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Country in the Park Returns

Country in the Park is back for its sixth year at Exploration Park in Mountain’s Edge.

The country music concert and festival is from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It is free to get in. Three different country musicians will take the stage. The Tony Marques Band, Jana Kramer and Phil Vassar are all scheduled to entertain.

There will also be a beer garden, food vendors, booths and exhibits. People are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets and chairs to enjoy the music. Kids are encouraged to enjoy the playground equipment and hike to the top of Exploration Peak.

Culinary Trifecta in Store for Las Vegans

Food festivals for all tastes hit the valley over the next week.

This is, without a doubt, a big week for foodies in Las Vegas - the San Gennaro Feast, Vegas Uncork'd and Taste of the Nation.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Mountain Springs Cleanup Targets Wildfire Risk

Mountain Springs Cleanup Targets Wildfire Risk

 

A community cleanup aimed at limiting wildfire danger in the Mountain Springs area is planned for Saturday afternoon.

Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager invites residents to participate in the annual  “Mountain Cleanup Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Mountain Springs Citizens Advisory Council and volunteer firefighters at Fire Station 79 at Mountain Springs are sponsoring the event. The cleanup is held every year in conjunction with wildfire awareness efforts during the spring and summer months to remind residents about the potential for wildfires when vegetation is the driest.

Mountain Springs is located in the Spring Mountains range at mile marker 19 along U.S. Highway 160, leading to Pahrump, Nev. Brager plans to attend the cleanup.

Jagged Edge Heads Lineup for Las Vegas Soul Festival

Tickets start at $42.

The Las Vegas Soul Festival, featuring a lineup of rhythm and blues, funk and soul artists, comes to the Orleans Arena 7 p.m. Saturday.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Shelter Dogs to Compete and Hopefully Find a Home

Shelter Dogs to Compete and Hopefully Find a Home

 

Join the Animal Foundation on Sunday afternoon for its annual Best in Show fundraiser and adoption event at The Orleans Arena.

Doors open at noon and the show starts at 1 p.m.

The event will be an American Kennel Club-style dog show featuring more than 50 contestants from the shelter. The dogs will compete for hearts in several categories, and pups with the most audience applause will advance to compete for the title of Best In Show.

All dogs will be available for adoption immediately following the show. Proceeds benefit the more than 50,000 lost, unwanted and abandoned animals entering the shelter each year.

Tickets for the show can be purchased here. Cost is $12 per person, $5 for seniors over 65 and children from 2 to 10 years old.

Hop & Shop Returns to Town Square

Hop & Shop Returns to Town Square

A spring celebration is planned for Town Square Saturday.

Radio station Mix 94.1 is hosting the 5th annual Hop & Shop Egg Hunt and Family Festival. The events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children from ages 1 to 10 are encouraged to be part of the egg hunts. The hunters will be grouped by age, and hunts will be held through out the day. The eggs will be filled with candy and special prizes. Pre-registration starts at 9 a.m. Children must pre-register to get a wristband and be part of the egg hunts. They are also encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets.

Besides the hunt, there will be a rock climbing wall, airbrush tattoos and caricature artists. The Easter Express Train will be offering rides for $3. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures with the kids boarding the train.