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KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT WISHES WEDNESDAY AT CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY EVENT

Kids ages 6-11 are invited to a program about making wishes at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive.

The event is free. Passes will be given out a half-hour before the program.

For more information, call 507-6100.

RAPTOR PLAY PARK UNDERGOING
SECOND PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION

Construction of Phase 2 of the Raptor Play Park is under way .

The project is to add landscaping and turf areas, lighted sidewalk extensions, a picnic shade shelter, benches and tables, off-site improvements and a full-scale F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet exhibit to the existing park at Tropical Parkway and Durango Drive.

The F-22 Raptor is the namesake of the park that opened in February 2011. The park is part of the Thunderbird Family Sports Park .

Paving, street lights, storm drains and sidewalks are also expected to be completed. Lane restrictions may be enforced during street construction.

The park is slated to be completed in early 2013 .

FREE SEMINARS TO ANSWER ZONING
AND LICENSING LEGAL QUESTIONS

The city of Las Vegas’ Economic and Urban Development Department plans to host 90-minute seminars through September on several topics regarding running a business.

Check-in is set for 7:45 a.m. for each seminar at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Scheduled topics are: July 24, labor and employment legal requirements; Aug. 7, trademarks, trade names, service marks and e-commerce; Aug. 21, small claims court; and Sept. 5, trust and estate planning.

The seminars are sponsored by the city of Las Vegas and attorneys from the law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residents can register by emailing dmharris@lasvegasnevada.gov or calling 229-6862.

For more information, email sallen@lionelsawyer.com.

NV ENERGY OFFERS REBATE
FOR RECYCLED REFRIGERATORS

NV Energy is offering a $50 rebate for customers to recycle their second refrigerators this summer. Inefficient refrigerators waste energy as a result of working harder and longer in hot garages to maintain their temperature. In addition to the rebate, NV Energy will pick up the extra refrigerator or freezer for free.

Units must be in working order and be at least 10 cubic feet in size. Participants must own the refrigerator or freezer, and the offer is limited to two units for each address.

NV Energy will recycle 95 percent of the units. For program qualifications and to schedule a pickup, visit nvenergy.com/refrigerator or call
877-289-8260.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
ANNOUNCES FARE CHANGES

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently approved changes to some of the valley’s transit fares.

Fares will be adjusted for Strip routes, paratransit service and reduced-fare passes. Regular fares for residential routes will not increase. The decision also changes some of the transportation commission’s policies governing paratransit service.

Residential routes, including Centennial, Westcliff Airport, Boulder Highway, Henderson, Downtown and Sahara Express routes, are introducing a 15-day pass for $34, which will replace the five-day pass currently offered, and changing the reduced-fare discount offered on residential transit routes to a flat 50 percent discount for all passes. Reduced-fare day passes will cost $2.50; reduced-fare 15-day passes will cost $17; and reduced-fare monthly passes will cost $32.50. Reduced-fare passes are available for youths 6 to 17, seniors 60 or older and people with disabilities. These changes are set to be effective Sept. 30.

Paratransit service changes are replacing the $80 unlimited-ride monthly pass with a 46 single-rides coupon book for $80 or a 22 single-rides coupon book for $40. Passengers who wish to take additional rides will be charged the $3 single-ride paratransit fare. This change is set to be effective in July 2013.

Strip & Downtown Express Service and Deuce on the Strip Service changes are increasing the fixed-route Strip 24-hour all-access pass from $7 to $8 and increasing the fixed-route Strip two-hour all-access pass from $5 to $6. Strip fares are set to change Sept. 30. Locals who purchase residential passes may use them on any route, including the Strip, at no additional charge.

For more information, visit rtcsnv.com.

SEE THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCK CANYON
IN PHOTOS

More than 100 photos from the 2012 annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are on display through Aug. 10 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center Gallery, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

The 2013 Visions of Red Rock Calendar is available at friendsofredrockcanyon.org and at the Elements Gift Store in the Visitor Center. The calendar features 14 images of Red Rock Canyon entered in the 2012 contest. The cost is $15 and $12.75 for members.

For more information, contact Friends of Red Rock at 515-5360 or email info@friendsofredrock
canyon.org.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA CAMPAIGN COLLECTING BOTTLED WATER

HELP of Southern Nevada’s HELP2O campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating bottled water and spare change at Whole Foods Market through August.

All Whole Foods locations, including 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd. and 6689 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Town Square Las Vegas, will serve as collection points. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area’s homeless population.

Additionally, those looking to make a monetary donation will be able to do so by tossing their change into branded HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four Whole Foods Las Vegas and Henderson locations or by submitting a donation via helpsonv.org.

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