Free Senior Safety Fair – Seniors And Law Enforcement Together – (S.A.L.T.) Council and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Seniors And Law Enforcement Together – (S.A.L.T.) Council and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) are asking for support at an important annually sponsored event.


The SALT Council and SMP will be holding it’s free “Senior Safety Fair” on Wednesday, May 14th 2014 at Clark County’s Paradise Community Center located at 4775 South McLeod Drive 89121.

The SALT Council is comprised of core members to include but not limited to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, North Las Vegas Police Department, State of Nevada Elder Protective Services, Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, Nevada Senior Services, Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), Nevada State Attorney General’s Office, City of Las Vegas, Clark County, City of Henderson, Clark County District Attorney, ITN Las Vegas Valley, S. Nevada Transit Coalition, Nevada 2-1-1, Social Service Providers, Professional Senior Service Providers, and Volunteer Senior Citizens and Clark County Coroner and Medical Examiner’s Office just to name a few.


S.A.L.T. is a full non-profit 501c3.


The group is looking assistance in getting the word out to all southern Nevada senior citizens about this free safety event to help increase all safety and prevention methods for our seniors residents.


If you have any questions please contact Kim Harney-Moore (SMP) or Carol Ferranti (LVMPD) (contact info are listed below):


Kim Harney-Moore; SMP Director
Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud




Carol Ferranti; Crime Prevention Specialist
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – South Central Area Command (SCAC)
4860 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Office: 702-828-8163

NEW Barbershop Chorus Hits the Stage Running

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NEW Barbershop Chorus Hits the Stage Running

The Silver Statesmen barbershop chorus, only six months old, is already making a name for itself.
With Jim Halvorson at the helm as our new director, the chorus has met competition head-on in Ontario, CA where they were awarded Plateau A Chorus Champion in their division. They will compete in October in Bakersfield, CA, where the Far Western District competition gets stiffer with choruses from Arizona, Nevada, Southern Utah, California, and Hawaii.
With nearly 80 men on the roster, the Silver Statesmen will be performing locally at four different venues to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their parent organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society.

The show, “Celebrate Harmony”, will be at these locations:

■ Friday, August 2, 7pm, Sun City Anthem – Freedom Hall, 1815 Hovenweep St., Henderson
■ Saturday, August 10, 7pm, Sun City Summerlin – Starbright Theater, 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd., Las Vegas
■ Sunday, August 11, 2pm, Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas
■ Saturday, October 5, 2pm, Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Dr., Las Vegas

The Silver Statesmen chorus is Nevada’s largest men’s a cappella group. It is an award-winning, all volunteer chorus known for its thrilling, close harmonies and commitment to musical excellence.

The chorus is chartered as the Las Vegas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Proud to perform and preserve the unique sound of “barbershop” harmony, the chorus also sings a broad repertoire of other musical styles.
The chorus provides singing, music and performance education opportunities, as well as Youth In Harmony programs in communities within the Las Vegas Valley and throughout Southern Nevada. The chorus, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, is self-sustaining through gifts, performance fees, admission to shows, and other fundraising activities.

The Silver Statesmen invites men of all ages to join. The chorus rehearses at 7pm each Thursday, at Christ the King Community Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89118. For more information, visit

SilverStatesmen Ontario CA 5-11-13 (1)

Successful Summerlin Half Marathon kicks off Third Annual event this Saturday





600 runners and walkers are expected to make the 13.1 mile trek through Summerlin

WHAT:            The Summerlin Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile course that meanders through seven Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system. Participants will pass through the community’s most scenic parks and natural arroyos.  The event is a chip-timed run/walk.  Top male and female finishers in varying age groups are recognized; all participants receive medals and shirts.   A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lili Claire Foundation, dedicated to easing the challenges faced by families of children with neurological disorders.


WHEN:            Saturday, April 13 @ 7 a.m.


WHERE:           J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Boulevard

                        Las Vegas, NV

REGISTER:       To register visit Registration is $85 per person.  Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 11.


About Summerlin:

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades.  Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,600 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities.  These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and more than three dozen actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts – priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. Custom home sites in The Ridges are priced from the high $200,000s.  Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $800s. Visit for more information. 

