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Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless


Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.

Sanctuary Holds Arts and Crafts Festival

The Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary is holding an arts and crafts festival this weekend.

The sanctuary will feature art demonstrations and craft vendors from around southern Nevada. There will also be activities for children, live entertainment, and horse-drawn carriage rides. There will also be a bird show. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

The sanctuary is next to the Gilcrease Orchard near Durango Drive and Racel Street in the northwest part of the valley.

Two years ago, the sanctuary was devastated by a fire. Now, the sanctuary has repaired and ready to show off the hundreds of exotic birds and wildlife housed there. There will be a donation box near the front door. Any donation would be appreciated.

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Police plan a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in the northwest part of the valley.

The checkpoint will be located on Lake Mead just east of Buffalo from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This checkpoint will focus attention on both drug and alcohol impaired drivers, with special emphasis being placed on drugged drivers as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating.

This event is partially funded by a Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. The grant made it possible to fund the deployment of a DUI van and a phlebotomist (blood technician.)

Celtic Gathering and Highland Games This Weekend


A bit of the old country will take over Floyd Lamb State Park this weekend with the 8th annual Celtic Gathering and Highland Games.

The Las Vegas Celtic Society is hosting the games starting 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will include traditional Scottish heavy sporting events like hammer throwing, but there will also be games for kids, traditional Scottish and Irish dancing and music, whiskey and ale tastings, and drum major and piping band contests.

There are also events planned for Fremont Street Experience, including an attempt to set the world record for caber throwing. The toss is set for 8:10 p.m. Friday in front of the 1st Street Stage. Thirty-two cabers, long poles weighing around 157 pounds, will be thrown in an attempt to set a record.

For information on tickets and a list of events, go to lasvegascelticsociety.org.

Ski and Snowboard Resort Celebrates the End of the Season

Ski and Snowboard Resort Celebrates the End of the Season


Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is closing out the season with an Easter celebration.

The resort announced Tuesday that Sunday would be its last day of the season. There will be a non-denominational Easter service at 8:30 a.m., at the top of Chair 1. Lifts for the service will open at 8 a.m. There will also be a free pancake breakfast for those attending the service.

Lifts for skiing and snowboarding will open at 9 a.m. There will also be a bunny race for kids and an Easter egg hunt for both kids and adults. Some of the prizes include a season pass for next year’s ski season.

There will also be a pond-skimming competition for skiers and snowboarders. Tommy Rockers will be providing live music on the patio of the base lodge.

Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning

Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning


Bring the family – even the four-legged kids – for some “Puppy Love” Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome at Woofter Family Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian for a dog parade, dog raffle, and snacks for two- and four-legged participants. The park is located at 1600 Rock Springs Drive, at the northwest corner of Rock Springs and Vegas Drive. Pets must be on a leash.

For more information on this event or other Ward 1 activities, call 229-6405 or go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward1.