EARTH HOUR TO BE RECOGNIZED MARCH 29
The city of Las Vegas plans to mark Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 29 by having City Hall go dark for an hour. The city’s website also will “dim,” and KCLV Channel 2 programming will take a break to show the city’s commitment to sustainability and energy conservation.
Boyd Gaming also plans to join the effort by turning off non-essential exterior building and marquee lighting at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, the Suncoast and the Gold Coast. The video screen on each marquee will display the Earth Hour logo during that period.
For more information, visit earthhour.org.
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.
SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 26
The Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, plans to host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 3 to 6 p.m. March 26.
Look for the bloodmobile near the hospital’s main entrance. Walk-ins are welcome, but sign-ups are highly recommended.
To sign up, visit redcrossblood.org/make-donation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
HEALTH EVENTS SET 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.
A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease workshop is planned from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 10. A workshop explaining disease management will help participants develop a plan for daily living.
To register for either event, call 702-877-5356.
The Better Breathers Support Group is set for 1 to 2 pm. April 10. Learn more about living with lung conditions such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Friends and family members are encouraged to attend in support of loved ones. To register, call 702-677-3053.
For more information, visit smalv.com or call 800-638-4113.
BUSINESS EXPO SET FOR APRIL 1 AT THE SUNCOAST
The April Showers of Business Growth Expo is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. April 1 in the Grand Ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.
Produced by the Large Vision Business Network Mixer, the expo is set to feature more than 50 businesses showcasing their products and services and a presentation, “Promoting Your Business to Larger Corporations.”
Free admission tickets are being distributed by exhibitors, at the catering department at the Suncoast and at Storage West Self Storage, 7485 S. Eastern Ave.. The expo is open to the public.
For more information, call 702-639-6964.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND PLANS LOVE OF ISRAEL BREAKFAST FOR APRIL 2
Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, plans to host the Jewish National Fund’s Love of Israel Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 2. The event is free.
For more information or to RSVP, visit jnf.org/lvbreakfast or contact Jennifer Playstead at email@example.com or call 702-434-6505, ext. 958.
WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS CLUB TO MEET APRIL 2
The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 9:15 a.m. April 2 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.
The coffee event is scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday.
The club is for women who have lived in the area 10 years or less or who have a life-changing event, such as retirement.
For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Nancy Ovuka at 702-837-8685.
JEWISH SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET AT JCC APRIL 2
The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Cub for Men and Women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the Jewish Community Center, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Suite 105 inside the Las Vegas Sports Park.
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 702-233-8618 or 702-243-1761.
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.
APRIL 5 HEALTH FAIR TO FOCUS ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN
A free Women and Children’s Health Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon April 5 in the main lobby at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.
Activities include more than 50 booths featuring health information, hospital tours, raffles and the opportunity to learn more about the hospital’s new Women’s Enlightened program. Children’s activities are set to include Gymboree, face painting and balloon creation. Free height, weight and vision screenings for children also are planned.
Free physician lectures are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., “Breast Cancer … Your Risk After Age 50”; 10:30 a.m., “The Advantage of Single Site Robotic Surgery”; and 11:30 a.m., “When to Bring Your Child to the Emergency Room.”
For more information, visit summerlinhospital.com/community-information.
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.
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.
LEARN ABOUT HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES
A free Healthcare Decision Day is planned from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m April 16 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.
Stop by the admitting/registration department to learn more about the benefits of having an advance directive. Representatives from the Valley Health System and Nathan Adelson Hospice will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information, visit nhdd.org.
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.
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.
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.
STOP SMOKING WORKSHOP PLANNED THROUGH APRIL 28 AT SUMMERLIN HOSPITAL
A free Freedom from Smoking workshop is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through April 28 in Classroom 1B (past the cafeteria) at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive.
The American Lung Association invites smokers desiring to quit to attend. Create a week-by-week, personalized plan.
For more information, call 702-233-7470.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMITH’S TEAMS UP WITH GOODIE TWO SHOES FOUNDATION TO HELP CHILDREN
Smith’s recently announced its new Community Rewards program, allowing local Smith’s stores to support nonprofit organizations in their areas, including the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Shop with a Smith’s rewards card and have the opportunity to earn cash donations for the Foundation. To enroll, visit smithscommunityrewards.com and enter ID 33574 (for Goodie Two Shoes).