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Southwest Neighborhood News, April 10-16

SPRING VALLEY TOWN ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET APRIL 22

The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

The board usually meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/nvrpuf9.

LIBRARY TO HOST E-BOOK DOWNLOADING CLASS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to offer e-book downloading classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 16 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 30.

Participants must bring their library card, e-reader or smartphone and its USB cord.

For more information, call 702-507-6300.

LIBRARY PLANS SENIOR SEMINAR ON FORECLOSURES

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a senior seminar on foreclosures from 5 to 6 p.m. April 17. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-507-3964.

HOSPITAL TO OFFER SIBLING CLASS FOR CHILDREN

University Medical Center is set to offer a sibling class at 4:30 p.m. April 24 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class aims to ease children into welcoming a new baby into their family. Children must be ages 3 to 10 to attend. The class is free and includes a T-shirt.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/lwu6v8o.

BIG GIVE TO RAISE FUNDS ONLINE

A statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is slated for April 25.

Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. The initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to Nevada nonprofits.

Every registered nonprofit is eligible to participate and receive donations April 25 through nvbiggive.org.

ART GALLERY SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT

The city of Las Vegas invites the submission of proposals for individual and group art exhibitions for its 2015-16 gallery season.

Exhibits are being considered for the Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., and the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

Applicants must submit a written exhibition outline; 15 to 20 supporting images, including identification information for each (artist name, title of artwork, medium); an artist statement; and an artist resume. Other suitable supporting materials may include exhibition press clippings. All visual art practices suitable for gallery installations lasting for 12 weeks will be considered.

To submit a proposal, send materials and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to city of Las Vegas Galleries, c/o Jeanne Voltura, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Submissions must arrive no later than 5 p.m. May 1. Applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal by Sept. 30 via mail.

For more information, email jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1012.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES AWARDS

The Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute plans to accept nominations through May 31 for individuals and charities statewide for its annual Ordinary People Extraordinary Measures Awards.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit cai-nevada.org.

SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY TO HOST JOB FAIR MAY 20-22

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., is set to host three job fair events.

From 3 to 5 p.m. May 20, participants can discover print and online resources to create resumes. From 3 to 5 p.m. May 21, participants can learn the proper way to dress and act during an interview. Many businesses and organizations are scheduled to be on site from 2 to 5 p.m. May 22 to hire new employees or assist with future employment.

For more information, call 702-507-3820.

LIBRARY PLANS SENIOR SEMINAR ON DEBT COLLECTION

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., plans a senior seminar on debt collection practices from 2 to 4 p.m. May 21.

The lecture is set to cover debtors’ rights, improper collection practices and more. Free legal counseling is slated to be available after the seminar. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-507-3964.

SPRINGS PRESERVE PLANS ANNUAL LANDSCAPING COMPETITION

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., plans to host the 16th annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition.

The event honors residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are eye-catching and functional. Entries must be received by May 2. Winners are set to be announced June 5.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/n4qd6wk.

PARK TO HOST MONTHLY CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, plans to host a Civil War Living History Experience at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month.

Participants can learn how to raise and train troops. Uniforms, training and equipment are to be provided.

For more information, call Jim Edwards at 702-451-5403.

SCRAPBOOK CLASSES SET AT LIBRARY

The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host free scrapbook classes at 11 a.m. the first Sunday of each month.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos and supplies. Children 10 or older can attend with adult supervision.

For more information, call Laurie Prince at 702-449-7629 or email scrappingwlaurie@gmail.com.

NONPROFIT SEEKS FOSTER FAMILIES FOR ABANDONED PETS

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc., a nonprofit that rescues animals that have been abused or abandoned as a result of economic hardship, is searching for foster families for dogs and cats.

Volunteers must provide basic training and a safe environment. Families must also transport the animals to weekly adoptions and events and provide the organization with regular updates.

For more information, call 702-272-0010 or visit forecloseduponpets.org.

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