Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

THE SILVERTON TO SUPPORT
OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, is planning to donate $1 up to $2,500 to Opportunity Village for every Facebook “like” the Silverton’s page receives starting Sunday through the end of the month. Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is a nonprofit organization that supports the intellectually challenged. For more information, call 263-7777 or visit silvertoncasino.com or opportunityvillage.org.

RED ROCK CANYON TO HOST
JEWELRY-MAKING CLASS

A jewelry-making class for teens is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. The Colors of Red Rock class is taught by Jennifer Vincent, an interpretive naturalist, and takes inspiration from the canyon. All materials will be supplied but feel welcome to bring your own. Class size is limited. Reservations are required by calling 515-5367. For more information, visit redrockcanyonlv.org.

NATURE WRITING CLASS SET
AT RED ROCK CANYON

The Bureau of Land Management plans to host Introduction to Nature Writing, a sensory-based writing class, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 12 and 26 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Each session will include short writing exercises, group discussions and selected readings from notable American nature writers. Participants may share their own writing.

Depending on the group’s interest, plan to experiment with different types of nature writing such as creative non-fictions, short story, memoir, poetry or simply writing for one’s own enjoyment.

The class is free. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 515-5367.

SPANISH TRAIL BBQ EVENT PLANNED

The seventh annual Ultimate Ringer Doubles Event and Community BBQ is planned from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 14 at Spanish Trail Tennis Center, 7450 Mission Hills Drive. More than 12 former WTA and Division 1 tennis professionals are set to play a series of exhibition matches. Festivities begin with mixed doubles slated from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. At 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy food from Memphis Championship Barbecue while cheering on the open-level tennis exhibition. The weekend culminates April 15 with women’s doubles matches starting at 8 a.m.

SHOES BEING COLLECTED FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

Desert Birkenstock and Soles4Souls are working to provide victims of tornado-ravaged areas with something many lost: shoes. Bring gently worn shoes to Birkenstock stores, and they will be delivered to the local Soles4Souls warehouse near McCarran International Airport. There are two Desert Birkenstock/Soles4Souls drop-off locations: in northwest Las Vegas at 2192 N. Rainbow Blvd., and in Henderson at 594 N. Stephanie St.

For more information about donating, call Desert Birkenstock at 454-0114.

Fashion event planned to benefit Communities in Schools of Nevada

Couture for Causes has scheduled a fashion presentation from noon to 5 p.m. April 22 at the home of Bree and Jason Goldwater, 1403 Westwood Drive, to benefit Communities in Schools of Nevada. The event includes tastings and live entertainment.

Couture for Causes, created by the Goldwaters in 2008, originally was designed as an opportunity for their friends and colleagues to donate designer clothing to be resold at a family event while raising money for a local organization. This year’s festivities include live entertainment from Wynn Las Vegas’ Le Rêve — The Dream and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Activities for children, beverages and food are also planned. Tickets are $50 per person and $100 per family with discounted tickets available for purchase online. For more information, visit cisnevada.org/couture.

NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO PLANNING RECYCLING EVENT

Nevada Public Radio is planning on bringing together multiple organizations that specialize in or benefit from recycling for a community-wide spring recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Broadcast Center of the College of Southern Nevada, 1289 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Participating organizations and services available are:

Shred-it: paper shredding, document destruction and computer hard drive destruction for working and non-working hard drives. Hard drives must be removed from the computer and the crushed hard drive remains will be recycled. Blind Center of Nevada: recycling or repurposing electronics such as computers (including data erasing), printers, appliances, etc.

Republic Services: recycling of commingled household and business recyclables such as plastic bottles, metals including steel and aluminum cans, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, phone books, paper bags and glass (separation of materials is not required). Nevada Public Radio also will collect and recycle unused mobile phones. For more information, visit knpr.org.

