DESERT CONSERVATION PROGRAM
TO PRESENT PROGRESS REPORT
The Desert Conservation Program is slated to host its annual progress report symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Rogers Auditorium at the Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road.
The event will highlight progress made to date on projects to implement the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and to advance thinking about major conservation issues through a panel discussion.
The agenda will include presentations by Desert Conservation Program staff members, contractors and agency partners; a poster session during the lunch break; and a panel discussion on restoration in the afternoon.
For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov/depts/dcp/pages/symposium.aspx.
LOOK GOOD … FEELBETTER EVENT SCHEDULED FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Cancer sufferers and survivors are invited to “Look Good Feel Better” from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250.
The free, nonmedical public service aims to to help those with the disease improve self-esteem and manage treatment and recovery with greater confidence. RSVPs are required. For more information, call 784-1947.
BLOOD DRIVE PLANNED FOR AUG. 24
A blood drive is planned for noon-5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
All donors will receive a free pass to Regal Cinemas, courtesy of United Blood Services. Donors must be at least 18 and in good general health.
To make an appointment, register at bloodhero.com and use the sponsor code flamingolib or call United Blood Services at 638-7400.
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL HEARING BOARD
The Clark County Board of County Commissioners is seeking candidates to serve a three-year term as a citizen member on the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board.
The seven-member board is appointed by the Clark County Commission and is responsible for hearing enforcement and permit appeals, assessing civil penalties and acting on exemptions and variances of regulatory requirements and other county Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management issues that may come before the board.
Applicants must be a resident of Nevada and must not be an employee of the state of Nevada or any other political subdivision of the state. This is a voluntary appointment with no compensation.
Applications may be obtained on the Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management website or by calling 455-3206. They must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 24 to the Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management office.
Any submitted applications become public record and available for public review. Recommendations for selection will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at a future meeting.
HOMEBOUND RESIDENTS OLDER THAN 65
TO BE OFFERED FLU SHOTS
Anyone older than 65 or younger and with a disability that hinders their mobility is eligible to receive flu shots after Sept. 1 in their home thanks to Home Bound Healthcare of Las Vegas.
Home Bound Healthcare will offer this service free for those with Medicare coverage. The cost of the flu vaccine for those without Medicare coverage will be $25.
For more information about the flu shots, to make an appointment or to find out about other services offered by Home Bound, call 433-0800.
CUT-A-THON TO BENEFIT LOCKS OF LOVE
The second annual Cut-A-Thon is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Spa & Salon at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.
Hair donated to Locks of Love is made into wigs and hairpieces for children undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from alopecia or recovering from scalp burns. Permed and color-treated hair can be donated, but bleached or highlighted tresses are not usable. Ponytails of previously cut hair also will be accepted.
People who donate at least 10 inches of hair receive a free blunt cut and a 30 percent discount on any styling or coloring treatments. Up to 70 appointments will be accommodated during the drive, and walk-ins are welcome.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 777-7779.
SUIT DRIVE UNDER WAY
AT MEN’S WEARHOUSE
The fourth annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used professional attire, is ongoing until the end of August at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations across the country. Bring gently used business attire to a local participating store and receive a coupon for 50 percent off. For more information or to find locations, visit menswearhouse.com.
FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY TOYS 4 SMILES
Toys 4 Smiles, a local nonprofit group that makes wooden cars to give to kids in need, has a need of its own. To keep the space it now occupies to make the toys requires $7,000 for a year’s lease. Donations are welcome by calling founder Rex Doty at 232-8191 or 218-4582.
For more information, visit toys4
Toys 4 Smiles has given away more than 75,000 toy cars to needy children.
TAKE A TEAM CHALLENGE FOR CCFA
Endurance coaches Jimmy Edwards, Jill Whitaker and Deb Watson lead the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s half marathon training program, Team Challenge.
The certified coaches are set to begin training a local team of runners and walkers for the Zappos.com Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon benefiting the foundation. The 14-week season is set to begin Aug. 27 and prepares all levels of participants for the Dec. 4 race.
