Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Oct. 29-Nov. 4


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.

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) healthcare, federally approved navigators/enrollment assisters will be available to guide the public through their various healthcare options.

An information session is planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. To register, call 702-836-9033. Another session is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. To register, call 702-507-3866.

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 lawrell@uwsn.org.

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.

ST. JOSEPH PLANS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FOR NOV. 2-3

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave., has scheduled its 24th annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3.

Expect an array of crafts, gifts, costume jewelry, a bakery shop, a concession bar and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit the church and its charities, some of which include Catholic Charities, Poverello House, St. Therese Center, War Veterans Food Bank and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

For more information, call 702-363-1383 or 702-254-6253.

G ALEX FOUNDATION PLANS SUPPORTER APPRECIATION DINNER NOV. 2

The G Alex Foundation plans to host its second annual Supporter Appreciation Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road.

Tickets are $60 per person. The evening includes a rodizio dinner, soft drinks, beer, wine, entertainment, door prizes, a raffle and awards for top supporters.

For more information, email g.alexfoundation@gmail.com or call 702-807-7349.

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 puppyupwalklasvegas@gmail.com.

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.

SUMMERLIN LIBRARY TO HOST CLASS ON E-BOOKS

A computer class explaining how to download e-books to an iPad, tablet, Kindle Fire or Nook Color is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 2 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Learn how to use the Overdrive Media App. Participants are welcome to bring their device.

Reservations are required. To RSVP, call 702-507-3866.

HANNUKAH HAPPENING SET FOR NOV. 3 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

Hannukah Happening is slated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Expect clothing, jewelry, toys, gifts, crafts and snacks for sale. There also are planned activities for children. The event is sponsored by the Women’s League of Temple Beth Sholom.

For more information, call 702-408-5030.

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.

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 lvbnmlasvegas@aol.com or call 702-639-6964.

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.

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.

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 abe_simon@cox.net.

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 lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

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