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Valley residents are invited to learn more about the benefits of solar hot water systems at a free workshop planned for 6-8 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the UNLV Student Union, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The event will be hosted by NV Energy and Southwest Gas.

Company representatives will discuss incentive programs related to the energy-efficient technology. Eligible contractors and vendors also will be in attendance to provide information.

No RSVP is required. Parking is available in front of the Student Union.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at or by calling 866-786-3823. Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheating or by calling 855-743-1603.

Musicians to tickle ivories outdoors during Pianos in the Park event

Enjoy free interactive music and food samples with Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar and Tommy Bahama’s as they join forces for Pianos in the Park at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

From 5-7 p.m. June 10, 17 and 24, dueling pianos are set to entertain guests, and the restaurant will provide food samples in Town Square Park.

Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

For more information, call 269-5000.

CLasses on grant writing to teach nonprofits, government organizations

Learn to harness the power of grant writing during one-day classes planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9 and 28 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Road.

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing is designed for nonprofit and government organization participants to learn how to develop a community needs assessment, set goals, write outcome objectives, create a working budget, develop a budget and a budget narrative and more.

The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, grant and resource specialist for the Cooperative Extension.

Space is limited. Register by calling 257-5502 or emailing

There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.

Inoculate your dog
against canine influenza

Clark County Animal Shelters, the CARES Coalition and Adopt a Rescue Pet have received a grant from the Foundation 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 the virus is relatively new, most dogs have not built up immunity to the illness. Dogs can contract it by being exposed to those that have it and from playing with toys or drinking from bowls used by other dogs. People also can 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

AT monday EVENT

A Welcome Home Celebration for veterans of all generations and their families is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave.

The event will include opportunities for veterans to learn about benefits, employment, education funding, housing and mortgage information.

For more information, call 636-4000.

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; the Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; the 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, and 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

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