Prime Briefs for June 2013

Doughnut day brunch planned

Celebrate National Doughnut Day, which has honored the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers since 1938, with a doughnut brunch at 10 a.m. June 6 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The cost is $3. Registration is required. Call 702-229-1515 for details.


The Nevada Senior Games, a nonprofit organization dedicated to movitating seniors to lead a healthy lifestyle, is looking for sponsors for the 2013 Senior Games and weekly Walk-About-America program.

Athletes 50 or older from around the country participate in the Senior Games, which take place over three weeks in September and October. The event features 16 sports.

For more information, visit, email or call 702-242-1590.

Arthritis foundation
sponsors walking group

Walking groups are planned at
12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

Cost is $5, plus a $2 annual membership to city of Las Vegas senior citizen programs.

Call 702-229-1600 for more information.

free matinee movies scheduled

Enjoy free movies, popcorn and water at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

Call 702-229-1600 to learn which movies will be shown.

The East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., plans to offer free movies and popcorn at 1 p.m. Fridays.

Call 702-229-1515 for the movie schedule.

Bereavement group plans to meet at temple beth sholom

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. every other Wednesday in the social hall of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The next meeting is set for June 5.

The meetings are usually scheduled on alternating Wednesdays, but dates can change due to holidays. The purpose is to help widows and widowers understand the process of grieving and prepare for lifestyle changes. The meetings are open to anyone of any faith.

For more information, call 702-255-0043.

support group plans to meet june 8

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Support and Action Group Las Vegas plans to meet at 10 a.m. June 8 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave.

Mark Willie from Aertex shoes plans to be in attendance to answer any question about his company’s shoes, and he will have catalogs.

For more information, call Jerry Cross at 775-751-9634 or Virginia Mamone at 702-343-3572. For information about the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, visit

father’s game day social planned

Show your appreciation for fathers at a day of games and appetizers at 1 p.m. June 13 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St.

Cost is $1, plus a $2 annual membership to city of Las Vegas senior citizen programs.

Register by June 11 at 702-229-6125.

arthritis lecture set for june 24

A free “Living with Arthritis” lecture is planned for 1:30 p.m. June 24 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave.

Call 702-229-1600 to reserve a seat.

bingo game scheduled
at centennial hills adult center

Enjoy Bingo and a light snack at 11 a.m. June 27 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Cost is $5, plus a $2 annual membership to city of Las Vegas senior citizen programs.

Register at 702-229-1702.

Society seeks singers

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is seeking singers to be part of its 50th anniversary season. The group meets at
6:30 p.m. Sundays in room 159 of the Beam Music Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, call 702-451-6672 or visit


Humana Guidance Centers are offering free walking groups led by a certified personal trainer. Participants will receive a free pedometer and at the end of each outing can upload their steps at a Guidance Center computer kiosk or at home to tracks steps taken, distance and calories burned.

In Summerlin, the walking group is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Locations vary. For more information, call the Summerlin Guidance Center at 702-380-6170.


The Sun City MacDonald Ranch Literary Guild plans to welcome Henderson best-selling romance author Robyn Carr, who is scheduled to meet with the group at 2 p.m. June 9 at the Desert Willow Community Center, 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. The event is free and open to the public, and the on-site Willows restaurant is slated to offer a 20 percent discount to attendees on the day of the event. The guild plans to take the summer off and return with more book events in September.

Event slated for authors
of biography set in Saudi Arabia

Victoria Kilbury met Nabila working out at a Las Vegas gym. The two exchanged stories and talked about Nabila’s life in Saudi Arabia, a society where women had no rights. They could not attend school, pursue careers unless sanctioned by the government, drive cars or choose their husbands. Wishing to remain anonymous, Nabila asked Kilbury to help her write her life story. Nabila and Kilbury are slated to speak about the resulting book “Disenchanted: One Woman’s Journey for Independence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” from 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information about the book, visit disenchantedjourney.


Oksana Marafioti, author of the memoir “American Gypsy,” is set to speak on memoir writing during a meeting of the Las Vegas Writers Group scheduled for 7 p.m. June 20 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.

A meeting fee of $5 is charged. For more information, visit

Signing set for ‘Current Assets’

Arlene Alleman is scheduled to sign her book “Current Assets” at 2 p.m. June 21 at the 8915 W. Charleston Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

Luau luncheon slated for june 19

A luau luncheon featuring live entertainment, kalua pork, rice, macaroni salad and more is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. June 19 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road.

Cost is $5, plus a $2 annual membership to city of Las Vegas Senior Citizen Programs.

Call 702-229-6454 to register by June 17.

Author shares veteran
experiences in new book

Q. Jarone Batson is scheduled to sign the book “The Life Experiences of a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Black American Army Veteran” at 1 p.m. June 15 at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

Senior idol talent showcase set

A showcase of seniors performing song, dance, comedy and more is planned for 3 p.m. June 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

This is an annual city of Las Vegas event coordinated by the Las Vegas Senior Center.

Tickets are $5, plus a $2 annual membership to city of Las Vegas Senior Citizen Programs, and are available at any city of Las Vegas senior center.

Call 702-229-6383 for more information.

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