Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News


Members of the Monte Cristo Ward of the Sandstone Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invite the community to join them in a service project at Firefighters Memorial Park at Oakey Boulevard and Redwood Street, just south of Bonanza High School, from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The project will be to clear debris from the southern half of the park and rake and clean up around bushes and trees, removing and replacing six 24-inch box trees and generally sprucing up the park.

Water and refreshments will be provided. Bring gloves, a hat, rakes, hoes, shovels and pruning shears.

For more information, contact Lance Whetten at 499-3830, Kyle Buhecker at 378-2695 or Dave Whitaker at 501-7147.

Hospice care facility seeking volunteers in spring valley

Solari Hospice Care, 5530 S. Jones Blvd., is seeking individuals in the Spring Valley area to help brighten the lives of terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, providing companionship to patients, sharing favorite hobbies (such as reading or playing music), doing light chores, running errands and offering respite to family caregivers. Volunteers are also needed to assist with receptionist and other clerical duties at the inpatient facility. 

Solari Hospice Care’s goal is to help people live with dignity and comfort by providing hospice care in Las Vegas.  

To volunteer or for more information, contact Shari Diebold, Solari Hospice Care volunteer coordinator, at 870-0000. For more information, visit

Golf tournament set to support paralysis foundation

The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation has scheduled its sixth annual Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament presented by IZOD on Monday at Southern Highlands Golf Club, 11411 Southern Highlands Parkway. The tournament is being held in conjunction with the IZOD IndyCar Series season finale on Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will feature celebrity golfers from the entertainment and sports communities.

In addition to local celebrities and athletes, IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and other prominent members of the racing community are set to participate. The foundation was started in 2000 by Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt shortly after a practice-run crash left him paralyzed from the chest down and focuses on curing paralysis by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances.

For registration and sponsorship information, go to, email or call 317-236-9999.

HRC and AFAN to host family picnic

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) of Las Vegas have scheduled their fourth annual Family Picnic from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Rainbow Family Park at Tenaya Way and Oakey Boulevard. The picnic will include barbecue, kids play area, local community booths and more. Admission is free.

Lunch is $5, and children under 5 are free.

For more information on HRC Las Vegas, visit

Pumpkin patch scheduled
at Christ the King church

Christ the King Catholic Community has scheduled its fourth annual Pumpkin Patch on Saturday at the church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. A garage sale and pancake breakfast is set from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and games, more food and entertainment are planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A train that runs through the pumpkin patch is planned for kids to ride on, and craft fair booths, a country store, raffle, music, dancing and Halloween-themed events are set for the day. The church plans to open a “Bier Garten” at 5 p.m. in the Community Center. For more information, call 871-1904.

Rappel down the Rio for a good cause

The Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, is set to host Over the Edge, a fundraising rappelling event to benefit Special Olympics Nevada, on Saturday. As many as 100 people will make their way down the northwest side of the building on two ropes to raise money for the charity. Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Nathan Burton, UFC champion Chuck “Iceman” Liddell, UNLV mascot Hey Reb! and other local celebrities will join Special Olympics in their quest to raise as much as $100,000 from the event.

Participants, known as “edgers,” must raise at least $1,000 in support of the activities and programs of Special Olympics Nevada and preregister at to partake. All funds will go toward providing training opportunities, equipment, uniforms and practice venues for some 4,000 Special Olympics athletes in Nevada. All “edgers” must be in good health and weigh at least 100 pounds and no more than 300 pounds.

The rappelling will be supervised by Over the Edge, a Nova Scotia company that has organized dozens of rappelling events all over North America. “Edgers” can solicit donations from family, friends and co-workers through the Over the Edge online giving site and businesses can pool donations to fund a “Toss Your Boss” campaign. For more information, visit

Fall Festival planned Saturday
at Coronado Ranch

An American West Fall Festival is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at American West Brookfield at Coronado Ranch, 6831 Philharmonic Ave. Shops and restaurants are set to be open, and music, food and a raffle is planned. For more information, call 308-1111 or visit

Oktoberfest planned at church

Oktoberfest is set from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children are $5. The event will include authentic German cuisine, live music, raffle prizes and a Bavarian costume contest. Proceeds benefit the youth ministry and various outreach programs. For tickets, call 873-3589 or purchase them at the event.

Playboy Comedy headliners scheduled

Playboy Comedy has announced upcoming headliners for the rest of October. Finesse Mitchell from “Saturday Night Live” is scheduled Oct. 13-15, and Chris Spencer of “The Jamie Foxx Show” is set to perform Oct. 20-22. Show times are 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets start at $39.99. Other show packages are also available. For more information, call 944-3200 or go to

Club looking for new members,
meeting Oct. 19

The Summerlin Lions Club is seeking new members, 18 or older, to help with projects to serve the community with voluntary vision and foot screenings, student programs and senior projects. Meet the Lions at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

An RSVP is required to enjoy the free Chinese buffet to non-Lions interested in giving back to the community. For more information, contact Esther Louie at 341-7882.

