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Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

Health Fair and Free Pool Admission to Celebrate Father's Day

The city of Las Vegas has a number of events planned for this weekend to celebrate Father’s Day.

Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 North J Street, is planning an afternoon of activities starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Advance registration is required. It is for people 50 years and older. The cost is $1 per person. Call 229-6125, to register.

East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue, is hosting a Ward 3 Fit for Life Father’s Day Family Fun Festival.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be light refreshments and live music.

The festival is also a chance to double check dad’s health. Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin has partnered with Ventanilla de Salud Program and the Nevada Youth Alliance to offer free health screenings, including diabetes and blood pressure checks. There will also be flu shots, vaccinations, eye exams and massages.

Charity Cycling Tour to Stop in Las Vegas

Charity Cycling Tour to Stop in Las Vegas

The philanthropy arm of a national fraternity will bring a national charity cycling tour to Las Vegas.

Three dozen cyclists participating in Journey of Hope will visit Las Vegas June 19-20 as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

The team will arrive at noon June 19 at Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive. City representatives will present a proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Team members will participate in a wheelchair basketball demonstration with local athletes, present a disability-awareness puppet show and make a bicycle safety presentation for summer campers at the center.

Friday Night Live Concert Series Returns

Friday Night Live returns to Trails Park in Summerlin Friday night.

The popular live show kicks off with '80s revival band Loveshack, which has been voted Best of Las Vegas in the Las Vegas Review-Journal readers poll several times.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and it is free to attend.

The concert series continues August 9 with Yellow Brick Road scheduled to perform and September 6 with Boogie Knights on the schedule.

 

I-Team: City Pushing Homeowner Assistance Program

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman presents Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto a check for $100,000.

LAS VEGAS -- A program designed to keep underwater Nevadans in their homes gets help from the city of Las Vegas.

The multistate mortgage settlement Nevada signed has the five major lending banks pledging $1.5 billion to help underwater homeowners.

The good news is that the banks have gone past their obligation and are still giving mortgage assistance, but it's unknown how long they'll help.

The city of Las Vegas kicked in $100,000 Thursday to help get the word out about the Home Again program.

The program is a one-stop phone bank that assigns case workers to homeowners needing mortgage help.

70-year-old Lola Orvik almost lost her Henderson duplex when she was let go from her job and couldn't reach anyone at her lender, Wells Fargo.

"You can't find somebody that will even listen to you and you lose your hope doing that," Orvik said.

She turned to the Home Again program and finally got some help.

Donuts Day to Raise Money for Salvation Army

Donuts Day to Raise Money for Salvation Army

National Donut Day is a chance for people to enjoy a fried treat and help a charity that does so much for southern Nevada.

Pink Box Doughnuts, 7531 West Lake Mead Boulevard, will donate a percentage of their Friday sales to The Salvation Army.

The shop opens at 6 a.m. and will be giving until its last doughnut of the day is gone.

Pink Box Doughnuts opened in 2012. It offers a variety of traditional favorites and treats with a modern twist, like the Fat Elvis, which is a peanut butter cream filled doughnut topped with banana slices and chocolate.

The Salvation Army actually started National Donut Day during the Great Depression as a way to raise money and bring awareness to its efforts.

Suncoast to Host Blood Drive Thursday

Suncoast to Host Blood Drive Thursday

The Suncoast Hotel and Casino will be hosting a blood drive for United Blood Services Thursday.

The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madrid Room inside the resort at 9090 Alta Drive.

All donors at the blood drive will get a voucher for one free ice cream or coffee courtesy of Java Vegas. Donors will also receive one free voucher for two admissions to a Las Vegas 51s home game. The vouchers are only for games scheduled Sundays through Wednesdays.

Donors can make an appointment by calling (877) 827-4376 or by visiting unitedbloodservices.org/LV.

All blood types will be accepted, but currently, UBS is in need of O negative blood.

Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Planning Sobriety Checkpoint for Friday Night

Metro Police will be looking for impaired drivers, during a sobriety checkpoint set for Friday.

Officers from three area commands, including Northwest, Bolden and Enterprise Area Commands, will be conducting the checkpoint in the western area of the Las Vegas valley.

The checkpoint will be set up between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. The area was chosen because of the high number of accidents and impaired drivers.

Officers will be looking for people who drinking and driving or driving under the influence of drugs. They want to find impaired drivers before they are involved in a crash.