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Free Family Movies, Plays in Centennial Hills Park

Free Family Movies, Plays in Centennial Hills Park

 

Bring blankets or folding chairs for free weekend events this spring beginning Friday night at Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

Scheduled events include:

  • Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - PG-rated family movie, “Kung Fu Panda 2.”
  • Saturday, April 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Live music by the Doolittle Senior Center’s “Never Too Late Band,” followed by an Old West-style melodrama provided by Bonnie Springs Ranch. A variety of Ward 6 vendors will offer food and refreshments for sale.
  • Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. - PG-rated family film “Puss in Boots.”

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police is bringing the message of vigilance to its First Tuesday event.

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign is designed to get people to report suspicious activity. Police want to remind people of the critical role the average person has played in safeguarding communities.

First Tuesday starts at 7 p.m., at Metro’s area command centers. After talking about the “See Something, Say Something” program, people will be able to meet with their local police officers.

Area Command Centers:

Bolden Area Command: 1851 Stella Lake (off Martin Luther King just north of Vegas Drive)

Convention Center Area Command: 750 Sierra Vista (at Swenson)

Downtown Area Command: 621 North 9th St.

Enterprise Area Command: 6975 W. Windmill Lane

Northeast Area Command: 3750 Cecile Ave. (Between N. Pecos Rd and N. Walnut Rd)

Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."

 

A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Local Skateboarders Rally for Injured Friend

Local Skateboarders Rally for Injured Friend

 

Las Vegas skateboarders are working together to help a young man hurt in a shooting at a skate park.

Skaterscentral.com is presenting the Skate for Keaton Benefit competition Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Keaton Belliston was seriously hurt when two men robbed a group of skaters at Mountain Ridge Park in Centennial Hills on January 3. After taking several items from the young men, one suspect took out a gun and shot into the group hitting Belliston.

The competition is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Skate City Indoor Skate Park, 4915 Steptoe Street #100. Skateboarders can enter the competition with an entry fee of $10. Those interested can pre-register at skaterscentral.com or at the door on the day of the event. There will be a $10 entrance fee to the event. All proceeds from the door and competition will go to Keaton Belliston’s family. A portion of the food sales from the event will also be donated.

Cowboy Christmas Party Set for Saturday

The city of Las Vegas is hosting a Cowboy Christmas and Classic Car Show Saturday.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Floyd Lamb State Park at Tule Springs. The event is free. It will include hay rides, a petting zoo, balloon artist, jump house and farmers’ market. There will also be craft and food vendors.

School choirs from Centennial, Shadow Ridge and Arbor View High Schools, along with several middle schools, will perform. Tours of the park’s historic ranch house will also be available. The event will also be accepting donations of canned food to benefit seniors in need. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. 

Watch 'The Grinch' Friday in the Park

Watch 'The Grinch' Friday in the Park

People in are invited to watch a new Christmas classic in the park Friday night.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey will be played at Police Memorial Park. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. There will be hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes. The Grinch will actually be there to take pictures with kids. Admission, pictures and refreshments are all free.

People are encouraged to bring blankets and low chairs to view the movie. The park is located off Cheyenne Avenue between Hualapai Way and Grand Canyon Drive.