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Missing child found
unharmed in Mexico

Foster child Carla Espinosa-Alvarez, the 3-year-old North Las Vegas girl who was taken from her home May 8, was found two days later safe in Mexico with her biological mother, Maria Espinosa-Alvarez.

Carla’s foster mother reported that Carla was kidnapped from her home in the 100 block of Rosa Rosales Court during a home invasion.

The North Las Vegas Police Department continues to investigate the case. Authorities confirmed the safety of the child through officials at the Mexican Consulate. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 633-9111.

Martial arts studio scheduled
to open in August

Regency Centers, a nationally owned developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has leased 2,925 square feet at Deer Springs Town Center, at North 5th Street and the Las Vegas Beltway, to McHenry’s ATA Martial Arts, which is slated to open in August.

For more information, visit regencycenters.com.

EARLY VOTING

The North Las Vegas Municipal General Election is planned for June 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The city clerk’s office will be open for voter registration from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Early voting will take place through June 3. Any registered voter living in North Las Vegas can vote by mail. A written request for a mail ballot must be received by 5 p.m. May 31 in the Clark County Registrar of Voters office. For more information, visit clarkcounty.nv.gov/vote.

Early voting will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the county’s Election Center, 965 Trade Drive, Suite B.

For a listing of nine other early voting locations, dates and times in North Las Vegas, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call 633-1030.

Nevada Desert Mermaids to perform

The Nevada Desert Mermaids synchronized swimming team plans to perform at Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, June 4. The event is free for spectators.

For more information, visit nevadadesertmermaids.com.

Open house to help those facing cancer

The Nevada Cancer Institute plans to host a special open house from 1 to 4 p.m. June 5 at its main campus, 1 Breakthrough Way (near Town Center Drive and the Las Vegas Beltway).

It will include workshops, activities and resources for cancer survivors, their families, friends and supporters. The event is free and will celebrate those who have faced cancer and won. Workshops include yoga, meditation and nutrition.

Expect craft activities for the whole family. Survivors are invited to share their personal stories in a special scrapbook.

For more information, visit
nevadacancerinstitute.org.

BUSINESS PERMIT INFORMATION

To find out if a home or business site improvement project requires a business permit, call the city’s Building Division, 2240 Civic Center Drive, at 633-1550 or 633-1536. For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com, click on Building Safety and then click on Frequently Asked Questions in the Hot Topics box in the left-hand margin.

GET $75 MAMMOGRAMS THIS MONTH

Now through May 31, The Breast Center at Sunrise, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 250; Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road; and Red Rock Radiology, 7130 Smoke Ranch Road; are offering a special $75 digital screening mammogram, without a physician’s referral, for any woman at least 40 years old.

This program is most beneficial to women who may be uninsured or underinsured. If you have insurance, check with your provider.

You may find that your mammogram is fully covered.

To schedule a mammogram, contact The Breast Center at Sunrise at 784-7870, Southern Hills Hospital at 880-2900 or Red Rock Radiology at 731-2888.

YMCA OFFERS SIZZLIN’ SUMMER PASSES

Day camp registrations and sales of Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited YMCA access, are now under way at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, and the SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

Y day camp for kids ages 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 13 to Aug. 26. The Y provides free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Camp includes weekly themes and activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character development activities. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is offered. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

Sizzlin’ Summer passes are on sale through July. The pass is good for four months from the purchase date and can be used at all locations. The new SkyView YMCA is scheduled to open June 1. The first 250 SkyView members will receive a backpack filled with Y gear and more than $150 in free offers, including a free wellness coaching session and the choice of either a free week of camp or free swim lessons.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.

Donations allow Adopt a Rescue Pet animal sanctuary to remain open

After weeks of seeking donations to cover a $70,000 debt, Adopt a Rescue Pet, 1500 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 105, will be able to keep adoptable animals at its 5-acre Amargosa Valley property.

The $70,000 sum was to cover a balloon payment on the mortgage that was to be paid by a private grant. When that funding was no longer available, the nonprofit animal rescue organization sought donations and conducted creative fundraising to cover the cost.

As of midnight May 1 — the deadline for the payment — the remaining donations were gathered, and the property was saved, said Elizabeth Davis Rubin, founder and president of the organization.

Rubin said that although the payment is covered, residents are welcome to donate funds or supplies to the organization.

