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Summerlin/Summerlin South Neighborhood News, March 5-11

WOMEN’S SEDER TO RAISE FUNDS
FOR NA’AMAT USA

NA’AMAT Rimonim plans to host its annual Women’s Seder at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada on the property of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Drive.

The Seder is set to feature a Haggadah especially written for it and a meal prepared by members.

The cost is $15 and the donation of a dish for the meal. If participants do not wish to prepare a dish, the cost is $25.

All money collected will be donated to NA’AMAT USA. For reservations, call Nadine Carter at 702-338-1351.

STAR PARTY PLANNED FOR MARCH 16
AT SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK

The program Astronomy in the Park is set for 7 p.m. March 16 at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Meet in the Group Use area. The event is free and open to the public.

The park entrance fee is $7 for most vehicles. The park is 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard), in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more information, contact Rob Lambert at 702-461-1390 or rob.lambert@lvastronomy.com.

JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO MEET
AT SAHARA WEST LIBRARY MARCH 17

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada plans to host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. March 17 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

Speaker Crista Cowan’s planned topic is “Ancestry.com: Get To Know Our Family To Discover Even More About Yours.”

There is no charge to attend, and meetings are open to the public. The group is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

For more information, call Abe Simon at 702-523-9874 or email abe_simon
@cox.net. For more information about the group, visit at jgssn.org.

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 endeavouring to improve their lives in a responsible manner. Women who apply must be at least 21 and live in Las Vegas.

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

HUMANA INC. COLLECTING
CLOTHING FOR VETERANS

U.S. VETS-Las Vegas plans to host the annual Veterans Stand Down event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 27 and 28 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Veterans Stand Down is a grass-roots, community-based intervention program designed to help homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets.

To help prepare for it, Humana Inc. plans to host a clothing drive for donations of shirts, pants, socks, undergarments and hats, along with duffel bags and tote bags. Clothes should be dropped off to the Humana Guidance Centers by Wednesday to allow for cleaning, sorting and necessary maintenance.

For greater Las Vegas and Summerlin, drop-off donations at the Humana Guidance Center at 8975 W. Charleston Blvd. In Henderson, drop them off at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 720.

Also, Vons grocery stores plans to have collection bins through Wednesday for those who wish to donate canned and nonperishable food to the veterans group.

For more information, visit usvetsinc.org/lasvegas.

TAI CHI CLASSES SET AT ATRIA SUNLAKE

Free tai chi classes are planned for 10 a.m. Tuesdays in March at Atria Sunlake, 3250 S. Fort Apache Road. The class is offered to Atria residents, but the public is invited to participate at no charge.

For more information, call 702-256-6500.

SUMMERLIN HALF MARATHON
COMING APRIL 13

The third annual Summerlin Half Marathon is planned for 7 a.m. April 13 at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The 13.1-mile course is set to travel through seven Summerlin villages on the community’s trail system.

Registration fees start at $65. For more information or to register, visit desertskyadventures.com/summerlin.

SAHARA WEST LIBRARY TO HOST
ASTROLOGY CLASSES in march

A series of astrology classes is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

The series is planned to continue March 13, 20 and 27.

The classes are free. Space is limited. For more information, call 702-507-3630.

WESTSIDE NEWCOMERS TO GATHER

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
westsidenewcomersclub.org or call Laura Gordon at 702-649-3922.

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. It offers a variety of activities. A luncheon with a program is planned for the second Wednesday of each month.

JEWISH SINGLES GROUP
SET TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The Jewish Singles 55 Plus Social Club’s next meeting is planned for
6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada on the property of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Road.

The group plans its meetings for the first Wednesday of each month. Guests are welcome to attend at no charge.

For more information, call 702-233-8618.

FREE SEMINAR TO ADDRESS FISCAL CLIFF LEGISLATION

John Leveritt plans to host a seminar, Outlook for 2013 and How The Fiscal Cliff Legislation Will Affect You and Your Portfolio, at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Siena Golf Club, 10575 Siena Monte Ave. Leveritt is a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch. The event is free.

For more information, call 702-341-2080 or email john.leveritt@ml.com.

READING WITH RASCAL PLANNED
FOR SATURDAY AT DESERT SPRING CHURCH

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 with therapy dogs.

The 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.

LOWE’S PLANS MODEL-BUILDING CLASS
FOR KIDS

Monster Jam, part of the Build and Grow program through Lowe’s Home Improvement, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lowe’s store at 7550 W. Washington Ave. Children can put together wooden monster-style trucks. Participants will get to take their completed toy home, along with goggles, an apron and a completion patch.

Build and Grow classes are offered about twice a month at Lowe’s. The class is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information, visit lowes.com/buildandgrow.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY PROGRAM SET
FOR SATURDAY AT MOUNTAINVIEW HOSPITAL

A bariatric (weight loss) surgery education program is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at MountainView Hospital, 3100 N. Tenaya Way.

Others sessions are planned for 6 p.m. March 27, 10 a.m. April 13 and 6 p.m. April 24.

Through these free sessions, you can learn more about: bariatric surgery options; who is an appropriate candidate for surgery; and what is involved in the surgery and recovery process.

The programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call 702-233-5300.

HADASSAH/AVIVA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP TO MEET MONDAY

The Hadassah/Aviva special interest group plans to meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada building on the property of Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Drive.

