RI RA hopes to break record for longest concert
Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to beat the world record for longest concert, with 16 days of live music through Oct. 17 or longer.
Guided by Irish musician Dave Browne, who holds the Guinness World Record for marathon guitar playing, 114 hours and 6 minutes, the marathon concert is set to feature a variety of musical styles performed with, at most, a 25-second break between songs and a five-minute break between sets.
Participating musicians include Liam Reilly of the Irish rock band Bagatelle; Derek Warfield, founder of the Wolfe Tones; The Black Donnellys; John Windsor; Dirk Vermin; Paul Cray; Louise Barry; Sharon O’Brien; Eugene Quinn; Roy Buckley; Dave Rafferty; Dave Hughes; The American Diddley Idols; Clare Peelo; Gavin Carpenter; Na Cairde; and Darby O’Gill & the Little People.
Guests can order from a special Guinness World Record menu.
The pub plans to sell pink wristbands and paper ribbon icons throughout October and donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. The record for the longest concert is held by AJ’s Music Cafe in Ferndale, Mich., where a concert that began on March 19, 2011, lasted for 360 hours, ending April 3, 2011.
QUILTS OF VALOR SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Southwest Medical Associates Lifestyle Center-East, 5820 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100, seeks volunteers for a Quilters of Valor group. The mission for the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover military personnel and veterans with comforting and healing quilts of valor. No quilting experience is needed, and experienced quilters will guide new ones. For more information, call Victoria Colburn-Hall at 702-637-4667.
RETREAT TO HELP THOSE WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
A transformational retreat and training to help people overcome post-traumatic stress disorder is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at the Flamingo, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The fee to participate is $395. Advanced training for those seeking to be certified as FasterEFT practitioners is slated to be offered Oct. 13-17. The cost to participate is $1,199, which includes free admission to the transformational retreat. For more information, visit fastereft.com or powertochangefeft.com or call Laura Worley at 702-419-3927.
LAS VEGAS KOA MOVES FROM THE STRIP TO SAM’S TOWN
Sam’s Town RV Park, 5225 Boulder Highway, was renamed Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town on Oct. 1, becoming the RV park company’s headquarters. For more information, visit vegaskoa.com or call 800-562-7270.