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Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News, Oct. 8-14


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.

STREET TEENS CHOSEN AS FINALIST FOR 50 STATES OF GOOD CONTEST

The nonprofit group Street Teens was chosen as the finalist for Nevada for the Tom’s of Maine 50 States of Good contest. The organization focuses on helping homeless youths with shelter, food and clothing.

Street Teens is asking people to vote every day through Oct. 15 at tomsofmaine.com/community to help the organization win $10,000.

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.

SESSION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON 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.

ESL CLASSES SET FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS AT WHITNEY LIBRARY

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., is scheduled to offer free English as a Second Language classes for adults and seniors starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 21. Classes are scheduled on Monday to Thursday for six weeks.

Those interested are advised to sign up for testing and orientation Oct. 21. For more information, call 702-507-3530.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES PLANNED FOR BEGINNERS

Free computer clases for beginners are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday Oct. 21-30 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

The classes are offered by the Virtual Library of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Registration is required. To register, call 702-507-6300.

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.

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.

SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE TO OFFER ACTOR CLASSES

The nonprofit Shakespeare Institute of Nevada 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 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Hollywood Bound Acting Academy, 7220 S. Cimarron Road.

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

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

 

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