YOUR WEEKEND: Learn about homeownership and catch a show for free on Saturday

Student Showcase at East Las Vegas Community Senior Center

Join the fun at the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., June 28 as it presents the “Student Showcase” from 2 to 5 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and will feature the works of students whose star is ripe for shining.

On the main stage, see students show off their salsa, senior dance and children’s ballet folklorico skills. Musical performances from mariachi to guitar also are scheduled.

If performance isn’t your bag, then grab a soft drink and a snack and admire the artwork exhibitions in drawing, pottery, weaving and painting.

The event is a great way to check out the center and  enroll for the upcoming Summer II session. Some classes are offered in Spanish. Prices range from $25-$75 per six-week session, starting July 22 and running through Aug. 30. For more information, call 229-1515.

—Jeannette Carrillo

Free homeownership seminar

June is National Homeownership Month and several area nonprofit organizations are celebrating by hosting Housing Heatwave, a free homeownership seminar June 28.

The City Impact Center, a faith-based community group, hosts the event at its facility at 950 E. Sahara Ave., starting at 10 a.m.

Participants can learn about FHA loans and home inspections as well as taking part in a mock title company closing ceremony. The sponsor of the event is the Home HOPE Foundation, headed by local real estate broker Dawn Lane (pictured right). HOPE provides free educational services to first-time buyers and can steer many prospective homeowners to financial assistance programs geared toward families and individuals with incomes below the median level. Local representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will also be on hand. To learn more, visit the organization’s site or call 497-6967.

—John Maltby/Photo by John Maltby

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