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Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins


Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Time to Help Families in Need of Thanksgiving Dinner

Helping families in need of a Thanksgiving meal in southern Nevada can be as easy as going to the grocery store.

HELP of Southern Nevada is readying the annual 97.1 The Point Turkey-Thon, a program which provides 1,200 Las Vegas families with a Thanksgiving meal, with donation opportunities at Albertsons from November 15-17. 8 News Now is a sponsor of the drive.

Donations of frozen turkeys and fixings also will be accepted from November 15 to 17 at three Albertsons locations:

  • 575 College Drive (Thursday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 9725 S. Maryland Parkway (Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 1650 N. Buffalo Drive (Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Those wishing to donate money for the Turkey-Thon online can do so at www.helpsonv.org. Make sure to put “Thanksgiving” in the subject line on the donation page. A family of four can be fed with $35.

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here

Home Holiday Decorating Contest Almost Here


Time to tap into your inner Clark Griswold: Henderson’s holiday decorating contest is just around the corner.

City officials will accept entries for their 2012 Holiday Decorating Contest through 5 p.m. on November 28, but entry is limited to the first 50 received. Printable entry forms are available at cityofhenderson.com (type ‘decorate’ in the search box). The annual contest is sponsored by the Henderson Commemorative Beautification Commission (HCBC) and there is no cost to take part.

The outdoor decorating contest is open to any residential single-family home within the city. Participants can choose from several categories: children’s theme; Griswold, which includes homes with extravagant decorations such as those seen in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation;” 500 to 1,000 lights; street/neighborhood (minimum of three homes); best holiday theme; and most innovative.

Tickets For Cactus Garden Lighting Available November 1

Tickets For Cactus Garden Lighting Available November 1


Plans are now in place for one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Las Vegas valley.

Ethel M announced its plans Monday for the 19th annual lighting of the Botanical Cactus Garden. The garden will be open to the general public November 13. Tickets are required for the event and they'll be available starting November 1.

Anyone can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the chocolate factory and receive a family four-pack of tickets to the lighting ceremony. A place to drop off toys will be in place at the factory from November 1 through November 13. The tickets will be distributed in a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a limit of eight tickets per family.

The lighting event will be from 5 to 8 p.m., but the lights will be switched on at about 6 p.m. This year, guests will receive 3-D glasses that will allow them to see the 3-D effect of special lights on some cacti.

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson


Classic cars are on display at Henderson's 13th annual Super Run Classic Car Show, which opened at noon Thursday.

It is the largest car show in southern Nevada with more than 1,000 hot rods, vintage vehicles and muscle cars. Besides displays of classics, there will be live entertainment from country music artist Jerrod Niemann and "Route-66 The Musical."

There will also be a special appearance from race car designer Peter Brock. He is known for creating the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, Corvette Stingray and Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Competitions, including burnouts and roaring engines and a silent auction will be part of the show. Admission to the event is complimentary. The show is going at the District at Green Valley Ranch and at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street.

Here is the schedule for the show:

Henderson Orchestra Opens Season with Familiar Tunes

The symphony goes with a simple set after taking the summer off.

Old friends - onstage and on the program - key the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 26th-season opener Friday night at the Henderson Pavilion.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Several Town Square restaurants are showing their philanthropic side this September by partnering with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and offering a way for the public to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A portion of sales from various items on the menus will go to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that funds the Children's Specialty Center. It is the only nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment center in the state of Nevada.

Unfortunately, families throughout southern Nevada learn everyday that cancer is a life-changing event.  Many will also learn that the health insurance they thought would cover their children's diagnosis doesn't begin to address all of their needs. Those without any health insurance will see their options for treatment severely limited.