Summerlin-area neighborhood news


The Village Square shopping center, 9400 W. Sahara Ave., recently unveiled changes planned by new ownership and management that took over in November.

The exterior will get a fresh look with a new color scheme, and the parking lot will be reconfigured to make better use of the space. More exterior shade will be addressed, and trees will dot the parking plaza.

Residents will begin seeing changes in about eight months, owners said.

Representatives of Westport Capital Partners LLC and Sentinel Development said they are motivated to work with businesses looking for retail space, pricing rent attractively and making allowances for interior build-outs.

New tenants include Bachi Burger, European Antiques, European Massage School, Patty’s Closet, Rocket Fizz, Sparkle and the upcoming 808 Tapas.

Village Square sits on the northwest corner of West Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road. It offers 240,000 square feet of retail space and is anchored by the 18-screen Regal Cinemas.

Community events are being planned to engage residents. For more information, visit


Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony is set to be joined by first- and second-grade classes from Conners Elementary School, 3810 Shadow Peak Drive, and city of Las Vegas staff members to plant a shoestring acacia tree at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Majestic Park, 3997 N. Hualapai Way, in honor of Arbor Day.

The tree will be planted near the Hualapai Way/Alexander Road entrance. The children plan also to bury a time capsule.

Although Arbor Day was celebrated April 27 this year in Nevada, the children’s event was deferred to accommodate mandatory testing.

Free brochures on tree selection, planting and upkeep are available for downloading at


The David Barton Gym plans to host a free yoga class at 8:30 a.m. May 19 on the main stage at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. Participants are asked to bring yoga mats, water bottles and a towel.

All skill levels and ages are welcome. For more information, visit


Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd., was named “Best Golf Course” in Las Vegas in the 31st annual Best of Las Vegas Reader’s Poll conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The course has taken top honors 13 of the past 14 years.


The Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive is planned for Saturday. To participate, leave a bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox that day for your letter carrier.

Another option is to visit an Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy through Saturday to purchase a pre-packaged bag of nonperishable food.

Shoppers can also donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register. A “stamp” will be hung in honor of each donation. Donation “stamps” supporting the food drive can also be found at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail store through Saturday.

For more information, visit or contact Glenn Norton at


NV Energy and Southwest Gas plan to host a free workshop on the benefits of solar water heating from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 in Student Union Room 208 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Utility customers can meet with company representatives about the incentive programs for this energy-efficient technology. Eligible contractors and vendors will also provide helpful information.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at or call

Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheating or call 855-743-1603.


A bariatric surgery seminar with Dr. Bernie Hanna is slated from 9 to 11 a.m. May 19 at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.

A similar event on weight-loss surgery, hosted by Dr. Francis Teng, is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. May 23.

Both events will be in the Mark Howard Classroom behind Starbucks in the main lobby. To register, call 233-5474.


The Outside Las Vegas Foundation plans to host a guided walk at 10 a.m. May 19 where Cliff Shadows Parkway meets the Las Vegas Beltway.

To register and for more information, call 530-3143 or email volunteer@outside For more information about the foundation, visit


RedRover is scheduled to host a training workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at Albertsons, 4055 S. Durango Drive, for people who want to shelter and care for animals rescued from large cruelty situations or displaced by floods, fires and other natural disasters.

RedRover Responders walk, feed and comfort animals until they can be reunited with their families, placed in foster care or adopted into new homes. After completing the training program, volunteers 18 or older are eligible to deploy to situations in Nevada and throughout the United States and Canada.

The cost is $50 per person in advance, which includes a volunteer T-shirt, an official photo ID badge, a certificate of completion and a volunteer handbook.

Find more information and register, visit


Skill clinics with the Harlem Globetrotters comedy basketball team are planned from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. June 25-27 at 24 Hour Fitness, 2090 Village Center Circle.

Participants 6 to 14 are invited to learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy, as well as seeing the Globetrotters’ basketball skills and tricks.

Clinics are also planned during the same times June 28-29 at the 24 Hour Fitness at 5651 Centennial Center Blvd. in northwest Las Vegas.

As part of the partnership, the Globetrotters will offer participants a voucher for a complimentary ticket to a 2013 World Tour game. Additionally, 24 Hour Fitness will offer free three-day passes.

The cost is $59. For registration information, visit


Griffiths Orthodontics, 8710 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150, ran an essay contest for children of military families with the topic “Why Living in America Makes Me Smile.” The two winners, Caiden Mauzy, 8, and Patrick Casa, 16, will receive free orthodontic care, valued at about $3,000 each.


The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy. This closure impacts only services in the main building.

Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected at this time, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Client services that are available at other locations include:

Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center

HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review, individual sewage disposal system plan review; loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review; parcel maps plan review.

The health district is anticipating these suspended services will be operational within soon, and environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.


Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host a golf tournament at 9 a.m. May 24 at Mountain Falls Golf Club, 5001 Clubhouse Drive, in Pahrump. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by the hospice.

Interested golfers may register individually for $100 or as a foursome for $350. Registration includes a spot in the tournament and a catered lunch. To attend the luncheon only, attendees can register for $25 per person or $40 per couple. In addition, multiple sponsorship opportunities are available.

Bus transportation will be available. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Forbes at 938-3910 or


Team Jesus Vacation Bible School is planned for children 3 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. July 9-13 at Summerlin Lutheran Church, 1911 Pueblo Vista Drive. For more information, visit or call 254-8431.


Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon southwest of Red Rock Canyon.

The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.

It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children’s Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.

To request an application and volunteer, call 796-3167, visit the Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St., or visit


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.

The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or

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