Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Nov. 26-Dec. 3


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

BANK OF AMERICA HOSTING TOY DRIVE NOV. 29-DEC. 13

Bank of America plans to host a toy drive for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Nov. 29-Dec. 13. The public is invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at any Bank of America banking center in Southern Nevada. The toys will be presented to Make-A-Wish kids and their families at the organization’s annual holiday party.

For more information, visit bankofamerica.com.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS PLANS HOLIDAY CAMPS

Registration is open for two school break camps offered by the city of Las Vegas.

Holiday Kids Camp for children 6 to 11 is slated from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23-Jan. 3 at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The cost is $75 per week for the first child and $70 for each additional child. Programs will include arts and crafts, games, sports, cooking and movies. For more information or to register, call 702-229-1607. Space is limited.

Winter Camp for children 6 to 14 is planned from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 23-Jan. 3 at the Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave. Campers will be involved in a variety of activities and special events centered on winter fun. The center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The cost is $115 per week for the first child and $110 for each additional child. A participation form must be completed prior to camp start dates. For more information, call 702-229-6359.

PALM MORTUARIES OFFERING IN MEMORY OF HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Palm Mortuaries and Cemeteries across the Las Vegas Valley are offering holiday ornaments that can be engraved with the names of lost loved ones as part of Palm’s annual Tree of Memory Holiday Services. This year, all proceeds from the personalized ornaments will benefit the American Diabetes Association.

Last year, funds raised from the ornaments and matched by Palm Mortuary resulted in $10,000 being donated to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Personalized ornaments can be ordered at all Palm Mortuary locations daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The engraved keepsakes are available throughout the holiday season. Ornaments range in price from $10-$25.

For more information, call 702-464-8300. For locations, visit palmmortuary.com.

JEWISH FEDERATION PLANS 8TH CANDLE OF CHANUKAH EVENT AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

The 2013 Jewish Federation of Las Vegas annual meeting plans to present the 8th Candle of Chanukah featuring The Honorable David Siegel, Consul General of Israel, as guest speaker at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

A dessert reception is set to follow the program, which will also include Jewish Federation accomplishments, election of officers and board of directors and presentation of awards.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For reservations, call Dana Yavitz at 702-732-0556 or email dana@jewishlasvegas.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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