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Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

As most people know, the country of Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. In order to make it easier for residents of Las Vegas to offer aid to the people of Japan, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Now through March 26th, you can request a donation be added directly to your checkout purchase, and the amount indicated will go directly to the American Red Cross international relief efforts.

"Smith's feels a great commitment to the American Red Cross, a trusted organization made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers, who respond immediately to emergency needs whether in our own backyard or abroad," said Marsha Gilford, Smith's vice president public affairs.

Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday

Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday, the Red Cross is offering free CPR and First Aid training to the public on 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’.

“The Red Cross is pleased to be partnering with Nevada U.S. Representatives Shelley Berkley, Joe Heck and Dean Heller to bring this lifesaving training to the communities they serve,” says Scott Emerson, CEO of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “The tragedy in Tucson is a reminder of how important it is for everyone to know first aid and CPR.”   

Classes will be offered in Henderson and Las Vegas at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and will last approximately 1 hour. Advanced registration is required, so please go online and register online at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or call 702-531-0237.

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say:

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

This Saturday, Liberty Tax Service will be hosting a blood drive at the location in the Saver's Shopping Center. United Blood Service will be on hand with their mobile unit to collect blood. Currently, Southern Nevada needs 250 donors a DAY to meet the needs of local hospitals, and USB is hoping 100 people will donate at Saturday's drive.

The Blood Drive is geared to be a family friendly event, with refreshments, cotton candy, and a jump house to entertain kids while parents give blood. Three Squares will be on hand to collect food donations, and other community partners will be holding giveaways. All blood donors will also be entered into a raffle, and receive a ticket for a free Lake Mead Midday cruise.

The blood drive will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday March 12th at the Liberty Tax Service in the Saver's Shopping Center, 3131 N. Rancho Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas NV 98130

Globe Salon Holds Benefit Cut-A-Thon for AFCA this Sunday, March 13

Globe Salon Holds Benefit Cut-A-Thon for AFCA this Sunday, March 13

This Sunday, the Globe Salon will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser in support of stylist Samantha O'Brien's work with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. during the event, stylists will offer haircuts for $25, shampoo-blowouts for $25 and chair massages for $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to the benefit of AFCA.

The Globe's neighbors are all pitching in to support the fundraiser, with Resnicks Grocery providing complimentary beverages and the Slidin' Thru Food Truck selling sliders from 1-3pm, and donating a portion of their sales to AFCA.

The Cut-A-Thon will take place Sunday March 13th from 10am to 4pm, and is walk-ins only. Globe is in the Soho Lofts,  900 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite 130.

Register for Ambulance Chasers 2011, A 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk June 18th!

On June 18th, the Ambulance Chasers 2011 Run will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Participants in the 5K and the 10K will be racing around the NASCAR track, out to the drag strip, run under the grandstands and end at the Neon Garage, while participants in the 1 mile fun run will go once around the track. 

The run is sponcered by the Cooper Castle Law Firm, and will be raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, The Speedway Children’s Charities, and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

To register for the event go to www.active.com. The fee for the 5k race is $25 and the fee for the 10k race is $35. The 1-mile fun run/walk is $15 and for a family of up to five it is $40.