Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Sept. 17-23


SHELLEY BERKLEY SET TO SPEAK AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

The Temple Beth Sholom Active Adults group plans its first program of the season for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, featuring former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. To RSVP, call 702-233-3785 or 702-382-6456.

BANQUET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR STUDENTS

Young Life, a Christian youth outreach organization, has scheduled a fundraising banquet for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Bear’s Best golf course, 11111 W. Flamingo Road.

The group has openings for several age groups, including Younglife (high school students), Wyldlife (junior high students), Younglives (teen mothers) and College life (college students). It has formed clubs at schools in Las Vegas and Henderson.

For more information or to RSVP for the banquet, contact Charles Javier at charles@lasvegasyounglife.org or 702-896-6500.

CANCER FOUNDATION TO HOST BONE MARROW DRIVE

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation seeks bone marrow matches for critically ill children in Southern Nevada. Sign up for the National Bone Marrow Registry at the eighth annual Bone Marrow Drive slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the foundation, 6070 S. Eastern Ave. It involves a swab of cheek cells to determine the donor’s tissue type. No needles or blood draws are involved. This year, as in past years, the foundation will cover the cost for those who join the registry.

Potential donors, between the ages of 18 and 50 who meet the health guidelines (visit marrow.org), will complete a brief health questionnaire and consent form to be listed on the registry. For those who are unable to join the registry, the foundation will accept monetary donations to cover the cost of the transplants. For more information, call 702-735-8434 or visit nvccf.org.

MARQUIS AURBACH COFFING LAW FIRM TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE

The Law Firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing plans to hold its annual community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at 10001 Park Run Drive.

United Blood Services will be on site. Donors with all blood types are needed and be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and feel well and healthy enough to give blood. All participants must bring photo ID and/or a UBS blood donor card.

To schedule an appointment, visit unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code “MACLAW” or contact Terri Szostek at 702-821-2419.

WALK N’ ROLL, 5K TO BENEFIT ALS OF NEVADA

The 13th annual Walk n’ Roll and third annual 5K Run to benefit ALS of Nevada are set for 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. Registration is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. An opening ceremony is slated for 7:45 a.m.

The ALS event honors Lou Gehrig, a Hall of Fame baseball player who died from ALS in 1941. Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite baseball team’s jersey or hat. The event is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

The cost is $30 for adult walkers, rollers and runners, $20 per participant for ages 5-17 for the walk and run and free for children 5 or younger. Prices increase if purchasing on the day of the event. Donations will be accepted.

For online registration for the run, visit active.com/5k-race/las-vegas-nv/home-run-5k-for-als-of-nevada-2013. To register for the walk, visit als.kintera.org/walknroll.

Packet pickup for the run is available for registered runners from 4 to 7 p.m. Sep. 20 at Fleet Feet Sports, 7575 W. Washington Ave.

For more information, call Megan Testa at 702-777-0500 or email admin@alsofnevada.org.

COMPUTER CLUB PLANS TO MEET

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (aka 5C’s) plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park. The 5C’s is for enthusiasts of the Commodore 64 and Amiga and other computers in the Commodore line. The public is welcome.

Demonstrations will include new commercial Commodore games from the U.K. and the latest issue of Channel 64, a PC disk-based technology magazine in PDF format. Free door prizes will include McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 and X3 Terran Conflict 2.0, both for PC.

All attendees are eligible for door prizes. For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.

CURE 4 THE KIDS CUT-A-THON SET FOR SEPT. 22

The fifth annual Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Cut-A-Thon to benefit the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada is planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mosaic Salon, 8320 W. Sahara Ave. All of the proceeds will be donated to the center.

Those with long hair can make a donation to Locks of Love via Cure 4 The Kids. Locks of Love provides wigs and hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Services available include: haircut, $25; blow dry, $25; manicure, $15; pedicure, $25; and eyebrow waxing, $15. For an appointment, call 702-732-0232.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET SEPT. 24 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, and a social time is held 30 minutes before each meeting.

Meetings consist of a short business portion, followed by a monthly speaker. September’s will be Heidi Rutter of Prestige Travel, who will talk about cruising to Alaska, Southern America, the Panama Canal and Europe.

A small fee is charged for members and guests to cover refreshments and the meeting space. For more information, call 888-324-3928.

