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Sign-ups for the Spring Youth Flag Football League for children 6 to 14 are scheduled to begin today at the Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road.

The cost is $75, which includes a jersey, an award, practices, coaching and all games.

League play is scheduled for Saturdays from March 10 through May 26. For more information, call 229-1607.

NEW WRITERS INVITED TO WORKSHOP
at summerlin library

A writers workshop is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The scheduled guest speaker is poet and writing teacher Barbara Miller. The workshop will meet in the conference room and is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 507-3866.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PLANS PRUNING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener plans to offer four winter pruning classes in January to teach you how to prune your fruit trees correctly for high-quality production. All classes are scheduled for 9 a.m. and repeat each hour until noon at 7700 Horse Drive in North Las Vegas.

The first class is scheduled for Saturday and will discuss apples, pears and quince. The topic for Jan. 14 is fertilizing fruit trees and pest control; Jan. 21’s class covers figs, pomegranates and persimmons; and Jan. 28’s topic is almonds and pistachios.

Reservations are not required. The orchard is about 100 yards east of the intersection of North Decatur Boulevard and Horse Drive. Take Interstate 15 or U.S. Highway 95 north to the Las Vegas Beltway and exit at Decatur Boulevard going north. Horse Drive is about 3½ miles north of the Beltway exit.

A $5 donation is requested. For more information, contact Jonathan Chodacki at 257-5532 or chodackij@unce.unr.edu.

PARENTING WORKSHOP SET for sunday
AT ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS

A free parenting workshop is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road.

The workshop is scheduled to feature Dr. Michael G. Thompson, a world-renowned psychologist and best-selling author who specializes in children and families. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” “CBS 60 Minutes,” “ABC 20/20,” “Good Morning America” and “The Early Show.”

He also wrote, narrated and hosted a two-hour PBS documentary titled “Raising Cain” that was broadcast nationally in 2006.

For more information, call 255-4500 or visit adelsoncampus.org or facebook/adelsoncampus.

LEARN ABOUT PRESCHOOLS OPTIONS

Mommy & Me West plans to host its 14th annual free Preschool Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.

Mommy & Me West is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to the development of young children from age birth through the completion of kindergarten. It serves families in the greater Las Vegas area.

More than 25 local preschools, community programs and educational vendors plan to attend. Confirmed schools include private and secular schools, learning centers, Montessori programs, as well as dance and art programs.

A supervised bookmark craft will entertain children as adults interview preschools. There will be light refreshments and more than 20 free raffles.

Bring a new or gently used book to benefit Spread the Word Nevada and Kids to Kids. For every book donated, receive a raffle ticket for a grand prize valued at more than $125.

For more information, call 307-6667, email president@mommyandmewest.
org or visit mommyandmewest.org.

BLOOD DRIVE TALLY ANNOUNCED

Cannery Casino Resorts announced that its blood drives resulted in a combined 2,236 units collected between Dec. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2011, at blood drives held at its three properties. The Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road, donated 879 units. The Rampart Casino and JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., donated 738 units. The Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, donated 619 units.

The drive helps United Blood Services provide 70,000 units of blood annually to medical facilities in the Las Vegas Valley.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the NV Energy building, back entrance, 6226 W. Sahara Ave.

The club meets the first Wednesday of each month and welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends and enjoying refreshments. Dine-outs and other social events are held throughout the year.

For more information, call 233-8618 or 243-9482.

FRIENDS OF RED ROCK CANYON PLANS
TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY

Friends of Red Rock Canyon plans to host a trail maintenance day Jan. 14 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Volunteers will pick up litter and help maintain the trails.

Friends reminds residents that winter snow and inclement weather can make for good pictures, which could result in a $100 first-place prize in its 2012 Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest.

For more information on either event, visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

RECYCLE CHRISTMAS TREES THROUGH JAN. 15

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is partnering with community organizations for the annual Christmas tree recycling program.

Drop off your Christmas tree for free at more than 20 convenient drop sites through Jan. 15. Remove all objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

Last year, Southern Nevada residents recycled more than 15,000 trees. Since 2001, residents have recycled approximately 100,000 Christmas trees or the equivalent of more than 12,600 cubic yards of solid waste, which was diverted from the landfill to a beneficial use.

For more information and drop sites, visit cdsn.org.

TOYS 4 SMILES NEEDS FACILITY
FOR WORKSHOP

Toys 4 Smiles, a nonprofit, all-volunteer group that makes wooden toys for needy children, is in need of a new donated facility in which to work.

The facility should have air conditioning and heat. A donated space would provide tax advantages for the donor.

For more information, visit toys4smiles.org or call Rex Doty at
218-4582.

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