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City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts April 2013 Calendar Of Events

March 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts

April 2013 Calendar Of Events

495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Contact:  Margaret Kurtz, (702) 229-6993                              Feb. 28, 2013

Cultural Arts & Community Events programs: www.artslasvegas.org

City of Las Vegas website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov

 

 

 

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Admission: $4 dollars per person per week at the door.

CharlestonHeightsArtsCenter, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Have an evening of fun learning international dance styles, including Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Greek, Israeli, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Turkish folk dances. No need to bring a partner. For more information, call (702) 656-9513 or go online to www.ethnicexpresslasvegas.org.

 

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)

Fridays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person at the door; $4 for members of Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers.

CharlestonHeightsArtsCenter, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Scottish country dancing celebrates the beautiful ballroom dance styles of Scotland. Dances can be joyfully energetic or graceful. From the first chord to the final bow or curtsey, participants will be inspired by the driving reels, jigs, strathspeys or lilting airs. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and soft shoes. Presented by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

 

Contra Dance (ages 8+)
Saturday, April 13. Group lesson 6:30 p.m.; dance 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults; $5 members, students & military; $3 children under 16 & non-dancers; pay at door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Dance to a live acoustic band playing joyful fiddle tunes, driving reels and a waltz or two. All dances are taught and called; newcomers and families welcome. No need to bring a partner. Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and casual clothing. Presented by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 656-9513 or go online to www.lasvegascountrydance.org.

 

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’Ole Concert (all ages)
Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 event day.
Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. 4th St., (702) 229-3515.
Five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole was honored at the 2009 awards as Male Vocalist of the Year.  An accomplished hula dancer and singer in the Hawaiian language, he brings a love of the Hawaiian culture to his performance. For more information on the artist, go to www.kaumakaiwakanakaole.com/. For tickets and information, call (702) 229-3515 or (702) 229-6469, or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

Downtown Cultural Series – Rocky and Ruthie Lombardo Songs from the “American Songbook” (all ages)
Friday, April 19, noon to 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
Bring your lunch to enjoy a concert by Rocky and Ruthie Lombardo. The jazz duo will offer selections from the American Songbook featuring American composers from 1920 to the present. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org, or call (702) 229-3515.

Poets’ Corner

Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.

Hosted by Keith Brantley, this monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants features the best local poetry talent.

 

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)
Saturday, April 20, 7 to 11 p.m. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 members, military and students ages 13-25; $10 for non-members. Pay at door.

CharlestonHeightsArtsCenter, 800 S. Brush St. (702) 229-6383.
Presented by USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. For more information, call (702) 813-6694 or go online to www.usadancelasvegas.org.

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Presents “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale”

April 26 and 27, May 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.; April 28, May 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.

Cost: $7 adults; $5 teen/senior/military; $3 children age 12 and younger.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
The classic fairy tale of Rapunzel comes to life in this lively musical appropriate for the whole family. Enjoy the new twist on the old tale, from the writing team that created “How I Became a Pirate.” This production is ideal for anyone of any age who loves to laugh! For tickets and information, call 229-6383 or 229-6553, or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

African-American Midwives Film Series — “Bringin’ In Da Spirit” (ages 14+)

Saturday, April 27, 3 p.m.

Admission is free.  Call (702) 229-4800 to reserve a space.

West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.

“Bringin’ In Da Spirit” is a film about the history of African-American midwives from slavery to current times. This film was able to capture the interviews of “grand” midwives that worked in the segregated South. Most African-Americans born in the segregated South prior to the mid-1960s were born into the hands of a midwife. The sparse number of black physicians and the poverty of many blacks meant that not only did midwives “catch” babies, but they did most of the “doctoring” in the community. With the development of Medicaid and other social and political changes, midwives were no longer relied upon for healthcare. Martha-Marie Drohobyczer will moderate a discussion after the film to examine some of the reasons African-American women have the highest infant mortality rate in the United States, three times the rate of white Americans, and what we can do to reduce this rate.

Exhibitions

 

“African-American Heritage”

Artist Lolita Develay

Through April 18, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed holidays.

Free admission and open to the public.

Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., Second floor, (702) 229-1012.

