Henderson/Anthem neighborhood news

Desert Newcomer Club
to host luncheon, coffee

Women in the Las Vegas and Henderson area who have lived here three years or less are welcome to attend a Desert Newcomers Club Inc. luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Black Mountain Golf & Country Club, 500 Greenway Road. Cost is $28. The luncheon is scheduled to include a 13-vendor fair with items for sale.

The club plans to host its monthly coffee at 10 a.m. Thursday at Chabad, 10870 S. Eastern Ave. For reservations or more information, call 739-9322.

City to offer workshop on college applications and scholarships

The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission On Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity plans to host its annual college application and scholarship workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. The free program is sponsored by the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. The registration deadline has passed, but walk-ins are welcome pending space availability.

The workshop includes one-on-one assistance, information for parents, applications, tips about college life and scholarship resources.

Parents and teens also can learn how to write a college resume, draft a solid cover letter, complete college essays and submit successful college applications.

For more information, call 267-4016 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

FARMERS MARKET TEMPORARILY MOVES

Because of the SuperRun Classic Car Show , the Henderson Farmers Market is expected to move this Thursday’s market to the Henderson Justice Facility Park, 243 S. Water St. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. The following Thursday, the market is scheduled to move back to its location at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

Councilwoman to host neighborhood connections meeting Thursday

Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion is slated to host a Neighborhood Connections night for Ward III residents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

A family night is planned and is set to include demonstrations by SWAT, the K-9 unit and the fire department in the first half-hour, followed by the main evening where residents can interact with city officials. The event also includes arts and crafts activities for children 4 or older.

The first 100 schoolchildren can receive a free back-to-school kit, which includes a pencil, folder, notebook and an eraser.

For more information, call 267-2085.

Former commander of the USS Cole
to speak at luncheon

Retired U.S. Naval Cmdr. Kirk Lippold is scheduled to speak to Southern Hills Republican Women and guests Sept. 27 at Buckman’s, Revere Golf Course, 2600 Hampton Road. Lippold is scheduled to speak after the 11:30 a.m. lunch.

Lippold was the commanding officer on the USS Cole when it was attacked by terrorists in 2000. He also participated in the seizure of an aircraft carrying the men who hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985.

For reservations, send a $22 check to Donna Lakers, 1870 Tarrant City Drive, Henderson, NV 89052, or call 616-0056.

HENDERSON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER SOCCER COACHES

The city of Henderson’s sports office is looking for volunteer youth soccer coaches. Practices began Sept. 6. The season is slated to run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. The opportunity is open to any person with experience in the field or who is willing to learn.

For more information, call 267-5700.

HENDERSON named a Playful city USA community for fourth year

KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s play, named the city of Henderson a Playful City USA Community for the fourth consecutive year for its efforts to increase healthy play opportunities for children. Henderson is the only city in Nevada to earn this recognition.

Henderson was among 151 recognized 2011 Playful City USA communities across the country.

Cities and towns were selected based on a commitment to children’s play and physical activity by developing unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their communities.

A key component of this is developing programs and opportunities that combat childhood obesity.

TRAILS DAY OFFERS EVENTS

Henderson is slated to celebrate National Trails Day with an event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The event includes information about various trails in Henderson, informational exhibits, a youth fun walk, activities and an awards presentation for the Henderson trails photo contest.

REI also plans to offer free basic bicycle maintenance checks.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com or call 267-2171.

BLM TO HOST FEE-free DAYS

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on Saturday for National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11-13 for the Veterans Day holiday weekend.

These fee-free days also apply to areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System.

Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals and group day use, will remain in effect. For more information, visit blm.gov.

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