Local Historian set to speak on impact of ‘Pawn Stars’

Mark Hall-Patton, administrator for the Clark County Museums and a consultant for the television program “Pawn Stars,” is set to speak on the impact of “Pawn Stars” and the history of the Clark County Museum from
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today at the Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane. Admission is free. For more information and to register, call 455-7617.

Devil Pup Leadership meeting planned

An informational meeting for prospective Devil Pups and their parents is planned at noon April 21 at the Leatherneck Club, 4360 W. Spring Mountain Road. The Devil Pups program trains teens 14 to 17 on Saturday mornings in preparation for a 10-day leadership and physical fitness training program at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Only a handful of the teens nationwide pass the rigorous tests for entrance to the camp. For more information, visit devilpups.com or contact local liaison Marie Tomao at 285-4142 or via email at marietomao@yahoo.com.

SILVERTON DONATES TO GIRL SCOUTS
TO HONOR AIR FORCE SQUADRON

The Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, made a monetary donation to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada for cookies to be donated to the Air Force RED HORSE Squadron. On March 1, $1,750 was donated to the Girl Scouts at the Silverton, which paid for 437 boxes of cookies. For more information about the Silverton, visit silvertoncasino.com.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OFFERS REDUCED FARE TRANSIT PASSES

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada announced that 30-day and five-day full and reduced fare transit passes now are available for purchase at more than 135 7-Eleven locations across the Las Vegas Valley. With the new addition of 7-Eleven stores, it will be easier and more convenient for Transportation Commission transit riders to purchase their full or reduced fare transit passes.

The 30-day and five-day full and reduced fare transit passes also are available at other retailers throughout Southern Nevada, including Albertsons, Walgreens and Mariana’s. Passes also are available for purchase at bookstores at the College of Southern Nevada campuses.

A full list of local retailers selling Transportation Commission transit passes can be found at rtcsnv.com/transit/fare_vendors.cfm.

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. May 1 at 8180 Las Vegas Blvd. South; June 5 and Sept. 4 at 1301 S. Boulder Highway; June 14 at 4001 S. Decatur Blvd.; Aug. 16 at 1955 N. Nellis Blvd.; and Nov. 21 at 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information, visit nvhealthcenters.org.

AREA PET RESCUE SEEKING FINANCIAL AID FOR MICROCHIPS

Due to microchip upgrades and other factors, Adopt A Rescue Pet is facing doubled costs for microchips for its adoptable animals. The nonprofit rescue is asking the public to donate $10 to sponsor a pet’s microchip. This will allow the rescue to provide a registered microchip to every dog being adopted. Of the 1,292 animals adopted last year, 126 were relocated and returned to their owners or to the rescue due to their microchips. Secure donations can be made at adoptarescuepet.org or mailed to Adopt A Rescue Pet, 1500 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Adoptions can also be made in person at the weekend adoption events at PetSmart, 2140 N. Rainbow Blvd., or Petco, 2340 E. Serene Ave.

THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS

The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, is launching its Seniors 4 Seniors program, offering local seniors (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 find homes quickly and easily while older pets frequently get passed over. Animals that are a bit older are often calmer and gentler, which can be a better match for less active people. Additionally, senior citizens often spend more time at home, which can be ideal for an older pet. The program is sponsored in part by the nonprofit Pets for the Elderly Foundation. For more information, call 384-3333, ext. 131 or email adoptions@animalfoundation.com.

E BUNNY GEARING UP FOR EASTER OUTREACH PROGRAM

For 22 years, the E BUNNY, a grass-roots community outreach program, has helped make Easter fun for thousands of children in need. The E BUNNY delivers Easter baskets to facilities such as the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Clark County Social Services and Straight from the Streets. In addition, baskets are given to children living in temporary housing and shelters in the poorest areas of Las Vegas and Henderson.

Donations of pre-packaged Easter baskets, which can be purchased at any grocery, drugstore or general department store, are needed. The community group does not accept monetary contributions, only Easter baskets to pass directly to the children.

For details and drop-off locations, email barbarakenig@aol.com or call 498-9808.

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 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 is frequently 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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