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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET TODAY

The Las Vegas Singles Social and Travel Club for mature singles plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. The groups meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in December when no meetings are scheduled.

Attendees should plan to arrive at 6 p.m. to mix and mingle and get food in restaurant. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. to go over the business agenda, host guest speakers, talk and plan day trips, in-state/out state and international trips. For more information, call 888-324-2028.

LUNG CANCER AWARENESS vigil PLANNED WEDNESDAY AT THE CARING PLACE

A lung cancer awareness vigil is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Caring Place, 4425 S. Jones Blvd.

Join survivors, caregivers and family members as they share their stories and show compassion and support for the lung cancer community and provide hope to the newly diagnosed.

For more information, visit lasvegasvigil.kintera.org.

MEET CITY COUNCILMAN beers AT WARD 2 EVENT THURSDAY

Las Vegas Ward 2 City Councilman Bob Beers invites adult residents to join him for a chat about what is happening in Ward 2 and Las Vegas from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chicago Brewing Co. in Village Square, 2201 S. Fort Apache Road.

For more information, call 702-229-4645. For more information on Ward 2 activities, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/ward2.

RADIOTHONS TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

Three Square’s Fight Holiday Hunger program is happening through Dec. 31. The food bank has partnered with Barrick North America, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, IGT and Towbin Automotive so all cash contributions are matched dollar for dollar.

As part of Fight Holiday Hunger, radiothons are planned from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For two days, KJUL 104.7 FM is asking listeners to phone in monetary donations. Similar to telethons, various prizes will be offered, such as show tickets and dinners. The call-in number is 702-258-6060, or visit kjul1047.com.

Also, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 13 and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14, X107.5 FM and Ultimate Fighting Championship plan to host a radiothon in the parking lot at Walmart, 7200 Arroyo Crossing Parkway. Morning radio personalities Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney will welcome special on-air guests, including UFC fighters, who will sign autographs and meet with fans. X107.5 will be asking for non-perishable food items and/or cash and check donations.

To make a donation or for more information, visit fightholidayhunger.com or x1075lasvegas.radio.com.

ADAPTIVE CYCLE CLUB PLANS ACTIVITY AT W. WAYNE BUNKER FAMILY PARK

The all-ages Adaptive Cycle Club plans to host activities from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road, at Tenaya Way.

The cost is $2 per person. Adaptive cycles will be provided.

To reserve a spot, call 702-229-4796.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO MARK KIRKING OF THE TARTANS

St. George’s Anglican Church, 7676 W. Gilmore Ave., plans to host a special celebration at noon Sunday to honor its Scottish heritage and the feast of St. Andrew (apostle and patron saint of Scotland) with a Kirking of the Tartans.

A Kirking of the Tartans, or "Kirkin’ o’ Tartans," is a peculiarly American tradition. These ceremonies are held on behalf of Scots abroad and their descendants who have been sundered from their native land and roots.

The kirking will include guests from St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada, who will help celebrate with pipes, dance, prayer and shortbread.

For more information, call 702-395-4576.

WINDER FARMS COLLECTING TURKEYS FOR THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

Winder Farms is hosting a turkey drive through Dec. 31 to benefit Three Square food bank this holiday season. Winder Farms customers can donate by clicking on "Donate a Turkey to the Food Bank" then "Add to Next Delivery" during their regular online shopping. The cost of the turkey will be added to the customer’s next bill, and Winder Farms will deliver the turkey to Three Square.

SIGN UP FOR LITTLE LEAGUE

The Summerlin North Little League spring season is open for registration. The spring season starts in mid-February and concludes with post-season tournaments in early June.

For details, visit summerlinnorth littleleague.com and click on the link to the online registration page.

NJB GIRLS BASKETBALL CLUB ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The NJB Girls Basketball club is accepting applications. There are beginner and advanced levels for girls in fifth through seventh grades, as well as for boys in fourth through seventh grades. Practices and games are held either at the Centennial Hills YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, or the Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

For more information, email vegasallnet@yahoo.com.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET ANNOUNCES GRAB & GIVE PROGRAM

Whole Foods Market announces its Grab & Give program. Through Dec. 31, shoppers can get into the spirit of giving by purchasing and donating meals and other essentials for families in need.

Whole Foods Market at 8855 W. Charleston Blvd. will allow shoppers to choose to make a donation of $5, $10, $25 or more to provide a full meal for a family of four, including healthy options from Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value line of products.

Additionally, shoppers can make a $5 donation for personal hygiene items.

As donations come in, Whole Foods Market stores will give them to partner nonprofit charities, which will distribute the items to local families in need.

For more information, call 702-254-8655.

IMPACT LAS VEGAS SEEKS 100 WOMEN TO JOIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

Impact Las Vegas, a new Southern Nevada nonprofit group, is seeking 100 women who are motivated to make a difference in the community to join the organization by the end of the year.

Impact Las Vegas is a nonprofit women’s giving circle. Membership consists of women who donate $1,000 each year by Dec. 31. Membership donations are pooled from a minimum of 100 members to fund an annual $100,000 grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: culture, education, environment, family or health and wellness.

Once the minimum 100-member threshold is reached, 100 percent of member donations are returned to the community in the form of a grant. In June 2013, Impact Las Vegas members will each cast one vote to determine the nonprofit grant recipient(s) for that year.

For more information or to become a member, visit impact-lv.org or email info@impact-lv.org.

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