North Las Vegas Neighborhood News

YOUTH UNITED LOOKING FOR RECRUITS

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 build a house with its local Habitat affiliate.

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

Rare planetary event expected

A transit of Venus, when the planet passes directly between the sun and Earth and can be seen as a small black disk against the sun, is expected around 5 p.m. today. The most recent transit was in June 2000.

For more information, call the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium at 651-4759.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING PLANNED

The North Las Vegas City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information or for a copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call the city clerk at 633-1030.

TEA TASTINGS TO EXPLORE VARIETIES

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. June 13 and June 27 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.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION PLANNED FOR JUNE 16 AT CANNERY

Rogue Warrior Cage Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts competition to benefit wounded military service members, is planned for 7 p.m. June 16 at the Cannery Casino, 2121 E. Craig Road.

The event is to aid the Stars and Stripes Foundation, a local nonprofit organization assisting wounded military service members, veterans and their families.

Stars of Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mixed Martial Arts are slated to participate.

Tickets are $75 for ringside, $35-$55 for tiered seating and $20 for general admission, plus tax and fees.

For more information, visit cannerycasino.com or call 507-5757.

DATE SET FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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.

LOCAL 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 340-9735.

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT CLOSES MAIN FACILITY

The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy. This closure impacts only services in the main building.

Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected at this time, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Client services that are available at other locations include:

Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center

HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review, individual sewage disposal system plan review, loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review and parcel maps plan review.

The health district is anticipating that these suspended services will be operational soon, and the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.

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 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.

GRIEF CAMP COMING JULY 20-22 TO LOVELL CANYON

Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon, 12 miles southwest of Red Rock Canyon.

The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.

It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children’s Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENED

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.

4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE

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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