PHASE TWO TO OPEN
AT THUNDERBIRD SPORTS COMPLEX
The Thunderbird Family Sports Complex, 6105 N. Durango Drive, is scheduled to open its second phase Feb. 16.
Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross invites the public to an unveiling from 10 a.m. to noon.
In July, the city began phase two on the park. The phase includes landscaping and turf areas, lighted sidewalk extensions, a picnic shade shelter, benches and tables and a quarter-scale F-22 Raptor fighter jet exhibit.
COMMUNITY GARDEN UP AND RUNNING
AT FLOYD LAMB PARK
Angela O’Callaghan of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to coordinate the community garden at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, a move that was approved at a Las Vegas City Council meeting this month.
An area near the stables has been graded and water lines installed. Eagle Scouts have built and installed plumbing for 22 planting beds.
In the future, residents will be able to rent a planting bed.
For more information, contact Elaine Fagin at 702-257-5573 or Tuesday James at 702-229-5463.
TEAM HANDBALL TRAINING SCHEDULED
The Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, is offering a team handball training program in conjunction with the Las Vegas Scorpions Team Handball Club.
The program, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, is free for YMCA members 10 or older.
For more details and volunteer opportunities, contact Bernhard Schneider at 702-228-5560 or 702-683-4880 or email@example.com.
PRESENTATION TO HIGHLIGHT SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AVAILABLE ONLINE
The Centennial Hills Active Adults Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, plans a free presentation at 10 a.m. today focusing on Social Security services that are available online. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.
MAKE CHOCOLATE CANDY AT FRIDAY CLASS
The Centennial Hills Active Adults Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, plans a $5 candy-making class at 9 a.m. Friday to make chocolate bonbons. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.
UNITED WAY OFFERING
FREE TAX PREPARATION
The United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Road, is set to open its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites through April 15.
Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit refund of up to $5,891. The credit is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs for low-income, working taxpayers.
In addition to more than 30 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites across the Las Vegas Valley, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days that are open to the public:
n Super Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at HopeLink, 178 Westminster Way
n Super Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.
For more information, visit uwsn.org/free-tax-help.
NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE PLANS MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE FEB. 20
Nathan Adelson Hospice plans its ninth annual Multicultural Conference and Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Tuscany, 255 E. Flamingo Road.
Deborah Grassman is slated to speak. She is a nurse practitioner who has been the director of the hospice program at Veterans Affairs for the last 15 years. She also pioneered identifying the effects of trauma on the quality of a person’s dying process.
Tickets are $60 per person or $600 for a table of 10. Funds raised will support all the hospices, including Nathan Adelson-North West at 3391 N. Buffalo Drive. For tickets, contact Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO meet
AT GRACE IN THE DESERT CHURCH
The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.
The coffee events are planned for the first Wednesday of each month.
The club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or those who have life-changing events, such as retirement. It offers a variety of activities. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.
For more information, visit
westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.
EASTER SEALS NEVADA
RECEIVES $9,000 IN GRANTS
Easter Seals Nevada, a nonprofit group serving more than 8,000 Nevadans with disabilities every year, was awarded two grants in January from Cox Charities and EZCORP Foundation, totaling $9,000.
The grants will fund the following Easter Seals Nevada initiatives:
n The $5,000 grant from EZCORP Foundation will serve as scholarship money for the inclusive Child Development Center, providing children of all ages opportunities to explore, socialize and build skills to nurture their education foundation.
n The $4,000 grant from Cox Charities will be used to purchase various toys and equipment that will assist children with disabilities in their development of gross and fine motor skills, sensory integration and creative play.
Easter Seals Nevada provides services to more than 8,000 individuals with disabilities.
For more information, visit eastersealsnevada.org.