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Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FORUM PLANNED

Speed Date the Candidates, a Democratic candidate forum sponsored by Southwest Las Vegas Democratic Club and the Stonewall Democratic Club of Southern Nevada, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at Putter’s Bar & Grill, 6945 S. Rainbow Blvd. The event is set to feature local Democratic candidates for State Senate Districts 9 and 11 and Assembly Districts 8, 9, 35 and 41 and is to be moderated by Sue Manteris.

Early voting for the June 12 primary begins May 26. For more information, email swlvdems@gmail.com.

EASTER SEALS to OFFER FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS

Easter Seals Nevada is partnering with CVS Pharmacy to offer free developmental screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 for parents and caregivers of young children in select CVS locations.

Locations are:

— CVS Store No. 4495:

5545 Camino Al Norte

— CVS Store No. 5942:

7285 S. Durango Drive

— CVS Store No. 8795:

2662 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway

This 20-minute screening tool is free online through support from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust in collaboration with Easter Seals Nevada’s Make the First Five Count initiative for the early detection and treatment of developmental delays in children birth to 5 years old.

On average, four out of five children in Nevada are not properly screened for developmental delays. With the help of this tool, parents and caregivers can track their children’s development through age 5 and make sure they are hitting necessary milestones. An Easter Seals Nevada developmental specialist will be on-site to assist with screenings.

For more information, visit makethefirstfivecount.org.

NV ENERGY, SOUTHWEST GAS PLAN FREE WORKSHOP ON SOLAR WATER HEATING

NV Energy and Southwest Gas plan to host a free workshop on the benefits of solar water heating from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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 also will provide information.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at nvenergy.com/renewablegenerations or call 866-786-3823. Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheating rebate.com or call 855-743-1603.

DAVID BARTON GYM TO HOST FREE YOGA CLASS AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

The David Barton Gym plans to host a free yoga class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday 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 tivolivillagelv.com.

TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA SUPPORT GROUP SET TO MEET SATURDAY

A meeting of the Las Vegas Valley Trigeminal Neuralgia support group is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. The group should meet in the third-floor waiting room before going to the third-floor rehabilitation day room for the actual meeting. The group shares experiences for those suffering with TN pain. For more information, contact Bill Starr, support group leader, at 263-7716.

GOVERNMENT AUCTION PLANNED

An auction featuring items from several government agencies is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Clark County storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St. off East Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park. A three-day preview and registration period is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Prospective bidders are encouraged to register in advance at the office at the storage lot. For more information, visit tntauction.com.

FREE HEALTH FAIR SCHEDULED

Steppers West Associates Inc. has planned a free health fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 26 in the MardiGras Ballroom at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. The event is to bring families together for health and safety information and resources in a fun atmosphere and is set to provide free health screenings, information on healthy behaviors and important safety demonstrations. Supporters and participants include: The American Heart Association, PIMA Medical Institute, on hand for blood pressure measurements, and the Academy of Healing Arts to demonstrate relaxation techniques through massage therapy. For more information, email stepperswest associates@yahoo.com.

GLBT JURIED ART COMPETITION PLANNED

In celebration of GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) Month, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has planned "Over the Rainbow," a juried art competition created to encourage participation of the public in showcasing creativity in the visual arts. A single juror process is utilized for awards and for the selection of the work for exhibition, from young adults (sixth to 12th grade) and adults. Entries will be accepted at the following times: 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. May 29 and 30 at the Windmill Library Art Gallery, 7060 W. Windmill Lane. No entry will be accepted after 6:45 p.m. May 30. Judging is set for May 31. For entry forms and more information, visit lvccld.org/events/special_programs/overtherainbow/.

WINDER FARMS PLANS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT INITIATIVE

Winder Farms plans to make a donation to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Winder Farms strawberry milk sold through Oct. 31 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). To remind customers of the charitable initiative, labels on 16-ounce and half-gallon bottles have been changed and will now feature the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon.

Winder Farms has also created a Friends of the Farm offer to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For every new customer who signs up for Winder Farms using the promotional code "KOMEN," $25 will go to the charity. For more information, visit winderfarms.com.

REDROVER SETS TRAINING WORKSHOP

RedRover is scheduled to host a training workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday 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.

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.

For more information or to register, visit redrover.org/responders.

CHANGES COMING TO VILLAGE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER

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 facebook.com/govillagesquare.

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT CLOSES MAIN FACILITY

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 southernnevadahealthdistrict.org 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 the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.

BARKING DOGS ANNOUNCES DONATIONS TO LOCAL SHELTERS, RESCUES

Barking Dogs pet grooming and boutique, 9325 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 145, has announced its "Karma Konnection" fundraiser to benefit local shelters and rescues. Each month, the salon chooses a different shelter or rescue to receive donations of cash, toys, food, etc. For each donation members of the public make, they will receive $2 off any product or service at Barking Dogs. For more information, visit barkingdogslv.com.

GRIEF CAMP COMING JULY 20-22 TO LOVELL CANYON

Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon, 12 miles 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.

4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE

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 reganm@unce.unr.edu.

GRANT WILL HELP STOCK FOOD PANTRY

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley has received a $10,000 grant from health care provider CareMore. The grant will help fund HHOVV’s low-income qualified food pantry, which serves an average of 355 clients monthly.

Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a nonprofit organization that provides assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving daily living.

For more information, visit hhovv.org.

MAMMOVAN SCHEDULED TO OFFER LOW-COST BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less, Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan is scheduled to offer low- to no-cost breast cancer screenings at selected Food 4 Less locations. Stops are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 and Sept. 4 at 1301 S. Boulder Highway; June 14 at 4001 S. Decatur Blvd.; Aug. 16 at 1955 N. Nellis Blvd.; and Nov. 21 at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit nvhealthcenters.org.

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