Sunrise/Whitney 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.

ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBIT

Artists are invited to drop off art entries honoring 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.

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 E. 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 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.

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.

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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