Southwest Las Vegas Neighborhood News

cut-a-thon to benefit locks of love

The second annual Cut-A-Thon is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Spa & Salon at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.

Hair donated to Locks of Love is made into wigs and hairpieces for children undergoing chemotherapy, suffering from alopecia or recovering from scalp burns.

Permed and color-treated hair can be donated, but bleached or highlighted tresses are not usable. Ponytails of previously cut hair also will be accepted.

People who donate at least 10 inches of hair will receive a complimentary blunt cut and a 30 percent discount on any styling or coloring treatments. Up to 70 appointments will be accommodated during the drive, and walk-ins also are welcome.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 777-7779.

Take a team challenge for CCFA

Endurance coaches Jimmy Edwards, Jill Whitaker and Deb Watson lead the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s half marathon training program, Team Challenge.

The certified coaches are set to begin training a local team of runners and walkers for the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon benefiting the foundation. The 14-week season is set to begin Aug. 27 and prepares all levels of participants for the Dec. 4 race.

Those interested in learning more about Team Challenge can attend one of several information meetings in August: 7 p.m. today at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.; 7 p.m. Thursday at REI in Henderson, 2220 Village Walk Drive, Suite 150; or 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 Dean Martin Drive.

For more information, contact Aaron Castens of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at or 646-750-7100 or visit

charity pizza night set
for super summer theatre

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, 9516 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 100, is scheduled to host a fundraiser for Super Summer Theatre this week.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales Thursday to the local arts organization responsible for hosting plays at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

From 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., guests can bring in a featured flier available at Super Summer Theatre’s Facebook page or at “Fiddler on the Roof.” That performance is showing through Thursday at Spring Mountain Ranch.

For show tickets, visit Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza can be reached at

local’s art on display at library

Laraine Kaiser’s recent oil on canvas is scheduled to be in the Spring Valley Library’s art gallery, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., starting Aug. 23.

The work ranges from classical reproductions to abstract originals and surreal styles and will be on display through early November. Kaiser is a musician for the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Call 507-3820 for more information.

Little person wrestling
comes to Silverton

The Half Pint Brawlers are scheduled to wrestle at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Silverton Casino’s Veil Pavilion, 3333 Blue Diamond Road.

The group features little person wrestlers who are well-known from Spike TV and Jackass “3D.”

Tickets are $10, $20 and $30. To purchase tickets, call 263-7777 or visit

Suit drive under way
at Men’s Wearhouse

The fourth annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used professional attire, is ongoing until the end of August at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations across the country.

Bring gently used business attire to a local participating store and receive a coupon for 50 percent off. For more information or to find a nearby location, visit

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


Toys 4 Smiles, a local nonprofit group that makes wooden cars to give to children in need, has a need of its own. To keep the space it now occupies to make the toys requires $7,000 for a year’s lease. Donations are welcome by calling founder Rex Doty at 232-8191 or 218-4582.

Toys 4 Smiles has given away more than 75,000 toy cars to needy children.

For more information, visit toys4

youth theater opens auditions

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is set to hold two auditions for the upcoming show “Charlotte’s Web.”

At 1 p.m. Saturday, drama students between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to audition for the 2011-12 season’s ensemble. Participants receive training in performance art and technical theater. Tuesday night meetings and classes are mandatory, and students are required to work on all four of the company’s productions.

Auditions for roles in “Charlotte’s Web,” start at 1 p.m. Aug. 27. The show will be performed Oct. 7-16 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Both auditions will also be at the arts center.

For more information, call 229-6553.

Team United set to hold
Bunco tournament

Team United has scheduled its third annual Bunco Tournament at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at UnitedHealthCare, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, to benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Tickets are $15 for Bunco only and $25 for Bunco and dinner. The evening includes dinner (optional), entertainment and prizes. Advance registration is required, and participation is limited. Sponsorships and prize donations are being accepted. For more information or for a registration or sponsor packet, call the Bunco information number at 240-8877.

Enter to win an iPad 2
through winder farms

For every product purchased at Winder Farms, a home delivery grocery service at 6420 Cameron St., Suite 203, customers will be entered to win an iPad 2. The giveaway lasts through Aug. 31.

Winder Farms specializes in delivering farm-fresh products, such as milk in glass bottles or half-gallon jugs, various dairy products, organic fruits and vegetables and natural meats.

To sign up to be a Winder Farms customer, visit

nutcracker auditions open

The Nevada School of Dance is scheduled to hold auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

The auditions will be held at its studio, 6072 S. Durango Drive.

Auditions are free. If selected, a participation fee may apply.

Performances will be held at Faith Lutheran Junior / High School on Dec. 16 and 17.

For more information, call 248-1288 or visit

celebs host poker tourney for charity

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 will 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 life-limiting illness.

For more information, visit 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

Foreclosed Upon Pets seeks
foster homes for animals

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. is in urgent need of foster families to house animals until forever homes are found. The all-volunteer group takes in pets left behind in the rocky home mortgage situation. It is running at capacity and can accept no more animals without more foster parents.

For more information, call 272-0010 or visit

Nv Energy launches checkme plus
air-conditionING program

Is your air conditioner ready to handle the heat in Southern Nevada? NV Energy has launched the CheckMe Plus Air Conditioning Program, offering customer rebates to tune up or replace air conditioners that are not operating efficiently. To save energy and money, check out the CheckMe Plus A/C Program at or call

Registration open for September’s youth flag football

Registration is open for the NFL Youth Flag Football leagues.

Beginning in September, games will be played on Saturdays at All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive.

Children ages 6 to 14 are eligible to play.

The $65 fee includes a team jersey.

Call the Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., at 229-6359 for more information.

Gymnastics summer camps available

Flip For Me Gymnastics, 5905 W. Wigwam Ave., has scheduled recreational gymnastic camps from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday to provide children with a safe and fun environment to experience gymnastics, tumbling, athletic games, arts and crafts, open gym time and more. To reserve a spot for your child, call

Day camps available at YMCA

The YMCA of Southern Nevada offers wallet-friendly solutions for families looking for child care and ways to stay active this summer. The YMCA is taking day camp registrations and selling Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited access to its locations: the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane; the Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive; Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive; and the YMCA’s newest location, the SkyView YMCA in North Las Vegas, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

YMCA day camp is for kids 5 to 15 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13 through Aug. 26. Free care for campers is available from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and is provided for working parents. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

The Sizzlin’ Summer Pass provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, swimming pools, wellness centers and classes. Prices are $109 (individual) and $209 (family). For a list of amenities by location, go to

Camping near Red Rock Canyon
closed for summer

The campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is closed until Sept. 1 due to summer’s low usage.

It is approximately two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities in the area, including backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; USDA Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; and Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980.

Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge.

For more information, go to


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 last 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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