March 5, 2013 


Summerlin Library

Finally Fridays
Fridays at 3 p.m.
Video games, work on crafts, or just have some snacks.

Teen Tech Week
Friday, March 15, 3 p.m.
Try your hand at Mario Kart, set up a crazy photo op (bring your own camera), or just come hang out and relax.

Saturday, March 16, 3 p.m.
Learn how to make an awesome comic book wrist band.

Sahara West Library

Spring Break Teen Art Camp
Monday-Wednesday, March 25-27
All sorts of hands-on art projects.
For registration call 507-3644

Teen Book Club
Tuesdays, March 26, April 30, and May 28, 4 p.m.
Low-pressure, fun book club.

The Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) is designed to assist in improving the livability of city neighborhoods through community matched funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The NPF program grants up to $5,000, which must be matched by the neighborhood with cash, volunteer labor, donated supplies, equipment or professional services. When residents volunteer for improvement projects, they meet their neighbors and work side by side. Communication improves, relationships are formed and community spirit is developed. Such is the impact of this type of small grant neighborhood funding.
Eligible neighborhood associations, homeowners associations or business associations must:

  • be located within the city of Las Vegas.
  • be registered with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (projects need to be implemented within the registered neighborhood's boundaries).
  • have a majority of the association’s members living or operating businesses in the neighborhood.
  • demonstrate neighborhood support for the proposed project / program.

Applications now are available for fiscal year 2013/2014 through, an online paperless process. You will find links below for information relating to the NPF application process. Applicants will use to submit their applications. No paper applications will be accepted. Application submission deadline is Thursday, April 18, at midnight.

A workshop on the application process will be held in Ward 2 on Tuesday, March 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center in Classroom 4.  The center is located at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive (north of Alta). For more information about the grant program or application process, please review the city’s website or contact the NPF Grant Coordinator Maria Castillo Couch at 229-6881 or

Chinita Mexican Bar & Grill and NVPC Fix, a computer repair company, held their grand openings in January.  The businesses are located in the Village Square commercial center, which is located on the northwest corner of Fort Apache and Sahara. 

AARP is offering assistance with your tax returns.  This program will be held in the Summerlin Library conference room on Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, on a first-come first-served basis. The program runs until April 1.  For more information about the program, please call AARP at 888-687-2277 or the Summerlin Library at 507-3866.

The city of Las Vegas has made great progress in dealing with its budget over the last few years to ensure the city remains financially stable, while also maintaining high customer service levels. Thanks to residents’ feedback, some services have actually been restored or added, and the results over the last six months have shown positive impacts on the community.

Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing stories about how these restored and new services are benefitting you. Our first story affects not just humans, but their four-legged friends. Visit the city’s website to learn more! 

Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. walk starts.
W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, Tenaya Way and Alexander Road
Join Easter Seals Nevada and Ward 2 staff for a two-mile family fun walk around W. Wayne Bunker Family Park in support of children and adults with developmental disabilities. After the walk, enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt and carnival, including games, food and entertainment. To register, visit the Ward 2 Team page.

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to noon.
Free and open to the public.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, 229-1100.
Bring the family to enjoy DJ music, photos with Easter Bunny, egg hunts, craft projects, games, face painting, jump houses and raffle drawings.

Summerlin Half-Marathon
Hundreds of walkers and runners are expected to participate in the third annual Summerlin Half Marathon on Saturday, April 13. The 13.1-mile course meanders through seven Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system, which runs through Summerlin’s most scenic parks and natural arroyos. It all starts at 7 a.m. at the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Registration fees start at $65. For additional information, or to register for this event, visit online.

Tour de Summerlin
More than 500 cyclists will pedal through the master-planned community of Summerlin and adjacent Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area during the 13th annual Tour de Summerlin, one of the largest and most scenic cycling events in Southern Nevada. Routes include a 40-, 75- and 100-mile option, to accommodate cyclists of all levels. It all starts Saturday, April 20, at 7 a.m. in Summerlin. Registration fees start at $60. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. For additional information, or to register for this event, visit

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