Feb. 6, 2014 

FEBRUARY?  Already?  Things have been a little crazy in the news lately, with the taxpayer–funded arena downtown. If you want to discuss any news you hear with me personally, please call my cell at (702) 592-8822.

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman Details of the New Mylar World Team Tennis
This link will take you to their detailed press release from Tuesday, Feb. 4. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman welcomed the team to Las Vegas and the Amanda & Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center Feb. 4.

City Of Las Vegas Launches New Business Portal
Businesses Can Now Manage Their Accounts Online

The city of Las Vegas this week launched a new online business portal that can be found on the city’s website at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/. Anyone holding a business license in the city can now conduct licensing and renewals through a personalized online account at their convenience. This is a huge advance, because it replaces the current 30-year-old system, allowing the city to take advantage of today’s online technology. Some of the features include:

  • Online applications for expanded license categories and real-time tracking of application processing;
  • Online permit applications;
  • Uploading of documents and attachments;
  • Online reporting and payment of gaming licenses and taxes;
  • Ability to manage and pay multiple licenses in a single transaction;
  • Allows payments on a 24-hour basis with a new midnight deadline for payments rather than the traditional 5 p.m. workday for all transactions;
  • Manages changes in licenses and payments for multiple licenses and businesses;
  • Electronic invoices, notification and correspondence;
  • E-check and credit-card payments.

The new licensing portal will continue to add services and features over the next year and will provide enhanced coordination with state agencies and other local government licensing.

Free Shredding Event
Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to noon.
AnSan Sister City Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave.
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 Councilman
Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Starbucks, 2120 N. Rampart Blvd. at Lake Mead Blvd.
Have a meeting with coffee and lively conversation with Councilman Beers. Have a cup and swap stories, tell jokes or ask questions in a personal, informal way.

Beer with Beers
Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Road.
Councilman Bob Beers invites residents age 21 and older to join him for a beer and a chat about what is happening in Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas. For more information, call (702) 229-2144.


Tumbling for Cheerleaders (8-15 years)
Saturdays, February-May, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Service Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive (north of Alta), (702) 229-1100.
Cost: $20/month-long session; 4 classes each session.
Learn skills, to include cartwheel, round-off, handspring, walkover, splits and forward/backward rolls; no lifts, stunts or aerials.

Children’s Gardening Program 2014 (ages 7-12)
Two Saturdays monthly, February through May.
Cost:  $50 per child, plus handbook purchase (includes award pins and certificates).
Two Locations: 4734 Horse Drive and 8050 Paradise Road.
See the flier, email johnsonk@unce.unr.edu or call (702) 257-5523 for detailed information or registration.

Free HOA Education Classes
Homeowners Association State Ombudsman Office
See what classes are offered online. Email your registration to OMBCLASSES@RED.STATE.NV.US or call (702) 486-4480.  Classes are free!

First Tuesday Program
On the first Tuesday of every month, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department opens its doors to valley substations from 7 to 9 p.m. in order for the community to have an open forum of communication with the police officers who patrol their neighborhoods. This is an excellent opportunity for the residents of Ward 2 to learn more about what is going on in their community.  Learn more about upcoming First Tuesday events here.

Check Out Downtown’s First Friday – Feb. 7
The air is light and the spirit festive in downtown, where, once a month, the pedestrian-friendly streets transform into a huge block party during First Friday. First Friday is a stage for local galleries and Las Vegas' vital downtown cultural scene. It's a place to meet friends new and old, and rejoice in the preservation and innovation of an historical neighborhood. Visitors come from near and far to people-watch, sample new restaurants and revel at area bars. Learn more about First Fridays here.

An Open Mic Night is set from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays at Grape Street Cafe, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Musicians, comedians and magicians are welcome to take the mic and show off their talents. Jason Hutchings, a local musician and songwriter, produces and hosts the events. To go along with it, Grape Street offers a reverse happy hour, with half off appetizers and buy-one-get-one-free glasses of wine or beer. Call (702) 228-9463.

The Suncoast Showroom, 9090 Alta Drive, plans to offer free entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays unless otherwise noted. Visit www.suncoastcasino.com.

Music at T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort
Dave Ritz is slated to perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays; must be 21 or older. Sophia Maria is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Rick Duarte from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Call (702) 797-7777.  

Zowie Bowie featuring Chris Phillips
Zowie Bowie at 10 p.m. Fridays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Doors open at 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit www.redrock.sclv.com.

Line Dance Lessons at Rocks Lounge
Line dance lessons are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort, Guests must be 21 or older. Visit www.redrock.sclv.com.

Live complimentary music is scheduled at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd. Pizza Lounge plans to host music from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. View Wine Bar & Kitchen at the Market LV plans music from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. La Casa Cigars & Lounge has a Cuban jazz band scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays, a saxophonist from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Thursdays, jazz and Motown from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and the Sinatra Band from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays. Visit tivolivillagelv.com.

Bluesman Bobby Jonz
Bluesman Bobby Jonz headlines a celebrity guests dinner show from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at The Mad Greek Cafe, 8565 W. Sahara Ave. The show is free to diners. Call (702) 242-7669 for reservations.

The Las Vegas Farmers Market
Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gardens Park, 10401 Garden Park Drive.
Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Drive.
Find produce from regional farmers, baked goods and artisan crafts. Visit lasvegasfarmersmarket.com or call (702) 562-2676.

fresh52 Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Village, 440 S. Rampart Blvd.
Visit www.fresh52.com/.

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