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Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning

Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning

 

Bring the family – even the four-legged kids – for some “Puppy Love” Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome at Woofter Family Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian for a dog parade, dog raffle, and snacks for two- and four-legged participants. The park is located at 1600 Rock Springs Drive, at the northwest corner of Rock Springs and Vegas Drive. Pets must be on a leash.

For more information on this event or other Ward 1 activities, call 229-6405 or go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward1.

Seniors Deliver Handmade Gifts around Southern Nevada

Seniors Deliver Handmade Gifts around Southern Nevada

A group of Las Vegas seniors delivered hundreds of handmade gifts to several organizations Friday morning.

The seniors from Las Vegas CareMore Care Center used their knitting and sewing skills to make quilts, shawls, hats, blankets and baby booties. The items were then donated to nursing homes, cancer centers and pediatric units.

CareMore Care Center provides health care for seniors, but it also offers free classes to help senior stay creative and physically active. 

Las Vegas Man Praises the Firefighter who Saved his Life

Las Vegas Man Praises the Firefighter who Saved his Life

A relaxing day at the golf course turned into a harrowing experience for two southern Nevada men.

Last October, Gregory Castello was golfing at Paiute Golf Course when he clutched his chest and collapsed. A caddy saw him and radioed for help. Off-duty firefighter Mike Szoke was also golfing. He saw what happened and rushed to help. Szoke started CPR. He used an automated defibrillator to get Castello’s heart going again.

“It was a little different. Usually, we show up in the fire engine. We have all of our equipment and all of our stuff. So, I felt kind of out of place, but I was lucky I happened to be at the right place at the right time and the training took over,” Clark County Fire Department Captain Mike Szoke.

The two men have kept in touch. Monday, they met to talk about what happened.

Mojave Max Watch, Contest Begin Thursday

Mojave Max Watch, Contest Begin Thursday

Groundhog Day arrives Thursday and in southern Nevada, the “Mojave Max Watch” will begin. 

Although the live Mojave Max is still sleeping, people are invited to visit the desert tortoise at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor’s Center and join the Mojave Max Watch between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.  A special display has been set up where everyone can participate in predicting and watching for his emergence.

While Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, is pulled from his burrow and asked if he sees his shadow, Mojave Max simply waits for the moment when the daylight and weather are just right before coming out from his burrow and proclaiming spring.

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

 

A number of local youth groups are partnering with Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, the American Lung Association and the city of Las Vegas to clean up cigarette litter in five city parks Saturday morning.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Parks that will be cleaned around playgrounds, grassy areas and picnic sections include:

'Back to the Future' for Free at Local Park

'Back to the Future' for Free at Local Park

 

A classic from the 80s will be the feature presentation at Friday’s Movies in the Park event.

Slidin’ Thru and Ward 6 Councilman Steven D. Ross will be presenting “Back to the Future” at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday and it is free. People are encouraged to bring blankets and low chairs to watch the movie.

Slidin’ Thru, Snow Ono and Grouchy Johns food trucks will be there with specially priced items. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for Three Square Food Bank. 

Centennial Hills Heart of Video Contest

 

The city of Las Vegas wants residents to show their love for their neighborhood with a video answering the question: “Why I Love Centennial Hills.”

The contest is being sponsored by Ward 6 Councilman Steven D. Ross. The video needs to be no longer than three minutes. It should have family-oriented content. Contestants have until December 31 to upload their video to YouTube, and then email the embedded link to videocontest@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Employees of the city or their family members are not eligible. Videos will be posted on the city’s website. The winning video will be featured on the city’s homepage. The winner will also get dinner for four at Leticia’s Mexican Cocina and movie tickets for the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino movie theatre. The winner will be announced in January.