Awareness events for blindness, disability in Las Vegas

Hospital to host diabetes, health fair Saturday

Desert Springs Hospital, 2075 E. Flamingo Road, will host a Health & Diabetes Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Available in the main lobby will be free health screenings and information, giveaways and snacks.

White-cane event set at Blind Center of Nevada

The Blind Center of Nevada, 1001 N. Bruce St., will celebrate White Cane Day, a national day of awareness regarding blindness, with events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Participants can try a white-cane obstacle course, hear live music and speakers on blind safety, and sample food prepared by the Culinary Arts Academy’s first batch of chef graduates. Contact Gustavo Covarrubias Garcia, communications manager, to reserve a spot for the obstacle course and for lunch.

Walk with a Doc series continues on Sunday

The Walk with a Doc: Kids Time series of guided walks continues at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Families with children and local doctors will take part in free 60-minute guided walks. A local doctor will will speak briefly on “Drug Drop-off Boxes: Know One, Use One, Save One” before the walk begins. Walk with a Doc is held the second Sunday of each month.

Disability Awareness Day features 60 organizations

The city of Las Vegas will host the 27th annual Disability Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive. Representatives from more than 60 organizations serving the disabled will be available to help guests with employment, independent living, recreational activities, financial planning, benefits counseling, transportation, housing and more. Admission and parking are free. October is national Disability Awareness Month.

Skye Canyon’s festival includes pick-a-pumpkin

Skye Canyon will host a pick-a-pumpkin fundraiser during the northwest valley master-planned community’s Chalktober Fest on Oct. 20. Kids can choose a free 6- to 15-pound pumpkin from 2-6 p.m. at the event, which will be in Skye Canyon Park. A suggested $2 donation per pumpkin will benefit Create a Change Now, a local nonprofit dedicated to educating families about preventing childhood diseases with good nutrition.

Mobile dental clinic has three stops this month

Nevada Health Centers’ Ronald McDonald Care Mobile offers affordable dental care for children, with three stops planned in October. Parents can make appointments for children by calling 702-597-3898. The vehicle is staffed with a dentist, hygienist, and dental and office assistants. Services include restorative and preventive care, exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, fillings, extractions, x-rays and oral health education. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m.) at all stops.

■ Oct. 16: Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Center, 3900 Cambridge St.

■ Oct. 17: WIC Center, 5085 West Sahara Ave.

■ Oct. 18: MLK Family Health Center, 1799 Mount Mariah Drive.

Incarcerated Christmas
This is the fourth year HOPE for Prisoners has worked with the Nevada Department of Corrections to create a Christmas for prisoners to visit their families. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2018 Homeless Vigil
Straight From The Streets holds its 23rd annual vigil to remember the 179 homeless individuals who died in Clark County this year.
Getting through the Holiday blues
Psychologist Whitney Owens offers advice on keeping your mental health in check during the Holiday season in Henderson, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military program gave meal kits to 200 families at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. It all started with a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum. A soldier, his wife and infant had a handful of grocery items they couldn't afford. A Beam Suntory employee picked up the $12 cost for the groceries. The program has grown from providing 500 meal kits to military families in 2009 to providing more than 7,000 nationally this holiday season.K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women at WestCare Women Children Campus in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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