Lolita Develay is a 2014 Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She lived in Hollywood, Calif., prior to moving to Las Vegas in 2008. Her works are well painted surfaces which reflect her interest in traditions of realism, often focusing on the intrigue of light acting on an object. For more information, call 229-1012 or go online to www.artslasvegas.org.

 

“Sculptures in Glass”
Artists Larry Domsky and Barbara Domsky

Through May 30, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed holidays.

Free admission and open to the public.

Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery, 495 S. Main St., First floor, (702) 229-1012.

Glassworks designed and created by this husband-and-wife team will be displayed. The work will include newer pieces that fit the format and space of City Hall as well as pieces from their collection of glassworks. For more information, call 229-1012 or go online to www.artslasvegas.org.

 

“Spirit Journeys”

Artist Rainer Bertrams

March 21-May 4, Wednesday-Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artist’s reception March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free admission and open to the public.

CharlestonHeightsArtCenter, 800 S Brush St., (702) 229-6383.

The images will focus on meditative subjects and themes that explore human kind’s existential struggles for a universal understanding of human nature. For questions about this exhibit or the gallery program, call 229-1012 or visit www.artslasvegas.org.

 

“Equinox”

March 28-June 8, during reception and by appointment only.

Artists’ reception March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

HistoricFifthStreetSchool, Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. Fourth St.

For more information, call 229-1012 or go online to www.artslasvegas.org.

 

“Celebrating Life! 2013” (ages 50+)

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. entry submission drop off.

CharlestonHeightsArtsCenter, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.

This is the 13th annual juried exhibit for ClarkCounty resident artists age 50 and better. It is free to enter and each artist may submit only one entry. There are six media categories, each awarded first, second, third and honorable mention awards: Drawing/Pastel, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics, Watercolor and Gouache. There is also a best of show award. This program is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission. For more details, or to receive a prospectus, call (702) 229-1012.

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Editor’s Note: Photos are available for download at

ftp://ftp.lasvegasnevada.gov/ls/Exhibitions/.

ftp://ftp.lasvegasnevada.gov/ls/April_2013/

No password is required.

Staying Safe: Tips to Prevent Falls, Burglary & Other Senior Safety Woes

February 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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In a recent survey of 1,616 people over the age of 45, AARP found that eight out of 10 people plan to stay in their homes as long as possible. This trend, called “aging in place,” is continually gaining traction as more seniors opt to update their homes instead of moving into retirement or senior-care facilities. If you are committed to staying in your home, there are a few essential updates to help make your home as safe as possible for years to come.

Prevent Bathroom Falls

No matter how healthy you are, a wet, slippery bathtub or shower can be dangerous. Add anti-slip adhesive strips for a quick fix. If you don’t like the look of adhesive strips, consider having a professional apply a clear coating that’s just as effective. For those with joint pain who have a bathtub/shower combination, it’s worthwhile to upgrade to a curbless shower with a built-in bench. Stepping into the bathtub can become difficult as mobility decreases.

Install grab bars in the bathtub and shower as well as outside of them to help you get in and out safely.

Prevent Break-ins

Add an alarm system to protect your home from becoming the target of local burglars. A recent article in the Washington Post notes that houses without alarm systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than those with security systems. With so many types of systems available, the options can be overwhelming. Look up home security reviews online to find out what systems are easy to use and meet your needs.

Whatever system you choose, it should come with a yard sign and a few stickers. Affix the stickers in a prominent place, such as on the windows near your front and back door. Stake the yard sign in your front yard so it’s clear to passersby that your house is protected.

Prevent Heat Stress & Cold Stress

Install an easy-to-read digital thermometer that displays the indoor and outdoor temperatures. If your thermostat breaks or your furnace or air conditioner fails, you’ll quickly be able to see that there’s a problem. Hang the thermometer in a high-traffic area of the home, such as the kitchen or living room. This is also helpful so you’ll know when it’s too hot to be outside during the scorching Nevada summers.

Prevent Eye Strain

As your vision declines, having ample lighting throughout your home becomes increasingly more important. Each room of your home should have a variety of lighting to suit the tasks you do in those rooms. The kitchen should have plenty of overhead lighting and task lighting near any food preparation areas. Your bedroom should have bedside reading lamps in addition to an overhead light.

