ECONOMIC TEAM MEETING PLANNED
The newly formed Mayor’s Economic Advisory Committee, consisting of about 20 local developers and business owners, is slated to gather at 4 p.m. March 20 in room 937 of North Las Vegas City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
The public is encouraged to attend. The committee is to discuss a strategic plan, goals and a policy and management agenda for the city.
The committee had its first meeting Feb. 28, and the group received a progress report of the city’s financial obstacles and condition. Committee members include representatives from Cox Communications, Southwest Gas, NV Energy and many development companies.
For more information, contact the city clerk at 633-1030.
CITIZENS GROUP plans gathering
The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowners Association and Concerned Citizens is set to meet at
6:30 p.m. March 20 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way.
The public is invited.
For more information, contact Bob Borgersen at 649-2176 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING PLANNED
The North Las Vegas City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. March 21 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.
MAYOR TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck is set to be the featured speaker for the Urban Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road.
Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members before the event. Fee is $45 at the door.
For more information, call 648-6222 or visit urbanchamber.org.
HELP NEEDED FOR FUNDRAISER
Volunteers, auction items and vendors are needed for the Spring Fling event planned for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 24 at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 5575 N. Simmons St., Suite 13. Bakery items, arts and crafts or homemade goods vendors, silent auction donations, folding tables and kitchen help are needed for the event to benefit the worship center. Vendor tables are $25 per day. For more information, call Tom Larson at 648-5280 or Living Springs Lutheran Church at 254-4224.
north las vegas COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO JOIN PROJECT SKYLINE
North Las Vegas officials invite residents to join Project Skyline, a community cleanup organized with the College of Southern Nevada and LUNAS Construction Clean-up, set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 on Diana Street. A base camp is planned on the lot next to the Lions Club on Van Der Meer Street, south of Cheyenne Avenue. Participants can enjoy free music, food and drinks.
To register or to become an event sponsor, call 651-4698 or email email@example.com.
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. March 28 at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. Jigsaw puzzles are also to be provided. Call 633-1070 or visit nlvld.org/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are 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 email@example.com or call the master gardener helpline at 257-5555.
KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is set 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.
UNION CONCESSION AGREEMENT MET
The North Las Vegas City Council approved concessions between the city and a union representing local firefighters in its Feb. 15 meeting.
City of North Las Vegas officials and members of the International Association of Firefighters Local #1607 reached a tentative bargaining agreement that could result in more than $500,000 in savings for the city.
The deal updates agreements for supervisors and non-supervisors through the fiscal year ending June 30. As part of the contract, the union is to dismiss the health care pending arbitration case pertaining to insurance coverage for supervisors and non-supervisors.
The agreements are also to provide the city fire chief greater operational flexibility, including the use of brownouts, flexibility in staffing the air resource unit and restricting the number of battalion chiefs that can be on annual leave at any given time, according to a statement from the city.
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@
PHOTO CHALLENGE BENEFITS FAMILIES
Show off your photogenic child for a cause with local photographers Portraits to You and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a nonprofit that provides free photography sessions to families suffering an early infant loss.
Participants pose for a session with Portraits to You for a $39 fee. Families also receive a print.
Families rally support and votes via charitymodelsearch.org. Votes are $1 each, and proceeds benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
Voting is to be conducted through March 23.
The top 25 vote-getters are judged by a panel of photography experts, and the top three are to receive awards including a camera, gift cards and savings bond.
For more information, visit charitymodelsearch.org, portraitstoyou.net or call 499-9930.
TICKET AMNESTY PROGRAM AVAILABLE
The North Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2332 Las Vegas Blvd. North, has begun a ticket amnesty program that will offer 50 percent off on total fines for qualifying traffic and misdemeanor cases, including any additional warrant fees. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/nlvcourt or call 633-1130.
WALK AROUND NEVADA
WITHOUT LEAVING TOWN
The Southern Nevada Health District offers the Walk Around Nevada program, which helps participants track their physical activity online as they trek around the state and clock in 1,442 miles.
Anyone can sign up for this free online program and start a tour of Nevada. Track mileage online via a red line that marks your tour of the state. It also offers tips about staying hydrated, stretching and healthful hiking basics.
Walk Around Nevada maps include the entire state, a Lake Mead map and a Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake map.
For information on any health district online programs, visit gethealthyclark
TAKE CARE CLINICS HAVE ONLINE COMPONENT
Take Care Health Systems, a subsidiary of Walgreens, announces new scheduling options for its Take Care Clinics. Now, appointments can be made online through takecarehealth.com.
The site offers access to a comprehensive cost menu to quickly evaluate the cost of services, as well as local and up-to-date information on patient satisfaction scores and market-specific quality of care scores. The site includes estimated wait times at each clinic.
UNITED WAY APPROVES FUNDS ALLOCATION
United Way of Southern Nevada’s Immediate Needs Council approved the allocation of $1 million to 12 local agencies providing rent and nutritional assistance. The funding distribution is a part of the nonprofit’s mission to ensure families in need receive support so they can work toward becoming financially independent.
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada was allotted the largest amount of funding, receiving $355,178 for its food pantry services. HELP of Southern Nevada acquired $165,864, and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada obtained $103,119 for food and rent assistance. The Salvation Army Clark County received $159,825 for food services. Other agencies receiving financial aid include: American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Emergency Aid of Boulder City, HopeLink, Jewish Family Service Agency, The Shade Tree and United Labor Agency of Nevada.
For more information about United Way’s Immediate Needs initiatives, visit uwsn.org.
CHILD FOCUS SEEKS SIBLING MENTORS
Child Focus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reunifying separated brothers and sisters living in foster care, is recruiting sibling mentors to assist with chaperoning events and helping siblings develop the ability to become a healthy family.
Activities are held monthly and vary in topic. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, visit childfocusnv.org or call 436-1624.