Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, Oct. 9-15, 2014

BLM TO TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED FENCE

The Bureau of Land Management’s Red Rock/Sloan Field Office plans to host a public meeting at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center classroom, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, to discuss a proposed fence around Schumacher Spring. The fence would be used to help restore the area to a functioning riparian system.

An environmental assessment analyzing any impacts from a proposed fence around the spring, located in the Lucky Strike Canyon Area, will be available for public comment Oct. 10-24.

The area around the spring has been heavily degraded, and there is little vegetation left in the immediate area. This has led to erosion problems, with more than 1 foot of soil being lost in some adjacent spots. The preferred alternative in the assessment is a steel three-rail fence encompassing 3,900 square feet of the hillside, including the spring head.

The fence will not encompass the entire length of the surface flow so that wildlife will still have continuous access to drinking water. Where the fence crosses the surface flow, there will be multiple posts along the flow so that the fence line can be moved depending on the reach of the surface flow. This will ensure that surface water always flows outside the fence while maximizing the restoration area. The fence likely will be constructed this fall.

For more information, contact Ben Nicklay at bnicklay@blm.gov or 702-515-5028.

COUNCILMAN BOB BEERS TO MEET WITH RESIDENTS

Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers plans to host Coffee with the Councilman from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at Dunkin’ Donuts, 11710 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 170, at Desert Foothills Drive.

For more information, call 702-229-2144.

FINAL 2014 READING WITH RASCAL EVENT SET FOR OCT. 11

The next Reading with Rascal event is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 in the multipurpose room of Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. This will be the final event for 2014. Children can read to a certified therapy dog. Families do not need to be members of the church.

This event will be a costume party, and everyone is encouraged to wear costumes. Many of the dogs and their handlers will be in costumes.

For more information, call 702-561-4143.

NATIONAL NURSES HALF MARATHON AND 5K SET FOR OCT. 11

The 2014 National Nurses Half Marathon & 5K is set for 7 a.m. Oct. 11. The course starts in Blue Diamond and finishes at West Career & Tech Academy, 11945 W. Charleston Blvd.

There is a Zumbathon for Community Health planned from 10 a.m. to noon at the finish line. That portion is free and open to all ages and skill levels.

For more information, visit nationalnurseshalfmarathon.com.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN TO HOST CANDIDATES EVENT

The Sun City Summerlin Residents’ Forum plans to host a Meet ‘n Greet the Candidates event from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Summit in the Pinnacle Community Center, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

For more information, call Glenda Rogers at 702-255-7755.

SOLAR HOME TOUR SET FOR OCT. 11

The Solar NV Annual Solar Home Tour is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at various Las Vegas Valley residences.

The American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour is a grass-roots event that offers an opportunity to visit green homes and buildings to see how to use solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change.

For more information, email contact@solarnv.org.

BROKEN SPOKE BIKES TO SUPPORT CANDLIGHTERS WITH CYCLING EVENT

Broken Spoke Bikes and The Snyder Group are gearing up to support the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a Mount Charleston Hill Climb scheduled for Oct. 11. Broken Spoke Bikes, 11700 W. Charleston Blvd., will donate $5 of each entry to Candlelighters, and all riders will be greeted with a special pancake and hot chocolate breakfast at the finish line.

To register, visit usacycling.org.

GOODIE TWO SHOES ROCKIN’ WALK SET FOR OCT. 12

The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s fifth annual Rockin’ Walk is planned from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Participants must park at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, where shuttle service will be provided to the walk location of TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. Shuttle service is set to begin at 8 a.m. and run every 15 minutes. Parking at TPC Summerlin will be available only by permit.

Participants can choose their walking course: a 1-mile mixed hole, the 2.5-mile back nine or 5-mile 18-hole. Live entertainment and prizes are planned, along with giveaways and goodie bags for all walkers, while supplies last.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/pu956yu. For more information, email info@goodietwoshoes.org or call 702-617-4027.

SPA DAY TO BENEFIT DRESS FOR SUCCESS

A Spa Day is planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Euphoria Institute, 9340 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 125, to benefit Dress for Success Southern Nevada.

Services to be offered are hairstyle/blow dry ($14), make up (starting at $9), facials (starting at $35), facial hair removal (starting at $6), manicure (starting at $6) and pedicure (starting at $17), with half the proceeds going to the charity. Snacks, refreshments and raffle prizes also are planned.

Appointments for services are not required but are encouraged. Dress for Success clients will receive half off beauty services during the event. To schedule an appointment, call 702-341-6964.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information, visit dressforsuccesssouthernnevada.org.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR TEEN READ WEEK

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is set to celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 12-18. Free programs, including a pizza party and a discussion of creating the library of your dreams, are planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive (702-507-3712), and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. (702-507-3644).

Teens Take Over the Library, with an ultimate fandom showdown featuring sonic screwdrivers, lightsaber battles, video games, pizza and more, is scheduled from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive (702-507-3865).

For more information, visit lvccld.org.

RAILROAD SOCIETY MUSEUM WOMEN’S CLUB TO MEET

The Victorian Railroad Ladies, a Las Vegas Railroad Society Museum women’s club, plans to meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Cafe Leone inside Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

The club supports children’s education in Las Vegas and offers monthly activities and hobby classes. Look for women wearing hats.

Membership is free. For more information, visit lasvegasrailroadsociety.org or call 702-656-9705.

AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION PLANS FOOD DRIVE

America First Credit Union plans to host its 10th annual community food drive Oct. 9-18. All Southern Nevada branches will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items to distribute to local food pantries and food banks.

The credit union started the drive in 2004 and with the help of employees and members and has collected more than 100,000 pounds of food. This year, the most needed items include canned vegetables, canned tuna fish and peanut butter (no glass).

