Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

WEST CHARLESTON LIBRARY TO HOST
INFANT MASSAGE LECTURE

Licensed massage therapist Regina Murphy is scheduled to host a lecture and discussion on infant massage from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The talk will focus on the latest research and techniques of infant massage. Admission is free. For more information, call 507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

SOUTHWEST RIDGE OPEN HOUSE PLANNED

Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager and the Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department have scheduled an open house from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the meeting room at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, to share information and solicit public input on plans for future parks and recreational amenities for the Southwest Ridge area on the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Residents are encouraged to drop in anytime during the open house. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/swridgeopenhouse.

CITY LOOKING TO FILL 67 POSITIONS
IN SAFEKEY PROGRAM

The city of Las Vegas is looking to fill 67 positions in its Safekey program, a before- and after-school recreational enrichment program that is offered at 68 Clark County School District elementary schools within the city. Positions average 19 to 25 hours per week with a pay range of $10 to $12 per hour. The program provides a safe environment where children in kindergarten through fifth grade can receive homework assistance, have an afternoon snack and engage in fun activities.

Positions available for the 2012-2013 school year include Safekey site assistant and Safekey site leader. Some of the requirements are:

n Minimum 18 years of age.

n High school diploma or GED equivalent.

n First aid and CPR certification at time of hire/reclassification.

n Need to maintain physical agility.

An application can be downloaded from the city’s website at lasvegasnevada.gov/employment or at the Safekey office, 1651 S. Buffalo Drive. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 229-3399 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/files/
safekeyjobdescriptions.pdf.

YOUTH CAMP OPENINGS FILLING quickly

Time is running out to register for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math day camp, scheduled from Aug. 14-18.

The camp is open to youths 7 to 11. It includes activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science, robotics and rocketry.

The Lifelong Learning Center is at 8050 Paradise Road. The cost is $90 and includes daily lunch, snacks and activities. Sibling registration is $60. Previous 4-H participation is not required.

For more information on 4-H or the day camp, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or email reganm@unce.unr.edu.

SIGN UP NOW FOR SEPT. 8 RED ROCK 5K

The Red Rock 5K is slated for 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Arroyo Golf Course at Red Rock Country Club, 2205 Red Springs Drive. The course is scenic and challenging, following the rolling landscapes of the area. For more information, visit rynorunning.com.

RADIO STATION MAKES SUMMER EXCURSIONS TO UTAH THEATER FESTIVAL

Nevada Public Radio is planning three bus trips this summer to the Neil Simon Festival and the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Southern Utah.

The Neil Simon Festival excursion is scheduled to depart Friday with a boxed lunch provided before the matinee performance of “Proposals” and an evening performance of “The Goodbye Girl.” Guests are scheduled to stay overnight at the Abbey Inn in Cedar City and attend the matinee performance of “The Odd Couple” followed by an evening performance of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Guests are scheduled to return to Las Vegas immediately following “Driving Miss Daisy.”

The Tuacahn Amphitheatre excursion is scheduled to depart Aug. 4 with a boxed lunch provided before the matinee performance of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and evening performance of “Hairspray.” Guests are scheduled to stay overnight at the Abbey Inn in Cedar City and return to Las Vegas Aug. 5.

The cost of each theater excursion is $275 for single occupancy and $225 per person for double occupancy and includes theater tickets, hotel room, travel and boxed lunches. Proceeds must be purchased through Nevada Public Radio. For more information or to make reservations, visit knpr.org or call 258-9895.

VACCINATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL

The Southern Nevada Health District has reported 22 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, since January. Seven have occurred in children younger than 1 year. The health district reminds parents, health care providers and child care providers to receive the vaccine. For information, call 759-0850 or visit southernnevadahealth
district.org.

VALLEY ROTARY CLUB RECEIVES CHARTER

The Rotary Club of Las Vegas Red Rock became the newest chapter of Rotary International after District Governor Doug Fowler signed the charter application in June. The club’s 25 new members meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at O’Aces Bar & Grill, 9050 W. Post Road. For more information, visit redrockrotarylv.org.

SOLARI HOSPICE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

To help provide bereavement resources and information to children and their surviving family members, the nonprofit Solari Hospice Foundation has launched a new website, solarihospice
foundation.org.

The website includes information and schedules for Camp Solari, a bereavement camp for children 6 to 17 who, along with their surviving caregivers, come together for a weekend of camaraderie and healing. At Camp Solari, professional grief counselors teach children and adults healthy ways to express their emotions and move forward, while still honoring the memory of the deceased. Camps are held in Las Vegas and Houston, with plans under way for a spring 2013 camp in Phoenix.

Bereavement resources are also listed on the website, including tips to cope with loss, dates and times of grief support groups offered free to the public. Links are provided to Facebook and Twitter, so individuals can join in the conversation with other families that have suffered similar losses.

FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING DONATIONS
FOR MOBILE HOME FIRE VICTIMS

The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will be collecting donations to cover funeral expenses for three children, ranging from 18 months to 2 years old, who died in their mobile home, which caught fire June 15 at Van’s Trailer Oasis, 3610 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

To make a donation, visit theburnfoundation.org. The foundation asks that donations be earmarked with the names of the children, David, Syler and Adriana. Donations can also be mailed to Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, 3111 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite B-3111.

SEE THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCK CANYON
IN PHOTOS

More than 100 photos from the 2012 annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are on display through Aug. 10 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center Gallery, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

The 2013 Visions of Red Rock Calendar is available at friendsofredrockcanyon.org (click on “store” and “books”) and at the Elements Gift Store in the Visitor Center. The calendar features 14 images of Red Rock Canyon entered in the 2012 contest. The cost is $15 and $12.75 for members.

For more information, contact Friends of Red Rock at 515-5360 or email info@friendsofredrock
canyon.org.

WINDER FARMS PLANS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT INITIATIVE

Winder Farms plans to make a donation to the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every Winder Farms strawberry milk sold through Oct. 31 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). To remind customers of the charitable initiative, labels on 16-ounce and half-gallon bottles have been changed and will now feature the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon.

Winder Farms has also created a Friends of the Farm offer to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For every new customer who signs up for Winder Farms using the promotional code “KOMEN,” $25 will go to the charity. For more information, visit winderfarms.com.

4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.

The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

MAMMOVAN SCHEDULED TO OFFER
LOW-COST BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less, Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan is scheduled to offer low- to no-cost breast cancer screenings at selected Food 4 Less locations. Stops are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 4 at 1301 S. Boulder Highway, Aug. 16 at 1955 N. Nellis Blvd. and Nov. 21 at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit nvhealthcenters.org.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Single Social Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at The Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The next one is scheduled for July 31.

The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Discussions focus on day trips, local events, in-state and out-of-state traveling, cruises and international traveling. A guest speaker frequently is featured. The meeting closes at about 8 p.m., when appetizers are served and the group mingles. For more information, call 888-324-2028.

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