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Year-Round Beer Fest Planned

Year-Round Beer Fest Planned

 

A year-round beer festival to be held behind Bally’s is in the works.

Businessman Patrick Gagnon today announced plans for the “Las Vegas World Beer Fest”, a year-long beer event. The festival would be open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 11 p.m., beginning October 13. The world's first year-long festival would showcase more than 500 different beers from 100 different brew masters.

The site would be a tent village at a parking lot near Flamingo and Koval.

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

City of Las Vegas Looking for Volunteers

The City of Las Vegas is asking for people to volunteer to plant trees in the area of the city known as Berkley Square.

City officials will kick off the event on Saturday May 28 with a ceremonial tree planting at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of 8th Street and Owens Avenue. Organizers will plant 185 trees in the area. The tree planting is part of an effort to create a walkable community in the historic neighborhood. The planting is expected to take several hours and will end with a community barbecue.    

A grant from the Nevada Division of Forestry paid for the trees. Each property along the street will get one 15-gallon tree, while corner lots will get up to three 15-gallon trees. Property owners will be required to water and maintain the trees.

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Donate Food to Receive Free Blue Man Group Tickets

Want free tickets to Blue Man Group? Donate food to Three Square this Saturday and they’re yours.

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Three Square to host the Summer Stock Up food drive where locals can exchange nonperishable food items for a complimentary show ticket. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Man Group Theatre inside The Venetian.

People can bring a bag of nonperishable food items in exchange for one complimentary ticket per person to either the 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. performance the same evening and a 15 percent off coupon to the Blue Man Group retail store, while supplies last. All food collected will benefit children from low-income homes, who are unable to take advantage of school lunch programs due to summer break.

Three Square’s list of needed items for patrons to choose from:

Record Number of International Visitors Attended CES

Record Number of  International Visitors Attended CES

A new report shows a record number of international visitors attended this year's CES at the Convention Center.

The report by Veris Consulting shows 31,677 electronic professionals from outside the United States attended this year's Consumer Electronics Show. That is up 30 percent from the year before. That is the biggest number of international attendees in the 45 years the convention has existed.

Overall, 149,529 people went to the this year's CES over its four days, making it the largest electronics trade show in the world.

CES will return to town January 10-13, 2012. 

 

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.