For more information, visit americafirst.com.

KICK OFF YOUR HEELS LUNCHEON SET FOR OCT. 14

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open plans the Women’s Day Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon for Oct. 14 at The Hill, the tournament’s hospitality venue overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle. The event is set to feature 94.1 FM on-air personality Mercedes Martinez as mistress of ceremonies, psychologist Dr. Cortney S. Warren, a silent auction and a meal accompanied by Robert Mondavi wines.

Individual tickets are $125. Tables also are available. For tickets, call 702-873-1010.

TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT USO LAS VEGAS

Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is sponsoring a toy drive through Oct. 15 to benefit USO Las Vegas. Residents can visit the Yes! offices, 6275 S. Pioneer Way, to drop off new toys for children of all ages from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Yes! plans to donate an additional $500 worth of toys to USO Las Vegas Oct. 15 at the organization’s bimonthly deployed family dinner, held to support and honor family members of military personnel serving overseas. In addition, Yes! is offering all toy drive participants 20 percent off any heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality or plumbing service.

For more information, call 702-577-0072. For more information about USO Las Vegas, visit uso.org.

OUTSIDE LAS VEGAS FOUNDATION EXPANDS ADOPT-A-TRAIL PROGRAM

The Outside Las Vegas Foundation is expanding its Adopt-a-Trail program beyond the city of Las Vegas to include unincorporated Clark County. There are 120 miles of urban trails available for adoption for a $500 donation per mile, which can be renewed annually.

Businesses and individuals who donate $3,000 or more to adopt a segment by Oct. 15 will be honored as Trailblazers at Get Outdoors Nevada Day on Oct. 25. Those who donate from $500 to $3,000 will be recognized as Pioneer sponsors.

For more information, visit outsidelasvegas.org.

SMILES FOR SURVIVORS PLANS OCT. 18 FUNDRAISER

The Smiles for Survivors Foundation, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that provides dental treatment to breast cancer patients and survivors, has slated its fourth Blow Out Breast Cancer fundraising event for Oct. 18 at Square Colour Salon + Spa, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 160.

Beauty treatments are scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Evening festivities are set from 7 to 11 p.m., including food, cocktails, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Advance tickets are $75, including party admission, a blow out and a Kerastase conditioning hair treatment, or $50 for the party only. Services such as lash and nail treatments are an additional $20. Tickets at the door will be $60. For tickets, call the salon at 702-255-7050 or Hillcrest Dental at 702-395-1088.

For more information, visit smilesforsurvivors.org.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET OCT. 19 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Programs are co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Meetings are free and open to the public.

After a short business meeting, Joanne D. Gilbert is slated to present Bringing Genealogy to Life! An Introductory Memoir-Writing Workshop.

For more information, contact Abe Simon at abe_simon@cox.net or 702-523-9874.

SUN CITY SUMMERLIN TO HOST COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE OCT. 24-26

The Sun City Summerlin Community Garage Sale is slated from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24-26 throughout the development. Look for advertising signs on major cross streets or just drive the area to locate participating homeowners. Sun City Summerlin’s general boundaries are west of Rampart Boulevard to the 215 Beltway, north of Summerlin Parkway and south of Cheyenne Avenue.

For a general map or more information, visit scscai.com.

ALS OF NEVADA PLANS RUN, WALK & ROLL FOR OCT. 25

The ALS of Nevada’s 14th annual Run, Walk & Roll event is slated for 6 a.m. Oct. 25 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

The event will feature family activities, including a superhero costume contest for individuals and teams. Awards will be presented for the best costumes, top runners and top fundraisers.

The 5K starting time is 8 a.m., with the walk portion to start immediately after the runners.

To register, visit alsofnevada.org or call 702-777-0500.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS PLANS FALL SUIT DRIVE NOV. 7

A women’s fall suit drive is planned from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. Drive-through donations can be made at the parking lot.

Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual one-day suit drive collects suits and other business attire for women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews and in the workplace. Last year’s drive collected more than 7,000 professional items, including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry.

Gently used and/or professional attire should be cleaned and on a hanger.

For more information, contact Lawrel K. Larsen at lawrell@uwsn.org or 702-892-2319.

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 prior to 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.

NOV. 8 CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION

The Children’s Heart Foundation’s annual Operation Cards for Kids — Casino Night is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Red Rock Country Club, 2250 Red Springs Drive.

The evening is set to include blackjack, food, specialty cocktails and silent and live auctions. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission at operationcardsforkids.com.

TEMPLE SINAI PLANS HOLIDAY BAZAAR DEC. 7

Temple Sinai has scheduled its first Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at its facility, 9001 Hillpointe Road.

Vendors, food trucks, face painting and children’s activities are planned.

For vendor inquiries, email tsholidaybazaar@gmail.com. For more information, call 702-254-5110.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION TO HOST JINGLE BELL RUN DEC. 13

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is planned for 8 a.m. Dec. 13 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Runners can wear holiday-themed costumes and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces to get in the holiday spirit while raising funds to find a cure for arthritis. Live entertainment, vendors providing breakfast and a Reindeer Dash to Kidville also are planned.

To register, visit bit.ly/VKXj7g. For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.

COATS FOR KIDS SEEKS DONATIONS

Harriet’s Coats for Kids is seeking donations of new or gently used children’s coats, to be distributed in the Las Vegas Valley through The Salvation Army.

Donation boxes can be found at area Albertsons stores. Everyone who donates a coat has an opportunity to win two tickets to the “Million Dollar Quartet” show.

Coats will be picked up by Aramark Uniform Services and cleaned free by Al Phillips The Cleaner. Adults’ coats also can be donated.

For more information, visit salvationarmysouthernnevada.org or call 702-870-4430.

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