Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News, Sept. 17-23


TOWN ADVISORY BOARDS TO MEET

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive.

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

CIVIL AIR PATROL TO MEET

The Nellis Senior Squadron of the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol plans to meet from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Grand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Air Terminal, 2730 Airport Drive. Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. It performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions.

Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, contact Maj. Mark Goodman at 702-326-7363 or mgoodman56@me.com.

WINDERMERE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Windermere Real Estate is accepting applications from organizations that wish to benefit from the company’s volunteer efforts.

Each year, the company’s Southern Nevada offices participate in Community Service Day Oct. 18.

Nonprofit groups and philanthropic organizations can apply to receive a full day of volunteer work from Windermere employees.

The project must be large enough to accommodate 40 to 80 volunteers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, visit windermerelasvegas.com/community-service-day.

BLM SEEKS PHOTOS FOR SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada Web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners are to be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaching games and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES

LAUNCHES ONLINE CAREGIVER TRAINING

The Clark County Department of Family Services recently announced the launch of Just in Time Training, an online caregiver training program.

The program provides tools to enhance parenting skills. A video library can be viewed at qpinevada.com. The site also provides viewers access to interactive webinars where participants can ask questions in real time.

The Department of Family Services plans to produce videos for the site regarding topics requested by foster parents and caregivers. The resource is part of a statewide collaborative effort to provide children in foster care with effective, loving and committed parenting.

 

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