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Registration being accepted for Senior Idol Showcase auditions

Registration is being accepted for the Senior Idol Showcase auditions taking place at the Las Vegas Senior Center on May 7 and 8.

According to a city of Las Vegas press release, “Seniors, start warming up your jazz hands and vocal chords because the city of Las Vegas’ Senior Idol Showcase is back for its 11th year. Registration is now open for auditions for this popular event to be held Thursday, June 12, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. The showcase will feature talented individuals and groups age 50 and older performing a variety of acts, including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and comedy.”

To receive an invitation to audition, registration forms and an individual or group photo must be returned to the senior center by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.

The Las Vegas Senior Center is at 451 E. Bonanza Road.

Spring celebration and foster connection scheduled for April 5

A spring celebration and foster connection will take place at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

According to a Ward 5 press release, “Families will enjoy this spring celebration with amusement rides, jump houses, crafts, games, farmers market, community vendors, music and more. Interested families will be able to receive information on becoming an adoptive or foster family.”

Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

A free parking lot will be available.

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is at 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Boys & Girls Clubs announces Lions & Wine event funds raised

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada recently held its Lions & Wine Oh My fundraiser.

According to a club news release, “Fifty beautiful lions roared, played and interacted in front of the 400 guests that came to support BGCSNV. Guests had the opportunity to tour the Lion Habitat Ranch while listening to the evening’s entertainment, musical guest, Peter Love. Attendees viewed the lions while learning about BGCSNV via fact boards that were posted throughout the facility.

Funds were raised through a prize drawing and general donation, according to the relase. The prize drawing included five wine packages that were paired with various donated show tickets and paintings. The event raised more than $7,000 to help defray costs for BGCSNV’s upcoming gala, Sneaker Ball, to be held May 2 at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For more information, call 702-253- 2803.

Library to hold spring blood drive

A spring blood drive will be held at the Clark County Library from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30.

According to an announcement from the library, “The need for blood is constant in our hospitals and emergency centers, yet only three people in 100 donate on a regular basis. Be the one who helps stabilize the local supply for our community by donating blood. To set an appointment, visit the American Red Cross website at www.redcrossblood.org and use code library.”

The free event will take place in the library’s large conference room, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Library to offer heart ultrasound screenings

Heart ultrasound screenings will be offered at the Clark County Library from 2-7 p.m. April 7.

According to an announcement from the library, “Free ultrasound heart screenings, including echo (heart), carotid and abdominal aorta, are offered to adults age 21 and older. No insurance needed. No dyes, no fasting or injections; the screenings are safe, non-invasive and painless. To schedule an appointment, call 702-369-4216 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.”

The event will take place in the library’s Jewel Box Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Discovery Children’s Museum announces details for summer camp

The Discovery Children’s Museum is accepting registration for its summer camp.

“Museum educators will present camps that focus on science, art and so much more,” according to a mueusm news release. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from

July 7, to Aug. 1. The camp is for children. Registration runs from through July 7. A discount of 25 percent is offered for museum members and a discount of 15 percent for the general public is available for campers who register by Tuesday, April 15.

The Discovery Children’s Museum is at 360 Promenade Place.

For more information, call 702-382-3445 or visit www.discoverykidslv.org/programs/camps.

Christ Church Episcopal to show silent movie

Christ Church Episcopal will present a silent movie with organ accompaniment at 7:30 p.m. April 4.

The church will show “The King of Kings” from director Cecil B. DeMille. “ ‘The King of Kings’ is the greatest story ever told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it,” according to a release from the church.

“In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster. Featuring text drawn directly from the Bible, a cast of thousands and the great showman’s singular cinematic bag of tricks, ‘The King of Kings’ is at once spectacular and deeply reverent-part Gospel, part Technicolor epic.”

The event is open to everyone. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. Christ Church Episcopal is at 2000 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, call 310-540-9530 or visit www.christchurchrb.org.

‘The Tempest’ to start April 5

“The Tempest” will be performed at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from April 5-27.

According to a Smith Center news release, “The world premiere of ‘The Tempest’ will play April 6-27, with special preview performances Tuesday, April 1, to Friday, April 4. The opening night celebration will take place April 5. Produced in association with the American Reparatory Theater, ‘The Tempest’ is adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and the magician Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus.”

The Tempest will be performed at The Smith Center’s Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park in a 500-seat climate-controlled tent.

Tickets are $35 for regular performances and $25 for preview performances.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is at 361 Symphony Park Ave. For more information, call 702-749-2000.

Clark County Library to hold Outsmarting Investment Fraud

Outsmarting Investment Fraud will be held at the Clark County Library at 10:30 a.m. April 5.

According to an announcement, “Investment fraud affects thousands of Americans, regardless of age or circumstance, and accounts for billions in lost savings every year. In partnership with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada, the library is presenting this free workshop. Learn simple steps to protect your finances and family before making any investment decision.”

The event will take place in the library’s large conference room, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Rape Crisis Center offers Spanish language counseling

The Rape Crisis Center has announced it is offering Spanish language counseling.

According to a center news release, “The Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce a new Spanish-speaking team member at the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center. Sandra Morel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, leads Spanish-language counseling sessions each Thursday afternoon.”

“The Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center provides therapy specific for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, as well as to members of their support system including spouses, parents, and siblings. The center serves survivors of sexual abuse and assault, ages 12 and older.”

For more information, call 702-385-2153.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Business Blend at Tropicana Las Vegas scheduled for April 16

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Blend in the Havana Room at the Tropicana Las Vegas from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 16.

Registration is required.

The Tropicana Las Vegas Room is at 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

For more information, call 702-641-5822 or visit www.lvchamber.com.

Leadership Las Vegas alumni event scheduled for April 4

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will host a tour of the Neon Museum for Leadership Las Vegas alumni from 6-8 p.m. April 4.

According to the chamber website, “Leadership Las Vegas alumni are invited to a dusk tour of the Neon Museum. Join the Leadership alumni resident historian Bill Marion at the museum for a VIP tour. After the tour of some of Las Vegas’ most iconic scenery, alumni are welcome to move to Park on Fremont for a cocktail and to enjoy the first Friday sights and activities.”

The Neon Museum is at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Registration is required. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information, call 702-641-5822 or visit www.lvchamber.com.

Pinch, Slip, Coil and Pour event scheduled for April 23

The Huntridge Foundation will hold its Pinch, Slip, Coil and Pour from 6-8:30 p.m. April 23.

The event will be held at Clay Arts Vegas, 1511 S. Main St.

According to a release from the Huntridge Foundation, “Participants will enjoy a night of ceramic-making, refreshments and music.”

Tickets cost $30 and registration is required. For more information, call 702-303-7530 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Eggs and Issues slated for April 18

The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will hold Eggs and Issues from 7:30-9 a.m. April 18.

According to the chamber website, “The program, designed to connect members with key federal policymakers, is a breakfast forum held in a town hall-style setting. Featured speaker is Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev.”

The cost is $40 for chamber members and $55 for non-members.

The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Registration is required.

For more information, call 702-641-5822 or visit www.lvchamber.com.

Business licenses

Sunrise Manor new business licenses, March 16-22

Big Dawg Plumbing LLC, at 3863 Aspen Springs Ave., was issued a license to operate a business.

Erik Juarez Lawn Maintenance and Clean Up Service, at 3815 Toothwood Lane, was issued a license to operate a lawn maintenance business. Owner Erik Juarez received license No. G62-02951.

Jhony’s Car Wash, at 4545 Payson Ave., was issued a license to operate a mobile car wash business. Owner Arturo Vega Morales received license No. G62-03010.

 

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