Sunrise/Whitney Neighborhood News, Oct. 9-15

The Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., plans to host a Teen Read Week Facebook Contest Sunday through Oct. 20. Teens are invited to log on to and post the title of their favorite book on the wall of the Whitney Library’s Facebook page. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

For more information, visit or call 507-4010.


The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners plan to host free flu immunization and health clinics at several valley locations.

The clinics are planned for 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center, 7220 S. Cimarron Road, Suite 195; 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital San Martin Campus’ Aljian Conference Center, 8280 W. Warm Springs Road; and noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Clark County Fire Department Station 26, 4030 El Capitan Way. The clinics will provide shots on a first-come, first-served basis. Children older than 6 months, adolescents and adults are eligible for the inoculations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that everyone 6 months or older receive the flu vaccine each year.

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Town Advisory Boards to meet

The Paradise Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Paradise Recreation and Community Services Center, 4775 S. McLeod Drive.

The Winchester Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The Whitney Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 E. Missouri Ave.

The Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hollywood Recreation and Community Services Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd.

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Submit art for Day of the Dead exhibit

Clark County Parks and Recreation is seeking art submissions to be displayed at the Day of the Dead exhibition scheduled for Oct. 23 through Nov. 3 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Works must relate to the holiday, which celebrates the lives of past and present loved ones. Artists must be 14 or older and residents of Clark County. A $100 prize is slated for best of show. Works may be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 17 or 18. For more information, visit or call 455-7340.


The Scream! 5K/1-mile event is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Fleet Feet Sports Las Vegas, 7575 W. Washington Ave., Suite 123. Dress in your scariest costume for a fun run that follows the Bonanza Trail past Kellogg-Zaher Park, then returns for a celebration including treats, games, refreshments and a costume contest.

Registration fee is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the one-mile event. Participants for Scream! must register no later than Oct. 19 in order to be guaranteed a shirt in their requested size. For more information, visit or call 458-3338.

Discover Downtown on bike tour

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada invites cyclists to the Downtown Soul Ride, a free, poker run-style tour of downtown scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The ride coincides with Rediscover Downtown Day ( Riders will gather at the RTC’s administrative building, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. Green Girl, a promoter of sustainability, plans to guide the tour. Stops along the way include The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Mob Museum, The Beat Coffeehouse and Le Thai. Las Vegas Cyclery plans to provide free bike rentals and prizes for cyclists. To register, visit

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