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Valley Hospital, 620 Shadow Lane, recently completed a three-suite endoscopy department, concluding the final phase of a $26 million surgical services expansion and renovation. The project included an operating theater, pre- and post-operative units and waiting areas for patients.

Education Notebook

The United Way of Southern Nevada’s Young Philanthropists Society read last month to students at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., as part of Nevada Reading Month.

Las Vegas’ Second annual GREENFest to be bundles of fun

Become one of Mother Earth’s favorite sons and daughters during the second annual GREENFest Earth Day festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at Town Square Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Celtic Gathering and Highland Games to be largest yet

The 2011 Celtic Gathering and Highland Games is in step to be the largest celebration of Scottish heritage since the Las Vegas Celtic Society first cued the music and merriment seven years ago.
The seventh annual festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

‘High Noon’ reception set

Artist Brian Henry’s “High Noon,” a show focused on iconic signs is set to run through May 28 at Kleven Contemporary inside the Emergency Arts buildling.

Safety briefs

Clark County commissioners and county fire department officials were scheduled to recognize firefighters during a ceremony March 29 at Fire Station 33, 865 E. Desert Inn Road.

Things to do

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society plans to present J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the UNLV campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Theater to present six Greek myths

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will perform Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses” through Sunday at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North .
The Broadway play, which premiered in 1996 as “Six Myths” at Northwestern University, is a contemporary retelling of best-known Greek myths such as King Midas…

A La Carte

Las Vegas-based bakery Cupkates plans to donate 50 percent of its profits from all specialty cupcake bouquet orders placed by Thursday to the American Red Cross to support the relief effort for Japanese tsunami victims.