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Dozens of employers expected
at texas station job fair

A job fair is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Dallas Ballroom of Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane.

The fair will be hosted by lasvegasjobs.com and is slated to include employers from up to 50 companies with several openings.

Walk-ins are welcome. Participants are asked to dress for an interview and to bring resumes. For more information, visit lasvegasjobs.com.

Nation Championship finale set
at shooting range

The 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale Rumble on the Range is set for
7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark County Shooting Range, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Three-Gun, also known as multi-gun, is a practical, action-shooting sport in which competitors utilize a rifle, pistol and shotgun to engage targets throughout the competition course. The 3-Gun Nation Championship is the culminating event on the FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Tour, presented by SureFire. For more information, visit 3GunNation.com.

SAMPLE TEAS DURING UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Taste and compare the varieties of tea and tisanes, or herbal tea, from around the world during four planned events at Tea-rrific, 570 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 180. The events are scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. Varieties from China, India, Japan, Africa and Sri Lanka are to be covered. The cost is $15 per event or $20 for the series. Reservations with payment are required. For more information, call 228-8327.

Public welcome to library meeting

The Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District plans to host a meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way.

The group welcomes prospective members or those who have ideas to share with the organization.

For more information, call 633-1070.

MASTER GARDENERS PLAN PLANTING SESSIONS

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society plan to offer two 7 p.m. educational meetings at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. The Jan. 26 meeting is slated to cover various types of soil amendments, fertilizers and spraying. The Feb. 23 meeting is planned to be on plant problems and will discuss plant diseases and remedies. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

The Cooperative Extension also plans to host an information and registration session for Spring 2012 Master Gardener Training at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the same address. Spring semester classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March 12. There are 20 classes. The fee is $150. Completed registrations (pay with cash or a check payable to Board of Regents) will secure enrollment and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call Mary Bertsch at 257-5501 or email bertschm@unce.unr.edu.

UNITED WAY HANDS OUT GIFT CARDS
TO FAMILIES, MILITARY RESERVISTS

The United Way of Southern Nevada surprised 2,000 Las Vegas families and military reservists with $500 gift cards Dec. 22 after receiving a $1 million donation from a Secret Santa, a gaming executive. Families and military reservists were notified that a special gift was waiting for them at specific locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and when they arrived they were presented with $500 gift cards.

A careful vetting process was put in place to identify the individuals who qualified for the holiday surprise. Some used the money to pay their utility bills and purchase basic food items.

For stories and information on how to become a United Way Secret Santa, visit uwsn.org/secretsanta.

RED ROCK CANYON HOURS CHANGE

The Bureau of Land Management advises residents that the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center and Scenic Loop Drive have different hours for the remainder of the month.

Scenic Loop Drive will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 515-5350.

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.

NEW VIDEO PUTS FACES TO AIDS AWARENESS

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District has created a video series, “Facing AIDS,” available at youtube.com/snhealthdistrict.

Meet Ivan, Lane, Maryanne and Tracy, the “faces” behind the disease. They share their stories to prevent just one infection and encourage others to get tested.

More than 3,000 Southern Nevadans are living with HIV, and there are more than 2,800 AIDS cases locally. According to a study by UNAIDS, a United Nations program, about 33 million people worldwide are living with HIV.

For more information, call the health district at 759-0702.

PRUNING SERIES PLANNED AT ORCHARDS

Gardeners looking to sharpen their pruning skills are welcome to a series of weekly classes offered at the University of Nevada’s Cooperative Extension orchard.

Classes will be given every hour from 9 a.m. to noon on these days:

n Saturday, Pruning Figs, Pomegranates and Persimmons

n Jan. 28, Pruning Almonds and Pistachios

A $5 donation to the orchard for each class is being solicited to help support educational research, outreach and demonstrations. The orchard lost its monetary support from the university this year.

No reservation is needed.

The UNCE orchard is 100 yards east of the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Horse Drive.

For more information, contact Bob Morris at extremehort@aol.com or call the orchard at 257-5532 and leave a message for a volunteer.

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