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Touch-a-Truck opens at The Orleans

Las Vegas-- Kids will get a chance to get up close to the trucks and cars that keep our city running. The annual Touch-a-Truck event goes from 9:30am until 2pm on Saturday, March 19th at The Orleans. Interesting trucks and cars from around the city from firetrucks and police cruisers to construction equipment and even a 8 Newsnow Live Van will be on display in the Northwest parking area. Kids will get a chance to see all the vehicles and go inside some. There will be a special no-horn hour for special needs kids between 8:30am and 9:30am. Besides the trucks kids will get to see firefighters demonstrate the Jaws of Life and they'll get to see a real shark from The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $6, kids under 2 get in for free. All the proceeds go to Family to Family Connection, a non-profit that helps educate and support parents. The organization is facing cuts because of state cutbacks.

Best Buddies Festival of Friendship

Best Buddies Festival of Friendship

Las Vegas -- Best Buddies will hold its second annual Festival Friendship on Saturday, March 26th at Town Square. The festival will start with a one mile fun walk starting at 10:30am. Following the walk the Town Square Park will host a community fair with live entertainment, games, vendors and activities for families. The community fair goes from 11:30am to 4pm.

The money raised from the event will benefit Best Buddies. The organization helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by connecting them in relationships with people with and without disabilities.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

"Feed a Pig, Help a Senior" Fundraiser PIG-OUT!

"Feed a Pig, Help a Senior" Fundraiser PIG-OUT!

On Monday, March 28, Cheeburger Cheeburger is hosting the second "Feed a Pig, Help a Senior" fundraiser PIG-OUT, which benefits Helping Hand of Vegas Valley. HHOVV provides invaluable services to disadvantaged and homebound senior citizens in the Las Vegas valley -- free transportation, a low-income food pantry and respite care vouchers. With "Feed a Pig", community groups, businesses and individuals sponsor Piggy Banks that race until May 31st, with all of the Piggies' funds to go towards HHOVV's general operating fund.

During the "Feed a Pig, Help a Senior" PIG-OUT, people are encouraged to empty their piggy banks, or adopt one in the race seen at http://www.piggy4seniors.org/. All attendees who donate to one of the racing piggy banks will be given 5% off all food and drink orders, with Cheeburger Cheeburger donating 15% of the evening's proceeds HHOVV.

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

As most people know, the country of Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. In order to make it easier for residents of Las Vegas to offer aid to the people of Japan, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Now through March 26th, you can request a donation be added directly to your checkout purchase, and the amount indicated will go directly to the American Red Cross international relief efforts.

"Smith's feels a great commitment to the American Red Cross, a trusted organization made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers, who respond immediately to emergency needs whether in our own backyard or abroad," said Marsha Gilford, Smith's vice president public affairs.

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say: