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Second Annual Suitcase Party to Benefit Spread the Word Nevada

Second Annual Suitcase Party to Benefit Spread the Word Nevada

Spread the Word Nevada will team up with Fletcher Jones Imports on Friday night to create a unique, exciting fundraising event in Las Vegas: the Second Annual Spread the Word Nevada Suitcase Party.

This fun event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., offers guests the chance to be whisked away immediately after the event for one of three exclusive weekend vacations in Las Vegas. Guests should bring a packed suitcase to the event.

Tickets are $50. Each ticket purchased will be valid for one entry to the party, including a food and beverage tasting, as well as one entry into the raffle. Go here to register and buy your ticket online.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the children's literacy efforts of Spread the Word Nevada.

The main raffle drawing will take place at the end of the evening (approximately 7 p.m.).

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Former teachers and students, current students and parents of Eisenberg Elementary School are invited to attend the 20th anniversary celebration that will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge to attend this event at the school, located at 7770 W. Delhi Ave.

In addition to a variety of entertainment and activities, the event will also feature school namesake Dorothy Eisenberg, who still volunteers at the school each month, and all of the school’s principals, including Frederic Watson, Curtis Jones, Ken Ligon and current principal Gary Bugash.

"I would like to invite our current students and parents along with former students and community to join us as we celebrate this special occasion," Bugash said.

The school, located in the northwest part of the valley, recently completed a year-long renovation project.

Springs Preserve to Host All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival

Cool off with sweet treats by the scoopful – and listen to some great live music – as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival, Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by MGM Resorts International and NV Energy, the event will feature stations serving ice cream sundaes and novelties and root beer floats, with entertainment for all ages including airbrush tattoos, a photo booth, a bubble play station and carnival games.

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

The Nevada Mining Association will host the 26th Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop at Faith Lutheran High School from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

The free workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators, and features one day of classroom work and two days of organized field trips to mines and other facilities. The goal of the workshop is to provide new knowledge, insight and materials that teachers can use to help students learn about minerals and mineral production in Nevada.

The workshop also includes beginner-level sessions for first-time participants and an advanced track session for those educators  familiar with rocks and minerals. New activities, methods of presentation and advanced exercises will be included in the curriculum.

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Metro Motorcycle Competition at Suncoast on Saturday

Metro Motorcycle Competition at Suncoast on Saturday

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will host Saturday its 15th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition.

This event is an opportunity for police motorcycle officers from across the country to compete and share training ideas. There will be a timed cone course testing the rider’s ability on several different exercises. We will also have a slow race, team ride and pair ride. Officers will compete on their duty motorcycles, Harley Davidson, BMW, Kawasaki or Honda, while in full uniform.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the marquee parking lot of the Suncoast Hotel and Casino (Rampart and Alta) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be motorcycles, vendors, food, music, and other fun displays for the entire family, and a chance to meet police motorcycle officers from across the country.

All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics Nevada.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.