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Budget constraints have led the North Las Vegas Library District to reducing hours of operation at two of its branches effective July 1.

The new hours for Aliante and Alexander libraries are as follows:

— Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road

Open 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

— Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Way

Open 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Closed Friday and Sunday

The North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, is to keep its current schedule of 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 633-1070.


The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will be collecting donations to cover funeral expenses for three children, ranging from 18 months to 2 years old, who died in their mobile home, which caught fire June 15 at Van’s Trailer Oasis, 3610 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

To make a donation, visit theburnfoundation.org. The foundation asks that donations be earmarked with the names of the children, David, Syler and Adriana. Donations can also be mailed to Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, 3111 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite B-3111.


The following entities and municipalities will be closed July 4 in honor of the Fourth of July holiday:

— North Las Vegas city offices

— North Las Vegas Library District

— North Las Vegas courts

— College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne campus

— Federal, state and county offices and courts

— Clark County School District

— Republic Services, NV Energy, Southwest Gas


A SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened at 2910 E. Craig Road and is set to add about $2.1 million in taxable value to the city, according to the Clark County assessor, and an undisclosed number of jobs. The 94-suite property, dubbed the SpringHill Suites Las Vegas North Speedway, is slated to have rates that begin at $104 per night.

The franchise is owned by Craig Road Suites LLC and is to be managed by Sunway Hotel Group Inc. of Overland Park, Kan. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/springhillnorth.


The Greater Las Vegas Job Fair, a free job resource event, is planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Participants are slated to have a chance to meet face to face with Las Vegas companies, learn interview preparation tips and have a resume critique during the free event.

For more information, visit lasvegasjobs.com, email workshop@ lasvegasjobs.com or call 257-1527.


Women of High Caliber, a monthly social group for women to learn about firearms or improve their shooting skills, is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Shooting Range, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Each meeting includes a social and educational hour, followed by target shooting at the rifle and pistol range. No meeting is scheduled in July and August. For more information, call 455-2000, email womenofhighcaliber@ clarkcountynv.gov.


Patty’s Closet Fashion Boutique, a locally owned and operated retailer, has opened its seventh Las Vegas-area location at 6592 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 125. The store carries inexpensive women’s clothes and accessories. The Patty’s Closet concept is to carry only six of each style in sizes small, medium and large.

The franchise has been dubbed the Aliante location.

For more information, visit ilovepattyscloset.com/.


SkyView Multi-generational Center YMCA is one of three YMCA of Southern Nevada locations to participate in a summer food service program, a continuation of The National School Lunch Program, this summer.

The federally assisted meal program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to students.

Youths younger than 19 can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday through Aug. 24, with the exception of July 4, at 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

The Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive, and the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, are also to participate in the program.

Preregistration is not required.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.


The Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena is to offer ice skating lessons or brush-up tips this summer at 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Skate school is open to anyone 3 or older. The fee is $70 per month, which includes one lesson each week and four public ice skate sessions per month.

For more information, visit stationcasinos.com or call 631-7000.


Clark County’s Citizen Review Board seeks to fill at least one vacancy.

The board reviews citizen complaints and Internal Affairs investigations filed against police and corrections officers.

The 25-member Citizen Review Board is expected to fill at least one vacancy on its board for an upcoming term which begins Jan. 1 and ends Jan. 4, 2016. Applications must be received by Saturday.

Membership on the board is voluntary and unpaid. To be eligible, applicants must be residents of unincorporated Clark County or the city of Las Vegas, cannot have any felony convictions, cannot be an elected official, cannot be a present or former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer, peace officer or corrections officer, or the spouse, sibling or parent of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police peace officer. Applicants do not necessarily need to possess any police or investigative skills but must be objective in their work on the board.

For an application or more information, visit citizenreviewboard.com.


Clark County officials broke ground on a 30-station "Golf with Guns" course May 29 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd.

Visitors are to be able to target sporting clays, a form of clay pigeon shooting.

Unlike other sporting clay stations, this course is to feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90.

Outdoorsman Marty Fischer designed the course.

An opening date for the station has not yet been released.

For more information, call 455-2000 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/shootlasvegas.


Students and parents looking to stay civic-minded this summer are encouraged to join Youth United, a service group conducted by Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteers ages 5 to 25 are welcome to join. The group conducts monthly meetings, volunteers, sponsors and builds a house with its local Habitat affiliate.

For more information, visit habitatlasvegas.org, email trisha@ habitatlasvegas.org or call 638-6477.


Taste and compare a variety of teas from around the world at upcoming educational tastings at Tea-rrific, 570 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 180.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss oolongs, greens and rooibos/white teas.

The fee is $15 per session. Reservations are required.

For more information, visit tea-rrific.com or call 228-8327.


To mark Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Animal Foundation is to offer discounted adoption fees for all adult cats.

Cats 1 year or older are to be available for $30, which is $50 less than the normal adoption fee, until Saturday.

The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, receives up to 50,000 animals annually. Numbers grow in the summer months as spring litters are old enough to wander and escape, or simply become too mischievous to keep.

For more information, visit animalfoundation.com or call 384-3333 ext. 131.


Mark your calendars and mobilize neighbors for National Night Out, an event to promote community spirit and reduce crime, planned for Aug. 7.

Communities around the valley and nation are expected to participate in the 29th annual event. Partnerships with neighborhood watches and local law enforcement are encouraged. Participants often celebrate with block parties, cookouts, visits from police and firefighters, parades, flashlight walks and more.

For more information, visit nationaltownwatch.org/nno/, email info@natw.org or call 610-649-7055.


The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 399-0332.


The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 340-9735.


Open registration for Clark County Parks and Recreation’s summer overnight camps in July is under way.

The price is $400 per child.

This fee includes all meals, snacks, activities, supplies and an official camp T-shirt. Omni Discovery Camp, for ages 8 to 12, is set to take place from July 22-27, and the On the Edge Camp, for ages 13 to 15, is set for July 15-20.

Both camps will take place at Camp Lee Canyon, about 30 minutes from North Las Vegas.

For more information, call 455-1905 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.

The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

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