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Thousands of Toys Donated to DJ's Effort

Thousands of Toys Donated to DJ's Effort


The staff from two of the biggest nightclubs on the Las Vegas Strip put together their annual donation to the KLUC Morning Zoo toy drive.

The staff of XS and Tryst Nightclubs raised money all year long for this drive. This year they were able to raise $171,000 for toys. The employees went to a local Wal-Mart, taking over the toy department. The shopping extravaganza collected more than 11,000 toys and 138 bikes. The final receipt for the shopping trip was more than 150-feet long.

“We are truly fortunate to be in a position to give back to the community each year,” said Jesse Waits, co-owner and managing partner of XS and Tryst Nightclubs. “Our staff always looks forward to this event as it gives us the chance to relive our own childhood, picking out our favorite toys and gifts.”

Unwrap Your Holiday Spirit with Communities In Schools of NV at Santa Tea at Simon Restaurant

Unwrap Your Holiday Spirit with Communities In Schools of NV at Santa Tea at Simon Restaurant

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) invites families for an afternoon of delicious treats and holiday activities at the annual Santa Tea at Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place, from 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, December 10.

The family fare will feature favorite seasonal activities such as gingerbread cookie decorating and festive games and music. Little ones will even have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa Claus.

Executive Chef Kerry Simon will be there dishing out some of his famous plates including mac n’ cheese, tea sandwiches, fresh sushi and his signature holiday junk food platters, as well as hot cocoa for children and refreshing cranberry mojitos for parents.

Will you accept the challenge?

Will you accept the challenge?

The 2012 Polar Plunge® registration websites are live and people are already getting in the mix for this fun and crazy event.  Check it out at iPolarPlungeNV.com and learn about you can qualify to win an iPad2 while you're at it.

Join us on February 18 in Las Vegas when we brave the chilly waters in support of a great cause! The exact location of the plunge has not yet been announced.

The Polar Plunge® is a national event for Special Olympics programs.  We challenge the Las Vegas desert-dwellers to help us prove that it can get pretty frigid here too.

Gather up your most adventurous pals.  Decide on your team theme and set your sights on the BEST COSTUME award.  Register online, collect pledges and earn some very cool prizes (like a chance to win an iPad2.)  Remember there is only one rule: NO WETSUITS ALLOWED!

Four Seasons' Holiday Village to Benefit Cancer Institute

A holiday display opens to the public Saturday with proceeds going to cancer institute.

The Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will debut its 13th annual Holiday Village on Saturday, with 20 gingerbread buildings and a full-sized, working carousel. The pieces of "real estate" are for sale, with proceeds benefitting the Nevada Cancer Institute. The display is free to the public through Dec. 25.

Read more in 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.

Celebrity Stylist Cuts Hair for Locks of Love

Video Courtesy: Nate Kramer.


People from around the valley got their hair cut off to help kids in need.

Celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo hosted a Locks of Love drive Tuesday at The Mirage. The hair gathered at the event will be used to create wigs for kids battling cancer or other disease that cause hair loss.

Donors received a complimentary blunt cut by the stylist. They also received a free hair cut after the donation. The hair had to be at least 10 inches long and could not be bleached. People who gave up their hair were also entered into a drawing to win a hair color makeover by Vo.