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Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Today is the deadline to drop off gently used prom dresses for Sunday's Las Vegas Prom Closet pick-up event.

The Prom Closet provides free prom dresses for girls who would not otherwise have the money to buy one. Sunday's event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at HELP of Southern Nevada, 1600 E. Flamingo, Suite 100. A school ID is required to receive a dress.

Dresses may be dropped off through today at the following locations:

  • Jessica McClintock - (702) 733-4003 - Inside Fashion Show Mall (dress donors receive 15 percent off a new gown)
  • Marquis & Aurbach - (702) 382-0711, 10001 Park Run Dr.,  Las Vegas, NV 89145 (one block north of Charleston on Hualapai)
  • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

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Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

37th Annual UNLVino Wine Festival March 31–April 2 to Raise Scholarship Funds

37th Annual UNLVino Wine Festival March 31–April 2 to Raise Scholarship Funds

Come support the UNLV hospitality student scholarship fund by attending the 37th Annual UNLVino Wine Festival! The festival takes place from March 31st to April 2nd 2011, with a different venue hosting each night.

For more information, visit the event website at http://www.unlvino.com/

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

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Woman Involved in Fatal Crash Surrenders to Jail

LAS VEGAS -- The woman involved in a fatal crash on January 11 has turned herself in to the Clark County Detention Center.

An NHP spokesman says an arrest warrant was issued for Natalie Dubuisson, who disappeared after being involved in the fatal crash. Weeks later, she later contacted authorities through her attorney.

Police say the crash happened on southbound I-15 near Blue Diamond Road. NHP said Dubuisson left the scene after her vehicle hit a pickup truck from behind, causing it to crash and then hit an SUV.

The woman driving the SUV was killed when she was thrown from her vehicle. She was not wearing a seatbelt. The man driving the pickup suffered minor injuries.

Dubuisson has been charged with felony reckless driving with death, felony reckless driving with substantial bodily harm, felony hit and run, and failure to render aid.

Charity Shopping Event March 24th at Elie Tahari!

Charity Shopping Event March 24th at Elie Tahari!

This Thursday, March 23rd, the Elie Tahrai Boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will be the site of a fundraiser for After-School All-Stars. Come join hosts Elaine Wynn, John Pucci, and Jenna and Michael Morton for an evening of shopping! 20% of all sales between 6pm to 8pm will go to the benefit of After-School All-Stars, which provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. While shopping, people are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special gift with purchase.

'Shop for a Cause’ at Whole Foods Market Wednesday, March 23

'Shop for a Cause’ at Whole Foods Market Wednesday, March 23

Stop by Whole Foods on Wednesday, March 23rd and 5% of your total purchase will go to the benefit of the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, which aids the growing number of homeless in Clark County.

  • Whole Foods Market, Las Vegas Blvd.
  • 6689 S Las Vegas Blvd.
  • 702-589-7711