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North Las Vegas Neighborhood News

LEGO CLUB PLANS MEETING

The North Las Vegas Library Lego Club, a free activity event for children, is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. Jigsaw puzzles are also to be provided. Call 633-1070 or visit nlvld.org/.

VETERANS TO SHARPEN SKILLS
AT EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP

A free job readiness workshop for veterans of U.S. military service is planned for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.

The Employment Edge event is for those who have served in any branch including Reserve and National Guard units and is slated to include sessions on translating military experience and skills to private sector job requirements, resume writing, interviewing skills, the federal job search, online job searching and more.

Lunch is to be provided. To register, call 636-2332. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/vetsjobevent.

NATURE WRITING CLASS SET
AT RED ROCK CANYON

The Bureau of Land Management plans to host Introduction to Nature Writing, a sensory-based writing class, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and April 12 and 26 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Each session will include short writing exercises, group discussions and selected readings from notable American nature writers. Participants may share their own writing.

Depending on the group’s interest, plan to experiment with different types of nature writing such as creative non-fictions, short story, memoir, poetry or simply writing for one’s own enjoyment.

The class is free. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 515-5367.

SHOES BEING COLLECTED
FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

Desert Birkenstock and Soles4Souls are working to provide victims of tornado-ravaged areas with something many lost: shoes. Bring your gently worn shoes to Birkenstock stores, and they will be delivered to the local Soles4Souls warehouse near McCarran International Airport.

There are two Desert Birkenstock/Soles4Souls drop-off locations: in northwest Las Vegas at 2192 N. Rainbow Blvd., and in Henderson at 594 N. Stephanie St.

For more information about donating, call Desert Birkenstock at 454-0114.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING PLANNED

The North Las Vegas City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. April 4 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.

STAR WATCHERS to SEEK PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS at april 5 meeting

The Las Vegas Astronomical Society invites the public to its regular meeting planned for 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.

For more information, visit lvastronomy.com or call 461-1390.

MOMS GROUP BENEFITS STAY-AT-HOME PARENTS in north las vegas

Stay-at-home moms looking for events with their peers and children are encouraged to learn more about the North Las Vegas chapter of MOMS Offering Moms Support, or MOMS Club.

The club is part of an international nonprofit organization founded to support, engage and enrich the lives of stay-at-home moms. Regular events include play groups, field trips, moms’ nights out and community service projects.

For more information, visit
northlasvegasmomsclub.com or email momsclubnlv@yahoo.com.

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE OFFERED TO SENIORS

Taxpayers 60 or older with low to moderate income can utilize free tax preparation assistance by AARP from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through April 13 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way.

The service is appointment only.

Participants must bring Social Security cards for themselves and all dependents, last year’s tax return and a valid photo ID.

For more information, visit nlvld.org or call 839-2980.

Beekeeping classes planned at orchard

A series of beekeeping classes is scheduled at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Orchard starting at 8 a.m. April 21. The class will last the entire day and will orient bee enthusiasts on how to manage small bee colonies in Southern Nevada with the idea of producing honey and preventing the bees from becoming Africanized.

For more information, email Bob Morris at extremehort@aol.com or call the Master Gardener help line at 257-5555.

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.

TEXT CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT THE SHADE TREE

Text and support the victims of domestic violence assisted by the Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave.

The Text to Give campaign launched Feb. 14. Donors can text “TST” to 501501 and donate $10. Donors who wish to gift a larger amount can text “TST” to 91011.

All of the donation goes directly to the Shade Tree, a nonprofit assisting victims of domestic violence.

Donors can make unlimited donations.

For more information, visit theshadetree.org or call 385-0072.

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.

INFORMATIONAL TEA MEETINGS OFFERED

Novice to seasoned tea drinkers are invited to book tea tastings with a local expert, Louise Carruth, of Tea-rrific, 570 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 180.

Carruth also hosts “tea talks” for groups of 10 or more. Fees vary.

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

CAMP REGISTRATION TO OPEN

Open registration for Clark County Parks and Recreation’s summer overnight camps in July commenced March 1.

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.

SAFE NEST RELOCATES TO NORTH LAS VEGAS

The Safe Nest Donation Center has relocated to 4208 N. Arcata Way, Suite C. The center accepts gently used clothing, small household items, old cellphones, recyclable items such as paper, metal, and plastic, as well as vehicle donations. It also accepts large household appliances including washers, dryers and water heaters in any condition.

Donations may be dropped off at the donation center during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 257-3800 to schedule a home pickup. For vehicle donations, call 203-8661. Safe Nest will pick up the vehicle and handle all the paperwork.

All donated items help raise funds to allow Safe Nest to provide necessary services for victims of domestic violence and their children.

For more information, call 877-0133.

THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS

The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, is launching its Seniors 4 Seniors program, offering local seniors (60 or older) $50 discounts on adoption fees for dogs 3 years or older and cats 1 year or older. The shelter receives more than 50,000 animals annually. Younger cats and dogs often find homes quickly and easily while older pets frequently are passed over. Animals that are a bit older are often calmer and gentler, which can be a better match for less active people. Additionally, senior citizens often spend more time at home, which can be ideal for an older pet. The program is sponsored in part by nonprofit The Pets for the Elderly Foundation. For more information, call 384-3333, ext. 131 or email adoptions@
animalfoundation.com.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OFFERS REDUCED FARE TRANSIT PASSES

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada announced that 30-day and five-day full and reduced fare transit passes now are available for purchase at more than 135 7-Eleven locations across the Las Vegas Valley. With the new addition of 7-Eleven stores, it will be easier and more convenient for Transportation Commission transit riders to purchase their full or reduced fare transit passes.

The 30-day and five-day full and reduced fare transit passes also are available at other retailers throughout Southern Nevada, including Albertsons, Walgreens and Mariana’s. Passes also are available for purchase at bookstores at the College of Southern Nevada campuses.

A full list of local retailers selling Transportation Commission transit passes can be found at rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_vendors.cfm.

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