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Town Square to Host Halloween Party

Town Square to Host Halloween Party

Town Square is hosting a Halloween party for all ages from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Kids will be able to trick-or-treat at participating stores and restaurants. The streets of the outdoor shopping area will be closed for trick-or-treaters and other activities.

There will be a costume contest every 30 minutes, haunted hay rides and spooky train rides. There will also be games for kids along North Main Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Children should bring their own basket or bag for trick-or-treating.

NASCAR After the Lap Returning to Las Vegas

NASCAR After the Lap Returning to Las Vegas

The ultimate experience for NASCAR fans will be coming back to Las Vegas in December.

NASCAR After the Lap will be in the Las Vegas valley for the fifth consecutive year. Drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be on stage to answer questions and interact with fans.

The event will take place at the Pearl Palms Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Hotel December 5 at 5 p.m. It is sponsored by Ford and Coca-Cola.

For more information, go to afterthelap.nascar.com.

The After the Lap event is just one of several events planned for this year's NASCAR Champion's Week. From Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 6, fans can enjoy unique experiences celebrating the end of the Sprint Cup Series season.

One of the biggest events is the Victory Lap where drivers roll down the Las Vegas Strip. 

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

It is time for families to use their imaginations and work together to build a boat out of cardboard for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Desert Breeze Pool on Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive is again hosting the night of fun from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 2. Prizes will be given out for the most creative, the Bismark and the fastest ship.

Families are encouraged to build boats using only cardboard and duct tape. Inflatable devices or buoyant additions will disqualify boaters from the regatta. Any extra material must only be used to decorate the boat.

Colored duct tape, ribbon, streamers, and permanent marker are all allowed. Boats can be no longer than 8 feet. Boat riders must be inside the boat during the race, life jackets will be provided.

For more information on the regatta rules, ask at the pool's cashier's desk or call (702) 455-7798 or visit the website at clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

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.

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

Two Las Vegas pools will join others in southern Nevada in an international attempt to break a world record.

Desert Breeze and Hollywood pools are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis from people who want to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted. Tuesday, June 18.

Desert Breeze is located at 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center is located at 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., south of East Charleston Boulevard.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported seven fatal drownings involving children in 2012. City of Henderson pools also are taking part in the event.

World Series of Poker Kicks Off with Casino Employee Tourney

World Series of Poker Kicks Off with Casino Employee Tourney

The 44th annual World Series of Poker is underway.

The casino employees portion of the event kicked off the tournament Wednesday. It brought thousands of Las Vegas resort workers under one roof at the Rio Hotel and Casino for a $500 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament.           

This weekend the tournament continues with the $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament. The winner of that part of the tournament will get $1 million check.

Those two events are just the beginning of several tournaments that will lead up to the final table.

"We have 62 individual WSOP gold-bracelet events, we call them. And we run over 1,000 tournaments this summer through out the seven weeks we'll be here," Seth Palansky with the World Series of Poker said.

The whole series ends with the World Series of Poker Main Event, featuring 7,000 players and $70 million up for grabs.

National Rescue Group Co-Hosts Adoption Event Thursday

National Rescue Group Co-Hosts Adoption Event Thursday

 

Nearly three dozen dogs will be available for adoption as part of the "Tour For Life" that stops in Las Vegas on Thursday.

North Shore Animal League America is hosting an adoption event from 2-8 p.m. at Walmart, 3615 S. Rainbow, to show support for Adopt A Rescue Pet for its efforts in saving and rehabilitating dogs while striving to build and open the 5-acre, no-kill Dog Sanctuary & Canine Retirement Ranch.

Each rescue dog adoption includes a free VCA animal vet visit (within first five days of adoption), a medical voucher valued at $250 (activated at time of free vet visit) covering ear/eye infections, kennel cough, intestinal parasites, upset stomach, skin issues and other maladies.

Adopt A Rescue Pet receives no local or federal funding. It relies solely on the generosity of its contributors and tax-deductible donations received from the public.