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Drawing club meets for kids

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host a drawing club from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday . The club is for children ages 6 to 11. The library will provide the materials for the event in the story room.

For more information, call 507-3820.

Vote in America’s favorite park contest

County officials are encouraging residents to vote for their favorite Clark County park in "America’s Favorite Park" contest.

The park that wins the most votes will receive a $100,000 grant to buy new equipment, restore activity areas and do other recreational projects. Grants of $50,000 and $25,000 are awarded to second- and third-place vote getters.

The contest ends Sept. 6.

Vote as many times as you like after registering for the contest at livepositively.com.

AARP offers driving class

A safe driving class is open for seniors from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at h2u at Sunrise Hospital, 3061 S. Maryland Parkway, #102.

The class is $12 for AARP members who show their card and $14 for non-members.

Attend the class and receive a discount on automobile insurance.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 735-5510.

Library hosts grandparents’ day

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to bring their grandparents for story time on Sept. 7.

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is scheduled to host the event from 4 to 5 p.m. in the story room to celebrate Grandparents’ Day.

For more information, call 507-3820.

Pooches head to the pool for Dog Daze

Clark County Parks and Recreation has scheduled the Seventh Annual Dog Daze of Summer event for 9 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road.

Dog owners will watch as their canine companions take a relaxing dip in the pool during two sessions: 9 to 10:15 a.m. for dogs 50 pounds or lighter and 10:45 a.m. to noon for dogs heavier than 50 pounds.

Humans are not allowed in the water with their animals.

Prizes will be given for the shortest and tallest dogs and for funny pet tricks.

Owners must have their dog’s current rabies tag or other proof of updated vaccinations before they are allowed in the pool. The pool will be power-washed with a Southern Nevada Health District-approved solution immediately following the event.

Donations will be accepted for new or gently used clean dog items for local shelters. Admission is $5 per dog. Humans are free.

For more information, call 455-7792 and select option 2 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Childrens’ classes offered at community center

Helen Meyer Community Center has classes created for the pre-kindergarten set, with something for every interest. Fall sessions are set to begin Sept. 12 and Nov. 3 and continue for six weeks with a weeklong break in between. All classes take place at the center, 4525 New Forest Drive, near Flamingo Road and Tenaya Way.

Beginning at age 3, children can take a swing at T-ball, burn off energy during Friday field day, or begin a habit of lifelong fitness with Kid Fit. For the more creative child, Story and Art class provides space for imagination exploration and learning. Children can get an academic head start with ABCs and 123s, Bee for I am 4, preschool prep and kindergarten prep classes.

Class sections are available on various weekdays days, and many academic classes are available on Saturdays. Limited space is available for each class section.

Helen Meyer Community Center is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For a class schedule, contact the center’s front desk at 455-7723 or visit tinyurl.com/3quf388.

Candlelighters 5K and one-mile runs to raise money

Children and families with childhood cancer will benefit from the upcoming 21st annual Candlelighters 5K and One Mile "Race for our Kids."

The fundraising event is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Mountain’s Edge, 9275 S. Buffalo Drive.

The event is organized by and for the nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Foundation of Nevada.

The race will begin and end at Exploration Park, just south of the Mountain’s Edge entrance.

Check-in is at 6:30 a.m., opening ceremonies start at 7:30 a.m., the 5K run starts at 8 a.m., the 5K walk starts at 8:15 a.m. and the one-mile stroll starts at 8:30 a.m. Food and refreshments, a silent auction, a bone marrow drive and other activities will start after.

To participate, costs are: $20 for teams (at least 10 members), $25 individual adults, $20 seniors, $15 children (ages 2 to 12), free for childhood cancer survivors.

Registration on the day of the event is $40, and an additional $5 for timed runners.

For more information or to register, call 737-1919 or visit candlelightersnv.org.

Southern terrace hosts second annual garage sale

The more than 900 residences of Southern Terrace are scheduled to host a community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17.

The park across the street from the development, 9750 W. Oquendo Road, and the clubhouse parking lot will be the main attraction for the sale. The master plan community is off the Las Vegas Beltway, Russell Road exit, and is south of Tropicana Avenue and west of Fort Apache Road.

Celebrities host poker tournament for charity at the Tropicana

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is scheduled to host a poker tournament for his Maximum Hope Foundation on Sept. 17 at the Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The tourney is scheduled to feature celebrity guests, including Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Kevin Nealon, Teri Hatcher, Annie Duke and Jerry Tarkanian. Professional poker players and the public are also welcome.

The entry fee is $500, which includes a buffet during the tournament and cash bars. The grand prize is $5,000.

For players and non-players, a silent auction with rare musical, sports and entertainment memorabilia is scheduled.

Maximum Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to families caring for a child with a life-limiting illness.

For more information, visit troplv.com or call 800-527-8767.

Business mixer set for fall

The Las Vegas Largest Mixer VII is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas-area chambers and business organizations are invited to attend to meet new clients, work with other companies and learn to grow.

Tickets are $15.

To buy a ticket, a booth or for more information, call 769-7799 or visit largestmixer.com.

Bingo room opens on the Strip

A bingo room is now open on the Strip, at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

It is the only bingo room on the strip. Bobby Taylor, who has more than 28 years of experience, will provide state-of-the-art bingo to players in the 6,000-square-foot room.

Sessions are held daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Riviera bingo room will hold a $200,000 tournament with Superstar Bingo on Oct. 17 and 18. The game will feature a $25,000 coverall each day along with 28 games per day. Buy-in for both days is $150. To make a reservation, call 794-9527.

Red Rock calendars for sale

The 2012 Visions of Red Rock calendar is available for purchase for $15.

The 16-month calendar features views of wildlife, as well as landscapes and vistas within the canyon. Photographs were selected from the 2011 photo contest entries.

Calendars are for sale at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, or at friendsof redrockcanyon.org.

Travel Club to meet at Tap House

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 as the group mingles.

For more information, call 888-324-2028.

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