Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News

MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL TO HOST WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY INFORMATION SESSIONS

Free bariatric (weight loss) surgery education programs are planned in the coming weeks in the first-floor classroom at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9 and April 13 and at 6 p.m. Feb. 27, March 27 and April 24.

Registration is required. To register, call 702-233-5300.

DADDY MARINES CLASS SET FOR NEW DADS AT MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL

A Daddy Marines class for expecting fathers is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the first-floor classroom at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. This class is designed to prepare new dads to assist in the care of mom and the baby after leaving the hospital.

The cost is $10. For more information, call 702-255-5000.

MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL SEMINAR SET TO EXPLAIN JOINT ISSUES

The Total Joint Education Seminar is planned from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 in the first-floor classroom at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. Hear from experienced orthopedic surgeons what it entails to have a total joint replacement. Lunch will be provided. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, call 702-255-5000.

SUMMERLIN LIBRARY WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT TO EXPLORE MACHINES

A reception for artist Richard Ramsdell’s exhibit "The Talking Machines" is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Summerlin’s Library’s gallery, 1771 Inner Circle Drive. The exhibit is scheduled to run during regular library hours through March 30.

Ramsdell, an award-winning artist, art educator and signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society, works primarily with transparent watercolor that lends itself to his semi-abstract painting style. In this exhibition, his focus is on machines that were used at the building site of firehouse No. 107 in Summerlin. For more information, call 702-507-3860.

GAME NIGHT PLANNED FEB. 19 AT JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

Hadassah Southern Nevada Chapter plans a Purim with a book and toy swap and game night from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Jewish Community Center, 9001 Hillpointe Road.

Bring gently used toys and books to swap with others. Suggested games to bring include mah-jongg, Rummikub and Scrabble. Hamantaschen and other light snacks are scheduled to be available. Admission is $5.

For more information, contact Julie Littman at eventsbyjuls@gmail.com.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE CAMP SET AT FAMILY MUSIC CENTER

Colabo plans to host a spring youth camp for children 5 to 19 beginning Feb. 23 at Family Music Center, 8200 W. Sahara Ave. Colabo specializes in music, voice and drama instruction, culminating with a production of "Annie" slated for May 18 and 19.

The cost is $349. For more information, call 702-742-6109 or visit colabopresents.com.

NATHAN ADELSON HOSPICE PLANS MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE FEB. 20

Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to host its ninth annual Multicultural Conference and Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Tuscany, 255 E. Flamingo Road. Deborah Grassman is scheduled to speak. She is a nurse practitioner who has been the director of the hospice program at Veterans Affairs for the last 15 years and who pioneered identifying the effects of past trauma on the quality of a person’s dying process.

Tickets are $60 per person or $600 for a table of 10. Funds raised will support all the hospices, including Nathan Adelson-North West at 3391 N. Buffalo Drive. For tickets, contact Stephanie Forbes at 702-938-3910 or sforbes@nah.org.

EASTER SEALS NEVADA RECEIVES $9,000 IN GRANTS

Easter Seals Nevada, a nonprofit group serving more than 8,000 Nevadans with disabilities every year, was awarded two grants in January from Cox Charities and EZCORP Foundation, totaling $9,000.

The grants will fund the following Easter Seals Nevada initiatives:

n The $5,000 grant from EZCORP Foundation will serve as scholarship money for the inclusive Child Development Center, providing children of all ages opportunities to explore, socialize and build skills to nurture their education foundation.

n The $4,000 grant from Cox Charities will be used to purchase various toys and equipment that will assist children with disabilities in their development of gross and fine motor skills, sensory integration and creative play.

Easter Seals Nevada provides services to more than 8,000 individuals with disabilities and strives to create solutions that help people with disabilities become self-sufficient through education, community partnerships and direct services. For more information, visit eastersealsnevada.org.

AARP FREE TAX PREPARATION AVAILABLE

AARP plans to prepare tax returns for free by appointment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through April 8 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Thursday through April 11.

Locations are offered across the Las Vegas Valley. To find one near you, visit http://tinyurl.com/anamnwr.

To make an appointment, call 702-229-1702.

UNITED WAY OFFERING FREE TAX PREPARATION

United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Road, was scheduled to open its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites Jan. 27.

Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit refund of up to $5,891. The EITC is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty programs for low-income, working taxpayers.

In addition to more than 30 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley that will be open through April 15, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days that are open to the public:

—Super Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at HopeLink, 178 Westminster Way

—Super Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.

For more information, visit uwsn.org/free-tax-help.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET WEDNESDAY

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the social hall of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

The meetings are usually scheduled on alternating Wednesdays, but dates can change due to holidays. For more information, call 702-804-1333.

JEWISH SINGLES CLUB TO GATHER WEDNESDAY

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center’s building at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. For more information, call 702-233-8628 or 702-243-0492.

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. For more information, visit westsidenewcomers club.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.

FREE MINI MAKEOVER PLANNED TO BENEFIT SAFE NEST

A free Mom Makeovers event is slated from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Belly Bliss, on the second floor of Desert Perinatal Associates at 5761 S. Fort Apache Road.

The evening is set to include a quick facial cleanse and skin evaluation/consultation, foot massage and possibly shoulder massage, makeup match and light application, hair style (no cuts or color), light food, drinks, music and discounts on chemical peels purchased that day, as well as other retail items.

Admission is free, and proceeds will benefit Safe Nest, 2915 W. Charleston Blvd. Belly Bliss will accept professional clothes and dresses to donate.

RSVPs are required by Wednesday by calling 702-597-5158 or by emailing tbushman@dpanv.com.

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