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Dentist Offers Free Dental Work

Dentist Offers Free Dental Work

A local dentist is offering some dental work for free Friday.

Sedation Dental Care, 6870 S. Rainbow Boulevard, will offer free services on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration starts at 6 a.m. Services will provided until 5 p.m. Dr. Kayla Mai and her team are working with the non-profit Dentistry from the Heart to offer the services. People will be able to choose from one filling, a cleaning or an extraction. The services are only for people over 18 years old.

Patients should be prepared for the weather and to wait in line. The team expects to see between 60 and 80 people. Besides the dentist, dozens of hygienists and dental assistants are donating their time for the event.

Charity Fries Up Turkeys

 

A local nonprofit fried up more than 40 turkeys Friday for people in need in Las Vegas.

Shine On Nevada held a turkey fry at its headquarters near Reno Avenue and Cameron Street. Besides frying up the turkeys and donating the meat to local charities, Shine On Nevada served traditional Thanksgiving dinner to the disadvantaged.

Shine On Nevada works with local kids to help them develop a sense of community. It also works to help them develop leadership skills. 

Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens

Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens

The Yarn Stormers are back at it, this time focusing on hats instead of handrails.

A group from the West Flamingo Senior Center, located at 6255 West Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, is the first to participate in the international public art movement referred to as "Yarn Storming." Tthe handrailing which they covered in decorative yarn caught the eye of a middle school teacher’s aide, Ms. Stevens, from a local school in the center’s neighborhood.

Ms. Stevens contacted the Clark County Parks and Recreation center’s supervisor, Diane Bush, about approaching the center’s Yarn Stormers to see if they would make hats for the homeless teens attending the school. Ms. Stevens estimated that there were about 30 homeless teens that could use some warm head coverings. Despite the coming holidays and the many projects each of the workshop attendees have going at any one time, three members of the group volunteered to make hats for the teens.

80's Rockers Hold Benefit Concert

80's Rockers Hold Benefit Concert

A band that started its rise to fame in the 80's and is still going strong will headline a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Ranch.

The Fixx will be at the Crown Theater and Nightclub inside the Rio Hotel and Casino on Monday. The band made its name with hits like "Saved by Zero" and "One Thing Leads to Another".  Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to the ranch. The band will also be collecting school supplies for the kids. Tickets are $20 but for $34 guests will get a wristband allowing them free well drinks and draft beers all night. 

St. Jude's Children's Ranch provides a loving home for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. The headquarters for the ranch is in Boulder City. 

Non-Profit Looks to Help Kids in Need

HopeLink of Southern Nevada is looking for help to make sure low-income kids have what they need for the up-coming school year.

The non-profit based in Henderson is looking for donations for the annual Back 2 School celebration. During  the celebration children will get clothing, shoes, and school supplies to go back to school but the charity needs the community's help to bring in those items. 

From now until August 5 you can drop off new items for the drive at the Old Navy store in Town Square. You can also "adopt" a student through HopeLink then buy them a back to school outfit, shoes and supplies.

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.