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Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

 

Some of Clark County’s finest young poets will square off Tuesday for the chance to win a scholarship.

Thirty students selected from more than 1,000 entries across Clark County will perform their finest poetry recitations in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals. The participants represent 15 local schools, and the winners will advance to the Nevada finals in Reno on March 16 to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their school’s literary programs.

Poetry Out Loud encourages kids to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. The state winner will compete at the national level in Washington D.C. for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.

The event takes from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Charleston Library Theater, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Hosts 50th Anniversary Party

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort Hosts 50th Anniversary Party

 

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort will be celebrating 50 years of providing winter fun to southern Nevada during a celebration next week.

The ski resort is hosting an after-dark ski and snowboard competition and anniversary party Saturday, February 16.

The competition is open to season pass holders of all ages. The registration fee is $25 and available online at skilasvegas.com or from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the resort the day of the event.

There are separate categories for male and female athletes. The top four winners in both categories will get special prizes. The first place winners will get a prize package that includes a pass to next year's ski season.

Besides the ski and snowboard competition, the celebration will include live music and food at the base lodge and patio area. It is open to the public and families are encouraged to attend.

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

 

One of the largest annual soccer events in Las Vegas returns over Presidents Day Weekend.

Billed by city officials as the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country, the Mayor’s Cup hits town from, Feb. 16-18. Expected are 452 youth soccer teams from around the world to compete with more than 7,300 soccer players, ages 14 to 19, from 12 foreign countries and 28 U.S. states. Teams are expected from Australia, the Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland and the United States.

The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games.

Matches will be played from 8:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Championship games will be played Monday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., starting at 10 a.m. 

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

 

County and charity officials are asking for community help Thursday in conducting a census of the valley’s homeless population.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Southern Nevada Homeless Census urban count in from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Any person or group interested in volunteering is asked to pre-register through the United Way of Southern Nevada at http://bit.ly/2013HomelessCensus. Once signed up, volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers.

The teams will count the homeless population in designated areas without interacting with or disturbing the homeless at that early hour.

The urban count deployment centers will be:

Event to Celebrate Improvements at Raptor Play Park

Event to Celebrate Improvements at Raptor Play Park

 

The grand opening of phase two of the Raptor Play Park in the Thunderbird Family Sports Complex will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

The 10-acre sports complex is located at 6105 N. Durango Drive, at the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Durango. Some light refreshments will be available.

The F-22 Raptor is the centerpiece of the park, appearing to fly above a monument plaza with contrail-shaped curved steel beams anchored in a concrete base providing support. The Raptor was selected due to its use in the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base. The Thunderbird Family Sports Complex pays tribute to the United States Air Force and all military families in the  valley.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Hosts Holidays on the Mountain

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Hosts Holidays on the Mountain

Enjoy the holiday season and the fresh snow on Mt. Charleston at Holiday on the Mountain.

It's about as close to a true winter wonderland as you can get in the desert.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.