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Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES TO HOST FORUM today AT BONANZA HIGH SCHOOL

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees plans to host a community forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Bonanza High School theater, 6665 Del Rey Ave. The event is open to the public. Topics will include the 2013 legislative session, online budget transparency, parent engagement and more. For more information, call 702-799-1072.

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 fourth 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. 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.

NEW WELLNESS CENTER OPEN IN SOUTHWEST

Just Breathe Wellness Center, 5333 S. Arville St., Suite 206, was set to open March 9. The center offers multiple modalities of yoga practices, free classes, meditation, Reiki healing sessions, live music, dance, art and children’s yoga programs.

For more information, call 702-553-6819.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEANUP
OF AREA 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.

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.

Smith Center opening gala to be rebroadcast in honor of anniversary

Relive The Smith Center’s opening night with a special anniversary rebroadcast of the gala opening scheduled to air on Vegas PBS at 9:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit thesmithcenter.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.

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.

SHRINERS golf tournament PLANNED
FOR OCTOBER AT TPC summerlin

The 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament is planned for Oct. 14-20 at Tournament Players Club (TPC) Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an official PGA Tour event. The 2013 tournament is set to feature more than 130 PGA Tour professionals competing for a $6 million purse, with a winner’s share of $1,080,000. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The event’s fourth annual Women’s Day luncheon, Kick Off Your Heels, is planned for Oct. 15. It will be catered and feature a guest speaker. Tickets are $125 per guest. The luncheon sold out in 2012, so early purchases are encouraged.

Daily and weekly tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 tournament can be purchased online at shrinershospitalsopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010.

E BUNNY COLLECTING EASTER BASKETS
FOR VALLEY CHILDREN

On March 29, E Bunny plans to “take it to the streets” with its annual Easter basket giveaway in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley.

To help the effort, plan to purchase an Easter basket by Thursday and deliver it to an E Bunny drop-off site.

For more information, email ebunnylv@gmail or call 702-498-9808.

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.

WALGREENS COLLECTING FOR AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada encourages Walgreens customers to shop for a cause and make a donation during checkout through March 30. All donations made during this period will help raise money for AFAN’s largest annual fundraising event, the 23rd annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas, which is scheduled for April 14.

People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the walk. Registration is free, but a minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk T-shirt.

For more information or to register for a team, visit afanlv.donordrive.com.

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 April 8 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through April 11.

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

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.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN SEEKS TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS

Registration is now open to volunteer for the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, scheduled for Oct. 14-20 at Tournament Players Club (TPC) Summerlin, 1700 Village Circle Drive.

Offering a chance for golf fans to go inside the ropes, volunteer opportunities include admissions, standard bearers, caddie services, walking scorers and more.

Interested participants can take advantage of a $55 registration fee until May 1, when fees will increase by $5. With the registration fee, volunteers also receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, a weeklong tournament access badge, a commemorative gift and a uniform, including a tournament golf shirt, a jacket and a hat.

Volunteers can register online or contact Donna Millwood at dmillwood@shrinershospitalsopen.com, or visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.

WALK WITH ME FUNDRAISER TO COMING SATURDAY TO W. WAYNE BUNKER FAMILY PARK

Walk With Me, a fundraiser for Nevadans living with disabilities, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7301 W. Alexander Road. This is Nevada’s fifth annual event and entails a two-mile walk, live music and family Easter activities.

Flamingo headliner George Wallace is on tap as this year’s host, and dance crew Jabbawockeez will serve as the grand marshals. The proceeds will help serve more than 8,000 Nevadans living with disabilities.”

The walk portion is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. The Easter carnival is slated for 10:15 a.m. and is planned to feature an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, games and activities, food, music and more. For a donation of $5, participants will receive entry into the Easter egg hunt. There will also be a special performance by School of Rock, the local chapter of the music school.

To register, visit walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

ALBERTSONS SCAVENGER HUNT TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING

Albertsons is set to host the Free Kid’s Health Hike Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at all of its Las Vegas Valley stores.

While parents or guardians shop, children can indulge in a fun, self-guided activity that promotes healthy eating habits and culminates with a free goodie bag, including a snack.

For more details, contact your local Las Vegas Albertsons store director. For locations, visit albertsons.com.

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