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Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Cowboy Christmas and Car Show Planned for Saturday

Cowboy Christmas and Car Show Planned for Saturday

 

Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross is hosting a holiday event for families at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs this weekend.

The Ward 6 Cowboy Christmas and Classic Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be hay rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, games, jump houses and food vendors. Kids can also count on a visit from Santa Claus.

The car show will feature cars decorated for the holiday season. Choirs from area schools will show off their talents.

The event will also be home to a canned food drive and Toys for Tots toy drive. Guests are being asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item. Admission to the event is free.

For more information or to register your car for the car show, go to lasvegasnevada.gov/cowboychristmas.

Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

Cimarron-Memorial to Open Doors for Thanksgiving Meal

The community around Cimarron-Memorial High School in northwest Las Vegas will enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal this year.

Community partners and volunteers will come together Thursday to host families from approximately 30 schools, as Cimarron presents its second annual Feeding the Homeless Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. inside the school's cafeteria. The school is located at 2301 N. Tenaya Way.

In addition to a full holiday dinner, there will be bingo and a visit from Santa Claus. The idea for the event came from Principal Joe Caruso, who volunteers at the City Mission of Las Vegas and wanted to welcome in the community.

“Throughout the District you'll often hear principals say that our students are members of our extended family,” Caruso said. “This dinner is our way of opening up our school to the community and showing our appreciation for the support they give to our students throughout the school year."

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

 

Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

 

An upscale art event will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Who’s On Board, a red carpet event at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Lady Silvia in downtown Las Vegas, will take place Friday, Nov. 16. The event includes a cocktail reception, art show and a silent auction, with the invitation-only part of the event running from 6 to 8 p.m. and doors opening to the public thereafter.

LVSSR officials challenged 50 local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including graffiti artist Ras One, who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.