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Helldorado Days Hits Downtown This Weekend

Helldorado Days Hits Downtown This Weekend


Helldorado Days return to downtown Las Vegas this weekend, keeping alive the longest-running event in city history.

The rodeo-focused event begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. Started in 1934 by local Elks Lodge No. 1468, Helldorado Days features family events and raises money for charity.

Road closures for the event are under way. Now through May 31, Sixth and Seventh Streets will be closed between Stewart Avenue and Mesquite. Other closures include:

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun

Safe Summer Nights Events for Free Family Fun


The city of Las Vegas is hosting a handful of Safe Summer Nights events to draw residents out for community gatherings.

The events will include music, children’s games, face painting and free hot dogs and water while supplies last. City of Las Vegas staff will be joined by local non-profit representatives, neighbors and others to provide information about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, adult education opportunities and more at these events.

Safe Summer Nights events will be held at the following locations:

Bubble Run Set for Saturday, Will Disrupt Bus Service


Downtown will host a new take on the 5K charity run this weekend.

The Bubble Run will start at 9 a.m. Saturday. Runners and walkers dress in white and make their way through the course which includes Bubble Bogs. The bogs are full of colored bubbles. By the time runners finish, they are covered in colored bubbles and foam.

The run will benefit the Sign Design Theatre Company, which helps to connect deaf and hearing children through theater using American Sign Language, and Project 150, which helps the hundreds of homeless students in the Clark County School District.  

The bubble fun will disrupt some Regional Transportation Bus routes. From 2 a.m. to 2 p.m., the RTC will have to detour Route 108-Paradise, 109-Maryland Parkway, 113-MAX, 208-Washington, 215-Bonanza, 301-Deuce on the Strip and Boulder Highway Express.

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week


Nevada Infant and Immunization Week will provide a number of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of your children starting Saturday.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and many health partners and providers will sponsor a week of immunization clinics during Nevada Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27, beginning with a kickoff event hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, and serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2.

UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event

UNLVino Expands to Include Mixed Cocktail Event


The popular fundraiser for UNLV is expanding to include its first ever BAR-b-q Brunch.

Tickets are on sale now for UNLVino’s new brunch which will focus on mixed cocktails and farm-to-table, gourmet offerings from top Las Vegas chefs.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Celebrity chefs, including Scott Conant of Scarpetta, Angelo Sosa of Poppy’s Den and Gustav Mauler of Spiedini will showcase signature dishes. There will also be food from Charlie Palmer Steak, Diego, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Mundo, Shibuya and Todd English P.U.B.

The drinks, which will be served at three bars around the event, will be created by renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi. Commonwealth will also provide some of its signature classic cocktails.

Senior Talent Competition Registration Opens


Calling all talented local seniors: your skills are wanted for a performance contest.

Registration for the 2013 Senior Idol Talent Showcase auditions is under way for the 10th annual competition that will be held at 3 p.m June 13 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

This showcase is for performers 50 years and older, and includes numerous categories for individuals and groups to compete in. Categories include, but not limited to, singing, dance, musical instruments and comedy.

To get a registration packet, contact the Las Vegas Senior Center at 229-6454, or stop by at 451 E. Bonanza Road. Packets must be completed and returned to the Las Vegas Senior Center by 6 p.m. April 26. Invitations to audition will be mailed out, and auditions will be held May 8 and 9 at the Las Vegas Senior Center.