New Recording Studio Opens in Las Vegas – Vegas View Recording Welcomes Professional Artists and Students at IADT Campus

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The International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas (IADT), a college offering Associate’s and Bachelor degrees in a variety of design and technology disciplines, announces the completion and opening of Vegas View Recording, a 2,500-sq-ft recording and mixing studio within its campus.  Designed by renowned studio architect Carl Yanchar and IADT’s Robert “Bobby” Ferrari, the industry standard recording studio is first and foremost a teaching studio for IADT students.  But Vegas View Recording at IADT is also available for hourly and daily lease by professionals and others seeking use of a high quality studio operated by seasoned professionals.


The studio includes a vocal booth, a 1,200-square-foot live recording room and industry current control room – all with a view of the Las Vegas Strip. The control room is equipped with an SSL-9080J console for mixing and recording on a large format analog desk.  The studio features a 48IO Pro Tools HDX system with a Waves Mercury Bundle, along with a compliment of outboard gear ranging from Neve 1073 Mic Pres, Summit Audio Pres, Eq’s, and Compressors, Bricasti Reverb, JCF Latté Convertors, and Dynaudio M3 Main Monitors with Lab Grupen Amps.


The acoustical design of the new facility is a modern take on the classic designs created by legendary designer, Bill Putman, dubbed by his peers as “the father of modern recording.” Traditional acoustic treatments, such as hard tile flooring, acoustical ceiling materials on the walls and acoustic absorbers near the floor for a deep low-end transmission, combine with modern technology in the control room to create a “new” version of a classic sound environment.


“We’re thrilled to offer to everyone – from the famous to the independent artist or group – these new professional quality services and recording facilities.  Vegas View Recoding has been designed as a top quality studio to record and experience working with professionals and students in a comfortable environment.  We are confident it will be a hit with recording artists, engineers, students and everyone who loves recording music,” said Ferrari, Studio Manager at IADT Las Vegas.


“This will be a great place in Nevada to learn the true art of modern recording techniques,” Ferrari added. “IADT students will experience what real sessions are like in a truly professional environment, learning the minutiae involved in operating and managing a facility of industry standards.”


Ferrari has a long and successful track record in Las Vegas of developing and operating recording studios.  In 1998, he oversaw the remodel and technical install of Lee Pepper Sound; advised and chief engineered Studio Vegas (now The Killers’ Battleborn Studios); performed gear upgrades for Digital Insight Recording; and co-designed, managed, and installed the TEC Award-nominated Odds On Records & Studios featured on the Cover of MIX Magazine in November 2009.


Vegas View Recording is located on the campus of InternationalAcademy of Design & Technology, Las Vegas, 2495 Village View Drive, Henderson, NV.   IADT Las Vegas is just minutes from McCarranInternationalAirport off Interstate 215, just west of Green Valley Parkway, overlooking the Las Vegas valley. For more information or a tour of Vegas View Recording contact Bobby Ferrari at 702-596-3219.


The studio officially opens for business on April 2. A grand opening is planned during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, April 9, 2013.



About the International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas:

With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design and Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the design and technology fields. The Las Vegas campus (IADT-Las Vegas), which opened in 2003, offers degree programs in audio production, cinema production, fashion design, graphic design, retail merchandise management and game production.  Students also have the opportunity to take a portion of their coursework online through IADT-Online. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for IndependentColleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. IADT-Las Vegas cannot guarantee employment or salary and is part of Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, visit or call (866)400-4238.

Singing Valentines Will Keep Las Vegas Singing in February

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They’ll be saying “I love you” in song — and they’ll be leaving hundreds of lucky romantics speechless.

On Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14, a group of barbershop quartets will fan out across the Las Vegas Valley to deliver Singing Valentines to hundreds of special sweethearts. The sound of harmony will ring out in offices, restaurants, schools and homes throughout the city and surrounding communities. Wherever they appear, they’ll draw a crowd — and sometimes a few tears.

The quartets belong to the local Las Vegas Chapter of the 34,000-member Barbershop Harmony Society, which is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

A typical Singing Valentine costs $50 and includes two love songs sung in barbershop harmony, a personalized Valentines card and a beautiful red rose. Men and women alike are on the receiving end — with moving results.

“It’s especially fun to deliver a Singing Valentine from a woman to her husband or boyfriend,” says Dennis Johnson, of the Silver Statesmen Chorus. “Last year, my quartet went to an elementary school and caught a male teacher at lunchtime. He was stunned. His students and other teachers gathered around, and were ready to start razzing him — until they saw the tears welling up in his eyes.”

