East Valley View community news and information, April 24-30, 2014

Water Reclamation District

announces construction contract

The Clark County Water Reclamation District has announced that the first segment of the Paradise Whitney Interceptor construction project has been awarded to Las Vegas Paving.

According to a water district news release “The Water Reclamation District will be constructing approximately 13 miles of large-diameter relief sewers that will convey wastewater from southwest Las Vegas Valley to the Flamingo Water Resource Center. The Paradise Whitney Interceptor is a multi-year project that will consist of three segments.

“The district’s board of trustees has awarded the construction contract for the Paradise Whitney Interceptor east segment to Las Vegas Paving. The cost of the first segment is estimated to be $62,324,340.”

For more information, call 702-668-8068, visit www.thelvpipeline.com.

Anything Goes scheduled for April 26

Anything Goes will take place at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall at 6 p.m. April 26.

According to a Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation news release, “The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation invites adults 21 and older to enjoy a night of laughs, snacks and raffles while competing against friends, family and business associates for the title of ‘Most Valuable Brain’ at the 10th annual Trivia Challenge Night at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall’s Live Theatre.”

Tickets are required, and the cost of admission is $300 for table of 10 and $30 for individuals.

For more information, call 702-735-8434 or visit www.nvccf.org.

University Forum: How Jay Sarno Invented Modern Vegas set for April 29

The University Forum: How Jay Sarno Invented Modern Vegas is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 29.

According to the school’s website, “Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture ‘How Jay Sarno Invented Modern Las Vegas,’ a talk by David G. Schwartz, director, Center for Gaming Research, UNLV.

“Drawing on his recent biography of Jay Sarno, ‘Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas,’ Schwartz will tell listeners how Sarno changed Las Vegas with his two casinos, Circus Circus and Caesars Palace. He gave guests drama and fantasy in a world where, for a weekend at least, they could be the center of attention.”

The event is open to the public.

The forum will be held at the university’s Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, call 702-895-3401 or email liberalarts@unlv.edu.

Poetry Jam to be held

at Whitney Library

A Poetry Jam will be held at the Whitney Library at 5:30 p.m. April 29.

According to an announcement from the library, “Middle school students will perform original poetry at this annual event, cosponsored by the Clark County School District.”

The free event is for all ages.

The Whitney Library is at 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

For more information, call 702-507-4010.

Palm Gardens HOA to meet

May 1 at Whitney Library

The Palm Gardens Home Owners Association will meet at the Whitney Library from 5-7:30 p.m. May 1.

The event is for seniors.

The Whitney Library is at 5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

For more information, call 702-795-3344.

Renee Fleming: Guilty Pleasures

to be presented May 1

Renee Fleming: Guilty Pleasures will be held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. May 1.

According to a Smith Center for the Performing Arts press release, “One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, the soprano is known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. Fleming has performed across the world, from the Beijing Olympics to Buckingham Palace to the Obama

inaugural celebration. For her first-ever public performance in Las Vegas, she will sing beloved songs and arias ranging from grand opera favorites to Broadway and the Great American Songbook.”

Tickets cost $39.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

For more information, call 702-749-2012 or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

Shape Building slated

for April 29 at Las Vegas Library

Shape Building will be held at the Las Vegas Library at 11:30 a.m. April 29.

According to an announcement from the library, “Children age 5 and younger can have fun building shapes with craft sticks during this free event.”

The Las Vegas Library is at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information, call 702-734-7323 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Dance Studio Concert: In Air

scheduled for April 24

The Dance Studio Concert: In Air will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

According to the school’s website, “General seating tickets for this event cost $18 and $10, with discounts for seniors, military, UNLV faculty/staff and all students.”

The University of Nevada – Las Vegas is at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, visit www.unlv.edu.

The Rippingtons scheduled

to perform April 26

The Rippingtons, featuring Russ Freeman, will perform at 8 p.m. April 26 at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

According to the school’s website, “Celebrating more than 25 years and 18 studio albums, the Grammy-nominated American contemporary jazz band the Rippingtons continue to break new ground. Allmusic.com calls the Rippingtons’ latest album ‘bold’ and ‘boundary stretching.’”

The event is open to the public. Tickets range from $25 to $75.

The University of Nevada – Las Vegas is at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information, visit www.unlv.edu.

Tom Dreesen: An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra set for May 2-3

Tom Dreesen: An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra will take place at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. May 2 and May 3.

The event is for all ages.

According to a Smith Center for the Performing Arts press release, “In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, Ill., hearing Sinatra on the jukebox to one day touring the nation as his opening act, flying in Sinatra’s private jet and staying up until dawn, night after night. Dreesen takes you to Sinatra’s last performance and the last song he ever sang and then to his last days on earth.”

Tickets start at $39.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

For more information, call 702-749-2012 or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

WACAC College Fair

to be held April 28

The Western Association for College Admission Counseling will hold a college fair April 28 at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.

According to a Las Vegas Academy of the Arts release, “All Clark and Nye County high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to meet with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. This is open to all students, whether in the public school system or private school. Pre-fair workshops will be held from 5-6:45 p.m., followed by the fair from 7-9 p.m. The event will include workshops, testing information and a counselors’ help booth.”

The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is at 315 S. Seventh St.

For more information, visit www.wacaccollegefair.com.

Rose Pests and Diseases:

The Usual and Rare set for April 24

Larry Kaplan, editor of the South Valley Rose Society Yearbook, will present Rose Pests and Diseases: The Usual and Rare at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center.

According to a University of Nevada release, “Certain pests and diseases are attracted to roses. You will learn how to identify the common pests and diseases that are usual and the unusual ones that are important. Treat or not to treat is the question to answer. If treated, what products should be used, organics or inorganics?”

The Lifelong Learning Center is at 8050 Paradise Road.

For more information, call 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Autism 5K Race for Hope set for April 26

The Autism 5K Race for Hope is scheduled for 7 a.m. April 26 at the Resource Fair.

According to the city of Las Vegas’ website, “Take part in the Grant a Gift Autism 5K Race for Hope, FunWalk, KidzRun and Autism Family Resource Fair at Town Square. There will be raffle prizes and children’s activities followed by fun entertainment.”

Admission is free. Resource Fair is at 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For more information, call 702-564-2453.

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