LECTURE ON SLOAN CANYON PLANNED FOR WEDNESDAY
Friends of Sloan Canyon plan to host a lecture titled the “Archaeology of Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Unity Center of Las Vegas, 3037 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 300.
Angus Quinlan, an archaeologist and rock art specialist, and Gina Mele from the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to speak .
Light refreshments are planned . For more information, call Ann Hoskin at 702-528-6337 or Jeff Long at 702-301-1098.
WARD 6 BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS FUND
The city of Las Vegas’ Neighborhood Partners Fund board is seeking a volunteer representative to serve for Ward 6.
The board ’s 13 members are appointed by Las Vegas City Council members. The board is being reconvened to review applications and recommend funding for fiscal year 2013- 14 projects.
The Neighborhood Partners Fund provides matching funds for neighborhood improvement projects. The program grants up to $5,000 to registered neighborhood associations for projects aimed at improving the physical, public safety, cultural, recreational or educational aspects of neighborhoods.
Those interested in applying for the board position can contact Michelle Thackston at 702-229-6154.
REGISTRATION FOR CAMP LEE CANYON SUMMER CAMPS TO START FRIDAY
Summer camp registration is set to begin Friday at clarkcountynv.gov/parks, in person at four Las Vegas Valley recreation centers and by mail.
Camps are available for children 8 to 15 and take place at Camp Lee Canyon. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuition for each camp is $400 per child and includes all meals, snacks, activities, supplies and an official camp T-shirt. Camps are set to begin on a Sunday afternoon and end on a Friday evening.
A camp open house and early-bird registration event is planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive. Attendees can meet camp staff members and enjoy free hot dogs and s’mores. Participants must register in person at Mountain Crest to receive the early-bird camp tuition fee of $375. A deposit of $100 is required.
Omni Discovery Camp is for children 8 to 12 and is planned for July 14-19. This year’s slated instructors will come from the Sign Design Theatre, Airborne Raptors, Roos-N-More and Mad Science.
On the Edge Camp is for children 13 to 15 and is planned for July 21-26. This challenging outdoor adventure camp is set to feature a high-ropes challenge course, mountain biking, hiking, a one-night tent camp out under the stars and a dance with a live disc jockey.
Campers will stay in dormitory-style cabins supervised by trained counselors. A professional caterer and registered nurse are part of the staff.
Besides Mountain Crest, parents can register their children in person at: the Sunset Park Administration Building, 2601 E. Sunset Road; the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road; and the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.
For more information, call 702-455-1905.
ITEMS BEING COLLECTED FOR EASTER BASKETS
The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center is collecting various items to make Easter baskets to deliver to area oncology patients.
Items needed for adults and children include Easter baskets, bags, buckets, crossword puzzles, note pads, ChapStick, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hard candy, magazines, mints, Tic Tacs, lemon drops, pens, blankets, crayons, markers, coloring books, small stuffed animals, children’s reading books, toys, hair accessories, little cars and bubbles.
Items can be dropped off through March 15 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center , 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.
PROVIDENCE raises RANKING IN ANNUAL REAL ESTATE SURVEY
Providence was ranked sixth in the Top 10 fastest-selling master-planned communities in the country following an annual survey of net sales by real estate industry research and consulting firms Robert Charles Lesser & Co. and John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC. Providence, a 1,200-acre community developed by Las Vegas-based Focus Property Group, ranked No. 8 in 2011.
FREE TAX PREPARATION AVAILABLE FOR THOSE 50 OR OLDER
AARP is offering free tax form preparation for those 50 or older on Mondays and Thursdays through April 11, by appointment only, at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.
Advance appointments are required. Bring a copy of your 2012 income tax return and all applicable paperwork.
To schedule an appointment, call 702-229-1702 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
WINE AND TABLE GRAPE PRUNING WORKSHOP PLANNED AT ORCHARD
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a wine and table grape pruning and propagation workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the UNCE Orchard at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Center for Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation, 4600 Horse Drive.
The 9 a.m. instruction will focus on pruning wine grapes; the 10 a.m. instruction will be on pruning table grapes; and the 11 a.m. instruction will deal with propagation and grafting.
There is no registration, but a $5 donation is requested. Attendees may choose all or one session for the donation. For more information, call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.