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Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, Aug. 14-20, 2014

COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET AUG. 16 AT TOTAL WINE & MORE

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16 in the Business Center inside Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park.

The club is for enthusiasts of the Commodore line of computers as well as users of all computer platforms and tablets. Planned demonstrations will include Amiga Forever 2014, an Amiga emulator for Windows PCs. Free door prizes are planned.

For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET AUG. 17 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The slated guest speaker is Mirta Ines Trupp, author of “With Love, The Argentina Family:Memories of Tango and Kugel.” In her self-published memoir, Trupp covers why her

family went to Argentina rather than the United States and why they eventually traveled to the U.S.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact president Abe Simon at abe_simon@cox.net or 702 523-9874.

RAILWAY WORKERS TO MEET

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees plans to meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Mad Mattie’s, 8100 W. Sahara Ave.

One of the group’s goals is to keep people knowledgeable about political actions that affect their pensions. Meetings are a good way to stay connected, meet others who worked in the industry and share tales from days on the job.

For more information, visit narvre.info.

MOSAIC SALON TO HOST BACK-TO-SCHOOL CUT-A-THON AUG. 24

The Mosaic Salon, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park, plans to host a back-to-school cut-a-thon to benefit the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Haircuts, manicures, pedicures and eyebrow waxing will be offered by licensed stylists and nail technicians donating their time so that all proceeds will benefit the foundation’s nonprofit clinic, The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada.

Prices will be $25 for haircuts and pedicures and $15 for manicures and eyebrow waxing. Locks of Love will be accepting hair donations.

To book an appointment, call the foundation at 702-732-0232.

LAS VEGAS SINGLES TRAVEL AND SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET AUG. 26

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club, a group of mature singles in the Las Vegas Valley interested in local, national and international travel, plan to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. A half hour of social time is planned prior to the meeting, which consists of a short business portion, introduction of guests and that month’s speaker. August’s speaker will discuss touring Iceland and cruising the Baltic and North Sea for 29 days.

There is a small fee for members and guests to cover refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. For more information, call 888-324-3928.

JOB FAIR FOR DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN SLATED

Downtown Summerlin plans to host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

The job fair will focus on full-time and part-time positions in management, sales, food service and administration. Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and should have a current resume and work-related references. Downtown Summerlin is set to open Oct. 9.

Participating retailers are to be announced shortly. For more information, visit downtownsummerlin.com.

LAS VENTANAS TO HOST CONGRESSMAN JOE HECK AUG. 27

As part of its 2014 Summerlin Lecture & Event Series, Las Ventanas, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host Congressman Joe Heck from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 27. Heck plans a lecture titled “Nevada Seniors & Advocacy in the Legislature,” addressing some of the most important initiatives affecting seniors in the community and the state. His lecture will touch upon the issues that matter most to seniors in Congress, as well as current legislature concerning veterans and the latest on matters of Social Security and Medicare.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVP is required and can be made by calling 702-789-7487.

For more information, visit lasventanaslv.com/events.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS AUG. 28

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents 21 or older from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Embers Grill & Spirits in Boca Park, 740 S. Rampart Blvd., to talk about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

BUNCO TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH SET FOR AUG. 29

The sixth annual Bunco Tournament to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is set for Aug. 29 in the Valencia Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Doors are set to open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit 2014bunco.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Poniatowski at christine.poniatowski@uhc.com or 702-240-8877.

WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN PLANS ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT OCT. 9

The Women’s Club of Summerlin has slated its annual charity event for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Expect heavy hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, a silent auction, dancing and live music provided by Ronnie Lee Twist and The Future Cats.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Project 150, a nonprofit organized in December 2011 when founders learned of 150 homeless high school students in need of support over the holidays. The effort has expanded to helping more than 1,100 homeless and disadvantaged students in Las Vegas Valley high schools.

For more information, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org.

NV ENERGY FOUNDATION HANDS OUT GRANTS

The NV Energy Foundation contributed $1.2 million to 37 nonprofits statewide during the second quarter of 2014. Grants were given to 17 Southern Nevada organizations, including Three Square food bank, United Way of Southern Nevada’s Project Reach, Spread the Word Nevada, the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial and Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

Twenty Northern Nevada organizations received grants, including The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Journeys, KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.

The second-quarter contributions included multi-year commitments.

For more information about the NV Energy Foundation, visit nvenergy.com/community.

CLINICAL STUDY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Clinical Research Advantage is conducting a clinical trial for an investigational hepatitis B vaccine at two local medical practices: Dr. Clifford J. Molin, 2481 Professional Court, and Dr. Rita B. Chuang, 2629 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway.

CRA is currently enrolling healthy adult patients 18 to 70 who have not previously received a hepatitis B vaccine or had a hepatitis B infection. Qualified participants receive all study-related care and the investigational vaccine at no cost and may be compensated up to $455 for time and travel.

This study is set to last up to 60 weeks and require six or seven visits. Participation is voluntary. For information, call 855-427-8839.

CAMPGROUND REOPENING DELAYED

Get Outdoors Nevada reports that the 13-Mile Campground is expected to reopen at 6 a.m. Oct. 1 this year due to construction. It usually opens in August or September.

For more information, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org.

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