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Town Square to host Earth Day celebration

Town Square is hosting an Earth Day community event this weekend that will emphasize living green every day.

The event will start Friday with a farmer's market, chef demonstrations, kids activities and live entertainment.

On Saturday, there will be a fashion show from UNLV students who used reusable materials to create the garments. There will also be an area for people to donate their gently used clothes to the Salvation Army.

On Sunday, the winners of the 4th annual Earth Day Every Day art contest for elementary, middle and high schools will be announced.

Throughout the weekend people will have a chance to learn more about water conservation, solar power, recycling and energy efficiency. 

Fire Department to Host Open House

Fire Department to Host Open House

The Clark County Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station 65 on Saturday, Dec. 14.

From noon to 3 p.m., people can visit the fire station at 3825 Starr Ave., which is near Valley View Blvd. and Southern Highlands Pkwy.

During the open house, people will be able to tour the fire station, meet with representatives of other county agencies and nonprofits dedicated to safety.

The open house also coincides with 12th annual Fill the Fire Truck holiday toy drive sponsored by the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and United Citizens Foundation.

People are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift card that will be distributed to local agencies, charities and churches.

'Yarnstormers' Beautify Valley with Knitting Creations

Knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lot of yarn are all these stormers need to make a beautiful impact. 

A knitting a crocheting group at the West Flamingo Senior Center hosted a “Yarn-a-Thon” event this month, creating yarn flower murals. The group plans more meetings throughout the year.

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Elvis Celebrated at Opportunity Village

Elvis Celebrated at Opportunity Village

It was a celebration of The King at one southern Nevada nonprofit.

Opportunity Village commemorated the passing of Elvis Presley with an Elvis impersonator contest Friday at its campus on Buffalo Drive and Russell Road.

The OV Elvi troupe served as judges. The person made the best impression walked away with $600.

The nonprofit, which provides job training and other services for southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities, was actually hired by Elvis to manufacture the scarves he would give to audience members.

The nonprofit still creates the scarves years after the King of Rock 'n' Roll's death.

Elvis died at his home in Memphis on August 16, 1977. 

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police is working with several neighborhood organizations to celebrate this year's National Night Out.

The community program aims to bring neighbors and police together to keep neighborhoods free of crime. This year's event is August 6 at several places in Metro's jurisdiction.

Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Food, games, vendor booths, neighborhood services, rides and games
  • Sponsored by: Sierra Sunrise Coalition

Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Low-cost vaccinations, school supplies for children 5 to 16 years old, while supplies last.

Downtown Area Command Parking Lot, 621 North 9th St.

Here Come the Yarnstomers Once More

Here Come the Yarnstomers Once More

Those crazy Yarnstormers are at it again.

The West Flamingo Senior Center Yarnstormers who covered a Maryland Parkway pedestrian bridge in yarn last summer have developed their next project. The group is crocheting flowers to cover a wall in the main lobby of the center.

They are inviting enthusiastic knitters and crochet artists of all ages to join them in a morning Yarn-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to help them finish the project.

Crafters will be given yarn while they knit or crochet granny squares, circles or flowers. All of the creations will be used at the center for yarnstorming projects. There will be a yoga room for stretching between creations, a break room with refreshments and a room for learning the basics of knitting and crocheting. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their younger family members 8 years old and up to learn basic stitches.

Community Rallies Against Violence

Community Rallies Against Violence

 

Metro Police, religious leaders and neighbors rallied together Thursday night to stop the violence in one area of the Las Vegas valley.

There have been three separate murders at or near the Wynn Palm Apartments near Twain Avenue and Arville Street in the past three months. The latest happened just three days ago.

Police assigned to the area and community leaders said enough is enough. They helped put together a community celebration to help people feel safe and to keep more crimes from happening.

"There is no need to live in a complex or anywhere inside this valley where you can't feel that you can have a very high quality of life. And that is the message," Metro Police Captain Matt McCarthy said.

Church leaders who help put together these types of community activation events the gathering had one of the biggest turnouts they have ever seen.