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Free Golf for Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

Free Golf for Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend

 

All active and retired military members can receive a free round of golf on Memorial Day weekend at Walters Golf facilities.

On Sunday, May 26, all with military-issued ID are invited to enjoy a free 18 holes of golf at Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club, or Desert Pines Golf Club.

Space is available on a first-come, first-to-reserve basis and is based on available space. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 450-8159. For more details, go to http://www.WaltersGolf.com/MemorialDay.

Nonprofit Hoping to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Nonprofit Hoping to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

A nonprofit is opening a second-hand store that it hopes will improve the lives of survivors of domestic violence.

Safe Faith United has opened the Survivor Store and Training Center on Flamingo Road and McLeod Drive. The store will not only sell gently used clothing and household items to fund its efforts. It will also provide a training area for survivors of domestic violence.

Survivors will go through six to 12 months of retail training at the store. When they are done training, they will be referred to a retail store for permanent employment. Organizers hope to provide victims of violence with valuable skills.

The store is currently open but a grand opening celebration is set for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Saint Anne Students Help Prepare Food Boxes For Thanksgiving

Students at Saint Anne Catholic School took a brief escape from their school books this week to learn a different kind of lesson.

For about an hour, members of the eighth-grade class experienced what it's like to help those less fortunate. The students packed more than 50 food boxes that will go to families who are clients of the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA).

According to SNRHA, the average annual income of clients receiving housing assitance is approximately $10,450. The food boxes contain everything needed for a family of four to enjoy a holiday meal on Thanksgiving including a 10-pound turkey, dressing, mixed vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. The food boxes are part of the Arizona Charlie's Feed a Family program.

Police, Clergy and Charities Plan Outreach Walk for People in Need

Police, Clergy and Charities Plan Outreach Walk for People in Need

Metro Police, members of the clergy and charity workers will all be part of an outreach walk Friday.

Everyone will be searching for people who need assistance, including people who are homeless, struggling with addiction or suffering in poverty.

The See Something, Say Something Community Walk will start at 6 p.m., on Cambridge Street and Twain Avenue. Representatives from at least a dozen different agencies and churches will fan out in the area around Shelter Island, Pinewood and Twain Apartments to provide information, resources and intervention.

The walk will finish up at Molasky Park, 1065 East Twain Avenue. There will be entertainment, food and toys for kids starting at 7:30 p.m.  

 

Prayer Walk Planned for Saturday

Prayer Walk Planned for Saturday

 

Metro Police officers, members of the community and faith-based organizations will all be part of a prayer walk in the southeastern part of the Las Vegas valley Saturday.

The event will start at 9:45 a.m., at Mack Middle School, 4250 E. Karen Avenue. The prayer walk will kick off the Corridor of Hope initiative in the neighborhood surrounding the school.

Police and community leaders want to reduce crime and increase the feeling of safety in that section of the city. Hope for Prisoners is spearheading the prayer walk in support of Metro Police. The group is a faith-base re-entry program aimed at helping former prison inmates return to productive lives.

Seniors Prepare for Yarnstorming Day on Sunrise Bridge

Seniors Prepare for Yarnstorming Day on Sunrise Bridge

Local yarnstormers will adorn a pedestrian bridge over Maryland Parkway with crocheted and knitted art in the evening of Sunday, June 10 and complete it on Monday, June 11, with a public unveiling at 10 a.m.

The unveiling on the bridge, which leads to and from Sunrise Hospital near Desert Inn Road, coincides with International Yarnstorming Day. The bridge will be adorned with sunrise-inspired colored circles of all shapes and sizes. 

So far, the yarnstormers, who are 50 years old and over and are headquartered at the West Flamingo Senior Center, have crocheted enough circles to cover a central area on one side of the bridge.

Anyone 50 and over can participate in the yarnstormer group, which holds sessions on Wednesday afternoons to knit and crochet squares and rectangles incorporated into various yarn storming projects. Unlike many yarnstorming groups around the world, the West Flamingo group is for seniors only. However, the group is interested in partnering with teens and other yarnstormers under 50 to help install the works after they’ve been created.