DESERT SPRING CHURCH TO HOST
READING WITH RASCAL SATURDAY
Reading with Rascal is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. Children will have the opportunity to sharpen their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.
The free program is set for the second Saturday of each month. One does not have to be affiliated with the church to participate.
For more information, call 702-561-4143.
WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN
SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
The Women’s Club of Summerlin is accepting membership applications.
WCS is a nonprofit organization of women living in Summerlin and the surrounding areas who have a passion for making a difference in their community. Membership provides opportunities to volunteer at a variety of places, to fund raise for deserving residents of Las Vegas and to enjoy fellowship during its monthly meetings and a variety of other get-togethers throughout the year.
For more information, call 702-804-5188, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org or contact 1stvp@womensclubof
YALE CLUB OF NEVADA TO PRESENT
FACULTY SERIES AT ADELSON THEATER
The Yale Club of Nevada Faculty Series plans to welcome Robert Farris Thompson, the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of History of Art at Yale University, to speak at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Adelson Theater on the campus of the Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road.
Admission is free or a $10 voluntary contribution at the door.
For more information, visit alumninet.yale.edu/clubs/nv01.
LEARN ABOUT END-OF-LIFE CARE
AT HOSPICE SEMINARS
To commemorate National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to offer free public seminars about end-of-life care from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 in the main lobby education room at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.
Health care professionals will conduct seminars on a range of topics designed to assist the public in making informed palliative and related health care decisions.
Topics include: Understanding & Completing The “5 Wishes” Form; Understanding Death in the Healthcare System throughout Clark County; Understanding the Affordable Care Act; Planning End of Life Care; and Palliative Care vs. Hospice.
For more information, visit national
SUMMERLIN COMPANY TAKES PRIZE
AT GO GREEN EXPO
The Ozonator, Green Refrigerator Machine, based in Summerlin, won first place recently as Best of Show at the New Living Expo and placed among the top five in the New Products category at the Go Green Expo.
The Ozonator, Green Refrigerator Machine generates ozone, keeping food fresher longer in one’s refrigerator. Ozone is a natural cleaner found in nature that, when produced in sufficient quantities, reduces airborne bacteria, fungi, mildew, mold and viruses that are found in coils of household refrigerators. The Ozonator, Green Refrigerator Machine has been proven by a leading independent laboratory to extend the shelf life of refrigerator-stored perishable foods.
For more information, visit ozonator.com.
GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN NEVADA TO MEET april 21 AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. April 21 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
R. Wayne Stoker, director of the Family History Center in Las Vegas, is scheduled to be the guest speaker.
There is no charge to attend. Meetings are open to the public. The group meets at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.
For more information, call Abe Simon at 702-523-9874 or email
For more information about the group, visit at jgssn.org.
ART CONTEST TO TAKE SUBMISSIONS
Each year the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the Celebrating Life! fine arts competition for artists 50 or older in Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral and Nye counties. Entries for the 13th annual juried event are being accepted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23-24 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. There is no fee to enter.
Artists may enter original works in the following fine art media categories: drawing and pastel, mixed media, painting, sculpture and ceramics, watercolor and gouache, and photography.
Only one work per artist may be submitted.
A public reception and awards ceremony is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The exhibition is slated to be displayed there May 24-July 13.
Entry forms and submission criteria are available at lasvegasnevada.gov/files/celebrating_life_brochure_2013.pdf. For more information or to request a form, call 702-229-4631 or 702-229-1012.
NONPROFIT GROUP SOLES4SOULS
Nonprofit group Soles4Souls is seeking donations. It collects and distributes usable shoes to people in need around the world.
Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away more than 13 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (one pair every 7 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.
Clothes4Souls, a new division of Soles4Souls, provides hope for hurting people through the gift of new clothing from manufacturers, designers and retailers.
Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information, visit giveshoes.org or clothes4souls.org.
JW MARRIOTT OPENS POOL TO LOCALS
The JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., has announced pool hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (subject to weather) and until 7 p.m. when warmer weather arrives.
The resort’s 11,000-square-foot pool is available to locals on a daily, monthly and seasonal basis. Individual memberships are $100 a month or $300 for the season. Family memberships are $200 a 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. Members receive discounted cabana rates, based on availability, and 10 percent off all items at the Waterside Cafe and all retail products. Memberships are not valid on holidays.
Daily pool passes are available Monday through Friday for $10 for those 16 or older and $5 for children 6 to 15. Children 5 or younger receive complimentary entry. A maximum of three children per adult will be allowed. Daily pool passes are not available on weekends and holidays.
The JW Marriott also plans to host special events at the pool throughout spring and summer, including pool parties and Friday Happy Hour, which features music and discounts on beer, frozen drinks and appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call 702-869-7093.
WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR DARE TO DREAM GRANTS
The Women’s Club of Summerlin is taking applications through May 16 for its Dare To Dream grant program. Grants of up to $3,000 are offered to women who need assistance with educational opportunities, learning new skills or endeavoring to improve their lives in a responsible manner. Women who apply must be at least 21 and live in Las Vegas.
For applications, visit womensclubofsummerlin.org. For more information, call 702-804-5188.
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN SEEKS TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS
Registration is now open to volunteer for the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament, scheduled for Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Circle Drive.
Offering a chance for golf fans to go inside the ropes, volunteer opportunities include admissions, standard bearers, caddie services, walking scorers and more.
Interested participants can take advantage of a $55 registration fee until May 1, when fees will increase by $5. With the registration fee, volunteers also receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, a weeklong tournament access badge, a commemorative gift and a uniform, including a tournament golf shirt, a jacket and a hat.
Volunteers can register online or contact Donna Millwood at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.