Forced crosswalk at Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School – a cooperative success story.
INCREASED SCHOOL SAFETY THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS FUND
Problem: Parents and kids jaywalking while traffic is moving.
Creative solution: Partner with the PTA, Summerlin and the city using the Neighborhood Partners Fund matching grant program. A fence was constructed. It not only looks nice, but it was done in time for school and it pushes people to the crosswalk. This is one of three safety projects Councilman Beers has helped facilitate in Ward 2 with this year’s funding. Have safety problems in your neighborhood? Contact the Ward 2 office and let’s see if there is a solution.
Las Vegas Elks Lodge and Computers for Kids
Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd., between Arville Street and Valley View Boulevard.
Bring your computers and electronics to the Elks Lodge to benefit children all over the valley and support the nonprofit Computers For Kids, who securely recycle computers and help underprivileged kids get a complete system and software. Disk drives are securely erased consistent with Department of Defense standards, so no more worries about your data. All computers and electronics, working or not, will be accepted. No TVs or CRT monitors can be accepted.
Beers With Beers
Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Porchlight Grille, 8416 W. Desert Inn Road (east side of Von’s Shopping Center).
Have a drink and ask questions, or just watch football with Councilman Bob Beers.
A Taste of Shakespeare in Summerlin
Saturday, Oct. 5, noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission and open to the public.
The Hills Park in Summerlin, 9110 Hillpointe Road.
Please join Councilman Bob Beers, Mayor Pro Tem Stavros S. Anthony, the Summerlin Council and Howard Hughes Corporation to enjoy eight scenes from some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, as well as face painting and other family-friendly activities. A new scene begins every half-hour. A second stage will host Shakespeare karaoke. There will be photo opportunities with costumed performers after the plays. Bring a picnic or food is available for purchase. Call (702) 229-6405 for more information.
Free Summerlin Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.
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.
Coffee with the Councilman
Friday, Oct. 18, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks, 2120 N. Rampart Blvd. (corner of Rampart and Lake Mead Boulevard)
Enjoy your morning cup of joe and talk about Las Vegas, Ward 2, Nevada or national events with Councilman Bob Beers.
Ward 2 Trunk or Treat Car Show and Halloween Festival
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1100.
Please join Councilman Bob 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. Kids have the opportunity to trunk or treat at the vehicles awesomely decorated for Halloween in the car show. 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 Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers. Call (702) 229-6405 for more information or visit the Trunk or Treat web page.
ACCESS CITY COUNCIL
Watch the latest episode of “Access City Council” with Councilman Bob Beers on the Web. Councilman Beers discusses what the Regional Flood Control District and the city are doing to prevent future floods from occurring in the northwest part of the valley and how Sig Rogich Middle School students are safer now that some road improvements have been implemented.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
KCLV Channel 2, the city of Las Vegas government access television station, broadcasts an emergency preparedness special this month. The 30-minute program, hosted by Nancy Byrne, provides information on how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. This special includes the latest on cyber security, important items to take with you when evacuating your home, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes and active shooter response. The program will air multiple times this month. Viewers can check weekly schedules of KCLV programming online.
The city of Las Vegas also is spreading the word about emergency preparedness this month by sharing daily emergency tips on the city’s emergency communication Twitter account. Additionally, the city has launched a Tumblr page that highlights how to prepare for different types of emergencies and how the city plans for major events to ensure public safety.
The city of Las Vegas offers emergency information at www.lvalert.com/, and during emergencies, provides emergency information by telephone at (702) 38-ALERT (382-5378).
YNAPP GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
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.
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of two workshops scheduled for Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. To register for a workshop call (702) 229-5406 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UPCOMING SIGNATURE EVENTS AT THE SPRINGS PRESERVE
Asian Harvest Moon Festival
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Springs Preserve celebrates one of the world's most time-honored holidays with food and live entertainment at the annual Asian Harvest Moon Festival. The family-friendly event features art and crafts, food concessions, live music and dance performances, retail vendors, a children's lantern parade, and much more. Go online for more information.
Grapes & Hops
On Saturday, Oct. 5, join wine connoisseurs and beer enthusiasts from throughout Southern Nevada – and help raise money for a good cause – at the Springs Preserve's annual Grapes & Hops Festival. Benefiting Par for The Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, Grapes & Hops pairs tastings of amazing wines and a unique selection of beers with live music and complimentary food. The event is open to guests 21 and over. Go online for more details.
VEGAS IS GOING GREEN!
We are going green and want to know how you are too! Are you using solar in your home? Do you carpool? Do you do something creative with your recyclables? Then we want to hear it. Use #Vegasgoesgreen in your online conversation to let us know. To learn more about recycling, solar energy and more, check out www.lasvegasnevada.gov/sustaininglasvegas.