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Spread the Word Nevada Hosted an Enchanting 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala

Spread the Word Nevada Hosted an Enchanting 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala

The 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala "One Enchanted Evening", hosted by local non-profit children's literacy group Spread the Word Nevada, was a celebration of community spirit and generous giving.

Held at The Venetian on September 17, proceeds from the event will sponsor literacy services and books, which will continue serving the low-income students and families within the Las Vegas valley. Spread the Word Nevada's goal is to encourage children to gain success through reading and literacy support.

Four-time Emmy award-winning anchor and President of 10e Public Relations Kendall Tenney along with renowned auctioneer Christian Kolberg entertained guests throughout the evening.

Lainie Kazan Headlines AFAN’s Evening of Cabaret

Lainie Kazan Headlines AFAN’s  Evening of Cabaret

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosts an Evening of Cabaret with acclaimed singer, actress and cabaret legend Lainie Kazan on October 26 from 8-10 p.m. at The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. Widely known for her starring role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the Golden Globe and Tony nominee will deliver an evening of singing and comedy to support those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

Tickets to the Evening of Cabaret are on sale now and begin at $35 for general admission and $75 for VIP (including an exclusive meet and greet with Kazan before the show.) Proceeds benefit AFAN and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. For additional event information, please visit www.afanlv.org.

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Artists and comedians from across a wide spectrum will highlight this year’s Andre Agassi Foundation for Education benefit.

Michael Bublé, Jimmy Kimmel, Martina McBride, Smokey Robinson and Train will headline the 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert Saturday, October 29 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event supports the Foundation’s efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas.

"It's amazing what can be accomplished when people come together to change lives and make the world a better place for children," Agassi said.

Restaurant Week Aids Food Bank Through Dining Deals

More than 120 restaurants will take part in what will be a two-week event this year.

Five years ago, Three Square was a fledgling food bank that was trying to raise both funds and awareness about hunger in Southern Nevada. Its inaugural Restaurant Week, the goal of which was to do both, involved 51 restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Help Out by Dining Out

Help Out by Dining Out

Dining out can help out one of the biggest charities in the Las Vegas Valley.

Some of the top restaurants in Las Vegas are offering special menus for the 5th Annual Restaurant Week which starts Monday and lasts two weeks. The event will help the non-profit Three Square. The prix fixe menus will be offered at 80 restaurants including several restaurants run by celebrity chefs on the Strip. The meals are priced at $20.11, $30.11 and $50.11, a portion of the proceeds will go to Three Square. 

The offerings range from steaks to seafood and from Mexican to Italian. The goal is to help end hunger in southern Nevada. The Capital Grille at Fashion Show Mall, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay, Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, TAO at The Venetian, and Diego Mexican Cuisine at MGM Grand are just a few of the great eateries participating in this year's event.

Electronics Recycling to Help CCSD Students

Electronics Recycling to Help CCSD Students

 

The Clark County School District’s School-Community Partnership Program will partner with Computers for Kids, Inc. (CFK) to donate refurbished computers to Clark County School District students and hold a recycle drive for computers and computer equipment for the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada area.

They will be offering free collection of electronic equipment on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 4110 Channel 10 Drive. The goal is to provide refurbished computers to 3,000 students in the Southern Nevada area.
Items that can be dropped off are:

  • Printers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Desktop Computers
  • Cords
  • Scanners
  • Servers
  • Cell Phones
  • CRT’s
  • LCD’s

Televisions are not being accepted.

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.