March 27, 2014 



MARCH 29 DOWNTOWN EVENT ROAD CLOSURES
Road closures to accommodate the 2014 Bubble Run 5K will begin Saturday, March 29, at 6 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. The north-south road closures will include Las Vegas Boulevard, and Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth streets, all between Carson Avenue and Hoover Avenue. Please follow the posted detour signs. See the site plan for specific additional east-west street closures. 

SUMMER LIFEGUARD JOBS
The city of Las Vegas is holding lifeguard tryouts at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road (at Las Vegas Boulevard). Summer lifeguard jobs pay $9-$13 per hour, up to 40 hours per week. The city of Las Vegas offers American Red Cross certification classes needed to become a lifeguard. One class certifies you in lifeguard training, first-aid and CPR/AED. Call the pool at (702) 229-6309 to register for the next class and to schedule your interview. See the flier in English and Spanish.

KEEP LAS VEGAS BEAUTIFUL HOSTS EARTH DAY ART CONTEST FOR STUDENTS
Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, in partnership with the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program and Republic Services, is hosting the fourth annual “Earth Day Every Day” Art Contest for students in elementary, middle and high schools. Cash prizes, sponsored by Republic Services, will be awarded to the top three winning students of each age group and their teachers. Artwork submitted by both winners and runners up will also be part of a Youth Earth Day art display at a Town Square event April 26 and later displayed at City Hall. Contest entries must be received by 4:30 p.m., April 11. See the news release and view attached guidelines for the complete contest rules and submission instructions.

MARCH 29 FREE HEALTH FAIR AT CASHMAN CENTER
Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Open to the public, free parking.
Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
Participate in free health screenings and prize giveaways. Health insurance enrollment also will be available. See the flier in English and Spanish.

RECOMMENDING MEETING MARCH 31
The Las Vegas City Council Recommending Committee will meet to consider new bills before the City Council Monday, March 31, at 10 a.m. in the Las Vegas City Hall City Clerk’s Conference Room, located on the second floor at 495 S. Main St. The public is welcome to attend. The complete agenda is available online. Please join me for the meeting if your schedule allows.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY WORKSHOP APRIL 1
A workshop for those interested in the business licensing requirements to operate a medical marijuana dispensary will be held Tuesday, April 1, at Las Vegas City Hall Council Chambers, 495 S. Main St., second floor, at 3 p.m. Parking will be available in the garage at 500 S. Main St. The meeting agenda is posted online.

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY & CITY COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 2
The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St., followed immediately by the City Council meeting. The complete agenda for the meeting is available online. There may be items on the agendas of interest to you. Please join me for the meetings if your schedule allows, or share your comments regarding agenda items online.

WARD 5 COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN
Thursday, April 3, 9 to 10 a.m.
Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road.
Join me for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas!

FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION APRIL 4
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District April 4, 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.

FREE MEDICAL CLINIC AND HEALTH FAIR APRIL 5-6
The Remote Area Medical Clinic® will host a free medical clinic for adults and children in need at Bonanza High School, 6665 Del Rey Ave., April 5-6.  See the press release and flier for details or go online to www.ramusa.org/. Also April 5-6, Councilwoman Tarkanian and the city of Las Vegas are sponsoring a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Bonanza High School soccer field.  Health and safety information, a jump house and entertainment will be offered. Food trucks will have refreshments available for purchase.

2014 YOUNG MEN’S CONFERENCE (ages 10-20)
Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; check-in opens at 7:30 a.m.; complimentary breakfast 8 a.m.
Admission is free, but advance registration is required.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
This is a conference event for young men ages 10-20 will give the fundamentals of youth development through public conversations. The conference goal is to discover new methods of improving their lives through diverse mentoring, small session dialogues and life-skill interventions led by volunteer community leaders. The young men will learn to find alternative routes when faced with road blocks, break down barriers, accept responsibility, take action and follow through!  The event is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the Clark County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Program, and Help of Southern Nevada. To register or for more information, call (702) 229-4800.

WARD 5 BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK
Sunday, April 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park Lake Band Shell, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Bring the entire family and join me for this free event to enjoy the music of local bluegrass and acoustic bands playing traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. For more information, call (702) 229-5443 or visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward5. See the flier.


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