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FAVORITE SONS & DAUGHTERS

Sierra Smith, 14, has earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award given to a Girl Scout cadette.

Things to do

The Silverton has announced that vocal group Mosaic will headline the property’s recently renovated event space, Veil Pavilion.

Las Vegas’ punk bowling and music fest returns

This weekend is the 13th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, with the bowling events scheduled for Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, and the music events at a number of venues in downtown Las Vegas. Events run from Friday through Sunday.

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Literary Las Vegas

Las Vegas writer, illustrator, musician and publisher Pj Perez is on the road nonstop promoting his Pop Goes The Icon works at comic book conventions all over the country. This week, he’s headed to the Phoenix Comicon to plug his graphic novel “The Utopian,” the story of James Douglas, a self-made emo teen superhero who takes on high school bullies and hides his identity behind caps, hoods and dark glasses. To see the book in its serialized online comic form, visit theutopiancomic.com.

Lantanas suffer varying degrees of cold damage

Plant losses due to freezing temperatures involve how low the temperature drops, the time of year the temperatures occurred and for how long.

Recreation Briefs

The Las Vegas Ice Center, 9295 W. Flamingo Road, plans a freestyle skate from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for kids and $5 for toddlers. For more information, visit lasvegasice.com.

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The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Students’ news smarts pay off in Las Vegas competition

Take note, kids: Read newspapers and win a trip to Sea World.
It worked for Martin Middle School students who received a trip to San Diego for winning A Test for Excellence, a competition that assesses students’ knowledge about current events.

Last days of Oscar’s reign

It’s Oscar Goodman’s final luncheon with the Clark County Bar Association as the mayor of Las Vegas. Someone makes the mistake of calling it his “last.” “Last? Last?!?,” he asks in disbelief. “Everyone’s talking about it’s my last this or my last that. It’s not like I’m dying or anything.” Discussing the quickly approaching end of his 12-year reign as the “World’s Happiest Mayor” is, understandably, a touchy subject. He gets a bit emotional. After all, he swears in the new mayor July 6.

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