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North Las Vegas neighborhood news, May 21-28

BLOOD DRIVE HEADED TO CANNERY CASINO

The public is invited to a blood drive scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 and 27 at The Club at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road. Donors are to receive two free Cannery buffet coupons and 1,000 points on their American Can Club card. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds to qualify. For more information on how to donate, contact Julie Lindsay at 702-304-6536.

NORTH LAS VEGAS HEADS TO THE POLLS
JUNE 4 FOR CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

The North Las Vegas City Clerk’s office, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, encourages residents to vote in a municipal general election for City Council slated for June 4. Early voting and in-office voting for registered Ward 1 residents is set to take place from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office through May 31. Registered Ward 1 voters can also visit the city’s permanent early voting site at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, or one of several neighborhood voting sites during the two-week period. Off-site early voting locations are the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St.; SkyView Multi-Generational Center, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway; Food 4 Less; Lowe’s; and the North Las Vegas Main Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. Voters can register online through the Clark County Election Department at clarkcountynv.gov/vote.

HOUSING SYMPOSIUM PLANNED

Homeowners and home buyers are invited to a second panel hosted by real estate, lending, banking, title, legal and short sale specialists set for 5:30 p.m. May 30 at the Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Road. Keller Williams real estate agent Gregory Smith is to be on hand to answer underwater homeowners’ questions about equity, credit and the state of the local housing market. Admission is free. For more information, contact Smith at 702-824-4514 or smittygds@gmail.com.

MEET COUNTY JUDGES EVENT
SLATED FOR AUG. 17 at canyon springs

Veterans In Politics plans to host a Meet Your Clark County District Judges event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Road. The event aims to educate voters in advance of the 2014 Clark County general election and improve access to the county judicial system through a Shadow a Judge For a Day program for Canyon Springs High School students. Students will look to share their judge-shadowing experiences before joining a moderated discussion set to include more than a dozen judges from Clark County’s civil, criminal and family justice departments. For judge registration and event participation, contact Steve Sanson, president of Veterans In Politics International, at 702-283-8088 or visit veteransinpolitics.com. For student registration in the Shadow a Judge for a Day program, contact Nancy West, magnet theme coordinator, at 702-799-1870.

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.

BANK OF AMERICA CARD HOLDERS CAN RECEIVE FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION

Anyone with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit card or credit card can gain free admission to three Las Vegas museums June 1 and 2. The Museums on Us program offers the cardholder complimentary admission to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; and the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. For more information, visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States . Call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org for more information.

Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing
sends out call for submissions

One local homeowner could win a new HVAC air conditioning system valued at $8,900 from Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. The company’s Help A Home initiative invites residents to nominate friends, relatives or neighbors in need of a new system. Email submissions with short descriptions of the homeowner’s needs will be accepted at helpahomelasvegas@theyesmancan.com through May 31. Yes! technicians plan to visit the top five homes before selecting a winner to be announced the first week of June.

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.

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.

BUILDING DEPARTMENTS ANNOUNCE RESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAM

Southern Nevada building departments are encouraging homeowners to participate in an amnesty program for May that waives penalties on self-disclosed residential construction work done without permits. During the amnesty period, which coincides with Building Safety Month, homeowners in Clark County and the cities of North Las Vegas, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and Boulder City will be subject to paying normal fees for permits, inspections and plan reviews but not penalties. Fees for residential-related construction range from $60 to more than $400, depending on the project. The Residential Amnesty Program allows homeowners to obtain permits without penalties for work performed on a variety of projects. Homeowners should check with their local building department for specific allowances and permitting requirements. Please note that all other fees, permits and costs associated with the issuance of a building or other permit shall remain in effect during the residential amnesty period.

To apply for the Residential Amnesty Program, a homeowner must first contact the building department in the jurisdiction in which the home is located to obtain the necessary permit forms and fees. As part of the Residential Amnesty Program, the homeowner must also take part in a five-minute educational training session regarding the building permit process and importance of obtaining those permits. Applications for the Residential Amnesty Program should be submitted to the Building Department for the homeowner’s jurisdiction. The Residential Amnesty Program must reflect work that is permitted under current code or was allowed under the code of record at the time of installation. The Clark County Building Department’s Permit Application Center is at 4701 W. Russell Road and may be reached at 702-455-3000 or online at clarkcountynv.gov. The City of North Las Vegas Permit Application Center is in City Hall at 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North and may be reached at 702-633-1577 or online at cityofnorthlasvegas.com.

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