.m. April 17, 2012.

SPECIAL SERVICE AT TEMPLE BET EMET HONORS VETERANS

Temple Bet Emet held a special Shabbat service Nov. 1 to honor Jewish War Veterans Post No. 64’s efforts to help homeless veterans.

The Jewish War Veterans Post No. 64, a group of World War II veterans, with direction by Edward Kline, committed to help homeless veterans by providing funds, clothing, transportation and rental assistance. In 2000, with the establishment of the grant and per diem program, there was frequently a need to assist veterans until they were admitted into the per diem program. This became the framework of the Independence Day Program. The program is solely funded by the Jewish War Veterans through its “poppy” sales.

Over the last five years, more than 800 veterans have participated in this program at a monthly cost of $1,200, with an 80 percent success rate of veterans entering programs or returning to work.

The Post was nominated for the Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service for Homeless Veterans by the Las Vegas Community Based Outreach Clinic for Homeless Veterans.

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 or call district coordinator Jerry Allen at 702-233-1918.

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.

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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