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Papers, Pills Can Be Tossed Saturday at Event

Papers, Pills Can Be Tossed Saturday at Event

 

If it’s time to clean out the house of some sensitive items, Clark County officials are offering an event for it.

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting residents to come shred their sensitive documents and properly dispose of unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the KCEP Power 88.1 radio station, 330 W. Washington Ave.

Weekly will be joined by event partners ShredCo Document Destruction, and officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Bolden Area Command.

“While the holiday season is a time of joy for many, it can be a very lonely and depressing time for some people. Unfortunately, some of these people resort to hurting themselves or others,” Weekly said. “This is another reason why it is important to dispose of unused medications, which could be dangerous, or even deadly, in the wrong hands.”

Dream Fest Set for King Week

Dream Fest Set for King Week

 

The city of Las Vegas will host its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Fest on Monday, Jan. 16, from 2-6 p.m. at Edmond Town Center, located at H Street and Owens Avenue.

The event will be a free community gathering that will include food and cultural vendors, car, truck and motorcycle shows, a chili cook-off and entertainment and activities for the entire family.

Vendors, car owners and chili cookers interested in participating in the event should visit the Dream Fest web page at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/mlkdreamfest to print out an application form. The web page also has details on where the form can be mailed and how to pay any associated fees. Forms and payments must be turned in to the address listed on the applications by Dec. 21.

Local Bakery to be Featured on "Cupcake Wars"

Local Bakery to be Featured on "Cupcake Wars"

 

A Las Vegas-based pair of bakery owners will be featured on the Food Network show “Cupcake Wars” Sunday night.

Las Vegas native Taryn Mumpower and business partner Robyn Holt are co-owners of Pick Your Poison Bake Shop, a new business specializing in alcohol-infused cupcakes.

To celebrate the show, they will host a viewing party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Lady Silvia bar, 900 S. Las Vegas Blvd. #140, in the downtown area. The episode will air at 8 p.m. They will be serving the cupcakes they baked on the show and Sailor Jerry Rum will be providing cocktails.

Springs Preserve Lowers Holiday Event Rates for Military

Springs Preserve Lowers Holiday Event Rates for Military

Military members and their families can enjoy the holidays at Springs Preserve with a discount.

Active-duty military personnel, retirees, reservists and their families are invited to take advantage of discounted admission tickets to the Springs Preserve’s annual Holiday Spectacular throughout December.

Military members and their families will pay $6 for adults and $3 for each child aged 5 to 12, a $2 discount off regular Holiday Spectacular admission. Children under 5 are free. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Springs Preserve box office with a valid military ID card. The military discount cannot be combined with any other discount, including those for Springs Preserve members.

The Holiday Spectacular, held from 5-9 p.m. nightly December 3-4, 10-12 and 17-23, is a family-friendly celebration featuring live entertainment, a light show, cookie decorating, photos with Santa Claus, and train and reindeer (pony) rides for the little ones.

Checkpoint to be Set Up Downtown

Checkpoint to be Set Up Downtown

 

Anyone going out Wednesday night for a downtown celebration before Thanksgiving is warned that Metro will be running a sobriety checkpoint in the area.

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

Not Quite Newlyweds, Drivers Play Game for Fans

 

They’re not exactly couples, but some of NASCAR’s top drivers will play a Newlywed Game-style contest starring its famous host.

The free event will be the first involving the 12 Chase drivers during this year’s FanFest celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion starting November 30.

 “We think this is going to be the best event of Champion’s Week,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “It not only gives the fans a chance to get close to the 12 top drivers in NASCAR, but it also allows the fans to see them in a much more relaxed environment without their fire suits and helmets.”

Bob Eubanks, the man who made The Newlywed Game famous and hosted variations of the show in six different decades, will be on hand to host the game show.

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

Youth Groups to Clean Up Cigarette Litter in Parks

 

A number of local youth groups are partnering with Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, the American Lung Association and the city of Las Vegas to clean up cigarette litter in five city parks Saturday morning.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Parks that will be cleaned around playgrounds, grassy areas and picnic sections include: