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Northern neighborhood news and events, April 16-22, 2015

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The Louis J. Hendrickson Memorial Foundation photo contest exhibit is set through June 4 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibition includes photographs by Clark County high school students and College of Southern Nevada students who were recognized for their photography. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6100.

“The Six Figure Exhibit,” featuring paintings by Harold Bradford, Susanne Forestieri, Stewart Freshwater, Orlando Montenegro, Marylou Parker and Vicki Richardson, is set to be on display through July 3 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. An opening reception is planned from noon to 3 p.m. April 25. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

The “Real Inspector Hound,” presented by the College of Southern Nevada’s Department of Fine Arts, is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 16, 17 and 18 and at 2 p.m. April 19 in the Backstage Theatre at the CSN Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 702-651-5483 or visit csn.edu/pac.

An Explore America Breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. April 16 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Enjoy sausage and cheese grits casserole while learning about Louisiana. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

A Scottish luncheon is set from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Participants are invited to learn about Scotland while eating a cottage pie. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

A prostate cancer seminar is scheduled at 10 a.m. April 17 at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer is set to talk about how it can provide financial assistance to men in Nevada who have prostate cancer. Bills that the foundation pays include rent, mortgage, car insurance, health insurance and other living expenses. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Teen Book Chats is planned from 4 to 5 p.m. April 17 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Youths 11 to 17 are invited to chat about their favorite books. Call 702-507-6107.

As part of All Star Friday Nights, Chocolate Harmony is scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 17 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. The Eli Young Band is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 24. Star One All-Stars is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 25. The cost is $5. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

The Las Vegas Celtic Gathering & Highland Games are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 18 and 19 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Pipe bands, clans and societies, highland games, Celtic music, food and more are planned. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military personnel and children ages 5 to 12. Two-day passes are available. Visit lasvegascelticsociety.org.

Smokin’ Notes is set from 2 to 6 p.m. April 18 at Knickerbocker Park, 10695 W. Dorrell Lane. The public is invited to enjoy music, food and other festivities. Admission is free. Call 702-216-2020 or visit providencelv.com.

The annual Spring Rummage Sale hosted by the Los Prados Women’s Club is set from 7 a.m. to noon April 18 at the Los Prados Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle. Money collected is donated at the end of the year to various charities in Las Vegas. Call Ann Hull at 702-655-0458.

A pet food drive hosted by PAL Humane Society and Girl Scout Troop 99 is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 outside of Smith’s Food and Drug, 4440 N. Rancho Drive. Dog and cat food donated will help PAL’s senior and veteran projects. Visit palhumane.org.

A Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraiser is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. April 18 at Applebee’s at 2070 N. Rainbow Blvd. A performance by the Speeding Theatre — Over 55 group, former students of the UNLV Senior Adult Theatre Program, is planned. A $10 donation is requested for the Friends of Parkinson’s nonprofit. Call 702-381-4141.

Couponing 101 is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Fiona Bartels from Las Vegas Grocery Smarts is scheduled to talk about where to find the best coupons and deals on a local, regional and national level, how to organize shopping excursions and demonstrate and discuss the phenomenon of “extreme” couponing techniques that can be incorporated into your regular shopping routine. Call 702-507-6107.

J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit for Tuesdays at the Farm from 10 a.m. to noon April 21 at 1753 Fairhaven Ave. The farm is also open on off-school days, including May 25. Admission is $5, which includes pony rides, visits to the goat barn and more. Visit jrponyparties.com or call 702-631-4142.

A CareMore presentation is planned at 10 a.m. April 21 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. A chair massage is planned. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is set from noon to 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-507-6107. Walk-ins are welcome.

A spring luncheon is set at 11:30 a.m. April 22 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Barbecue chicken, pasta salad, deviled eggs and pink lemonade cake is planned. Admission is $8 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Going Green with Spring is slated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to learn about going green with a game and craft. Fairy Tales from Around the Globe is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 29. Children 6 to 11 are invited to explore the origins of fairy tales and make up one of their own. Space is limited for all Centennial Hills Library programs. Passes are to be given out a half-hour before the programs start. Call 702-507-6107.

The next meeting of the North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowners Associations and Concerned Citizens is planned at 6 p.m. April 23 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. Cass Palmer, newly appointed director of Neighborhood and Leisure Services for the city of North Las Vegas, and Alyssa Reynolds and Jennifer Doody, from the North Las Vegas Traffic Engineering Department, are scheduled to speak. Email Bob Mersereau at rcmersereau@cox.net.

PLAN AHEAD

The Political History of Nevada is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. April 24 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. UNLV professor David Damore plans to discuss Nevada’s history as a swing state. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Hearing exams are planned at 11 a.m. April 24 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Exams are free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

The Eli Young Band is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. April 24 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $36.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

Las Vegas residents are invited to take part in Flower Power, a family bike ride, set for 4:30 p.m. April 24. The 3-mile ride is to begin and end at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. Riders are encouraged to dress in flowery ensembles. All riders are required to wear helmets, and there will be a pre-ride bike safety check. Preregistration is encouraged by calling 702-229-1607.

