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Summerlin-area Neighborhood News, March 11-17

LIFE TIME ATHLETIC SUMMERLIN TO HOST BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Life Time Athletic Summerlin, 10721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host the Ultimate Hoops Basketball League, run by parent company Life Time Fitness.

League play culminates in a national championship at the Summerlin location. The league includes several high-level basketball players, such as Chase Skinkis, who has participated in dunk contests around the country. Ultimate Hoops is year-round with adult leagues for those 18 or older. The national tournament is slated for May.

The team cut-off date has passed, but individuals can still sign up. Registration is $69, plus membership fees (provided upon request). To sign up, visit uhlife.com or by call 702-228-2611.

PROFESSIONAL TENNIS TEAM WON’T BE COMING TO LAS VEGAS AFTER ALL

The Las Vegas Neon, the World Team Tennis franchise that was set to call the Darling Tennis Center home, won’t be coming to Las Vegas after all.

The franchise was folded March 5 by the league after owner Deepal Wannakuwatte had the assests of Sacramento-based medical supply company, International Manufacturing Group Inc., frozen by a federal judge, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

Wannakuwatte was arrested Feb. 20 in Sacramento on federal fraud charges. His family owned the franchise when it competed as the Sacramento Capitals.

BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET MARCH 13

The Better Breathers Support Group for people living with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer or other chronic lung conditions is set to meet at 1 p.m. March 13 at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave.

The group meets the second Thursday of each month for about an hour. Family and friends are welcome.

RSVPs are requested by calling 702-677-3056.

OVERVIEW OF FRANCE TOUR SET FOR MARCH 13 AT PRESTIGE TRAVEL

Insight Vacations plans to present France’s Normandy, Brittany and Loire Valley tour at 5:30 p.m. March 13 at Prestige Travel, 7550 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Guest speaker Elayne Raksnys plans to discuss the tour’s stop in the Normandy beaches, which is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The tour also includes visits to the American Military Cemetery and Invasion Landings Museum. Other highlights are Bayeux, Samur for wine tastings, Mont Saint-Michel, Chartres and Paris.

For more information, call 702-946-8710.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS

Ward 2 City Councilman Bob Beers plans to meet with residents at Avery’s Coffee in Village Square, 9440 W. Sahara Ave., from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 14.

Another event, Beers with Beers, is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Calico Jack’s Saloon, 8200 W. Charleston Blvd., for residents 21 or older.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

COMMODORE COMPUTER CLUB TO MEET MARCH 15

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. March 15 at Total Wine & More, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. in Boca Park.

Enthusiasts of all modern and vintage computer platforms and tablets are welcome. Demonstrations and door prizes are planned.

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

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET MARCH 16 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1:30 p.m. March 16 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The meeting is set to cover Beginning Genealogy Research Methods Part Two-Immigration and Naturalization Process.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit jgssn.org or email Abe Simon at abe_simon@cox.net or call 702 523-9874.

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM TO WELCOME MARK HALL-PATTON

Temple Beth Sholom’s Active Adults Club plan to welcome Mark Hall-Patton, Clark County museum administrator and a frequent guest expert on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” at 1:30 p.m. March 18 at its facility, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Hall-Patton is the author of two books. His lecture is open to the community.

For more information, call 702-233-3785 or 702-382-6456.

EASTER SEALS WALK WITH ME SET FOR APRIL 19 AT BUNKER FAMILY PARK

The sixth annual Walk With Me event is planned for 9 a.m. April 19 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7300 W. Alexander Road.

The morning will be hosted by entertainer Earl Turner. He and others are set to lead the 2-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for Nevada residents living with disabilities through Easter Seals Nevada.

An Easter Carnival is set for 10 a.m. to noon with games, entertainment, concessions, face painting and live performances.

For registration and more information, visit walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

RED ROCK RESORT TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 19

Rocks Lounge inside the Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19. Red Rock Resort plans to provide all donors with $5 dining vouchers valid at any Red Rock Resort-owned outlet. The Red Cross will be giving out T-shirts.

Registration is recommended and can be made at redrcrossblood.org with the sponsor code KTNV-TV Red Rock.

MAYOR GOODMAN TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS AT OMELET HOUSE MARCH 20

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is slated to meet with Ward 4 residents at 8 a.m. March 20 at the Omelet House, 2227 N. Rampart Blvd.

Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony also is scheduled to attend. Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents who have issues to discuss or would simply like to meet the mayor.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov.

SENIOR HEALTH CLASS SET FOR MARCH 27 AT SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES LIFESTYLE CENTER

A class on senior health is slated from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 27 at the Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-West, 8680 W. Cheyenne Ave. Look for the entry that’s marked Social Club.

The class will focus on how proper nutrition, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle habits can affect the quality and length of life.

Preregistration is required by calling 702-877-5356.

E BUNNY ANNUAL EASTER BASKET DRIVE UNDERWAY THROUGH APRIL 11

The E Bunny Annual Easter Basket Drive runs through April 11.

Purchase a pre-filled basket at any area store and drop it off at an Opportunity Village location. In the Summerlin area, the two closest locations are Opportunity Village’s Main Campus at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd., and the Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive.

APRIL 25’S BIG GIVE TO FUND RAISE ONLINE

The third statewide online giving initiative, Nevada’s Big Give, is slated for April 25. Nevada’s Big Give is a day of online giving that benefits charities across the state. This initiative, launched by NevadaGIVES, is designed to bring new donors and dollars to Nevada nonprofits.

Every registered nonprofit is eligible to participate and receive donations April 25 through nvbiggive.org.

ART GALLERY SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT

The city of Las Vegas invites the submission of proposals for individual and group art exhibitions for its 2015-16 gallery season. Exhibits are being considered for the Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, a sculpture space at 495 S. Main St. and the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St.

Applicants must submit a written exhibition outline, 15 to 20 supporting images, including identification information for each (artist name, title of artwork, medium); an artist statement(s) and artist resume(s). In addition, other suitable supporting materials may include exhibition press clippings. All visual art practices suitable for gallery installations lasting for 12 weeks will be considered.

To submit a proposal, send all materials and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to city of Las Vegas Galleries, c/o Jeanne Voltura, 495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Submissions must arrive no later than 5 p.m. May 1 to be included in the screening process. All applicants can expect notification regarding their proposal via mail by Sept. 30.

For more information, email jvoltura@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-1012.

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