The slated guest speaker is Leona Cohen, Hadassah national board member, who plans to speak on Hadassah’s centennial convention, which was held in Jerusalem in October. Light snacks will be provided.

Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact Rose Lee Bell at rabell4@cox.net or 702-636-9616 or 702-636-9616.

SIGN UP FOR MARCH 17
WOMEN’S PASSOVER SEDER

The Hadassah Southern Nevada chapter plans to host a women’s Passover Seder from 3 to 5 p.m. March 17 at the Bagel Café, 301 N. Buffalo Drive.

The women’s-themed Seder will include a light kasrut meal. The cover charge is $36.

Reserve your space by sending a check made out to Hadassah to: HSNC, P.O. Box 401255, Las Vegas, NV 891240.

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

E BUNNY COLLECTING EASTER BASKETS
FOR VALLEY CHILDREN

The E Bunny plans to begin delivering Easter baskets to agencies and shelters as early as March 18, as Easter is March 31. On March 29, E Bunny plans to “take it to the streets” with its annual Easter basket giveaway in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley.

To help the effort, plan to purchase an Easter basket by March 21 and deliver it to an E Bunny drop-off site.

For more information, email ebunnylv@gmail or call 702-498-9808.

WALK WITH ME FUNDRAISER TO COMING TO W. WAYNE BUNKER FAMILY PARK MARCH 23

Walk With Me, a fundraiser for Nevadans living with disabilities, is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 23 at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7301 W. Alexander Road. This is Nevada’s fifth annual event and entails a two-mile walk, live music and Easter activities for the whole family.

Flamingo headliner George Wallace is on tap as this year’s host, and dance crew Jabbawockeez will serve as the grand marshals. The proceeds will help serve more than 8,000 Nevadans living with disabilities.”

The walk portion is set to begin at
9:30 a.m. The Easter carnival is slated for 10:15 a.m. and is planned to feature an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, games and activities, food, music and more. For a donation of $5, participants will receive entry into the Easter egg hunt. There will also be a special performance by School of Rock, the local chapter of the music school.

To register, visit walkwithme.org/lasvegas.

GOLDEN RAINBOW ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EFFORT

Golden Rainbow raised $265,793 and helped more than 500 clients in Southern Nevada in 2012, according to the nonprofit group. The organization provided assistance to those affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS, as well as spreading education and awareness about the disease.

The group also reported collecting nearly $40,000 more compared to the previous year, providing 8,184 nights of shelter, 527 days of utility assistance, 1,054 days of transportation and medical and dental assistance to more than 500 households.

For more information, visit goldenrainbow.org call 702-384-2899.

DONATIONS INCREASE FOR CANCER GROUP

The Southern Nevada office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said its 13th annual Light The Night Walk resulted in record donation totals. The event, held in November at Kellogg Zaher Park in Summerlin, raised more than $275,000, almost $15,000 more than in 2011.

To learn more, visit lls.org or call 800-955-4572.

HADASSAH SOUTHERN NEVADA TO MEET
AT LADY SILVIA MARCH 12

The Hadassah Southern Nevada chapter plans a meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Lady Silvia, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to form a special interest group of women age 20s through 40s.

For more information, call 702-265-8991 or email metarnow@gmail.com.

WALGREENS COLLECTING FOR AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada encourages Walgreens customers to shop for a cause and make a donation during checkout through March 30. All donations made during this period will help raise money for AFAN’s largest annual fundraising event, the 23rd annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas, which is scheduled for April 14.

People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the walk. Registration is free, but a minimum donation of $50 per person is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk T-shirt.

For more information or to register for a team, visit afanlv.donordrive.com.

FREE TAX PREPARATION AVAILABLE
FOR THOSE 50 OR OLDER

AARP is offering free tax form preparation for those 50 or older on Mondays and Thursdays through April 11, by appointment only. For Summerlin/Summerlin South View readers, the closest location is the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, 702-229-1702.

Advance appointments are required. Bring a copy of your 2012 income tax return and all applicable paperwork.

To schedule an appointment, call 702-229-1702 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

SPRING YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL GAMES TO START MARCH 16

Spring Youth Flag Football Leagues for boys and girls 6 to 14 have games scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 16 through May 11.

Advance registration is required. The fee is $75 and includes an NFL jersey, black shorts, flags and trophies or medals.

Sign up at Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road, 702-229-1607 or the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 702-229-1100.

A birth certificate is required to register. Practices are set for once or twice each week for in locations to be determined. There will likely be six to eight games, based on size of league. Divisions include: Pee Wee (ages 6-8); Juniors (9-11); and Seniors (12-14).

Participants must purchase their own mouthpieces and rubber cleats. Coaches are always needed. There is a city championship planned for the top four teams in each division for an additional $10 fee.

CAMP PLANNED MARCH 25-29 AT VETERANS MEMORIAL LEISURE SERVICES CENTER

Spring Youth Flag Football Leagues for boys and girls 6 to 14 have games scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, March 16 through May 11.

A Spring Break Kids Camp is planned from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 25-29 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

The camp is for children 6 to 11. Youths need to bring a sack lunch and snacks each day. Enjoy sports, games and arts and crafts.

The cost is $75 for the first child and $70 for each additional child. For more information, call 702-229-1100.

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