March 16, 2011 

Early Voting For The City of Las Vegas Municipal Primary Election Continues Through March 31
Check Sample Ballots For Dates And Times Of Early Voting Locations 
Early voting for the Las Vegas Municipal Primary Election is taking place now through March 31. Las Vegas registered voters may vote at any of the convenient early voting sites or on Election Day at their designated polling place.

Sample ballots sent to all registered voters will have dates and times of early voting locations at the Las Vegas City Clerk’s office, Meadows Mall and convenient neighborhood locations.

During early voting and on Election Day, all city voters can vote for mayor and municipal judge for Departments 2, 3 and 5. Residents living in Wards 1, 3 and 5 can vote for a City Council candidate who would represent their areas.

Every vote counts because some seats may be decided in the Primary Election. According to the Las Vegas City Charter, if one candidate receives more than a majority of votes during the Primary Election, he or she must be declared elected. No General City Election would be held for that office.

However, if no candidate receives that majority in the primary, the names of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes are placed on the ballot for the General Election. The General Election is scheduled for June 7 and residents have until 9 p.m. on May 17 to register to vote for those races.

A complete listing of Early Vote locations, dates and times is available in the sample ballot sent to all registered voters, on the city of Las Vegas Election Web site at or by contacting the Las Vegas City Clerk at 229-6311, TTY 386-9108.

2011 Scholarship Application Now Available!

This year Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP) has partnered with the Public Education Foundation to administer its scholarships. The criteria and process are a little different from past years. This year, there will be separate application deadlines for graduating high school students and returning college students.

This application is strictly to award 10 “Returning College Students” $1,000 scholarships to continue working toward completing their degrees. Please go online to be taken to the list of scholarships available from the Public Education Foundation. You can apply for as many as you’d like and you are encouraged to do so. The scholarship can be found under “Southern NV Hispanic Education Program.” The deadline is April 4.

If you have any questions, or need guidance or assistance, please contact Minerva Navarrette at 467-5298.

Young Women's Conference To Take Place April 9
Women Of All Ages Invited To Attend

Women of all ages are invited to the West Las Vegas Arts Center on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the annual Young Women's Conference. This year’s theme is “The Sacred Woman … As I Value Myself, I Become Invaluable to the World.” Admission is free. An advance reservation is required. The center is located at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and West Las Vegas Library. Women of all ages are encouraged to actively participate in the many workshops, lecture demonstrations and collective community dialogue throughout the day. The goal is to guide, mentor and enlighten 300 young women, ages 17–25, as they discover and cultivate their unique purpose using wisdom, courage and self-determination to better themselves, to positively impact the community and to uplift the world. Each participant is encouraged to bring a mentor, mom, aunt, or friend to the event. Young ladies are requested to wear a white blouse to accompany their chosen attire.

In addition to several workshops, lecture demonstrations and community dialogue, New York author Queen Afua will be the featured speaker. For more than 37 years she has been revered as a community scientist and health activist within Brooklyn, N.Y., and abroad. Additional facilitators include Franklyn Verley, a 13-year city of Las Vegas employee, resident, and current host of "Like It Is” on KCEP 88.1 FM radio; and Colette IyaLe Lundy, a personal development strategist and coach.

Call the center at (702) 229-4800 for reservations and more information.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum Offering All New Summer Camps
Weekly Camp Programs Begin In June; Registration Is Now Open!

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum is expanding its summer programming offerings in 2011 to include all new summer camps, and registration opened March 12.

The museum’s interactive educational mission continues with summer camp programs. Campers will investigate, invent, experiment, interpret, strategize, discover and share what they’ve learned. But, most importantly, they’ll have fun using their minds and engaging with others.

Weekly camps sessions begin the week of June 13 and run through the week of Aug. 15. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. for children ages 6-9 or 10-12. A wide variety of camp themes are available, including Amazing Animals, Physics Fun, Chemistry Concoctions, Eco Investigations and Earth & Space. One new camp theme is based on the featured exhibition “Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home,” which is set to open in the museum’s Cultural Gallery on June 4.

Camp prices are $155 per week for museum members and $180 per week for non-members. For complete summer camp schedules, details and registration information, go online. Parents can register for Lied Discovery Children’s Museum summer camps by calling (702) 382-KIDS.

Lied Discovery Children's Museum is located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North in downtown Las Vegas and features more than 100 interactive exhibits based on science, art and culture for children and families. For more information, go online or call (702) 382-3445.

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