Neighborhood news

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

Ask-A-Lawyer program open
to those facing foreclosure

The Ask-A-Lawyer program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. Registration begins at 8 a.m. today .

Homeowners who are going through foreclosure and have elected foreclosure mediation in an effort to save their homes and have questions in preparation for their mediations can receive free legal advice at the Regional Justice Center’s Self Help Civil Law Center through a program run by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

For more details about all of the Foreclosure Mediation resources available through Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, visit or call 386-1070.

Free shots offered at library

The Southern Nevada Health District is scheduled to be at the Spring Valley Library to offer free flu shots to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday . Anyone 6 months or older may receive a flu shot. No ID or immunization records are needed. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Children younger than 9 may require two doses.

For more information, please call 507-3821.

DJs for PJs plans drive for FRIDAY

The ninth annual DJs for PJs event is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to collect new pajamas for children in crisis and to benefit charities throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Local disc jockeys will encourage donations by broadcasting from five on-site locations, including Kohl’s at 8671 W. Charleston Blvd.

Local celebrities and elected officials also are involved in the effort to collect pajamas and raise public awareness about the needs of children in distress.

For more information, visit or call 944-2464, ext. 21.

To date, the effort has supplied roughly 57,000 pairs of pajamas to children in crisis.

Flea Market to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue

A flea market sales event is planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Siena Town Center Mall to benefit the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada. Siena Town Center Mall is at 10170 W. Tropicana Ave. at Hualapai Way.

Items available for sale will include clothing, toys, household items, furniture, electronics, appliances and re-gifts.

All proceeds will be used for shelter fees, medical costs and other expenses related to the rescue group.

For more information, call Gretchen Papez at 510-4655 or email


The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition, along with the Consulate of Mexico and Nevada State Health Division, is sponsoring immunization clinics through Saturday .

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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today 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. Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals San Martin Campus, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Children’s Foundation, 1000 E. Sahara Ave.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday 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 650 N. Nellis Blvd.

Shots are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Lexus employees raise funds
for Japanese earthquake victims

Employees of two local Lexus dealerships raised $8,700 in donations to go toward relief efforts in Japan following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that hit the northern region of the country last month.

Donations by employees of Lexus of Las Vegas and Lexus of Henderson were matched by the dealerships’ parent company for a total donation of $17,400. All funds will go to humanitarian relief efforts in areas devastated by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis.

Though participation was voluntary, many employees donated a full day’s wages to the fundraising campaign.

Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Motor Corp. ultimately will ensure that the funds are distributed to the agency they believe can most effectively support humanitarian relief efforts in Japan.

St. Baldrick’s raises more than $464,500 for childhood cancer research

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research with head-shaving events in Las Vegas and Henderson.

So far in 2011, eight events have raised more than $464,500, with donations still coming.

Participants stand in solidarity with the more than 160,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year, who typically lose their hair during cancer treatments, and raise awareness and money for vital research.

The first St. Baldrick’s event in Las Vegas took place in 2007.

Since then, more than $1.4 million has been raised.

For more information, visit

Water Authority accepting
nominations for Landscape Awards

The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s 13th annual Landscape Awards competition is taking applications.

The contest is open to local residents and landscape professionals interested in showing off their water-efficient landscapes.

Full information and applications are available at through May 12.

Applications also are available by calling 258-7283.

Charities invited to sell
Helldorado Days tickets

Charitable organizations can partner with the Las Vegas Elks Lodge No. 1468 to sell tickets for the Helldorado Days rodeo and receive $5 for their organizations for every ticket sold.

The rodeo will seat approximately 5,000 spectators each night. General admission seats in each section are $15. Premium seats are $25.

Rodeo tickets are available for May 12, 13 and 15. Helldorado Days 2011 is scheduled for May 12-15.

The Elks can custom-make packages for each organization. The group produces events throughout the year to raise funds for youth groups and underprivileged children. Since 2009, the rodeo has become the flagship event of Helldorado Days, which takes place downtown.


The Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas has scheduled Girls Day 2011 at 10:30 a.m. May 21 at 2850 Lindell Road.

The event will match women from the community with girls from disadvantaged and single-parent homes for a day of fun, food and games.

