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Henderson/Anthem neighborhood news: July 17-23


The 2012 Pioneer Day Parade and Festival is slated for 9 a.m. Saturday at 411 N. Valle Verde Drive.

The event celebrates the history of Southern Nevada’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and includes a parade, pancake breakfast, activities and games.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn about astronomy during nighttime program at library

The Paseo Verde Library plans to host “Fun with the Night Sky,” a short introduction to astronomy, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The program includes information on how to obtain easy-to-use star charts available free on the Internet to locate and identify constellations and prominent stars.

The program is designed primarily for families and is suitable for all ages. The event is free.

Register online at mypubliclibrary.
com or call 492-6580 for more information.

learn ADVANCEd EMAIL TECHNIQUES during class at Malcolm library

An advanced computer class is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Malcolm Library, 2960 Sunridge Heights Parkway.

The class, which focuses on email, is for users who already have basic skills.

Registration is required, and space is limited.

To register, call 263-7522.

Beers to speak at women’s luncheon

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers is scheduled to speak to the Southern Hills Republican Women during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 24 at Buckman’s, 2600 Hampton Drive.

Reservations can be made by sending a $22 check to SHRW by Friday to Donna Lakers, 3078 Tarrant City Drive, Henderson, NV 89052.


The Little Miss Hannah Foundation’s Rainbow to the Sky event is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 25 at The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2240 Village Walk Drive.

The event is a fundraiser and awareness campaign for the foundation, which offers assistance to families of children with life-limiting diseases.

Participants can expect music, games, balloon animals and an auction.

The foundation is scheduled to have a balloon release at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 to honor people who have died from rare diseases.

For more information, visit littlemisshannah.org.

to be TAUGHT AT Paseo Verde LIBRARY

An introduction to computers class is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Participants are expected to learn basic computer components, including MS Windows 7. The free event is open to the public.

The class is limited to 12 people and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 492-6580.

State of the Chamber reservations
due by July 30

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce plans to host its annual State of the Chamber Address at noon Aug. 3 in the Milan Grand Ballroom at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

All chamber members and the public are invited to attend. Cost is $45 per person or $320 for a table of eight. RSVPs are due by July 30 and can be made by calling 565-8951 or by emailing sesau@hendersonchamber.

on growing a garden in Nevada

The Garden Club is slated to offer a seminar on how to grow a garden in Nevada at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.

The club plans to discuss fall blooming plants. Registration is required.

For more information, call 207-4260.

FOR AUGUST in downtown Henderson

National Night Out is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.

The event features crime-prevention information, demonstrations from Henderson police units, entertainment and refreshments. The free event is open to the public.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

City is accepting entries
for trails Day photo contest

The city of Henderson is accepting entries for its annual Trails Day Photo Contest. Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road. There is no cost to participate, and the contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages.

The contest includes 10 categories and themes. Winning photographs will be showcased at the Southern Nevada National Trails Day Celebration on Oct. 6 at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway.

For complete contest rules, visit cityofhenderson.com/parks (type “SNTD 12” in the search box). For more information, call the outdoor recreation office at 267-4050.


Henderson Libraries plans to host a free summer movie series from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays in July at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

For more information, call 492-6581.

ARTISTS invited to submit hubcap art
for SUPERRUN Classic Car Show

Henderson is seeking artists to participate in the Hubcap Art Gallery at the SuperRun Classic Car Show, scheduled from Sept. 20-23 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.

Artists are invited to transform hubcaps into masterpieces using mediums such as acrylic paints, photography, oil paints, fabric and welding. Hubcaps are expected to be displayed during SuperRun.

Any donated hubcaps are expected to be sold at a silent auction to benefit City Lights Youth Scholarship Fund.

Cost is $5 per hubcap. The deadline to enter is Aug. 15.

For more information or to submit an application, visit hendersonlive.com.


Henderson is seeking entries for the 2012 SuperRun Classic Car Show scheduled for Sept. 20-23 in the Water Street District. It is the show’s 13th anniversary.

Registration before Sept. 10 is $50, with space limited to the first 1,000 entries.

For more information, visit hendersonlive.com.

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