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Summerlin-area Neighborhood News, March 18-24

FRIENDS OF RED ROCK CANYON PHOTO CONTEST OPEN THROUGH MAY 4

The 2014 Friends of Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest is slated to accept entries from 2 to 4 p.m. May 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive. This year’s theme is the Nature and Wildlife of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Award categories are nature, wildlife, creative, monochromatic and professional.

All photos must be framed. The entry fee is $10 per photo, $8 for Friends of Red Rock members. First-place winners can win $100; second place, $75; and third place, $50.

For entry rules, visit friendsofredrockcanyon.org/photo.php or email photo@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

STATION CASINOS DONATE PROJECT PINK PROCEEDS TO SUSAN G. KOMEN

Station Casinos recently presented Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada with $74,425 from its fourth annual Project Pink, a monthlong fundraising initiative during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The project raised funds at 10 Station Casinos’ properties through pink-themed dining, entertainment and gaming offerings. Since its inception, Project Pink has raised $200,000 for the local charity.

Project Pink was developed in 2010 by Red Rock’s executive pastry chef Jaret Blinn, who became active in the fight against breast cancer after his mother lost her battle with the disease. The response by the public was so overwhelming that the company expanded those efforts to several areas throughout each property.

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.

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.

TRAVEL AND SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET MARCH 25 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Singles Travel and Social Club for mature singles plans to meet at 7 p.m. March 25 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. Anyone interested in local, national or international travel is welcome to attend.

The club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. A half hour of social time is held before the meeting, which consists of a short business portion and a guest speaker. March’s speaker is Rita Dorn, who will talk about her fall tour of New England and Eastern Canada.

A small fee is charged for members and guests to cover light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room.

For more information, call 888-324-3928.

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM TO HOST BEREAVEMENT GROUP MARCH 26

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. March 26 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

Meetings are open to the community, and coffee is served. For more information, email vegasrita1@aol.com or call 702-596-4321.

DOCTOR PLANS FREE TALK AT RED ROCK RESORT

Dr. Mark Leo of Urology Specialists of Nevada and president of the Las Vegas Urological Society, plans to present a men’s health seminar at 6 p.m. March 27 in Section E of the Summerlin Ballroom at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

The seminar will discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for erectile dysfunction and male stress urinary incontinence (bladder leakage).

The free seminar is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, so RSVPs are required by calling 877-433-2873.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS

Ward 2 City Councilman Bob Beers plans to host Beers with Beers for residents 21 or older from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Calico Jack’s Saloon, 8200 W. Charleston Blvd.

He also plans to meet with residents from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 11 at Panera Bread, 740 S. Rampart Blvd., and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Angel Park Clubhouse, 100 S. Rampart Blvd. (residents 21 or older).

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

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 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.

WESTSIDE CHICAGO CLUB TO GATHER AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY APRIL 2

The Westside Chicago Club has scheduled its next meeting for 2 p.m. April 2 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

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

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

LAS VEGAS RECOVERY CENTER TO OPEN RESIDENCES

The Las Vegas Recovery Center, 7525 W. Gowan Road, plans to host a grand opening for its Residential Level of Care Facility and a dedication ceremony for its Rehmar Recovery Residences April 5.

The center is a nationally recognized provider of chronic pain and addiction treatment programs based on a 12-step approach.

For more information, visit lasvegasrecoverycenter.com or call 888-535-7164.

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 is to 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.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN GARAGE SALE SET FOR APRIL 26

The Sun City Summerlin Annual Garage Sale is set for 7 a.m. to noon April 26 in the Mountain Shadows Community Center parking lot, 9107 Del Webb Blvd.

The event is open to the public. For more information, call 702-363-3581.

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.

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