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Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Southern Nevada residents will continue to see increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force flies Green Flag exercises through next week.

Missions that take place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., will be flown between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. during the exercise, which ends March 25. The exercise flight path includes areas within the Las Vegas valley, to and from Nellis AFB and the NTC, near Mount Charleston, and north of Pahrump.

Conducted by the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Green Flag West 11-5 provides a realistic close-air support training environment for Airmen and Soldiers preparing to deploy in support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.

Last Chance Golden Retriever Rescue Flea Market Drop Off

Last Chance Golden Retriever Rescue Flea Market Drop Off

This is the last weekend to drop off those items from your clean closets and your spotless garage. 

 

Join GRRSN

Saturday April 16

and 

Sunday April 17

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

at Siena Town Center Mall

10170 W. Tropicana (W. Tropicana and Hualapi).

 

Flea Market details to follow

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

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.

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.

St. PETrick’s Day fundraiser benefiting The Animal Foundation March 20th

St. PETrick’s Day fundraiser benefiting The Animal Foundation March 20th

This Sunday, swing by the Aliante station to celebrate St. PETrick's Day, a fundraiser to benefit The Animal Foundation, the non-profit responsible for running the Lied Animal Shelter. The party kicks off at 2pm, and will feature craft beer tastings and vegetarian cuisine. Raffles will be ongoing throughout the event, and The Animal Foundation will bring along a number of dog that are able to be adopted. Tickets for St. PETrick's Day start at $10.