East Valley Neighborhood News, Sept. 11-17, 2014

Alston Business Consulting plans a Basics of Social Media marketing workshop at the Urban Chamber of Commerce, 1951 Stella Lake, Suite 26, from 10 a.m to noon Sept. 18. Admission is free. Visit alston-consulting.com to register.

The third annual Downtown Brew Festival is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets start at $35. Visit downtownbrewfestival.com.

The 52nd season of the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society is scheduled to include a concert featuring folk songs, sea chanteys, spirituals and Broadway selections at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Visit clarkcountynv.gov or snmas.com or call 702-455-7340.

The NV Energy Senior Energy Assistance Expo is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Seniors may be eligible for up to $250 in energy assistance though Project REACH. Visit nvenergy.com or call 702-402-5555.

The Annual Oktoberfest is scheduled to begin with a keg tapping at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas, 4510 Paradise Road. The event is set to continue through Oct. 31 with celebrity keg tappers every Friday and Saturday, live entertainment, traditional German food and Oktoberfestbier imported from Munich. Visit hofbrauhauslasvegas.com or call 702-855-2337.

Wonderground, a monthly variety and magic performance, is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Olive Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Bar, 3850 E. Sunset Road. Steampunk magician Dyno Staats is set to be among featured performers. Tickets are $10. Visit vegaswonderground.com, theolivegrill.com or call 702-451-8805.

Performances of “My Children! My Africa” are scheduled from 8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 19, 20 and 25-27 in the Black Box Theatre in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Building at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Tickets are $13.50 and $15 with discounts available to seniors, military, people with disabilities, and UNLV faculty and staff and students. Visit pac.unlv.edu or call 702-895-2787.

“Re-Visualizing Las Vegas,” an exhibition of Las Vegas News Bureau photos manipulated and colored with modern techniques, is scheduled to be on display on from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays Sept. 18 through Nov. 15 at the Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery, 495 S. Main St. Visit artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-1012.

A grant workshop is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the fifth-floor large conference room at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The workshop is recommended for those intending to apply for a city Of Las Vegas Youth Neighborhood Association Partners Program Grant, which offers grants for up to $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. The program requires youth to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits. Applications and details are available online at tinyurl.com/ynapp14. To register for the workshop, call 702-229-5406 or e-mail lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

The Fiesta Las Vegas Latino Parade and Festival has expanded to two days this year. The parade is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 on Fourth Street between Gass and Stewart Avenues. The Fiesta is scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Visit fiestalasvegas.net.

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