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UFC, Three Square Partner for Fan Event

UFC, Three Square Partner for Fan Event


The Ultimate Fighting Championship will partner with Three Square Food Bank for an event on the fighting group’s Octagon Nation Tour.

The Octagon Nation Tour is an interactive fan experience which will combine with the Fight Holiday Hunger 48 Hour Food Drive. In addition to donating non-perishable food items or monetary gifts, visitors can test their skills at various fitness stations, check out the UFC gaming station featuring the Xbox Kinect UFC Trainer Experience, meet UFC fighters, and view the memorabilia exhibition highlighting 18 years of UFC history.

The tour stop takes place in the Walmart parking lot at 7200 Arroyo Crossing Parkway and runs from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 8 p.m. Friday, with events scheduled at the following times.


Event: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Hot Air Festival to Benefit Deaf Children's Charity

There is a chance to watch and ride hot air balloons this weekend all to benefit Deaf Kids' Funding.

The Norris Foundation Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with balloon races starting at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Southern Hills Hospital. People can ride along in the races for $200. Children who want to ride along must be 48 inches tall. People interested should make reservations through Adventure Balloons at 247-6905.

People do not need reservations for tethered balloon rides that cost $5. Kids can walk around the grounded balloons between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. A balloon glow is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. The balloons burners will be lit on the tethered balloons allowing them to glow.

Admission to the festival is free.

Orchestra, Choirs Performing in Sync with Film for 'Lord of the Rings in Concert'

A different kind of film experience comes to town.

However geek-tacular your home theater might be, you won't win this one.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Free Shredding Event to be Held by Better Business Bureau

Free Shredding Event to be Held by Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau plans a free shredding event Oct. 22 in the southwest part of the valley.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., anyone can bring documents to be shredded, up to a 10-box limit per person. People are encouraged to drop off cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and metal for recycling. Old cell phones can be refurbished and repurposed for emergency use as well. No food or biohazard waste is allowed.

Anyone attending the event will receive a free credit card protective sleeve to help deter credit card readers. If you cannot attend, paper to be shredded can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17-21 in a secure bin at the BBB office, 6040 S. Jones Blvd., between Patrick and Ponderosa.

For more information, call 440-3006.

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year


The Fourth Annual Lebanese American Festival hosted by St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission returns to Las Vegas this weekend.

The event runs Friday through Sunday. Hours are Friday from 5 pm until 11 pm, Saturday from 4 pm until 11 pm and Sunday from noon until 8 pm. There is a $3 admission donation.

According to organizers, one of the goals of the festival is to showcase their culture and provide a family-friendly event where there is something for everyone. People can enjoy a variety of food and entertainment options, including homemade desserts, rides for children and music provided by local Arabic entertainers like The Azzi Brothers and international singer Dani Ashkar. 

Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the three-day event and organizers are expecting twice the crowd this year.

Asian Food Festival Debuts This Weekend at Orleans

Admission is $7 for adults, with a $2 discount available for purchasing tickets online.

Food, music, fashion, culture and handicrafts from nine Asian countries will be featured in the first Asian Food Festival and Trade Show on Saturday and Sunday at The Orleans, said Noel Casimaro, festival founder and chairman.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

San Gennaro Feast Returns for Its Fall Installment at the Rio

Food, food and more food make up the game plan for the San Gennaro Feast.

If everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, why can't everyone be Italian during the San Gennaro Feast?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal