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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

CENTURYLINK DONATES TO TOY DRIVE

CenturyLink donated more than $5,000 to the 2012 KLUC 98.5 Toy Drive to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada, a local nonprofit group that works with families in need.

To facilitate donations, CenturyLink employees placed and promoted more than 20 donation boxes across the Las Vegas Valley, stationing them at CenturyLink retail stores and at company work locations.

For more information, visit centurylink.com.

SIGN UP NOW TO RACE FOR A CAUSE

The MS Run the US 2013 Relay, slated for April 16 through Sept. 17, is seeking 14 running partners to take part in each leg of this coast-to-coast run. Each segment covers approximately 140 miles of running over the course of six days. All proceeds raised will support multiple sclerosis research. The never-before-done aspect of the relay will also raise awareness of MS.

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS affects approximately 400,000 Americans. Symptoms include walking and balance disturbances, muscle spasms and cognitive dysfunction. A new study conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics has found that the specialty drug treatment cost for MS is projected to exceed $50,000 per person annually by 2016.

Only 14 slots are available to be part of this charitable expedition. Distance runners who would like to take part can apply at msruntheus.com.

COMPUTER CLUB PLANS MONTHLY MEETING SATURDAY AT NV ENERGY

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (the 5Cs) plans to host its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Wengert Conference Room at NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The club meets the fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, contact Al Jackson at 702-645-2402 or ajax2@outlook.com.

EUROPEAN MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

European Massage Therapy School, 9440 W. Sahara Ave., is an official drop-off site for the Toys for Tots Foundation. To celebrate the toy drive kickoff, EMTS has launched a holiday special for student clinic massages. Through Wednesday, receive $5 off a massage every time you bring in a new, unwrapped toy for donation.

The school is accepting applications for enrollment for new classes for 2013. To schedule an appointment, call 702-462-5064, or to apply online visit school-for-massage.com.

GOLFERS CAN DONATE TOYS

OB Sports Golf Management’s Las Vegas golf facilities announce the holiday program Toys Fore Golf, which encourages Las Vegas-area golfers to donate unwrapped toys in exchange for preferred green fees. Toys will be donated to HELP of Southern Nevada, a community resource that provides programs such as family services, homeless services and emergency resource services.

Five local golf facilities are participating in the program, including Angel Park Golf Club, 100 N. Rampart Blvd., where 18 holes of golf will be $40 Monday through Thursday and $45 Friday through Sunday.

For reservations or to learn more, contact Angel Park Golf Club at 702-254-4653 or visit angelpark.com/toy.

SOLARI HOSPICE OFFERING GRIEF SUPPORT

The holidays can be a hard time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. To help individuals find healthy ways to heal and cope, Solari Hospice Care offers two free ongoing weekly grief support groups from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays in the Solari Hospice Care Administrative Building, 5550 S. Jones Blvd. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to register, call Chris Kopoew, bereavement counselor, at 702-870-0000.

SUNDAY PET ADOPTIONS SET AT TIVOLI VILLAGE

Pet adoptions are offered weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays next to Charming Charlie at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd. The adoptions on Dec. 30 will feature the Las Vegas Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club.

For more information, visit tivolivillagelv.com.

AQUAE SULIS SPA OFFERS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER AT JW MARRIOTT

The Aquae Sulis Spa inside the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., invites guests to embrace the spirit of the season with its 12 Days of Giving holiday fundraiser through Monday. Aquae Sulis will donate 12 percent of daily gift certificate sales to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation during the event.

For more information, call 702-869-7807.

CUPKATES BY KATE OFFERS TEA PARTIES WITH SANTA

Tea Parties with Santa are planned at Cupkates by Kate in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd., through Monday. The last available reservation is at noon Monday.

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Parties include crafts, games, cupcake decorating and tea with Santa and are for children 3 or older. The cost is $20 per child, and picture taking is encouraged.

Reservations are required. For more information, call 702-439-3266.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE SEEKS DONATIONS THROUGH DEC. 31

Nevada’s largest nonprofit hospice organization, Nathan Adelson Hospice, is accepting donations through Dec. 31 for families that have gone through the hospice process and seek assistance in their time of need. The Families in Need program assists those patients and families at Nathan Adelson Hospice that might not always be able to afford everyday necessities. The hospice provides care and support to more than 450 patients and families each day as their loved ones makes their end-of-life journey.

Among the "wish list" items are gift cards from Walmart, grocery stores, Babies R Us and Target, as well as gasoline cards. Nonperishables needed include peanut butter, jelly, tuna, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta, soups and non-refrigerator microwaveable items.

Items can be dropped off at any Nathan Adelson location: 4141 Swenson St.; in the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way (near Cheyenne Avenue), third floor; and 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, in Pahrump. For more information, call Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910.

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