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Free oral cancer screenings are available during April at Four Seasons Dental & Med Spa, 8855 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 101. To schedule a screening, call 309-4600.

Goodwill asks for designer bag donations for may 9 auction

Goodwill announces its third annual The Job is in the Bag donation drive. MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way, is the 2011 community partner and is a drop-off point for donations.

Goodwill is asking residents to donate gently used designer handbags, briefcases or accessories that will be placed in a special on line auction at shopgoodwill.com. The online auction is slated to begin May 9.

Suggested brands for donation include Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Brighton, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, Betsy Johnson, Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and more.

All funds raised will go to Goodwill’s Career Connections programs. In 2010, its workforce development program served 7,916 individuals.

For details about donating items, visit sngoodwill.org.

Grace in the Desert Church plans Game Day and luncheon

Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane, plans to host a Game Day and Luncheon Social at 11:30 a.m. Saturday .

The cost is $5 for adults, and youths get in for free with a paying adult (no child care will be available).

For more information or to RSVP, email Darlene Albert at d_albert2@hotmail.com or Barbara Schafer at bschafer12@cox.net.

Take part in Parkinson’s Walk-A-Thon Saturday at Rainbow Family Park

April is national Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, and the 18th annual Parkinson’s Walk-A-Thon is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday at Rainbow Family Park, 7137 W. Oakey Blvd. Expect refreshments and prizes.

For more information, call 464-3132.

YMCAs to host Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA of Southern Nevada plans to host Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at all its Las Vegas Valley locations. In the Summerlin area, the YMCA is at 3521 N. Durango Drive.

This free event is set to feature games, face painting, wellness screenings, family entertainment, a vendor fair, CPR demonstrations, martial arts and Zumba. Offerings vary by location.

For those who join the YMCA at the event, the joining fee will be waived and a free program included. For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.

GENEALOGY GROUP TO present SPEAKER

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Michael Brenner is slated to present the topic Unique Sources for Jewish Genealogy. He will cover Landsmanshaft societies and their cemeteries, Yizkor books, the 1938 German c ensus of Jews and the Yad Vashem database.

For more information, call 528-4334 or visit jgssn.org.

AFAN’s 21st AIDS Walk Las Vegas set for Sunday at world market center

Aid for AIDS of Nevada is scheduled to host the 21st annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas at 8 a.m. Sunday at the World Market Center, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Early sign-in is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the AFAN headquarters, 701 Shadow Lane, Suite 130. Penn & Teller are set to serve as grand marshals for the 10th consecutive year.

For more information on how to get involved, call 382-2326 or visit afanlv.org to register. Registration is free, but a minimum $50 donation per person is encouraged.

Women’s Club of Summerlin to present nature program april 20

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. April 20 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.

Whole Foods Market donates to Las Vegas Rescue Mission

Whole Foods Market presented a check for $11,878 to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, the result of its 5 Percent Day March 23.

That day, 5 percent of total net sales from all Las Vegas-area Whole Foods Markets was donated to the rescue m ission, 480 W. Bonanza Road.

Additionally, Whole Foods Market volunteers served an all-natural, organic lunch to 150 rescue mission clients April 2 in the rescue mission’s cafeteria. The meal included grilled chicken, mashed potatoes and an organic green salad.

The Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s facilities provide housing for 140 singles and eight family units nightly. They also provide nearly 30,000 free meals each month.

barefoot sanctuary Yoga studio opens inside Whole Foods Market

Barefoot Sanctuary has opened a yoga, fitness and dance studio inside the Whole Foods Market at 8855 W. Charleston Blvd.

Barefoot Sanctuary also operates a studio inside the Whole Foods Market at Town Square Las Vegas, 6689 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The yoga studio was established by former Cirque du Soleil performer Alvin Tam and professional yoga teacher Jada Fire.

For more information, visit barefootsanctuary.com.

MGM Resorts employees donate to Nevada Cancer Institute

Employees of MGM Resorts have donated more than $1 million to the Nevada Cancer Institute since 2002 through the employee-funded MGM Resorts Foundation. MGM Resorts has donated more than $1.5 million donations in cash and in-kind contributions. In response, NVCI has named its auditorium the MGM Resorts International Auditorium.

Nevada Cancer Institute, 1 Breakthrough Way, is the official cancer institute for the state, a nonprofit organization and the state’s first academic medical institution.

For more information, visit nevadacancerinstitute.org.

Recycle used writing instruments at Office Depot, flip flops at Old Navy

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 Sunday through April 23. 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 April 22 to 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.

Free shots to be given to children

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition, along with the Consulate of Mexico and the Nevada State Health Division, are sponsoring immunization clinics from April 25-30.

The health fair features no-cost immunizations for children 6 weeks to 6 years old, along with dental flouride and varnish, hearing and vision screening, lead testing, face painting and other activities for young children.

People can receive immunizations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at the Consulate of Mexico, 823 S. Sixth St.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at St. Rose Dominican De Lima, 102 E. Lake Mead Parkway, and Family to Family Connection, 31 Church St.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals San Martin Campus, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at Sunrise Children’s Foundation, 1000 E. Sahara Ave.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Desert View Hospital, 360 S. Lola Lane; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart Neighborhood Market Store, 6151 W. Lake Mead Blvd.; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southwest Medical Associates, 650 N. Nellis Blvd.

Shots are administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit snicnv.org.

Nevada track & Field team to host fundraiser at South Point

The Nevada Track & Field Team is planning a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament to raise money to compete in the Down Under International Games Tri-Nations Meet in Australia. The team plans to compete against other athletes from the United States, Australia and New Zealand in June and July.

The poker tournament is scheduled for Wednesday in the poker room at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Sign-in starts at 5:30 p.m., and tournament play is set for 6:30 p.m. There is a $75 buy-in for $4,000 in chips. Cash prizes will be given for first through fifth place. There also will be free cocktails for all tournament players.

To RSVP, call Kimberly Helm at 325-00074 or Normalynn Beagle at 217-9768.

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