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The Paradise Town Advisory Board has scheduled its biweekly meeting for 7 p.m. April 26 at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive.

The Winchester Town Advisory Board has scheduled its biweekly meeting for 6 p.m. April 27 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board has scheduled its biweekly meeting for 6 p.m. April 28 at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave.

For more information or agendas, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

Devil Pups Information meeting set

A Southern Nevada Devil Pups information meeting is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Nevada Marine Corps League at 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 www.devilpups.com or call Marie Tomae at 285-4142 or Michael Holguin at 286-8469.

Special County Budget Meeting Set

The Clark County Commission has scheduled a special evening meeting at 6 p.m. April 27 in Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, to discuss its final budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The public is invited to attend and provide input regarding fiscal priorities. The meeting also will be aired live on Clark County Television cable channel 4 and streamed live at www.clarkcountynv.gov. State law requires the County Commission to adopt a final budget by May 16.

Center welcomes Senior Wood Workers

Wood workers 50 or older are encouraged to bring their current project to work on and socialize with other woodworkers from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Parkdale Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St.

The center has basic wood burning tools available. For more information, call 455-8502.

Yu-Gi-Oh! open dueling scheduled

Open play of Yu-Gi-Oh!, a collectable trading card game, is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

Players must bring their own decks. For more information, call 507-4010.

Annual kids poetry event planned

The fifth annual Poetry Jam featuring middle school students performing original works is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. The all-ages event is coordinated with the Clark County School District. For more information, call 507-4010.

Get Caught Reading

Get Caught Reading during a contest scheduled daily throughout May at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

Twice each day, a teen or child will be found reading at the library and receive a small prize and be entered in a grand-prize drawing set for the end of the month.

For more information, call 507-4010.

Abstract art show planned

Recent abstract works by Jesus Bravo are set to be on display during regular library hours through July 10 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

For more information, call 507-4010.

Homeowners can get legal advice about foreclosure

Homeowners who are going through foreclosure and have elected foreclosure mediation in an effort to save their home and have questions in preparation for their mediation can receive free legal advice at the Regional Justice Center’s Self Help Civil Law Center through a program run by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. This free Ask-A-Lawyer program is 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 about all of the foreclosure mediation resources available through Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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