Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

DIAMOND DIG EVENT TO BENEFIT DRESS FOR SUCCESS

A Diamond Dig event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at MJ Christensen in Boca Park, 8980 W. Charleston Blvd., to benefit Dress for Success of Southern Nevada.

The nonprofit group promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life.

At the Diamond Dig, guests will be able to purchase "digs" or scoops from a special sandbox filled with gemstones. Lucky "diggers" who find a gemstone in their scoop will win a corresponding prize, and one winner will receive the grand prize, a unique piece of diamond jewelry. Donation is $10 per dig.

For more information, visit mjchristensen.com.

TEDDY BEAR RUN TO RACE THROUGH TIVOLI VILLAGE FOR GOOD CAUSE

The second annual Teddy Bear Run is slated for 8 a.m. Saturday at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd.

The family-friendly 5K run & one-mile walk benefits the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. To register or for more information, visit uhccf.org/teddybearrunwalk.html.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN TO MEET AT SPIEDINI SEPT. 27

The Spring Mountain Republican Women plan to host a monthly meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Spiedini Restaurant inside the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Chris Edwards, a candidate for the 1st Congressional District. The cost is $25. Reservations are required by Sept. 25 by calling Sharon Whittle at 233-9888.

FINANCIAL MATTERS SEMINAR SCHEDULED AT DESERT VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER

A seminar, Strategies for a Healthy Personal And Financial Life, is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd. It will feature motivational speaker Jason Andoscia.

This is a free event, but registration should be made by calling John Leveritt at 341-2080.

Marquis Aurbach Coffing employees plan blood drive

We Want To Suck Your Blood, an annual blood drive, is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at 10001 Park Run Drive. It is hosted by the employees of the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing and is open to the public.

All donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to the show "Defending the Caveman" at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and feel well prior to giving blood. A photo identification and/or United Blood Services donor card is required.

Appointments are not necessary; walk-ins are always welcome. For an appointment, contact Terri Szostek at 821-2419 or tszostek@maclaw.com.

TROOPS TO BENEFIT FROM DONATION

American Legion Auxiliary Junior Unit No. 14’s Laila Elamrani, president, and Lexi Isaac-Payne, historian, accepted the Las Vegas Municipal Court staff’s in-kind supplies and monetary donations Aug. 1.

The donation will help send care packages to deployed service members. The estimated donation totaled $700. Twenty-two boxes were sent for a total of 265 pounds of jerky, books, socks and candy, along with handmade cards made by children attending city of Las Vegas neighborhood events.

For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 14, call 612-8982 or email j4cobb@cox.net.

GET RED ROCK CANYON CLIMBER’S PERMIT BY END OF SEPTEMBER

The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area announces that it will issue guest climbing special recreation permits for 2013, authorizing commercial guided or educational rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon for up to 10 days. Four educational and eight commercial guest climbing permits are available.

The permits will be issued through a lottery system if more applications are received than available permits. Those interested in applying should submit a completed application by Sept. 30 to the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office: HCR 33 Box 5500, Las Vegas, NV 89161.

Notification of selected applicants will be made by Oct. 30.

For more information, visit blm.gov/9kkd then click on "recreation" and then "rockclimbing."

SEPT. 29 GOLF EVENT TO HELP TROOPS

Tee It Up for the Troops, in partnership with Las Vegas’ only free veterans’ dental clinic, the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic, is planned for Sept. 29 at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd.

A large portion of the proceeds will provide free dentistry to low-income veterans in Las Vegas.

Golfers will tee off for prizes and raffle items from former major-league pitchers Greg Maddux and Rollie Fingers and singer Toby Keith. Other donations include NASCAR and National Hot Rod Association passes, gift cards and more.

For details, contact event coordinator Todd Davis at 775-722-9945 or todd.davis2013@gmail.com.

To register as a sponsor or individual golfer, visit teeitupforthetroops.org/states/nevada.

THIRD ANNUAL ROCKIN’ WALK PLANNED FOR SEPT. 30 TO BENEFIT GOODIE TWO SHOES

The third annual Rockin’ Walk to benefit the nonprofit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is slated for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 as part of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

The outdoor, family-friendly walking event will raise funds to provide disadvantaged children with new shoes and socks. It is sponsored by the Brenden Mann Foundation.

Participants can choose from the one-mile mixed hole, 2.5-mile back-nine or five-mile 18-hole walking options and enjoy the scenic views of TPC Summerlin, live entertainment and prizes. Each registered walker will also receive a souvenir T-shirt and a single-day admission ticket for the tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 1-7.

Registration fees are $20 for children 3 to 17 and $35 for those 18 or older. A new pair of shoes and five to six pairs of socks can be provided to needy children for every $25 raised. Walk participants can preregister online or the morning of the walk, and space is limited to the first 1,500 walkers.

For more information, visit jtshrinersopen.com/en/scheduleofevents/sundaysep30.aspx. To register, visit goodietwoshoes.org or call 617-4027.

SHRINERS LUNCHEON COMING OCT. 2

The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open announces the fourth annual Women’s Day Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon, scheduled for Oct. 2 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Circle Drive. Tickets are $125 for individuals and $1,000 for tables of 10. VIP tables are $1,500 and include weekend access for 10 to the tournament grounds.

To reserve a table or purchase tickets, contact Emily Eskin at 589-4947 or eeskin@jtshrinersopen.com.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AARP TAX PROGRAM

AARP Tax-Aide NV, which prepares free personal income tax returns for residents in the lower- to middle-income brackets, is seeking unpaid volunteers to prepare taxes, greet clients and program computers in early 2013. Training is scheduled in 2013 for Jan. 7-11 on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley and Jan. 21-25 on the east side. For more information or to volunteer, email taxesbarb@cox.net or jerrytaxes@cox.net.

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