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Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Sahara West Library invites you to Viva la Vita Bella: A Day to Celebrate Italy

Celebrate Italian culture at the Sahara West Library on March 26th with Viva la Vita Bella: A Day to Celebrate Italy. The event will feature live music, authentic Italian food, and family-friendly activities like face painting, coloring, games and crafts. There will be groups with information about italian travels present, and one lucky family will win a family four pack to ride the gondolas at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino.

Viva la Vita Bella: A Day to Celebrate Italy will be on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue. All activities are free.

Middle School and High School Students Sought for Rubik’s Cube Competition

Middle School and High School Students Sought for Rubik’s Cube Competition

The Las Vegas Science Festival is looking for teams of middle and high school students to compete in the Rubik's Cube Competition! The Competition is open to all Clark and Nye County Schools, be them public, private, religious, or home, with teams divided into two divisions, Division 1 for grades 6-8 and Division 2 for grades 9-12. the competition will have teams competing to solve 25 Rubik's Cubes. Registration is free, and the winning teams will get a cash prize!

 For additional information, visit www.lasvegassciencefestival.com, or to sign up a team visit www.lasvegassciencefestival.com/participate-rubiks.html before April 8th.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6-12 at the Library!

Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6-12 at the Library!

Come celebrate Teen Tech Week at the local library, where there are some fantastic free activities highlighting all of the tech toys at the library!

Barcode Scavenger Hunt
Use clues to track down books to reveal the secret message and enter the raffle for a prize. Pick up your first clue at the Young People’s Library desk.

March 6 through March 12
Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., 507-3712

Robot
Which of the Mini Sumo robots will win: the Laker or the Celtic? Find out as local LVBOTS members share their creations. Work with other team members to assemble a basic robot. Registration required. Ages 12 and up.

Thursday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., 507-3644