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Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves

Art Exhibit Lets Cancer Survivors Express Themselves


An art exhibit showcasing work created by cancer patients, friends, caregivers and their families is on display at Humana Guidance Centers through February 17.

Organizers say it’s a way for people to express how cancer affects them through art. There also will be doctors from the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada coming in to give talks:

Dr. Souzan El-Eid

2 p.m. Wednesday

Humana Guidance Center (Summerlin)

8975 W. Charleston, Ste 100

Dr. El-Eid will be speaking on breast cancer screening and detection

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang

1 p.m. Tuesday

Humana Guidance Center (Henderson)

1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 720

Dr. Vogelzang will be speaking on the importance of screening for prostate cancer

Summerlin Half Marathon Arrives in April

Summerlin Half Marathon Arrives in April


Runners can look forward to the Summerlin Half Marathon on April 14, starting and finishing at the JW Marriott.

Registration costs $95 until April 12 and $100, if available, on April 13 at packet pickup at the JW Marriott. Signup is available by clicking here.

Race organizers say the course is a scenic loop running through four of Summerlin's best trail parks and it will include Strip views.

The JW Marriott is offering participants, family and friends a $99 room rate for race weekend. The Organization for Autism charity will benefit from the race.

Tivoli Village Hosts New Arts and Crafts Festival

An opportunity arrives to stock up on holiday crafts.

The inaugural Create Las Vegas Arts & Crafts Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Hot Air Festival to Benefit Deaf Children's Charity

There is a chance to watch and ride hot air balloons this weekend all to benefit Deaf Kids' Funding.

The Norris Foundation Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with balloon races starting at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Southern Hills Hospital. People can ride along in the races for $200. Children who want to ride along must be 48 inches tall. People interested should make reservations through Adventure Balloons at 247-6905.

People do not need reservations for tethered balloon rides that cost $5. Kids can walk around the grounded balloons between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. A balloon glow is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. The balloons burners will be lit on the tethered balloons allowing them to glow.

Admission to the festival is free.

Tony Hawk On Board for Skate Park Fundraiser

Tickets are expensive at $400 per person, though the event is for charity.

It may be a tough ticket in these tough economic times, but Saturday's Stand Up For Skate Parks event in the amphitheater at Red Rock Resort will help ensure that kids in need have a little something extra to keep them busy.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

HUD-Owned Homes to be Auctioned Saturday

HUD-Owned Homes to be Auctioned Saturday


More than 100 homes owned by the federal government will be auctioned this weekend at the JW Marriott.

Hudson & Marshall, in conjunction with BLB Resources, was selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to partner with the agency to auction the homes Saturday at the hotel near Summerlin.

There will be two separate buying opportunities. The first auction scheduled at 11 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.) is for owner-occupants only and will feature approximately 70 properties in the Las Vegas area. Buyers must certify that they have not purchased a HUD-owned property within the past two years as an owner-occupant, and acknowledge they will occupy the property as a primary residence for at least 12 months. Qualified buyers may receive special Federal Housing Administration (FHA) $100-down homebuyer financing and up to 3 percent in closing costs paid by HUD.

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record

Elementary Students Seek World Reading Record


Students at Staton and Whitney Elementary Schools are working to set a world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

This literacy event is to raise awareness about the importance of early education and reading. In partnership with Jumpstart’s 2011 Read for the Record and the Pearson  Foundation, pajama-wearing Ethel Staton Elementary School students will read Anna Dewdney’s book “Llama Llama Red Pajama” at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Staton Elementary School is located at 1700 Sageberry Dr., Las Vegas. Students will be sharing their love of reading with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Also on a record-setting path will be Whitney Elementary School students who will be participating in literacy fun with Governor Brian Sandoval at Whitney Elementary, 5005 Keenan Ave., Las Vegas, at 1:15 p.m.

Everyone can participate in the Read for the Record challenge by reading online. The community is invited to visit www.wegivebooks.org/campaigns/read-for-our-schools and register to read. "Llama Llama Red Pajama" is available to read on www.wegivebooks.org, as are many other children’s books.