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The eight-week session is set for Jan. 28 through March 22 at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The program is designed to help people get back to work and gain the educational and employment skills necessary to make them marketable in today’s economy.

The class is open to adults reading at a sixth-grade level or higher. Classes are planned four to five days per week, depending on the job-shadowing schedule for students.

Areas of instruction include the skills that employers have identified as the most important to entry-level job success, including situational judgment, active listening, reading with understanding and using math to solve problems in the workplace.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will participate in job shadowing . The job shadowing can be a few hours or a week or more, depending on the work site.

For more information , call 702-507-3530.

COMPETITORS TO SCALE THE STRATOSPHERE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Registration is open for participation in the American Lung Association in Nevada’s fifth annual Scale the Strat competition, scheduled for March 2. A time has yet to be determined.

Participants are set to scale all 108 floors and 1,455 steps inside the Stratosphere tower to raise money for preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.

The event is limited to the first 600 participants who are 18 or older. Registration is $50. Climbers are also asked to make a minimum fundraising pledge of $150 to the American Lung Association.

For more information or to register , visit scalethestrat.com.

FREE PILATES AND YOGA CLASSES OFFERED

Body Heat Hot Pilates & Yoga, 8876 S. Eastern Ave., is set to celebrate its one-year anniversary with complimentary Pilates and yoga classes from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday .

To celebrate the special milestone, all classes Wednesday are free and will be open to new and current members, based on availability. Guests will also receive one week free when they visit for the first time. For more information, call 702-432-0028 or visit bodyheatyoga.com.

VALLEYWIDE YMCA SITES OFFER DEAL
TO PROMOTE HEALTHY HABITS IN 2013

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is encouraging people of all ages to “live better, do it together” in 2013.

To make it easier for individuals to get active and form healthy habits, the YMCA is giving everyone a chance to save up to $75 on a new individual or family membership when they join by Jan. 31.

No coupon is required for the offer, which is good at all YMCA of Southern Nevada locations.

Locations include: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; the Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.

SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSICAL ARTS SOCIETY SEEKS SINGERS FOR UPCOMING SEASON

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society invites singers to be part of its 50th anniversary season.

Rehearsals are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, call director Douglas Peterson at 702-451-6672 or visit snmas.com.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
SEEKS FOSTER HOMES

The Clark County Department of Family Services is seeking members of the public willing to become foster parents.

The program involves individuals and families providing safe, stable and loving environments for children in need of temporary out-of-home care.

Information packets are available and include an overview of the program and the latest session schedule.

For more information or to request a packet, call 702-455-0181.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES SEEKS SITES FOR BLOOD DRIVES

The American Red Cross Blood Services has increased staffing to increase the number of blood drives in Las Vegas.

The Red Cross invites community-minded businesses, churches, schools and other organizations to host blood drives in locations across the Las Vegas Valley.

To meet the demand for blood products in the area hospitals it serves, the Red Cross needs to schedule two or more blood drives every business day. It is estimated that in the coming year, about 48,000 valley patients will need a red blood cell transfusion in a hospital served by the Red Cross.

Residents interested in sponsoring a blood drive or donating blood should call 702-522-4000.

WATER AUTHORITY REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT WINTER RESTRICTIONS

The Southern Nevada Water Authority reminds residents that winter watering restrictions are in effect, and watering is limited to one assigned day a week through Feb. 28.

Watering restrictions also apply to drip irrigation systems. Sunday is not an optional watering day.

Watering should be done in mid-morning to avoid afternoon winds that make sprinklers less effective and avoid the risk of icing.

For more information, visit snwa.com or call 702-258-7283.

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