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YOUR WEEKEND: AIDS Walk, Artrageous Vegas, flapjack fundraiser and more planned

Pancake breakfast
A Team In Training Marathon Flapjack Fundraiser is planned for 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 820 E. Warm Springs Road. The all-you-can-eat pancake buffet costs $10, and half the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Southern Nevada chapter.

Team In Training is an endurance training program for runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes to benefit the society while promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. For more information, visit leukemia-lymphoma.org or call 813-5054 or 361-4288.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 20th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas is set for 8 a.m. Sunday at the World Market Center on the corner of Bonneville Avenue and Grand Central Parkway. Registration for the Walk is free, but a minimum donation of $35 per person is encouraged and includes an official AIDS Walk Las Vegas T-shirt.

The AIDS Walk serves as AFAN’s largest fundraiser, providing funds for programs to assist and educate more than 3,000 men, women and children infected with HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada. To register or for more information, visit afanlv.org.

ARTrageous Vegas
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada’s seventh annual ARTrageous Vegas art show and silect auction is set for 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday at the Aruba Hotel & Spa, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The 12-hour celebration will include visual, performance and culinary art, body painting, music, food and more. Admission is $20, or $10 to attend the juried art show planned for 6-8 p.m. Visit thecenterlv.com/events for more information.

March for Babies
The March of Dimes’ March for Babies is set to kick off at 9 a.m. at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The event, which features a 3-mile walk, will be a celebration of families, friends and co-workers who have raised money to support March of Dimes research, aimed at finding causes for premature births. More information is available at marchforbabies.org, or read the full story.

Children’s festival
The inaugural Las Vegas Children’s Festival is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain Ave. The Las Vegas Walk of Stars, Clark County and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Hispanic American Resource Team are sponsoring the event. Gifts, books, entertainment, live music, food, beverages and more are planned.

The festival will celebrate the Day of the Children, an event observed in parts of the world to honor and celebrate children who represent the hopes and dreams of the future. The event also will be aimed at helping local children to be motivated, continue their education and prosper in their endeavors.

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