Archive for April, 2007

  • Gathering of the Brits
    Andy Walmsley and Steve Lee, a couple of British ex-pats, decry the fact that the English are so well acclimated to life in Las Vegas that they don’t hang out together. They’re trying to change that by hosting their first big party and hoping that a contingent of the approximately 30,000 natives of Great Britain will turn out. The UKLV (United Kingdom Las...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 11:04 pm
  • Free Paul Taylor Outdoor Concert
    Smooth Jazz 105.7 the Oasis hosts Paul Taylor for a free open-air concert at Clark County Amphitheater Sat May 5. Gather your blankets, low-back chairs, bring your own food or purchase from onsite vendors. Come on out for a great evening of music under the stars. Seating starts 7 pm. Parking is also free. 500 S. Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas NV. www.smoothjazz1057.com Related...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 10:04 pm
  • “Celebration of Life” Butterfly Release
    Join the 4th Annual Celebration of Life with the release of live butterflies at Hills Park in Summerlin. Smooth Jazz 105.7 the Oasis is helping sponsoring this event which is a special fundraiser for the Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation. The idea of death is frightening to most of us. This is a message of hope and of the beauty of life that continues – a vision...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • FDA assault on natural health choices
    The FDA is a powerful government organization that controls our access to prescription and non-prescription drugs. The FDA wants to control access to natural health products like vitamins, minerals and herbs – along with natural health therapies of all sorts. If you do your research, I think you will find that the FDA is too closely involved with the pharmaceutical...
    by at April 25th, 2007 at 06:04 am
  • Paiute ethnobotany
    The Clark Co. Museum is offering a series of Native American programs at the Museum in Henderson, with a discussion of local ethnobotany scheduled for Sat Apr 28. “Pauite” (sometimes Piute) refers to a group of North American Indians, divided into Northern and Southern. This grouping is not really correct, as the Northern Pauites are more related to the Shoshone...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 06:04 pm
  • Ethel M Chocolates for Mother’s Day
    Mother’s Day is coming and as a mom, I can tell you that there is no better chocolate to be found than Ethel M Chocolates, made right here in Sin City. Sinfully delicious, these chocolates beat Godiva any day. I won’t even mention See’s in the same sentence – and I’m from California! Tell your mom to throw caution to the wind, forget about...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • LVWAC International Educator of the Year Awards
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council will hold its annual International Educator of the Year Award Dinner May 4 when outstanding teachers from the Clark Country School District, CCSN, UNLV and Nevada State College are honored for their “contributions to international education in the performance of their normal duties.” The selectd group will travel to India...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Pet Food Recall
    This cartoon came to me through email. I don’t have dogs but I have many friends who do, and I know the topic is “life relevant” for them. The latest that I can find is that one source of the melamine contamination originates with an imported rice protein concentrate from China. The shipment was offloaded during the week of Apr 2 by Wilbur-Ellis of...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 04:04 pm
  • Intelligent Discussion Group “Sanity Sunday”
    This group looks like it might pull through its near demise. The organizer went on to other activities, but the members seemed to have pulled together to keep this unique and stimulating group alive. These are people who enjoy grappling those larger, unsolveable issues of life, while still having a good time. The Intelligent Discussion Group meets to discuss philosphy,...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 01:04 pm
  • Law of Attraction Meet Up
    You saw the DVD “The Secret” – or you heard about it from friends – or you saw some of the key personalities on Larry King Live or Oprah – and you know something about the “Law of Attraction.” There is now a Las Vegas Law of Attraction Meetup Group and they are meeting up for the 6th time on Sat May 26 @ 7pm to get to know each...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Wine Classes @ Valley Cheese & Wine
    Valley Cheese and Wine is offering an array of interesting Thursday classes about wines from around the globe. The classes start at 6:30 pm and are priced individually. Sales tax is not included. Seating is limited with reservations required. Payment must be in full at time of registration to guarantee seating. There are no cancellations or refunds. Jan 17 Best Buys...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 pm
  • Kick Off World Trade Week
    World Trade Week has been an institution in Los Angeles for 80 years. Nevada has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, so it seemed liked a natural that Las Vegas was ripe for its own World Trade Week. Tony Michalski, head of the Las Vegas office of the US Dept of Commerce contacted the Las Vegas World Affairs Council and World Trade Week – Las Vegas...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Local Poets Read
    This is National Poetry Month to be celebrated with the annual event “Under the Influence” at the Clark Country Library Thurs Apr 26 @ 7pm. Selected local poets will read their own works as well the works that have influenced their writing. Clark Country Library 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Ladies Lost Weekend
    This is a art retreat for the ladies (and their kids, if they want) sponsored by the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite NV. The weekend activity is to site and restore a couch covered in tile and mosaic designed by German artist Sofie Siegman. The result of an artist residency at the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas, the couch was donated to the Goldwell...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Las Vegas Mountaineers Club
    The Las Vegas Mountaineers Club educates and trains members on safety and fun in the outdoors, with emphasis on the ethical use of wilderness resources. Activities include hikes, climbs and other outdoor activities. They meet the 4th Tuesday each month at the Sahara West Library at 7:00 pm. 9600 W. Sahara Las Vegas NV Related Clubs & Associations, Sierra Club “Update...
