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Interested in getting a slice of the couponing craze?

Learn the ins and outs of maximizing deals and discounts during Couponing 101, planned for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive.

The free course is hosted by Jackie Landy, coupon expert and the force behind

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Blood pressure checks
scheduled for seniors

Seniors in need of a blood pressure check can get a free screening from
8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday and June 22 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

The event is open to center members only.

For more information, call 229-1702.

Summerlin Art Festival
calling for artisans

Artists who work in a variety of media and styles are invited to apply for participation in the 17th Summerlin Art Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25 at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive.

The free, annual outdoor festival usually attracts more than 20,000 art lovers.

Past artist participants have included painters, jewelers, sculptors and fine craftsmen.

More than 100 artists are expected to participate.

In addition to the artists, the festival also will feature live entertainment, chalk art and a variety of food and beverage options.

Additional information, including application information, is available at

The application deadline is Friday, and application fee is $25 for this juried show.

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.

The campground is roughly two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed one 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 a 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

Golf tournament to benefit
Down Syndrome charity

The 14th annual Down Syndrome Charity Golf Tournament is set for a
1:30 p.m. shotgun start Friday at the Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada.

A regular foursome is $600, and an individual entry fee is $150. The entry fee includes range balls, 18 holes, a cart, refreshments on the course, a player’s bag, a polo shirt, one raffle ticket and the awards dinner.

For more information, visit or call 648-1990.

Sign up for grant writing class

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 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 emailing There is a $25 fee due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.


The “Exploring Trees Inside and Out” exhibit is scheduled to run Saturday through Sept. 5 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

A sneak peek event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit or call 822-8722.


Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is offering weekly camp programs for children 6 to 12.

Sessions are available 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 15.

Camp prices are $155 per week for museum members and $180 per week for nonmembers. For camp schedules, details and registration, visit or call 382-5437.

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