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Arts commission awards ceremony to celebrate senior artists

The city of Las Vegas Arts Commission plans to honor seniors who entered the "Celebrating Life!" fine arts competition at a public reception and awards ceremony scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

The exhibition is scheduled to be displayed May 25 to July 11.

Artists entered art in the following categories: drawing and pastel, mixed media, paintings, sculpture and ceramics, watercolor, gouache and photography.

Call 229-1012 or 229-4631 for more information.

DEPTartment OF AGRICULTURE OFFERS HOME REPAIR LOANS AND GRANT FUNDS

Home repair loan and grant funds are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for low income and senior homeowners in rural Nevada who need help completing home repairs or who want to make their homes safe, accessible and energy-efficient.

A household with four people is eligible for the program with a total household income of less than $32,100; a two-person household is eligible if the total household income is less than $25,700.

Loans of up to $20,000 are available, at 1 percent interest, for up to 20 years.

For senior households that cannot afford a loan, grants of up to $7,500 are also available.

Call 262-9047 ext. 112, for an application or additional information.

Mother’s day dinner and dance planned for arts center ballroom

Join the Walt Boenig Big Band for a Mother’s Day celebration at 6 p.m. May 12 and enjoy a catered dinner followed by dancing to swing-era music at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Admission is free.

Call 229-6383 for more information.

April showers bring may flowers art exhibition to open at gallery

The Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery plans an artist invitational exhibition featuring images of flowers, May 9 through July 1 at 401 S. Fourth St. Artists include Tom Bisesti, Montana Black and others.

An artists’ reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 on May 9. Admission is free.

Call 229-1012 for more information.

Senior Idol auditions scheduled

Groups or individuals 50 or older who want to perform in the Senior Idol Talent Showcase can pick up an audition application at the front desk of the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road. Applications are due April 27. Auditions are to be scheduled May 9-10 by appointment only. There is no cost to audition or perform in the showcase. The showcase is scheduled for June 14 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. For more information, call 229-6454.

Take a day trip to Tivoli village

Senior Tripsters is sponsoring a day trip to Tivoli Village near Summerlin on June 16.

The day also is to include sightseeing and shopping at the farmers market, followed by a stop at the Charleston Heights Arts Center for the play "Blame it on the Walleye."

The price is $78, and a $25 deposit is required. Call 387-0007 for details.

RAINBOW COMPANY YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS SLEEPING BEAUTY

Enjoy a gleeful version of the age-old tale "Sleeping Beauty" featuring a no-nonsense heroine who combats a wicked wizard and his bumbling sidekick at 7 p.m. May 4-5 and 2 p.m. May 5-6 at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for teens/seniors/military and $3 for children 12 and younger.

Call 229-6383 for tickets. For more information, visit artslasvegas.org.

west las vegas arts center holds open house for all ages

View a showcase of students’ achievements and instructor-led demonstrations at the Classes Without Walls: West Las Vegas Arts Center Open House scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at 847 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Call 229-4800 for more information.

Arts center to host Poets’ corner

Keith Brantley plans to host a forum for established poets and open-mic participants at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event is free. Call 229-4800 for more information.

ANIMAL FOUNDATION offers SENIOR DISCOUNT

The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, plans to offer a Seniors 4 Seniors program, offering local seniors who are 60 or older $50 discounts on adoption fees for dogs 3 years or older and cats 1 year or older.

The shelter receives more than 50,000 animals annually. Younger cats and dogs often find homes quickly and easily, while older pets frequently are passed over.

The program is sponsored in part by the nonprofit The Pets for the Elderly Foundation. For more information, call 384-3333, ext. 131, or email adoptions@animal foundation.com.

performance ensemble company presents dance drama

The West Las Vegas Arts Center Performance Ensemble Company plans to present "InsideOut – Confessions" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 19 at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The dance drama explores the minds and vision of today’s youths, combining dance, music and spoken word to dramatize real-life experiences.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and may be picked up in advance.

Call 229-4800 for more information.

FREE fitness CLASS offered FOR seniors

Seniors who are looking to get in shape can join the Senior Fitness Program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center, 4701 N. Durango Drive.

Adaptable to all needs, the class allows those 50 or older to work with 1- to 5-pound weights, fitness balls and ropes to strengthen and stretch muscles. The program is also great for socialization.

There is no cost to attend the class. For more information, call 455-1905 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

TAKE TAI CHI FOR FREE

Free tai chi/ki gong classes are planned from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Wednesdays at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Ki gong is a form of tai chi that helps balance internal energies. Ki gong is a slow-moving meditation exercise enabling awareness of breath, body and spirit.

Space is limited, and due to class popularity, participants can come to either the Monday or Wednesday class but not both. A doctor’s release is required.

Registration is required. To register, call 233-5474.

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