Food is Art, Lunch & Learn events in Las Vegas

Food is Art event a benefit for local ALS chapter

The ALS Association’s Nevada chapter will host its annual Food is Art event from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at 888 Bonneville Ave. Guests can sample dishes from 12 resturants and enjoy music and a silent auction. Tickets are $200 each or 10 for $2,000. For tickets, contact the chapter at 702-777-0500.

Blood donors can get passes to PGA Tour event

United Blood Services is giving away two free one-day entries to the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s Open PGA Tour to those who donate blood to the organization during September. Donations will be accepted at all United Blood Services’ locations in Southern Nevada, including Henderson and Las Vegas. To schedule set an appointment or find a location near you, visit

Senior center to host picnic, health fair

The Doolittle Senior Center will host a picnic and health fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Doolittle Park, 1930 North J St. The center encourages guests to bring blankets or lawn chairs for a day of music, games and health information. Cost to attend is $6.

Vegas Strong Motorcycle Run registration is open

Registration is open for the Vegas Strong Motorcycle Run and After Party, which will kick off at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, 5191 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event, which will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund and Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, is sponsored by Southern Nevada Harley dealers. Registration is $58 per person and includes a Vegas Strong T-shirt, pin, bandanna, poker chip and access to the after party, which will feature live music, food, drinks and giveaways.

Eat at Sweet Tomatoes, help fight hunger

Sweet Tomatoes, which has three locations in the valley, has partnered with Feeding America and Three Square food bank to launch the Better Neighbor Project. Guests who dine at any location can donate $1 to provide 10 meals for those struggling with hunger. The event is being held during Hunger Action Month. The restaurant company’s goal is to raise $300,000 for Feeding America.

Lunch & Learn series meets Wednesdays

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., hosts the Lunch & Learn Educational Series from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in September. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. This week’s program is “Caring for the Caregivers.”

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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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