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JDRF Hope & Health Event Assists Those With Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF Hope & Health Event Assists Those With Type 1 Diabetes

Children, adults and family members of those with type 1 diabetes, as well as those who care for those with type 1, are invited to take part in a free event that will discuss the latest developments in diabetes care.

The JDRF Hope & Health Symposium happens Saturday, Feb. 23 at Cashman Center. Guest speakers with a variety of professional diabetes-related backgrounds will offer information and insight during multiple sessions dealing with a number of topics including:

  • Diabetes management
  • The latest in treatment and research
  • Good nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Mind/body well being

Sessions for children will run simultaneuously with the adult sessions and will include field games and age appropriate diabetes education.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Closures Planned Near Strip for New Year's Eve

Closures Planned Near Strip for New Year's Eve

As New Year’s Eve approaches, the Nevada Department of Transportation is warning of its planned closures in the area of the Strip.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate in Las Vegas. NDOT is working with other agencies to restrict access on Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara to Tropicana Avenues.

Below is the information for traffic control on New Year’s Eve, with closures from Interstate 15 to the Strip:

The Mob Museum Celebrates the End of Prohibition

The Mob Museum Celebrates the End of Prohibition

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and the Mob Museum celebrated the end to one of the most controversial eras in U.S. history: Prohibition.

Goodman dressed in '30s garb, and flanked by two flappers, smashed an oversized bottle to kick off the celebration of Repeal Day. It was December 5, 1933 that congress repealed the 18th amendment, which in 1920 outlawed the manufacture, sale or transportation of liquor in the U.S.  

While Prohibition did bring on a decline in alcohol consumption, it also brought about the growth of organized crime.

The Repeal Day party will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Mob Museum, 300 East Stewart Avenue.  Tickets are $19.33 and $15 for museum members. The price includes access to the museum, prohibition-era cocktails, a '20s fashion contest, prizes and a live jazz band. 

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project

 

County officials need volunteers and donations to assist with the upcoming Project Homeless Connect that matches homeless people with needed help.

Areas of assistance include housing, food, legal assistance, job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other services.

More than 700 volunteers are needed on December 6 at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 7 a.m. and stay until 4 p.m. but may spend a half-day at the event. For more information about volunteering, at Project Homeless Connect call (702) 892-2300 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.

'Addams Family' Preserves the Ooky, Spooky Fun of Original Cartoons

'Addams Family' Preserves the Ooky, Spooky Fun of Original Cartoons

A family classic takes over The Smith Center at Thanksgiving.

It's natural to spend Thanksgiving holiday with the family.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal