Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

LOCAL GYM TO HOST FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP

Phase 1 Sports, 5137 W. Oquendo Road, is set to host a combine-style, football skills camp for high school athletes from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Athletes in grades nine to 11 can receive professional testing and evaluations to determine their ability to play at a college level.

Athletes are slated to be tested in the 40-yard sprint, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and bench press.

Phase 1 Sports staff members and trainers will advise each athlete of their strengths and weaknesses. The athletes will have the chance to measure themselves against other elite players in their rank. Recruiting, exposure and coverage opportunities are also scheduled to be offered.

Online profiles will be created, and the information will be sent to college coaches at the Division I, II, III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics levels.

The camp costs $75 per participant.

For more information, call 702-641-0011 or visit phase1sports.com.

GREEN ENERGY CAMPAIGN EVENT PLANNED

Clean Energy Project is set to team up with The Perfect Scoop and Boba Tea for a Carrotmob event, planned from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 5035 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 104.

The campaign is to promote green energy practices in local businesses. Carrotmob events drive customers to come to a business at a specified time, and the business pledges to use a percentage of its elevated sales to make energy-efficient improvements. There have been 250 successful Carrotmob campaigns in more than 20 countries around the world, and Clean Energy Project is bringing the Carrotmob campaign to Nevada for the first time.

Live entertainment is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. by local musicians The All-Togethers, JiNXEMGOOD and Jesse Pino. For more information, call 702-701-7888.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEANUP
OF west flamingo PARK

Real estate professionals from the Commercial Alliance Las Vegas are seeking volunteers to help them clean up trash and graffiti at 10 a.m. April 20 in West Flamingo Park, west of Jones Boulevard and east of Guinn Middle School. With help, paint and supplies from Clark County, CALV volunteers and their families will clean and paint over graffiti in this park as part of their continued commitment to maintaining local neighborhoods and improving the quality of life in Southern Nevada.

For more information, visit calv.org or call 702-784-5050.

SHAREHOLDERS IN LIFE BANQUET PLANNED

The 28th Shareholders in Life Banquet & Silent Auction benefiting the Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada Inc. is set for
5:30 p.m. April 26 at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to be the keynote speaker. Individual tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 per table of 10. Premium seating is $200 per person or $2,000 per table of 10. Only 1,200 seats are available. For more information, visit wrmcsn.org/banquet.html.

AARP TAX PREPARATION TO BE AVAILABLE

AARP plans to prepare tax returns for free by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, through Monday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through April 11.

To make an appointment, call 702-229-1702.

NEVADA’S BIG GIVE TO PUSH ONLINE GIVING APRIL 25

The second statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is scheduled for April 25, and Nevada’s Big Give is encouraging local charities to sign up online. The giving day initiative is open to all state nonprofit organizations to participate.

Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to nonprofit organizations in Nevada.

To sign up, charities can visit nvbiggive.org by Monday and follow the instructions to register and create a homepage on the site. Charities that participated last year are automatically signed up.

Nevada’s Big Give urges participating nonprofits to encourage their supporters to donate on the giving day. To further help meet charities’ fundraising goals, Nevada’s Big Give will hold professional development workshops for nonprofits.

Established in 2003, NevadaGIVES is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to increase awareness of philanthropy so more people give back in a way that is meaningful to them.

KLIP IT FOR KIDZ FUNDRAISER
SET FOR SATURDAY

The fifth annual Klip It For Kidz is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot near Guitar Center, 8621 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 110, to raise money for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Whether participants shave their head or cut 10 inches, hair donations will go to Wigs for Kids. Food vendors and entertainment also are planned.

For more information, visit nvccf.org or call 702-735-8434.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB TO MEET WEDNESDAY at grace in the desert

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.

The coffee events are planned for the first Wednesday of each month.

WNC is a social club for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or those who have had life-changing events such as retirement. It offers a variety of activities. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, visit westside
newcomersclub.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.

JEWISH SINGLES 55 PLUS CLUB TO GATHER WEDNESDAY at temple sinai

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center building on the property of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. Guests are welcome. In addition to programs, there will be refreshments and a time to mingle.

For more information, call 702-233-8628 or 702-243-0492.

ORCHID SOCIETY PLANS SUNDAY MEETING
AT RAINBOW LIBRARY

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society is scheduled to to meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.

The scheduled speaker is Karen Muir, who plans to give a presentation on the orchids known as Maxillaria.

An orchid raffle, an orchid sale and food and refreshments are part of the program.

For more information, email candj1987@gmail.com.

