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Commissioner Hosting Special Senior Luncheon Friday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is organizing a special lunch for seniors and service groups for Friday.

The Fiesta Latina Senior Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 205 North Eastern Avenue.

Clark County Senior Services, Nevada HealthLink, Nathan Adelson Senior Services are just a few of the groups expected at the luncheon.

Seniors will get a chance to learn about services available just for them and allow people to connect with social opportunities in the Las Vegas valley.

Lunch will be provided by Leticia's Mexican Cocina and music will be provided by Las Vegas Salsa y Son.

Fire Department Hosting Open House Oct. 12

Fire Department Hosting Open House Oct. 12

The Clark County Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station 23, which is at Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard.

The open house will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

It is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Month and firefighters will be on hand to go over fire safety tips, injury prevention and other safety information. The department's fire safety house will also be there. The house is used to show kids how to safely get out of a burning house.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and Helping Kids Clinic will be offering free flu shots at the event. Volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corporation will help administer the vaccinations.

There will also be representatives from Nevada Child Seekers, American Red Cross and Nevada Child Drowning Prevention, along with people from various county departments.

Online Retailer, Shoe Company Donate to Teachers at At-Risk School

Online Retailer, Shoe Company Donate to Teachers at At-Risk School

One of the biggest online retailers, based in southern Nevada, and a shoe company surprised teachers at one elementary school by donating a pair of shoes to each teacher.

Zappos and Clarks stopped at Hollingsworth Elementary School Thursday with a selection of shoes for the teachers, school supplies and a free lunch.

The teachers could choose a new pair of shoes that will be shipped overnight to them, in time for the first day of school.

Hollingsworth Elementary School is an at-risk school and 65 percent of its students are non-English speakers. The majority of the students are eligible for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police is working with several neighborhood organizations to celebrate this year's National Night Out.

The community program aims to bring neighbors and police together to keep neighborhoods free of crime. This year's event is August 6 at several places in Metro's jurisdiction.

Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Food, games, vendor booths, neighborhood services, rides and games
  • Sponsored by: Sierra Sunrise Coalition

Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Low-cost vaccinations, school supplies for children 5 to 16 years old, while supplies last.

Downtown Area Command Parking Lot, 621 North 9th St.

Southern Nevada Strong Holding Open Houses

Clark County officials want to hear what people think about how to improve life in the Las Vegas valley.

The regional planning initiative known as Southern Nevada Strong aims to better join together transportation, housing and job opportunities throughout southern Nevada.

To reach that goal, the group is holding a series of open houses throughout August and September. The events will feature a brief presentation from Southern Nevada Strong. Residents will then be given a chance to review the priorities and rank what areas they think to be addressed.

The first open house is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara Avenue.

Here are the rest of the scheduled events:

Pool Party at Freedom Park Set for Saturday

Pool Party at Freedom Park Set for Saturday

The annual summer pool party is back at the Freedom Park pool.

Ward 3 City Councilman Bob Coffin will host the party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and includes popsicles, slushy cups, bottled water, raffles and games.

"The Freedom Park pool is very popular in the summer," Councilman Coffin said. "But it's even more fun for the youth when it's free, with games, refreshments and prizes."

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

The main animal shelter in Las Vegas is helping people evacuated from the Mt. Charleston wildfire by temporarily housing their pets.

Residents of Kyle Canyon, Trout Canyon and Lee Canyon may drop off their pets at The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, from 10 am - 7 pm.

The shelter will provide space for evacuation pets for the duration of the evacuation orders. Pet owners using the temporary housing must present ID at check-in and provide valid contact information.

As a precaution, evacuation animals will be vaccinated unless residents can provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations. All animals entering the facility will receive a veterinary check and will be fed if owners do not provide food. Owned animals needing medication administered on a daily basis may or may not be admitted to the shelter, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Owners of pets housed at the shelter can visit their pets daily from 11 am - 7 pm.