Nevada Tribal Child Care Awareness Day is slated at 9 a.m. April 25 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Special performances by Nevada’s tribal youth groups, food, beverages and a raffle are planned. Information regarding tribal child care in Nevada is set to be available. Visit itcnccdf.org/nevada-tribal-child-care-awareness-day.

Relay For Life Centennial is planned at 4 p.m. April 25 at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial Parkway. The relay, hosted by the American Cancer Society, is planned to raise money for cancer research. Those interested in forming a team can call Debbie Crowe at 702-476-4363.

Blues & Bayou Brunch Featuring Michael Grimm is scheduled at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission starts at $35. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

Disneyland Tips and Tricks is slated from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Learn secrets and resources to make a trip to Disneyland great. The event is free and open to the public. Call 702-507-6107.

A Finding Balance Workshop is planned at 10:30 a.m. April 28 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Dr. Jerry Biberman is set to lead the discussion on how to find balance between yourself and others to improve your well-being. Advance registration is required. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Preventive Services with Medicare is scheduled at 10 a.m. April 28 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Lee Jordan is set to discuss preventive services provided by Medicare, including requirements and how to use them. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Spring Bunco is planned at 10 a.m. April 29 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. A cobb salad is planned. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

An AARP Smart Drive Course is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. April 29 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Admission is $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Jazz Under the Stars, summer concerts by the pool, plans to present Brian Simpson at 7 p.m. April 30 at at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets are $15. Visit aliantegaming.com.

Bingo is scheduled at 11 a.m. April 30 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Participants can play bingo on an electronic board. Treats are planned. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

The eighth annual Arts and Crafts Fair is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at the Sun City Aliante Community Center, 7394 Aliante Parkway. The free event is open to the public and is set to feature a variety of artisans displaying and selling their works. Visit suncityaliantenlv.com.

Rick Braun is set to perform at 8 p.m. May 16 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

Keiko Matsui is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 16 at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission starts at $30. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

Thompson Square is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. May 30 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $38.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, offers weekly fitness classes for active adults 50 or older from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. Classes include card and game activities, crafts, dance and fitness. The yearly membership is $2 and includes access to all activities, though some may have additional fees. Call 702-229-1702.

A Beer Pong Tournament is planned at 8 p.m. March 29 at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. The entry fee is $50 per team and is limited to two people. Weekly winners receive a $100 cash prize and qualify for the final four tournament. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

On the Ranch Farmers and Artisan Market is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Garden Plaza parking lot inside Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road. Live music, face painting, crafts and gardening tips are also planned. Admission is free. Visit ontheranchmarket.com or call 702-726-2426.

Monthly Buddhist services are scheduled the second Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha Center, 4110 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. School-age children are welcome to attend and encouraged to join dharma classes. Visit lasvegasbuddhist.org.

The West End Boys Sunday Morning Car Show, a free get-together for auto enthusiasts, is planned from 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays in the Santa Fe Mining Company parking lot, 5021 N. Rainbow Blvd. Email judggto69@aol.com.

Service Industry Night is set at 8 p.m. Sundays at the Revolver Saloon inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

The Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., offers senior activities for adults 55 or older from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Daily leisure activities, classes and monthly trips are offered to Social Senior members who pay a $3 annual membership fee. Call 702-633-1492 or 702-633-1600

Goddess Pyramid with Crystal Bowl Meditation is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sophia Center for Goddess Study, 6034 Smoke Ranch Road. Donations are encouraged. Visit sophiagoddesscenter.org.

You Can Heal Your Life support group is planned from 6 to 6:50 p.m. Mondays at the Sophia Center for Goddess Study, 6034 Smoke Ranch Road. The workshop is based on the book “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay. Discussions on various topics and life situations are planned. Donations are encouraged. Visit sophiagoddesscenter.org.

Goddess Pyramid with Crystal Bowl Meditation is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Sophia Center for Goddess Study, 6034 Smoke Ranch Road. Donations are encouraged. Visit sophiagoddesscenter.org.

The Centennial Las Vegas Genealogy Society is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month inside the community room of the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave. The group is dedicated to genealogy and ancestry research. Visit clvgs7.wix.com/clvgs.

The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 8103 Racel St. The sanctuary is home to birds, pigs, goats, llamas, donkeys, reptiles and more. General admission is $4. Visit naturesanctuarygilcrease.org.

Senior Skate Club, an open skate for anyone 45 or older, is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5, and the arena is set to provide coffee and cookies on Wednesdays. Visit fiestarancholasvegas.com or call 702-638-3785.

Trivia Night is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the ETA Lounge at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Cover charge is $5. Visit aliantegaming.com.

Cosmic Industry Night is slated from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesdays at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Bowling games and shoe rentals are $1.50 with a valid hospitality or casino identification card. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Open Mic Nights are scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, 7585 Norman Rockwell Lane, No. 1. Entertainment is set to include a live disc jockey, jam sessions, singers, stand-up comedy and a Latin Salsa night. Call 702-445-7722 or visit leticiascocina.com.

A Ladies’ Night is scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Revolver Saloon at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5 after 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com/concerts.

A current events discussion group is set at 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Adults 50 or older are invited to meet new people and have a free, cerebral conversation. Call 702-229-1702.