To order a Singing Valentine, contact the Silver Statesmen Chorus at 702-525-9484.

Orders can also be placed online at

Las Vegas Lindy Hop Scene Growing in Venues and Size

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Las Vegas – January 3, 2013 Swing Dancing in Las Vegas is alive and well and led by a group of dancers with a big vision. Within a period of two years, the social dance scene has grown from one night a week to include a monthly event at the historic Knights of Columbus Hall and a weekly event at the House of Blues.

Aruba Swings is supported by the Swing Dance Vegas organization and offers beginning and intermediate lessons and social dancing at the Thunderbird Lounge located at the Aruba Hotel and Spa. Classes begin at 7 PM with social dancing from 8 PM to 1 AM, the end time depends on other scheduled events. Please note that dancing is held in the lounge area and restricted to dancers who are 21 and older. The site also serves as the calendar for dance events, including West Coast Swing, across the Las Vegas Valley. For more information about Aruba Swings visit

The second Saturday of the month there will be approximately 70 dancers at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located Downtown at the corner of Ogden and 10th. This is the location of Saturday Night Stomp, a monthly event produced by Shannon Sheldon, Kyle Kettner and Kina Foster Theivagt. The thought was to mimic a popular dance event held in Santa Monica, California, and it’s proven has been successful over the past two years.
Saturday Night Stomp celebrates the start of their third year with a white party in February and this event shows no signs of stopping. “The event has been great for the Las Vegas Lindy Hop community,” says Kyle Kettner. “Every month, we have dancers who travel from St. George, Utah, and Death Valley, we’ve also seen a larger number of people who are new to swing dancing stop by.”

Sailor Jerry’s Swinging Tuesdays is a new venue this year and offers dancers the opportunity to groove to live bands inside the Crossroads located inside the House of Blues. The restaurant is opened to the public and many have stayed after dinner to watch dancers and hear great music from local bands.

The Thunderbird Lounge at the Aruba Hotel and Spa has been part of the historic landscape for over 50 years. Located at Las Vegas Boulevard just South of Charleston Boulevard, the Thunderbird Lounge is open 24 hours and features a mix of live entertainment, gaming action, and nostalgia that made Las Vegas famous. Visit for more information.

Saturday Night Stomp is held every second Saturday at the historic Knights of Columbus Hall 2828 located at 911 Ogden Avenue in downtown Las Vegas. The Stomp is an all aged event, with a free lesson included with the price of the $6 admission. For more information, visit

Sailor Jerry’s Swinging Tuesdays is held every week at the House of Blues located inside of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. More information about the House of Blues visit

The Las Vegas Silver Statesmen Hold First Meeting

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The Las Vegas Silver Statesmen Hold First Meeting

The Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus met on Thursday, January 3rd, for its inaugural meeting as a new chorus. It was attended by over 60 men whose professed hobby is barbershop singing.

This new chorus brings a wealth of experience from many years of barbershop in the Las Vegas Valley. Combining the two previous choruses, the Gamble-Aires, which has been in existence since 1960, and the City of Lights, which was established in 1998, the Silver Statesmen comes out of the gate with a full roster of talented singers.

The new chorus has announced the election of their first president, Steve Salmon. Steve was the director of the City of Lights chorus and enjoys the fact that two of his sons are also members of the Silver Statesmen. Referring to the first meeting of the chorus, President Salmon stated, “Tonight was an exciting night. What a super way to start out the new year. With over 60 men committed to singing their best, this will be a great year for Barbershop Harmony. We would love to double our membership in the next 12 months. Those who love to sing should definitely come to a rehearsal.”

On Saturday, January 5th, the Silver Statesmen held the annual Installation and Awards Banquet to announce the board members for 2013 and to honor the men who were instrumental this past year in furthering the goals of the Barbershop Harmony Society within their respective chapters.

The Silver Statesmen Chorus invites men of all ages to join. The chorus rehearses at 7 p.m., each Thursday, at the Christ the King Catholic Community Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89118.

For more information, visit

Media Contact: FRED GREEN — (702) 525-9484 (c) 
January 7, 2013

Everyone Invited To Raptor Play Park Grand Opening

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Everyone Invited To Raptor Play Park Grand Opening Feb. 16

See The F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Replica In Thunderbird Family Sports Complex
Join Las Vegas Ward 6 Councilman Steve Ross for the grand opening of phase two of the Raptor Play Park in the Thunderbird Family Sports Complex Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be offered while supplies last. The 10-acre sports complex is located at 6105 N. Durango Drive, at the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Durango.

