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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.

Free CPR Training Wednesday


Two local EMS companies plan to give free CPR training Wednesday at Tivoli Village.

American Medical Response and MedicWest Ambulance will offer free training on compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

Compression-only CPR helps to keep blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.

Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams

Attorney General to Give Talk to Seniors on Scams


Protecting seniors against scams will be the focus of an upcoming public talk at Las Ventanas care facility.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will present a lecture on senior scams at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Masto’s talk is part of Las Ventanas’ 2013 Summerlin Lecture & Event Series, a free monthly series featuring experts on topics relevant to the “active adult” community.  

This event is open to the public, and will be held on Las Ventanas’ campus in Summerlin, located at 10401 W. Charleston Blvd.  Call 789-7487 to RSVP, as seating is limited.

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event


A local charity and the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival are combining to hose a charity golf tournament next month.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its annual golf tournament, Drive For Charity Presented By Insomniac on June 10 at TPC Las Vegas.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Foursomes cost $800 and include golf for four, cart, unlimited range balls, continental breakfast, awards lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. Single registration is $200 and includes the same goodies.

TPC Las Vegas is located at 9851 Canyon Run Drive in Las Vegas.

To register, call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or e-mail SCC LV at panderson@lvms.com.

Strawberry Festival Returns Tuesday

Strawberry Festival Returns Tuesday


The annual Strawberry Festival is returning to Summerlin Tuesday.

Strawberry season will be celebrated at the Gardens Park Farmers Market from 4 to 8 p.m.

The festival will celebrate the berry with all kinds of activities and contests with a strawberry theme, including strawberry toss, shortcake eating contest and a relay race.

There will also be a bounce house, face painter and music.  

Golf Tournament to Benefit College Scholarship Fund

Golf Tournament to Benefit College Scholarship Fund


The Cornell Alumni Association of Nevada will hold its annual golf tournament to fund scholarships will take place May 5 at Badlands Golf Course near Summerlin.

The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. and the format will be a four-person scramble. Individual entries cost $175 and a foursome can be purchased for $650.

Money raised goes to the Cornell Nevada Scholarship Fund.