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Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month

Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month

The Nevada Wild Fest returns to southern Nevada next month, bringing an array of entertainment options over a long weekend.

Music fans, food lovers, thrill riders and animal enthusiasts can find something at the event. For the first time, the four-day festival will be on the grounds of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Interstate 15.  Nevada Wild Fest will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to the Lili Claire Foundation, supporting special needs children and their families.

Admission to the Nevada Wild Fest is $9 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizens (65 and up), Military and College Students with ID. Children ages 3 and under are free. For additional information, go to www.nevadawildfest.com or call 862-8141.

From October 25-28, Nevada Wild Fest will feature free musical acts including The Farm, Katie Arminger, JT Hodges and Collette Carr. (Music is free with festival admission.)

Consider yourself a foodie or foodie wanna-be?  A variety of celebrity chefs from Las Vegas restaurants will be conducting cooking demonstrations and providing samples and cooking insights. Chefs include Chef Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano, Chef Chris Conlon of FIX, Chef Mike Armstrong of TAO, Chef Massimiliano of LAVO and Chef Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus. If you're looking for food a little less formal, 15 Las Vegas food trucks will be present. in addition to other carnival food.

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Town Square Restaurants Supporting Kids With Cancer in September

Several Town Square restaurants are showing their philanthropic side this September by partnering with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and offering a way for the public to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

A portion of sales from various items on the menus will go to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that funds the Children's Specialty Center. It is the only nonprofit pediatric cancer outpatient treatment center in the state of Nevada.

Unfortunately, families throughout southern Nevada learn everyday that cancer is a life-changing event.  Many will also learn that the health insurance they thought would cover their children's diagnosis doesn't begin to address all of their needs. Those without any health insurance will see their options for treatment severely limited.

Nonprofit Holding 'Clean Out Your Closet' Event


A nonprofit dedicated to helping people battling cancer is holding a clothing drive Saturday.

Angels of Las Vegas want people to clean out their closets and donate gently used items to the charity. Clothing will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three drop-off points around southern Nevada:

  • Angels of Las Vegas Office - 6655 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite B200
  • Hollywood Hair & Beauty Supply - 4850 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 45
  • All Out Collision Center - 545 W. Sunset Road, Henderson

The event is being sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Money raised through the clothing drive will help pay for the services Angels of Las Vegas offer, including cancer support groups, educational workshops and healthy lifestyle programs.

Rio Spa & Salon Holds Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon

Rio Spa & Salon Holds Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon


The spa and salon at the Rio Hotel and Casino will be cutting hair for a great cause.

The Rio Spa & Salon will host the third annual Locks of Love cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Donors need to have at least 10 inches of hair. People can have layers in their hair if the longest layer is at least 10 inches. Permed and colored hair will be accepted, but hair that has been bleached will not.

Donors will get a complementary blunt cut, and 30 percent off any additional hair services. A gift basket valued at $250 will be given to the person who makes the longest hair donation.

Locks of Love provides hairpieces to children who have lost their hair for medical reasons. 

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Partners with Dress For Success Southern Nevada

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Partners with Dress For Success Southern Nevada


Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding will partner with local non-profit Dress for Success Southern Nevada to raise money for the charity.

To celebrate the show’s June opening at Bally’s, show management will donate $25 of every ticket purchased with the special Dress For Success code through the end of the year. To buy tickets, visit any Caesars Entertainment Box Office and use codes AADS for General Admission tickets and BADS for VIP tickets.

“We thank the show for its generosity and appreciate the dedication of the cast which has entertained the attendees of our events, including our inaugural Power Walk,” said Paige Candee, Dress for Success Southern Nevada founder.

Visit www.dressforsuccess.org/southernnevada to learn more.

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless


Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.