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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

FREE DIABETES CLASS PLANNED AT MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL

A free adult outpatient diabetes class on nutrition is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor private dining room behind the cafeteria at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.

The class will provide an introduction to the dietary needs of the diabetic patient and the benefits of diet and exercise.

This class is for adults only. Reservations are required. To sign up, call 233-5474.

SUMMERLIN LIBRARY TO HOST E-READER CLASS FOR ADULTS

A class regarding downloading e-books and using e-readers is planned for adults and seniors from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

The class will cover the steps for downloading e-books to your Kindle.

Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 507-3866.

FREE LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH

MountainView Hospital plans to host a free lunch and learn seminar from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at H2U in the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Dr. Mark Turner plans to discuss a variety of women’s health conditions such as gynecologic cancer, fibroid tumors, endometriosis, uterine and vaginal prolapse, and urinary incontinence. Turner has performed thousands of procedures utilizing laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical approaches.

Registration is required. To sign up, call 233-5474.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET SUNDAY AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

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

The topic will be using the 1940 census.

There is no charge to attend meetings, which are open to the public. The group meets at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.

Future meeting topics planned are comparison of genealogical programs on Aug. 19; Tom Underhill talking about retouching photographs on Oct. 21; and Ron Arons talking about finding living people on Nov. 18. There will not be a meeting in September.

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

TIVOLI VILLAGE TO HOST PET ADOPTIONS SUNDAY

Foreclosed Upon Pets Inc. plans to host dog adoptions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday inside The Dog House at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. For more information or to view adoptable pets, visit forecloseduponpets.org or call 272-0010.

SEMINAR ON TOMATIS METHOD PLANNED

Introductions to the Tomatis method, a way to rechannel how the brain processes auditory input, are planned for 6:30 p.m. July 19 and 10:30 a.m. July 21 at Brain Solutions Inc., 8515 Edna Ave., Suite 160.

Future seminars are planned for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11.

The Tomatis method has shown improvement for those with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other conditions.

To register, call 340-2248. For more information, visit brainsolutionsnv.com.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE SELECTED FOR PILOT STUDY

Nathan Adelson Hospice has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of nine facilities nationwide to participate in its hospice item set pilot project to test patient-level data item reporting.

This project could standardize how hospices collect information regarding care provided to assess and manage patients’ symptoms and care preferences.

The project is under way and runs through September. Data from the study will be used to make recommendations to CMS regarding future development of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. A section of the Affordable Care Act had mandated the creation of a quality reporting program for hospices.

For more information, visit nah.org.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS

The Nevada chapter of Community Associations Institute is seeking nominations for its new Ordinary People — Extraordinary Measures 2012 Awards Program, which brings recognition to Nevada residents who have shown remarkable efforts and acts toward others.

Award nominees need not be a member of CAI. Awards will be given in each of the following categories: Community Service Volunteer; Fire Department/Police Department /First Responders/Medical and Social Services; Life Saving; Northern Nevada Outstanding Citizen/Organization; Southern Nevada Outstanding Citizen/Organization; Youth/Juvenile; and Lifetime Achievement in Public Service.

An awards luncheon is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road.

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday and should be sent to CAI at 9171 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89171. Nominations can also be submitted via email at info@cai.nevada.org or via fax at 240-9690.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR WHO’S YOUR HERO CAMPAIGN

Shift4 Corp. and the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open are seeking nominations for the Who’s Your Hero campaign.

If you are a resident of Southern Nevada and have a friend, relative or neighbor who works in fire, first response, military or law enforcement, this campaign is an opportunity for you to tell their story.

To nominate your hero, visit shift4.com/hero until July 31 and fill out a short form explaining who your hero is and why. Any active or retired public safety personnel within Southern Nevada are eligible, and there is no limit on the number of nominations you may make.

Winners will be given VIP treatment at Shift4’s Public Safety Appreciation Station at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, set for October at TPC Summerlin. Among the perks are special seating, catered meals and the chance to meet and mingle with PGA TOUR players.

DURANGO HILLS YMCA OFFERS SUMMER PASS, DAY CAMP

The YMCA’s Sizzlin’ Summer Pass is available through July 31 for $112 for individuals and $215 for families.

It provides unlimited access to the YMCA’s water parks, pools, wellness centers and classes, including those at the Summerlin-area Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive.

The pass is good for four months from the purchase date and can be used at all YMCA locations.

The YMCA’s outdoor water parks are scheduled to be open through Sept. 3. The public is welcome, and the cost is $5 per person daily without a pass or membership.

Day camp for youths 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 24. To accommodate parents’ schedules, the YMCA provides free care for campers from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Dozens of camp choices are available, including traditional, cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports and cheer. Camp also includes structured activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character development activities, plus add-on field trips.

Weekly camp prices start at $136, and a daily drop-in rate of $46 is available. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.

SEE THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCK CANYON IN PHOTOS

More than 100 photos from the 2012 annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are on display through Aug. 10 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center Gallery, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

Scenic Loop Drive is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and the Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

The 2013 Visions of Red Rock calendar is available at friendsofredrockcanyon.org (click on "store" and "books") and at the Elements gift store in the Visitor Center. The calendar features 14 images of Red Rock Canyon as captured by artists who entered the 2012 contest. The cost is $15 and $12.75 for Friends of Red Rock Canyon members.

For more information, contact Friends of Red Rock at 515-5360 or info@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

POOL MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT JW MARRIOTT

Daily, monthly or seasonal pool memberships are available for Las Vegas locals at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

Individual pool memberships are $100 per month or $300 for the season. Family memberships are for $200 per month or $600 for the season. There are two family membership packages offered: two adults and up to three children or one adult and up to four children. Locals can also purchase daily pool passes for $10 per person Mondays through Fridays. Monthly and seasonal pool members will also receive discounted cabana rates, based on availability, and a 10 percent discount on items from the Waterside Café menu.

For more information, call 869-7777.

HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA CAMPAIGN COLLECTING BOTTLED WATER

HELP of Southern Nevada’s HELP2O campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating bottled water and spare change at Whole Foods Market through August.

Summerlin-area Whole Foods Market locations at 7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd. and 8855 W. Charleston Blvd. are among the collection points. Bottled water donations can be purchased in store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area’s homeless population.

Additionally, those looking to make a monetary donation will be able to do so by tossing their change into branded HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four Whole Foods Las Vegas and Henderson locations or by submitting a donation via helpsonv.org.

NV ENERGY OFFERS REBATE FOR RECYCLED REFRIGERATORS

NV Energy is offering a $50 rebate for customers to recycle their second refrigerators this summer. Inefficient refrigerators waste energy as a result of working harder and longer in hot garages to maintain their temperature. In addition to the rebate, NV Energy will pick up the extra refrigerator or freezer for free.

Units must be in working order and be at least 10 cubic feet in size. Participants must own the refrigerator or freezer, and the offer is limited to two units for each address.

NV Energy will recycle 95 percent of the units. For program qualifications and to schedule a pickup, visit nvenergy.com/refrigerator or call 877-289-8260.

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