“Unfortunately, sexual assault is a year-round, any-hour-of-the-day issue, and the 24/7 need for services does not ever go away,” said
Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of The Rape Crisis Center. The Rape Crisis Center is calling on the community to show its support, buy a ticket and “party with a purpose” to help sustain this important organization and the services it delivers. Tickets are $20, includes drinks, appetizers, and entertainment, available at rcclv.org or at the door.
Everyone 21 and over is invited! In 2013, RCC delivered the following services: —573 victims of sexual assault were met and assisted at the hospital by RCC crisis advocates—3,000 calls to the 24-hour hotline were handled by RCC staff and volunteers —Over 11,000 CCSD students were educated about assault, how to prevent it, what to look for, how to stay safe —Over 1,400 victims and families were assisted through support groups —292 primary and secondary victims were assisted and accompanied through court proceedings —Outreach and awareness reached more than 16,000 members our community —3,000-plus calls to the 24-hour hotline were handled by RCC staff and volunteers.
About The Rape Crisis Center:The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 by Florence McClure and Sandra Petta as the Community ActionAgainst Rape (CAAR) with the goal of helping those in Clark County
heal from the trauma of sexual violence. Today, The Rape Crisis Center operates a 24/7 crisis hotline and hospital response for sexual assault victims and provides counseling, advocacy and support to help victims begin the healing process and navigate the legal system. The RCC is also committed to the prevention of sexual assault througheducational programs and community outreach. The Rape Crisis Center hotline number is 702-366-1640. For more information, visitwww.rcclv.org.
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Michael Green at Winchester Wednesday, August 20 If you watched “Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” on PBS’ “History Detectives” this week, you heard a long segment by Las Vegas historian MichaelGreen. Michael, who holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, spent years as a Professor at the Henderson campus of CSN and has now been hired as Associate Professor in UNLV’s Department of History. He has written three books about Abraham Lincoln and another three on Nevada subjects. He is currently editing and writing several other books. He is a member of the board of directors and researcher for the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, better knownas the Mob Museum.
Michael will deliver a free talk at Winchester Cultural Center Wednesday, August 20 at 11 a.m., addressing one of the many misapprehensions about the history of Las Vegas: Many people believe the large gambling resorts on the “Las Vegas” Strip (the entire Strip is outside Las Vegas) were established by the Italian-American Mafia.
Michael will tell us about the people who really created the Strip and how they did it.
Don’t miss this rich slice of our own history!
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Hire Our Heroes honored as 2014 top-rated nonprofit Hire Our Heroes (HOH) announced that it has been honored with a
prestigious 2014 top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Dan Caporale, Executive Director, Hire Our Heroes (HOH). We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the fact that we have flown over 30+ veterans across the country for free to their next job interview. The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Hire Our Heroes received — reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit.
While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Hire Our Heroes (HOH) was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.
In addition, we’ll been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with HOH have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
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Nevada’s Turning 150!
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission
to the Union, commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and will provide ongoing
opportunities throughout 2014. Numerous events are planned throughout
the entire year which will celebrate Nevada’s diverse history and
promote pride in the shared heritage of both native and non-native
Plans for the yearlong celebration, which will culminate with an
expanded Nevada Day celebration in October 2014, include official
community based and signature Nevada 150 events, guaranteed to instill
pride and inspire all Nevadans to participate in the Sesquicentennial
celebration. These events and projects will be strategically designed
to connect all communities throughout Nevada by tapping into the
common pride in our shared heritage possessed by all who live or have
lived in Nevada.
For more information, visit the Nevada Sesquicentennial website at http://www.nevada150.org/
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Nickel Beer Night
Downtown Vegas’ weekly party gets the party started every Tuesday with beers for a nickel (served two at a time). DJ and band schedule changes weekly. $5 to $10 cover charge for back patio only.
Event is ongoing: Indefinitely, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Where: The Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St., Building A, Las Vegas
Cost: Free – $10 Age limit: 21+
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Rock Shot Bingo
While blue-hairs normally dominate the bingo parlor, GVR is hoping to attract the club crowd with a party-hearty installment of the classic game of chance.
Winners score free shots, local rocker Franky Perez plays an intermission set and a DJ joins the announcer in the bingo booth.
Basically, this ain’t grandma’s bingo, so leave those daubers at home. July 29, 8:30 p.m., $25 at the Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson
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Las Vegas Film Festival
In its seventh year, the festival is moving Downtown, with what looks to be a more varied lineup of movies. Wednesday’s opening day features a documentary about bronies and short films from UNLV students, plus the requisite parties. July 30-August 3, times vary, $10 per screening, passes $140, Inspire Theater & Scullery, lvff.com.
When: Wednesday, July 30, time TBA Where: Inspire Theatre, 501 Fremont St., Las Vegas
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Big Band Series
The Jazz Conversations Big Band Series has moved from E-String to the Viva Las Vegas Events Center. Enjoy jazz every Saturday at its new location.
Event is ongoing: Indefinitely, Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Viva Las Vegas Event Center, 1201 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
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Gardens Guided Walk
Join the experts at Springs Preserve for a free, guided walk through beautiful botanical gardens. Tours take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Event is ongoing: Indefinitely
—Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
—Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
—Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
—Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon
—Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
—Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
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