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UNLVino Expands to Four Days

UNLVino Expands to Four Days

 

One of UNLV’s most prominent fundraising events will expand to four days in 2013.

The 39th annual UNLVino will span four days from April 18-21. Organizers say the wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages including wine, beer and spirits.

UNLVino’s $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

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Super Saturday Recycling Event Coming Up

Super Saturday Recycling Event Coming Up

 

Join 8 News Now for its second annual Super Saturday Recycling Event on Saturday, January 26th at the Thomas & Mack Center parking lots from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We only do one recycling event each year, so now is the time to get rid of all of those old electronics. Viewers can recycle their electronics and vehicle batteries safely and responsibility; anything that can be plugged in or takes batteries will be accepted.

The only fees associated with the event are for televisions, monitors and hard drives. The cost is $15 for each item - cash/credit/debit accepted at the event. All other items are free. You also can have their personal documents shredded safely on-site for free.  

RC Willey will be giving away up to 2,000 $25 gift cards (one per family while supplies last.)

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Def Leppard Announces Residency at The Joint

Def Leppard Announces Residency at The Joint

The arena rock legends will perform their "Hysteria" album in full.

Def Leppard die-hards, prepare to get hysterical.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bull Riders Stay in Las Vegas

Bull Riders Stay in Las Vegas

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Professional Bull Riders World Finals will be staying in Las Vegas for at least another three years.

Officials from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have announced a sponsorship renewal for the event that's been hosted in the city since 1993.

Bull riders from around the world come to Las Vegas to compete for a total purse of more than $2 million, including a $1 million bonus from Ford Trucks for the world champion.

This year's event at the Thomas & Mack Center is expected to bring 70,000 people to Las Vegas and generate an estimate $15 million in revenue for the area, not counting gambling money.

 

Take Them Down to "Paradise City Road"

 

Apparently the grass is green and the girls are pretty over near the Hard Rock these days.

Hard Rock Hotel and Clark County will on Monday afternoon declare Paradise Road to be known as “Paradise City Road” in honor of Guns N’ Roses’ first-ever residency, Appetite for Democracy, at The Joint.

The street will pay homage to Guns N’ Roses’ record-breaking hit “Paradise City,” through the band’s extended run starting Wednesday and running through Saturday, Nov. 24.

The band will celebrate with a renaming event in Hard Rock Hotel’s parking lot in front of Paradise, next to the main valet entrance. Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow will declare the street be temporarily known as Paradise City Road and present band members with an official street sign.

Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal