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Metro Police holding Coffee with a Cop event

Metro Police holding Coffee with a Cop event

Metro Police is partnering with McDonald’s to offer three Coffee with a Cop events next week.

The Coffee with a Cop will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. at three different McDonald’s locations around southern Nevada. People will get a chance to talk with law enforcement officers and get a free small cup of McDonald’s McCafe coffee.

  • 6990 South Rainbow Blvd.
  • 2550 East Sunset Road
  • 4075 South Buffalo

Metro would like to break down barriers and allow for relaxed, one-on-one conversation with the citizens they protect.

School police hosting Pill Take Back Day

School police hosting Pill Take Back Day

The school district police will be offering a safe place for people to dispose of expired and unused pills this Saturday.

The Clark County School District Police along with the Care Coalition will be hosting a Pill Take Back Day from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Sierra Vista High School, 8100 West Robindale Road.

There will also be free document shredding and recycling, but the primary focus will be giving a place for people to turn in their medications, keeping them out of the hands of children.

At the last Pill Take Back Day in June, CCSD police collected 135 pounds of medications. 

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.