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Suncoast Hosting Cupcake Baking Competition

Get your dessert on at the Suncoast this weekend.

Some 100 bakers will compete for the title of Best Cupcake Baker in Las Vegas from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, and the public is invited to taste the cupcakes and the efforts of flair bartenders.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Beers, Kermit Headline Back-to-School Event

Beers, Kermit Headline Back-to-School Event

 

Consider yourself a true Las Vegas political junkie if you knew about the tie between Bob Beers and Kermit the Frog.

Las Vegas Councilman Beers invites residents to join him for a free back-to-school fair and movie in the park from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on August 9 in Ansan Sister City Park.

Free backpacks, school supplies, light refreshments and beverages will be distributed in the park at 7801 Ducharme Ave. (at Buffalo Drive near Alta) while supplies last.

Residents are invited to bring blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy numerous children’s activities until the PG-rated “The Muppets” movie starts at dusk. 

“I’ve been a big fan of Kermit the Frog since I first saw him pick up a banjo,” Councilman Beers said. “In the latest movie, which we will be showing Aug. 9, he actually graduates to a five-string instrument.”

Bowl 4 The Kids Coming In September!

The connection between bowling and providing medical care for children with little or no health insurance may not seem like an obvious one, but so far it's working just fine.

That’s according to Annette Logan, Executive Director of the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, which had its first Bowl-a-Thon in 2011 and is planning its second event September 22 at the Suncoast Bowling Center.

“We were amazed at how many people signed up to help us last year, and how much money we raised,” Logan said.  “It’s so gratifying to see the community support us because we are the only non-profit facility in the state providing this kind of care."

Red Rock Hosts Pastry Forum and Competition

Red Rock Hosts Pastry Forum and Competition

 

Some of the very best pastry chefs in the world will be hosting forums on their culinary specialties at the Red Rock Resort next week. Following the workshops, the talented chefs will face off in a pastry championship.

The 15th annual Amoretti World Pastry Forum and Team Championship is set for July 4 through 9 at the resort. The prestigious event will offer classes on gelato, cake decorating, chocolate making, flavor combinations, how to start your own bakery and more.

After educating the public on pastry techniques, the masters in pastry will take on each other in completing sculptures made of sugar and chocolate. Teams of three representing China, Japan, Netherlands, Mexico, Morocco, South Korea and the United States will have 13 hours to complete their showpieces.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Make a Splash on Family Night with JW Marriott

Admission is free, but no outside food or drink is allowed.

The 1989 fantasy-drama "Field of Dreams" opens the new Saturday Night Dive-In Movie Series 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the JW Marriot, 221 N. Rampart Blvd.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

 

Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.