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Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Today is the deadline to drop off gently used prom dresses for Sunday's Las Vegas Prom Closet pick-up event.

The Prom Closet provides free prom dresses for girls who would not otherwise have the money to buy one. Sunday's event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at HELP of Southern Nevada, 1600 E. Flamingo, Suite 100. A school ID is required to receive a dress.

Dresses may be dropped off through today at the following locations:

  • Jessica McClintock - (702) 733-4003 - Inside Fashion Show Mall (dress donors receive 15 percent off a new gown)
  • Marquis & Aurbach - (702) 382-0711, 10001 Park Run Dr.,  Las Vegas, NV 89145 (one block north of Charleston on Hualapai)
  • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

As most people know, the country of Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. In order to make it easier for residents of Las Vegas to offer aid to the people of Japan, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Now through March 26th, you can request a donation be added directly to your checkout purchase, and the amount indicated will go directly to the American Red Cross international relief efforts.

"Smith's feels a great commitment to the American Red Cross, a trusted organization made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers, who respond immediately to emergency needs whether in our own backyard or abroad," said Marsha Gilford, Smith's vice president public affairs.

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

The National Park Service is seeking some volunteers to help them clean up Lake Mead. As part of "Operation Zero", participants would get to take a scenic boat ride over the lake, typically about 45 minutes, and then spend 2 hours cleaning up litter from the area before another ride back to the starting point.

“There are more people who love the lake than have a boat,” said Lake Mead Volunteer Manager Nancy Bernard. “We came up with this program to cleanup remote areas while giving families and groups a chance to get out on the lake.”

NPS is searching for groups of volunteers who are available on the following days to take place in "Operation Zero":

St. Baldrick's Success at Rachel's Kitchen

St. Baldrick's Success at Rachel's Kitchen

This past weekend was the annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser to support childhood cancer research. A group of shavees, ranging from Kindergartners to grandparents, gathered at Rachel's Kitchen to face the clippers. The group raised $6,500 for the foundation!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say: