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A Large Vision Business Network mixer is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. Expect more than 50 exhibitors, door prizes and the chef’s corner, which plans to offer tasty samples.

The event is open to the public. For more information, visit .

Westside Newcomers Club to meet

The Westside Newcomers Club, a social club for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or to those who have life-changing events such as retirement , plans to host a coffee event for prospective members in the s ocial h all at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 Pavilion Center Drive, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday .

The coffees are held the first Wednesday of every month. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomers or call 399-2689.

Open house to help those facing cancer

The Nevada Cancer Institute plans to host a special open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its main campus, 1 Breakthrough Way (near Town Center Drive and the Las Vegas Beltway).

It will include workshops, activities and resources for cancer survivors, their families, friends and supporters. The event is free, and workshops will include yoga, meditation and nutrition. Expect craft activities for the whole family. Survivors are invited to share their personal stories in a special scrapbook.

For more information, visit nevada

healthaware Online questionnaire could help save a life

The Valley Health System announces HealthAware, an online questionnaire to help assess one’s risk of heart disease. It takes less than seven minutes to complete and immediately provides a personalized report on one’s overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease or stroke.

If individuals meet certain clinical criteria, they are given the opportunity to meet with a health care professional at any of the five Valley Health System hospitals for a free, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Last year 750,000 Americans died from heart disease and almost half had no symptoms prior to their first event, which was death.

For more information, visit ichoose and click on the HealthAware assessment of your choice.

Khavkin Facial Plastic Surgery opens near Summerlin Hospital

Khavkin Facial Plastic Surgery is now open at 653 N. Town Center Drive, Suite 308, next to Summerlin Hospital.

Dr. Jeannie Khavkin is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Khavkin Facial Plastic Surgery offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical services. For more information, visit or call 242-3223.

Inoculate your dog
against canine influenza

Clark County Animal Shelters, CARES Coalition and Adopt A Rescue Pet have received a grant from the Foundation program to build community immunity against pet respiratory infection.

Canine influenza virus is a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity. Because CIV is relatively new, most dogs have not built up immunity to the disease. Dogs can get the disease by being exposed to those that have it, as well as playing with toys or drinking from bowls used by other dogs. People can also unwittingly spread the germ if in contact with infected dogs.

The foundation partnered with Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, makers of the NOBIVAC(r) Canine Flu H3N8 vaccine, to fund the grant.

For more information about canine flu, visit

Sign up for grant writing class

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension announces the Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing, a one-day session, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Non profit and government organization participants will learn how to develop a community needs assessment; set goals; write outcome objectives; create a working budget; develop a budget; and write a budget narrative.

The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, a grant and resource specialist for the Cooperative Extension. Space is limited. To register, call 257-5502 or email There is a $25 fee.

Golf tournament to benefit
Down Syndrome charity

The 14th annual Down Syndrome Charity Golf Tournament is set for a
1:30 p.m. shotgun start Friday at the Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada.

A regular foursome is $600, and an individual entry fee is $150. The entry fee includes range balls, 18 holes, a cart, refreshments on the course, a player’s bag, a polo shirt, one raffle ticket and the awards dinner.

For more information, visit or call 648-1990.

Summerlin Art Festival
calling for artisans

Artists who work in a variety of media and styles are invited to apply for participation in the 17th Summerlin Art Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25 at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive.

This free, annual outdoor festival usually attracts more than 20,000 art lovers. Past artist participants have included painters, jewelers, sculptors and fine craftsmen. More than 100 artists are expected to participate.

In addition to the artists, the festival also will feature live entertainment, chalk art and a variety of food and beverage options.

Additional information, including application information, is available at The application deadline is Friday , and application fee is $25 for this juried show.

Pavilion Center Pool scheduled
to open for season June 13

Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is scheduled to open for the summer season for all ages beginning June 13.

Times are from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, adult lap swim; noon to 4 p.m. all ages; 4 to 7 p.m. adult lap swim; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all ages.

Daily fees are $1 for ages 4 to 17, $2 for ages 18 to 49, $1.50 for age 50 or older and free for children 3 or younger.

All-summer pool passes (valid through Labor Day) are $40 for individuals, $60 for a family up to eight people and $30 for an adult 50 or older.

Each pool will offer private, semi-private and small group swimming lessons. Private lessons are $100, semi-private lessons (two to three students) are $50, and group lessons (four or more students) are $25 for six 45-minute lessons.

Swim lesson sessions are scheduled to begin the week of June 13.

Each pool also will offer novice competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo teams for swimmers ages 7 to 17 for $25 for the entire summer pool season.

From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, there are limited lanes for adult lap swim only at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road.

For more information, visit

Day camps available at YMCA

The YMCA of Southern Nevada offers wallet-friendly solutions for families looking for child care and ways to stay active this summer. The YMCA is taking day camp registrations and selling Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited access to its locations: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the YMCA’s newest location, the SkyView YMCA in North Las Vegas, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

YMCA day camp is for kids ages 5 to 15 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 through Aug. 26. Free care for campers is available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and is provided for working parents. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

The Sizzlin’ Summer Pass provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, swimming pools, wellness centers and classes. Prices are $109 (individual) and $209 (family). For a list of amenities by location, visit

Sign up for youth basketball

The Player Development Basketball Group LLC plans to host an open house training session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Power Plant Fitness Center , 7980 W. Sahara Ave.

Spectators will have opportunity to meet staff and Jevon Banks, a former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel , president and founder. Catch a glimpse of live training with college and pro athletes whom he has personally had a hand in developing.

The event also will provide the opportunity to sign up for summer training sessions for boys and girls 6 or older.

For more information, call 482-7732, email or visit

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