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Las Vegas-based bakery Cupkates plans to donate 50 percent of its profits from all specialty cupcake bouquet orders placed by Thursday to the American Red Cross to support the relief effort for Japanese tsunami victims.

Bouquets have six full-size cupcakes, five mini-size cupcakes and specialties such as chocolate-covered strawberries and marshmallows. Orders can be a combination of cupcake flavors. The bouquets are $48 each, with free delivery in the Las Vegas Valley.

Cupkates also plans to donate a portion of its proceeds from all red velvet cupcake and Cutie Pie orders. The Cutie Pie is the bakery's version of the whoopie pie. A dozen red velvet cupcakes or Cutie Pies is $12.

To place an order, call 439-3266 or email Cupkates owner Katie Thompson at cupkateslv@hotmail.com.

The White affair set for Saturday at lake las vegas

The Village Lake Las Vegas plans to host The White Affair from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for New Vista Community.

The White Affair is a party featuring wine, beer and cocktails that are all white in color or light. Guests are encouraged to wear white to receive a free raffle ticket, and all guests are invited to participate in a silent auction. An After Glow Party will follow, with fireworks planned for 9 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. After Glow tickets are an additional $25.

New Vista Community is a nonprofit group that provides equal opportunities and support for the intellectually challenged people of all ages.

For event tickets, visit newvista community.org. Guests must be 21 or older.

CICi's Pizza to donate sales to American Cancer Society

On Saturday, CiCi's Pizza plans to donate 10 to 20 percent of its sales to the American Cancer Society's fundraising event Relay For Life.

In addition, locations will have Relay For Life paper moons and stars available to customers for a $1 donation to display in honor or memory of someone touched by cancer.

Relay For Life's 10 Las Vegas Valley events are scheduled for April and May.

For more information about the CiCi's Pizza promotion, visit CiCi's Facebook fan page, facebook.com/Cicis. To find a location near you, visit cicispizza.com.

For more information about Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org.

morton's The Steakhouse hosting march madness viewing party

Morton's The Steakhouse, 400 E. Flamingo Road, invites guests to watch the NCAA Basketball Tournament during March Madness viewing parties at the restaurant through Monday.

Partygoers can enjoy games in Morton's private dining room on a 9-foot, drop-down, high-definition projection screen. The Bar Bite menu will feature Iceberg Wedge Bites, mini prime cheeseburgers and petite filet mignon sandwiches. The full menu also will be available.

To make a reservation, call 893-0703.

El Segundo Sol celebrates fifth of month with specials

El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering its Loco Hour specials all day April 5.

Prickly Pear, traditional or strawberry margaritas will be $4.95 each. White or red sangria will be $3.95 for a glass or $14.95 for a pitcher. Tequila shots will be $2.95 each. Food specials will be bottomless chips and three salsas for $2.95, chicken quesadillas for $4.95 and fried peppers for $2.95.

Hop into Ethel M Chocolates for special Easter collection

Ethel M Chocolates is selling its 2011 Easter Collection for a limited time. The sweet treats come in festive, egg-shaped boxes.

The Peanut Butter Truffle Box has milk and dark chocolate eggs filled with homemade peanut butter. The Ethel M Fruit Truffle Egg Box has ganache-filled chocolates including key lime, strawberry, lemon and raspberry.

Both are $22 each and feature eight individually hand airbrushed pieces. The collections can be purchased at ethelm.com or at any of the eight Las Vegas Valley retail locations.

For a limited time, Ethel M also is offering several springtime treats for less than $15, including milk chocolate-covered gourmet strawberry marshmallows and dark chocolate-covered gourmet lemon marshmallows, and milk, dark and white chocolate Bunny Pops.

Blue Martini features free sushi

Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is hosting Sushi & Sake Wednesdays, with women receiving complimentary sushi from Island Sushi from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 949-2583.

Healthcare Center to host celebrity chef contest to benefit UMC center

The Silver Ridge Healthcare Center, 1151 S. Torrey Pines Drive, plans to host its first Silver Plate Celebrity Chef contest from 2 to 4 p.m. today to benefit the UMC Family Resource Center.

The contest is set to take place in Silver Ridge's courtyard, and attendees will be the judges. Chefs will prepare an appetizer trio plate with key ingredients given to them before the event. The winner will receive $500 and a silver recognition plate. Chefs scheduled to participate are Aaron Moran from Hard Rock Café, Anthony Videl from Hash House A Go Go, Kiko Ojeda from The Palm-Las Vegas, Marco Beltran from Lolita's and Shawn Wilder from Second Street Grill at the Fremont.

The event also is scheduled to feature a raffle, with money going to Three Square food bank.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Shanda Alcantara at 468-9418.

Tropical Smoothie cafÉ announces summertime somewhere promotion

Through May 1, Las Vegas Valley locations of Tropical Smoothie Café plan to offer patrons the chance to win a vacation to a Club Med resort in the Caribbean, Mexico or Florida.

With each purchase, customers will receive a scratch-off card. Every card is a winner, offering free menu items, menu discounts and a code to win flip flops, Hawaiian shirts or the grand prize trip.

For store locations and more information, visit summertimesomewhere.com.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurants to mark 20th anniversary with sweepstakes

The Town Square Las Vegas location of Kabuki Japanese Restaurants, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is set to take part in a sweepstakes celebrating Kabuki's 20th anniversary in March and April.

Now through Thursday, guests can enter to win a 2011 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid. From April 1-30, guests can enter to win one of eight Sushi for a Year Black Cards. The gift card will be preloaded with $2,600, which will be good for one year's worth of food and drinks.

No purchase is necessary to enter either sweepstakes, but entrants must be 18 or older and legal residents of Arizona, California or Nevada.

For more information, call 896-7440.

Roy's Wine Club to meet

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, 620 E. Flamingo Road, hosts a waina hui (wine club) tasting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month. The next one is set for April 15.

Each tasting features a sampling of Roy's signature appetizers. Members receive a wine glass, an invitation to all wine club events, an invitation to Roy's select seasonal events, a 10 percent reduction on bottled wine purchased at Roy's and reduced pricing for select Roy's wine dinners.

The cost to attend a tasting is $20 for wine club members and $25 for nonmembers.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 691-2053.

Cooking fiesta class set for April 30 at El Segundo Sol

El Segundo Sol at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plan to host a Cooking Fiesta class from 10 a.m. to noon April 30.

Chef Terry Lynch will show guests how to prepare nachos with crab and polano, shrimp and carne fajitas with Oaxacan black beans, Prickly Pear margarita and coconut and mango paletas.

The cost is $25 per person. To RSVP, call 258-1211.

M Resort announces dining deals for seniors

The M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering discounts for guests 50 or older who are members of the iMagine Rewards Club.

Benefits include 50 cash and dining prize winners selected at 4 p.m. every Wednesday. Senior club members also receive a buy-one-get-one-free deal at the Studio B Buffet on Wednesdays, with a 50 percent discount available for single diners; buy-one-get-one-free lunch entree (of equal or lesser value) at Hash House A Go Go from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; and a free pastry with the purchase of a medium coffee at Baby Cakes on Wednesdays.

For more information about the iMagine Rewards Club, call 797-1000 or visit themresort.com.

 

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