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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, Aug. 6-12

WEBSITE TO EXPLAIN 10-DIGIT DIALING

A new website, www.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 www.marca10digitos.org.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO MEET AUG. 7
AT GRACE IN THE DESERT CHURCH

The Westside Newcomers Club plans to host a coffee event for prospective members at 10: 30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church, 2004 Spring Gate Lane.

The coffee events are planned for the first Wednesday of each month.

WNC is a social club for women who have lived in the area for 10 years or less or those who have life-changing events, such as retirement. A luncheon with program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

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

JEWISH SINGLES TO GATHER AUG. 7
AT TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club for men and women plans its next meeting for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Jewish Community Center building on the property of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 702-233-8618 or 702- 243-9482.

LIONS CLUB PLANS LECTURE ON FOOT CARE

As part of its Stay Healthy Las Vegas project, the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club plans to host a lecture on foot care for people with peripheral neuropathy at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. The featured speaker is slated to be Dr. Kenneth Fatkin.

For more information, email
lvsummerlinlions@gmail.com.

FREE DIVORCE WORKSHOP SET FOR AUG. 10

Second Saturday plans to host a free divorce workshop at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Women’s Group Empowerment Center in the Co-Biz Co-Working Space at 6445 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 120.

Second Saturday Divorce workshops last about four hours and offer financial planning, family therapy, mediation, collaborative approaches and legal counsel.

Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. To register, visit secondsaturdayslv.com or call Jacqueline Thornhill of Landmark Divorce Solutions at 702-851-0225.

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.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY SPONSORS

The Clark County Department of Family Services is looking for community sponsors to help build a safe, stable and nurturing environment for foster children. Residents and businesses can volunteer to mentor or tutor a child, sponsor a child’s Christmas presents or birthday, donate school supplies or become a court-appointed special advocate.

For more information on volunteering or donating, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

SOUTHERN NEVADA STRONG SCHEDULES COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input. The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.

Scheduled open houses are:

5:30 to 7:30 Aug. 7 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road

2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway

2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive

A Spanish-speaking event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Downtown Boys & Girls Club; 2801 E. Stewart Ave.

For more information, visit southern
nevadastrong.com.

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.

SIGN UP FOR CHILDREN’S THEATER CLASS

This year’s Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Drama Class session is set to take registration Aug. 10-Sept. 30. The theater is for ages 4 to 17. Class prices range from $63 to $100.

Registration for fall drama classes taught by staff members is planned for Aug. 10-Sept. 30. The nine- or 10-week class sessions are slated for the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., beginning the week of Sept. 16.

For details or to register, visit artslasvegas.org (there is no online fee) or call 702-229-6383 or 702-229-6553.

LARGE VISION BUSINESS MIXER
SET FOR AUG. 6 AT THE SUNCOAST

The Large Vision Business Network plans to host its next mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. The planned theme is Consumer Expo.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $10. Learn how to get free tickets at pjproductionlive.com/LVBNM.html.

For more information, call 702-639-6964.

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