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Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, March 12-18, 2015

NEVADAGIVES TO HOST STATEWIDE ONLINE DONATION EVENT MARCH 12

NevadaGIVES plans to hold its fourth statewide online giving event Nevada’s Big Give March 12, with 24 hours of online giving to benefit charities across the state.

Every registered Nevada nonprofit is eligible to participate and receive donations from midnight to 11:59 p.m. March 12 by logging onto NVBigGive.org. Each charity must, however, register on the website on or before March 12. For the first time, NevadaGIVES also has invited Nevada public schools to individually fund raise through the event.

The Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, will serve as headquarters for 2015 Nevada’s Big Give from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12. Computer stations will enable online giving, while appearances by local celebrities and community leaders including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Ronald McDonald are planned, along with food, entertainment and raffles.

For more information, visit nevadagives.org.

EMBRACING PROJECT PLANS FUNDRAISING CAR WASH MARCH 13

The Embracing Project, headquartered in the northwest, plans to host a fundraising car wash from noon to 5 p.m. March 13 at The Center 4 Peace, 3020 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 117. Car washes will be $13, with proceeds supporting social consciousness programs for rehabilitated youths.

For more information, visit theembracingproject.org.

MILITARY JOB FAIR SLATED FOR MARCH 18 AT VEGAS PBS

Vegas PBS plans to host the Hero2Hired/Green Zone Military Job Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. March 18 at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Road. The free event is geared toward National Guard/Reserve service members, their spouses, discharged veterans and retirees and military-friendly employers looking to quickly fill entry-level to mid-management positions. Potential job candidates should wear interview-ready business professional attire and bring at least 10 copies of their resume. Employers with hiring needs are welcome to participate.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/om86bey.

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS FUND PLANS APPLICATION WORKSHOP

The 18th annual Neighborhood Partners Fund plans to host an application process workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 in classroom four at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The event offers registered city of Las Vegas neighborhood associations the opportunity to apply for a maximum of $5,000 to help improve the quality of their neighborhoods. There is $55,000 available for neighborhood grants this year. The deadline for applications is April 16.

Landscaping projects, senior citizen home safety programs, mural projects or other proposals related to community improvement are types of neighborhood improvement projects that may qualify. The program requires neighborhood associations to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place within city limits and neighborhood boundaries and must include direct resident involvement in all phases.

Applicants are encouraged to register and attend a workshop to learn about the program and the automated method of applying for the grant. Applicants will use ZoomGrants to submit applications. No paper applications will be accepted.

To register for the workshop, call 702-229-6681. For more information, call Maria Castillo-Couch at 702-229-6681.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION PROGRAM TAKING REGISTRATION

The Beyond Recreation Program, for those ages 7 to 21 with disabilities, is planned from 1:30 to 6 p.m. daily Monday through Friday through June 8 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Formerly known as the Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program, the Beyond Recreation Program provides recreational opportunities for youths with disabilities at two locations. Participants can enjoy a new recreation experience every week, including community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming and movies.

The program will be closed on holidays and March 30-April 3. The cost is $27 for one to three days, $36 for four days and $45 for five days.

For more information or to register, call 702-229-6358 or 229-4903.

HONOR FLIGHTS SEEKING WWII VETERANS FOR FREE TRIPS

The nonprofit Honor Flights Southern Nevada is seeking World War II veterans to honor by providing them with a free trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial. The memorial was not completed until 2004, when many of these veterans were already in their 80s. But through Honor Flights, they get the chance to visit it, even if they need assistance getting around.

Honor Flights offers an organized, all-expenses-paid, escorted three-day trip to the memorials dedicated to veterans’ sacrifices. Guardians are required to pay their own way.

Applications are being accepted. Guardians (escorts) also are needed.

For more information, visit honorflightsouthernnevada.org or call 702-749-5912.

WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, has started the hiring process for more than 450 seasonal jobs. The water park is set to be open from April to September.

Seasonal positions available include lifeguards, admissions, guest services, emergency medical technicians, maintenance, food and beverage, retail, operations and security. Several seasonal supervisory positions also are available.

Applicants should begin the employment process at wetnwildlasvegas.com and click on “Employment” at the bottom of the page. The management team will review applications and contact selected applicants for interviews.

The minimum age requirement for employment is 16 at the time the park opens or 18, depending on the position. Detailed job descriptions and application instructions are available on the website.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Nominations are being sought for Nevada’s Senior Citizen of the Year. Anyone 60 or older who has lived in Nevada for at least five years is eligible to be nominated.

The National Silver Haired Congress Nevada Delegation, in partnership with the Aging Services Directors Organization, established the award in 2013. Las Vegas resident Raymonde Fiol, 77, was the 2014 recipient.

The deadline for nominations is March 31. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at nevshc.org or by calling 702-860-6349. The award will be presented in May.

MOJAVE MAX WATCH UNDERWAY AT RED ROCK CANYON

Although Mojave Max is still in brumation, the public is welcome to visit the desert tortoise in his habitat at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center and join the Mojave Max watch between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. A special display has been set up where everyone can participate in predicting the time and date when Mojave Max will emerge from his burrow.

Clark County and partners host the annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest, education programs and school assemblies in support of Mojave Desert environmental education. As part of the contest, students are encouraged to guess when Mojave Max will first exit his burrow each year. To enter the contest, visit mojavemax.com and click on “Emergence Contest.”

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