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Thousands Raised at Prendes Golf Classic

Thousands Raised at Prendes Golf Classic

More than $15,000 was raised on May 7 at the 5th Annual Henry Prendes Golf Classic. The tournament was played at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Summerlin.

The money raised at the event will benefit Henry's Place, a camp for underprivileged kids being built in Cedar City, Utah. A portion of the money will also go to the Injured Police Officers Fund. 

“I am truly overcome with gratitude for the continuous support of our community in the last five years that has helped turn our dream into a reality, from Metro’s involvement and all of the golfers who participated to the generous donations of friends and local businesses and the media who help us promote our efforts, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” said Dawn Prendes, widow of Sgt. Prendes and founder of Henry’s Place. 

Sgt. Henry Prendes died in 2006 while responding to a domestic violence call. 

 

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

ArtWalk Summerlin On Tap This Weekend

The 13th Annual ArtWalk Summerlin returns this weekend.

Trails Village Center brings the Las Vegas Valley’s longest running and largest fine art show, and celebration of artwork and fine crafts, kids crafts, live entertainment and art demonstrations. The juried show runs Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm daily, at Trails Village Center in the heart of Summerlin.

The art show features fine art works and crafts in all mediums – mixed media, oils, watercolors, photography, works in paper, metal and clay sculpture, wood-crafted items, fiber, hand-created jewelry and works in glass. Local art guilds – including the Fiber Arts Guild, Vegas Artists Guild and the Nevada Clay Guild – will demonstrate their craft and exhibit and sell their works. The Fiber Arts Guild will also host a kid’s craft for visitors to ArtWalk. The artwork selected to represent this spring’s art show, titled “Murtle the Turtle”, was created by painter and illustrator, Lary R.

CORE Construction Helps Build Southern Nevada’s Blood Supply

CORE Construction Helps Build Southern Nevada’s Blood Supply

In the spirit of giving, CORE Construction asks community members to roll up their sleeves to give the precious gift of blood. The general contractor has teamed up with United Blood Services (UBS) for its quarterly blood drive, in which UBS will park its “bloodmobile” at CORE’s Las Vegas office for a day.

On Thursday, May 5, volunteers will have the opportunity to donate a much-needed commodity. UBS is in need of donations because of significant blood shortages that have strained the national supply.

The blood donation unit will be on-site from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To arrange a time that best fits your schedule, even if it is outside of the designated slots, or for more information, contact Monique Hathaway at 794-0550 by Wednesday, May 4.

Bridal Show Arrives Saturday

Bridal Show Arrives Saturday

The Summerlin Bridal Show arrives Saturday, sponsored by Las Vegas Bride Magazine.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Brides, their friends and family are invited to attend and meet more than 200 of the city’s premier providers of catering, floral design, party rentals, ice sculptures, photography, wedding gowns and formal wear, entertainment, jewelry, professional planning services and much more.

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.