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UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event

UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event

 

The popular fundraiser for UNLV is expanding to include its first ever BAR-b-q Brunch.

Tickets are on sale now for UNLVino’s new brunch which will focus on mixed cocktails and farm-to-table, gourmet offerings from top Las Vegas chefs.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Celebrity chefs, including Scott Conant of Scarpetta, Angelo Sosa of Poppy’s Den and Gustav Mauler of Spiedini will showcase signature dishes. There will also be food from Charlie Palmer Steak, Diego, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Mundo, Shibuya and Todd English P.U.B.

The drinks, which will be served at three bars around the event, will be created by renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi. Commonwealth will also provide some of its signature classic cocktails.

Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event

Police, Community Groups Partner on Family Event

 

Metro Police will team with community organizations to provide a safe Easter event for families in a troubled area of Las Vegas.

Along with the 10,000 Kids Partnership, Shield Of Hope and various churches, police will offer what is called a “safe family day” with a message of non-violence. The event will feature a barbecue, games, egg hunt and live music.

It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Molasky Family Park, 1065 E. Twain (near Cambridge.) For more information, contact Pastor Troy Martinez with 10,000 Kids at 358-9222 or lv10000kids@yahoo.com.

Shaving Heads for Cancer Cure

Shaving Heads for Cancer Cure

 

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is helping shave heads to cure childhood cancers.

The resort is hosting a Rock ‘N’ Shave event to benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research for a cure to childhood cancers.

From 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, local musicians and other celebrities will either shave their heads or shave other peoples’ heads to raise money for the foundation. People interested in having their head shaved or donating to the cause can go to stbaldricks.org.

The event will end with a performance by local rock band Sin City Sinners, which will start at 8 p.m. There will also be prizes and raffles throughout the afternoon, all benefitting the foundation.

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

 

Members of rugby teams in southern Nevada for the USA Sevens event will hold a clinic Wednesday for children as well as active military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base.

The event will be held at the Warrior Fitness Center. A clinic for children ages 5 - 18 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. An active-duty clinic will be held for all skill levels from 2 to 3 p.m., and a meet-and-greet will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

There will also be 30 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force's team; 15 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force Academy's team; 12 rugby players from the U.S. Army's team; and 12 rugby players from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard team. Coaches from all the services will also be present at this event.

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament Returns

 

One of the largest annual soccer events in Las Vegas returns over Presidents Day Weekend.

Billed by city officials as the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country, the Mayor’s Cup hits town from, Feb. 16-18. Expected are 452 youth soccer teams from around the world to compete with more than 7,300 soccer players, ages 14 to 19, from 12 foreign countries and 28 U.S. states. Teams are expected from Australia, the Cayman Islands, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland and the United States.

The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Spectator admission and parking are free at all games.

Matches will be played from 8:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Championship games will be played Monday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave., starting at 10 a.m. 

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: