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The Spring Mountain Republican Women plan to host their monthly luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. April 28 at Spiedini at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

The speaker is slated to be Ward 4 Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony.

The cost is $25 per person. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Monday .

For more information or to RSVP, contact Betty Rumford at 869-0390.

DJs for PJs plans drive for April 29

The ninth annual DJs for PJs event is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 29 to collect new pajamas for children in crisis and to benefit charities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Local disc jockeys will encourage donations by broadcasting from five on-site locations, including Kohl’s at 8671 W. Charleston Blvd.

Local celebrities and elected officials also are involved in the effort to collect pajamas and raise public awareness about the needs of children in distress.

For more information, visit djsforpjs.org or call 944-2464, ext. 21. To date, the effort has supplied roughly 57,000 pairs of pajamas to children in crisis.

ArtWalk set for April 30 and May 1
at Trails Village Center

The 2011 spring ArtWalk is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle.

Approximately 250 artisans from the region will have booths selling their unique wares — jewelry, paintings, household items, photographic art, sculptures, woodwork, wall art, woven items and more.

As always, a children’s section, Kids Art Park, will be a feature of the event.

For more information, contact Sandy Ray at sray@gmail.com or 245-6077.

Flea Market to benefit
Golden Retriever Rescue

A flea market sales event is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at the Siena Town Center Mall to benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada. Siena Town Center Mall is at 10170 W. Tropicana Ave. at Hualapai Way.

Items available for sale will include clothing, toys, household items, furniture, electronics, appliances and re-gifts. All proceeds will be used for shelter fees, medical costs and other expenses related to the rescue group.

For more information, call Gretchen Papez at 510-4655 or email gbpapez@cox.net.

Women’s Club of Summerlin to host nature program

The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to present a special program, The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada, presented by Sharon Schafer, at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Willows Community Center, Room A, 2775 Desert Marigold Lane.

Schafer is an award-winning artist and a naturalist and brings to life the abundance of life in Southern Nevada’s Mojave Desert. The evening will begin with the group’s meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For more information, call Launa Ismail at 254-3137.

Devil Pups information meeting set

A Southern Nevada Devil Pups information meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Nevada Marine Corps League, 4360 W. Spring Mountain Road.

The leadership program is designed to train girls and boys 14 to 17 to participate in the regional Devil Pup program at Camp Pendleton in California. The group meets Saturday mornings at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, for months of training. The best trainees are invited to the camp on the U.S. Marine base.

For more information, visit devilpups.com or call Marie Tomae at
285-4142 or Michael Holguin at 286-8469.

Las Vegas Cocker Rescue receives grant

The Las Vegas Cocker Rescue has received a grant as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to vaccinate dogs against canine influenza virus (CIV), a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog. Because CIV is relatively new, most dogs have not built up immunity to it.

Dogs are contagious before they show any symptoms. Dogs that go to doggie day care, boarding facilities, groomers and shows and are vaccinated for canine cough (Bordetella) also are at risk for canine flu. Information about canine flu is available at doginfluenza.com.

get legal advice about foreclosure

Homeowners who are going through foreclosure and have elected foreclosure mediation can receive free legal advice at a free Ask-A-Lawyer program scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. the day of the session.

For more details, visit lacsn.org or call 386-1070.

Soles4Souls seeks shoe donations

Soles4Souls is asking for shoe donations. It collects and distributes usable shoes to people in need around the world.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (one pair every seven seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.

Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers and retailers. Those who graciously give (rather than destroy) unused inventory are assured their donations are distributed to people around the world living in desperate need.

Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information, visit giveshoes.org or clothes4souls.org.

Recycle used writing instruments
at Office Depot

Sanford Brands, Office Depot and TerraCycle Inc. are teaming up during Earth Month.

Customers can bring their used writing instruments, regardless of the brand, to any Office Depot store through Saturday . In exchange for 10 pens, pencils or markers, customers will receive a coupon toward a new Sanford product. The collected instruments will be sent to TerraCycle, an upcycling and recycling company, to be turned into new office supply products ranging from trash cans to desk organizers.

To further reduce waste, TerraCycle and Old Navy are partnering from Friday through May 21 to collect used flip flops and recycle them into four public playgrounds. Simply deposit used flip flops in designated collection bins at your area Old Navy store.

For more information, visit terracycle.net.

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