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Annual Summerlin parade to anchor Fourth of July activities

Summerlin will again host a Fourth of July parade.

The Fourth of July falls on a Friday this year, meaning more time for fun as many residents enjoy a long holiday weekend. Along with the parade in Summerlin, pool events and a fireworks show are planned.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Car Wash for DUI Victims

The community rallies behind the families of the victims of the city's latest deadly DUI crash. Classic car clubs around Las Vegas parked their rides and washed cars to raise money for victims.

Town Hall Meeting Planned for Peccole Ranch

Residents of Peccole Ranch and the surrounding area are invited to a special town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. at Piggott Elementary School.

The meeting will be a joint event between the City of Las Vegas and Clark County. Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager and Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers will be in attendance.

A Metro Police crime specialist, a representative of the Regional Transportation Commission and a code enforcement specialist will also be at the meeting. The RTC will be on hand to talk about some of the new transit options along Sahara Avenue.

The event will be open to everyone, but the focus will be on issues with in the Peccole Ranch community. 

Santa Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season at Tivoli Village

Santa Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season at Tivoli Village

Santa is already making appearances in southern Nevada, just one day after Thanksgiving.

He was the centerpiece of the Santa Parade at Tivoli Village Friday morning. He was accompanied by carolers, elves, and even the Grinch. For many of the people enjoying the parade, it was a way to get away from black friday crowds.

Ten-year-old Madison Murphy came to see her music teacher perform.

"You actually get to relax and not push through everything," the 5th grader said.

Tivoli Village was also offering train rides and horse and carriage rides throughout the season.

Blood Drive Set for Saturday

Blood Drive Set for Saturday

A local law firm is hosting a blood drive at its location in Summerlin in hopes of helping the United Blood Services.

Marquis Aurbach Coffing will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 10001 Park Run Drive.

Donors with all blood types are needed. Donors should eat a healthy meal before giving blood and drink plenty of water.

Donors must be at least 17 years old an at least 110 pounds. Donors should also feel well enough to donate.

A continental breakfast and or lunch will be provided to donors. Donors will get a coupon for a buy-one, get-one-free ticket to Fright Dome at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, while supplies last.

Councilman Beers Hosting Coffee with Councilman Event

Councilman Beers Hosting Coffee with Councilman Event

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers will be hosting an event at a coffee shop in Summerlin.

Beers will be at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 10834 West Charleston Boulevard, which is near Pavilion Center Drive, at 8 a.m. Friday, August 16.

Residents will get a chance to talk with the councilman about issues in their neighborhood, or they can simply chat with him over a cup of coffee.

Beers represents Ward 2 which includes most of Summerlin and the Lakes communities.

Southern Nevada Strong Holding Open Houses

Clark County officials want to hear what people think about how to improve life in the Las Vegas valley.

The regional planning initiative known as Southern Nevada Strong aims to better join together transportation, housing and job opportunities throughout southern Nevada.

To reach that goal, the group is holding a series of open houses throughout August and September. The events will feature a brief presentation from Southern Nevada Strong. Residents will then be given a chance to review the priorities and rank what areas they think to be addressed.

The first open house is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara Avenue.

Here are the rest of the scheduled events: