Want to give of yourself? Volunteering is a timely topic as Make A Difference Day is Oct. 25. There are plenty of opportunities in the Summerlin area to get involved depending on your interests.
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Brandon “The Havoc” Harris is an undefeated professional boxer. “I came up with the name myself because I destroy everything that gets in front of me when I’m fighting,” he said. Outside the ring he’s “the nicest guy … always laughing and cracking jokes.” He shares the art of boxing at the Henderson Multigenerational Center.
Some people describe it as a hidden gem in North Las Vegas. Left of Center Art Gallery and Studio, 2207 W. Gowan Road, is more than a gallery. It hosts classes, workshops and has become a second home to local artists.
A class of 10 people listens intently to registered dietitian Karen Petersen as she demonstrates how to cook red lentils and Caribbean coconut red beans. She briefly explains the African origins of the dishes in an effort to connect participants to their traditional food.
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The undead are expected to join monsters, ghosts and trick-or-treaters at several Henderson-area venues for family-friendly Halloween events.
In Las Vegas, Mike Miller worked as a commercial artist and cartoonist and was on the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal for many years. In 1982, he designed UNLV’s mascot Hey Reb! He charged the school $1 for the design and exclusive rights to it.
The monsoon season is over, the crowds have gone, and the daytime temperatures are ideal — perfect conditions for a fall trip to Lake Powell. The lake, which boasts more than 1,800 miles of shoreline, lies within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on the border of Arizona and Utah. The lake was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Although the dam was, and still is, a controversial topic for many, the lake it created has become an outdoor person’s paradise.
MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED
For years, Henderson resident Angelique Daniels has owned The Shoe Chick, a mobile shoe, purse and accessory store. She recently agreed to donate a percentage of each sale to the opening of Mariah’s House, a safe house for victims of sex trafficking.
Henderson calendar highlights include the Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert.
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Part memoir, part self-help book, Dan Mager hopes his book, “Some Assembly Required: A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain,” “will have value for anyone struggling.”
Someday, the planet on which you’re standing will be yours. That means you probably want to take good care of it and of the other people who’ll own it, too. No doubt, you’ve got some awesome (and very unique) ideas on how to do that. And if not — well, why not learn from kids who’ve done something for the Earth?
Literary events this week include Scott Dickensheet’s visit to the Las Vegas Writers Group, the Vegas Valley Book Festival, a memoir-writing workshop by Joanne D. Gilbert and a signing for the biography “Tony Sacca: Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment A 50 Year Journey.”
View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everyday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to View, C/O Anne King, 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.
Air Force Airman Gavin B. Peck graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Peck is the son of Rodney B. Peck of Great Falls, Mont., and Christine D. Peck of Las Vegas.
Soo Clinton was driving to her northwest home on Halloween night in 2011 when the unthinkable happened.
Read any good books lately? If you have, the 13th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival on Oct. 16-18 is just the place to meet like-minded readers and enjoy panel discussions, keynote speakers, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken-word performances and other activities.
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$60,000 BINGO EVENT SCHEDULED AT GOLD COAST
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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT SCHEDULED OCT. 23 AT UNLV