Those interested in learning more about Team Challenge can attend one of several information meetings in August: 7 p.m. today at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.; 7 p.m. Thursday at REI in Henderson, 2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 150; or 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 Dean Martin Drive.
For more information, contact Aaron Castens of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at email@example.com or 646-750-7100 or visit ccteamchallenge.org.
CHARITY PIZZA NIGHT SET
FOR SUPER SUMMER THEATER
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, 9516 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 100, is scheduled to host a fundraiser for Super Summer Theatre this week.
The restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales Thursday to the local arts organization responsible for hosting plays at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
From 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., guests can bring in a featured flier available at Super Summer Theatre’s Facebook page or at “Fiddler on the Roof.” That performance is showing through Thursday at Spring Mountain Ranch.
For show tickets, visit supersummertheatre.org. Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza can be reached at
RED ROCK CALENDARDS FOR SALE
The 2012 Visions of Red Rock calendar is available for purchase for $15.
The 16-month calendar features views of wildlife, as well as landscapes and vistas within the canyon. Photographs were selected from the 2011 photo contest entries.
Calendars are for sale at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, or at friendsof
YOUTH THEATER OPENS AUDITIONS
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to hold two auditions for the upcoming show “Charlotte’s Web.”
At 1 p.m. Saturday, drama students between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to audition for the 2011-12 season’s ensemble. Participants receive training in performance art and technical theater. Tuesday night meetings and classes are mandatory, and students are required to work on all four of the company’s productions.
Auditions for roles in “Charlotte’s Web,” start at 1 p.m. Aug. 27. The show will be performed Oct. 7-16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.
Both auditions will also be at the arts center.
For more information, call 229-6553.
TEAM UNITED SET TO HOLD
Team United has scheduled its third annual Bunco Tournament at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at UnitedHealthCare, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, to benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Tickets are $15 for Bunco only and $25 for Bunco and dinner. The evening includes dinner (optional), entertainment and prizes. Advance registration is required, and participation is limited. Sponsorships and prize donations are being accepted. For more information or for a registration or sponsor packet, call the Bunco information number at 240-8877.
ENTER TO WIN AN IPAD2
THROUGH WINDSOR FARMS
For every product purchased at Winder Farms, a home delivery grocery service at 6420 Cameron St., Suite 203, customers will be entered to win an iPad 2. The giveaway lasts through Aug. 31.
Winder Farms specializes in delivering farm-fresh products, such as milk in glass bottles or half-gallon jugs, various dairy products, organic fruits and vegetables and natural meats.
To sign up to be a Winder Farms customer, visit winderfarms.com.
NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS OPEN
The Nevada School of Dance is scheduled to hold auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
The auditions will be held at its studio, 6072 S. Durango Drive.
Auditions are free. If selected, a participation fee may apply.
Performances will be held at Faith Lutheran Junior / High School on Dec. 16 and 17.
For more information, call 248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.
CELEBS TO HOST POKER TOURNEY FOR CHARITY
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is scheduled to host a poker tournament for his Maximum Hope Foundation on Sept. 17 at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The tourney will feature celebrity guests, including Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Kevin Nealon, Teri Hatcher, Annie Duke and Jerry Tarkanian. Professional poker players and the public are also welcome.
The entry fee is $500, which includes a buffet during the tournament and cash bars. The grand prize is $5,000.
For players and non-players, a silent auction with rare musical, sports and entertainment memorabilia is scheduled.
Maximum Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to families caring for a child with life-limiting illness.
For more information, visit troplv.com or call 800-527-8767.
BUSINESS MIXER SET FOR FALL
The Las Vegas Largest Mixer VII is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas-area chambers and business organizations are invited to attend to meet new clients, work with other companies and learn to grow.
Tickets are $15.
To buy a ticket, a booth or for more information, call 769-7799 or visit largestmixer.com.