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.
WOMEN OF ST. JOSEPH PLAN ANNUAL TABLE
The Women of St. Joseph Husband of Mary Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave., are planning their annual St. Joseph’s Table at 9 a.m. Sunday in the church’s Catholic Center. Baked goods, fruits, vegetables and flowers will be available after the 9 a.m. blessing. A homemade marinara pasta dinner is scheduled to be served for $7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Rosemarie Sgobba at 838-5897.
BASS PRO SHOPS PLANNING BOAT SHOW
A free boat show is planned at Bass Pro Shops, 8200 Dean Martin Drive, Friday through Sunday and March 23-25.
Topics include "Do-It-Yourself Service" at 1 p.m. Saturdays, "Local Fishing Tips" at 2 p.m. Saturdays and "Using the Latest Electronics" at 3 p.m. Saturdays. "Towing Your Boat" is set for 1 p.m. Sundays, "Organizing your Boat to Fish" at 2 p.m. Sundays and get "Local Fishing Tips" at 3 p.m. Sundays.
Attendees may register to win many prizes, including kayaks, gift cards and shopping sprees.
For more information, contact Mark Ellenberger, store manager, at 730-5200.
NORTH LAS VEGAS MAYOR TO SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT LUNCHEON
North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck is set to be the featured speaker for the Urban Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road.
Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members before the event. The fee is $45 at the door.
For more information, call 648-6222 or visit urbanchamber.org.
LEARNING TO GROW UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE EVENT PLANNED AT WINDMILL LIBRARY
As part of the Library Foundation’s Community Conversations series, an event is planned to discuss growing up in the digital age from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 21 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, with Dr. Mizuko Ito.
Ito has researched and written extensively about how young people take up new technologies and make them their own. For more information about this event, call the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation at 507-6179 or email Danielle Milam, development director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Library Foundation, visit www.lvccldfoundation.org/.
To RSVP, visit community conversationforthedigitalage. eventbrite.com.
CAR SHOW PLANNED
The Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association’s Classic & Collectible Cars 30th Anniversary Open House is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 at 3063 Sheridan Ave. Food and drinks will be available. For more information, call 873-2222.
Family to Family Connection’s 8th annual Touch-A-Truck is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at The Orleans Arena parking lot, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Children get a chance to look at, explore and sit in the driver’s seat of the trucks they see every day on the roads. More than 92 vehicles — including fire trucks, police cars, construction trucks, race cars and big rigs — will be on hand to explore.
A special, no siren, no horn time frame for children with special needs and sensitive ears is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Admission is $6 per person; children under 2 years old get in free.
Discount coupons and more information in available at touchatruck.com.
WRANGLERS SET TO HOST CHUCK-A-PUCK EVENT TO BENEFIT EASTER SEALS
The Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team is set to host Chuck-A-Puck March 24 at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., in support of Easter Seals Nevada. A percentage of each fundraiser ticket sold goes toward Easter Seals Nevada’s mission to help more than 6,000 individuals in our community with disabilities become self-sufficient through direct services, education and community partnerships. The Chuck-A-Puck event also allows fans to purchase pucks for $2 and throw them onto the ice during the game intermission for a chance to win Wranglers prizes. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at lasvegaswranglers.com/groups/easterseals.
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.
Spring valley hospital health fair to include free screenings
A Spring Fling Health Fair is planned from 9 a.m. to noon March 31 at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. Free screenings are to include blood pressure, vision, glucose, depression and bone density. For more information, call 853-3008.
HOSPICE FOUNDATION PLANS BEREAVEMENT CAMP FOR KIDS
Solari Hospice Foundation has established Camp Solari, a weekend-long bereavement camp for children and their surviving guardians. This year, Solari Hospice Foundation is partnering with Las Vegas-based Clear View Counseling, which will be orchestrating and leading all camp activities. The camp’s mission is to teach children and teens, ages 6 to 18, healthy ways to work through their grief, meet others who have experienced similar losses, and continue life as positively as possible while honoring their lost loved ones.
The next Camp Solari is scheduled for May 18-20 at the Mount Charleston Lodge, at the end of state Route 157. Applications will be accepted through March 30. All weekend activities — including lodging, meals and materials — are free to camp participants. Solari Hospice Foundation covers these costs through fundraisers and charitable donations.
Camp Solari attendees are chosen based on need and prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. To request an application for Camp Solari, call 870-0000. To learn more about the camp, or to make a donation to the Solari Hospice Foundation, visit solarihospice.com and click on the link for Camp Solari. To learn more about Clear View Counseling, call 254-4883 or visit clearviewcounseling.com.
IT’S ALL ABOUT KIDZ RECEIVES DONATIONS
Nonprofit group home It’s All About Kidz has received several anonymous donations, allowing the group to remain functional until government grants become available this year. To date, the group, which helps mothers kick drug addictions while living in a stable home environment with their infants, has received more than $10,000 in monetary donations as well as a new washer and articles of clothing. Several donations were in the $50 to $300 range.
For more information or to help, visit aakidz.org or call 445-0203.
SPLASH CANYON WATER PARK OPENING DELAYED
Officials of Splash Canyon Waterpark, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, announced recently that the $20 million family waterpark will open in the spring of 2013. The waterpark was expected to open Memorial Day weekend this year.
Reasons for the delay included offering passholders a full year and adding more amenities. Splash Canyon is offering those who purchased 2012 season passes a full refund or a conversion to a 2013 season pass for half price — $49.50 per person — plus two Buddy Day Passes. They will receive an email with specific instructions on refunds or conversions. New 2013 season passes are expected to go on sale in 30 to 60 days. For more information or for employment information, visit splashlv.com.
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 email@example.com.
ZAPPOS CEO TO MATCH FUNDS FOR THE LAS VEGAS LITTLE THEATRE
As part of a fundraising effort to support community theater, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has promised to match all donations made to the Las Vegas Little Theatre by June 1 up to $15,000. To donate, visit lvlt.org or mail donations to 3920 Schiff Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89103. For more information, call 362-7996.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 498-9808.
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DISCOUNTS
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s Club Ride Commuter Services is offering new discounts to enrolled commuters who choose an alternative mode to get to and from work, such as carpooling or taking transit, through its Club Ride Rewards program.
Discounts and promotion details for Club Ride members can be found online and include Golden Spoon, Krispy Kreme, Papa Murphy’s, Tropical Smoothie, Boulder Dam Brewing Co, Sassy Sal’s BBQ, Red Mango and Chef Fleming’s Bake Shop. There also are entertainment discounts and discounts for services.
For more information, visit rtcsnv.com and click on Club Ride.
PHOTO CHALLENGE BENEFITS FAMILIES
Show off your photogenic child for a cause with local photographers Portraits to You and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a nonprofit that provides free photography sessions to families suffering an early infant loss.
Participants pose for a session with Portraits to You for a $39 fee. Families also receive a print.
Families rally support and votes via charitymodelsearch.org. Votes are $1 each, and proceeds benefit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
Voting is to be conducted through March 23.
The top 25 vote-getters are judged by a panel of photography experts, and the top three are to receive awards including a camera, gift cards and savings bond.
For more information, visit charitymodelsearch.org, portraitstoyou.net or call 499-9930.