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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION PLANS SUPPORT GROUP

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s August support group meeting is planned for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. Anyone affected by inflammatory bowel disease is welcome to attend.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Caitlin Shea at cshea@ccfa.org or 646-306-4472.

TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AUG. 27 AT TAP HOUSE

The Las Vegas Travel and Social Club plans to meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd. A half-hour of social time is planned before the meeting.

The guest speaker is scheduled to be Charlie Zingras from UNLV Continuing Education, speaking on education related travel programs.

A small fee covers light refreshments and the cost of the meeting room. For more information, call 888-324-3928.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP TO MEET AUG. 28 AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

A bereavement group plans to meet at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 in the social hall of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane.

The purpose is to help widows and widowers understand the process of grieving and prepare for lifestyle changes.

For more information, call 702-255-0043.

CHICAGO CLUB TO MEET SEPT. 1

The West Side Chicago Club plans to meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Jazz artist Rosanna Telford is scheduled to perform.

The social group meets the first Sunday of each month. Guests who are from any part of Chicago are invited to join the free club.

For more information, call June Edelman at 702-256-9542.

DIABETES CLASS SET FOR SEPT. 3 AT MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL

An adults-only outpatient diabetes class is set from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in the lobby classroom at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way. A registered nurse will provide a diabetes overview, including effects on the body, management goals and care resources.

For more information, call 702-233-5474.

BUSINESS NETWORK MIXER TO FOCUS ON ENTREPRENEURS

The Large Vision Business Network plans to host its next mixer, the Entrepreneurs Expo, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The event is open to the public. Admission is $10.

To learn how to get free tickets, visit pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html. For more information, call 702-639-6964.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO MEET SEPT. 4

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane. For more information, visit westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS ACCEPTS $1 MILLION GRANT

The city of Las Vegas has accepted a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration as part of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge National Initiative. Over the next 18 months, the city of Las Vegas will host a contest open to the public to develop a comprehensive economic vision in one of four categories; Cashman Field; The Medical District; Business Parks; and Existing Redevelopment Agency Projects.

The city is set to appoint a selection committee from multi-disciplinary teams to determine the submission process and to judge the entries. Prizes are set to go to the submitters of the top three ideas. Third place is set to receive $10,000, second place $30,000 and first place $60,000. A grand prize winner will then be chosen from the three to receive the $800,000 prize. All ideas become property of the city of Las Vegas.

The grant requires that the city provide $250,000 to fund infrastructure and planning efforts to implement the winning idea.

Las Vegas is one of three cities selected for the program, along with Greensboro, N.C., and Hartford Conn.

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA OPENS SITE AT LAS VEGAS CITY HALL

A new College of Southern Nevada site opened on Aug. 15 at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The college site occupies the third floor of City Hall with 20 full-time employees in the college’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development and is developing workforce training and academic courses for city employees and residents, targeting the downtown community. Literacy, ESL and GED classes are already taking place in the evenings and on the weekends. The college plans to offer skills certification examinations, customized training for city employees and local businesses, and workforce training courses. The college is also hoping to provide select academic credit courses in the next year.

FOOD DRIVE TO HELP SENIORS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

More than 80,000 seniors living in Southern Nevada are going hungry or are at risk of hunger. Many live on fixed incomes and find themselves regularly choosing between purchasing needed medication, paying monthly bills and shopping for groceries.

Now, more than 60 locally owned outlets of The UPS Store in Southern Nevada are teaming up with AARP Nevada and Three Square for a special food drive to support seniors in need. Members of the community may drop off non-perishable food items at The UPS Store in their neighborhood through Sept. 2. To find a location, visit theupsstore.com. A list of most-needed items can be found at threesquare.org.

NEVADA SCHOOL OF DANCE TO HOST AUDITIONS for ‘the nutcracker’

The Nevada School of Dance plans to host free auditions for “The Nutcracker” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at 6072 S. Durango Drive.

Children 5 to 10 with or without ballet experience may try out, and preteen and teen male and female dancers with ballet experience may audition for such roles as Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, snowflakes, dolls, Spanish dancers and the Waltz of the Flowers. Adults are welcome to audition for the party parents.

Performances are slated for Dec. 20-21 at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2015 S. Hualapai Way.

For details, call 702-248-1288 or visit nevadaschoolofdance.org.

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.

COMPUTER CLUB PLANS TO MEET

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

The public is welcome. 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. All attendees are eligible for door prizes.

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

WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN PLANS OCT. 10 FUNDRAISER

The Women’s Club of Summerlin plans to host its annual charity fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

Expect heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle.

Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a table of 10.

For more information, call 702-804-5188 or visit womensclubof summerlin.org.

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 48 hours in advance. Call 702-233-5300.

WEBSITE TO EXPLAIN 10-DIGIT DIALING

A new website, dial10digits.org, has been created to explain the start of 10-digit telephone dialing in Clark County and the formation of the 725 area code.

Aug. 3 was scheduled to mark the beginning of a nine-month transition period to allow Clark County residents to adapt gradually to 10-digit dialing before mandatory 10-digit dialing deadline takes effect on May 3, 2014, and the 725 area code debuts on June 3, 2014.

Information also is available in Spanish at marca10digitos.org.

RED CROSS ENCOURAGES BLOOD DONATIONS

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to donate blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over Labor Day weekend.

Those who donate through Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.

There is an urgent need for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood and platelet donations to keep pace with patient needs.

All presenting blood and platelet donors between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 will receive a complimentary Red Cross T-shirt.

Call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN PLANS ACTIVITIES

Shriners Hospitals for Children plans to host the FedEx Cup PGA Tour and related events Oct. 12-21 at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.

The schedule is set to begin with the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 12, followed the next day by the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation’s Rockin’ Walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants can choose from three walking courses.

The Women’s Day: Third Annual Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon presented by Wells Fargo is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Women can enjoy lunch provided by Buca di Beppo and meet hostess Tricia Kean of KTNV Channel 13.

The Championship Pro Am is slated for Oct. 16, where PGA Tour professionals will join Pro Am players as they pair up and compete at TPC Summerlin.

The PGA tournament is set for Oct. 17-20.

The Tough Day Challenge is planned for 7 a.m., and the 12:30 p.m. shotgun starts on Oct. 21.

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