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Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News

The Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, plans a seated yoga class for people who have difficulty standing or completing exercises on the floor and for those who perform repetitive computer and desk work.

The free class is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday inside the library’s Jewel Box Theater. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit lvccld.org.

LECTURE SERIES TO FEATURE
REGIONAL ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS

The COLAB design gallery in Art Square, 1025 S. First St., is set to launch its 2013 lecture series, featuring architects and designers from around the region talking about their work.

The series’ first free lecture is scheduled to feature Palm Springs, Calif., architect Lance O’Donnel at 6:30 p.m. March 6 inside the Art Square Theatre .

A meet and greet is scheduled for
5:30 p.m. at COLAB, and a reception is scheduled to follow the talk at Artifice, also in Art Square.

For more information, call 702-845-0831 or visit colablv.org.

free museum admission offered
for bank cardholders

Anyone with a Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card is eliglble for free admission to two museums on the first weekend of every month. This weekend the Museums on Us program offers free admission to cardholders to the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The offer is for the cardholder only. For more information, visit museums.bankofamerica.com/.

CELLPHONE DONATIONS TO BENEFIT
OVERSEAS MILITARY PERSONNEL

RMI Management, a Las Vegas-based community management company, is set to continue its collection of cellphones, the proceeds from which will go toward calling cards for U.S. military personnel overseas.

The company has partnered with nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers, which provides communication services to active-duty members of the military and veterans.

Gently used, late-model cellphones are preferred, but any type from any carrier may be donated.

Phones can be dropped off at 630 Trade Center Drive in Las Vegas and 7951 Deer Springs Way in North Las Vegas.

For more information, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

HADASSAH CHAPTER TO ASSEMBLE
A WOMEN’S SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

The Hadassah Southern Nevada chapter, a member of the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is forming a special interest group for women in their 20s through 40s.

An informational meeting is planned for 7 p.m. March 12 at the Lady Silvia, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For more information, contact Michelle Tarnow at 702-265-8991 or metarnow@gmail.com.

GARDEN OF DREAMS TO HONOR
THOSE WHO MADE STRIDES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, 1325 N. Main St., is set to unveil the Garden of Dreams at 11 a.m. today, featuring Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow.

The event is scheduled to feature the Nevada Wing – Civil Air Patrol’s Color Guard and performances by the Las Vegas Mass Choir.

A sentimental and educational garden with a permanent monument to the civil rights movement, the Garden of Dreams aims to help educate the public about the struggles and successes of the journey toward equal rights.

Each year, Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery will reward a local student with a demonstrated commitment to community service and the ideals of freedom, equality and justice with a scholarship to be used at a Nevada institution of higher education.

The Garden of Dreams’ features include a granite torch in the center, oversized granite stars and personalized pavers.

Visitors approach the garden via the Walk of Dreams pavers, which symbolize those who have inspired the ideals of freedom, equality and justice. Funds raised from the sale of the pavers will be used to help pay for the Palm Garden of Dreams Scholarship.

Fourteen polished granite stars, representing the 14th Amendment, will adorn the Civil Rights Plaza floor. Each year, a significant contributor to the civil rights movement will be honored with a dedication.

For more information about the Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery or the Garden of Dreams, call 702-464-8300 or visit palmgardenofdreams.com.

FREE TESTING, IMMUNIZATIONS
TO BE OFFERED FOR HEPATITIS, HIV

The Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District are set to offer testing for hepatitis B and C, hepatitis immunizations and free HIV testing from 1 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at the Community Counseling Center, 714 E. Sahara Ave.

For more information, call the counseling center at 702-369-8700 or the health district’s sexual health clinic at 702-759-0702.

REGISTRATION SET THROUGH THURSDAY
FOR JUNIOR MASTER GARDNER PROGRAM

Registration is open through Thursday for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program.

Children will experience hands-on gardening and environmental activities while learning about plants, water, soil, vegetables and more. They will learn to grow healthy foods with an end product they can eat. In addition, children will learn leadership skills, safety with tools and more.

Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to attend the program. The class meets twice monthly from 8 a.m. to noon. The fee is $50 per semester.

For those who live in the south part of the valley, the classes take place at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

For those in the north part of the valley, the classes are planned at the Master Gardener Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive.

For more information or to register, call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu. For more information on the program, visit imgkids.us.

At the end of the completed spring semester, children will receive a certificate, a pin and an invitation to attend the second part of the Junior Master Gardener program, set to be offered in the fall.

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