Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Sept. 24-30


BLM ASKS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED LAND SALE

The Bureau of Land Management has asked the public to weigh in on the proposed sale of 440 acres of public land in 28 parcels across Clark County.

Funds generated by the sales would be used for park, trail and public land restoration projects around the state.

Written comments should be mailed to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 by Oct. 28.

For more information, contact BLM Realty Specialist Manuela Johnson at 702-515-5224 or manuela_johnson@blm.gov.

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.

XELEMENT MUSIC & DANCE OFFERS FALL CLASSES

Xelement Music & Dance has opened at 9440 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 150, in Village Square. Besides dance, the school has music programs for students age 3 through adult and DJ and music production classes for children.

Xelement’s founder, Lea Blink-Archer, brings more than 15 years of teaching in the arts to the school. Registration for fall classes will be ongoing for new students.

For more information, visit xelementpa.com or call 702-337-6005.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET SEPT. 25 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25 in the social hall of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

The meetings are usually scheduled on alternating Wednesdays, but dates can change because of holidays. The purpose is to help widows and widowers understand the process of grieving and prepare for lifestyle changes. Meetings are open to anyone of any faith.

For more information, call 702-255-0043.

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.

YOGA GANGSTERS PLAN FUNDRAISING EVENT SEPT. 28

A Yoga Gangsters fundraising event is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at David Barton Gym at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

The TruFusion team will challenge itself to the task of completing 108 sun salutations to help toward Yoga Gangsters’ overall goal of raising $120,000 for kids in crisis. All proceeds will benefit Yoga Gangsters, a nonprofit organization that provides complimentary, empowering and urban-flavored programs to at-risk youths across the country.

Classes take place in schools, jails, shelters and youth centers and provide a safe and fun way for kids to learn nonviolent communication and other life-enhancing techniques that calm the nervous system. For more information, visit crowdrise.com/trufusionyoga.

RED ROCK CLIMBING PERMITS AVAILABLE

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area announces the opening of Guest Climbing Special Recreation Permits for 2014.

These permits authorize commercially guided or educational rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon for up to 10 days. Four educational and eight commercial Guest Climbing Permits are available. The permits will be issued through a lottery system if more applications are received than available permits.

Those interested in applying for a permit should submit a completed application by Sept. 30 to the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, HCR 33 Box 5500, Las Vegas, NV 89161.

Notification of selected applicants is planned by Oct. 31.

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 scheduled 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.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN TO HOST HEALTH FAIR AND FLU SHOT CLINIC SEPT. 28

Sun City Summerlin plans to host its 21st annual Fall Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 in the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd., The cost (if not covered by insurance) is $25 for a flu shot and $80 for a pneumonia shot. Participants are asked to bring an insurance card and picture ID.

Insurances accepted for both vaccines are Medicare Part B (primary insurance) and Medicare Advantage (must say PFFS on card); for flu shot only, Aetna, Senior Dimensions, HPN, Sierra, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare and Health Plan of Nevada.

Shots will be given by The Wellness Group.

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.

DISCOUNTED MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS PLANNED IN OCTOBER

Mammogram screenings are being offered weekdays, Oct. 1-31, 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.

BUSINESS NETWORK MIXER COMING OCT. 1 TO THE SUNCOAST

The Large Vision Business Network plans to host its next mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The theme is Safe Halloween, and children are welcome.

The LVBNM Mega Mixer Consumer Expo will include more than 50 area businesses showcasing their products and services.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $10. Learn how to get free tickets at pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html. For more information, call 702-639-6964.

FORECLOSED UPON PETS TO CELEBRATE FIFTH YEAR WITH EVENT

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit 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.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO MEET OCT. 2

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 2 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 for those who have a life-changing event, 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.

J.GLENN PLANS SHOPPING EVENT TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE

J.Glenn, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 13, in Boca Park, has partnered with the Shade Tree shelter for a shopping event planned from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. Fifteen percent of every purchase will be donated to the Shade Tree.

The shelter provides assistance to women and children in crisis and offers services promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance.

For more information, call 702-425-7636.

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.

SMILES FOR SURVIVORS TO HOST CANCER FUNDRAISER AT SALON

Smiles for Survivors Foundation, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit group, plans to host its third annual Blow Out Breast Cancer fundraising event at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Square Colour Salon + Spa, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 160.

Beauty treatments and cocktails are planned until 6 p.m. Evening festivities are slated from 7 to 11 p.m. and will include food, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Advance ticket prices are $65, which includes admission to the party, a blow out and a Kerastase conditioning hair treatment, or $40 for the evening party only. Tickets are $50 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at Square Salon (702-255-7050) or at Hillcrest Dental, 3350 Novat St., Suite 145 (702-395-1088).

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SET FOR OCT. 5

A Blessing of the Animals celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 5 on the patio of St. George’s Anglican Church, 7676 W. Gilmore Ave.

Bring pets for a special blessing and treat. For more information, call 702-395-4576.

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.

VENDORS CAN RESERVE SPACE FOR WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FESTIVAL

Craftmakers and vendors are invited to display their wares at a multicultural festival planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Each sales space is $10 to help defer advertisting costs and other expenses.

To reserve a space, call 702-648-8437 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

NURSES HEALTH INSTITUTE SPEAKER SERIES, RUN SET FOR OCT. 11-12

The National Nurses Health Institute Speakers Series is planned for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

A select group of speakers, exhibitors and vendors are planned in support of good health, fitness and nutrition. Topics are set to include weight loss, nutrition, exercise, Pilates, Zumba, surviving cancer, motivation, holistic nursing and more. The series is free and open to the public. Nurses can earn up to 10 credits at $10 each.

The National Nurses Half Marathon and 5K is set for 5:30 a.m. Oct.13. The route will travel through Red Rock Canyon.

The cost for the half marathon or 5K Race is $55 by Sept. 30 and $65 after Oct. 1. The cost of the half marathon is $70 by Sept. 30 and $80 after Oct. 1.

Volunteers are still needed to work the half marathon. Contact Helene Neville at heleneneville@hotmail.com or 480-299-5748.

ROCKIN’ WALK SET FOR OCT. 13 AT TPC SUMMERLIN

The fourth annual Rockin’ Walk is slated for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. All attendees must park at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, and take the free shuttle.

Choose a 1-mile, 2.5-mile or 5-mile option. The event benefits the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation.

Early sign-ups can register at reduced rates. For more information, visit goodietwoshoes.org.

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT FIVE CAUSES

The Charley Hoffman Foundation Las Vegas Pro Am is scheduled for Oct. 14 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle, the host course of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup event.

Registration is set to start at 10 a.m., with the shotgun start set for 11 a.m.

In the past three years, the Pro Am event in Las Vegas has raised more than $225,000 to benefit these local charities: Blessings in a Backpack; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Las Vegas; and the Transportation Fund of the local Zelzah Shrine Temple.

Entry fees are $2,100 per player and $7,400 for a foursome. Space is limited. For questions or to register, contact Megan Mahoney at 619-571-2390 or megan@sdjga.org.

 

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