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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Aug. 13-19

SUMMERLIN OPENS NEW PARK

Summerlin has opened a new park, Community Park, at 7025 S. Fort Apache Road between the Wet ‘n’ Wild water park and Faiss Middle School. The park is open to the public and features reserved parking spaces adjacent to the water park’s lot. The park offers three picnic ramadas, a grassy area and two shaded play structures with slides and bridges. The main building was inspired by the ridgeline of the Spring Mountains and mining activities that took place there years ago.

Clark County has approved plans for a 25,000-square-foot aquatic center on the site. Once complete, it will house a Junior Olympic-size pool and aerobic pool. A construction date has not yet been set.

For more information, visit summerlin.com.

CHURCHES COMBINE EFFORTS

The First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas and the Summerlin Presbyterian Church have united to become the Grace Presbyterian Church. A service and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas Lied Sanctuary, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd. Guests should RSVP by Sept. 1. For more information, call 702-384-4554.

BUNCO TOURNAMENT TO RAISE FUNDS
FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

The fifth annual Team United bunco tournament, a fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Valencia Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Light refreshments, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles are planned. Participants can play three rounds of bunco.

The registration deadline is Aug. 13. Register at teamunitedbunco.eventbrite.com. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Anyone interested in donating but not participating in the tournament should register online as a donor only.

For more information, call 702-240-8877.

COMMODORE COMPUTER CLUB
TO MEET AUG. 17

The Clark County Commodore Computer Club (aka 5C’s) plans to meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 in the business conference room at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. The club is for enthusiasts of the Commodore 64 and Amiga and other computers in the Commodore line.

Demonstrations will include Infocom interactive text adventure games and an overview of the recent CommVEx Commodore convention. Free door prizes will include Aliens: Colonial Marines and Kaspersky Anti-Virus/Internet Security for PC.

For more information, contact Forrest Nettles at flnettles@hotmail.com.

MUSICAL ARTS SOCIETY PLANS AUDITIONS

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to host auditions from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Summerlin Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1911 Pueblo Vista Drive. For an appointment, contact music director Douglas R. Peterson at 702-451-6672. For more information, visit snmas.com.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 in room 159 at the Beam Music Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET AUG. 18
AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. An Ask the Experts Panel is planned.

There is no charge to attend, and meetings are open to the public. The group plans its meetings for the third Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Abe Simon at 702-523-9874 or abe_simon@cox.net. For more information about the society, visit at jgssn.org.

NEVADA BROADCASTERS TO HOST GALA
AT RED ROCK RESORT AUG. 17

The Nevada Broadcasters Association plans to host its 18th annual gala at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Summerlin Ballroom of the Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Registration and the reception are slated from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., with dinner at 8 p.m. Among the night’s themes will be the honoring of “The Renaissance of Downtown Las Vegas.”

Celebrating First Friday, the reception will feature live artists and include appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction utilizing GiveSmart technology (people bid using their smartphones or tablets).

All money raised will go to the Tony & Linda Bonnici Broadcast/Communications Scholarship, which aids in the higher education of promising broadcast students.

Tickets are $100 and are available at nbagala.com or by calling 702-794-4994.

FREE HEART MURMUR CLINIC SET FOR AUG. 21

A free MountainView Heart Murmur Clinic is planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at MountainView Medical Office Building, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 140.

Attendees should wear comfortable, loose clothing. An appointment is required and can be made by calling 702-233-5300 at least 48 hours in advance.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING SET
FOR TUESDAYS AT H2U MOUNTAINVIEW

A free blood pressure screening is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

An appointment is required and can be made by calling 702-233-5300 at least 48 hours in advance.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN
TO OFFER RAFFLE

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is scheduled for Oct. 14-20 at TPC Summerlin. A raffle for tickets offering a chance to play in the Championship Pro Am slated for Oct. 16 and go inside the ropes alongside a PGA Tour professional is planned.

One winner, selected at random by reigning champion Ryan Moore, is slated to receive a one-night hotel accommodation, a Pro Am contestant badge, an invitation for two to the Pro Am Pairings Party on Oct. 15, four weeklong grounds badges to the tournament and a gift package valued at $1,000.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by contacting Stephanie Maes at smaes@shrinershospitalsopen.com or 702-589-4949. A limited quantity is available. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. For more information, visit
shrinershospitalsopen.com.

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