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Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

As most people know, the country of Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. In order to make it easier for residents of Las Vegas to offer aid to the people of Japan, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Now through March 26th, you can request a donation be added directly to your checkout purchase, and the amount indicated will go directly to the American Red Cross international relief efforts.

"Smith's feels a great commitment to the American Red Cross, a trusted organization made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers, who respond immediately to emergency needs whether in our own backyard or abroad," said Marsha Gilford, Smith's vice president public affairs.

Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Tournament Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Tournament Saturday, March 26, 2011

This year's Guns N' Hoses charity hockey match, where the Las Vegas Police Ice Hockey Team battles the Las Vegas Fire Department Ice Hockey Team, will be held March 26th. The game will benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Tickets will be $10 per ticket for adults, with children under 12 attending for free.

Centennial Hills Rotary Club Hosting Clothing Swap Fundraiser March 12th

Centennial Hills Rotary Club Hosting Clothing Swap Fundraiser March 12th

Centennial Hills Rotary Club would like to invite the community to attend their second annual Clothing Swap Fundraiser tomorrow, March 12th. With the clothing Swap, people are encouraged to empty out their closets of the women's and children's clothing, accessories, coats, shoes, and jewelery they don't wear and are still in good condition, and bring it down to the swap. Everyone will then be able to exchange their items for someone else's. It costs $20 to participate in the swap.

The Clothing Swap will take place at the Silverstone Golf Course Club House, 8600 Cupp Drive, Las Vegas Nevada, from 9am to 4pm, and will benefit Safe Nest and Dress for Success.

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding  Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC is hosting a series of car washes this Saturday to raise money for a trip to Nationals. The group is charging $5 a car, and will be hosting car washes from 9am to 4pm at the following locations:

  • Lake Mead and Tenaya
  • Craig and Decatur
  • Lake Mead and Rainbow
  • Buffalo and Washington
  • Craig and Tenaya

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say:

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

This Saturday, Liberty Tax Service will be hosting a blood drive at the location in the Saver's Shopping Center. United Blood Service will be on hand with their mobile unit to collect blood. Currently, Southern Nevada needs 250 donors a DAY to meet the needs of local hospitals, and USB is hoping 100 people will donate at Saturday's drive.

The Blood Drive is geared to be a family friendly event, with refreshments, cotton candy, and a jump house to entertain kids while parents give blood. Three Squares will be on hand to collect food donations, and other community partners will be holding giveaways. All blood donors will also be entered into a raffle, and receive a ticket for a free Lake Mead Midday cruise.

The blood drive will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday March 12th at the Liberty Tax Service in the Saver's Shopping Center, 3131 N. Rancho Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas NV 98130