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Red Rock Raptors to host soccer tryouts on june 29

The Red Rock Raptors soccer club announces try out and registration opportunities for boys and girls from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 29 at Crossings Park, 1111 Crestdale Lane.

For more information, call Jimmy Gabany at 526-7317, email or visit

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet

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

The speaker will be Kahlile Mehr, manager of the Slavic C ollection of the LDS Family History Library. Mehr will talk about Online Databases of the Polish State Archives.

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. There is no charge to attend, and meetings are open to the public .

For more information, call 528-4334 or visit


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is considering changes to its bus system, which will be implemented in September.

It is taking input from residents until July 9. Visit for a list of meeting dates, places and times.

The evaluation may result in various types of changes such as frequency reduction, selected trip eliminations, changes to hours of operation, shortening of entire routes, elimination of routes with low ridership and route redesigns.

The paratransit service also will be adjusted and will maintain the mandated three-quarters of a mile border on each side of the fixed route boundary.

To comment, use the website or call 676-1557 or fax to 676-1589. Letters can be sent to RTC —- attention Transit Service Outreach, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

In-person comments can be made at the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., and the RTC Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Doctor’s office collects items
for Family Promise

Dr. Angela Cherniawski hosted a charity event May 21 at her office, 3046 S. Durango Drive, Suite 101, that collected items for Family Promise, an organization that helps Las Vegas homeless children and their parents get back to being self-sufficient.

Five laundry baskets full of personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies were collected, as well as $300 in cash donations.

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, 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

Summer camp to help children
deal with loss

Camp Mariposa, the Nathan Adelson Hospice-hosted bereavement camp for children, is taking registration for the 2011 camp session scheduled for July 15-17 at Torino Ranch.

Now in its 21st year, the overnight camp is designed to facilitate the natural grieving process and provide opportunities for bereavement exploration, balanced with arts and crafts, sports, music, storytelling and other recreational activities.

Camp Mariposa is open to children ages 7 to 12.

The camp is funded by Nathan Adelson Hospice, with no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit reserves a space.

Reservations must be received by July 1.

To request an application or volunteer for the camp, call 796-3167 or visit the Center for Compassionate Care, 4131 Swenson St.

For more information, visit

Sign up for grant writing class

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

Nonprofit 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. Register by calling 257-5502 or email There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.

Camping near Red Rock Canyon
closed for summer

The campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is closed until Sept. 1 due to summer’s low usage.

It is approximately two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities in the area, including backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; USDA Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; and Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980.

Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge.

For more information, visit

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