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Trauma Support Program Seeks Volunteers

The non-profit Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. is currently recruiting compassionate citizens to serve on its emergency response crisis team to help people on the worst day of their life.

TIP of Southern Nevada began serving the citizens of Clark County in 1994. TIP is committed to helping those in crisis by providing immediate on-scene support to those emotionally traumatized. TIP volunteers are requested by local police, fire and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death, violent crimes, sexual assault and other traumatic events to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses or victims.

TIP volunteers must have a clean criminal and driving history. Volunteers are required to attend a training academy, pass a three-month field training program and attend a monthly continuing education meeting. Volunteers are also required to commit to three 12-hour shifts per month.

Fundraiser for Christopher Pugh To Be Held Saturday

A memorial fundraiser will be held Saturday for Christopher Pugh, who died last week in a motorcycle accident.

A charity bike/car wash and barbecue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ATV Cycle Sports, 4440 E. Craig Road, near the intersection of Lamb and Craig. All proceeds will go to the Pugh family.

There will also be a BMX race at Nellis Track on Nellis and Craig at noon, and both the store and track will match any proceeds received. Donations can also be made to a PayPal account: ChrisPughMemorial@yahoo.com

A service will be held in Chris's memory at Sunset Park, Area A at 4 p.m.

Pugh, 24, was thrown from his bike in the accident and later died as a result of his injuries.

Local Indian Festival Upcoming

Vaisakhi Mela 2011 will be held April 9 in the downtown area of the valley.

Entertainment will include Malkit Singh and Enkarma. There will also be children's games, face painting, jupmers, clowns and jugglers. Indian food and snack stalls will be available.

The event runs from noon-8 p.m. at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, next to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Amar Chadha at 807-1737, Raj Dhaliwal at 429-7354 or Sarbdeep Singh at 741-3387.

Helicopter to Drop Easter Eggs at Special Hunt

Helicopter to Drop Easter Eggs at Special Hunt

Tens of thousands of plastic Easter eggs will drop from the sky at Egg Drop Vegas on April 16.

The unique Easter egg event will take place at Seastrand Park in North Las Vegas from 9 a.m. to noon. Beginning at 9 a.m., the activities feature face painting, bounce houses, live music, delicious food and more. At approximately 10:30 a.m., a helicopter will hover over the park and drop 25,000 Easter eggs to kick off the giant Easter egg hunt. Children will collect empty plastic Easter eggs and then exchange those eggs for candy.

Visitors are encouraged to bring canned goods to help City Mission of Las Vegas. Egg Drop is a free community event sponsored by Grace Point Church, the City of North Las Vegas and other community organizations.

Visit www.eggdropvegas.com to pre-register your family or to get more information.

City Receives Prize from Reader's Digest

City Receives Prize from Reader's Digest

The City of North Las Vegas received a $1,000 prize through the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" campaign and tour, and could have a shot at a $40,000 prize as well.

The prize money will be used to offer a free day at a community pool for children.

The campaign is intended to bring money and attention to towns across America that have been most affected by the economic downturn. By the tour's end, the campaign will have hit 100 American cities.

Reader's Digest tour representatives presented the check to North Las Vegas Mayor Shari L. Buck Wednesday morning.

"I'm really pleased we were selected," Buck said. "We are a great town, but because of these tough economic times, we've had to close some community pools.

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday was the 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’ event, hosted by the American Red Cross. Here in Southern Nevada, 115 members of the community participated, learning how to perform hands-free CPR.

“Neighbors helping neighbors is the first line of defense in any disaster or tragedy,” says Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “We now have an additional 115 people in our community who have the skills to save a life.”

For community members interested in learning more about the event or hands free CPR, videos can be found online at www.redcross.org/savealife, or call 702-531-0237 to enroll in a class.

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.