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The North Las Vegas Municipal general election is scheduled for today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov/vote.

For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call the City Clerk’s office at 633-1030.

NORTH LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL
SCHEDULED TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The North Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive. For more information or to get a copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com and click on “Meetings & Agendas” on the left-hand side.

HELP NORTH LAS VEGAS WIN
FOURTH OF JULY CONTEST

Through June 14, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting the “Bring Back the 4th” online contest, which allows cities nationwide to compete for one of 10 $10,000 grants to support official Fourth of July celebrations. Visit bringbackthe4th.com to take a brief quiz on “Responsible Moments in U.S. History.” The quiz features eight questions about Americans who helped shape our nation and inspire others, from historical icons to everyday people with big contributions.

Friends of library district plan meeting

The Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District are planning a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. June 18 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. The meeting is open to those who are interested in becoming a member or want to share their ideas. For more information, contact the North Las Vegas Library District at 633-1070.

NORTH LAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHEDULES COMMUNITY EVENTS

An eight-hour course that covers the basics of how to purchase a home, pitfalls, inspections and insurance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1849 Civic Center Drive. After class, each attendee will receive a completion certificate that is valid for one year and is a requirement for those wishing to receive down payment assistance. Register at 649-0998.

With budget cuts and belt tightening, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to offer a one-day class about the “Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing.” The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and June 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. For more information, call 257-5502.

HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS COULD REQUIRE BUILDING PERMITS

Building permits are required by the city for residential and commercial improvement, maintenance or new construction projects. The online building safety page offers tools and guidelines to navigate the permitting process, track inspections and more.

To find out of a home or business site improvement project requires a permit, call the city’s building division at 633-1550 or 633-1536 or visit the division offices at 2240 Civic Center Drive.

REGISTRATION, PASSES UNDER WAY
AT AREA YMCAS, INCLUDING SKYVIEW

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 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 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.

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.

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.

Summer reading

Youth from toddlers through high schoolers may sign up for the Summer Reading Club at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive or at the Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road. The program runs Thursday through July 31. It is free, and participants may win prizes. Many events are planned. Visit tinyurl.com/3bqal34.

Let’s go fishing

Fishing enthusiasts are invited to the Ward 6 fishing derby and pancake breakfast planned for 7-10 a.m. Saturday at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Families can enjoy free park admission and fishing all day. No fishing license is required, but limits apply. The pancake breakfast is $5 per person. Live entertainment is planned. For more information, call 229-6154 or 229-8100.

Vote today

The Clark County Elections Department has selected Sun City Aliante’s Community Center as one of the official General Election sites for the 2011 General Election (Municipal) on June 7. Booths will be set up in the Social Hall for all Clark County residents from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more voting areas, go to tinyurl.com/4jmx8q5.

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