Pastry Show, a night of delights in the city of lights Saturday, April
5. Join the world’s top chocolatiers and pastry chefs for the annual
Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show, where attendees will
indulge their senses with sweets, spirits and savory culinary treats,
while simultaneously raising funds to benefit Nevada Ballet Theatre.
Celebrity Chef Participants Include: Todd English (Two Time James
Beard Foundation Award Winner), Jean-Philippe Maury (Jean-Philippe
Patisserie & World Pastry Champion), Claude Escamilla (World Pastry
Champion), Jean-Marie Auboine (World Champion Chocolatier), Stephane
Treand (World Champion Pastry Chef), Ed Engoron (The Chocolate Doctor)
and many more.
The Shops at Crystals Aria Las Vegas will feature delectable dishes
and cocktails from several of Las Vegas’ most celebrated local chefs
including: Todd English, Jean-Philippe Maury, Claude Escamilla, Jean
Marie Auboine, Stephane Treand, Stephen Hopcraft, Michael Gillet,
Carlos Salazar, Jeffray Gardner, Michelle Curran, Laurie Sabol, Nilda
Arias, Susan Phillipp, Annette Starbuck, Melissa Coppel, Natalie
Tickets for “The Chocolate Festival” are now available at
sincitychocolatefestival.com, and are priced at $45 per person,
all-inclusive. VIP tickets are also available for $99.
The Las Vegas Wine & Food is proud to donate a portion of the
evening’s proceeds to the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m.: “Chocolate Festival” Reception at Crystals,
3720 Las Vegas Blvd S. Las Vegas, NV 89109.
For more information about The Chocolate Festival events in Las Vegas,
please contact Alan Semsar (702) 50-WINE-6 or visit
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11th Annual Bark In the Park
Join us Saturday, March 8, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwan Pkwy., for
our 11th annual Bark In the Park. The event features five hours (10
a.m. to 3 p.m.) of fun for you and your dog. Browse more than 40
pet-oriented vendor booths, take part in cool contests, and meet lots
of beautiful dogs looking for forever homes. Highlights include a
Frisbee contest, Atomic Dogs flyball and toss and catch demonstration,
and demonstrations by the City of Henderson Police Department K-9
All pets must be leashed and handlers must be at least 10 years old.
Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Admission is
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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Nevada’s Las
Vegas-Clark County Library District as Finalist for the 2014 National
Medal for Museum and Library Service
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Las
Vegas-Clark County Library District as a National Medal for Museum and
Library Service finalist. The National Medal, the nation’s highest
honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community,
will be celebrating its 20th year of saluting institutions that make a
difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Medal finalists are selected from nationwide nominations of
institutions that demonstrate innovative approaches to public service,
exceeding the expected levels of community outreach. This year’s
finalists exemplify the nation’s great diversity of libraries and
museums and include an aquarium, conservatory and botanical gardens, a
university library, public libraries, children’s museums, art museums,
science centers, and more, hailing from across the country.
“Museums and libraries serve as civic gathering places, bringing
together individuals in pursuit of educational resources, community
connections, skills development, and multifaceted lifelong learning,”
said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library
Services. “We are very proud to announce Las Vegas-Clark County
Library District as a finalist for the 2014 National Medal. This
year’s National Medal finalists illustrate the many ways museums and
libraries can excite lifelong learning and civic engagement.”
Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional
contributions to their communities. IMLS is encouraging community
members who have visited this institution to share their story on the
IMLS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USIMLS. Visit the IMLS Facebook
page to learn more about how these institutions make an impact.
National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners will be
announced this spring.
To Share Your Story, please visit www.facebook.com/USIMLS.
To learn more about the 2014 National Medal finalists, visit
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State Farm Grants Available to Help Local Communities
State Farm is excited to announce the opening of two grant
opportunities in the first quarter of 2014: State Farm Neighborhood
Assist and Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a youth-led philanthropic program
that empowers people to identify issues in their community and allows
communities determine where grant funding is awarded, exclusively
through Facebook. The application is short and simple. Check out the
Facebook application at www.statefarm.com/
Below are examples of winning projects. Check out additional examples
on the Youth Advisory Board’s website.
–Helping an animal shelter replace its rescue van
–Assisting organizations that support the homeless and impoverished
Improving or building a park in your neighborhood
There are three phases:
–Submission Phase — March 3 to March 23
Facebook users submit causes they think deserve a $25,000 grant,
maximum of 4,000 submissions.
–Vetting Phase — March 24 to April 27
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board narrows down the submissions to
200 causes and pairs them with nonprofit organizations that can help
make the project happen if needed.
–Voting Phase — April 28 to May 16
Facebook users will vote to select the Top 40 causes. Each user has up
to 10 votes per day.
The Top 40 vote-getters will each receive a $25,000 grant.
Winners will be announced on May 27.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will grant four million
dollars to quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives!
The grant application will be available March 1 to May 2. Grants range
from $25,000 to $100,000, and Request for Proposals (RFP) must be
submitted online. Complete details and contact information are
available at www.statefarmyab.com.
Each grant request must focus on one of the following issue areas. To
view examples of projects, visit the YAB’s website.
–Accessing Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap
–Financial Literacy and Economic Inclusion
–Health and Wellness
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Nevada Recognizes Suffragist Pioneer In “National Women’s History Month”
A person instrumental in helping Nevada women gain the right to vote
is being honored as part of National Women’s History Month in March.
Mona Reno, chairwoman of the Nevada Women’s History Project, said Anne
Martin and her colleague suffragists worked tirelessly to help women
in the Silver State gain the right to vote in 1914.
“The went out on horseback and they went out in little Model T’s. They
went to every ranch they could find in the rural counties and spoke
with people individually, because in Nevada in those days
communication was face to face,” Reno said.
Women in Nevada and several other Western states had the right to vote
before Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in
1920. That amendment makes it illegal to deny anyone the right to vote
based on gender.
Martin had the task of convincing men to vote “yes” on a ballot
measure that would give women the right to vote, Reno explained. She
added that men in the West may have supported women’s suffrage because
their wives worked hard on the frontier and were considered equal
“These women were working side by side with their men, so men had a
more equal idea of them,” she said. “That’s why some historians
believe it worked earlier in the West than it did in the middle of the
country and the East.”
Reno said Martin, who was well educated, went on to work on the
Women’s Suffrage issue at the federal level. She also founded the
History Department at the University of Nevada-Reno and was the
state’s first female tennis champion.
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