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Every home, it seems, contains a Gimme Monster at some point or other during the holidays. When that happens, you need “The Lollipop Monster’s Christmas.”
Careful as you may be in choosing Christmas gifts for your children, it’s a rare gift that won’t eventually be broken, outgrown or worn out. But good memories can last a lifetime, and those few days after Christmas morning, but before school resumes, offer an unparalleled opportunity to build those memories along the trails of Southern Nevada
CHEFS FOR KIDS 5K RUN/FUN WALK PLANNED
Literary happenings coming up include Mob Month at the Clark County Library.
Las Vegas resident Paul S. Bodner faced his 2012 Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis with humor and a determination to squeeze something sweet out of the biggest lemon of his life. He shares his experiences before and after the news in “My Lemonade Life: A Memoir of Living With Love, Laughter and Now … Cancer.”
Vegas Santa has had a busy holiday season, visiting a Christmas at Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Parkway; a holiday party called Twisted Vegas at a private home; Doggie Date Night at the the Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St.; and the Santa Rampage, a holiday-themed downtown bar crawl.
Summerlin resident Hilarie Grey has found a way to mix her love of dogs, her previous work with cancer patients and her innate ability for cartooning. She crafts dog figurines known as Hounds of Hope.
Patti Shock , a founding member and academic consultant for The International School of Hospitality, has won three lifetime achievement awards this year. Shock received the first national Icon Award in July from the National Association of Catering and Events, and in October, she was inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders, the highest honor in the industry. Her latest achievement, the Legacy Award from the NACE Las Vegas chapter, was presented to her in November.
While the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada assisted Winnie Roybal’s family with shelter and necessities, Operation Fire H.E.A.T. worked to rescue their holiday spirit.
Locals looking for New Year’s Eve festivities need not venture onto the Strip. View staff members compiled a list of plenty of activities throughout the Las Vegas Valley for revelers hoping to avoid the crowds of tourists.
Instead of sidewalks, they trekked along a dirt trail. Instead of climbing stairs, they scrambled over boulders. On Dec. 6, the nonprofit Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors took a group of students who previously knew only city life on a hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation.
Karin Roelf thought she was donating hats and scarves to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada on Dec. 12, but according to the nonprofit, what she was donating was love.
Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve with special guests Laura Osnes and Jessica Sanchez is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $49 to $199. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.
The Children’s Specialty Center provides treatment to children with blood disorders and cancer regardless of their ability to pay for services. A recent grant from the nonprofit St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded $245,000 to the center to expand its Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic, which provides follow-up care for childhood cancer survivors up to age 40.
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Sparse dining options in the far northwest have given some of the larger pizza chains a stronghold on the Providence neighborhood, but Mr. Jim’s is a neighborhood pizza joint with pies that taste anything but mass produced.
Find special menus for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Dining events and news from across the valley.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission’s recovery program is designed to help break the cycle of addiction and help homeless people find homes, jobs and more complete lives.
In an effort to bring local vendors to North Las Vegas, one couple have partnered with the city to provide a free farmers market. Their hope is to educate the public on nutrition while supporting small businesses and showcasing the city.
Sam Sedgwick is a porter at Boulder Station and was one of the first people to go through the collaborative Pathway to Work Program, which helps train Opportunity Village clients for jobs in the community