“Bring the family out to enjoy the free grand opening of this new phase to the park,” Councilman Ross said. “We’ve added landscaping, lighted sidewalks, a picnic shade shelter, benches, tables, street improvements and a one-quarter scale F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter aircraft exhibit.”

The F-22 Raptor is the visual centerpiece of the park, appearing to fly above a monument plaza with contrail-shaped curved steel beams anchored in a concrete base providing support. The Raptor was selected due to its use in the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base.

Construction of phase two of the Raptor Play Park began in July 2012. The $1.1 million project included completion of four acres of the site. Phase two off-site improvements included roadway paving, street lights, storm drains and sidewalks for the north side of Tropical Parkway from Durango Drive to North Bonita Vista Street. Median landscaping and a trail walkway were added to portions of Durango Drive adjacent to the park. Funding for the project was made possible through the Residential Construction Tax that is collected during development of homes in the area. Monies from the Residential Construction Tax must be spent in the ward in which they were generated and must fund neighborhood parks and recreation projects.

Pace Construction was the park contractor; Stanley Consultants and Southwick Landscape Architects were consultants. Digital Design Group provided the F-22 Raptor aircraft.
The Thunderbird Family Sports Complex pays tribute to the United States Air Force and all military families in the Las Vegas valley. Phase one amenities included parking, a picnic shade shelter, restroom, covered tot lot play areas, turf, landscaping, lighted sidewalks, a fitness exercise area, splash pad water feature and off-site improvements along Bonita Vista Street. The complex also offers two synthetic turf lacrosse fields.

Seniors are using Reverse Mortgages to supplement their retirement incomes

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Seniors are using Reverse Mortgages to supplement their retirement incomes.

With 10,000 people turning 65 each day in the United States, many are turning to the Reverse Mortgage product from the FHA, to draw cash from their homes to enjoy life.

A Reverse Mortgage is available to Seniors age 62 or more, who live in their homes as their primary residence. The main difference with a Reverse Mortgage is there is NO monthly mortgage payments made to the Bank. A Reverse Mortgage does not need to verify your credit scores, your income, or employment. It’s easy to qualify; just need a date of birth, and we all have that!

Monies from a Reverse Mortgage can be obtained in a lump sum, or you can have a monthly amount deposited to your checking account each month, or have the money put on a credit line, available to you at anytime. Seniors can also Purchase a new home with the Reverse Mortgage for Purchase Program. Using a small down payment, a Reverse Mortgage for the balance of the purchase price, and live in the home without making any mortgage payments to the bank. Enjoy your life!

All Western Mortgage has been in the Las Vegas Valley since 1981, and George Lagarde, the Reverse Mortgage Consultant has been in the mortgage business for the past 28 years. George, a Senior Advocate, meets Seniors in their homes to inform and present the Reverse Mortgage Program to each member of the family, and make sure they all understand and realize the benefits to them of using this FHA guaranteed program. George Lagarde can be reached at the following number or email address:

George Lagarde NMLS: ID 18581
Reverse Mortgage Consultant
Cell: 702-845-4632
Changing Lives…one Senior at a time!

Registration for Henderson 7th Annual Senior Warm-up Open Table Tennis Tournament

Quick reflexes will be front and center as the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosts its 7th Annual Senior Warm-up Open Table Tennis Tournament 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Participation is open to players ages 45+.

Entry is $15 per player, per event: singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Entry packets and online registration are available at (activity code 624106-48 for singles, 624106-49 for doubles, and 624106-50 for mixed doubles) or in person at Valley View Recreation Center by Oct. 1. Entries may be accepted after Oct. 1 pending space availability. Registration is not accepted at the event.

The tournament format is round robin, with two players from each round advancing to the single elimination stage. Medals will be awarded based on the number of entries. All USTA Table Tennis rules apply, and proper dress code is expected.

“Table tennis is a sport of intense concentration, quick reflexes, and outstanding hand/eye coordination,” said JoAnn Nesti, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This tournament typically attracts some of the finest players in the Las Vegas Valley who appreciate a great match and strong competition.”

