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Klip It for Kidz Charity Event Set for Saturday

Klip It for Kidz Charity Event Set for Saturday

The Klip it for Kids charity event is scheduled for Saturday morning at Town Square.

Klip It For Kidz, sponsored by Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is a special event that raises money for and supports programs of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF).

For the past month and a half, the public has been invited to raise money by way of pledges and sponsors. At the event on April 2, people will come together to shave their head or cut longer hair to be donated for wig making.

In addition to raising money for a great local cause, Klip It For Kidz will feature live entertainment, exhibitions by METRO, Clark County Fire Department (CCFD), and Clark County Fire Department Honor Guard, food and fun for the entire family.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NFL Star Mark Sanchez Visits Boys & Girls Club

NFL Star Mark Sanchez Visits Boys & Girls Club

Mark Sanchez, the quarterback of the NFL's New York Jets, visited the Lied Memorial Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon. He was joined by George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino Resort.

The visit coincides with National Boys & Girls Club Week and gave the kids the opportunity to toss the football and interact with Sanchez and Maloof. There are nine locations of the Boys & Girls Club throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Applications Available for Teen Leadership Camp

Issue Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (I.C.A.N.) will host its 2011 Leadership Camp from June 20-26 at Camp Lee Canyon.

Applications for the camp are now available for children and teens ages 11 through 17 and will be accepted through May 1.

Camp Lee Canyon is located 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Toiyabe National Forest. The event will consist of speakers, workshops and curriculum to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models.

Through the leadership training experienced at camp, participants learn how to make smart decisions, maintain their stress levels and educate others on drug prevention. Of last year's participants, all claimed to have found at least one friend who will help them stay drug-free.

The cost is $250 per child and includes food, lodging, workshops, speakers, a T-shirt, materials and activities, including a dance, campfires and talent show.

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve Hosts Children's Festival

Springs Preserve will host its second annual Día del Niño festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9.

The festival offers fun for children of all ages, including clowns and magicians, dancing and singing groups, and interactive games including a live soccer match, as well as traditional Mexican food and drink, hands-on arts and crafts workshops and a magical theatrical rendition of the "Wizard of Oz." Children can also participate in Telemundo TV-39's "sustainable" talent show.

Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones. Visit www.springspreserve.org or call 822-7700 for more information. Tickets can be purchased in advance online and will cost $1 less than at the door.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

'In the Dark' exhibit reveals how creatures survive, thrive in pitch-black conditions

'In the Dark' exhibit reveals how creatures survive, thrive in pitch-black conditions

The new exhibit, 'In the Dark' at the Springs Preserve provides visitors with an interactive experience to showcase how certain animals have adapted to being nocturnal.

Rat Parmesan, anyone? Assuming your culinary tastes tend toward the, well, exotic, you've got to catch the creepy critter first.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Town Square launches Storytime in the Square

Town Square launches Storytime in the Square

Las Vegas -- There's a new place for kids and parents to enjoy a good book. Town Square is launching a new reading program called Storytime in the Square. Kids will get a chance to not only have classic children's books and new favorites read aloud, they'll also see singing, dancing and even magic.

Storytime will be held Wednesday at the Park at Town Square starting at 11am until Noon.