The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) March for Meals campaign seeks to increase awareness and community engagement for senior nutrition and our aging population. Catholic Charities has been providing Meals On Wheels to older homebound adults in Southern Nevada since 1975. Additional facts about Catholic Charities’ Meals On Wheels program include: —The only home-delivered meal program for seniors in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas that provides meals at no cost to the client —Demand for services are high, with currently more than 600 seniors on
the waiting list —Annually 485,000 meals are prepared from scratch; packed, flash frozen and delivered via freezer trucks by caring delivery drivers —Currently serving 1,325 clients, in 16 unique delivery routes —Pet food donations are also delivered for many clients’ beloved companions
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200 volunteers improve Las Vegas kids’ lives and futures with play More than 200 volunteers from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (@AAOS1), Palabra Viva, organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Las Vegas community will join forces on Tuesday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to give area kids the
childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Palabra Viva, 3415 S. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89121. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in December.
A playground is more than a playground. It’s a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. It can transform children from sedentary, bored and solitary to physically, mentally and socially active. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and
productive lives (#playmatters).
This will be the 16th playground built by AAOS in partnership with KaBOOM!—the second in the Las Vegas area—since 2000. AAOS supports KaBOOM! in promoting and protecting a child’s right to active play at home, at school and in the community
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The Wheelmobile rolls into the Las Vegas area in search of contestants to play on “Wheel of Fortune” Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the Las Vegas area in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend. Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.
All ages are welcome to attend the Green Valley Ranch Resort event. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 14th & 15th inside the Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway.
Parking for the event will be available in the various parking lots and structures that service the facility. Upon entering Green Valley Ranch Resort, signage will direct patrons to the Grand Events Center.
The main entrance for the event will be located within the Grand Ballroom Foyer leading to the Events Center.
Staff members from the Wheel of Fortune promotions team will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Searches will be held at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., with each show lasting about an hour. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. Participants will be selected to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.
“The Wheelmobile tour gives us the opportunity to present local viewers with a unique and personal experience with the show. It’s a way for us to thank our viewers for their long- term support, and for making the show #1.” — Executive Producer Harry Friedman
The majority of contestants who appear on Wheel of Fortune come out to Wheelmobile events in their hometowns. Since its inception in 1999, the Wheelmobile has logged over 350,000 miles and has visited over 300 cities. Over one million Wheel of Fortune fans have attended Wheelmobile events.
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City of Las Vegas Cultural Arts March 2015 Calendar Of Events Registration March 1-April 8, for six- to seven-week session of classes through May 23. Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.
Courses offered include ballet, hip-hop, visual arts and private lessons in music and dance by appointment. For more information, call 702-229-6383. To register online, visit www.artslasvegas.org/classes/
Charleston Heights Arts Center Page to Screen Film Series Stories of Hispanic Heritage and Culture In association with Nevada Humanities Film: “In the Time of the Butterflies”; Rated PG-13; Runtime: 95 minutes.
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture and heritage with this unique film series that showcases acclaimed award-winning modern works.
Discover and learn of Hispanic history and cultural experiences; question and express your thoughts and ideas with humanities scholar, Luis Bonilla, and audience participants. As part of this series, book discussion groups will read the story to be explored and deliver insight about the author before seeing the story come to life on the big screen.
Based on the book by Julia Alvarez, this fact-based drama tells the story of a woman who, along with her family, found the courage to defy a corrupt dictator and paid a fearful price for their actions. The film stars Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony, Edward James Olmos, Lumi Cavazos, Pilar Padilla, and Mia Maestro; directed by Mariano Barroso.
This program series is made possible in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of Nevada Humanities or of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call 702-229-6383.
Doo-Wah Riders Concert (adults)
Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 event day.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.
The Southern California-based Doo-Wah Riders bring high-energy country music with a Cajun twist, tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs that have made them favorites everywhere they go. One night Kenny Lee Benson (vocals, keyboard, accordion, harmonica) and Lindy Rasmusson (vocals, guitar) decided to put a band
together just for laughs. Joined by John Zeretzke (fiddle), Phil Roach (drums) and Paul Loranger (bass), they achieved seven albums, awards, movie and television appearances, and 35 years of concerts with music legends. For more information on the band, go to the website www.doowahriders.com/. For tickets or more information, visit
www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-6383.