Summerlin-area Neighborhood News, Feb. 25-March 3

STARBRIGHT THEATRE CANCELS SHOWS DUE TO REPAIRS

The Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd., is temporarily closed for repairs. Shows that were scheduled for the first two weeks of March have been canceled. Prepaid tickets will be refunded at the box office.

For more information, visit suncity-summerlin.com/starbrighttheatre.htm.

VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM’S MATERNIY SERVICES TO MOVE TO SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL

The Valley Health System has decided to consolidate its maternity services and concentrate its clinical expertise where the need is greatest.

On April 17, it expects to transition its maternity-related services from Valley Hospital to Centennial Hills, Spring Valley and Summerlin hospitals. This includes the nursing units of labor and delivery, post-partum, nursery and neonatal intensive care.

The Valley Health System is also enhancing maternity services at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center with the addition of a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and two mobile water birth units.

For more information, visit valleyhealthsystemlv.com.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE FEB. 25

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club 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 next meeting is set for Feb. 25 and will feature Pat Stutts speaking about her recent tour of Australia.

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. A small fee for members and guests covers light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room.

For more information, call 888-324-3928.

SPRING MOUNTAIN REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO MEET

Mark Hutchison and Niger Innis plan to speak at a meeting of the Spring Mountain Republican Women set for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Spiedini Ristorante in the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $25. Reservations are due by Feb. 25 and can be made by contacting Sharon Whittle at 702-233-9888.

WARD 2 COUNCILMAN TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS

City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents 21 or older from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Road, to talk about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

DESERT VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER TO HOST HOME EXPO MARCH 1

The ninth annual Home Expo 2014 is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. in Sun City Summerlin.

Representatives will be on hand to answer home improvement questions, conduct demonstrations and show products.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 702-363-1341.

WESTSIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET MARCH 2 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Westside Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The group consists of mostly those who have retired to Las Vegas. Monthly meetings start with a short business meeting, followed by a program. The group is open to all who want to meet people from all parts of Chicago.

Scheduled guests are pianist Timothy Cooper and singer John Smith. The community is invited to be guests at no charge for the entertainment.

For more information, call president June Edelman at 702- 256-9542.

BUSINESS EXPO TO GO GREEN MARCH 4 AT THE SUNCOAST

The Large Vision Business Network Mixer Gone Green Expo 2014 is planned for 6 to 9 p.m. March 4 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

More than 50 exhibits of businesses in Clark County with topics such as energy, food, pollution, waste, water and deforestation are planned. The Chefs Corner will provide food samples.

The first 100 attendees will receive a goodie bag with a special gift. There will also be live entertainment, A Gone Green educational booth and $10,000 in raffle drawings and door prizes.

Pick up a free admission ticket from any Storage West Self Storage location or the Suncoast catering department lobby. No ticket is required for those 18 or younger.

For more information, call 702-639-6964.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO HOST COFFEE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS MARCH 5

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. March 5 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. The coffee event takes place the first Wednesday of each month.

The social club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or for those who have a life-changing event, such as retirement. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Nancy Ovuka at 702-837-8685.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET AT JCC MARCH 5

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Cub for Men and Women plans its next meeting for 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Jewish Community Center, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 205.

Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The club welcomes anyone interested in entertaining programs, socializing and meeting new friends.

For more information, call 702-243-9482 or 702-243-1761.

READING WITH RASCAL PLANNED MARCH 8 AT DESERT SPRING CHURCH

The next Reading with Rascal session is planned for 10 a.m. to noon March 8 in the multipurpose room at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Children are invited to bring their favorite books to read aloud to therapy dogs. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Billie Oathout at oathouts@cox.net or 702-561-4143.

VOLUNTEERS TO PREPARE TAX RETURNS

Volunteers from AARP and the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program plan to offer residents free assistance with personal income tax form preparation and electronic filing at five city of Las Vegas community and senior centers.

Income restrictions will apply to qualify for assistance. Advance appointments are required.

Bring a copy of your 2012 income tax return, Social Security card and all of your applicable 2013 paperwork to the appointment. Call a center weekdays to schedule an appointment. For locations, visit eksnv.org.

STATE PARK TO HOST CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 6375 state Route 159, plans to host a Civil War Living History Experience at 8 a.m. the last Saturday of each month. Participants can learn how to raise and train troops. Uniforms, training and equipment are provided.

For more information, call Jim Edwards at 702-451-5403.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE TO BE DROP-OFF POINT FOR VETERANS CLOTHING AND FOOD DRIVE

Nathan Adelson Hospice, which is part of the national We Honor Veterans program, announced that two of its facilities are serving as drop-off points for Veterans Stand Down, an annual clothing and food drive hosted by the U.S. Veterans Initiative of Las Vegas. The drive is scheduled to take place until Feb. 28.

Donations can include nonperishable food, new socks, new undershirts, new underwear, new toiletry items, backpacks, books, sleeping bags, blankets, athletic and casual shoes, reading and prescription bifocals, gently used clothing and personal items.

Donations can be dropped off at one of two Nathan Adelson Hospice locations: 4131 Swenson St or 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, in Pahrump.

For more information or to make a monetary donation directly to the organization, visit usvetsinc.org/lasvegas.

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM

An orientation for the Tobacco Cessation Program to help people who want to quit smoking is planned for 9 to 10 a.m. March 19 at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave., in the social club next door in Suite 105. Preregistration is required by calling 702-877-5356.

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