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Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

Baby Shower Planned for Military Moms

It's one thing to be in the military and constantly moving around the country. It's something quite different to be pregnant while your spouse is overseas and you're left living in a community far away from family and friends.

That is how Operation Showers of Appreciation got started. It's a way to support those military families who need a good friend to throw them a baby shower when they need it most. 

Again this year Operation Showers of Appreciation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be assisting more than 100 military moms with all the things they need as a new parent, or soon-to-be parent.

"To have the opportunity to support and lift up these mothers is just fantastic. It helps ensure moms have what they need and reassures deployed dads that their loved ones are cared for so they can focus on their mission," said Kimberly Felshaw, President of Operation Showers of Appreciation.

Grant Funding Forum Friday Morning at County Library

Grant Funding Forum Friday Morning at County Library

 

Non-profit sustainability and grant funding will be the topics of focus at a Friday morning forum co-sponsored by 8 News Now.

The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid will host a discussion forum including experts and federal funding representatives from government agencies including U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy, Transportation and more will be available throughout the program to discuss best practices for applying for federal grants.

Moonridge Group, The Lincy Institute, Clark County Library, and KLAS-TV Channel 8 News Now Community Pride Program are official partners of the event.

The forum takes place at the Clark County Library, 1401 East Flamingo Road, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. 

UNLVino Gets Better with Age

UNLVino Gets Better with Age

The annual multi-day wine festival raises significant money for the university.

The first UNLVino, in 1974, brought a crowd of wine-lovers to the Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada warehouse on Wynn Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Philharmonic Ends Ham Hall Era on High Note

Philharmonic Ends Ham Hall Era on High Note

Reviewer: a talented soloist leads to a climactic conclusion.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic bid farewell to Artemus Ham Hall on Saturday, and it did not go quietly.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Thomas & Mack One of World's Top Grossing Venues

Thomas & Mack One of World's Top Grossing Venues

Led by the perennially sold-out National Finals Rodeo, the Thomas & Mack Center earned a fourth-place world ranking for revenue in a trade magazine.

The TMC placed fourth for highest-grossing venues 15,000 and over for Oct. 16 – Nov. 15, 2011. NFR topped the chart as the highest-grossing ticketed event in the world for venues 15,000-30,000 capacity for October 2010 – October 2011 in the 2011 Venues Today Year-End Report issue. 

Venues Today, a trade publication for sports and entertainment facilities, ranks venues by gross internationally. The rankings are based only on special, one-time or multiple-day ticketed events, and athletic event ticket sales are not added to this report. The TMC has consistently ranked in the top 20 highest grossing venues in the 15,001-30,000 seating capacity.