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Centennial Neighborhood News

COUNCILMAN ROSS TO ATTEND
TOWN CENTER ESTATES HOA MEETING

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross, Ward 6, is set to attend a Town Center Estates Homeowners Association meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jim Marsh Automotive, 8555 W. Centennial Parkway.

To have Ross attend future HOA meetings, call Michelle Thackston at 229-6154.

ACTIVITIES PLANNED AT centennial hills ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Usher in 2012 with a membership to the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The center hosts classes and special events for residents 50 or older.

The annual membership fee is $2. Some events may have an additional charge.

For those looking to renew a fitness membership through the center, the fee is $20 a month, $115 for six months and $220 for a year package. Prorating or refunds are not available.

The center kicks off the new year with a book club event set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month. February’s book is slated to be “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. March’s book is slated to be “The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian.

On Monday, the 2011 film “The Help,” rated PG-13, is slated to be shown at 10 a.m.

Dr. Jay Alberts of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Neurological Restoration Department is to be on hand at 10 a.m. Monday for the first of an eight-week study on the effects of exercise and Parkinson’s disease. Ask at the center’s front desk for a more detailed brochure on the study.

The events are free.

Starbucks is to host a tea and coffee tasting at 10 a.m. Jan. 11. No registration is required, and the fee is $3.

For more information, call 229-1702.

RECYCLING PROGRAM TO COLLECT CHRISTMAS TREES FOR MULCH

Residents can recycle their Christmas trees and help create mulch used to beautify and sustain local public gardens and parks.

There are 20 drop sites around the valley accepting trees free of charge through Jan. 15.

Centennial Hills donation sites include the NV Division of Forestry Nursery in Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, and Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.

Donations are to be free of nonorganic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension works with other community organizations to host the recycling event.

The trees’ organic material is chipped into mulch, which helps conserve soil moisture and keeps plants healthy.

Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled more than 15,000 trees, which created 130 tons of mulch for landscaping projects at local parks.

For a complete list of donation sites, visit cdsn.org.

US FOREST SERVICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
TO ASSIST DURING SNOW SEASON

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers this winter at Mount Charleston to keep the thousands of visitors safe in the snow.

Snow Play Hosts are to provide roadside information about snow play opportunities and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites.

The hosts are also to help visitors have a fun experience while reducing impacts to the forest.

Experience in volunteering in a similar setting is a plus but not required.

Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in cold conditions.

Hosts will work on weekends and holidays. Average shifts will range between three and six hours.

Minimum commitment desired is two shifts per month.

Volunteers are needed through the end of March.

For more information, visit
discoverspringmountains.org/volunteer.html or contact Suzanne Hicks at smhicks@fs.fed.us or 839-5566.

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