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Development Company Donates Space to Local Charity

A North Las Vegas company is stepping in to donate some of its warehouse space for a local charity.

Panattoni Development is donating a 4,000-square-foot space to City Mission of Las Vegas for 11 weeks. The charity will be storing and assembling 700 boxes of food to be delivered to people in need throughout the holidays.

“Our holiday food drives would not be possible without the support of local businesses like Panattoni,” said Linda Clark, outreach specialist for City Mission of Las Vegas. “This headquarters is vital to our operation and it gives us the space we need to carry out our mission of making sure that those in need do not go hungry this holiday season.”

This is the second year in a row that Panattoni Development has donated the space. 

Give a Book, Get a Disney Ticket

Give a Book, Get a Disney Ticket

Donating books to North Las Vegas Libraries could net you a prize this holiday season.

The City of North Las Vegas and Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 are making sure “no book is left behind.” They are rounding up the Las Vegas community to benefit the North Las Vegas Library District in a “Hoedown Throwdown Book Drive.”

From Monday through Jan. 9, people are encouraged to bring new or gently used children’s books in English or Spanish to any of the three North Las Vegas Library locations. In appreciation for the book donations, contributing families will receive a free ticket* to Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 playing the Thomas & Mack Center from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, or Disney On Ice gifts** and family savings coupons.

*Limit 1 ticket per family, available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability

**Available while supplies last.

There are three drop-off locations:

Final Dinner for Project Dinner Table Planned

Final Dinner for Project Dinner Table Planned

 

The date and chef have been set for the final Project Dinner Table event.

Chef Kim Chanteenwalla of Society Café will prepare the meal set for Sunday, November 13. The dinner will be held at Three Square, 4190 North Pecos Rd. It will benefit Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Homeless Alliance.

The event starts at 2 p.m., with the meal starting shortly afterward. Chef Chanteenwalla’s menu will focus on the bounty of fall. After the passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvre, the five course feast will feature Nantucket bay scallops, red lentil soup, lobster agnolotti, smoked pork shoulder and a dessert menu with a 14-layer chocolate cake.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org

 

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

Station Casinos Turns Pink for October

 

Station Casinos is going pink this month to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Restaurants at several of the company’s casinos will be offering dessert treats in pink with money raised going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada. Some of the desserts available at all Grand Cafes include pink and white chocolate caramel apples, pink ribbon éclairs, strawberry shortcake and fresh fruit tarts.

Red Rock Resort in Summerlin is offering special Pink Sampler Platters on the dessert menus at T-Bones Chophouse, Terra Rossa Italian and Hachi.

As part of the pink campaign, this past weekend 11 Station Casinos’ properties set up pink blackjack tables with winnings from that tables going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Lineup Announced for Agassi Foundation Benefit

Artists and comedians from across a wide spectrum will highlight this year’s Andre Agassi Foundation for Education benefit.

Michael Bublé, Jimmy Kimmel, Martina McBride, Smokey Robinson and Train will headline the 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert Saturday, October 29 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event supports the Foundation’s efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas.

"It's amazing what can be accomplished when people come together to change lives and make the world a better place for children," Agassi said.

Habitat for Humanity Finishes New Home for Family of Six

Habitat for Humanity Finishes New Home for Family of Six

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas dedicated its 85th home in the Las Vegas Valley Tuesday.