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Foodie Festival Opens Friday at Silverton Hotel and Casino

Some of the best food in Las Vegas will be served up this weekend at the annual Las Vegas Foodie Fest at the Silverton Hotel and Casino.

The festival will feature more than 30 gourmet food trucks, some which have been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel.

This year's festival will also feature a booth from a Midwest and East Coast favorite: White Castle. The restaurant will be cooking up its famous sliders fresh at the festival.

The event runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from noon to midnight Saturday. The festival opens at noon on Sunday and closes at 10 p.m.

There is also a beer garden and carnival rides. The carnival is a separate admission. All tickets can be purchased online at lasvegasfoodiefest.com. Proceeds benefit Three Square Food Bank.

There are also some VIP tickets available which include special tastings, an open bar and valet parking.

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week


Nevada Infant and Immunization Week will provide a number of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of your children starting Saturday.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and many health partners and providers will sponsor a week of immunization clinics during Nevada Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27, beginning with a kickoff event hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, and serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census


County and charity officials are asking for community help Thursday in conducting a census of the valley’s homeless population.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Southern Nevada Homeless Census urban count in from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Any person or group interested in volunteering is asked to pre-register through the United Way of Southern Nevada at http://bit.ly/2013HomelessCensus. Once signed up, volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers.

The teams will count the homeless population in designated areas without interacting with or disturbing the homeless at that early hour.

The urban count deployment centers will be:

Extreme Thing Adds More Music to the Day-Long Festival

Extreme Thing Adds More Music to the Day-Long Festival


The annual extreme sports and music festival known as the Extreme Thing will be getting even more music this year, organizers said.

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 18th annual Extreme Thing and this year even more bands will be on the docket.

The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 30 at Desert Breeze Skate Park at Spring Mountain Road and Durango Drive.

New Found Glory will headline the day-long festival but several bands from southern Nevada will also be on the stages.

Besides the music, there will also be professional BMX and amateur skateboarding competitions.

Tickets are on sale now. They are $17 in advance and $20 the day of the show. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available for $30. To buy tickets, go to ticketmaster.com or extremething.com.


Workshop Designed to Assist Struggling Homeowners

Workshop Designed to Assist Struggling Homeowners


Newly elected State Senator Justin Jones and Assemblyman James Healey will host a workshop Thursday for homeowners trying to keep their houses.

The workshop will feature a short presentation from the Legal Aid Center and other participants about new programs available to homeowners for refinancing their mortgages and options for those facing foreclosure. 

Attendees will then have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives of the Legal Aid Center, the Financial Guidance Center, and lenders including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Chase, to discuss options for staying in their home and reducing their mortgage. 

The workshop runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Reedom Elementary School, 10025 Rumrill Street.