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Women's Health Forum Planned for Tuesday

Women's Health Forum Planned for Tuesday

 

The Las Vegas All Women’s Health Care is partnering with Las Vegas Black Image Magazine for the inaugural Las Vegas Women’s Health Forum.

The forum is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Second Baptist Church, 500 West Madison. The forum is focused on key health information for women, including heart disease, breast cancer, mental health, gynecological care and nutrition.

The organizers are working with local churches in the African-American community. They want to give women in the community access to health information they may not have. 

Theatre Company Looking for Non-Stop Shakespeare Readers

Theatre Company Looking for Non-Stop Shakespeare Readers

Brush up your Shakespeare: the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is looking for people to help them read the Bard for 24 hours.

The Bard-A-Thon will start at midnight Sunday and last through 11:59 p.m. Monday at the Las Vegas Shakespeare Theatre, 821 Las Vegas Blvd North. The reading festival will commemorate William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday. No special skills are needed to read, just a love of the playwright and a desire to read.

The company is looking for more than 100 readers to keep the Shakespeare going for 24 hours. Besides the continual reading, there will also be films, music and workshops. Those interested in reading should contact Kimm Schwert through lvshakes.org, or by calling 220-5872 by Friday.

 

Health District Suspends Operations at the Shadow Lane Facility

LAS VEGAS -- The Southern Nevada Health District is suspending operations at its main facility, located at 625 Shadow Lane, as a result of an engineering report that found the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy.

This closure only impacts services located in the main building.

Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not impacted at this time and services will continue to be available at public health centers located in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley.

Updated information on service availability is also available on the health district website at www.SNHD.info or by calling the health district's information line (702) 759-INFO(4636). The information line is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Reviewer: an OK concert that could have been much better.

Oh, that's right: Because it was a Las Vegas Philharmonic pops concert, it meant that Conductor/Music Director David Itkin would be wearing a white tuxedo jacket, leaving the black tails of a "formal" concert on the hangar.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

Free Clinic Needs More Medical Help

A clinic that offers free health care is looking for more volunteers to help fill the growing need in the Las Vegas valley.

Community Care Clinic has two locations, one near Summerlin and the other downtown. It is looking for six additional doctors along with nurses, medical office personnel and a social worker. Organizers want to expand office hours and accommodate more people in need.

Right now, one clinic is only open the first and third Friday of each month for just two and a half hours. The second clinic is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The medical professionals would only have to donate as little as three hours of their time per month.

Everything from chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure to immediate health issues like cancer are treated at the clinics. The clinics have also worked out partnerships with laboratories and pharmacies to provide free and low-cost lab work and prescriptions.

Celtic Gathering and Highland Games This Weekend

 

A bit of the old country will take over Floyd Lamb State Park this weekend with the 8th annual Celtic Gathering and Highland Games.

The Las Vegas Celtic Society is hosting the games starting 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will include traditional Scottish heavy sporting events like hammer throwing, but there will also be games for kids, traditional Scottish and Irish dancing and music, whiskey and ale tastings, and drum major and piping band contests.

There are also events planned for Fremont Street Experience, including an attempt to set the world record for caber throwing. The toss is set for 8:10 p.m. Friday in front of the 1st Street Stage. Thirty-two cabers, long poles weighing around 157 pounds, will be thrown in an attempt to set a record.

For information on tickets and a list of events, go to lasvegascelticsociety.org.

Goodman Touts Downtown Success in State of the City

LAS VEGAS - Downtown is becoming more vibrant, and 2012 is the year for downtown. Those were the main themes of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's first State of the City address.

The mayor also discussed other improvements such as an increase in medical tourism.

"For the first time, people are coming into our state and into our city for medical care, and they come here, and they stay," she said.

Mayor Goodman highlighted the new urban energy taking over downtown Las Vegas, including next year's move of 1,800 Zappos.com employees to the old city hall.

"My hope is that Las Vegas becomes the new Silicon Valley, and that it becomes an IT hub for the world," she said.

The mayor expects an $873 million dollar economic impact as a result of the move. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh attended the mayor's address.