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East Valley Neighborhood News, July 24-30


Whitney Elementary School, 5005 Keenan Ave., recently received personal care and hygiene products as part of Shower to the People.

The program, which brings hygiene products to impoverished American families, is part of Family-to-Family, a national nonprofit hunger and poverty relief organization.

Whitney Elementary School families are some of the poorest in the valley, with many living in government housing and 80 percent of the students receiving free lunches, officials said. The school has been noted for its low-income population for several years and was featured on episodes of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and received donations from celebrities, including DeGeneres and Justin Bieber.


The city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking visual artists to submit digital images of two-dimensional artwork for inclusion in an image database.

The images will be used for ongoing exhibit space at City Hall. The work should be appropriate for a civic public space, suitable for viewing by all ages and political, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

A committee is set to select from submissions to tinyurl.com/lvcityart for shows that are scheduled to be on display from four months to a year.

For more information, call 702-229-1012 or email jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov.


Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilmen Ricki Y. Barlow and Bob Coffin spoke at a ceremony July 14 celebrating the start of a $13.9 million project to improve Main Street from Bonneville Avenue to north of U.S. Highway 95.

The project is designed to improve traffic, provide bicycle lanes and widen sidewalks for pedestrian traffic. Plans for the project also include landscaping and lighting improvements. Planners hope to complete the project in 2015.

Funding is set to be provided by fuel taxes, the city’s general fund and the city’s room tax.


Ad 2 Las Vegas plans to provide a pro bono advertising campaign to a local nonprofit.

The firm is accepting submissions from nonprofits through July 31. The campaign must support a local, regional or national public service project in the public interest or designed for community betterment.

Ad 2 is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, a nonprofit of advertising professionals 32 or younger. The local chapter began in 2012 and includes volunteers from advertising firms.

For more information, email publicservice@aaflasvegas.org.


Children’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Nevada children with heart problems, plans to host its 10th Annual Camp Mend-a-Heart Aug. 14-17 at Torino Ranch in the Spring Mountains. The camp offers children who are born with or have developed heart problems the opportunity to forge relationships, attain hope and build memories.

Children’s Heart Foundation, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 690 was founded in 2001 by local pediatric cardiologists and families of children with heart problems. Children’s Heart visit chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

  • La Oportunidad EXPO is schedued 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug ? at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event, organized by the Latin Chamber of Commerce, is designed to foster business opportunities with and within the Hispanic community. Plans for the event include promotional opportunities for businesses, free immunizations for children, free backpacks for students, a real estate pavilion, new vehicles for purchase, entertainment and more. Visit lvlcc.com or call 702-385-7367.
  • The traditional Spanish-language comedy “Ella, Mi Amante y mi Senora,” is scheduled at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or call 702-455-7340.
  • The free summer movie series is scheduled to continue with a screening of “Free Birds” at sundown July 31 at the Green at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Family films are set to be screened every Thursday through Aug 21. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702-269-5000.
  • As part of the “Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Happy Birthday, Norma Jean!” series, the 1961 film “The Misfits” is set to be screened at 1 p.m. July 29 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-3400.
  • The Dive In Movie series is scheduled to continue with a double feature screening of “Space Jam” at 7 p.m. and “Coach Carter” at 9:30 p.m. July 28 on the marquee at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Admission is $5. Double features are set to be screened every Monday through Aug 21. Visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or call 702-698-7000.
  • Summer Movies in the Park are scheduled on Thursdays at 9 p.m. at the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St. “Nacho Libre” is scheduled July 24 and “Napolean Dynamite” is scheduled July 31. Visit downtowncontainerpark.com.
  • “Why Masterworks,” an invitational group show with each piece focusing on the one or more elements and principles of art is scheduled through Aug. 23 by appointment at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Visit www.artslasvegas.org, or call 702-229-1012.
  • “Celebrating Life! 2014 Winners Circle,” is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The exhibition is set to feature the award-winning entries of the “Celebrating Life!” fine arts competition for residents 50 or older. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
  • “Harmony of Balance,” and exhibition of clay works by Yaffa Cary is scheduled to be on display from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.
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