North Las Vegas Things to Do, March 25-31
EARTH HOUR TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 29
March 24, 2014 - 2:02 pm
EARTH HOUR TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 29
The city of Las Vegas plans to mark Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 29 by having City Hall go dark for an hour. The city’s website also will “dim,” and KCLV Channel 2 programming will take a break to show the city’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.
Boyd Gaming also plans to join the effort by turning off non-essential exterior building and marquee lighting at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, the Suncoast and the Gold Coast. The video screen on each marquee will display the Earth Hour logo during that period.
For more information, visit earthhour.org.
ALLIANCE OF HOMEOWNERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS MEETING PLANNED
The next meeting of the North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens is planned for 6 p.m. March 27 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Road. An appearance with tea party candidate Niger Innis is scheduled. All candidates running for elected office are welcome to speak briefly and provide literature.
In addition, Geoff Lawrence of the Nevada Policy Research Institute is set to give a presentation on the margin tax, which is set to be on the November ballot.
For more information, contact Richard Cherchio 702-325-6708 or email@example.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD RECREATION CENTER PLANS TRIP TO PINBALL HALL
The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., plans to host a trip to the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Ave., for adults 55 or older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3. Cost is $4. For more information, call 702-633-1600.
NEIGHBORHOOD RECREATION CENTER TO HOST A PICNIC DAY
The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., plans to host a national picnic day at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road, at 11 a.m. April 23. Admission is $3. For more information, call 702-633-1600.
ALL 4 KIDS TO OFFER PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND PARENTS
The All 4 Kids, a program of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is offering a 13-week program for preschool children ages 3 to 5 and their parents to encourage families to be healthy, happy, active and fit.
Families are provided interactive experiences that promote healthful habits regarding physical activity, eating and healthy living. Participants will receive free materials to continue activities at home such as nutrition and fitness games and recipes.
The free program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 w. Carey Ave. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-948-5942.
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. Wednesdays at T.G.I. Friday’s at the Aliante, 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 702-399-7373.
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 Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle.
The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.
For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite.
LEGO CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY
The North Las Vegas Lego Club plans to meet the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive. All ages are welcome. Jigsaw puzzles are provided. For more information, contact the library at 702-633-1070 or visit nlvld.org.
PLANETARIUM HOSTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Planetarium at the College of Southern Nevada hosts educational programs and stargazing at various times Fridays and Saturdays at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $4 for children and seniors and $6 for adults. For more information, including times, visit csn.edu.
WEST LAS VEGAS ARTS CENTER HOSTS POETS CORNER
The West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., hosts poets corner readings with Keith Brantley at 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. For more information, contact the center at 702-229-4800.
ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HOLDS OUTREACH EVENTS
The Las Vegas Astronomical Society holds events every month for those interested in learning about astronomy. The society meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., usually with a speaker or program on an astronomical topic.
For more information on the group, visit lvastronomy.com.
SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GAMES PLANNED
The North Las Vegas-based Las Vegas Senior Softball Association plans to play games Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. League teams open to men 50 to 64, 65 or older and women 50 or older.
For more information, visit lvssa.com.
NORTH LAS VEGAS COAST GUARD GROUP TO MEET
The North Las Vegas Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is set to meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the North Las Vegas Airport, 2730 Airport Drive.
For more information on the group, call flotilla commander Barry Keller at 702-219-2236 or visit goaux.us.
MASTER GARDENERS OFFER WEEKLY TOURS
Master Gardeners offer weekly garden tours from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration Gardens, 8050 Paradise Road.
Master Gardeners plan to offer free weekly walking tours aimed at teaching visitors about many of the more than 500 plants that grow in harsh southwestern desert landscapes around Las Vegas.
In addition to scheduled tours, the grounds are open for self-guided tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
For more information, call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/mastergardenersofsouthernnevada.
CIVIL AIR PATROL TO MEET
The Nellis Senior Squadron of the Nevada Wing Civil Air Patrol meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in the Grand Canyon Room at the North Las Vegas Air Terminal, 2730 Airport Drive. The Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with 56,000 members nationwide. It performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Attendees must be 18 or older. For more information, contact Maj. Mark Goodman at 702-326-7363 or email@example.com.
ALIANTE LIBRARY WRITERS CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY
The Aliante Library Writers Club is set to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Aliante Library, 2400 w. Deer Springs Road. The group gathers for networking, readings and learning about writing. For more information, call 702-839-2980, visit nlvld.org or email Glory Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH VALLEY LEADERSHIP TEAM TO MEET
The North Valley Leadership Team meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. For more information on the group and its efforts, contact president Lydia Garrett at 702-413-3034.
PEARSON CENTER HOSTS WALKING CLUB
The Pearson Community Center plans its Positive Movement walking club at 6 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at 1625 W. Carey Ave.
Participants aim to encourage each other physically, emotionally and spiritually by walking on the track.
For more information, call the center at 702-455-1220.
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.