HEALTH EVENT TO INTRODUCE NEW PARTNER

A Lunch and Learn program, HomeTrust Healthcare and You, is set from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Join HomeTrust Healthcare, the newest community discount partner, for a light lunch, raffle games and prizes. Debbie Armstrong, care manager and marketing director, is one of the HomeTrust nurses who will provide a personal health screening. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-233-5474.

YOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

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.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 at City Hall, 495 S. Main St. To register, call 702-229-5406 or email lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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.

TIVOLI VILLAGE TO HOST TEDDY BEAR 5K RUN AND 1 MILE WALK SEPT. 28

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation plans its third annual Teddy Bear 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Registration is set to start at 6:30 a.m. Participants can register individually or in teams of five or more. Individual registration is $30 for the 5K run and $25 for the 1-mile walk. Children 6 to 12 can register for either event for $15.

Online registration closes Sept. 26, and limited day-of registration will be available for $40 for all events and ages. The first 150 people who register for the event will receive a technical T-shirt, and the rest will receive cotton T-shirts. All finishers will receive a Teddy Bear Run patch as their finisher’s medal and “swag bags” with race goodies.

For team registration, email todd.mcgaughey@uhc.com for a discount code first. To register, visit active.com/5k-race/las-vegas-nv/teddy-bear-run-at-tivoli-village-2013.

WOMEN-ONLY WALK TO BENEFIT WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN

A women-only walkabout, specifically designed for walkers (but also runner-friendly), is set for 8 a.m. Sept. 29 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Each mile completed rewards participants with a special charm, symbolic of the journey into a state of well-being. The event will benefit the Women’s Club of Summerlin.

Registration for the 5-mile event is $35 and $50 for 10 miles.

For more information or to register, visit desertskyadventures.com.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a not-for-profit animal rescue, plans to host its fifth anniversary celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at a private home.

A beer and wine bar, appetizers, live music, raffle and silent auction are planned. Advance tickets are $30, and night-of tickets are $35 at the door. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 1

Funds raised will assist with veterinary fees. To RSVP and to get the event’s address, visit forecloseduponpets.org/events or call 702-279-2544.

SUMMERLIN LIBRARY CLASS TO ADDRESS DOWNLOADING E-BOOKS

A computer class explaining how to download e-books to your iPad, tablet, Kindle Fire or Nook Color is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. Learn how to use the Overdrive Media App. Participants are welcome to bring their devices.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-507-3866.

MINA OLIVE TO HOST FASHION SHOW AT BOCA PARK

Mina Olive plans to debut its spring collection with a fashion show set from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at M.J. Christensen Jewelers in Boca Park, 8980 W. Charleston Blvd. The runway show is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will feature designer Megan Thompson’s spring ready-to-wear collection paired with jewelry from MJ Christensen’s cases.

The public is welcome. The first 100 RSVPs will be entered to win a dress. The winner will be announced after the show.

To RSVP, email minaolivedesign@gmail.com or call 702-738-2926.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN PLANS OCT. 10 FUNDRAISER

The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host its annual charity fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

Expect hor d’oeuvres, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle.

Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10.

For more information, call 702-804-5188 or visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.

UNITED WAY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT

United Way of Southern Nevada was awarded a $1 million grant to provide children 5 or younger an opportunity to attend high-quality preschool programs. Windsong Trust, a private foundation for children’s education, funded the grant that will supply 130 full-time scholarships for one full year, provide 260,000 hours of quality care, educational support and 500 family engagement opportunities.

Licensed centers who are interested in partnering with the United Way should call 702-892-2309. For more information on programs and partnerships contact, Angela Rose, director of community development, at 702-892-2324 or angelar@uwsn.org.

For more information, visit uwsn.org.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN PLANS ACTIVITIES

Shriners Hospitals for Children plans to host the FedEx Cup PGA Tour and related events Oct. 12-21 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

The schedule is set to begin with the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 12, followed the next day by the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s Rockin’ Walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants can choose from three walking courses.

The Women’s Day: Third Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon presented by Wells Fargo is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Women can enjoy lunch provided by Buca di Beppo and meet hostess Tricia Kean of KTNV Channel 13. The Championship Pro Am is slated for Oct. 16, when PGA Tour professionals will join Pro Am players as they pair up and compete at TPC Summerlin.

The PGA tournament is set for Oct. 17-20.

The Tough Day Challenge is planned for 7 a.m., and the 12:30 p.m. shotgun is set to start on Oct. 21.

 

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