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Centennial Hills Neighborhood News Sept. 10-16

JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Registration for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master gardener program is open through September. The classes for children ages 7-12 are scheduled from 9 a.m.to noon on alternate Saturdays and was scheduled to begin Sept. 7 at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production, 4734 Horse Road. The fee is $50 for the semester. At the end of the completed fall semester, students are set to receive a certificate, pin and an invitation to attend JMG Part II offered in the spring. For information or to register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or at juohnsonk@unce.unr.edu. For more information on the national program, visit jmgkids .us.

LIBRARY PLANNING WORKSHOP ON SCHOOL SUCCESS

The Centennial Hills Library is planning an all-ages workshop on back-to-school success from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the meeting room at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The library offers free resources from tutors to databases to help children succeed. For more information, call 702-507-6100.

LEGO CLUB SET TO MEET AT LIBRARY

The Centennial Hills Library is home to the LEGO Club’s meeting, planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the story room at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The meeting is open to ages 6 to 11. Passes will be given out a half-hour before the program starts. For more information, call 702-507-6100.

COUNCILMAN SET TO ATTEND LAST MOVIE IN THE PARK

Join Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross for “Rise of the Guardians,” this year’s last movie in the park, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-335-0000.

THEATER’S TOUR INFORMATION MEETING PLANNED

The 32nd Street Theater’s 19th annual “Unity Through Knowledge” HBCU Tour will visit the universities of Grambling State, Southern, Jackson State, Alcorn State, Prairie View, Texas Southern, Dillard and Xavier. A registration/information meeting is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church, 3606 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144. For more information, contact Rev. Kelcey A. West at 702-860-6638 or visit 32ndst.us.

PONY PARTIES PLANNING PLAY DAYS

J.R. Pony Parties, 1753 Fairhaven St., plans to host play days and pony rides from 10 a.m to noon Tuesdays and no-school days through January. Admission for adults and kids is $5. For more information, call 702-631-4142 or visit jrponyparties.com.

FREE TRAPPERS SET TO MEET IN SPRING MOUNTAINS

Spring Mountain Free Trappers meet for a black powder shoot the first weekend of each month at CC Spring and Lovell Canyon roads in the Spring Mountains southwest of Las Vegas. Locations vary depending on weather, so call Daniel Trousdale at 702-645-2658 before attending. For more information, visit smft.org.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES PLANNED AT ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Join members of the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center for belly dance classes set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Class members, led by instructor Jeanne Baer, have performed during luncheons at the Lieburn Senior Center and at a Chinese New Year celebration in Sun City Anthem. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO HOST CHARITY BARBECUE

Opportunity Village plans a charity barbecue with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Bitter Root Ranch, 6828 Rio Vista St. Guests must RSVP by Sept. 13.

For more information, visit opportunityvillage.org or call 702-880-4068.

SYNAGOGUE WELCOMES NEW CONGREGANTS

Congregation P’nai Tikvah is offering free high holiday programs and services to the public as a way to welcome, engage and connect with the Jewish community. The next services are planned at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, on Kol Nidre — Yom Kippur evening, at 7 p.m. Sept. 13; and Yom Kippur Saturday, at 10 a.m. Sept. 14.

Reservations are required by calling 702-436-4900 or visiting the synagogue’s website at pnaitikvah.org.

BLM COLLECTING ENTRIES THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR PHOTO CONTEST

The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photos must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners are to be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or kgodbey@blm.gov, or visit blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/nevada_150.html.

USTA-NEVADA GATHERING USED TENNIS RACKETS

The United States Tennis Association-Nevada, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sport, is in need of gently used tennis rackets, including wooden ones. USTA-Nevada offices are at 1333 N. Buffalo Drive, Suite 130.

For more information, call 702-792-8384 or visit ustanevada.com.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA LAUNCHES 10TH OF THE MONTH DONOR PROGRAM

HELP of Southern Nevada is launching its $10 on the 10th recurring donor program, which encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month.

To sign up, visit helpsonv.org, click “Get Involved” and scroll down to donate, labeling $10 on the 10th in the description. Donors have the option to select the frequency of a recurring donation by using the drop-down box. Sign-ups on behalf of someone else are also available as gifts.

BANK OF AMERICA INITIATIVE PLANNED TO BENEFIT VETERANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Bank of America has announced a fundraising initiative called Express Your Thanks to benefit veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of Major League Baseball Charities.

The project’s goal is to raise million for these charities. Running through Veterans Day (Nov. 11), anyone can participate by taking a photo, creating a video or writing a message of support and sharing it on bankofamerica.com/troopthanks. They also can post on Twitter with the hashtag #troopthanks. For every message posted, Bank of America will donate to Wounded Warriors and Welcome Back Veterans.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States. Call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org for more information.

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