Paradise/Downtown Neighborhood News, July 30-Aug. 5


The Senior Energy Assistance Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Nonprofit and government agencies are set to help seniors pay past-due bills, discuss weatherization options for their home and provide energy education and conservation and rebate information.

For more information, visit


Southern Nevada Strong is inviting the community to attend open houses to gather resident input. The organization is a regional planning initiative looking to improve transportation, housing and job opportunities in Southern Nevada.

Scheduled open houses are:

–– 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.

–– 5:30 to 7:30 Aug. 7 at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road

–– 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway

–– 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St.

–– 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Mary & Sam Boyd Boys & Girls Club, 1608 Moser Drive

–– A Spanish-speaking event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Downtown Boys & Girls Club, 2801 E. Stewart Ave.

For more information, visit southern

receives $250,000 DONATION

The Sands Foundation has donated $250,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada through a two-year commitment to assist the organization’s efforts to keep students in school across Nevada.

The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life. The local affiliate supports nearly 25,000 students in more than 40 schools throughout Southern and Northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.

For more information on CISN, visit


Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, plans to sponsor a cruise worth $4,200 for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. The Caregiver Cruise is scheduled for Feb. 3-7 on the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas.

In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional CAREGiverSM for his senior loved one while away.

Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24 at


The fifth annual Team United bunco tournament, a fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Valencia Ballroom at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Light refreshments, a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles are planned. Participants can play three rounds of bunco.

The registration deadline is Aug. 13. Register at The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Anyone interested in donating but not participating in the tournament should register online as a donor only.

For more information, call 702-240-8877.


The Bureau of Land Management is celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, by seeking photos that highlight residents’ adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be featured in the BLM Nevada 2014 planner and on the BLM Nevada web and social media sites and could appear on BLM’s national social media sites.

Photos will be selected from the following categories: Adventure & Outdoor Recreation; Historical & Cultural; Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes; and Animals. Photo must have been taken between Jan. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013. Contest entries will be accepted up to Sept. 30. Winners will be announced Oct. 31.

In addition to the photo contest, the BLM will also be producing a children’s activity book, developing 150 themed geocaches and highlighting the BLM’s role in the state’s history.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Godbey at 775-861-6471 or, or visit

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Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
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'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
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Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
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Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
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Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
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