you think your life is busy during the holidays, try stepping into Jaret Blinn’s shoes. Blinn is the executive pastry chef at Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Come holiday time, he and his crew go into overdrive to accomplish their normal daily duties plus supplying the Holiday Shop.
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WinterFest is scheduled from Dec. 12-14 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. The event transforms the Water Street District into an old-fashioned Christmas with activities and decorations and a giant snow globe aquarium courtesy of the cast from “Tanked.”
After state lawmakers failed to pass legislation that would have required the national human trafficking hotline number to be posted, residents worked to get it done through local government.
View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at email@example.com or mail to Viewpoints, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.
Darcy Neighbors has been named 2013 Alumna of the Year by UNLV, Las Vegas’ Lee Business School.
SUMMERLIN-AREA RESIDENT EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT REZONING
“A 9/11 Christmas: A Christmas to Remember,” written and illustrated by Las Vegas author Michael Pascoe, follows the journey of a Douglas fir tree from Christmas Valley, Ore., to New York City in the wake of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks. Can Doug bring joy to a city in sorrow? At least one little girl who lost her father in the disaster finds comfort in the tree’s presence. In addition to writing, Pascoe has worked in magazine design and as a magician. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/9-11christmas.
With more than 30 years in the music business, drummer and producer Dan Shinder knows a thing or two about success. His latest venture is Drum Talk TV. It launched in January and now reaches a half million viewers in 70 countries. It would never have grown to that point, he said, if he hadn’t known how to market himself. Now, Shinder has begun a seminar-based program called Marketing The Creative Mind. The next one is set for Dec. 14 in Las Vegas.
For four nights only, the Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus is set to be transformed into a mini Jerusalem to bring good tidings of great joy this holiday season. The Las Vegas Redrock Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a collection of Summerlin congregations, plans to host “The Nativity” at 6 p.m. Dec. 11, 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive.
Henderson City Councilman Sam Bateman is scheduled to host a Neighborhood Connection meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Paseo Verde Parkway. Bateman is expected to be joined by Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and city staff members who will go over updates and take questions from residents.