Free line dancing lessons are offered from 8:15 to 9 p.m. most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Revolver Saloon Dance Hall inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Visit santafestation.sclv.com.

Boomer Wednesdays is set at 7 p.m. Wednesdays inside Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

Trap & Skeet is set from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd. Admission is $4.50 per 25 shots. Call 702-455-2000.

Line dancing for adults 50 or older is set at 2 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Fridays at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Sherry Gordy’s A-List Open Mic is set for 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Fiesta Rancho’s Club Tequila, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-631-7000.

Centennial Hills Toasters Toastmasters are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Findlay Honda, 7494 W. Azure Drive. Call 702-265-2910.

Bee Gees Gold is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Fridays at the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

All Request Live is scheduled at 10 p.m. Fridays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. The band caters its performances to audience requests. Guests must be 21 or older. Admission is free. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Ladies Night on Fridays at Club Tequila is scheduled 10:30 p.m. at the Fiesta Rancho, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. There is a $10 cover charge for men. Doors open at 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit fiestarancho.sclv.com.

Strap on a pair of ice skates for Cosmic DJ Skate Night, scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Fiesta Rancho SoBe Ice Arena, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $7 and $3 to rent skates.

Yellow Brick Road is scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. Saturdays at South Padre at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is free. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Darrin Michaels is scheduled to perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays in the A-Bar at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Guests must be 21 or older. Admission is free. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Yu-Gi-Oh card games are set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month inside the story room at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Kids 11 to 17 are invited to bring their own cards and duel. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6100.

The Las Vegas Farmers Market is scheduled to set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Admission to the park is free during the market. Visit lasvegasfarmersmarket.com.

Sabados de Fiesta is set for 11 p.m. Saturdays at the Fiesta Rancho’s Club Tequila, 2400 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $10. Women are admitted free until midnight. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-631-7000.

Silver Saturdays with DeeJay Silver is scheduled at 8 p.m. Saturdays at the Revolver Saloon inside Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5. Guests must be 21 or older. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

The Magic of Motown is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. Saturdays inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $5. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit sclv.com.

A weekly Ki Gong class is set from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The class is free and open to the public. Visit nvbus.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

SAFE NEST AND FESTIVAL PARTNER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Safe Nest representatives are set to be at the Las Vegas Highland Games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, to collect canned food, paper goods and baby items for the shelter. Everyone who donates an item to Safe Nest is to receive a $1 discount for admission to the Las Vegas Highland Games.

WESTCARE NEVADA RECEIVES GRANT TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS

WestCare Nevada recently received a nearly $280,000 grant from NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program to install solar panels at its Women & Children’s Campus. As a result, NV Energy and Black Rock Solar supplied and installed 396 panels, which will save the facility between one-third and one-half of its monthly energy costs. Those savings will be used to provide support for the various programs and services that serve youths, pregnant and parenting women and children, along with female U.S. veterans with children.

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

Donations are needed for the Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Bowl-A-Thon slated in April. Money raised goes toward the nonprofit organization, which teaches kindergarten through 12th-grade students how to manage money, teaches workforce readiness and entrepreneurial skills.

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ALIANTE LIBRARY TO HOST FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD

The Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way, is set to host a monthly program designed for preschoolers and younger elementary-aged students and their parents or caregivers to explore, create and experiment in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The 60-minute program incorporates literacy and a variety of hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities. Sign up at the children’s desk at the library.

Call 702-839-2980.

AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING PLANNED AT CIMARRON ROSE COMMUNITY CENTER

The Las Vegas Department of Parks and Recreation is set to offer after-school tutoring at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. Tutoring is offered to students in first through fifth grade once a week for 30-minute sessions. The fee is $45 per month, and tutoring is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visit lasvegasparksandrec.com or call 702-229-1607.

CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL PLANS BABY-SITTING CERTIFICATION CLASS

A baby-sitting certification class is planned from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of every month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. The four-hour class helps youths ages 11 to 16 gain the knowledge and skills they need to care for infants and children, as well as time to practice these skills in a web-based program.

The cost is $30 per person. The class is to be held in the computer lab on the first floor of the hospital. Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling 702-388-4888.

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 in 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.

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 $6, $4 for children and seniors. For more information, including times, visit csn.edu.

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.

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 Way. 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 glorywadewriter@gmail.com.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORY TIME FOR KIDS

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host story time for babies from birth to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most Thursdays and story time for children 3-5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to offer songs, nursery rhymes and language-enrichment activities with an adult. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6100.

WILDLIFE REFUGE GROUP HOSTS MONTHLY MEETINGS

Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices, 8050 Paradise Road.

The group provides volunteers and other support to the National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles northwest of Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call Harry Konwin at 702-515-5494.

LOSS OF A CHILD/GRANDCHILD SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A support group for seniors who have lost a child or grandchild is set to meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

SENIOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A grief support group for seniors is set to meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

SENIOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP MEETS MONTHLY

An Alzheimer’s disease and dementia support group for seniors is set to meet the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST KNITTING GROUP

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a low-cost knitting group for adults 50 or older at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The group is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

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