For additional information, call 267-4060.

The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), one senior center, 11 pools, 54 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 66 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Cultural Arts – September 2012 Calendar Of Events

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Cultural Arts – September 2012 Calendar Of Events

495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Contact: Margaret Kurtz, (702) 229-6993 July 26, 2012
Cultural Arts & Community Events programs:
City of Las Vegas website:


Centers will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, for holiday observance.

Ethnic Express International Folk Dancing (ages 8+)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $4 dollars per person per week. Pay at the door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Have an evening of international fun learning Armenian, Bulgarian, Israeli, Arabic, Macedonian, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese and Serbian folk dances, and more. No need to bring a partner. For more information, call 229-6383.

Afternoon Delight Tea Dances (adults)
Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 general admission per person. Pay at the door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Great music and a friendly atmosphere welcome dancers of all levels to the center’s beautiful ballroom dance floor. Loy Au will lead the dance instruction and demonstrations for new dances each week. A themed dance will be featured each month. Invite your friends and bring snacks to share. For more information, call 229-6383 or visit

Scottish Country Dancing (ages 13+)
Fridays, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person at the door; $4 for members of Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 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. Cosponsored by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization. For more information, call 656-9513 or 229-6383, or go online to

Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event – Crystal Bookmark Award Nominations
Aug. 13-Sept. 21.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival launches its annual awards project to honor a local individual and an organization for advancing the cause of literature in the Las Vegas Valley. Nominations from the public are requested Aug. 13-Sept. 21. Nominations can be submitted online at, or call (702) 229-5431 for a nomination form. The deadline for submittal is 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Nominees must reside in Southern Nevada. The two awards will be presented at the festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, p.m. in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Contra Dances (ages 8+)
Saturday, Sept. 1, 15. Group lesson 6:30 p.m.; dance 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost: $10 adults; $5 members, students and military; $3 children under 16 and non-dancing adults. Pay at the door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Dance to the live music of an acoustic band playing joyful fiddle tunes, driving reels and a waltz or two. All dances are taught and called; newcomers and families are welcomed. No need to bring a partner. Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and casual clothing. For more information, call 656-9513 or 229-6383, or go online to Cosponsored by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization.

Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event – “Create an Artist’s Sketchbook” (ages 3-12)
Sept. 1-2; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Programs are free with paid admission. $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, military and children 12 and over; $5 for ages 3-11; free for children 2 and under.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 384-3466.
In this workshop inspired by the famed book series, “Dinotopia,” written and illustrated by James Gurney, kids ages 3-12 can create an imagined dinosaur utopia using watercolors and sketchbooks. Paleontology experts will answer questions on Saturday.

Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event – “Smart Chicks Kick It Tour” (ages 13+)
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Shakespeare Las Vegas, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
Seven best-selling young adult authors stop in Las Vegas as part of their six-city tour of North America. Authors Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Caine, Kim Derting, Kami Garcia, Richelle Mead and Veronica Roth will read excerpts from their own works, followed by a spirited question-and-answer session, book signings and reception. Call 229-5431 for more information.

Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival Event – “The First Lady of Las Vegas” (all ages)
Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $1 for ages 13+; free for ages 12 and younger.
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 E. Washington Ave., (702) 486-3511.
Nevada author Carrie Townley Porter talks about the life of the pioneer heroine who helped found our city — and signs her book, “Helen J. Stewart: The First Lady of Las Vegas.”

Downtown Cultural Series – The Sweet Potatoes (all ages)
Friday, Sept. 21, 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 this noontime concert. The Sweet Potatoes play original, acoustic Americana- style music with a fresh twist. This trio will bring a smile to your face with their sweet harmonies and finely crafted songwriting. Call (702) 229-3515 or visit For more information on the band, visit

The Poets’ Corner
Hosted by Keith Brantley
Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
A monthly forum for established poets and open-mic participants, featuring the best local poetry talent.

USA Ballroom Dance (ages 13+)
Saturday, Sept 22, 7 to 11 p.m.; dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for USA Dance members, military, and students ages 13-25; $10 for non-members. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Cosponsored by the USA Dance Las Vegas Chapter #4038, a local chapter of the national organization USA Dance. USA Dance Las Vegas is a volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion of ballroom dancing. Call (702) 813-6694 or (702) 229-6383 for more information, or go online to Pay at the door.

