June 27, 2013 



Mac King, Bob Beers, Jeff Civillico at Bruce Trent TrailsHappy summer to everyone!  From the look of the highways versus local streets, it appears that many of us are taking vacation now that school is out.  For those of you who had seniors graduating, as I did, congratulations!  Best wishes to those high school and college graduates, as well as their families!

Besides attending our always-fabulous Summerlin Parade on July 4, there are plenty of great events in our area to entertain and amaze you.

Mac King and Jeff Civillico with Councilman Beers at the June 1st dedication of the Bruce Trent Trails grand opening.

Don’t forget our Ward 2 “Sizzling for Green” free event July 27.  Bring unwanted prescription drugs for disposal, as well as clothing, small household appliances and cell phones for charitable donation, and your documents that need to be shredded. Clean out the medicine cabinet and bring those outdated, unneeded, and leftover prescriptions for safe and legal disposal. See all the details in the July calendar below.

CLUB READ
So, while you are looking for things for children to do this summer, the library district is conducting its Club Read summer reading program through Aug. 3.  For every five books read, children will earn a “book buck,” which can be redeemed for a book at any used bookstore run by the library district’s foundation. Once they reach 20 books, they earn a larger prize, based on their age.  For more information and events, visit www.lvccld.org/.

SUMMER THEATRE
The Spring Mountain Ranch Super Summer Theatre has tickets available for the 2013 season. Set in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Spring Mountain Ranch offers evening performances under the stars. Advance tickets are $12 plus a handling charge. Children 5 or younger are admitted free. This summer’s show lineup includes:

  • "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” July 10-27;
  • “Legally Blonde the Musical,” Aug. 7-24;
  • “The Producers,” Sept. 5-21.

Call 702-594-7529 or visit online for tickets and information.

VETERANS MEMORIAL LEISURE SERVICES CENTER NEWS
I’m pleased to announce that we have been able to add two more handicapped parking spaces on the north side of the building at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center.  The signage, painting and striping were completed last week.

WARD 2 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 2 news, events and opportunities is scheduled to begin airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 July 25. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.

COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS ONLINE
The city of Las Vegas now is offering a new service to those looking to comment on items on City Council or Planning Commission agendas. As soon as the agendas are posted on the city of Las Vegas website, residents can click on any item that interests them and leave a comment. These comments become part of the official record if submitted before the item is heard by the council, just as they would if the residents were at the meeting making comments in person or submitted a letter. The new system is another way that the city is working to make city government more accessible to citizens and to make it as convenient as possible to participate in the process.

Once an item is selected by the user from the upcoming agenda, a button marked “comment” will appear above the supporting materials for the item. Clicking the button will take users to a page where they can enter their comments. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 10 at 9 a.m. in City Hall. The agenda will be available for comments July 3.

CONTACT US
My staff and I try to respond quickly to your issues and always want your opinions on how we can improve our neighborhood and our city.  We continue to rely on your input and suggestions.  I am always available to talk to any of my constituents on my personal cell phone at 592-8822 or by e-mail at bbeers@lasvegasnevada.gov.

My staff contacts are below and they often are faster than me at starting to get issues resolved.   Please feel free to call or e-mail them directly.  Thank you!

John Bear         702-229-2420 jbear@lasvegasnevada.gov
Vicky Skilbred  702-229-2144 vskilbred@lasvegasnevada.gov

JULY EVENTS

Yankee Doodle at the Pool (all ages)
Wednesday, July 3, noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $1 for ages 4-17; $2 for ages 18-49; $1.50 for ages 50+; and free for ages 0-3.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Participate in water games and activities in celebration of Independence Day.

Patriotic Parade by Summerlin Council
Thursday, July 4, 9 a.m.
Hills Center Drive from Hillpointe to Trailwood Drive.
This time-honored tradition allows friends, family and neighbors to show their colors while gathering for an old-fashioned hometown parade through the streets of Summerlin!  The parade travels along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe and Hills Center, concluding on Trailwood Drive. Arrive early to get a prime viewing area along Hills Center Drive. For more information on the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, call 341-5500 or visit online.  

Another Hot Tropical Night Pool Party (all ages)
Saturday, July 13, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training (ages 11-15)
July 16-19 and Aug. 17-18. 
Cost: $75 per child.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
If you want to learn how to responsibly care for children and infants, this training is for you! This training, which includes child and infant CPR, will teach basic first-aid skills, give pointers on starting your own babysitter business, and much more!

Dash and Splash
Saturday, July 20, 7:30 a.m. arrival; race begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 on event day.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Begin with a 1.5-mile run starting at Pavilion Center Pool and winding through Veterans Memorial Park. Race will conclude with a 300-meter swim at Pavilion Center Pool. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.

Dive In Movie Night! (all ages)
Saturday, July 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Movie will be announced one week prior to event. Take a dip in the pool, lounge on a raft or in a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost. All pool rules apply. Call 229-6309 or 229-1488 for more information.

Ward 2 Coffee with the Councilman
Friday, July 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks, 1990 Village Center Circle, Suite 1.
Start the morning with Councilman Bob Beers and take advantage of this opportunity to talk about Ward 2, the city of Las Vegas, or anything else of interest to the community.

Sizzling for Green Event
Saturday, July 27, 8 to 11 a.m.
All-American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive, at Oakey Boulevard.
Free
Bring unwanted prescriptions for legal disposal as well as clothing, small household appliance and cell phones for charitable donation, and your documents that need to be shredded. Donations and complimentary shredding take place in the southern parking lot (third Buffalo entrance south of Charleston Boulevard). Documents for shredding are limited to five boxes per vehicle. This is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old documents and unwanted prescription drugs. 

AUGUST EVENTS

Ward 2 Back-to-School Fair and Movie in the Park
Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Free admission.
AnSan Sister City Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave. at Villa Monterey. Join Councilman Beers for the back-to-school fair and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie under the stars. Free school supplies and binders will be given out, and light refreshments will be provided, while supplies last. Enjoy a balloon artist, face painters and jump house, too.

Dash and Splash
Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. arrival; race begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 on event day.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Begin with a 1.5-mile run starting at Pavilion Center Pool and winding through Veterans Memorial Park. Race will conclude with a 300-meter swim at Pavilion Center Pool. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.

Dive In Movie Night! (all ages)
Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Movie will be announced one week prior to event. Take a dip in the pool, lounge on a raft or in a deck chair while watching a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost. All pool rules apply. Call 229-6309 or 229-1488 for more information.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training (ages 11-15)
Aug. 17-18.
Cost: $75 per child.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
If you want to learn how to responsibly care for children and infants, this training is for you! This training, which includes child and infant CPR, will teach basic first-aid skills, give pointers on starting your own babysitter business, and much more!


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