For more information, email arpinfo@adoptarescuepet.org or call 798-8663 or 883-0035.

To adopt a pet, visit PetSmart at 2140 N. Rainbow Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

BUY A PIN TO HELP A CHILD

During May, all Short Line Express convenience stores will be selling Yogi Bear and Kermit paper hearts, and select stores will be selling various styles of gold heart pins to raise money in support of Variety-the Children’s Charity.

Variety helps children with special needs in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit varietysn.org.

Patrons can purchase a paper heart for $1 or a gold heart pin for $2.

NORTH LAS VEGAS TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED ON BELTWAY FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Traffic on the Las Vegas Beltway at North 5th Street between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway will be diverted for six months. Both westbound travel lanes will be redirected onto the new North 5th Street ramps to get traffic off and on the main line beltway. No westbound access will be provided to North 5th Street to the south, to and from the beltway, in order to construct the North 5th Street Bridge.

Eastbound traffic will remain diverted to the street’s ramps. Construction is part of an $11.8 million project that completes the interchange at North 5th Street and is expected to be completed by this fall.

For more information about the closure, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

FREE FINE ARTS COMPETITION DISPLAY

Each year, the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the Celebrating Life! fine arts competition to recognize the talents of Las Vegas artists. There is no fee to enter.

A public reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The exhibition will be displayed at the Charleston Heights Arts Center through June 30. Artists may enter original works in the following fine art media categories: drawing and pastel; mixed media (2-D); painting; sculpture and ceramics (3-D); watercolor and gouache; and photography.

The work must be ready for display, completed within the past three years and not previously juried into a Celebrating Life! exhibit. Only one work per artist may be submitted for jury. This year’s judges will be Stewart Freshwater, Suzanne Hackett-Morgan and Bobbie Ann Howell.

Artists whose works are not selected for the 2011 Celebrating Life! exhibition will have the option to display their submissions in the Salon de Refusés exhibit in the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery. This exhibit will remain on display through June 8. Award-winning pieces from the 2011 Celebrating Life! exhibit will travel to the City Hall Bridge Gallery to be displayed July 7 through Aug. 25.

For more information or to request an entry form, call 229-4631 or 229-1012.

ARCHITECTURAL VIEWS

A Las Vegas News Bureau art exhibit titled “Architectural Retrospective” is on display through June 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive, offering a photographic journey into Las Vegas’ mid-century modern resorts and marquees. For more information, call 507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

VEGAS PUB QUIZ

A free trivia pub quiz, hosted by Vegas Pub Quiz, is planned at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. For more information, visit vegaspubquiz.com.

Open house

An open house is planned for 4:30 to
6:30 p.m. Thursday at the new Silver Sky at Deer Springs assisted living facility, 6741 N. Decatur Blvd., Building 3. The event will include hors d’oeuvres with wine and jazz. For more information or to RSVP, call Krista Willson or Shawn Taylor at
462-7700.

Free Saturday concert at Cannery

A free concert is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Several popular groups from the 1960s and ’70s, including Sonny Geraci, Brenton Woods, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts and The Happenings, are set to perform.

Before the concert, classic car and hot rod owners are encouraged to attend the public drive-in and display their vehicles on Aerojet Way. The first 200 drivers to arrive get the best display spots for their cars and will receive a free T-shirt. Concert tickets are free and available while supplies last at the front desk.

Kenton Weaver

Kenton Weaver will be performing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Sign up at the monitor’s desk.

Open house

An open house is planned for 4:30 to

6:30 p.m. Thursday at the new Silver Sky at Deer Springs assisted living facility, 6741 N. Decatur Blvd., Building 3. The event will include hors d’oeuvres with wine and jazz. For more information or to RSVP, call Krista Willson or Shawn Taylor at

462-7700.

Free Saturday concert at Cannery

A free concert is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Several popular groups from the 1960s and ’70s, including Sonny Geraci, Brenton Woods, The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts and The Happenings, are set to perform. Before the concert, classic car and hot rod owners are encouraged to attend the public drive-in and display their vehicles on Aerojet Way. The first 200 drivers to arrive get the best display spots for their cars and will receive a free T-shirt. Concert tickets are free and available while supplies last at the front desk.

Kenton Weaver

Kenton Weaver is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Sign up at the monitor’s desk.

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