Paraidse/Downtown Neighborhood News, Sept. 24-30

“The Rising of Something Good … Remembering 9/11” a free community outreach program, is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sept 28 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The event will feature music, spoken-word performances, gospel rap and dancing. Vendors and a marketplace are planned. Visit or call 702-229-4800.

Contra dancing is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. A group lesson is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, military personnel and members of the Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers and $3 for participants 16 or younger.Visit or call 702-656-9513.

The Vegas Valley Poetry Celebration, a pre-Vegas Valley Book Festival event, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. Gretchen Henderson is set to headline. The event is free. Visit, or call 702-229-3515.

Rediscover Downtown Day is scheduled Sept. 28 and is set to include a happy hour bus tour, a Kid Rock concert at the Fremont Street Experience and special offers, incentives, tastings and events at downtown galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and other venues. The event, put on by the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, is aimed at encouraging locals to rediscover and explore downtown. Visit

“Me, My Uke and Some Friends,” a performance featuring Adam Kozlowski, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S. First St. Tickets are $15. Visit or call 702-483-8844.

Hogs & Heifers Saloon’s eighth anniversary party is scheduled at 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the venue, 201 N. Third St. Visit or call 702-676-1457.

Large-scale photographs from Clint Jenkins “Endangered” series are set to be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and by appointment through Oct. 18 at MCQ Fine Art, 620 S. Seventh St. Visit or call 702-366-9339.

The 13th annual Las Vegas Bikefest, an event for motorcycle enthusiasts, is scheduled Oct. 3-6, with activities planned at several locations. The main events are set at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, beginning at noon Oct. 3 and ending at 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Additional events include two poker runs and a poker walk starting at the Bikefest’s host hotel, the Golden Nugget, 129 Fremont St., and a Joe Nichols concert set for 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Cashman Center. Visit


The Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit group of downtown business owners and stakeholders working to promote business in the area, recently announced that its membership has grown significantly in the past six months.

The group reported it recently welcomed about 20 new members, bringing its roster to more than 60.

For more information, visit


The Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., recently announced the launch of its $25 for 25 fundraising campaign.

The nonprofit center celebrated its 25th anniversary in August and is soliciting $25 donations to fund operations.

For more information, visit


An orientation and training meeting for educational surrogate parents of foster children with disabilities is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 in Room 105 in the Boyd Residence Hall at the William S. Boyd School of Law on the UNLV campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Educational surrogate parents ensure educational consistency and support for students with disabilities and help navigate foster care.

Training and support will be provided to volunteers throughout the life of their assigned cases, organizers said.

For more information, contact the Legal Aid Center or Southern Nevada at or 702-386-1070, ext. 1446.


PSI Academy, a self-improvement business seminar presented by Jimmy Dague and Dan Rivera, is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sept 26 the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.

The event is free but reservations are recommended.

For reservations, contact For more information, visit or call 702-507-3400.

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