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Engelstad Clubhouse Teens Design Exclusive Justin Bieber T-Shirt

Engelstad Clubhouse Teens Design Exclusive Justin Bieber T-Shirt

 

The kids win a special prize for their design.

Erika, Andrea and Jazmin, members of the Ralph & Betty Engelstad Boys & Girls Club, were named winners of the “Justin Bieber T-Shirt Contest” sponsored by Madame Tussaud’s and Kirvin Doak Communications.

Read more at The Boys and Girls Club blog

Volunteer Opportunity for MLK Jr. Day

Volunteer Opportunity for MLK Jr. Day

 

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center encourages Las Vegans to make a difference in the community and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day ON, not a Day OFF.”

The nonprofit is seeking volunteers to assist with clean up, landscaping and mural painting at City Impact Center, 950 E. Sahara Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.

All attendees must register online in order to participate. Volunteers are asked to check in at the City Impact gymnasium at 8 a.m. and dress accordingly, as some projects may occur outdoors. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to sign up, please visit the event page.

Hammargren Home Open for Nevada Day

Former Nevada Lieutenant Governor Dr. Lonnie Hammargren is again opening his home to visitors Sunday for Nevada Day celebrations.

The home, 4318 Ridgecrest Drive, is loaded with memorabilia. Everything from pieces of long-gone casinos to objects from the space race is on display. The newest items include the sign from the House of Lords Steak House and the entire entrance from the Casbar Lounge, both from the now closed Sahara Hotel and Casino. 

Live entertainment featuring impersonators and tribute artists will be from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. Personalities from three shows featuring Las Vegas will be at the home. Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars", Rick Dale from "American Restorations" and the crew from the new Animal Planet show "Tanked" are expected.

The organizers of the event are asking visitors to park with courtesy to the rest of the neighbors. There will be shuttles to run people from parking lots at Flamingo and Sandhill Roads to the house on Ridgecrest.

Park Clean Up Planned for Saturday

Park Clean Up Planned for Saturday

 

The city of North Las Vegas is partnering with businesses and neighborhood groups to clean up a popular park.

The Deer Springs Park cleanup is part of a new adopt-a-park program. Volunteers will be out in force Saturday to remove trash, paint over graffiti and plant new landscaping. The park features two modern playgrounds and basketball courts.

The cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to noon. A complimentary barbecue lunch will follow for all volunteers. Those interested in volunteering must send an email to Excellence Community Management by Wednesday. 

Thai Culture to be Celebrated

 

Clark County will be celebrating its diversity with Thai Cultural Appreciation Day.

The event is set for Sunday, September 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Dr.

The celebration will feature an hour long concert of Thai music and dance. Following the concert, there will be a buffet of Thai food. The event is to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Thai Cultural Arts Association of Las Vegas.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event.

School Receives Donation from Talk Show Host

School Receives Donation from Talk Show Host

Whitney Elementary School is back in the national spotlight.

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently brought truck loads of school supplies and a check for $100,000 to the school. The school has received national attention before because 87 percent of its students are homeless.

The principal, teachers and staff have stepped forward to provide their students with food, clothing, books and more. This donation will help their efforts.

“No school has ever done anything like this. It is amazing to me. It is a blessing, to be honest, that these kids don't have to go without,” said Quincy Smith, a parent of a kindergartner.

The school was the focus of a CBS Evening News report earlier this year. That story sparked donations from around the world.

Attacks on America Remembered at DMV Office

Attacks on America Remembered at DMV Office

The 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11 is being remembered in big and small ways.

The workers at one Department of Motor Vehicles office did not want the anniversary to slip by without honoring those who died on that tragic day. The office on Sahara Avenue has put together a memorial wall with ribbons representing the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks. The workers spent their own money and time to create the display.

"We put it together in probably about five days between buying the ribbons, sitting up at night cutting, gluing and folding," said Stacey Bouchard, who helped organize the display. "There are four of us that came in on a Saturday morning and it took us four-and-a-half hours to actually get it up."

Bouchard says they want everyone to know they will never forget the horror of that day.