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Centennial Hills Library to Host Book Club Mixer

Centennial Hills Library will be holding a book club mixer and a book signing with a local author.

The mixer will start at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. Metro Police detective and author Chris Baughman will be there. He will be talking about his book “Off the Street.” The book details the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Pandering Investigation Team. The team was created to fight pandering in southern Nevada. Detective Baughman will also be signing copies of his book.

The event will also be a chance for people to learn about the book clubs offered through the library. The Centennial Hills Readers Circle and other book clubs will share information about the books they are reading, and the authors they are interested in.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 507-6107. The mixer is also a pre-festival event for the Vegas Valley Book Festival which is set for November. 

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Robert Marlon Invites Admirers to Art Studio Grand Reveal Benefiting AFAN

Robert Marlon Invites Admirers to Art Studio Grand Reveal Benefiting AFAN

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is partnering with local artist Robert Marlon for the grand reveal of his flagship art studio in Las Vegas on October 15 from 6-8 p.m. Guests are invited to peruse the private gallery and immerse themselves in the extraordinary mixed media paintings and fine art giclees while enjoying live music, complimentary cocktails and appetizers. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated back to AFAN to supplement its ongoing battle of fighting HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

Join AFAN in celebrating Robert Marlon’s artistic debut as he unveils his premier collection. Marlon has donated a piece of work titled Rainbow’s End to be auctioned during the event, awarding AFAN 100 percent of the sale. In addition, 15 percent of all gross sales of the evening will be donated back to the organization to continue supporting more than 4,000 clients living within the HIV/AIDS community.

Resort Gets Permanent Place for Concerts

Resort Gets Permanent Place for Concerts

LAS VEGAS - Red Rock Resort is getting ready for another summer of concerts with a change to its outdoor amphitheater.

Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest

Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest

Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Las Vegas) today announced the winners of First Congressional District in the annual Congressional Art Competition.

The winning work from District 1 by artist Kylee Love of Palo Verde High School will be displayed in the Capitol.

Award winners were selected by a panel of local judges that included: Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Becky Grismanauskas and Sydelle MacKay.

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.