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Bereaved individuals in the northwest and Summerlin are invited to join the Hole in Your Heart Gang, a Meetup group offering support and opportunities to socialize, make new friends and work on volunteer and charitable projects.

A luncheon meeting and workshop on ways to utilize "super-couponing" is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

For the location and more information, visit or call 396-2703.

Secondhand equestrian equipment to be sold during sunday event

The Horse Council of Nevada is scheduled to hold a new and used tack sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday at Tenaya Village, 7220 W. Azure Drive.

The sale is being held to allow horse owners to turn unused horse equipment into cash while others may obtain usable items below retail cost.

There will be a $20 sellers fee for nonmembers and $10 for members of the horse council. There is no charge for buyers.

To reserve a spot, call 361-5456 before 5 p.m. Friday.

Healthy Kids Day to be celebrated SaturDay at Centennial Hills YMCA

The YMCA of Southern Nevada encourages all kids and parents to celebrate Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The free event aims to motivate youngsters to play and commit to being active. YMCAs around the nation and valley will be participating in the event.

Games, face painting, family entertainment, wellness screenings, a vendor fair, hands-on CPR training and demonstrations in everything from martial arts to Zumba will be offered.

The YMCA will waive its joining fee and include a free program for any family or individual who enrolls as a member during the event. This offer is valued at up to $150.

For more information, visit or call 877-9622.

easter egg drop scheduled for Saturday at seastrand park

The second annual Easter Egg Drop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado.

Children 12 or younger can collect eggs in exchange for candy. The free event will include a helicopter egg drop, an egg hunt, live music and crafts. Grace Point Church will be collecting canned goods for the City Mission of Las Vegas.

For more information, visit or contact Aubrey Hall at or call 743-5622.

AFAN to host 21st AIDS Walk Las Vegas

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

Early sign-ins are set for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at AFAN’s 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 to register. Registration is free, but a minimum $50 donation per person is encouraged.

Whole Foods Market donates to Las Vegas Rescue Mission

Whole Foods Market recently presented a check for $11,878 to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, 480 W. Bonanza Road.

The funds were the result of Whole Foods’ 5 Percent Day March 23, when 5 percent of total net sales from all Las Vegas-area Whole Foods Markets was donated to the rescue mission.

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

The 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.

For more information, visit barefoot

5K and walk to raise funds to fight childhood obesity

The Las Vegas 5K and the Cease to be Obese Walk for Charity to benefit the Jump for Joy Foundation, through the campus of UNLV is planned for April 23.

The 5K events are set for 8 a.m., and the walk portion is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $25 to walk, $30 for the 5K general race and $35 for the competitive race, which has a $5,000 cash prize for the winner.

The Jump for Joy Foundation is a nonprofit group aiming to reverse and prevent childhood obesity.

Register at

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-ins start 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 places. 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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