Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 17-23
Read about community news and events from across the Summerlin area.
April 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
DJS FOR PJS TO HOST PAJAMA FUN RUN APRIL 19
The nonprofit DJs for PJs plans to host its inaugural Pajama Fun Run at 8 a.m. April 19 at the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave. A 5K run and 1-mile walk are planned to raise funds and collect children’s pajamas for the cause, which provides new pajamas to Southern Nevada youths in crisis situations. Local disc jockeys will be stationed throughout the race course to broadcast the event live.
For more information or to register, visit djsforpjs.org.
SINGLES TRAVEL AND SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET APRIL 22
The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. A half hour of social time is planned prior to the meeting. Judy Davis is scheduled to speak about Friendship Force, an economical way to travel abroad and make new friends.
There is a small fee to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. For more information, call 888-324-3928.
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.
SPIEDINI TO HOST SPRING VALLEY REPUBLICAN WOMEN APRIL 24
The Spring Valley Republican Women plan to meet at 11 a.m. April 24 at Spiedini in the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Sheriff candidate Larry Burns and Robin Joyce of the committee to bring the Republican National Convention to Las Vegas are set to speak.
Check-in is set for 10:30 a.m. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
REI PLANS BIKE MAINTENANCE, BACKPACKING CLASSES
A hands-on bike maintenance-trail/roadside repair class is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26 at REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Blvd.
Instructors will share tips and tricks for dealing with repairs on the go. Participants are asked to bring a bike in good working order and closed-toe shoes.
Class size is limited. Replacement parts are not included in the class fee of $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers.
Also at REI Boca Park, a backpacking basics class is planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 29, including an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Participants can learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. Also, attendees will receive tips on trail etiquette and “leave-no-trace” principles.
For more information or to register for either class, call 702-951-4488.
CARDBOARD BOX CITY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HOMELESS POPULATION APRIL 26
Family Promise of Las Vegas plans to host its Cardboard Box City 2014 event from 6-8 p.m. p.m. April 26 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 6670 W. Cheyenne Ave.
To participate, attendees are asked to spend the night in a cardboard box. The goal is to raise awareness and money for homeless children and families in Clark County.
This year’s goal is $30,000. All donations remain in Clark County and benefit programs provided by Family Promise.
For more information, visit familypromiselv.com.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM TO HOST HOLOCAUST SPEAKER APRIL 29
Dr. Jeffrey Kaiser, a well-known public speaker in universities, synagogues and in the Israel Defense Forces, is slated to present his “From Holocaust to Sunshine” story at 1:30 p.m. April 29 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.
Convinced that he and his son could not be the only blood relatives remaining with his family’s last name, he set out to find what happened to his family that disappeared in the Holocaust.
The temple’s Active Adults 55-plus group is sponsoring the program, which is open to the public. For more information, call 702-233-3785 or 702-382-6456.
CHURCH TO HOST INVESTING SEMINARS IN MAY
Seminars on stewardship and stress-free investing are planned for May in the social hall at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd.
The Fog of Investing and Separating Myths from Truths seminar is set from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 3. The Defeating Your Money Demons seminar is slated from noon to 3 p.m. May 4. Refreshments are planned.
RSVP to Nadene Veltman by April 30 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-396-1044.
FALLEN HEROES 5/10K RUN AND 1-MILE FUN WALK SET FOR MAY 17
The Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation’s Fallen Heroes 5/10K run and 1-mile fun walk is set for 8:15 a.m. May 17 at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.
The foundation provides comfort and support to service members and their families with care packages during their deployments.
The race is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. For registration and costs, visit tinyurl.com/k5pjbcw.
PHASE THREE OF BONANZA TRAIL OPENS AT BRIARE FAMILY PARK
Phase three of the Bonanza Trail project is complete at Bill Briare Family Park, 650 N. Tenaya Way.
The project includes a new trailhead, a large picnic pavilion, bathroom facilities and new lighting along the Bonanza Trail between Lorenzi Street and Jones Boulevard.
Earlier work connected the park to the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex. The city’s goal is to construct a 239-mile trail network interconnecting the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the outlying northwest and west areas through downtown Las Vegas to the mature east Las Vegas neighborhoods.
Phase three was a $1.5 million project funded by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act and the State of Nevada Division of State Parks and Recreation.
For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.
NONPROFIT DONATES COMPUTERS TO ACTIONRED
Nonprofit Computers4cause has donated two desktop computers to ActionRED.
ActionRED is a nonprofit that looks to improve the lives of disenfranchised individuals living with HIV/AIDS. It had been operating with two old computers shared between five staff members. After one broke down, it was taken to Simple Computer Repair fto be fixed. Simple Computer Repair founder Jim Brock put it in touch with Computers4cause.
Computers4cause refurbishes working desktops, laptops, keyboards, flat-screen monitors and mice by wiping the hard drives, restoring them to factory settings and giving them to organizations in need. In the last three years, recipients have included low-income families, single parents, shelters, church groups and teen and support groups.
For more information, visit computers4cause.com.
WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN SEEKS GRANT APPLICANTS
The Women’s Club of Summerlin is accepting applications for its Dare to Dream grant. Each year the organization awards the grants to women working to improve their lives and the lives of others in the community. The money can be used for assistance with educational opportunities, new skills development, business development, tuition or anything a woman can dream of that will help her move toward her goal.
Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded based on the impact the grant will have on the recipient and others in the community, the merit of the requested program or project and personal need. Applicants must be 21 or older and Las Vegas Valley residents.
The deadline for applications is May 9. To apply, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.
VETERANS INVITED TO COMPETE FOR STARTUP MONEY
Military veterans with entrepreneurial aspirations can compete for business startup money. Signal 88 Security’s contest, Operation American Dream, is in its second year, providing veterans with an opportunity for success.
Through May 15, Army and Air Force veterans can submit a video explaining why they want to open their own business. Submissions will be accepted at signal88.com/operationamericandream.
Marine and Navy veterans are slated to get their chance in October.
The winning submission will be decided through a public vote on Signal 88 Security’s Facebook page on May 22. The contestant with the most votes will receive $5,000 to start his own business or $10,000 if he chooses to open a Signal 88 Security franchise.