When choosing fixtures for the bathroom and entryway, opt for those with multiple bulbs. This way when one bulb burns out, you won’t be left in the dark until you replace the old bulb.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas

901 No. Jones Blvd., LV, NV 89108

(702) 648-3425. Adult Day Care

 

Adult Day Care Center of Henderson

1201 Nevada State Dr., Henderson, NV 89002

(702) 368-2273. Adult Day Care

 

Clark County Social Services

Long Term Care Unit

1600 Pinto Lane, LV, NV 89106

(702) 455-7051, www.accessclarkcounty.com

Adult Day Care, Long Term Care, Homemaker                       Referrals, Short Term Care, Medical Assistance

 

Easter Seals of Southern Nevada

6200 West Oakey Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 870-7050, www.eastersealssn.org

Seniors with disabilities only, Assisted Care,                       Referral, Handicap Day Care 7:30am-2pm,

Assisted Technology, Transportation

 

NV Adult Day Healthcare at Arturo Cambeiro Ctr.

330 N. 13th St., LV, NV 89101, (702) 384-3746

Transportation, Nutritional Program.

Call for special programs. 6am-5pm

 

Nevada Adult Day Care at Eastern

8695 S. Eastern Ave., LV, NV 89123

702-778-1234

Nutritional programs, day care, special

programs, transportation.

Condos And Lofts For Active Senior Citizens (Nevada Senior Guide)

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Your kids are out of the home. You are fully retired, or perhaps working somewhere a few hours a week just so you can keep yourself busy. You want to travel, or at least have that option. That home maintenance you used to relish? Not so much anymore. For many people, the senior years mark a time of changes. Many want to simplify things so they can focus on the good things in life.

That is why many active senior citizens decide to live in lofts or condos.

In many cases, there are buildings specifically for seniors. Or if they are not meant just for seniors, many have senior-dominated resident populations. A good real estate agent will be able to point you in the right direction. Of course, some seniors have no interest in living only with other seniors and may want to live in a downtown-type condo that generally would cater to a younger crowd.

So why might active senior citizens choose to live in a loft or condo? There are a few reasons:

Activities
If you choose a building that is home to many other seniors, there very well may be organized activities that cater to seniors. Those include activities like book clubs, card games and movies. There also may be designated social spots and times.

Fitness
Maintaining their physical health is important to many active seniors. The fitness rooms and pools that are relatively common features at many condo buildings makes doing so easy. Plus, outside of your association fee, which covers such amenities, there is no membership fee that you would pay to join a gym.

Relax
Perhaps the top reason seniors choose condos or lofts is because of the reduced maintenance. There is no lawn to mow or driveway to shovel. There is no need to worry whether the bushes need trimming, or the house needs painting. The association takes care of all such maintenance, giving seniors more time to focus on enjoying life. In addition, many seniors choose condos or lofts that are smaller than their original house, so keeping their homes clean is not as time-consuming.

Community
Seniors who choose to live in places where lots of other seniors live often develop a strong sense of community. That is not surprising, given that they share many spaces with other people, and that they probably have even more opportunity for conversation than people who live in a neighborhood of single-family homes.

Options
There are condo and loft buildings in a wide variety of urban areas. Some are right in the middle of the downtown hustle and bustle, while others are further away but still provide convenient access to the downtown arts, restaurants and sporting events that many seniors particularly enjoy.

Andy Asbury has a unique team of lofts and condos REALTORs® specializing in Minneapolis condos and lofts who offer sound advice to all of their clients. To find the most information about Minneapolis condos visit http://www.MinnesotaLoftsandCondos.com today!

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Food Assistance Directory – Northern Nevada Rural

Carlin Open Door Senior Center

320 Chestnut St., Carlin, NV 89822

(775) 754-6465 Elko County

Provides daily meals at noon and
transportation, Social Activity, Tax Info

 

Elderly Nutrition & Transportation

Silver Sage Senior Center

213 First St., Wells, NV 89835

(775) 752-3280 Elko County

e-mail: ellsseniorcenter@wrecwireless.coop

Nutritional hot lunches M-F, Meals-on-Wheels,
frozen meals on weekends and transportation                     provided for errands.

