JEWISH SINGLES TO GATHER NOV. 5 AT JCC
The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for Men and Women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the new Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada location at 2400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105.
It plans its meetings for the first Wednesday of each month. All guests are welcome.
For more information, call 702-233-8618 or 702-243-9482.
BUSINESS NETWORK MIXER TO HELP VETERANS FIND JOBS
A special Large Vision Business Network Mixer to help veterans find jobs is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.
More than 50 companies are expected to recruit with more than 400 job openings to be offered for full-time, part-time and seasonal work.
The Chefs Corner plans to serve free food, and live entertainment and $2,000 in raffle drawing prizes for all attendees are also planned.
Only veterans will be permitted until 11 a.m.. They must show their DD-214. The public is welcome after 11 a.m.
Admission is free. For more information, email email@example.com or call 702-639-6964.
LIBRARY DISTRICT TO PRESENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is partnering with AARP, whose representatives plan 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. An information session with AARP is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. To register, call 702-507-3866.
Nevada enrollment for health plans began in October and closes March 2014. 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. 6, 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.
WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB TO MEET NOV. 6 AT GRACE IN THE DESERT CHURCH
The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 6 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.
The coffee events are planned for the first Wednesday of each month. The social club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or those who have life-changing events such as retirement. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.
For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.
MISSION TO BENEFIT FROM FOOD COLLECTION
Nevada State Bank is planning a food drive to benefit the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, 480 W. Bonanza Road, through Nov. 8. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch.
Suggested items to donate include instant potatoes, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, canned/instant soup, ramen noodles, cranberries/cranberry sauce and boxed stuffing.
For a list of branches, visit nsbank.com/locations.
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.
GLOWBALL NIGHT GOLF TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THREE SQUARE NOV. 9
Golf Summerlin plans to host GlowBall Night Golf Nov. 9 at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Registration is set to begin at 3:30 p.m., with a shotgun start set for 5 p.m.
Event registration is $50 per person and includes a $10 donation to Three Square food bank, light appetizers donated by Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 18 holes of golf and two glow-in-the-dark golf balls. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Three Square’s Backpacks for Kids program. Additional opportunities to give to the local charity will also be made available through raffles, the purchase of extra golf balls and more.
Early registration is available at golfsummerlin.com/nightgolf.html or in the Eagle Crest pro shop. The field is limited. Each player must bring a flashlight for use while driving the golf carts around the course. For more information, call 702-254-7010 or visit golfsummerlin.com.
HISTORICAL LECTURE ON ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ SET FOR NOV. 9 AT SUMMERLIN LIBRARY
The lecture “Historical, Cultural and Social Links to Downton Abbey” is planned from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.
In this illustrated lecture, Dr. DiAnn Ellis plans to cover everything from the real Highclere Castle, where the PBS series was filmed, to the Charles Worth of Paris gowns and the real work day of those in service.
The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 702-507-3863.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
SMILES FOR SURVIVORS EVENT RAISES $26,000
Nonprofit group Smiles for Survivors raised more than $26,000 at its third annual Blow Out Breast Cancer fundraising event. Approximately 350 guests gathered at Square Colour Salon + Spa in Summerlin Oct. 5 for a party and silent auction.
For more information, visit www.smilesforsurvivors.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.