“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.
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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.
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Every year, Arturo and his abuela decorate their Christmas tree with special ornaments, but in the new book “Arturo and the Navidad Birds” by Anne Broyles, illustrated by KE Lewis, there was one year when the tradition was nearly shattered.
This week’s literary highlights include a presentation at The Mob Museum by gaming history author David G. Schwartz.
Question: I have seven fruit trees, including some citrus, that I planted in half whiskey barrels about three years ago. They all have had fruit the past two years. I want to transplant them into the ground in order to get more fruit. Is it best to transplant them in the fall or early spring?
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a pedestrian bridge that now straddles Far Hills Avenue, just west of the 215 Beltway. It wasn’t there as recently as a few weeks ago, and at first glance it appears that this beautiful walkway might be a bridge to nowhere.
“Sunset Wonderland is like Central Park meets Sunset Park,” said Kim Ehler, recreation specialist for Clark County Parks and Recreation. The first-year holiday attraction packs Sunset Park with lights, activities and an ice skating rink.