Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News, Oct. 1-7


HEALTH DISTRICT TO OFFER NEW FLU VACCINES

The Southern Nevada Health District is scheduled to begin offering a new flu vaccine this month.

The quadrivalent influenza vaccine contains two strains each of influenza A and B and will be used to protect against four strains of the flu. The quadrivalent flu shot is $40, and the quadrivalent flu mist is $43.

The flu vaccine will be available at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D-1, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

For more information, visit southernnevadahealthdistrict.org.

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 a workshop scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at City Hall, 495 S. Main St. To register, call 702-229-5406 or e-mail 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.

CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET

A support group for those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth and similar neurological disorders has scheduled its next meeting for 10 a.m. to noon. Oct. 5 at 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.

For more information, call 702-343-3572 or visit cmtausa.org.

STEINWAY PIANOS TO BE SOLD AT SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSIC

More than 100 grand and upright pianos are scheduled to be showcased for sale Oct. 4-6 at Southern Nevada Music, 1881 S. Rainbow Blvd.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

The first two days of the sale will be by invitation only. The sale is to be extended to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

In addition to the Steinway showcase, the event will offer new, slightly used and reconditioned pianos by Young Chang, Yamaha, Story & Clark, Knabe and Petrof. Digital pianos by Roland and Kurzweil also will be available for preview and purchase.

To register, call 702-795-4646 or visit southernnevadamusic.com.

TOWN ADVISORY BOARDS TO MEET

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

LIBRARY INVITES COMMUNITY TO ENROLL IN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., has partnered with East Valley Family Services to guide and enroll community members in a health plan from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 16 and 31.

Assistants will guide participants through the process of satisfying the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

Enrollment begins this month and closes in March 2014. For more information or to register for an enrollment session, call 702-631-7098.

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.

ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBIT

Artists are invited to drop off art entries honoring the Day of the Dead traditions by 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

Chosen entries will be displayed at the Day of the Dead art exhibition scheduled from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3. On the Nov. 2, the Best of Show artist will be announced and awarded $250.

For more information, call Erika Borges at 702-455-7029.

SAM’S TOWN TO LAUNCH HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Sam’s Town is scheduled to launch a Health & Wellness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 inside Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway.

The exhibition is set to include preventative health screenings and free messages. Insurance options, early detection, exercise and financial health information will also be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit wecnv.com.

INTERTRIBAL VETERANS POW WOW SET FOR OCT. 26-27 AT SUNSET PARK

The ninth annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Pow Wow is scheduled for noon Oct. 26 and 27 at Sunset Park’s Area 1, 2601 E. Sunset Road. The Pow Wow will honor veterans, both native and nonnative, through traditional tribal music, dancing and singing.

Admission is $5 per person, $3 for seniors, $10 per family and free for military personal and police officers.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/k5wj7bq.

LAS VEGAS ZOMBIE RUN TO RETURN TO SUNSET PARK OCT. 27

The 5K and 1-mile Zombie Run fundraiser is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.

The trail run requires each runner to wear a flag football-style belt. Runners who make it through the course with any of their flags left will finish “alive.” If the zombies succeed in taking all of a runner’s flags, he will finish “undead.”

Volunteers 16 or older are invited to help during the event or to sign up as a zombie. Zombies must provide their own costumes.

Runners can sign up before Oct. 1 for $50 or by Oct. 18 for $60. The race will benefit the nonprofit Generation Vegas, which works to promote and improve education in the Las Vegas Valley.

For more information, visit lasvegaszombierun.com.

SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES

Nonprofit The Shakespeare Institute of Nevada has 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 10 am to noon Fridays and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at 7220 S. Cimarron Road.

The fee is $80 for 10 classes. The first class is free to audit.

For more information and to register, email shakesinstnv@gmail.com or call 702-896-9517.

 

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