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Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

Henderson Police offer Citizen Academy

Henderson Police offer Citizen Academy

The Henderson Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizen Academy. The 13-week academy meets each Tuesday to educate citizens, with a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police Officer.

During the 13-week academy, topics discussed include community policing, use of force, gang enforcement, detention center, communications, investigations division and narcotic enforcement. The Department's SWAT unit will demonstrate various firearms, less than lethal weapons and chemical agents. Students also will have the opportunity to fire various weapons.

Classes will be held each Tuesday starting May 17 at the Henderson Police Department, 223 Lead Street. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Henderson.

For more information or obtain an application form, contact the Henderson Police Department's Training Bureau at 267-4850.

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.

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

The National Park Service is seeking some volunteers to help them clean up Lake Mead. As part of "Operation Zero", participants would get to take a scenic boat ride over the lake, typically about 45 minutes, and then spend 2 hours cleaning up litter from the area before another ride back to the starting point.

“There are more people who love the lake than have a boat,” said Lake Mead Volunteer Manager Nancy Bernard. “We came up with this program to cleanup remote areas while giving families and groups a chance to get out on the lake.”

NPS is searching for groups of volunteers who are available on the following days to take place in "Operation Zero":

Boulder City Offers Help for Distressed Homeowners

Boulder City Offers Help for Distressed Homeowners

Boulder City is offering free help for homeowners worried about losing their homes. The city is holding a workshop for distressed homeowners on Wednesday, March 16th from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Panelists will give information on fraud prevention, tax liabilities and first time homebuying. Housing and Urban Development along with the State of Nevada plus non-profits like the Legal Aid Center will be at the workshop to work with homeowners facing foreclosure. The workshop will be in the Boulder City Council chambers at 401 E. California Street.

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Unusual, desert adapted plants including a large selection of agaves and cacti will be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The sale will feature limited quantities of about 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plant species, including seasonal perennials. Plants will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

New at this year’s event will be a silent auction to bid for cactus and succulent container gardens, and “table top” garden displays also will be offered for sale.

Springs Preserve members will have exclusive access to the sale from 7-8 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration is Open for the Rockin' Rabbit Half Marathon and 5K!

Registration is Open for the Rockin' Rabbit Half Marathon and 5K!

The Rockin' Rabbit Half Marathon and 5K is a new event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Held Easter weekend, the half marathon will run along the River mountain Trail Loop at the Lake Mead Canyon Recreation Area. The 5K is designed to be a family friendly event, which will take place in a couple of the Rail Tunnels.

The day of the event there will be music and snacks provided for participants, as well as t-shirts and finisher's medals. To sign up or find out more about the Rockin' Rabit Run, visit www.rockinrunners.com