CITIZENS ALLIANCE SET TO MEET THURSDAY
The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens is set to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. The planned speaker is Don Schaefer of Sun City with an update on pending HOA legislation in Carson City. Recently re-elected City Councilwoman Anita Wood and newly elected Mayor John Lee are set for a meet-and-greet. For more information, contact Richard Cherchio at 702-325-6708.
COUNTY COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT 7 SEAT
The Clark County Commission is accepting applications through 5 p.m. today to fill an Assembly District 17 seat left vacated by the expulsion of Steven Brooks.
Those interested in filling the vacancy for the remainder of Brooks’ term must live in the district and be a registered Democrat, the same party as Brooks, according to state law. Applications are available at clarkcountynv.gov.
Applicants may verify if they live within the boundaries of the Northeast Las Vegas Valley district by referring to the map on the state legislative website, tinyurl.com/assembly7, or conduct an address/elected officials search at gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/openweb/.
REBUILDING TOGETHER ACCEPTING HOMEOWNER APPLICATIONS
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada is accepting applications from North Las Vegas homeowners for National Rebuilding Day on April 27. The organization plans to repair and renovate 25 to 30 homes with the help of 1,500 volunteers in one day. To be eligible for home repairs, the applicant must own and live in his house; be low-income in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines; be at least 60 years old, a person living with disabilities, a veteran of family of an active-duty military service member of a multigenerational family; and be current with mortgage and real estate taxes. For more information or to apply, call Therese Elliot at 702-259-4900 or visit rtsnv.org.
NEVADA’S BIG GIVE TO PUSH
ONLINE GIVING APRIL 25
The second statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is scheduled for April 25, and Nevada’s Big Give is encouraging local charities to sign up online. The giving day initiative is open to all state nonprofit organizations to participate.
Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations in Nevada. To sign up, charities can visit nvbiggive.org by Monday and follow the instructions to register and create a homepage on the site. Charities that participated last year are automatically signed up.
Nevada’s Big Give urges participating nonprofits to encourage their supporters to donate on the giving day. To further help meet charities’ fundraising goals, Nevada’s Big Give will hold professional development workshops for nonprofits.
Established in 2003, NevadaGIVES is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to increase awareness of philanthropy so more people give back in a way that is meaningful to them.
TRIAL TO LOOK AT DRUGS FOR AUTISM
The Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in Las Vegas, 7351 Prairie Falcon Road, Suite 160, is taking part in ConnectMe, the largest global clinical research program in children 6 to 12 with autism, Asperger disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
This Phase II clinical research program is enrolling participants in the Las Vegas area and is evaluating the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the investigational drug, memantine, on social interaction and communication. There are no FDA-approved drugs that treat any of the three core symptoms of autism: impaired social interactions; impaired communication; restricted interests, repetitive behaviors and stereotyped mannerisms.
ConnectMe, sponsored by Forest Research Institute Inc., is being led locally by Dr. Ann Childress, president of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and her team. For more information, visit connectmetrial.com.
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
SEEKS FOSTER HOMES
The Clark County Department of Family Services is seeking members of the public willing to become foster parents. The program involves individuals and families providing safe, stable and loving environments for children in need of temporary out-of-home care.
Information packets are available and include an overview of the program and the latest session schedule. For more information or to request a packet, call 702-455-0181.
MASTER GARDENERS PLAN TOURS
OF DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada plan monthly tours of the Demonstration Gardens at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. Tours are free and open to the public. Groups of five or more are requested to call program coordinator Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED TO AID NONPROFIT
Help homeless, pregnant and parenting teens by donating time, money or new or gently used items to assist clients of Southern Nevada Children First, 720 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 30.
Volunteers and donations are always needed to support the nonprofit.
For more information, visit childrenfirst-nv.org or call 702-487-5665.
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT COMING
TO TEXAS STATION IN june
The Miss Nevada Organization announced that it plans to host the 2013 Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen competitions at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, June 14 and 15. Winners will represent Nevada at the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions. Tickets for the pageant are scheduled to go on sale in the spring.
For more information, visit missnevada.org.
KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
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 the Aliante Hotel + Casino, 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 702-399-0332.
NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET
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 702-340-9735.