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Musicians Hold Benefit for Mt. Charleston

Musicians Hold Benefit for Mt. Charleston

The Carpenter 1 fire burned nearly 28,000 acres on Mt. Charleston this summer. It devastated the landscape and businesses on the mountain.

Now a group of Las Vegas musicians and comedians are working together to help fund restoration efforts.

The benefit will raise money for Southern Nevada Conservancy, which works with the U.S. Forest Service and the Great Basin Institute to run educational programs in the Spring Mountains.

The event will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at The Hideaway, 3369 Thom Boulevard. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the benefit will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is for people 21 and older.

There will be several bands and solo artists from the Las Vegas valley are scheduled to be part of the event.   

Hemophilia Walk & 5K On September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park

Hemophilia Walk & 5K On September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park

Hundreds of people will be taking part in the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Walk & 5K on Saturday, September 21.

It takes place at Floyd Lamb Park and proceeds will help send children and teenagers to a safe and supervised camp.  It allows those with inherited bleeding disorders and their siblings, to experience the great outdoors and learn important skills in handling and treatment their disorder, free of charge. The public is encouraged to register for the walk and help raise funds for this important cause at  www.hfnv.org

Among those returning to take part in the annual event is the Bartko family of Las Vegas.  Eight years ago, they never would have imagined being so involved in raising funds for inherited bleeding and clotting disorders.  But that was before their lives changed dramatically.

Alison and John moved to Las Vegas in 1999. Soon after that they welcomed their first daughter, Abbey.  A few years after that came Emily.  Shortly after giving birth, Alison noticed the “heel sticks” where blood is taken from the child, appeared to continue to bleed. The nurses, not alarmed, just suggested the bandage be put on a little tighter.  The family went home from the hospital on a Sunday.  Monday morning they were at the pediatrician’s office dealing with Emily’s umbilical cord which had also started to bleed. 

Fundraiser Planned for Family of KA Performer

Fundraiser Planned for Family of KA Performer

A fundraiser is set for the family of a Strip performer who died on stage earlier this month.

RISE Education Resource Center, 3460 North Rancho Drive, is offering several different classes from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 2 for a donation to Sarah Guyard-Guillot's family.

Guyard was a performer with Cirque Du Soliel. She died after falling 90 feet during a performance of KA at the MGM.

The fundraiser classes include tumbling, acting, baton twirling and more. 

Ski Resort Donating Money to Mountain Firefighters

Ski Resort Donating Money to Mountain Firefighters

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is doing what it can to help the crews dedicated to protecting them from future fires.

The resort will be donating 20 percent from the sale of tickets for the scenic chairlift rides to the Mt. Charleston Volunteer Fire Department from now through Labor Day.

The chairlift rides are available Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are $10 for all riders.

The Carpenter 1 fire forced the resort to shutdown for several days, but it reopened July 19. Normal operations are now underway, including chairlift rides, disc golf, hiking lawn games and camping. The Big Horn Grill restaurant and Bristlecone Bar will be open during normal summer business hours.

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

DJs Collect Pajamas for Kids in Need

Local radio DJs collected pajamas all day Friday as part of the annual DJs for PJs drive.

They started collecting the pajamas at 6 a.m. at four Kohl's stores around southern Nevada, including the stores at Charleston Boulevard and Durango Drive, Durango Drive and Deer Springs Way, Blue Diamond and Arville roads and 215 beltway and Valle Verde.  

The bedtime clothes will be donated to kids in need in the Las Vegas valley. Last year, more than 8,000 pairs of pajamas were donated to the cause and then distributed to dozens of local charities.

 

RiRa Irish Pub Sponsors Golf Class for Shriners Hospitals

RiRa Irish Pub Sponsors Golf Class for Shriners Hospitals

 

Registration is now open for the inaugural RiRa Golf Classic to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The tournament is set for May 31 at Silverstone Golf Club, which is near Grand Teton Drive and Tenaya Way.

The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person modified scramble. Each hole will be sponsored with participants offering beer and other alcoholic beverages during play. There will also be food available at the clubhouse.

Golfers will be able to compete in a variety of categories from longest drive to lowest grossing team.

The event will also include an after party and a silent auction at RiRa, which is an authentic Irish pub located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

Student Concert Benefits Newtown Shooting Victims

Student Concert Benefits Newtown Shooting Victims

 

Students at Cadwallader Middle School hosted a concert Thursday to benefit victims of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The school’s band, choir, orchestra and guitar programs, along with the school’s STATUS (Students Taking Action to Terminate Unlawful Substances) group, sponsored a benefit concert to show support and offer aid to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

Tickets cost $2 and donations were accepted as well, with all money going being sent to Connecticut.