TRIAL TO LOOKS AT DRUGS FOR AUTISM

The Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in Las Vegas, 7351 Prairie Falcon Road, Suite 160, is taking part in ConnectMe, the largest global clinical research program in children 6 to 12 with autism, Asperger disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

This Phase II clinical research program is enrolling participants in the Las Vegas area and is evaluating the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the investigational drug, memantine, on social interaction and communication. There are no FDA-approved drugs that treat any of the three core symptoms of autism: impaired social interactions; impaired communication; restricted interests, repetitive behaviors and stereotyped mannerisms.

ConnectMe, sponsored by Forest Research Institute Inc., is being led locally by Dr. Ann Childress, president of the Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and her team. For more information, visit connectmetrial.com.

SELECT DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS GARNER
FREE MUSEUM VISITS

Anyone with a Merrill Lynch or Bank of America debit or credit card can visit select Las Vegas museums free on the first weekend of each month. On Saturday and Sunday, the Museums on Us program will give the cardholder free admission to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North; the Discovery Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place; or the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. For more information, visit museums.bankofamerica.com.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM LOOKING FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Neuropsychology Research Program is looking for participants for an ongoing study on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The research team at UNLV hopes to gain an understanding into cognitive and behavioral processes associated with daily function in order to learn about the neural mechanisms associated with severe mental illness and improve treatment interventions. Participants will be asked to do a variety of tests that will take approximately five hours and will be compensated $10 per hour.

For more information, call 702-895-3314 or email unlvsocialresearch@
gmail.com.

SUNRISE HEALTH SYSTEM INSTALLING
SELF-CHECK-IN KIOSKS IN ER

The Sunrise Health System is installing self-check-in kiosks in the emergency department lobbies at Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital.

The kiosks are similar to those in an airport. A patient selects his preferred language, either English or Spanish, and swipes a driver’s license or credit card. A credit card swipe at the kiosk is not used for billing purposes or charged in any way.

Patients may also enter their name manually. They will then be asked to enter their reason for visiting the emergency department from a drop-down list of options, or they can enter their reason manually.

Walk-in patients experiencing chest pain should bypass the kiosks to see the triage nurse immediately. Should a chest-pain patient begin to register, the kiosk will flash a message in red informing the patient to stop and see the nurse immediately. Additionally, patients 4 or younger or 65 or older will be flagged for attention with the triage nurse.

Staff members are available in the emergency department lobby to assist all patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional benefits of the kiosk include improved patient satisfaction by eliminating the paper check-in process, two language options, and accurate and automated capture of patient arrival time.

For more information, visit sunrisehealthinfo.com.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR DARE TO DREAM GRANTS

The Women’s Club of Summerlin is taking applications through May 16 for its Dare To Dream grant program. Grants of up to $3,000 are offered to women who need assistance with educational opportunities, learning new skills or endeavouring to improve their lives in a responsible manner. Women who apply must be at least 21 and live in Las Vegas.

For applications, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org. For more information, call 702-804-5188.

IMPACT LAS VEGAS RECEIVES NONPROFIT STATUS

Impact Las Vegas, a new Southern Nevada nonprofit organization, has received IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Impact Las Vegas is a women’s philanthropic giving circle. Membership consists of women who donate $1,000 each year.

Membership donations are pooled from a minimum of 100 members to fund an annual $100,000 grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family, or health and wellness. Once the minimum 100-member threshold is reached, 100 percent of member donations are returned to the community in the form of a grant. Members each cast one vote to determine the nonprofit grant recipients for that year.

If membership grows as expected, it may provide its first award in June 2014.

In addition to membership donations, Impact Las Vegas also welcomes Friends of Impact Las Vegas donations in any amount to support the organization’s operating costs.

For more information or to become a member, visit impact-lv.org or email info@impact-lv.org.

MEN’S CHORAL GROUP PLANS
WEEKLY MEETINGS

The Silver Statesmen Chorus invites men of all ages to join its group. The chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. each Thursday at Christ The King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

For more information, visit silverstatesmen.com.

HOSPITAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help at its facility. For more information, contact marketing director Naomi Jones at 702-853-3308 or naomi.jones@uhsinc.com.

NONPROFIT IT’S ALL ABOUT KIDZ
RUNNING SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN

Nonprofit It’s All About Kidz launched a sponsorship campaign calling for any company, organization or individual to sponsor a mother and child who is enrolled in the sober living program. The southwest-area group focuses on providing a sober living environment to women and their children while providing services for them to become self-sufficient. The nonprofit also serves as a foster care agency to provide temporary living arrangements for children. September marked the organization’s one-year anniversary, and people looking to get involved can participate by becoming a foster parent, offering financial support and/or participating in the New Beginnings Coat and Shoe Drive started Dec. 1 at the Behavioral Treatment and Foster Care Agency at 3450 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 500. For more information, call 702-631-0230 or visit aakidz.org.

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