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Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, Jan. 15-21, 2015

RED ROCK RESORT TO HOST SEASONAL JOB FAIR

A job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 inside Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Station Casinos plans to hire dozens of seasonal positions at Red Rock Resort, including VIP attendants, beverage servers, bartenders, lifeguards, cooks, food servers, sprinters, bar porters, cabana hosts, pool ambassadors and assistant pool managers.

For more information, visit sclv.com.

TREE RECYCLING EFFORT UNDERWAY VALLEYWIDE

Christmas tree recycling is set to be available through Jan. 15 at more than 22 locations around the valley.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has been recycling trees in Southern Nevada for more than 11 years in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Committee, which consists of local government agencies, volunteers and business entities.

Last year, Southern Nevadans recycled 15,000 trees, but 250,000 trees are sold in the community annually. More than 235,000 trees went to the landfill last year.

For more information, including recycling site locations, visit unce.unr.edu/counties/clark or contact Angela O’Callaghan at 702-257-5581 or emailocallaghana@unce.unr.edu.

COUNCILMAN TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS JAN. 22

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents during Beers with Beers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Bonefish Grill, 8701 W. Charleston Blvd. The event is for those 21 or older to talk about their concerns or just about what’s happening in Ward 2.

For more information, call 702-240-0532.

GILCREASE ORCHARD CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Gilcrease Orchard, 7800 N. Tenaya Way, is closed for the winter season.

For more information, visit thegilcreaseorchard.org or call 702-409-0655.

NEW WINTER HOURS SET FOR CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX

The Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., has new hours for the winter season.

The complex is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. It is closed Monday and Tuesday except for special events.

For information, call 702-455-2000 or visit ClarkCountyNV.gov/shootingcomplex.

FREE MULCH AND TOP SOIL AVAILABLE

Coarse organic wood mulch and soil are set to be free to the public at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive.

The deposited soil was tested and was determined to be highly enriched and was perfect for use as topsoil by the center.

The mulch and the soil are available for pickup from the Research Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The soil is free if loaded by the individual or $2 per tractor scoop loaded.

For more information, call 702-786-4361 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

COALITION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREPARE TAX RETURNS

The IRS in partnership with the Nevada Free Taxes Coalition is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing tax returns next year at various sponsored sites throughout Southern Nevada. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. All volunteers receive tax training. Individuals with good computer skills are especially needed to assist in preparing and transmitting returns electronically through the IRS E-file program.

Volunteers can help in three separate capacities: as a return preparer, who will actually prepare tax returns; as a site coordinator, coordinating and supervising all aspects of a free tax site and acting as a site manager and perhaps preparing returns; and as a greeter, greeting taxpayers, answering questions and providing forms.

To sign up, contact Pat Smith at 702-338-0434 or patsmith@nvfreetaxes.org or Deborah Brooks at dbrooks@hapinv.org.

AARP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM

The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program plans to offer free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income. In its 46th year, the program is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. The service is offered in conjunction with the IRS and is open to anyone, not just AARP members.

Last year in Nevada, 260 volunteers helped more than 12,700 people file federal tax returns and answered tax-related questions. The program is offered at senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.

The program needs volunteers. Tax volunteers must complete a tax preparation workshop from the IRS before working with taxpayers. There is also a need for grass-roots leadership, on-site greeters and those who can provide language assistance in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/4r34r8v or call 888-227-7669.

RED ROCK CANYON SEEKS ARTISTS FOR 2015 RESIDENCIES

Applications are being accepted for the spring 2015 artists’ residencies at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. All artists working in any field, including writers, musicians, sculptors, painters and performance artists, are invited to apply for residencies lasting two or three weeks in March, April or May.

The Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence program will select three artists, with each receiving a $1,000 stipend for developing their work in response to Red Rock Canyon and leading a community engagement project of their design. Artists will be selected by a panel of arts professionals, community members and Bureau of Land Management staff members.

Applications are being accepted with a postmarked deadline of Jan. 31. For more information, visit rrc-air.org.

 

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