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Southwest Neighborhood News, Oct. 9-15, 2014

ARTS AND CRAFTS CLASSES SLATED FOR CHILDREN

The Meadows Village Library, 251 W. Boston Ave., plans several classes for teens this month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The classes include: Oct. 13, try an ancient art form to create modern art with metal embossing; Oct. 14, design a dream jar; and Oct. 15, use your favorite inspirational quotes to design typography posters. Also, a Teen Dream Library Pizza Party is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

For more information, visit lvccld.org.

OPEN MIC NIGHT PLANNED AT LIBRARY

A free open mic event for the spoken word is slated for noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

For more information, call 702-507-3821.

EVENT TO TEST BUILDING SKILLS USING CARDBOARD, RECYCLED MATERIALS

Children and parents are invited to build something out of cardboard and recycled materials during the Global Cardboard Challenge from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.

The event is free. For more information, call 702-507-6041 or visit lvccld.org.

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST PLANNED OCT. 22

A pumpkin decorating contest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Spring Valley Library 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

Participants can bring a pre-carved or decorated pumpkin to be displayed. Awards will be given out in several categories. Stand-alone lighting is allowed.

For more information, call 702-507-3820 or visit lvccld.org.

FREE FAIR TO OFFER INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Spring Valley Library 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans a free community fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18.

Information will be available on healthy babies and pregnancies, fitness and recreation, English as a second language, citizenship, GED classes, legal services and financial/credit counseling.

For more information, call 702-507-3821 or visit lvccld.org.

BLOOD DONORS TO RECEIVE FREE CHOLESTEROL TEST, HERO REWARDS POINTS

A blood drive is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

Donors are set to receive a free cholesterol test and 600 bonus points that can be redeemed for prizes in the United Blood Services Hero Rewards program.

To make an appointment, visit unitedbloodservices.org. For more information, call 702-507-3821.

MIXED-USE FACILITY SEEKS TENANTS

The Gramercy, a mixed-use development under construction on 20 acres at 9257 W. Russell Road, is seeking tenants.

The 200,000-square-foot facility plans to offer residences, retail, dining, walking paths, a gym, an outdoor theater and a heated outdoor pool.

For more information, call Brad Peterson at 702-369-4800.

SENIORS INVITED TO GLOW IN THE DARK BINGO

Glow in the Dark Birthday Bingo for ages 50 or older is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave.

A light lunch, bingo and fun are planned. The cost is $5, and advance registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 702-229-6601.

GIVE A MEAL PROGRAM TO HELP THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

Bank of America and Feeding America are teaming up through Dec. 31 for the Give A Meal program, a matching donation campaign to fight hunger in Southern Nevada.

The program will benefit Three Square food bank. For every $1 donated, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2.

Donations can be made at bankofamerica.com/give.

WEEKLY CLASSES TO TEACH PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTHY EATING

University Medical Center plans a free parenting education workshops for children ages 3-5 and their parents at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The goal of the Little Books/Little Cooks program is to teach healthy eating and nutrition. Sessions are set for 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 27.

For more information, visit umcsn.com or call 702-383-2000.

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