Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.

The club is for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less and those who have had a life-changing event such as retirement. It offers a wide variety of social activities. The coffee events are planned for the first Wednesday of each month. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call 702-649-8536.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans to host its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center building of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. The meeting is free and open to the public. Following the meeting will be refreshments and time to socialize.

For more information, call 702-233-8638 or 702-143-9482.

SUNCOAST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VETERANS

The Large Vision Business Network Mixer plans to present 400 Jobs For 400 Vets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive.

More than 50 companies will be on hand to recruit, and 10 companies will be offering free services for veterans. A chef’s corner will offer treats, and there are $2,000 worth of raffle prizes.

Only veterans will be admitted for the first two hours with a DD214 form (military service record). Starting at 11 a.m., the public will be allowed in. Admission is free. For more information, visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html.

SUNCOAST PLANS FREE HEALTH FAIR FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

A free health fair for current and retired federal government employees and their spouses or survivors has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Friday in the second-floor ballroom at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The event is sponsored by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.

Representatives from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, including Blue Cross-Blue Shield, GEHA, Mail Handlers, United Healthcare and the Health Plan of Nevada are expected to attend and answer questions about 2013 health benefits.

For more information, contact Jerry Mork at jmork26621@aol.com.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO MEET

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education plans its next monthly meeting for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Women’s Group Empowerment Center, 6445 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 120.

WIFE has been helping women cope with the stresses of divorce for 25 years. The group helps women with financial planning, realistic goal setting and strategies to attain their long-term goals. After the seminar, women are invited to speak one-on-one with presenters and can also schedule future appointments for more detailed information.

The workshops last approximately four hours. They are held every second Saturday of the month. Coffee, water and snacks are available.

The cost is $45. For more information, visit wife.org.

BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET NOV. 15

The Brandeis National Committee, a charitable, non-sectarian organization that supports Brandeis University, plans to meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Charlie’s Lakeside, 8603 W. Sahara Ave.

The scheduled guest speaker will be Sondra Cosgrove, a history professor. Her presentation, The Next Four Years: More of the Same or a Different Path?, will evaluate what kind of changes can be expected in the next four years as a result of the presidential election.

The cost is $10 and includes appetizers and a beverage.

Make a reservation by mailing a $10 check to Marilyn Shocket, 8837 Cortile Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134. For more information, contact Meera Kamegai at meerakamega@cox.net or 702-845-3177.

LAKES LUTHERAN CHURCH PLANS PROGRAM WITH BLIND HEALER

Lakes Lutheran Church, 8200 W. Sahara Ave., plans to host teaching and healing missions with the Rev. Mike Endictott, known as the Blind Healer, from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The mission is presented by the Las Vegas/Henderson chapters of the Healing Order of St. Luke the Physician.

For more information and to register, contact Cathy May at 702-631-5433 or osllasvegasconf@hotmail.com.

LEARN FROM MASTER GARDENERS AT TIVOLI VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET

The Clark County Master Gardeners plan to staff an information table from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at the fresh52 Farmers Market at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

The special topic planned for Nov. 17 is Taking Care of Roses and Winterizing Your Garden. Master Gardeners are also available at 702-257-5555 or by email at lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO HOST SPEAKER AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Speaker Ron Arons is scheduled to present Finding Living People.

Meetings are free and open to the public. The group meets at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call Earle Malkin at 702-528-4334 or visit jgssn.org.

MGM RESORTS EMPLOYEES PLEDGE HOURS FOR MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

MGM Resorts employees pledged more than 2,000 volunteer hours, helping nonprofit organizations serve the communities for Make A Difference Day Oct. 27. Some volunteering took place during the week. Make A Difference Day saw more than 350 employees donate their time to organizations including Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Three Square food bank, Blind Center of Nevada, the Clark County Graffiti Abatement Program, Habitat for Humanity, the National Park Service and the Springs Preserve.

In addition to participating in Make A Difference Day projects, MGM Resorts employees volunteer regularly throughout the year. Employees have logged more than 73,000 volunteer hours and have helped more than 820 nonprofit agencies meet community needs in 2012. For more information, visit mgmresorts.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TRANSPORT PATIENTS TO CANCER TREATMENTS

Every day, thousands of Las Vegas cancer patients need a ride to their cancer treatment but don’t have a means to get there. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people unable to drive themselves. The program has just 50 drivers enrolled and the current need demands at least 100 to meet all the requests.

"We’re in desperate need of volunteers," said Debra Armstrong, Quality of Life Manager in Las Vegas. "It’s the perfect opportunity for students, members of retirement communities or anyone with just a few hours a week to step forward. We can raise all the money in the world, but if these patients can’t get to their treatment, we’re not meeting their needs."

Volunteer drivers must have a valid Nevada driver’s license, a safe, reliable vehicle, proof of automobile insurance, a safe driving history and be in good health. The commitment is about four hours a week however it works with volunteers’ schedules.

For more information, call Armstrong at 702-891-9023.

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