Neighborhood news in Sunrise/Whitney, Sept. 3-9


Town Advisory Board meetings scheduled for September

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Paradise Community Center, 4775 McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

Children’s 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 scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at foundation, 6070 S. Eastern Ave.

A swab of cheek cells will 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 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 also is accepting donations to help cover the cost of the transplants.

For more information, call 702-735-8434 or visit nvccf.org.

Healthy Kids Festival planned Sept. 28

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids program plans its second annual Healthy Kids Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Paradise Park, 4775 McLeod Drive.

The free event is open to the public and will teach families how to be healthy and active. It will feature sports, exercise, music, healthy food tastings and more.

Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Rape Crisis Center seeks male and female volunteers 21 or older to assist in responding to sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.

The first of two annual training sessions is scheduled to begin Sept. 9 and runs three evenings per week for five weeks for a total of 50 hours. Volunteers must pass a extensive background check, drug screen, and commit to a minimum of 6 months of volunteer service of at least 6 hours per week on call. For more information, visit rcclv.org or call 702-385-2153.

 

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