Community Artist Series: Mohummed-Rafee Shakir “Shamanic Syntax”
Saturday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
Mohummed-Rafee Shakir provides an unusual opportunity for audience members to connect with the mysteries of the ancient world through a variety of artistic mediums within an environment of “sacred sound.” The concept of “sacred sound” is a reference to the concept that vibration is the underlying connective force of the universe.

Pride & Prejudice and Zombies English Dance (ages 13+)
Saturday, Sept 29, 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost: $10 adults; $5 members, students and military; $3 children under 16 and non-dancing adults. Pay at the door.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Featuring a combination of English and Scottish dances and more. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Caller Marsden Macrae leads a program that is enlivened by her vast knowledge of the history, historical setting and social customs of each dance. Only a brief reminder of choreography will be available, prior to the start of each dance. Attendees can gain a familiarity of the dances by attending dance sessions that are available before Sept 29. For more information, call 656-9513 or 229-6383, or go online to Cosponsored by the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers, a nonprofit volunteer organization.


“You are Here” Exhibition (all ages)
Artist David Lindsay
June 29-Sept. 1; Wednesday-Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission and open to the public.
Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
David Lindsay grew up in the San Francisco bay area. After high school, he lived in northern Italy for two years. Although his purpose was not to study art, he could not help but be influenced by the art and architecture of that country. The influence of Italian painting and architecture can be seen in his work, but in a combination that is unique and creative. His work has been exhibited all over the United States, as well as in Italy and Romania. He currently is working on projects for venues in Las Vegas, Texas, Germany and Italy.

“Celebrating Life! 2012 Winners Circle” (all ages)
July 26-Sept. 6, 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.
Enjoy this collection of award-winning pieces from the annual juried exhibit for adults 50 and better that takes place each spring.

“Νeothta” (Youth)
Aug. 23-Oct. 27, by appointment only and during artists’ reception.
Meet-the-Artists reception Aug. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery, 401 S. 4th St.
A selection of artists explore idealistic images of children. Call (702) 229-1012 for more information.

“Object Illusion”
Artist Joanne Vuillemot.
Aug. 30-Nov. 15, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed holidays.
Free admission and open to the public.
Las Vegas City Hall Terrace Gallery, 495 S. Main St., Second floor, (702) 229-1012.
This local artist and educator will exhibit her silver and mixed-media metalwork.

“Mountains and Valleys Without End”
Artist Daniel Gottsegen
Sept. 7-Nov. 21; Wednesday-Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free admission and open to the public.
Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
The artist’s experience working in and studying the environment from both a scientific (naturalist) and personal orientation has shaped the way he considers (and constructs) his world and his work. He is interested in the tension and duality between our romantic conceptions of nature and the reality of the potential environmental calamities we are facing. He seeks to embody this tension in his work by the use of technology (video that he shoots) to derive image sources, or in recent work (the Wanderungen series) by juxtaposing images. For more information on the gallery program call (702) 229-1012.

Hispanic-American Heritage Exhibit
Sept. 13-Oct. 11, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed holidays.
Meet-the-Artists reception Sept. 13.
Free admission and open to the public.
Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St., Second floor, (702) 229-1012.

“Absolutly Abstract”* *Editor’s Note: Spelling of exhibit name is correct as listed.
Artist Thurman Hackett
Sept. 15-Nov. 17, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet-the-Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.
Free admission and open to the public.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
After spending 25 years as an interior designer, Thurman Hackett came to realize his artistic talent. He began to find new freedoms of expression through painting. As years passed, Hackett developed his own style of abstract painting. Although his subjects relate to American and African history, American jazz artists and automobiles of the 1940s, this show focuses on Africa.

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Nevada-Senior-Guide Southwest Medical

November 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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About Us

YESTERDAY Southwest Medical Associates (SMA)  traces its beginnings back to 1972, when Anthony M. Marlon, MD first established  a private medical practice in Las Vegas. His goal? To provide compassionate and  innovative health care services. Because of his vision, his small practice  quickly grew. Today, we’re one of Nevada’s largest multispecialty medical  groups. And, although we’ve grown, we haven’t lost sight of our original  commitment –  to provide our patients with comprehensive, affordable  medical care.

AND TODAY We’re dedicated to providing you with the  best health care possible. Our advanced technological capabilities and  state-of-the-art equipment, combined with our passion for people, makes us the  right choice for you and your family. With decades of experience and over 13  specialties and programs, SMA is the trusted name in health care in the Las  Vegas Valley.

