Oct. 10, 2013 

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Councilman Bob Beers

October Citizen of the Month

Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers recognized the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as the Citizen of the Month for October.  The PGA Tour tournament, which benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children, is taking place Oct. 14-20 at the Tournament Players Club.  PGA Tour tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving.

Shriners Hospitals for Children provide innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The hospitals provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. 

More information about the tournament and volunteer opportunities is available on the tournament’s website

Saturday, Oct. 12, to Sunday, Oct. 13
Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive.
The Summerlin Art Festival is a popular and established outdoor fine art festival that also features music, food and entertainment. Set in beautiful Summerlin Centre Community Park, this 19th annual event will feature the works of more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople, as well as include sidewalk chalk art created by participants of all ages and skill levels.

Friday, Oct. 18, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks, southeast corner of Lake Mead and Rainbow boulevards
Come sip some java with Councilman Beers and discuss the city, our neighborhood, or any other topic of interest to you.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1100. (next to Palo Verde High School)
Please join Councilman Beers for a fun day filled with music provided by DJ Brando, along with Halloween activities for the kids. Enjoy craft projects, a costume contest, games, face painting and jump houses. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Kids have the opportunity to trunk or treat at the awesomely decorated cars in the car show. The vehicles will be decorated for Halloween. Help us pick the spookiest! All makes, models and years are welcome in the car show. Vendors are welcome. This family event is sponsored by Councilman Beers. Call (702) 229-6405 for more information or visit the Trunk or Treat Web page.

Watch the latest episode of “Access City Council” with Councilman Bob Beers on the Web. On the next episode, which will begin airing Oct. 22 on KCLV-TV 2, Councilman Beers will be discussing Alert ID and how its crime reports compare to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department statistics. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.


Food Drive and Kids’ Bike for the Bank Event
Join the city of Las Vegas active adult and senior centers, and the Las Vegas Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Oct. 14-Nov. 15 in collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Jude 22 Senior Nutrition Center. Jude 22 is a nonprofit food pantry that supplies supplemental food for seniors who have low, moderate or zero income. See the flier.
A separate “Kids Bike for the Bank” event at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center (VMLSC) Oct. 22-23 will celebrate Nevada’s birthday with a safe bike event for kids while gathering non-perishable food items for the Jude 22 Senior Nutrition Center. Collection boxes at the center, located at 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, are available for collecting donations from the community. Pre-school children enrolled in classes at VMLSC will bring their bikes both mornings to complete laps on a special bike trail at the center. Friends and family can support the food drive as well by “pledging” a non-perishable donation for every lap completed by a child. Participants will enjoy cupcakes and juice to celebrate Nevada’s birthday at the end of each session.

Vegas Valley Book Festival (all ages)
Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.; and Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
Most events and activities free and open to the public. See featured authors and schedules at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/.
The largest annual literary event in Las Vegas, the book festival will bring together more literary and cultural programs than ever before. The festival is expected to feature more than 100 authors and events, with special sections for adults, children, young adults and comic book aficionados. Enjoy panel discussions, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. There are lots of fun activities for youth on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. This festival is supported by public funding for the arts through the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Vegas Valley Book Festival is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Las Vegas chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design; Barnes & Noble; and Nevada Humanities, a festival founder.

City Of Las Vegas Offers Fall Swimming Lessons At Two Pools
The city of Las Vegas continues to offer swimming lessons at both Pavilion Center Pool and Municipal Pool through mid-December. Drowning continues as the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. Teaching children to swim is recommended to prevent drowning. Lessons at the indoor Pavilion Center Pool, located at 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, are offered Mondays/Wednesdays, Tuesdays/Thursdays/ and Fridays starting at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings.
Lessons at the indoor Municipal Pool, located at 431 E. Bonanza Road, are offered Mondays/Wednesdays evenings, Tuesday/Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Group lessons cost $25 for six lessons. Private lessons are priced at $100 for six 45-minute sessions; semi-private lessons (two or three students) cost $50 for six 45-minute sessions. See the information available online for detailed lesson registration information or call (702) 229-6309 for assistance. 

Free Shredding Event
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1100.
Bring your documents that need to be shredded. Complimentary shredding takes place in the southern parking lot. Limit of five boxes per vehicle. This is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old documents. Call (702) 229-6405 for more information. 

Coffee With The Mayor & Councilman
Monday, Nov. 18, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks, 1990 Village Centre Circle, in the Von’s Shopping Center.
Residents looking to meet and converse with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Councilman Bob Beers will have the opportunity in this Summerlin Starbucks. Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents who have issues to discuss, or would simply like to meet the mayor.

Beers with Beers
Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
John Cutter, 11770 W. Charleston Blvd. (west of 215 in Albertson’s center)
Join the Councilman for an adult libation, lively conversation, Thursday Night Football and discuss anything that interests you at this grill and tavern neighborhood gathering spot.

The city of Las Vegas’ annual Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) grant application process is open now through Nov. 22, 2013. YNAPP offers grants for up to $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. The program requires youth to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits. Go online for information and the application forms. 20716  Call (702) 229-5406 or e-mail lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov for more information. Applications will be reviewed by the YNAPP board, whose members are appointed by the City Council. Funding recommendations will be presented to the City Council for final approval in February 2014.

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