Veterans Village Las Vegas, a temporary housing and comprehensive resource facility for veterans and their families, hosts the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of its new thrift store Friday, May 24 – Veterans Village Thrift Store, 6029 W. Charleston Blvd. The 33,000-square-foot thrift store has been refurbished and re-merchandised via major in-kind donations from Las Vegas corporations and retailers, including Caesars Entertainment, MGM Grand International, The Marshall Retail Group, SEARS and Great American Capital Corporation. Net proceeds from the sale of Thrift Store merchandise directly support operations at Veterans Village. All US veterans receive a 10 percent discount on purchases.
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Looking for an alternative for your child this summer? Get your child involved in the arts. The Charleston Heights Arts Center offers dedicated young dancers an opportunity to train, meet new people and succeed in a disciplined atmosphere. Enrollment is open to Intermediate-Advance Dancers (or with instructor approval).
Registration includes training in dance disciplines and techniques that will include contemporary ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, choreography and more! This year’s camp will feature a one-day Master Artist Dance. Workshop by special guest LV dance professionals. Dance attire required, please bring lunch and snacks.
3 weeks: Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 26, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration thru Saturday, July 6, 2013 for youth ages 10 years to 18 years.
Fee: $200, Register before Saturday, June 15 and save $25.00.
Youth Summer Dance Camp Performance: Saturday, July 26, 1:30 pm held in the Jeanne Roberts Theatre for the Performing Arts.
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“The city of Las Vegas sends its heartfelt sympathies and assurances of support to the people of Moore, Oklahoma, and encourages everyone in Las Vegas to follow the request of Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis to make a contribution to the American Red Cross.
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And talking about elected offices, our friend Halle Brown was elected Treasurer of her school last week and we want to send our congratulations to her and also to her school for making the right choice in this last election when they elected our friend Halle treasurer.
We would like to mention the name of the school but we are concerned that another school will try to recruit Halle to be the treasurer oftheir school and we do not want to lose track of her because she is really very, very good.
We have the feeling that Halle has a great future in the political world even if by that time we may have already had a first Madam President.
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After-School All-Stars Las Vegas provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment. Local programs include tutoring, homework help, language and literacy skills, arts and crafts, dance, music, computers, chess, creative writing, soccer, swimming, cooking and media – just to name a few. Since its inception, After-School All-Stars has positively affected the lives of more than 100,000 Southern Nevada youth. Today, there are more than 6,000 youth from 14 different schools participating in the program.
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WHERE: BODY SPORT, 2651 Crimson Canyon Dr #190, Las Vegas, 89128.
WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.
This training teaches Kids, Teens and Parents how to recognize, avoid or defend against ABDUCTION or SEXUAL ASSAULT.
Seid’s DVD and hands-on training courses have been endorsed and applauded by law enforcement personnel, including the FBI.
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Back in Las Vegas by popular demand, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their renowned Summer Skills Clinics to 24 Hour Fitness clubs in the Las Vegas area from June 10-15, 2013.
During their six days in Las Vegas, Globetrotters’ stars will lead a total of 18 two-hour clinics at the following 24 Hour Fitness locations:
—24 Hour Fitness Agassi Super Sport, 2090 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134 on June 10-12: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
—24 Hour Fitness Ann Road Super Sport, 5651 Centennial Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89149 on June 13-15: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Globetrotters will be on-court for each two-hour session – coaching, motivating, inspiring and entertaining participating kids. The stars of the team make clinics inclusive and fun for boys and girls, ages 6-12, of all skill and experience levels. Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics were introduced last summer in Las Vegas with rave reviews from parents and kids.
Space in each clinic is limited to ensure an up-close-and-personal experience. Registration is $59 per session. Parents can find more information and purchase clinic spots at www.harlemglobetrotters.com/
Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 121 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience.
Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades.
For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
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