 

Fannie Komp Senior Center

(775) 468-0466 – Eureka County

www.co.eureka.nv.us/crescent/senior01.htm

The Eureka County Food Pantry distributes                        TFAP for Emergency Food and Food Pantry &              Homebound meals for those with medical and                       periodic illness, within 5 mile radius of senior             center

 

Hawthorne Senior Center – Mineral County

Care and Share Senior Center – Hawthorne

975 K St., Hawthorne, NV 89415

(775) 945-5519 Mineral County

The Meals on Wheels Program, social activities.                 Senior service specialist, M-F Lunch at Noon

 

Lincoln Senior Services – Lincoln County

Senior Services. (775) 728-4477

Provides congregate meals, Meals-on-Wheels                      for homebound seniors, recreational
opportunities, homemaker program (call for                        addt’l info)

 

Mina Senior Center – Mineral County Care

and Share Senior Center – Mina

211 8th St., Mina, NV 89422. (775) 573-2344

Senior Services – Provides congregate meals                       noon daily, Meals-on-Wheels for homebound,               transportation for medical appointments and
shopping, out-of-town trips once a month,                             Open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 9am-1:30pm,

Sr. advocate, computers

 

Older Americans of Lyon County Senior Ctr.

117 Pilson Way, Yerington, NV 89447

(775) 463-6550 Lyon County

Provides meals (call for hours), recreation,                        exercise, transportation for appointments                                and errands, gift shop, Meals on Wheels,                           Advocacy, Legal Info, M-F 7am – 3pm.

 

Olsen Senior Ctr. – Lincoln County Sr. Svcs.

240 Front Street, Caliente, NV 89008

(775) 726-3740

Provides congregate meals, Meals-on-Wheels,                     recreational opportunities, and transportation                      to medical appointments

Pleasant Senior Center

1480 Lay Street, Winnemucca, NV 89445

(775) 623-6211 Humboldt County

*Congregate meals, Meals On Wheels, crafts,                     art lessons, exercises. Senior health

awareness, transportation for medical
appointments and shopping. Elder lawyer,                             SHIP Program, Social activities. M-F Noon.*

 

Salvation Army Social Services for Seniors

Salvation Army – Reno. (775) 688-4555

Services, Food, Clothing, Referrals, Adult                          Rehab, Job opportunites

Silver Springs Senior Center

2945 Ft. Churchill Rd., Silver Springs, NV

(775) 577-5014 Lyon County, Call for Hours

www.LyonCounty.org. Provides congregate                         meals at the center ($2 donation),

Provides information and referral services,

Transportation to medical appointments in

Carson City or Reno, shopping and special

events, Legal services, Meals-on-Wheels

 

Washoe County Senior Services

(775) 328-2581. Provides hot meals to seniors
aged 55 or older who are homebound.

Nevada-Senior-Guide Adult Day Care Directory – Southern Nevada

Adult Day Care Center of Las Vegas

901 No. Jones Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89108

(702) 648-3425

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Center of Henderson

1201 Nevada State Dr.

Henderson, NV 89002

(702) 368-2273

Adult Day Care

Clark County Social Services Long Term Care Unit

3900 Cambridge St., Suite 202

Las Vegas, NV 89119

(702) 455-8687, www.accessclarkcounty.com

Adult Day Care, Long Term Care, Homemaker Referrals,

Short Term Care, Medical Assistance

The Salvation Army Henderson Adult

Health Day Care Center

830 East Lake Mead Pkwy

Henderson, NV 89015

(702) 565-8836, www.tsa-adultdaycare,org

Adult Day Care, Mentally Challenged

Nevada-Senior-Guide Destinations at Sandhill – Las Vegas

www.destinationslivingatsandhill.com

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  • Senior Industry Network Group Events

    Monthly SING Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at our NEW location below:

    Desert Canyon - HealthSouth
    9175 W. Oquendo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89148

    S.I.N.G. Agenda:
    - Coffee and bagels will be served
    - A time to show gratitude by thanking those who have sent you referrals
    - Announcements around the room
    - One minute commercials
    - Open Discussion on topics of Self Empowerment

    * When? The 1st Thursday of every month. Networking starts at: 8:00am | Meeting starts at: 8:30am

    * How Much? It’s free!