Sept. 6, 2012 

Welcome to my Ward 2 Newsletter. I invite you to visit our Web page for more information. Ask your neighbors and friends to register for the newsletter there, as well.

Help us recognize the best people in our city. E-mail me using the link to the right if you know an outstanding Ward 2 resident who you believe should be recognized.

One of my joys in public service is to help the citizens of Ward 2 and our wonderful Las Vegas area as a whole. If you have a problem and would like us to look into it, then please call our office at 229-6405 or e-mail me using the link to the right.

Upcoming Events

Coffee with the Mayor
Monday, Sept. 10, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Come meet Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and me at Starbucks at Village Center Circle and Trailwood in Summerlin. Have some coffee, get your picture taken and chat about our wonderful city of Las Vegas. Everyone is welcome.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Ready for New Explorer Scout Recruits
The Explorer Program is currently accepting online applications for new members. Anyone interested in the program is encouraged to come to the Explorer Program First Timer’s meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., and find out more. Prior to attending the First Timer’s meeting, prospective applicants must first apply online.

Arts Connection Presents "Out of the Desert"
Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Ansan Sister City Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave. at Villa Monterey.
Based in Las Vegas, "Out of the Desert" is a great bluegrass band formed in 2008. Much of that year was spent developing their special arrangements of traditional as well as more contemporary bluegrass music. The band is made up of John Lundmark (guitar and vocals), Mark Sanders (banjo and vocals), Rick Seligman (fiddle), Jon Meek (dobro, mandolin and harmony vocals), and Brian Burns (bass and harmony vocals). The concert is free and open to the public. Bring your blanket, picnic, and enjoy some great music.

Village Square Carnival for Make-A-Wish®
Sept. 23
9400 W. Sahara Ave.
Village Square Carnival to benefit Make-A-Wish® in collaboration with Cold Stone Creamery. This carnival-themed event will include interactive games, inflatables, jugglers and live music. Enjoy a specially crafted ice cream designed by a Wish child. Free samples to all carnival participants.

Beers with Beers
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. to ?
Angel Park Golf Course Restaurant, 100 S. Rampart Blvd.
Have an after-work beer, cocktail or soft drink with me. Chat about what is going on in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas. Then, stick around for rock/pop musician Nick Mattera on the patio. Everyone is welcome.

Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event
“Readings in the Pumpkin Patch” (all ages)
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free for the first 300 cars; $3 per car for additional vehicles.
Gilcrease Orchard, 7800 Tenaya Way.
A celebration of books, readings and music in the community’s historic orchard, with kids’ bookmaking projects, local children’s authors, book signings, and more. For more information, call 229-5431.

Trunk or Treat Car Show
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public.  Car show registration is $25 in advance, $35 cash at the event.
Enjoy the fourth annual Trunk or Treat Car Show – wonderful cars decorated for Halloween, kids games, prizes, costume contests, food, fun, jump house and trick-or-treating with all the car owners. A fun time will be had by all. See the flier, download the car show registration form, or get more information at

Summerlin Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission.
Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive.
Valley residents are invited to attend the 18th annual Summerlin Art Festival, one of Las Vegas’ largest and most colorful outdoor art events. Nearly 100 artists and craftsman from throughout the southwestern United States will display their works. Collections include paintings, glasswork, pottery, jewelry, metal works, sculpture, mixed media and more. The event also features colorful chalk art masterpieces created using the park sidewalks as a canvas. More than 60 local aspiring artists will produce chalk art pieces as part of the traditional chalk art competition. Non-competing artists are welcome to add their creation to the sidewalk for a nominal fee of $5, which includes sidewalk space, a knee pad and chalk. Summerlin Art Festival also features a full entertainment line-up, including live music, dance performances, food art demonstrations, children’s activities and more. A wide variety of food and beverage will be available for purchase. For more information, visit

Other Activities in Ward 2 and Around Town

Guitar Basics 101
Sundays, Sept. 9, 16, 23; noon to 1 p.m. 
Free class. 
Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
Bring your own guitar. Call 507-3631 for more information.

“Moment in Time” Movie Series
Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m.
Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.
"Funny Girl" movie, starring Barbra Streisand. Call 507-3860 for more information.

Farmer’s Markets

Las Vegas Farmers Market®
Wednesdays, 4 to 8 p.m.
Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. (Rampart at Vegas Drive)

Tivoli Village Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tivoli Vilage, Rampart at Alta.

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market 
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Casino Center at Stewart Avenue

The 11th Annual Vegas Valley Book Festival
Nov. 1-3
Most programs scheduled at the Historic Fifth Street School and the Clark County Library. The festival is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; American Institute of Graphic Artists, Las Vegas chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; and Nevada Humanities, a festival founder. A schedule of events and a roster of featured authors will be posted online at For more information, call 229-5431.

Free HOA Education Classes
HOA State Ombudsman Office
Email your registration to OMBCLASSES@RED.STATE.NV.US or call 486-4480.  Classes are free!

Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to noon. 
“An Overview of HOA Living”
Desert View Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd., Summerlin.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
“HOA Financial Statements”
The Bradley Building, 2501 East Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
“Reserve Studies”
The Bradley Building, 2501 East Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.

Thrsday, Sept. 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
“Reserve Studies”
Greenbriar Townhouse HOA, 704 Greenbriar Townhouse Way, Las Vegas.

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