The event is free to young club members. A $50 donation is requested.

For more information, call 253-2824.

United Way to announce
fundraising results MAY 25

United Way of Southern Nevada is set to hold its campaign finale at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. Presented by sponsors NV Energy, Southwest Gas Corp. and USAA Savings Bank, United Way will announce the community’s impact on the total dollars raised during the annual campaign season. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table of 10, and they are available through May 18. For more information, call 892-2371 or visit

Soles4Souls seeks shoe donations

Soles4Souls is asking for shoe donations. It collects and distributes usable shoes to people in need around the world.

Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.

Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers and retailers. Those who graciously give (rather than destroy) unused inventory are assured their donations are distributed to people around the world living in desperate need.


The Western and Clark High Schools Classes of 1967 plan to celebrate their 45th reunion on Oct. 5 and 6. They are asking for help to find classmates. Between the two schools, there were more than 950 graduating students, approximately 100 of whom are deceased. Approximately 300 have been located.

For those with information on the remainder, call 336-7549, or email: Western High School, Barbara (Hackett) McCoy at; Clark High School, Nita (Pierce) Augustus at


With the unemployment rate still high and many families reaching the end of their savings, the Salvation Army is helping with food relief on an unprecedented scale.

To donate, call Charles Desiderio at 870-4430, ext. 112.

Las Vegas Cocker Rescue receives grant

The Las Vegas Cocker Rescue has received a grant as part of a Foundation program to vaccinate dogs against canine influenza virus (CIV), a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog. Because CIV is relatively new, most dogs have not built up immunity to it.

Dogs are contagious before they show any symptoms. Dogs that go to doggie day care, boarding facilities, groomers and shows and are vaccinated for canine cough (Bordetella) also are at risk for canine flu. Information about canine flu is available at

Nevada Cancer Institute offers smoking cessation courses

The Nevada Cancer Institute is offering A Smoke-Free Life, a free six-week tobacco cessation course for companies looking to reduce health care costs.

A Smoke-Free Life realistically addresses the challenges of ending tobacco use. A certified tobacco treatment specialist will help employees quit successfully by creating a quit plan, providing information on nicotine replacement therapy and helping participants develop the coping skills to stay smoke-free.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing approximately 1,200 people every day, which is more than alcohol, AIDS, motor vehicle crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Each year, Nevada spends $565 million in health care costs that are directly related to smoking. Only 22 percent of Nevadans currently smoke, according to Dr. John Ruckdeschel, director and CEO of NVCI.

Companies interested in offering the course can call 822-5299 or email

Baby’s Bounty asks for donations
of baby items

Baby’s Bounty, 2295 Renaissance Drive, Suite D, is in critical need of supplies and is asking for the donation of items such as portable cribs, car seats, baby clothing and diapers.

Baby’s Bounty is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2008 by civic activist Kim Amato. It is devoted to helping babies born to disadvantaged families. Recipients include domestic abuse victims, teen mothers and those living in poverty.

For more information, call 485-2229 or visit


Hash House Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., is scheduled to team up with United Blood Services to host the restaurant’s sixth annual blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 638-7400.


The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host a Drawing Club at noon Sunday .

The club provides materials.

This event is for school-aged children.

For more information, call 507-3820.


The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host a Mother’s Day celebration for children with stories and songs at 10:30 a.m. May 4.

The event is suited for kids up to the age of 5.

For more information, call 507-3820.


The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host a Japanese Children’s Day event to feature story and crafts for kids between the ages of 6 and 11 beginning at 4 p.m. May 4.

For more information, call 507-3820.

Best in Show

Venetian headliner Rita Rudner is scheduled to host The Animal Foundation’s eighth annual “Best in Show” at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

The show will feature more than 50 happy, healthy dogs from The Animal Foundation that are competing to be named “Best in Show.” Tickets are $12 or $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors. For more information, visit


The town of Blue Diamond regularly schedules music gatherings Saturday nights in the village’s unofficially titled “Tree Bar,” across from the Rebel gas station. The event is free and open to the public; musicians are welcome.

Music at Silverton

Afghan Raiders, Red Eye Radio and DJ Wizdumb are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sway Pool & Lounge at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to

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