Black History Breakfast raises money for scholarship program

A Black History Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at The Venetian to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month.

The event, which serves as a fundraiser for College of Southern Nevada, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nevada State College students with financial hardships, seeks tax deductible contributions and provides attendees with the opportunity of hearing from a variety of speakers.

Keynote speakers include Dean John Valery White of the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV and Dean M. Christopher Brown II of UNLV’s College of Education.

Last year’s event generated $9,000 in contributions. The Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League has held the scholarship funds in reserve awaiting announcement of scholarship recipients at this year’s event.

“We’re looking forward to increasing the number of scholarships we can award next year by increasing attendance at this year’s event,” said Larry Mason, interim vice president of CSN’s office of diversity and inclusion.

Tickets are available at $100 per person with 100 percent of proceeds going to support the Urban League Scholarships. For information, call 651-7485.

Black History Breakfast is one many Black History Month events sponsored by CSN. For a complete list of Black History Month events, visit


Chamber Symphony performs ‘For the Love of Music’ children’s concert

The Nevada Chamber Symphony will present its annual children’s concert “For the Love of Music” at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the theater of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

Admission is free, however, because of limited seating reservations are suggested. Call 433-9280.

The program, prepared and developed by Rodolfo Fernandez, founder and conductor of the Nevada Chamber Symphony, offers an entertaining selection of both classical and popular works which showcases the different instruments and sections of the orchestra.

Guest artists highlight the afternoon performance including the magician Jason Andrews and the BBoys (Max, 8, and Mason, 6, Mahoney), who impersonate the Blues Brothers.

“For the Love of Music” was initiated as an extension of the orchestra’s Educational Outreach programming for elementary school students.

The in-school programs were developed when the orchestra was first incorporated as a nonprofit organization.

These programs have introduced the world of classical music to students from Laughlin to Tonopah and throughout the Las Vegas Valley.


Derfelt Senior Center schedules computer open house for public

The city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services’ Derfelt Senior Center will have a computer open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Residents 50 years and older interested in learning how to use personal computers and software are invited to meet the computer class instructor and ask questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

Computer classes will be scheduled regularly for the center, based on which days and times are convenient for most prospective students. The center is at 3343 W. Washington Ave., inside Lorenzi Park.


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