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All ages are welcome to shop at the Heritage Park Senior Facility’s Upscale Yard Sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 6 at the 300 S. Racetrack Road center. Admission is free for shoppers.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks/whats-new/coming-soon.php.

Cinco de Mayo celebration scheduled

A Cinco de Mayo celebration is set for 11:30 a.m. May 5 in the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The celebration is for those 50 or older, and there is a $5 fee per person. Advance registration is required; call 229-1515.

Grandmothers and moms
can swim free on Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; the Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 575 Galleria Drive; or the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Road, where mothers and grandmothers are set to receive free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. May 8. Admission charges of $1 to $2 apply for all other swimmers. For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks/whats-new/coming-soon.php.

Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo dinner

A Cinco De Mayo dinner and celebration is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. May 5 at Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The event is for those 50 or older, and the fee is $4. Advance registration is required; call 229-6454. Enjoy carne asada tacos with salsa, beans, rice, chips and salsa, and a nonalcoholic margarita.

Senior Center
to celebrate 35 years

The Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, is set to celebrate its 35th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11. Advance registration is required; call 229-6454.

Lunch and classes set
at Senior Center

A Simply Elegant Luncheon is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 11 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., for those 50 or older. The fee is $5, and advance registration is required. For more information, call 229-1515.

Also at the center, a Bunch Snack Pot Luck is set for 2 p.m. May 18. The event is free with a snack to share. Advance registration is requested.

An AARP Safe Driving Course is planned at 10 a.m. May 19 at the center. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable to the instructor. Advance registration is required; call the center for more information. Contact your insurance agent to see if you are eligible to receive an insurance discount by completing the course.

Mother’s Day potluck set

A Mother’s Day potluck is set for noon May 5 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. The event is for those 50 or older and is free with a dish to share. Registration is required one week in advance; call 229-6125.

Events planned at Lieburn

A heat awareness course is set for 1 p.m. May 16 at Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., for those 50 or older. Admission is free. For more information, call 229-1600.

National Scrapbook Month is set for 1:30 p.m. May 18. The fee is $5, and attendees are required to register, as well as bring pictures to learn how to make two scrapbook pages.

A Mexican luncheon is set for 11 a.m. May 20 at the center. The fee is $5 with advance registration. Chicken burritos, salad, fruit, drinks and dessert are planned.

events planned
at Centennial Hills

A Taking Charge of Your Utility Usage class is set for 10 a.m. May 23 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, for those 50 or older. Admission is free for those with membership. The director of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada will provide an overview of your consumer rights, various programs for persons having difficulty paying utility bills, and tips on conservation efforts and resolving problems you may have with your utility company. For more information, call 229-1702.

A class on exercise mechanics of the joints is set for 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 27 at the center for those 50 or older. There is a $2 fee with advance registration. Jennifer Campbell will discuss the different functions of joints and how to baby them so they last.

Seminars planned at Doolittle

Free Eating to Control High Blood Pressure Seminars are set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 31, June 7, 14, 21 and 28. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension staff will provide information on how to control blood pressure. Advanced registration is required. Register at least one week in advance by calling 229-6374.

Free fine arts competition
scheduled for May 10-11

Clark County residents 50 years or older are invited to enter their original work in the 11th annual Celebrating Life! fine arts competition between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 10-11 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. There is no fee to enter. Each year, the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the Celebrating Life! fine arts competition to recognize the talents of Las Vegas artists.

A public reception and awards ceremony will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The exhibition will be on display May 20 through June 30. Artists may enter original works in the following fine art media categories: drawing and pastel; mixed media (2-D); painting; sculpture and ceramics (3-D); watercolor and gouache; and photography.

The work must be ready for display, completed within the past three years and not previously juried into a Celebrating Life! exhibit. Only one work per artist may be submitted for jury. This year’s judges will be Stewart Freshwater, Suzanne Hackett-Morgan and Bobbie Ann Howell.

Artists whose works are not selected for the 2011 Celebrating Life! exhibition will have the option to display their submissions in the Salon de Refusés exhibit in the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery. This exhibit will remain on display May 20 through June 8. Award-winning pieces from the 2011 Celebrating Life! exhibit will travel to the City Hall Bridge Gallery to be displayed July 7 through Aug. 25.

For more information or to request an entry form, call 229-4631 or 229-1012.

Project to present foreclosure prevention process event

Councilman Steve Ross, Ward 6, invites residents facing foreclosure to a free, interactive foreclosure prevention and mediation process event from 2 to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The event is designed to provide information on various tools and programs to help residents facing foreclosure on their primary residence. A number of speakers, including representatives from the city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Nevada, will provide information on a variety of foreclosure-related topics. There also will be a question and answer period.

The event is being presented by the city of Las Vegas Senior Citizens Law Project in conjunction with the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program. It is part of the observance of Older Americans Month, which is recognized each May to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons.

Interested parties are asked to RSVP to 229-4167 as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Rotary club needs new members

The Centennial Hills Rotary Club is looking for new members.

To join or meet members of the community, visit their breakfast at 7 a.m. any Wednesday at Silverstone Ranch Golf Club, 8600 Cupp Ave.

Meet for fellowship and to make a difference in the community.

For more information, call Linda Winslow at 250-7524.

Registration for AARP National Spelling Bee open

The AARP National Spelling Bee is June 18 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Open to anyone age 50 or older, the contest offers a top prize of $5,000. The AARP National Spelling Bee was created in 1996 by a group of AARP members in Cheyenne, who wanted a fun way to challenge their peers to keep their minds sharp as they age.

The competition has been held every year since in Cheyenne. Volunteers select the words, write the sentences, organize and promote the event.

To register, go to tinyurl.com/3rwtdke.

Extension program to teach free memoir workshops for seniors

Life Stories Nevada, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program designed to help seniors 50 or older record their memoirs, is sponsoring free four-week memoir workshops.

Workshops at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, and the Howard Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., are under way.

The Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 Racetrack Road, plans to host a Life Stories Nevada workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 6-27.

For more information, visit lifestoriesnevada.org.

National Veterans Golden Age Games coming up

The Department of Veterans Affairs is sponsoring the nation’s largest annual sporting event for senior citizens, The National Veterans Golden Age Games, for U. S. Military Veterans age 55 or older May 26-31 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The games encourage our nation’s aging veterans to live a healthy lifestyle. They are a recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

For more information, go to veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov or email jose.llamas@va.gov or call 202-461-7549.

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