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Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

Local Mall Hosts UNLV Day Sunday

 

Looking to promote more than just its athletics department in the local community, UNLV will host an event at The Galleria at Sunset this weekend.

The mall will host UNLV Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The university will have information and displays available from many of its departments – from admissions to alumni to athletics – for interested students, parents, community partners and athletic fans. There will also be activities for kids introducing them to UNLV and higher education. 

“UNLV is a vital partner in our community and it’s important that we let people know of the opportunities that we offer,” said UNLV President Neal Smatresk. “This will be a great way to find out more about becoming a Rebel and for those who are to celebrate with us.” 

'Twilight' Movies Come Back to Theaters

For all those “Twi-hards” who can not wait until the release of the new Twilight film, the Regal Cinemas inside Green Valley Ranch and Aliante Station will be showing the first three films in the series.

“Twilight” will be shown November 1, “New Moon” on November 8, and “Eclipse” on November 15. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. The showings will also feature interviews with the casts and behind-the-scenes content.

Tickets are $12.50. They can be purchased in advance through Fandango.com. The newest movie “Breaking Dawn” opens November 18. 

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year

 

The Fourth Annual Lebanese American Festival hosted by St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission returns to Las Vegas this weekend.

The event runs Friday through Sunday. Hours are Friday from 5 pm until 11 pm, Saturday from 4 pm until 11 pm and Sunday from noon until 8 pm. There is a $3 admission donation.

According to organizers, one of the goals of the festival is to showcase their culture and provide a family-friendly event where there is something for everyone. People can enjoy a variety of food and entertainment options, including homemade desserts, rides for children and music provided by local Arabic entertainers like The Azzi Brothers and international singer Dani Ashkar. 

Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the three-day event and organizers are expecting twice the crowd this year.

County Fire Department Hosts Open House

County Fire Department Hosts Open House

 

An open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday by the Clark County Fire Department at Fire Station 38, located at 1755 Silver Hawk Ave. near Serene Avenue and Spencer Street.

The open house is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Month, which occurs in October each year, and the fire department’s new open house program to educate the public about health and safety topics. Open houses are being scheduled on Saturdays at one fire station every other month through June so the public can obtain fire, drowning prevention and other life-safety information.

Volunteers from Nevada Child Seekers will offer free fingerprinting for children and the Southern Nevada Immunization Health Coalition is offering free flu shots. The Fire Department’s fire safety house, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of fire, also will be at the event in addition to its popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character.

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

Event to Simulate DUI Accident Comes to Green Valley HS

 

Green Valley High School juniors and seniors will participate Thursday and Friday in a realistic two-day event designed to personalize the grim cost of drinking and driving.

Every 15 minutes, a driver, passenger or innocent bystander dies from an alcohol-related car crash. Every weekend, a teenager dies in a car crash and half of those accidents involve alcohol.

``The Every 15 Minutes program lets the students participate in an experience that shows them what can happen when someone gets behind the wheel of a car after drinking,” said Jutta Chambers, Henderson Police Chief. ``We want to work with the students and help them see the potential harm poor choices can have on someone’s life.’’

Green Valley High School will be the site of the latest Every 15 Minutes program put on by the Henderson Police Department with the cooperation of the Clark County School District, Henderson Fire Department, and many others. At 9:50 a.m. Thursday, a fatal traffic collision will be simulated on Arroyo Grande Boulevard, just west of the school. Law enforcement and emergency medical services will respond.

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

 

A sweep from Down Under highlighted Sunday’s triathlon in Henderson.

The City of Henderson hosted the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 for the first time, with approximately 1,700 athletes from across the globe competing. Top professionals Craig Alexander and Melissa Rollison - both from Australia - celebrated victories, crossing the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion in 3:54:48 and 4:30:55, respectively.

With the win, Alexander captured his second World Championship 70.3, while Rollison marked her first, just one year after entering her first 70.3 distance race. The top five professional men’s and women’s results from the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 follow:

Pinch of Salt, Dash of Pepa Season NYC Fresh Fest in Henderson

Salt-n-Pepa join a host of hip-hop stars from the past three decades for a Saturday show.

Decades pass, yet they remain hip-hop's tastiest condiments.

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