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Church Plans Live Nativity Production

Church Plans Live Nativity Production

 

A local church will be presenting a live nativity starting Thursday at Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive.

The Redrock Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be putting on the 25-minute production. The performance is based on the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. It features a cast of more than 100 people plus dozens of animals.

There will also be a different live musical performance before the show each night. Also, the church will be displaying nativities from countries around the world.  The event is free and open to the public. There is also no charge for parking. Visitors will be able to reserve seating for the performances.

Performance schedule:

School Wins Concert for Efforts to Stop Bullying

School Wins Concert for Efforts to Stop Bullying

 

A popular band played a live concert at Southwest Career and Technical Academy Monday after the school won a radio contest.

The academy won the KLUC “Flip the Script School Takeover Contest”. The school won the contest because it had the most students sign a pledge to stop bullying. The band Hot Chelle Rae played an exclusive concert at the school.

Flip The Script is a program designed to bring awareness to bullying and the devastating effect it can have on young people. It is part of an effort around the state to bring an anti-bullying message to students of all ages.

The band that performed Monday won the American Music Award for Favorite New Artist.

Santa at Town Square Offering Reservations

Santa at Town Square Offering Reservations

 

Hello, Santa? Yeah, we’re on our way.

If you’ve made a list and checked it twice but you don’t want to wait in line to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice, then reserve your seat with Santa at Town Square. Three easy options are available for photos with Santa starting Saturday.

Patrons can visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com, call 1-855-57SANTA to make a reservation or check in at Santa’s House in Town Square Park. It’s all part of the Qline system that Town Square has implemented to shorten the wait for photos with Santa Claus.

Anti-Bullying Efforts Win School Exclusive Concert

Anti-Bullying Efforts Win School Exclusive Concert

 

A Las Vegas school was honored Wednesday for its efforts to end bullying on its campus.

Southwest Career and Technical Academy won the KLUC Flip the Script School Takeover contest. The school won because it had the highest number of voters and pledges to combat bullying.

The students were surprised by the announcement. For winning the contest, the students will get an exclusive live concert by the band Hot Chelle Rae.

Flip the Script is an effort around the state to draw attention to the problem of bullying and the impact it can have on young people. 

City and County to Host Town Hall

 

The city and the county are coming together for a town hall meeting Thursday, October 27.

The meeting is being hosted by Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager and Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Wolfson. It will be start at 6:30 p.m., at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road.

The commissioner and councilman will be joined by staff from several city and county departments. People will be able to talk with representatives from Code Enforcement, Social Services and University Medical Center. There will also be members of Metro Police at the town hall.

The focus will be on issues impacting the residents in the Lakes and Peccole Ranch communities, but people from other neighborhoods in the area are invited to attend.

“Town Hall meetings are a great way for residents to connect with their representatives,” Commission Chair Brager said.

Canarelli Middle School on Top in School Contest

Canarelli Middle School is now in the lead in a race for $10,000 from Nevada State Bank.

The bank is giving the money to the school with the highest vote count in its “You Vote, Schools Win” campaign. The contest ends Friday. Right now, Caranelli Middle School  is only slightly ahead of Clark High School in the voting tally.

People interested in voting need to go the Nevada State Bank’s Facebook page and hit the “like” button which will take voters to a page where they can vote for any public school in Nevada.

The three schools with the most votes will receive money from the bank. The winners will get $10,000; second prize gets $6,000 and third gets $4,000. The winners will be announced October 24.

Cut-A-Thon Brings in Dozens of Ponytails for Cancer Kids

Cut-A-Thon Brings in Dozens of Ponytails for Cancer Kids

Dozens of people got their hair cut for a purpose in the 2nd annual Cut-A-Thon for Locks of Love at the Rio Spa and Salon.

The haircutting extravaganza brought in 61 ponytails for the group that turns the donated hair into wigs and hair pieces for kids who have lost their hair during cancer treatment and other illnesses.

An entire family got involved with the Cut-A-Thon 7-year-old Rowena Gellet donated her 19 inch long ponytail. That inspired her father to donate his 22 inch long ponytail. That was the second longest donation of the day. The longest was by 12-year-old Hope Marroquin who donated her 26 inch long ponytail.