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Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

A new indoor farmers market focused on regional produce launches Friday morning in Downtown.

The Downtown3rd Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday at 300 North Casino Center, off US 95 South and Casino Center Drive.

The weekly market will feature produce from farmers in Nevada, Utah and California. In addition to produce, the Downtown3rd Farmers Market will also include cooking demonstrations and other community activities in support of a local food movement.

Held in 10,000 square feet of indoor space with plenty of nearby free parking, Downtown3rd Farmers Market is protected from the elements.

The weekly indoor market space will include:

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police Reminding People to 'See Something, Say Something'

Metro Police is bringing the message of vigilance to its First Tuesday event.

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign is designed to get people to report suspicious activity. Police want to remind people of the critical role the average person has played in safeguarding communities.

First Tuesday starts at 7 p.m., at Metro’s area command centers. After talking about the “See Something, Say Something” program, people will be able to meet with their local police officers.

Area Command Centers:

Bolden Area Command: 1851 Stella Lake (off Martin Luther King just north of Vegas Drive)

Convention Center Area Command: 750 Sierra Vista (at Swenson)

Downtown Area Command: 621 North 9th St.

Enterprise Area Command: 6975 W. Windmill Lane

Northeast Area Command: 3750 Cecile Ave. (Between N. Pecos Rd and N. Walnut Rd)

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

March's First Friday event in Downtown Las Vegas featured a replica of the annual Burning Man festivities in northern Nevada. "Lucky Lady Lucy" is shown here ready for the evening and then later as she is set ablaze.

Seven Authors on the Schedule for Book Festival

The free event will feature readings.

Light some candles and get in the mood as the Vegas Valley Book Festival celebrates romance writing in America with seven best-selling romance authors.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Borrowing a northern Nevada tradition, First Friday brings the blaze downtown.

Starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday, fire dancers, fire handlers and other fire-related performers will start the final countdown for the burning of Lucky Lady Lucy, a giant wooden showgirl.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

 

It’s never too early to think about how to entertain the kids during the summer.

Registration recently opened for summer camps at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. The museum has expanded its summer programming offerings in 2012 to include a variety of interactive weekly summer camps for local families. Campers will investigate, invent, experiment, interpret, strategize, discover and share what they’ve learned.

Weekly camps sessions begin the week of June 11 and run through the week of August 13. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 6-9 and 10-12. A wide variety of camp themes are available, including Living and Working in Space, Science Detective, Amazing Animals, Mystery of Puppetry, Grossology and many more.