    by at April 23rd, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • Rock n Roll Wines @ Shark Tank Pool
    Postponed from last Friday, Chris launches the summer season with his first pool party of the year. Rock ‘n Roll Wine Reggae will be at “The Tank,” the $30 million extravaganza just opened at the Golden Nugget, Downtown Las Vegas. Come check out the water slide that propels you through the shark tank. Opening music by the The Heavie Heads with Twenty...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • Sam Adams Beer Pairing Dinner
    Things are looking up for the Las Vegans who enjoy beer and feel snubbed by all the wine-pairing events. Lee’s Discount Liquors is hosting a 5 course dinner paired with Sam Adams beer on May 12 6:30 pm. Master Brewer Jennifer Glanville of Sam Adams and Tuscany’s Master Chef will instruct and enlighten while guests savor an unusual experience. Tickets for...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Red Rock (volunteer) Day
    150 volunteers are needed to help with conservation and restoration projects at Red Rock. If you are interested, please meet at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center between 7:30a and 8:00a on Apr 28. Be prepared for an outdoor day of useful activity – bring gloves, sunscreen, wear long pants, a hat and closed-toes shoes. Lunch and lunchtime entertainment will be...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • Milk Mustache Mobile Tour
    In an attempt to show everyone that milk is a vital part of a healthy diet, we have the 10th annual “Milk Mustache Mobile Tour” April 21-23. This year’s theme is “Think About Your Drink.” The roaming fete includes a Milk Mustache Photo Tent, a Curves Tent, a Health Assessment Tent and more…..Admission is Free. Apr 21 11a-1p Smith’s...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • CineVegas Art House Screenings
    Here’s the list of films being screened at the Neonopolis in conjunction with the CineVegas Screening Series called Art House. These films represent the best in foreign, cult, documentary and independent American films. CineVegas is distinguishing itself as the film festival “willing to take chances.” The venue is the Galaxy Neonopolis 450 E. Fremont...
    by at April 21st, 2007 at 08:04 am
  • The District’s Anniversary Weekend
    This is the anniversary of the The District at Green Valley Ranch and there are events scheduled all weekend for all ages. Sat noon-6p Sun noon-4p The Kid’s Carnival Zone at the Green with games, prizes, music Sat noon-4p Acoustic Music w/ Kevin Baker – the Green, Frank Joseph – The Courtyard Sun noon-4p Acoustic Music w/ Kevin Baker – the Green,...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Sand Dollar Blues Marathon
    We had a marvelous musical experience last night at Sand Dollar. This is really the place to go for blues in Las Vegas. And you have the opportunity to get a taste of the best of the blues groups this Saturday Apr 21 when the 17th Anniversary Celebration starts at 2:00 pm and goes through til 3:00 am with 10 bands. All Day/All Night! There is a dancefloor, full bar...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • “Socrates Cafe” Discussion Group
    The Socrates Cafe meets every Tuesday 7:00 pm at the Reading Room at Mandalay Place to discuss life’s big questions in a “friendly, non-partisan, intelligent atmosphere.” Doesn’t sound like typical Las Vegas. The group seats itself in a circle of chairs, outside the bookstore and follows a semi-structured format of commentary and discussion, with...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • “Viva Las Vegas” Screening
    It’s been 30 years since Elvis Presley left this life for the unknown, but his legend never dies. He lives on embodied in impersonators, memorabilia and in the hearts of countless fans. Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm, The Clark County Library will screen “Viva Las Vegas,” followed by local author Heart Shapre who will discuss her new book “Elvis Through My...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Paul Stubblefield @ Bugsy’s
    Paul Stubblefield has a new drumming gig on Tuesdays at Bugsy’s from 7:30p -10:30p. Paul is a classy gentlemen with just the right showmanship. The sound is mellow, soulful, full of rhythm, polished and professional. There will be open mike, presenting one of those golden opportunities in Vegas to get surprise talent and top notch entertainment. Bugsy’s...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • Author Amy Tan at Library
    Amy Tan is a wonderful writer, her works rich in vocabulary and imagery, her characters finely drawn and complex, her stories intricate and unpredictable. The chosen book for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District‘s 6th annual “Reading Las Vegas” is Tan’s “Joy Luck Club,” a novel brought to the big screen by Director Ang Lee. The...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • Boulder City Fine Arts Festival
    More than 100 artists from the Southwest will be on hand at the 22nd annual Boulder City Arts Festival Apr 21 & 22. Vendors exhibit paintings, photographs, glass art, pottery, jewelry and more. As usual there will be entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free, 10a-5p. Check the website for more information bcfineartsfestival.com. The venue is Bicentennial...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Tequila Tasting
    Lee’s Discount Liquors is expanding it’s tasting experiences to bring Carralejo Tequila to the Lake Mead store on Thurs May 3 at 7 pm. A speaker from Infinium Spirits will be on hand to tell about the history of the Corralejo Tequila line, explain production techniques and lead through a tasting tour. For more info call David or Daniel 702-804-9700. Venue...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Star (Gazing) Party w/ Astronomical Society
    Join the Astronomical Society of Nevada (Las Vegas) for their monthly “Star Party” the 2nd Saturday at Cold Creek or Redstone. Meet up at 7 pm for an evening of stargazing. Their mission is to encourage, foster, conduct and support programs on astronomy. Directions to the site are found at vegas.astronomynv.org. Future Star Parties and locations: Jan 20 –...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Classic Car and Bike Show
    Hosted by the Sons of the American Legion, this classic car and bike show will run from noon Sun Apr 22 “until the last person leaves.” Lots of bikes and cars to see along with food, karaoke and vendors. Proceeds go to help families of our deployed military personnel. Cost is $6 or $10 per couple. You can bring your own bike or car for exhibit for no fee....
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 11:04 am