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Pharm parties expose teens to dangers of mixing prescription drugs

Prescription pills are becoming an increasingly popular drug of choice among Las Vegas Valley teens, resulting in about four deaths a year, according to Clark County Coroner’s Investigator Felicia Borla. “Pharm” parties are an emerging trend where an assortment of pills are mixed in a bowl and taken at random.

Area briefing

Northbound Decatur Boulevard is set to be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through Thursday between the on- and off-ramps at U.S. Highway 95 and Bonanza Road, according to the city of Las Vegas.

Education Notebook

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Things to do

Advance tickets for the Springs Preserve’s second annual Brews & Blues Festival, headlined by Los Angeles-based The Forty Fours, are on sale for $25 each.

recreation brief

Downtown-area pools scheduled to be open for summer are:

A La Carte

Thirteen local restaurants are scheduled to participate in the Building Champions Against the Odds Campaign to benefit the Nevada Children’s Center on Wednesday, International Children’s Day.

Adam’s Place provides children with a safe space to grieve

In its first year, Adam’s Place Center for Grieving Children and Families has helped more than 150 children cope with grief, partnered with Clark County School District guidance counselors, moved from shared space in a school to its own modest home on Alta Drive and became a unique valleywide resource educating and encouraging discussions about how to pick up the pieces when tragedy strikes.

BEST BETS

n Theatre7, 1406 S. Third St., is scheduled to show the play “Oscar: A Good Man” through June 7. For tickets and showtimes, visit theatre7lv.com or call 568-9663.

Fine art museum struggles for citywide recognition

The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art has struggled for community recognition since its inception in 2003. Maybe it’s the economy. Maybe it’s poor marketing. Maybe it’s the location on the second floor of Neonopolis — the near-empty $100 million entertainment and retail complex located a stone’s throw from the Fremont Street Experience.

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