Our Community

SERVICE. KNOWLEDGE. COMMITMENT. We  have a long history of community service and philanthropy.     Whether it’s in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, the  College of Southern Nevada Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, the March of  Dimes and the United Way, or through our employees, we’re helping individuals,  families and communities live healthier lives.

By giving our  time, talents and financial resources, we hope to advance health, education and  well-being.

Our Volunteer  Program offers the opportunity to learn about the medical field or give back to  the community while helping someone in need.

University of  Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing Grant will be used to fund two  graduate fellowships in the Master of Nursing (MSN) program and two graduate  fellowships in the Doctor of Nursing (Ph.D.) program.

















Nevada-Senior-Guide Helping Hands of Vegas Valley – Las Vegas

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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No Cost Services Assist Seniors to Remain Independent

  Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living.

Our services include:

  • Transportation
  • Food Pantry
  • Respite Care Vouchers

Volunteer at your convenience!


We are a community agency providing the following free services to seniors 60 and over in the Las Vegas Valley.



HHOVV has two Para transit buses that can accommodate wheelchair clients. Rides are provided for medical appointments, grocery store shopping and other errands.

HHOVV volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping trips and errands. All volunteers receive orientation training and a background check.

New clients meet with HHOVV’s intake coordinator for an assessment and must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and display a need for assistance. Individuals needing services are typically alone and frail, chronically ill, homebound, and/or dependent on a primary caregiver. Reassessments are completed on an annual basis. HHOVV does not charge for these services. Volunteers and staff do not accept tips, gifts, fees, loans or anything of value from clients.

To be added to the waiting list for transportation services please contact Myrna or Nichole at 702-633-7264 x29.

Respite Care Vouchers

Respite Care Vouchers

The HHOVV respite voucher program is funded by the state Aging and Disabled Services Division and provides temporary relief for caregivers. Individuals who do not take time off while caring for a loved one may compromise their physical and mental well-being. Utilizing respite services is one way to reduce stress, allowing individuals to be more effective caregivers. Also, using respite services may delay early institutionalization

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

HHOVV also keeps a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and delivers a free bag once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. Clients must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and proof that their annual income is at or below 150% of current poverty guidelines. To become a pantry recipient a senior may call 702-633-7264 x22 and leave their name and phone number.

The organization accepts donations of non-perishable food items at a warehouse office in North Las Vegas. Donations are always appreciated!

If you are interested in holding a food drive for HHOVV please contact Lorri Highet at 702-633-7264 x30.

An organization serving the Seniors of Las Vegas.

2320 Paseo Del Prado #B112

Las Vegas, NV 89102



Nevada-Senior-Guide The Way Out Christian Fellowship

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The Way Out Christian Fellowship

Senior Pastor Earl Kennedy

My name is Earl Kennedy, I came to the Lord in 1991 leaving behind a lifestyle of drug addiction and witchcraft.  I was lost and broken with no hope in life when God came to me.  He sent me back to the streets that I came from to help others.  We now have sober living homes for people who want help.  They are able to start their lives over again with the Lord leading the way.


Recovery Homes

We have both men and women recovery homes up and running.  The homes are set in a family atmosphere to give people something many are not used to.  We have people staying anywhere between one month to 2 years. When they are ready to leave , then they go. Our goal for everyone  who comes to us is that they never have to be addicted to anything again.  Most are also restored to their own families.  Above all else they leave with a relationship with the Lord that solves all their problems.  This is a 24 hour a day job and the blessings that come with watching lives change in this manner are not measureable.  God has blessed the houses and those who live in them.

Lionheart Academy

We are in the process of opening a boarding school in the Las Vegas Valley.  It is a place for children rescued from slavery.  Most people know about this as child trafficking.  Housing both sex and labor trafficked children, we will take children from preschool age through 17 years old. We will also take them from anywhere in the US or internationally.




“For the equipping to the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.  As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love”.  (Ephesians 4:12-16)


We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit , equal in power and glory; that this tri-une God created all, upholds all and governs all.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through the SON, Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth.  His sinless life, His miracles and teachings, His death for our sins according to the Scriptures, His burial, His bodily resurrection, His finished work on the cross, His ascension into Heaven, and His perpetual intercession for His followers.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit and all Biblical callings.

