April 8, 2013 



FREE BUSINESS LEGAL SEMINAR APRIL 9
Laura Thalacker will speaking about labor and employment in an April 9 seminar, one in a series being offered by the city of Las Vegas and the Lionel Sawyer & Collins law firm. The seminars, which focus on legal issues for businesses, are held at the Historic Fifth Street School, located at 401 S. Fourth St.  All seminars begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. The final seminar in the series is scheduled for April 16, and will focus on trusts and estate planning. Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. to Darren Harris with the city of Las Vegas at dmharris@lasvegasnevada.gov or 229-6862. For more information about the speakers or the programs, contact Sharon Allen of Lionel Sawyer & Collins at sallen@lionelsawyer.com.

CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING MEETINGS APRIL 9
The Las Vegas City Council will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, and the Plannng Commission will meet at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. Council and Planning Commission agenda items of particular interest to Ward 5 residents can be found here. The complete agendas are available here. Please join me for the council meeting if your schedule allows.

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS FUND GRANTS
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 grants neighborhood funding. Grant applications are being accepted now. The deadline to submit completed applications is April 18. For more information, go online or contact Maria Castillo-Couch at 229-6881 or by e-mail at mccouch@lasvegasnevada.gov.  

PIRATE FEST APRIL 26-28
Bring the family to Pirate Fest Las Vegas, a family-oriented fantasy festival of pirates and faeries sponsored by the city of Las Vegas. Enjoy music, entertainers, vendors, food, games, activities and more! Discover the "Legend of the Pirates of The Dry Lands" and the curse that keeps them from the sea. Plan to participate Friday April 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; or Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Lorenzi Park, located at 3333 W. Washington Ave. School children enter for free April 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pirates will invade Fremont Street Experience Friday and Saturday nights after the festival! Go online for all the details.

NEHEMIAH MINISTRIES COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR APRIL 20
Nehemiah Ministries Christrian Church is hosting a community health fair Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 3606 N. Rancho Drive, Suite 144. See the flier for all the details on free tests, exams and vaccinations sponsored by community health partners. Enjoy bounce houses, raffle prizes, entertainment and more. Be sure to bring vaccination records for those who want vaccinations. For more information, call 412-0060 or 645-2544.

FREE NONPROFIT INTRODUCTION CLASSES
Two introductory courses on nonprofit organizations are free and made available downtown through the joint efforts of UNLV, United Way of Southern Nevada and a consortium of nonprofit professional membership organizations in our community including NGPA, AFP, ANN, YNPN and DOVIA. UNLV offers a professional certificate for nonprofit management and leadership, with courses offered this spring, summer and fall at the Historic Fifth Street School. See the flier.

VEGAS ROOTS COMMUNITY GARDEN “EXTREME GARDEN MAKEOVER”
Monday, April 22, 10 a.m.
711 N. Tonopah Drive, at Bonanza Road. 
DirecTV will be doing an "Extreme Garden Makeover" for television at the Vegas Roots Community Garden, and they will have nearly 350 volunteers from around the country. They will be contributing $45,000 worth of supplies and labor to do a beautification project in honor of Earth Day. Contact Rosalind Brooks for additional information at 281-7031 or e-mail togetherwecan10@gmail.com.

GRANTS TRAINING MAY 22-23
United Way of Southern Nevada and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Las Vegas, May 22-23.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 420-megabyte resource CD that's packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited; online reservations are necessary. Click here for full event details.

F STREET UPDATE
The Nevada Department of Transportation has approved Las Vegas Paving for the contract to re-open F Street in the amount of $13.6 million. The project is expected to begin construction within the next two months and be completed within 20-24 months.


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