December Prime View Briefs

Artist exhibition open at city hall

Ceramic sculptural artist Robin Stark is showcasing his work from 7 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Feb. 14 at Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., first floor.

His sculptural forms have a reference to the traditional ceramic vessel but focus on expressive formal elements. For more information on the exhibit, call 702-229-1012.

Make and exchange cookies

A holiday cookie exchange is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St.

Bring two dozen homemade cookies and 12 copies of the recipe to share.

Hot apple cider will be provided.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required. For more information, call 702-229-6125.

Attend a holiday carol luncheon

Enjoy holiday entertainment at a luncheon planned for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. The cost is $4. For more information, call 702-229-6454.

Lecture on dealing with holiday depression planned

Learn strategies for handling the holidays and finding joy at a free lecture scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave. Advance registration is required by Dec. 12. For more information, call

Holiday social set for Dec. 19

Celebrate the winter holidays with a social gathering of friends and light refreshments at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The cost is $3. Advance registration is required by Dec. 14. For more information, call

Floral arrangement class planned

Florist Malinda Terry will demonstrate how to put together a holiday flower arrangement in a container you bring.

The class is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

The cost is $15 and includes supplies. Advance registration is required by Dec. 12. For more information, call

Free harp performance scheduled

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free concert performance by Mariano Gonzalez playing his Paraguayan harp from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, jury assembly room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Gonzalez regularly performs with artist Tony Orlando and has done solo performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress. For more information, call 702-229-3515.


HELP of Southern Nevada is calling for volunteers to assist with a number of programs this holiday season. Assistance is accepted from individuals who can donate any amount of time.

Areas where volunteers are needed include: assisting clients with their applications for holiday programs at HELP’s main campus, 1640 E. Flamingo Road; and assisting with receiving holiday gifts for selected clients in the Adopt-A-Family program.

To volunteer, contact Joan Lima at or 702-369-4357.


The U.S. Forest Service at Mount Charleston is looking for volunteers to be snow hosts, providing roadside information about snow play opportunities and engaging visitors at those sites. Snow hosts will help visitors have fun in the snow while reducing the impact on the forest environment. Experience volunteering in a similar setting is not a requirement. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in the cold. Volunteer hours will be on the weekends and holidays, and the average shift will range between three and six hours. A minimum commitment of two shifts per month is required, and volunteers are needed until the end of March. An orientation for interested volunteers is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at REI, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.

For more information, call Cody Dix at 702-515-5408 or visit


Through Dec. 31, nonprofit Nathan Adelson Hospice is accepting donations for families that have gone through the hospice process and seek assistance in their time of need. The Families in Need program assists those patients and families at Nathan Adelson Hospice that might not always be able to afford everyday necessities. The hospice provides care and support to more than 450 patients and families each day as their loved ones make their end-of-life journey.

Among the items are gift cards from Walmart, grocery stores, Babies R Us and Target, as well as gasoline cards. Nonperishables needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, soups and non-refrigerator microwaveable items.

Items can be dropped off at any Nathan Adelson location: 4141 Swenson St.; in the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way (near Cheyenne Avenue), third floor; and 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, in Pahrump.

For more information, call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.


Impact Las Vegas, a new Southern Nevada nonprofit group, is seeking 100 women who are motivated to make a difference in the community to join the organization by the end of the year.

Impact Las Vegas is a nonprofit women’s giving circle. Membership consists of women who donate $1,000 each year by Dec. 31. Membership donations are pooled from a minimum of 100 members to fund an annual $100,000 grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family or health and wellness.

Once the minimum 100-member threshold is reached, 100 percent of member donations are returned to the community in the form of a grant. In June 2013, Impact Las Vegas members will each cast one vote to determine the nonprofit grant recipient(s) for that year.

For more information or to become a member, visit or email

Enjoy a holiday celebration

A celebration of assorted winter holidays featuring food, songs and decorations is planned for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Cost is $8 with a current annual $2 senior membership. Advance registration is required.

For more information, call 702-229-1702.

Come to a winter holiday brunch

Enjoy holiday music, entertainment, raffles and a holiday brunch planned for 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. The cost is $7. Advance registration is required by Dec. 11.

For more information, call 702-229-6125.


Walker Furniture is accepting nomination letters on behalf of Clark County individuals and families for its 19th annual Home for the Holidays program, which supplies free furniture to families who have faced financial difficulty.

CEO Larry Alterwitz is expanding the program to assist 28 families. HELP of Southern Nevada will identify which nominated families display the most genuine need for new furnishings.

Past recipients have included: single-parent households facing financial difficulty; families with children suffering from physical or mental disorders; families that have lost their homes and belongings to fires; and families that have been affected by illness, domestic violence or sexual abuse.

Letters can be mailed or hand-delivered to Larry Alterwitz, CEO Walker Furniture, 301 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106; faxed to 702-384-7772; or emailed to Letters can also be submitted at by clicking on the “Home for the Holidays” icon. The letters must be received by Friday . Recipients are expected to be announced Dec. 19.

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