We believe that all People are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, are under condemnation and therefore, in need of salvation and regeneration.  We believe that eternal life and salvation is only by God’s grace through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the True Church, the living spirit body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.  “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”.  (Ephesians 1:22-23NKVJ)

Nevada-Senior-Guide Dr Peter Randall – Randall Chiropractic Rehabilitation – Las Vegas

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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My journey started studying mathematics and sciences in college. I was a college athlete and I always made fitness and eating well a high priority in my life. In the late 1970’s my interest in health care was very strong, but I decided to pursue a career in mathematics or engineering simply because I could not find what I was looking for in the healthcare field of traditional medicine. I wanted to pursue a direction that emphasized more health than sickness. This all changed for me when I met a chiropractor at a health club that I was working in. He explained to me what chiropractic care was about, and after doing my own research, it sounded great! So my next assignment for myself was to contact local chiropractors in my area to observe their working with patients. I have to say that after practicing as a doctor of chiropractic for over twenty six years, having performed over one million chiropractic adjustments in my career, I still absolutely love what I do! In fact, I would not choose to do anything else for a career except chiropractic.

My chiropractic education and training was at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I enrolled there in 1982 and I graduated from Palmer College in 1985 having earned the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. I also hold an additional board certification as a chiropractic sports physician and have worked with many high school athletes, professional athletes, and high school and professional teams throughout my career. Beyond my formal education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, I have completed several additional studies in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions which affect our human bodies. These include, but are not limited to, disc, injuries, arthritis, aging, knee and shoulder injuries, nutritional deficiencies, gentile techniques and treatment for more difficult to manage patients, osteoporosis, MRI interpretation, CAT scan interpretation, and X-ray interpretation. I have also consulted with the New York State Attorney General’s office rendering expert opinions in civil litigation cases. I am a member of the Nevada Chiropractic Association, The Elks Club, and I am past President of Business Networking International in Las Vegas, NV.

I am licensed to practice chiropractic in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1985, the State of New York since 1987, and the State of Nevada since 2007.

My practice uses a holistic, whole body, approach when treating each patient’s condition and necessary spinal and extremity joint adjustments, physiotherapy modalities including gentile electrical therapies, cold packs, hot packs, rehabilitation stretching and strengthening exercises, nutrition and weight loss for optimal health and healing. My office offers very caring and gentle approaches when treating each individual patient.

I live in North Las Vegas with my family consisting of my wife, our three daughters, our son, our two dogs and two cats. When I am not seeing patients I love to exercise, play golf, read both fiction and nonfiction novels. My wife and I enjoy going to Ballroom dancing lessons together. We have actually competed in several ballroom dance competitions in the past. I have fallen in love with the Las Vegas Valley and consider it my home (we have extended family that has lived here since 1986). Lastly, it is my mission to help all people in Las Vegas, and the surrounding communities, to feel better, suffer less pain, and lead healthier happier lives.


My patients say:

Bryan says:

Dr Randall is wonderful.  He not only fixed my back, he helped me even when my insurance initially declined my claim.

He’s very open and has such an easy-going manner, you feel like you can talk to him about anything.

He knows how to use pressure in a gentle manner, if that makes sense.

I would recommend Dr Randall.  He helped me and I know he can help you, too.

Te says:

 I’d never had chiropractic treatment in my life and Dr Randall explained everything to me.

He understood why my body just didn’t feel like ‘me’ – and his suggestions of things to do at home really helped much more than I expected.

I would recommend Dr Randall to anyone who is not sure what’s going on with their body and their bones – if you don’t feel like ‘you’, see Dr Randall.

It was a great experience.  Thank you.

Meg Mathis, Publisher/CEO, NV Senior Guide say:

Being 50+ has never slowed me down. My weekly visits to Dr. Randall have kept me in the gym at optimum performance. I’m strong, agile, and most of all I feel great all over!

Leigh S. says:

Orthopedic Doctors, Chiropractors, and other similar medical professionals have been part of my life since I was a child – and as such, I have around 40 years of experience in being able to know a quality health care professional when I find one.

Dr Randall is one of the best I have ever encountered.  He is an exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable doctor, and also one who trusts his instincts – and I trust him.

Without exception, I recommend Dr Peter Randall.  He is quality, through and through.

  • 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!