Prime Briefs for September 2012

Travel with Senior Tripsters

Senior Tripsters, a nonprofit travel group for seniors, organizes journeys ranging from local day trips starting at about $40, to two-week European vacations costing about $5,000.

Check out its upcoming trips at or call 387-0007 for more information.

freelance writing conference slated

Making Cent$ of a Writing Career, a Writers of Southern Nevada freelance writing conference, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road.

Slated speakers include Steve Friess, Andrew Kiraly, Heidi Kyser, Becky A. Johnson, Steve Blust, Geoff Schumacher and Rick Lax. Topic discussions are to include marketing, avoiding common editing mistakes and reaching out to national markets.

Admission is $149. Continental breakfast is included, as is lunch with industry experts leading table discussions. For more information, visit

senior center to serve breakfast

The Lieburn Senior Center has scheduled a breakfast including French toast casserole, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at 6230 Garwood Ave. The cost is $3. Registration is required. Call 229-1600.

Flu and pneumonia shots scheduled

The Southern Nevada Health District plans to administer flu and pneumonia vaccinations from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 at the Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St. Call 759-0850 for pricing and insurance companies accepted.

Flu shots also are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road.

Call 229-6454 for reservations and insurance companies accepted.

Center to host chili cook-off

Make your best chili and enter it in the Las Vegas Senior Center’s annual cook-off at noon Oct. 10.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner.

Salad and cornbread will be provided for those who taste and help judge.

It’s free to enter, $2 to taste.

The center is at 451 E. Bonanza Road.

Call 229-6454 for more information.

get help understanding medicare benefits and options

Make your best Medicare choices by getting questions answered at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Registration is required. Call 229-1702.

Las Vegas Senior Center
to host texas hold ’em tournament

The Las Vegas Senior Center has scheduled a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

The cost to participate is $4.

Hot and cold refreshments will be served. The top three winners are to receive a prize basket.

Competitors are invited to prepare for this tournament by joining the weekly
12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday games.

Call 229-6454 for more information.

workshop to instruct seniors
on getting paid to talk

Learn how to get paid for reading audio books, doing voices for animated shows, and find out where to find voice-over jobs and more at a workshop scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave. Admission is $15. Participants must register by Oct. 5.

Call 229-1600 for more information.

World food day luncheon slated

Give back to the community by bringing a nonperishable food item to a luncheon celebrating World Food Day scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The luncheon cost is $5. Register before Oct. 12. Call 229-1515 for more information.

national sandwich day celebration set

Seniors are invited to enjoy a breakfast sandwich with fixings at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The breakfast cost is $3. Register by Oct. 26. For details, call 229-1515.

enjoy a traditional thanksgiving luncheon at senior center

Register before Nov. 9 for a Thanksgiving luncheon with a few unexpected twists at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. The cost is $5. Call 229-1515 for more information.

improve your golf game

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center is scheduled to give golf lessons at 9 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. Mondays through October at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive.

Call 229-1702 to register.

UNLV Seeks Participants for Study

The UNLV Physical Therapy Department seeks women older than 50 diagnosed with osteoarthritis for a 10-week exercise study. The goal of the study is to encourage self-management of symptoms and increase knee and hip strength, range of motion and improve quality of life. Participants would undergo pre- and post-testing and attend twice-weekly exercise sessions. They will receive a copy of X-rays, a body composition report, a shoe voucher, a home exercise program and $50 for completing the study.

To learn more, contact Sue Schuerman in the UNLV physical therapy department at 895-4768 or

Organizers are gearing up
for Vegas Valley Book Festival

Planning is in high gear for the Vegas Valley Book Festival, scheduled Nov. 1-3. The festival is expected to feature more than 100 authors participating in panel discussions, readings, book signings, workshops and exhibitions. Festival organizers are seeking community groups and individuals to volunteer at the festival’s Nov. 3 events. To sign up as a volunteer, call Bobbie Ann Howell at 895-1878. For more on the festival, visit vegas or call 229-5431.

Income tax prep volunteers needed

AARP Tax-Aide NV, which prepares free personal income tax returns for residents in the lower to middle income brackets, is seeking unpaid volunteers to prepare taxes, greet clients and program computers in early 2013. Training is scheduled for Jan. 7-11 on the west side of Las Vegas and Jan. 21-25 on the east side. For more information or to volunteer, email or

Travel Club meets at Tap House

The Las Vegas Single Social Travel Club invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled the fourth Tuesday of each month at The Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at
6:30 p.m., and the formal meeting is set for 7 p.m. For details, call 888-324-2028.

Jewish Community Center
plans October trip to Los Angeles

The Jewish Community Center’s Inspiring Journeys Travel Program is planning a trip to Los Angeles Oct. 12-15.

Learn about Jewish movie moguls and actors who contributed to the movie industry, and visit early sites of Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues and important community services to the Jewish people.

Also included is a guided walking tour of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. A lunch stop will be made at the historic San Antonio Winery. The trip costs $825 for center nonmembers and $750 for members and includes three nights accommodation and bus transportation.

For more information, call Elaine Steinberg at 242-9480 or Neil Popish, center executive director at 794-0090.

Center to host oktoberfest luncheon

The Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, plans to host an Oktoberfest luncheon celebrating the rich heritage of the German people with bratwurst, sauerkraut and a party at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Admission is $5.

Call 229-6454 for more information.

library offers wellness lectures

The West Charleston Library plans a Healthy Aging: Up 2 Me lecture series with discussions on diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, and better nutrition and exercise choices.

The lectures are scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. Lectures in Spanish are planned for 2 p.m. on those dates.

Call 507-3964 to register.

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