Northern neighborhood news and events, Feb. 19-25, 2015

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The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowner Associations and Concerned Citizens is set to meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is scheduled to speak about the state of the city. Additionally, community updates are planned, and all candidates running for North Las Vegas elected offices are welcome to attend. Email Richard Cherchio at richardcherchio@yahoo.com or Bob Mersereau at rcmersereau@cox.net.

An Explore America Breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Enjoy scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and a cherry sweet roll and learn interesting facts about Utah. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

Jon Pardi is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $17.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

North View readers are invited to meet reporter Sandy Lopez from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Tea Time Cafe, 5590 Painted Mirage Road, No. 130, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Starbucks, 7220 W. Azure Drive, No. 110. Lopez will be available to chat about the community and discuss potential story ideas. Contact her at 702-383-4686 or slopez@viewnews.com.

As part of All Star Friday Nights, Star Rhythm Nation is slated to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Star One All-Stars is set to perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 27. The cost is $5. Luxury booths are available for $100 and banquettes for $50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

Horses4Heroes plans to host a free open house at the Horses4Heroes Community Equestrian Center at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21. The open house is being hosted in conjunction with Concerned Veterans for America-Nevada. Visit the barnyard, farmers market and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides. Park admission is $6 per car and free with military ID. Visit horses4heroes.org.

A grand opening celebration is planned for the Oasis to Zen Wellness Center and Transformation Spa, 5715 W. Alexander Road, Suite 140, from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21. Giveaways, free introductory services and refreshments are planned. Along with massage services such as facials, full body waxing and bodywork, Oasis to Zen also offers holistic services such as ortho-bionomy sessions, wellness consulting and reiki. Call 702-491-6035 or visit oasistozen.com.

The exhibit “Trailblazer,” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Calvin B. Jones and a series of historical figure paintings by local artist Sylvester Collier, is set to be on display through April 4 at the Left of Center Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road. A reception is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The event is free and open to the public. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

DSB – An American Journey, tribute to Journey, is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Admission is $15. Visit texasstation.sclv.com

An exhibit of Kathy Morton-Stanion’s recent works is set to run through Feb. 22 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibition is a body of work created from years of experimenting with uncommon, discarded and recycled materials. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6100.

J.R. Pony Parties, an educational farm, welcomes the public to visit for Tuesdays at the Farm from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 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 communication workshop is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Dr. Jerry Biberman is set to teach different ways to improve communication. Admission is $5 with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

A Medicare seminar is scheduled at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Lee Jordan is set to discuss limited income subsidy, the Medicare savings program and part B premium and prescription drugs. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

The photography exhibit “Grill Me” by Charles Walker is set to run from Feb. 24 to April 7 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. The exhibition includes black and white photographs of car grills from the 1950s to 1960s. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6100.

KJUL Presents Las Vegas Jazz Society is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is free. Visit sclv.com.

Hiking Las Vegas is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Local author Branch Whitney plans to talk about the best hiking trails around Las Vegas, what to bring on a hike and how to be safe. Visit lvccld.org or call 702-507-6107.

The movie “St. Vincent” is scheduled to screen at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 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.

An AARP Smart Drive Course is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 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.

A DIY Craft Club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. Space is limited for all Centennial Hills Library programs. Passes are to be given out a half-hour before the program starts. Call 702-507-6107.

Bingo is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 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.

Diabetes Self-Management is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays through March 13 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The six-week program provided by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is set to teach techniques on how to deal with the symptoms of diabetes. Admission is free with a $2 annual membership to Las Vegas senior programs. Call 702-229-1702.

AARP Free Tax Form Preparation is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through April 13 by appointment at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Call 702-229-1702.

PLAN AHEAD

Unbreakable, a tribute to the King of Pop, is scheduled for 8 p.m. March 6 at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Tickets start at $23.70. Visit texasstation.sclv.com.

Jonathan Butler is set to perform at 8 p.m. March 14 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $27.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.com.

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

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.

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 8:15 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 6:30 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.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

COMMODORE COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET IN NEW LOCATION

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 21 in its new location in the Clark County School District facility at 2701 E. St. Louis Ave. Demonstrations will cover CES 2015, and there will be free PC software for all attendees distributed on a newsletter disk, including Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 and LucasArts Knights of the Old Republic.

Attendees are advised to park on Cherry Lane and enter through the school district building gate on Cherry.

For more information, email Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com or call 702-363-3331.

DONATE NEW AND GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Throughout the month of February, comedian and magician Mac King is partnering with the YMCA of Southern Nevada, The Toy Box and Splash Studios LLC to collect books for elementary school children in local at-risk schools.

Donate three or more new or gently used children’s at Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, to receive two tickets to the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and special offers from the host venue.

King is set to deliver the books to kids in at-risk schools March 2-6, during Nevada Reading Week 2015.

Visit lasvegasymca.org.

MASTER GARDENERS TO HOST KIDS GARDENING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program plans to offer hands-on gardening activities for children through May. Classes are slated from 9 a.m. to noon twice monthly on Saturdays at the University of Nevada Clark County Center for Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Drive.

The class is taught to help children learn about the environment, how plants grow in the desert and where food comes from. The class fee is $52 per child. A multiple sibling discount is available upon request. Students must register to participate as class size is limited.

The deadline to register is Feb. 20.

For more information or to register, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

NORTH LAS VEGAS LIBRARY DISTRICT RECEIVES GRANT AWARD

The North Las Vegas Library District has received a $28,000 grant award from the NV Energy Foundation to upgrade computers at the City Hall Library that are accessible to the public.

The funds will enable the library to upgrade the current desktop towers, enhance services to patrons and fund future Virtual Desktop Infrastructure reducing operating costs.

GILCREASE ORCHARD CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Gilcrease Orchard, 7800 N. Tenaya Way, is closed for the winter season.

For more information, visit thegilcreaseorchard.org or call 702-409-0655.

NEW WINTER HOURS SET FOR CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX

The Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., has new hours for the winter season.

The complex is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. It is closed Monday and Tuesday except for special events.

For information, call 702-455-2000 or visit ClarkCountyNV.gov/shootingcomplex.

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 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visit lasvegasparksandrec.com or call 702-229-1607.

FRIENDS OF CRAIG RANCH TO OFFER TWO YOUTH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS

Friends of Craig Ranch is set to offer two youth service scholarships. Local students between the ages of 13 and 22 are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Winners are to be chosen on the quality and quantity of volunteerism displayed in Craig Ranch Regional Park and the surrounding area in North Las Vegas. Applications are due March 14.

For more information, email Jon Oats at jonoats@yahoo.com or visit friendsofcraigranch.org.

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 $4 for children and seniors and $6 for adults. 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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