Northern neighborhood news and events, March 5-11, 2015

THINGS TO DO

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

North View readers are invited to meet reporter Sandy Lopez from 10 a.m. to noon March 6 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.

The Causes of the Civil War Lecture Series for those 50 or older is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays March 6-27 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6001 N. Buffalo Drive. Topics include The Transportation Revolution, American System of Manufacture, The Mexican War, and Changing the American Political Scene. Advance registration is required. Admission is free. Call 702-229-1702.

The Kelly Clinton Show is slated at 4 p.m. March 8 inside the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive. Admission is $15. Call 702-658-4900 or visit santafestation.sclv.com.

Better Breathers Club is planned from noon to 1 p.m. March 10 at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. The event is set to feature a nutritionist speaking about a healthy diet and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The meeting is free and includes a light lunch. Call 702-835-9700.

A St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon is planned at 11:30 a.m. March 11 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Enjoy a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots and bread pudding for dessert. Admission is $8 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.

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. Admission is free. Visit leftofcenterart.org.

The photography exhibit “Grill Me” by Charles Walker is set to run through 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.

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.

A DIY Craft Club is planned from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 18 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 6 to 11 are invited to get creative and make a craft. No Fuel Needed For These Rockets! is set from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 25. Children 6 to 11 are invited to launch a cup rocket and see how far it goes. 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.

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.

Couponing 101 is planned from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 7 and 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 your shopping excursions and demonstrate and discuss the phenomenon of “extreme” couponing techniques that you can incorporate 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 March 10, 17 and 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.

PLAN AHEAD

Little Books and Little Cooks is planned Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. staring March 13 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Children 3 to 5 and their parents are invited to join the staff from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for a seven-week parenting education workshop designed to teach healthy eating and nutrition. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 702-507-6107.

CBRE Cares Leprechaun Run 2015 is scheduled at 8 a.m. March 14 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. Locals are invited to wear green and chase a leprechaun during the inaugural 5K race and 1-mile walk. CBRE Las Vegas has pledged 100 percent of the proceeds to Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada and The Public Education Foundation. Race registration is $35 for the 5K race and $20 for the 1-mile walk. Visit desertskyadventures.com/catch-the-leprechaun-5k.

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.

A Ward 6 Movie in the Park is planned at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to watch the movie “Big Hero 6.” Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or folding chairs. Call 702-229-6154.

Disneyland Tips and Tricks is set from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Families are invited to learn how to make a Disneyland trip memorable. Call 702-507-6107.

A United Blood Services Blood Drive is slated from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. To schedule an appointment, call 877-827-4376. Walk-ins are welcome.

Shaq’s Next All-Star Comedy Jam hosted by Faizon Love is scheduled from 8 to 10:30 p.m. March 28 at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Tickets start at $17.50. Call 702-600-1625 or visit aliantegaming.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.

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.

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 8:15 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

ALIANTE LIBRARY DEBUTS FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD

The Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way, is set to debut a new 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.

NORTH LAS VEGAS LIBRARY DISTRICT AWARDED $97,600 STATE LIBRARY GRANT

The North Las Vegas Library District has been awarded a $97,600 library services and technology act grant titled “Reinventing the North Las Vegas Library District.” The grant was administered by the Nevada State Library and archives division to form lasting community partnerships with agencies that have similar education and service goals.

The district plans to use detailed census data and community input to tailor programs and services to best meet the needs of patrons at the branch level.

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.

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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