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A 50-or-older knitting group is scheduled at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Also, a 50-or-older line dancing event is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the center. Both events are free with annual membership. For more information, call 229-1702.


The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is hosting an event that teaches about cancer prevention at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

Participants can learn practical information that might help prevent cancer.

For more information or to sign up, call 643-9904.

SENIOR WOODWORKERS Invited TO SOCIALIZE at parkdale center

Woodworkers 50 or older are invited to bring their own tools and materials to work on projects and socialize from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Parkdale Community and Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St. The center has some basic wood turning tools available. For more information, call 455-8502.


A Family Night is scheduled for one night each month at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The cost is $1. Call 229-1515 for details.

Bingo Bash set at adult center

A Bingo Bash game is planned at noon to 1:30 p.m. June 2 at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The fee is $2. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 229-1702.


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.

Attend a free seminar on eating to control blood pressure

Free Eating to Control High Blood Pressure Seminars are planned for those 50 or older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension staff members will provide information on how to control blood pressure. Advanced registration is required. Register at least one week in advance. For more information, call 229-6125.

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.

Get your blood pressure checked

Free blood pressure checks for those 50 or older are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 8 and 22 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 229-1702.

Make a lei and attend a luau

A Lei Making Workshop for those 50 or older is set from 1 to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The fee is $12. Make a fresh flower lei with flowers flown in from Hawaii. A Luau Luncheon for those 50 or older is planned at 11:30 a.m. June 15 at the center. Live entertainment is scheduled. The fee is $5. Advance registration is required for the luncheon. For more information, call 229-6454.

Share some jokes and birthdays

A Joke Day for those 50 or older is scheduled at 11 a.m. June 23 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. Admission is free. Bring your clean jokes to share with the group. A free monthly birthday celebration is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. June 23 as well. Celebrate your birthday or help celebrate the birthdays of other members who have a birthday this month. Advanced registration is required. Please register at least one week in advance. For more information, call 229-6125.

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. Next up, the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 Racetrack Road, plans to host a workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 6-27.

For more information, visit lifestoriesnevada.org.

UNLV to host Solar workshop

Valley residents are invited to learn more about the benefits of solar hot water systems at a free workshop planned for 6 to 8 p.m. June 2 in the second floor of the UNLV Student Union, 4505 Maryland Parkway.

The event is hosted by NV Energy and Southwest Gas. Company representatives will discuss incentive programs related to the energy-efficient technology. Eligible contractors and vendors will also be in attendance to provide information. No RSVP is required. Parking is available in front of the Student Union.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at NVEnergy.com/RenewableGenerations or by calling 866-786-3823. Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheatingrebate.com or by calling 855-743-1603.

questionnaire could help save a life

The Valley Health System announces HealthAware, an online questionnaire to help assess one’s risk of heart disease. It takes less than seven minutes to complete and immediately provides a personalized report on one’s overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease or stroke.

If individuals meet certain clinical criteria, they are given the opportunity to meet with a health care professional at any of the five Valley Health System hospitals for a free, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

For more information, visit ichoosevalleyhealthsystem.com and click on the HealthAware assessment of your choice.

Registration for Spelling Bee open

The AARP National Spelling Bee is June 18 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Open to anyone 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.

Register by June 16 at aarp.org/spellingbee.

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