Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News

SPRINGS PRESERVE SCHEDULES
ANNUAL PLANT SALE FOR WEDNESDAY

Water-efficient, desert-adapted plants are set to be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., hosts its annual spring plant sale, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday . Admission is free.

Native and drought-tolerant plant species are set to be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

Limited quantities of carts are available at the sale, so guests are encouraged to bring their own to transport plants.

For more information, call 702-822-7700 or visit springspreserve.org.

GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
TO CELEBRATE OPENING WEDNESDAY

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is set to celebrate the grand opening of its Robert L. Forbuss building, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday .

For more information, visit thecenterlv.com.

DOWNTOWN 3RD FARMERS MARKET EXTENDS ITS HOURS FOR THE SEASON

The Downtown3rd Farmers Market, 300 N. Casino Center Blvd., has extended its hours for spring.

The market’s new weekly hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays .

For more information, visit downtown3rdfarmersmarket.com.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL TO RETURN
TO THE EL CORTEZ ON APRIL 13

Vegas StrEATS, a monthly food truck festival, is scheduled to return to the El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., inside the Jackie Gaughan Plaza, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 13.

The free event is scheduled to feature live art demonstrations, live music and food and drink specials.

For more information, including a list of vendors, visit facebook.com/vegasstreats.

PITCH, HIT, RUN COMPETITION
SLIDES INTO DOOLITTLE

The Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., is slated to host Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition at 9:30 a.m. Saturday .

Boys and girls can compete in four age divisions: 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 14.

Participants have a chance to advance in the competition and compete in the national finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting, running and all-around champions of each age division will advance to the sectional level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have a parent fill out a registration form prior to the competition.

For more information, call local coordinator Gene Tate at 408-515-7489 or visit mlb.com/kids.

LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL
SEEKS SUBMISSIONS

The sixth annual Las Vegas Film Festival is scheduled for July 18-21 at the Las Vegas Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road.

Filmmakers can submit their original film, short film or documentary to be shown during the festival. The deadline for submissions is April 15.

For more information and rules for submitting work, visit lvfilmfest.com.

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