Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Nov. 19-25
Southwest/Spring Valley neighborhood news, Nov. 19-25
November 15, 2013 - 12:59 pm
VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST LAPTOP DRIVE
Clark County School District’s Virtual High School plans a Laptops for Learning campaign through Dec. 31. The drive will collect computers in good, working conditions and donate them to students at the school. Computers can be dropped off at the Virtual High School campus, 3050 E. Flamingo Road.
NEVADA STATE BANK TO HOST TOY AND BIKE DRIVE
Nevada State Bank is set to host a toy and bike drive through Dec. 4. Items can be dropped off at any Nevada State Bank branch in the valley.
For a list of branches, visit nsbank.com/locations.
DRUM CLASSES OFFERED AT MUSIC HEALTH CENTER
Music 4 Life, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite B, is set to host “Drummunication” classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 and 18. The class is said to “release stress, raise spirits and enhance clarity and focus.” Instruments are provided. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
For more information, visit music4life.us/calendar or call 702-889-2881.
DOG RESCUE LAUNCHES PET SUPPLY DRIVE
The Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue plans a pet supply drive through Dec. 13. Donors can drop off toys, treats, leashes, blankets, beds and other supplies to any Carl’s Jr. location; Aloha Animal Hospital, 7341 S. Torrey Pines Drive; or Veterinary Emergency + Critical Care, 8650 W. Tropicana Ave., Suite B-104. The items are set to be donated to pet organizations and rescues.
For more information, visit lvhddcr.com/santapaws.php or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY TO HOST E-DOWNLOADING CLASS
The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, is set to offer e-book downloading classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 22. Participants must bring their library card, e-reader or smartphone and its USB cord.
For more information, call 702-507-6300.
WINDMILL LIBRARY TO HOST SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP
The Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, plans to hold a scrapbook workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. The class is free, and registration is not necessary.
ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SET FOR NOV. 26
The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 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.
SPRING VALLEY HOSPITAL TO HOST BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS
Spring Valley Hospital, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., is set to host a breastfeeding class from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. The cost is $15 per person. Registration is required.
For more information, call 702-853-3000.
OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE TO HOST ANNUAL SANTA RUN DEC. 7
Opportunity Village is set to host the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. The race is scheduled to start at the Fremont Street Experience and include live entertainment, food, costume contests and celebrity appearances.
Participants will be competing across the world for the title of World Santa Challenge Champion. The friendly challenge competes with other Santa runs to see which race can accrue the most participants. During its nine years of existence, Las Vegas has won the title eight times.
Participants can register individually for $40 or as a team for $35 per runner. Children can register for $25. A Santa costume is included.
For more information or to register, visit lasvegassantarun.org.
INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC
The University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child CPR class at 9 a.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Jan. 23 and 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane. The class requires a $10 deposit that is refunded during class.
For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.
BAKERY TO OFFER CHILDREN’S COOKING DECORATING CLASS
Chocolate & Spice bakery is set to host a cookie decorating class from 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 at 7293 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 8. The class costs $20 per child and includes food and refreshments. Parents must be present during the duration of the class.
For more information or to sign up, email email@example.com.
AARP LOOKS FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE TAXES
AARP Foundation Tax Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers. Training is scheduled for the first week of January.
To register, visit aarp.org/taxvolunteer or contact district coordinator Jerry Allen at 702-233-1918.
SCRAPBOOK CLASSES SET FOR FIRST SUNDAY AT LIBRARY
The Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., plans to host 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. Classes are free.
For more information, call Laurie Prince at 702-449-7629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SEEKS PET FOSTER FAMILIES
Foreclosed Upon Pets, a nonprofit organization 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 the pet with a safe and secure environment with basic training. Families must also transport the animal to weekly adoptions and events and provide the organization with regular updates.
For more information, call 702-272-0010 or visit forecloseduponpets.org.
HOMEWORK HELP AVAILABLE AT SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY
Homework helpers are available from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
For more information, call 702-507-3823.
LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS SCHEDULED TO TO MEET
The Windmill Library Book Club is set to meet at 4 p.m. every second Sunday at 7060 W. Windmill Lane. For more information, call 702-507-6036.
The Spring Valley Book Discussion Group is set to meet at 1 p.m. every third Sunday at 4280 S. Jones Blvd. For more information, call 702-507-3820.
TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE
The Las Vegas Single Social Travel Club for Mature Adults invites prospective members to its meetings, which are scheduled for 7 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 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. 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 usually closes at about 8 p.m., when appetizers are served and the group mingles.
For more information, call 888-324-2028.
SOLARI HOSPICE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Solari Hospice Care, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., is looking for volunteers to aid with day-to-day operations and patient well-being.
Volunteers bring companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, often when people find themselves cut off from the community, isolated and alone. They bring respite to family caregivers who are caring for dying loved ones. Sometimes volunteers share a special knowledge or hobby, such as speaking a second language or playing music. Solari also uses volunteers to answer phones, assist with receptionist duties or perform light secretarial work.
For more information, call Shari Diebold at 702-870-0000.
SOLARI HOSPICE OFFERING FREE BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS
Solari Hospice Foundation, 5550 S. Jones Blvd., offers free weekly bereavement support groups from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
For more information, call 702-870-0000 or visit solarihospicefoundation.org.
MEN’S CHORAL GROUP PLANS WEEKLY MEETINGS
The Silver Statesmen Chorus invites men of all ages to join its group. The chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Christ The King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive.
For more information, visit silverstatesmen.com.
HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S. Rainbow Blvd., is looking for volunteers to help at its facility. For more information, contact marketing director Naomi Jones at 702-853-3308 or email@example.com.