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Living Nativity Featured at Green Valley Church

A local church is celebrating the holidays with a living nativity in front of their church.

Green Valley Baptist Church, 270 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson will feature the display starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16.

The living nativity is a 15-minute presentation with real animals and actors portraying the Christmas story. There will also be an animal petting pen for kids. The church will also provide refreshments. Each performance starts on the half-hour ending at 8 p.m. 

Humana Food Drive Brings in 400 Pounds for Seniors

Humana Food Drive Brings in 400 Pounds for Seniors

 

A food drive organized by Humana Guidance Centers netted 400 pounds of food for seniors near the Thanksgiving holiday.

The centers in Henderson and Summerlin collected the of food to benefit Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada. 

The food items were collected inside the Valley’s two Guidance Centers: 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson and 8975 W. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas. Helping Hands of Vegas Valley picked up the food on Nov. 22 and distributed it to seniors across the Valley for the Thanksgiving holiday.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org

 

Team Looks for Community Help

A local baseball team hopes to make it to a top tournament next summer but they need the community’s help to do it.

The Nevada Wildcats is holding a raffle fundraiser Saturday at the Albertson’s store at Stephanie and Horizon Ridge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 or five tickets for $20. Prizes include an Apple IPAD 2, a Playstation 3 with Blu-ray, a round of golf for four at Anthem Country Club, a two night stay at the M Resort plus several dining gift certificates.

The Nevada Wildcats are in the 10-year-old division. They have already played in tournaments in California and Arizona. Now, they are hoping to go even further and play in the USSSA Elite World Series in Florida. The top 32 baseball teams in the country are invited to the tournament.

Students Learn the Lessons of 9/11

Students Learn the Lessons of 9/11

First responders from southern Nevada gathered at Vanderburg Elementary School Friday to show off the tools they use everyday. It was also a chance to remember the 10th anniversary of September 11.

Personnel from the Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department, Clark County School Police and Nevada Highway Patrol all gave demonstrations of what they do to protect the community.

“They do their job for the love of the country and to protect us. They are all so giving and it is incredible,” said Ana Richards, a parent who was at Friday’s ceremony. “When the officer was singing in the playground, I mean, you can not help but get tears.”

Many of the children at Friday’s activities were not born when the attacks happened.

 

 

 

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

Free Car Care Workshop Planned

Free Car Care Workshop Planned

 

Taking a car into the shop to get fixed can be intimidating for a lot of women now a car care shop is trying to change that.

Tire Works is holding free auto care classes for women. The evening will include speakers and hands-on learning. Attendees will get a working knowledge of cars and how to keep them running.  The first workshop is Wednesday, July 27 at the Tire Works on Horizon Ridge Parkway and Green Valley Parkway. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., reservations are required call  (702) 365-TIRE (8473).