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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Oct. 15-21


MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT SESSION PLANNED OCT. 16 AT LAS VENTANAS

A free informational session about Medicare open enrollment is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Las Ventanas, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.

David Karel, a local authority on private insurance partners in the Medicare system, is slated to present “The Medicare Maze — An Overview of the Recent Changes to Medicare and Planning for the Upcoming Open-Enrollment Season” as part of the 2013 Summerlin Lecture & Event Series, a free monthly series featuring notable experts on topics relevant to the active adult community. The series is open to the public.

No plan-specific benefits will be shared. Open enrollment is through Dec. 7. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 702-789-7487.

INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK OCT. 17

The Clark County Credit Union is set to participate in International Credit Union Day Oct. 17 by donating 25 cents per debit or Visa card transaction to the Children’s Miracle Network via St. Rose Dominican-Siena Hospital. In conjunction, each branch will be handing out Halloween bags. The credit union anticipates donating $2,500 to $3,000. For more information, visit ccculv.org.

DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY SET FOR OCT. 19 AT PIONEER PARK

Join Ward 1 Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian for the 22nd annual Disability Awareness Day, which is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Pioneer Park, 7449 Braswell Drive.

The event aims to raise awareness about available services for the disabled and offer information and entertainment. More than 60 providers of services for those with disabilities plan to participate. Free wheelchair safety checks and free lunch for the first 500 people will be provided by AAMCO Medical.

Admission and activities are free. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET OCT. 19 AT TOTAL WINE & MORE

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (aka 5C’s) plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 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 McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 and AVG PC TuneUp, both for PC.

Planned demonstrations include Windows 8.1 (PC) and Mind Prober (Commodore). For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET OCT. 22 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, with a half hour of social time before the meeting starts. Meetings usually feature a guest speaker, and October’s will be Rita Dorn, who will give details of her recent cruise to Barcelona, across the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, down the Red Sea and around the Horn of Africa to Dubai.

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

$75 MAMMOGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH OCTOBER

Red Rock Radiology at MountainView Hospital, 7130 Smoke Ranch Road, along with The Breast Center at Sunrise and Southern Hills Hospital are offering $75 digital screening mammograms for women who may be uninsured or underinsured through Oct. 31. Participants must be at least 40. Those with insurance should check with their provider.

To schedule a mammogram at Red Rock Radiology, call 702-731-2888.

DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER

Mammogram screenings are being offered weekdays through Oct. 31 for $55 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.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET OCT. 23 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 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.

The meetings are open to anyone of any faith. For more information, call 702-255-0043.

LOSE A POUND WITH YOUR HOUND FUNDRAISER WALK COMING OCT. 27

The Lose A Pound With Your Hound fundraiser walk to benefit Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road. Registration is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Walkers raise money for homeless animals by recruiting sponsors. Walkers without dogs are also welcome.

After the walk, booths will offer information and goods from pet-related vendors. Entertainment, contests and fun events, such as a psychic paw reader, also are planned.

Participants get a T-shirt and a goodie bag. For more information, visit hcws.org.

JON RALSTON SET TO SPEAK AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM OCT. 15

The Temple Beth Sholom Active Adults group plans to welcome Jon Ralston at its program set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at its facility, 10700 Havenwood Lane. Ralston has been a political reporter for many years and hosts “Face to Face” on KSNV Channel 3.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 702-233-3785.

LIONS CLUB TO HOST MEET AND GREET

The annual Meet & Greet Lions is set for Oct. 16 at the TPC Golf Clubhouse Grill, 9851 Canyon Run Drive.

Registration is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by a buffet and program.

Reservation for the buffet is required by calling 702-763-5156 or emailing lvsummerlinlions@gmail.com.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS AT STARBUCKS OCT. 18

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers invites residents to join him for coffee and conversation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Starbucks, 2120 N. Rampart Blvd. For more information, call 702-229-6405. For more information on Ward 2 activities, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2.

SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE OCT. 18

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, plans to host a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

NO-COST FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINICS PLANNED

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host multiple no-cost flu immunization clinics through Dec. 7 in the Las Vegas Valley. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older get a flu vaccine each year. The 2013-14 flu vaccines will protect against both the H3N2 and the H1N1 flu virus. The clinics will offer flu vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone age 6 months or older is eligible if they are uninsured or underinsured. Those with health insurance are encouraged to talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated.

To learn the dates and locations where the clinics are slated to be held, visit vaxvegas.org.

HARDEST HIT FUND PROVIDES MORTGAGE HELP

With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Nevada was selected to be a beneficiary of the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund program, which provides assistance to help prevent avoidable foreclosures and keep Nevada homeowners in their homes.

The Nevada Hardest Hit Fund will assist eligible applicants by paying up to a maximum of $1,000 monthly toward their impounded first mortgage payment, including principal, interest, property tax and insurance for up to nine months. The applicant’s contribution will be a minimum of $75 or any amount that exceeds the $1,000 maximum assistance per month.

Applicants must be unemployed and actively looking for work or be able to validate at least a 35 percent reduction in income/wages since 2008 and must be facing imminent default.

To apply, call 855-428-4357 or visit nevadahardesthitfund.nv.gov.

SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES

The nonprofit Shakespeare Institute of Nevada recently launched a series of acting workshops for Southern Nevada residents focusing on teaching students to try new material and prepare audition pieces while receiving feedback from professional actors and directors. The workshops are suitable for all ages and all acting levels and are planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Hollywood Bound Acting Academy, 7220 S. Cimarron Road.

The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.

For more information or to register, email shakesinstnv@gmail.com or call 702-896-9517.

DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER

Mammogram screenings are being offered weekdays through Oct. 31 for $55 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.

HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FLU SHOTS

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering the newly available quadrivalent influenza vaccine, which protects against four strains of the flu. It is the only type of vaccine that will be available for adults. The four-strain inhaled vaccine is available for healthy children and adults between ages 2 and 49. Some vaccines available for children between 6 months and 35 months who qualify for the Vaccines for Children program will be the traditional, three-strain immunization aministered through injection.

The quadrivalent shots are $40, the inhaled mist is $43, and both are slated to be available at all Health District locations.

For more information, contact the Health District’s immunization clinic at 702-759-0850 or visit snhd.info.

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.

 

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