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Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Lei Day Celebration to be Held Downtown

The 14th Annual Lei Day and Polynesian Festival returns to downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.

Las Vegas Shriners Host Informational Reception and Celebration on April 9

After 85 years working to support the children of Southern Nevada, the Zelzah Shiners of Las Vegas invite community members to celebrate the life-changing work of Shriners Hospital for Children and the efforts of local Shriners at an informational reception and Western themed BBQ on Saturday, April 9. The Zelzah Shriners and representatives from the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles will familiarize the community with the healthcare services offered by Shriners Hospitals for Children to hundreds of children in Southern Nevada. 

Local Indian Festival Upcoming

Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be held April 9 in the downtown area of the valley.

Entertainment will include Malkit Singh and Enkarma. There will also be children's games, face painting, jupmers, clowns and jugglers. Indian food and snack stalls will be available.

The event runs from noon-8 p.m. at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, next to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Amar Chadha at 807-1737, Raj Dhaliwal at 429-7354 or Sarbdeep Singh at 741-3387.

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

Help E Bunny Bring Joy to Thousands of Las Vegas Children!

The E Bunny program is a grassroots community outreach program that strives to bring a smile to the face of homeless and at-risk children in the Las Vegas valley by gifting them with Easter baskets filled with toys and goodies. Baskets are provided by the generosity of the Las Vegas community, and last year the program was able to give baskets to over 2,000 children. Groups who were are part of E Bunny last year were:

Shift4 Boy Scout CEO/Executive SkyJump Challenge This Friday

Shift4 Boy Scout CEO/Executive SkyJump Challenge This Friday

On Friday morning, people walking by the Stratosphere will see an unusual site- flying CEOs, executives and politicians! More than a dozen Las Vegas CEOs have undertaken the Shift4 boy Scout Challenge, which tasks them to each raise a minimum of $855 in pledges and then leap from SkyJump Las Vegas. The funds raised by the event will go to the Scoutreach program, which reaches out to youth to encourage them in scouting. so if you see them, cheer them on!

The participating CEOs, executives and politicians are:

Zipline Ride Fundraiser to Benefit Slain Cab Driver

Zipline Ride Fundraiser to Benefit Slain Cab Driver

Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold a day-long fundraiser Monday with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the Professional Drivers Association and the family of slain cab driver Tesfaye Arze.

Zipline rides cost $15 from noon until 6 p.m., and $20 from 6 p.m. until midnight. All proceeds will be split evenly to benefit the Professional Drivers Association and the family of Arze. Arze, 30, was killed while on duty in the early morning hours on March 4 in an alleged attempted robbery.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience most recently donated $15,000 to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.