Henderson/Anthem Neighborhood News for Feb. 5-11

Women’s group to host fundraiser

The Women of Spirit group at Green Valley United Methodist Church welcomes the public to a pancake breakfast and silent auction scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the 2200 Robindale Road church. Free-will donations are requested for breakfast.

Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on golf rounds, a beauty package, a family photo shoot, a beginners piano lesson, a gym membership, a group self-defense class and more. Bidding is scheduled at the conclusion of each church service set to begin at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit gvumc.org.

WOMEN’S CLUB SLATED TO MEET

The GFWC Green Valley Woman’s Club is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at P.F. Chang’s, 101 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The organization allows women to network and learn about volunteering opportunities.

For more information, visit gfwcgreenvalley.org.

PROGRAM MATCHES VOLUNTEERS WITH ORGANIZATIONS IN NEED

The Volunteer Partnership Program through the city of Henderson matches groups and individuals needing assistance with volunteers.

Those searching for opportunities can choose from 12 categories, including clerical, education, cleanups and assistance for seniors.

The program then matches each person’s skills, interests or passions with openings.

For more information, visit the cityofhenderson.com.

GARDEN CLUB PLANS feb. 12 TALK

The Sunset Garden Club is scheduled to meet at noon Feb. 12 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Jennifer Brickey, a botanist with the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, is expected to discuss "What’s Going on in our Forests." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit sunsetgardenclubofnv.org.

HENDERSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS FIRST LECTURE OF THE YEAR

The Henderson Historical Society is scheduled to have its first lecture of the year at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Caesar J. Caviglia Academic Computing Building at the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson campus, 700 College Drive.

Former Henderson Mayor James Gibson, former City Councilman Lou La Porta and William Boyd, son of Boyd Gaming Corp. founder Sam Boyd, are expected to speak.

For more information, visit henderson historicalsociety.org.

TRAIL SAMPLER EXPECTED TO VISIT THREE HENDERSON PATHS

The city of Henderson is scheduled to host a Trail Sampler from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday starting at the Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Road.

Participants are expected to visit three trails. The program is free and open to those 10 or older. Youths from 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Walkers are encouraged to bring water and wear weather-appropriate attire.

Registration is required. For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

REGISTRATION FOR SENIOR GAMES IS OPEN

Registration for the Henderson Senior Games is scheduled to be open through March 15.

The games, which are planned for April 6-28, are open to people 50 or older. Activities include table tennis, tennis, bowling, volleyball, basketball skills and track and field.

Registration costs $15 per person.

For more information, call 702-267-5717.

CLARK COUNTY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Clark County’s paid internship program, the Summer Business Institute, is accepting applications through Friday from current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The program will place 120 students at more than 80 area businesses in fields of law, medicine, architecture, education and communication.

The program is scheduled to run June 17 through Aug. 9. Students will be paid $8.25 and work eight-hour days Monday through Thursday and attend seminars on Friday.

Applications are available at tinyurl.com/blc3mmo.

EVENT SLATED TO DISCUSS CAR SEAT SAFETY

Safe Kids Clark County is scheduled to host a car seat safety event from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive.

For more information, visit shopthedistrictgvr.com.

CAREER CONSULTANT PLANS TO TALK ABOUT JOB MARKET

Career consultant PJ Sheldon is slated to speak at a Career Connections seminar at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

The workshop is titled The Hidden Job Market and is expected to discuss resources for finding employment.

The event is free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 702-207-4261.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE PLANNED FOR SATURDAY

The city of Henderson is scheduled to host the Polar Bear Plunge at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Participants will ride down slides and plunge into cold water. The event is also slated to have winter treats, activities and a bounce house.

Admission is $5 per person.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

FATHER-DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY

A father-daughter Valentine’s Day dance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

The event is expected to feature music, dancing, games and refreshments.

Registration is $5 per person and open for girls ages 3 to 12 and their fathers.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

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