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Several Events Planned to Celebrate Halloween

Several Events Planned to Celebrate Halloween

 

The city of North Las Vegas is offering several different activities to celebrate Halloween.

The Alexander Library, 1755 W. Alexander Road, will host a Spooky Things Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Saturday. The books will focus on skeletons and spiders. Following the story, kids will be able to make a Frankenstein-inspired craft. The event is open to kids of all ages.

Children as young as infants can be part of the Fun for Baby Ghouls and Goblins at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. The event starts at 1 p.m., Wednesday and 11 a.m., Thursday. Kids will get to enjoy Halloween stories and activities that aren’t too scary.

Kids can celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at the Alexander Library Thursday. Each participant will get a pre-made sugar skull to decorate with paint and sequins. The craft is expected to take 45 minutes. It starts at 4:30 p.m.

World War II-Era Plane on Display

World War II-Era Plane on Display

A piece of history is on display the North Las Vegas Airport.

A World War II-era B-17 bomber will be at the airport until Thursday. The plane, known as the Flying Fortress, was built with the intention to fly during the war, but it was finished right as the war ended and never saw combat. The plane was bought by aircraft enthusiasts and is now on a nationwide tour.

“I tell you I have been doing this since 1995, and I have not seen a person yet get off this plane without a smile from ear-to-ear,” program manager George Daubner said. “It is just a fabulous experience.”

Tours of the plane are $5 for individuals and $15 for families. Veterans and children under 8 are free. People can actually take a 25-minute flight in the plane for $465. People who are members of the Experimental Airplane Association can take a ride for $425. The plane leaves for Salt Lake City Thursday.

Park Clean Up Planned for Saturday

Park Clean Up Planned for Saturday

 

The city of North Las Vegas is partnering with businesses and neighborhood groups to clean up a popular park.

The Deer Springs Park cleanup is part of a new adopt-a-park program. Volunteers will be out in force Saturday to remove trash, paint over graffiti and plant new landscaping. The park features two modern playgrounds and basketball courts.

The cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to noon. A complimentary barbecue lunch will follow for all volunteers. Those interested in volunteering must send an email to Excellence Community Management by Wednesday. 

Fire Captain Honored for Volunteer Work

Fire Captain Honored for Volunteer Work

 

A North Las Vegas Fire captain earned distinction Monday for years of outstanding service.

Mike Bako received the 10th annual Safety Officer Award from the Las Vegas Valley Rotary Clubs for more than 25 years of service to the community and exceptional work with youth groups.

Bako was selected for his leadership in coordinating, supervising and volunteering his time to educate and improve the lives of kids. Each year, he makes a difference in the lives of disabled children by attending summer camp as a counselor and friend. He partners with different community organizations to be involved in teaching fire and life safety to students from at-risk neighborhoods. Bako volunteers his time and finances during the holidays to distribute good cheer and gifts as well.

Street Closures for Independence Day Parade

Street Closures for Independence Day Parade

The City of North Las Vegas will be holding its Independence Day Jubilee on Saturday.  Road closures for event parking will be in effect between 10 a.m. and midnight. The event will be held at Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado.

Parking access to the event will be at the intersection of Revere Street and Centennial Parkway. The following roads will be closed:

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.

Celebrate the Start of Las Vegas at the Old Mormon Fort

Celebrate the Start of Las Vegas at the Old Mormon Fort

Catch a glimpse of the way Las Vegas once was at the Old Mormon Fort.

The fort is celebrating its 156th anniversary on Saturday with a pancake breakfast, historical re-enactments and a program honoring the first settlers to our valley. The fort opens at 8 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. There is a small cost for the breakfast $5 per person and $10 for a family. The fort is next to Cashman Center at Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

The Old Mormon Fort is the first non-native, permanent settlement in the Las Vegas Valley. It was established by Mormon missionaries in 1855. This weekend's festivities will include people in period costumes portraying some of the men and women who built the fort, corral, gardens, workshop, fields and orchard.