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Rock climbing festival returns to Red Rock Canyon

Rock climbing festival returns to Red Rock Canyon

The Red Rock Rendezvous rock climbing festival will return to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this weekend.

The festival includes climbing clinics for all skill levels, mini-seminars and demonstrations, along with food and entertainment. Tickets are $99 per person and includes access to the opening night celebrations, pancake breakfast and four hour on-the-rock climbing clinic Saturday and Sunday.

For a $179 ticket, people can get access to specialty clinics Friday, including a wilderness first aid course where people can earn a certification card.

The RRR is sponsored by North Face and will benefit The Access Fund, a climbing organization focused on environmental protection.

For more information and to register, go to mountaingear.com.

2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats at Village Square planned for this weekend

2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats at Village Square planned for this weekend

The newly remodeled Village Square shopping center will host its 2nd annual Arts, Eats & Beats Art Walk this weekend to benefit Three Square Food Bank.

The art walk will feature works from 15 artists. There will also be a chalk art competition with artists of all ages invited to pick up a piece of chalk and create an amazing piece of art. Judging for the contest will be Sunday. Those interested in participating can call (702) 523-5306 for information.

For those interested in food, several of the restaurants at the shopping center will be offering great things to eat, participating eateries include: 808 Tapas, Chicago Brewing Company, Viva Mercado's Mexican Bar & Grill, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Passports that allow people to enjoy pre-set food and drinks are $25. Pre-buy a passport through govillagesquare.com to get a $5 discount.

The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 through the 30. 

B.J. Thomas Inviting Fans Into His Living Room

Thomas is a mainstay of the local scene.

B.J. Thomas has been an unheralded Las Vegas performer since Elvis was still alive, and has played suburban casinos since they started booking headliners in the 1990s.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Summerlin Gets Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July

Summerlin Gets Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July

Summerlin is getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with two community traditions.

The day kicks off with the annual Firecracker 5K. The run starts at 6:30 a.m. at Trails Park. Top finishers in each age category will be honored in an awards ceremony.

The 5K entry fee is $25 per person, if registered on or before Wednesday, July 3. Registration on the day of the race is $30.

The Summerlin One-Mile Fun Run and Walk starts about 15 minutes after the Firecracker 5K. Families will be allowed to walk along the Patriotic Parade route. Entry fee is $20 if registered on or before Wednesday, July 3. The fee is $25 for day-of registration.

The Patriotic Parade starts at 9 a.m. Floats, marching bands, dance troops, balloons and more will travel along Hillpointe and Hills Center, ending at Trailwood Drive.

Parade watchers are encouraged to arrive early to get prime seating along the parade route.

 

State of Summerlin Address Planned for Wednesday

State of Summerlin Address Planned for Wednesday

There are a lot of changes coming to the Summerlin area from a new water park to a proposed baseball stadium.

In an effort to cut through rumors and get to the facts, Tom Warden of the Howard Hughes Corporation is holding a State of Summerlin address.

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Las Ventanas, 10401 West Charleston Boulevard, Warden will explain the new projects and programs coming to the area. He will also outline the issues the new projects could bring up.

The event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited, anyone interested should call (702) 789-7487 to RSVP.