KIDS BIKE FOR THE BANK EVENT TO COLLECT NONPERISHABLES FOR THOSE IN NEED OCT. 22-23
The Kids Bike for the Bank event is slated for 10 a.m. Oct. 22-23 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, to celebrate Nevada’s birthday with a safe bike event for kids. Nonperishable food items will also be collected for the Jude 22 Senior Nutrition Center.
Collection boxes are at the center for community donations. Preschool children enrolled in classes there will bring their bikes both mornings to complete laps on a special bike trail at the center. Friends and family can support the food drive by “pledging” a nonperishable donation for every lap completed. Participants will enjoy cupcakes and juice to celebrate Nevada’s birthday at the end of each session.
For more information, call 702-229-1100.
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.
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.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER PLANS BBQ COOK-OFF AND FESTIVAL OCT. 27
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada plans to host a BBQ Cook-off & Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Temple Beth Sholom parking lot, 10700 Havenwood Lane.
The festival is open to the public and set to feature a kosher barbecue cook-off, a Minecraft tournament, a three-on-three basketball tournament, raffle prizes and more than 25 vendors ready to entertain all ages.
Tickets are $10 for children under 18 and seniors 65 or older. Adults 18 or older pay $15. Barbecue cook-off tasting tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit jccbbq.com or call 702-794-0090.
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.
UNITED WAY PLANS WOMEN’S SUIT DRIVE NOV. 1
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council plans to host its annual one-day suit drive for women in need Nov. 1. Donations of women’s suits and other business attire are set to be accepted from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the NV Energy parking lot at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Gently used professional attire should be clean and on a hanger.
The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence during job interviews and in the workplace. Last year’s effort collected more than 6,200 professional items, including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry.
For more information, call 702-892-2319 or email email@example.com.
ROTARY CLUB PLANS TOAST TO TALENT FUNDRAISER
The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Summerlin plans to host Summerlin’s Toast to Talent from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Garfield’s Restaurant, 2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 117.
The fundraiser will benefit Spread the Word Nevada and The Foundation to Assist Young Musicians.
Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizers, performances by the Las Vegas Youth Philharmonic String Quintet and the UNLV Jazz Trio, and one entry for a wine drawing.
Sponsorships are also available ranging in price from $125 to $1,000. Best-selling author Jack Sheehan has been tapped to serve as the master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the live auction.
For more information or to RSVP, visit rotarysummerlin.org.
PUPPY UP! LAS VEGAS WALK SET FOR NOV. 2 AT BRUCE TRENT PARK
Puppy Up! Las Vegas is set for 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive. Registration is to begin at 11 a.m.
Puppy Up! is a fundraiser for the 2 Million Dogs Foundation, which is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.
General registration is $20. Vendor booths are available for $50 ($25 for nonprofits).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARDS FOR KIDS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION
The fifth annual Cards for Kids Under the Stars Casino Night is set from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The event will benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation.
Hosted by Dr. Beth Creel and Lorie Coviello, the event will include blackjack, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 drawing. Expect entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a buffet dinner served at 8 p.m. and special guest master of ceremonies “Captain Kirk.”
Registration is $20 at cardsforkidsunderthestars.com. Adults 21 or older are welcome. For complete details, visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.
COATS FOR KIDS SEEKS DONATIONS THROUGH NOV. 3
Coats for Kids is seeking jackets and winter coats for those in need. Residents will find collection boxes at area Albertsons stores. Donate a children’s gently used coat, sweater or sweatshirt and adult coats. Aramark Uniform will pick up the coats and drop them off at Al Phillips the Cleaner, which has cleaned the coats free for the past 13 years. Coats are then distributed to children in need through The Salvation Army’s Family Services.
This is the 14th year for the program. Anyone who donates a coat can enter a drawing for one of 14 pairs of free tickets to see comedian George Wallace’s show at the Flamingo. Entry forms are available at Albertsons service desks. The drawing is set to take place after the conclusion of the coat drive, which runs through Nov. 3.
WEST SIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET NOV. 3 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
The West Side Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Those who have moved from all parts of Chicago to Las Vegas are welcome. Expect entertainment and speakers at each monthly event. November’s slated guest performer is singer and producer Ben Litvinoff.
Admission is free. For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.
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.
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.
MAKING STRIDES RAISES FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Nearly 12,000 local breast cancer survivors, volunteers and community members walked together as a unified force to end breast cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk Oct. 5 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.
More than $400,000 was raised, with participant and fundraising totals both exceeding last year’s event.
For more information, visit cancer.org/stridesonline.
LOCAL IS FINALIST IN CHIEF WORLD EXPLORER COMPETITION
Las Vegas native Jon Carmichael has been chosen as one of a handful of finalists to become “Chief World Explorer” by Jauntaroo, a global travel firm.
Described as the “Best Job Around the World,” the Chief World Explorer will spend a full year traveling to some of the world’s most exotic locations, reporting on his experiences via video entries, photographs and social media. The Chief World Explorer also receives $100,000 compensation for winning and completing the service.
Carmichael’s three-minute video submission can be viewed at bestjobaroundtheworld.com/submissions/view/15537.
$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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-896-9517.