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Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun


The city of Las Vegas is hosting a handful of Safe Summer Nights events to draw residents out for community gatherings.

The events will include music, children’s games, face painting and free hot dogs and water while supplies last. City of Las Vegas staff will be joined by local non-profit representatives, neighbors and others to provide information about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, adult education opportunities and more at these events.

Safe Summer Nights events will be held at the following locations:

Born Brave Bus Provides Resources for Kids in Need

Born Brave Bus Provides Resources for Kids in Need


Pop star Lady GaGa arrived Friday in Las Vegas ahead of two sold out concerts at the MGM Grand.

Unlike other concerts, Gaga's includes an entire experience dedicated to teaching children and young people to be proud of who they are.

The Born Brave Bus provides resources to kids on how to respond positively to what could be negativity in their lives, including bullying.

Celinda Pena with the nonprofit After School All Stars of Las Vegas toured the bus Friday. She says it is exactly what kids in the Las Vegas valley need.

"I think it is exactly what students need here just some little push, some positivity not focus on negative. I think Lady GaGa's foundation is doing just exactly that for them to speak out and not hold it within themselves," Pena said.

The experience also includes spaces where kids can speak with a trusted adult about what might be going on in their lives.

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center


Health and fitness are on the agenda for a Saturday fair at Stupak Community Center.

The center’s Youth Council invites people to a Fun & Fitness Fair at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can enjoy games, healthy snacks, health screenings (blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure,) information and activities, as well as register for the center’s workshops, activities and classes. Admission and all activities are free.

The Stupak Community Center is located at 251 W. Boston Ave. For more information, call 229-2488.

Free Activities for Winter in Venice Celebration

Free Activities for Winter in Venice Celebration

Kids can get into the holiday spirit without the mess in the kitchen. First Food & Bar inside the Palazzo is offering a free holiday treat class. The class is from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Parents need to make reservations. Kids will be able to decorate gingerbread cookies and other holiday treats.

Call the restaurant at 607-3478 to make a reservation. The activity is open to kids of all ages.

The chef from First Food & Bar will carry the holiday cheer into the afternoon. Chef Sam DeMarco will be in front of the Venetian from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, as part of the Winter in Venice activities. He will be roasting chestnuts along with serving hot chocolate and cider. The event is also free and open to all ages.

Many Children Introduced to Ballet by Seeing Peers Dance in 'The Nutcracker'

The holiday classic appears on the Strip this year.

When compared with other ballets, one of the most unique facets of "The Nutcracker" is that the major parts of Clara and Fritz are performed by children, and other children dance many of the supporting roles.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Inaugural Scarecrow Festival in Support of Communities In Schools of Nevada

Inaugural Scarecrow Festival in Support of Communities In Schools of Nevada

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) invites families for an evening of fall activities at the inaugural Scarecrow Festival on from 6-10 p.m. on October 21 at The Sports Center of Las Vegas.

CIS has gathered seasonal favorites for children of all ages to participate in as parents mix and mingle and enjoy live entertainment while benefiting the organization that is part of a national dropout prevention network. Rounding out the evening is a spread of tastings prepared by restaurants from The Cosmopolitan.

Seasonal activities include the hay bale maze, decorating pumpkins, playing festive games, completing challenges on the climbing wall and hitting in batting cages to win prizes. Costumes are encouraged, as the most creative attire will win highly coveted awards.

Girl Scouts a Hit on Strip Stage


Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada hosted a two-day workshop on June 17 and 18, where girls were challenged to learn about the music industry to earn their Making Music and Music Fan badges.

The girls participated in a three-hour program with musician Ryan Ahern, star of Piano! Las Vegas at his private rehearsal studio on June 17. Ahern worked with the girls to create musical instruments, rehearse for the performance, discuss the history of music and explore career possibilities.

The program culminated with 23 girls performing the song “Rainbow Connection” during Ahern’s show Piano! Las Vegas.