Clark County Department of Development Services has announced the initial release of the Clark County Seismic Site Class Map. The department has scheduled an open house forum from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday in the Development Services Presentation Room, 4701 W. Russell Road, in which senior engineer Werner K. Hellmer is set to discuss the development of the map and its use and applicability in the permitting process. This new map will provide an additional (and optional) means of evaluating the Seismic Site Class requirements in Section 1613 of the 2009 International Building Code.

Questions, comments and suggestions will be answered after the meeting. Any interested parties are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Please reserve a seat by emailing Werner K. Hellmer at


Child’s Play, 7260 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 100, is scheduled to host a playtime preschool for kids 18 months to 4 years at 9:45 a.m. each Thursday. The class will include group activities in language development, music, early reading, math, science and writing. Classes run in six-week increments and vary in cost. The center offers classes in dance, yoga, gymnastics, arts and languages.

For more information, visit

Palms set to host Love Festival

The third annual Love Festival is set for Friday through Sunday at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. Weekend highlights include live performances by British hip-hop artist Tinie Tempah, hip-hop artist Yelawolf, DJ sets by residents Paul Oakenfold and Morgan Page and musical talent such as Paul Van Dyk, Chromeo, DJ Reza, Treasure Fingers and others.

The festival is for those 21 or older, and three-day, all-access passes start at $475.

For more information, call 942-6832 or go to

McFadden’s to host
Memorial Day celebration

McFadden’s at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, is set to hold a Memorial Day celebration Saturday. MMA super model Amber Nicole Miller, along with members of the Tacoma Rainiers baseball team, are scheduled to host.

“Happy 2 Hours” is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in which guests may drink for $15. An open bar is set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for $20 for women and $30 for men.

A bikini contest also is scheduled. McFadden’s is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 270-6200 or go to


The newly opened Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is scheduled to host Tales and Trails Storytellers at
11:30 a.m. June 3. The event, which features participatory storytelling, is targeted for kids 11 or younger. Admission is free. For more information, visit


The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host a Yu-Gi-Oh! event at 3:30 p.m. June 4. The event will allow enthusiasts to bring and trade cards. It is best suited for kids in grades four through 12. For more information, call 507-3820.


A Welcome Home Celebration for veterans of all generations and their families is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 6 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave.

The event will include opportunities for veterans to learn about benefits, employment, education funding, housing and mortgage information.

For more information, call 636-4000.

Open house to help
those facing cancer

The Nevada Cancer Institute plans to host a special open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5 at its main campus, 1 Breakthrough Way (near Town Center Drive and the Las Vegas Beltway).

It will include workshops, activities and resources for cancer survivors, their families, friends and supporters. The event is free and will celebrate those who have faced cancer and won. Workshops include yoga, meditation and nutrition. Expect craft activities for the whole family. Survivors are invited to share their personal stories in a special scrapbook.

For more information, visit nevada

Get $75 mammograms in May

Through May 31, The Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250; Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road; and Red Rock Radiology, 7130 Smoke Ranch Road, are offering a special $75 digital screening mammogram, without a physician’s referral, for any woman at least 40 years old. This program is most beneficial to women who may be uninsured or underinsured. If you have insurance, check with your provider. You may find that your mammogram is fully covered.

To schedule a mammogram, contact The Breast Center at Sunrise at 784-7870, Southern Hills Hospital at 880-2900 or Red Rock Radiology at 731-2888.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM to kick off June 11 at Windmill Library

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is scheduled to host Around the World Summer Reading Kickoff at 11 a.m. June 11.

The event is part of the library’s summer reading program. People can sign up and get a reading log.

For more information, go to

Day camps available at YMCA

The YMCA of Southern Nevada offers wallet-friendly solutions for families looking for child care and ways to stay active this summer. The YMCA is now taking day camp registrations and selling Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited access to its locations: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the YMCA’s newest location, the SkyView YMCA in North Las Vegas, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

YMCA day camp is for kids ages 5 to 15 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 through Aug. 26. Free care for campers is available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and is provided for working parents. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

The Sizzlin’ Summer Pass provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, swimming pools, wellness centers and classes. Prices are $109 (individual) and $209 (family). For a list of amenities by location, visit

Buy a pin to help a child

During May, all Short Line Express convenience stores will be selling Yogi Bear and Kermit paper hearts, and select stores will be selling various styles of gold heart pins to raise money in support of Variety-the Children’s Charity.

Variety helps children with special needs in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit

Patrons can purchase a paper heart for $1 or a gold heart pin for $2.

For more information, call 307-6667 or visit

Donations allow Adopt a Rescue Pet animal sanctuary to remain open

After weeks of seeking donations to cover a $70,000 debt, Adopt a Rescue Pet, 1500 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 105, will be able to keep adoptable animals at its 5-acre Amargosa Valley property.

The $70,000 sum was to cover a balloon payment on the mortgage that was to be paid by a private grant. When that funding was no longer available, the nonprofit animal rescue organization sought donations and conducted creative fundraising to cover the cost.

As of midnight May 1 — the deadline for the payment — the remaining donations were gathered, and the property was saved, said Elizabeth Davis Rubin, founder and president of the organization.

Rubin said that although the payment is covered, residents are welcome to donate funds or supplies to the organization.

For more information, email or call 798-8663 or 883-0035.

To adopt a pet, visit PetSmart at 2140 N. Rainbow Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

Reggae at Silverton

Wailing Souls and For Twenty Daze are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sway Pool at Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Guests 21 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 263-7777.

Palms Love Festival

The third annual Love Festival is set during Memorial Day Weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo Road. The festival is for those 21 or older, and three-day, all-access passes start at $475. For more information, call 942-6832 or go to

Comedy at the Palms

Dov Davidoff is set to perform at 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Palms. For more information, go to

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