Clark County building department Town Hall meeting set

The Clark County Building Department has scheduled a town hall meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Clark County Building Department presentation room, 4701 W. Russell Road, to discuss ePermits, solar photovoltaic systems and various other updates on codes and local amendments. Residents are invited to attend to discuss items or issues of their own. RSVP to Karen Edgerly at

Smiles for Survivors Foundation
to host fundraising event

Smiles for Survivors Foundation is holding its inaugural Blow Out Breast Cancer fundraising event from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20 at Square Colour Salon + Spa, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 160. The event is open to women and men and includes salon treatments, food, champagne, live music and a silent auction.

Smiles for Survivors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of cancer treatment’s impact on oral health, providing necessary dental care for breast cancer patients and survivors and offering breast cancer education. Tickets for the event vary based on salon services. All proceeds go to Smiles for Survivors Foundation. All services will be performed by Square’s team of stylists and beauty technicians. Packages are available, and ticket prices are:

General admission, $20 for event admission only; no spa services included. Pretty in Pink: $30, includes admission and a customized blowout.

Rocking Rose: $45, includes admission, a customized blowout and a polish change. Fabulous Fuchsia: $70, includes admission, a customized blowout, brow shaping, polish change and a lash application. It is $20 for each additional service. Appointments are strongly recommended for the event. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details or to make an appointment, call 255-7050 or email

Las Vegas Little Theatre planning “Neighborhood 3: requisition of Doom”

Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, has announced an upcoming play by Jennifer Haley. “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” is scheduled from Oct. 21 to Nov. 6. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The play blends the line between a horror video game and reality in a small suburban neighborhood. For more information, go to

Make a Difference Day planned
oct. 22 at good samaritan lutheran

Make a Difference Day is set from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 22 at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W. Windmill Lane. The church plans to host a “Dress a Girl Around the World Sew-a-Thon” to create dresses and washcloths to include in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. For more information or to participate in the sew-a-thon, contact Jil Gertz at To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, contact Paulette Fittshur at 371-6000.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
to showcase K-9 dogs

The dogs and officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police K-9 unit are set to compete from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., in an international contest that showcases the skills and abilities of the dogs. The event is free to the public. For more information, go to

Boys Nite Out planned
for oct. 26 at lied memorial clubhouse

The Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas Boys Nite Out is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Lied Memorial Clubhouse, 2850 Lindell Road. Participant tickets start at $50, and sponsors and donations are welcome. For more information, visit


The Las Vegas Single Social and Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 6:30 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 p.m. Meeting 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 7:30 p.m., and appetizers are served s the group mingles.

For more information, call

Nevada Wild and Scenic Film Festival heading to Las Vegas

The third Annual Nevada Wild & Scenic Film Festival begins its three statewide showings with its Reno event, Thursday, continuing to Mesquite on Oct. 26 and ending in Las Vegas on Nov. 2. This year’s festival aims to bring the environmental message home with a first-time Nevada film entry, “Walking the Line: New Energy in the Old West.” The film chronicles Adam Bradley’s historic walk across the state, tracing the route of the Southwest Intertie Project’s transmission line, which will deliver renewably resourced energy across Nevada.

The Las Vegas showing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Rio’s Brazilia Room, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.

The event is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. with live music, microbrews and food selections, and all three venues will include eco-informational exhibits from community-wide environmental organizations. The festival’s 14 films range in length from two to 28 minutes and in tone as they examine wilderness in all of its forms. Reno and Las Vegas event tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $5 for students with ID. For more information, visit

Wine and food tasting event planned

The Golden Monarch Council, a committee of volunteers that supports Nathan Adelson Hospice, is gearing up for its 12th Annual Wine and Food Tasting Extravaganza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 to benefit the non-profit Nathan Adelson Hospice. Southern Nevada residents and hospice supporters are invited to sample popular wines and cuisine at the event, held at Gaudin Jaguar-Porsche-Aston Martin, 7200 W. Sahara Ave.

Numerous silent auctions are planned as well as a “cupcake prize counter.” Each cupcake will cost $20 and have a number listed on its bottom wrapper. The number will correspond with a surprise gift.

Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $60 per person prior to the event or $65 at the door. They can be purchased by calling Stephanie Forbes at Nathan Adelson Hospice at 938-3910. For more information, visit

Reiki healing circle planned
at funeral services location

Reiki Masters the Rev. Peggy Ashman and the Rev. Karen Jackson have scheduled a Reiki healing circle at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 at Kraft and Sussman Funeral Services, 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 204. The circle is intended to help those who have experienced a loss and desire some gentle assistance in moving through the stages of grief. This relaxation technique is intended to be calming and help relieve the body of emotional distress and sorrow.

United Way women’s leadership council set to host suit drive

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council has scheduled its annual suit drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The organization is collecting new and gently used women’s business apparel, including suits, handbags, shoes, belts and more to assist those in need. Items collected benefit Safe Nest, S.A.F.E. House, The Shade Tree and Goodwill of Southern Nevada Career Connections, Help of Southern Nevada, HopeLink and W.O.R.C.

Sinbad scheduled to perform nov. 5-6
at The Orleans

Comedian Sinbad is set to return to The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6.

Sinbad was named one of Comedy Central’s top 100 comedians and was featured in a special program on the network in 2010. He received an NCAAP Image Award two years in a row for his annual HBO special “Sinbad’s ’70s Soul Music Festival.”

Tickets start at $55. For more information, call 365-7075 or visit

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