Southwest Neighborhood News, Sept. 18-24, 2014

BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET

Brain tumor survivors and caregivers are invited to the monthly Las Vegas Brain Tumor Support Group meeting, scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at 3108 Plaza de Rosa.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Todd Sain at 702-374-8727 or toddsain@gmail.com.

WII BOWLING TOURNAMENT SET FOR SENIORS

A Silver Pins Wii Bowling Tournament for ages 50 or older is set for 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road.

Prizes and snacks are set to be provided. Registration costs $5, and teams are limited to four players.

For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov for details.

LECTURE TO FOCUS ON STRESS REDUCTION

University Medical Center plans a lecture about stress reduction from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. For more information, visit umcsn.com.

CLUB TO DISCUSS MUSIC AT LIBRARY

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to host a free music club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Attendees can listen to and discuss music spanning different artists, genres, musical periods and themes.

For more information, call 702-507-6036 or visit lvccld.org.

TEA PARTY LUNCHEON SCHEDULED

A Madd Hatter Tea Party Luncheon for ages 50 or older is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Derfelt Senior Center in Lorenzi Park, 3343 W. Washington Ave.

Seniors are invited to dress in spooky attire, sip tea and dine on refreshments.

The cost is $5, and advance registration is required.

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

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. on 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.

FLUTISTS INVITED TO CHIME IN DURING GROUP’S PRACTICE SESSIONS

Adults are welcome to join the Sirocco Flutes of Las Vegas in practice sessions planned for 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 3021 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 110.

For more information, call 702-233-3029.

CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIR SET FOR TEENS

The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans a free teen career and college fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Representatives from schools and other organizations are scheduled to be on hand to answer questions. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the event.

For more information, call 702-507-6041 or visit lvccld.org.

LECTURE TO ADDRESS HAVING GOOD AND BAD POSTURE

The West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd, plans a free lecture on posture awareness from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4.

Attendees can learn how postural deviations can cause pain and how to utilize correct posture.

For more information, call 702-507-3964 or visit lvccld.org.

THEATER SEEKS VOLUNTEER USHERS FOR UPCOMING SHOWS

The Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive, is looking for volunteer ushers for two shows.

“Boston Marriage” is set through Sept. 21 at the Black Box, and “Mrs. Mannerly” is planned through Sept. 28 at the Mainstage.

Productions are planned to run at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

Tickets start at $21 for “Mrs. Mannerly” and $10 for “Boston Marriage.”

To volunteer, email volunteers@lvlt.org or call the box office at 702-362-7996.

GARDEN WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED

The Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd, has scheduled Garden Workshops: Building Soils and Growing Vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20.

Participants can learn how to develop healthy soil and pick up fall planting tips. The cost is $10 for members or $15 for nonmembers.

Another class, Botanicals and Beyond: Plants with a Purpose, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 20. Attendees can explore native Mojave desert plants with medicinal, ritual and edible properties. The cost is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit springspreserve.org.

WEEKLY CLASSES TO TEACH PARENTS AND CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTHY EATING

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

The goal of the seven-week 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.

MEDICARE INFORMATION SESSION SET FOR SEPT. 18

A free Medicare information session is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Topics will include beneficiaries, deductibles, claims, fraud and self-management of chronic diseases.

For more information, call 702-507-3964.

TRAIN CONDUCTORS SOUGHT FOR OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE EVENTS

Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., is seeking volunteer conductors to drive the Forest Express Passenger Train during the nonprofit’s annual Magical Forest and HallOVeen events.

Classes are planned from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Anyone interested should contact Jane Bjorklund at 702-880-4038 or bjorklundj@opportunityvillage.org. A driver’s license is not required, but volunteers must be at least 18.

HallOVeen is set for 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 and 30-31. The Magical Forest is slated for Nov. 21-Jan. 4, with hours planned from 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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