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Extreme Thing Festival Takes Over Desert Breeze Park Saturday

Extreme Thing Festival Takes Over Desert Breeze Park Saturday

The Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival is coming back to Desert Breeze Park Saturday.

The sports and music festival includes local bands, extreme sport demonstrations and competitions. Last year, the festival set a record with more than 25,000 people going to the event.

This year, the event will include an exhibition by Las Vegas MMA and Madd Gear Scooters. Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy Couture will also be onsite during Extreme Thing holding autograph sessions for fans. There will also be professional wrestling and BMX dirt jumping. There is also the Vegas Am Jam amateur skateboarding and BMX competition, which is an all-day competition for local extreme sport athletes.

Digital Bookmobile Shows Off High-Tech Library Lending

Digital Bookmobile Shows Off High-Tech Library Lending

 

With more and more people using eBook readers like iPad and Kindle and downloading audiobooks to their mobile devices, Nevada Public Libraries wanted to highlight the library services it offers to readers.

The Digital Bookmobile held its first stop Tuesday in southern Nevada. The service will be making stops at libraries in southern Nevada over the next few days. People can learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks to their iPad, iPhone, Android phone or eBook reader like Kindle. There will also be interactive displays with both PCs and Macs for people to learn how to use the eBook and audiobook lending services offered by Las Vegas-area libraries. All the events and services are free and open to the public.

Here are the next stops for the Digital Bookmobile:

Slow Down Thursday on I-15

Slow Down Thursday on I-15

 

Watch your speed on I-15 in the Strip corridor Thursday.

Metro and other local law enforcement agencies will be saturating the area in advance of expected large crowds for NASCAR and Mountain West basketball this weekend.

Metro will be focusing its efforts in the area of I-15 between Tropicana and St. Rose Parkway from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday. Officers will be directed to enforce seat belt and cell phone violations.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, North Las Vegas Police Department, Henderson Police Department, Boulder City Police Department, Mesquite Police Department and Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office are expected to participate in this event with Metro.

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police is bringing the message of vigilance to its First Tuesday event.

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign is designed to get people to report suspicious activity. Police want to remind people of the critical role the average person has played in safeguarding communities.

First Tuesday starts at 7 p.m., at Metro’s area command centers. After talking about the “See Something, Say Something” program, people will be able to meet with their local police officers.

Area Command Centers:

Bolden Area Command: 1851 Stella Lake (off Martin Luther King just north of Vegas Drive)

Convention Center Area Command: 750 Sierra Vista (at Swenson)

Downtown Area Command: 621 North 9th St.

Enterprise Area Command: 6975 W. Windmill Lane

Northeast Area Command: 3750 Cecile Ave. (Between N. Pecos Rd and N. Walnut Rd)

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

Free Pancakes Tuesday at Local IHOP Restaurants

IHOP will serve up free pancakes throughout the valley Tuesday, with the hope diners will donate to charity in return.

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP will offer a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For every short stack served, customers are asked to make a donation. Donations made at IHOPs in the Las Vegas area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

Miss Nevada Alana Lee will be on hand from 7 to 11 a.m. to flip and serve pancakes to guests at IHOP at 7490 S. Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas.

Other available locations include:

Dress for Success Sends Out an "S.O.S."

 

A local group that helps underprivileged women acquire business suits is readying for a major annual drive.

Dress for Success Southern Nevada, an affiliate of the international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, is participating in S.O.S. – Send One Suit – Weekend® taking place Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4.

“This annual campaign encourages women nationwide to donate one new or nearly-new interview suit to help another woman enter the workforce and take charge of her life,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder. “These donations will greatly help women in southern Nevada to achieve self sufficiency.”

Disco-Era Band Offers Free Show for New Year's Weekend

For people who don’t want to brave the crowds and cold on the Las Vegas Strip New Year’s Eve weekend, there is a place to enjoy music for free.

The disco-era cover band Boogie Knights will be playing two shows this weekend at the Palms Casino Resort. The band will be playing at The Lounge starting at 11:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The show is free and open to people 21 and over.

Boogie Knights will play favorites from KC and The Sunshine Band, Sister Sledge and Donna Summer. The band doesn’t just play music from the disco era. They also bring the groovy vibe of the time period to life with costumes and hair-dos not seen since the 70s.