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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.

Free Movie Night Offered at Drive-In Theater

The Las Vegas 5 Drive-In will be hosting a free movie night on April 14, featuring recent movie blockbusters. Tangled, Megamind and Just Go With It.

Tickets to the drive-in regularly cost $6.50 per adult, and $1 for children 5-11 years old. Kids under 5 are free. Double features are offered each night.

Drive-in presentation has changed considerably over the years. The biggest improvement in presentation is the addition of Technalight, which produces a picture seven times brighter than before, along with upgraded Dolby stereo sound that comes right through the car stereo.

Las Vegas 5 Drive-In is located at 4150 West Carey Avenue, at Rancho Drive.

US Air Force Band of the Golden West to Perform with Students!

US Air Force Band of the Golden West to Perform with Students!

On April 17th, the United States Air force Band of the Golden West will be performing a free concert with local High School Students. Come see them at Eldorado High School- the concert starts at 4pm!

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

The Nevada Diabetes Association is offering a free patient event April 30 at Desert Springs Hospital to help educate diabetes patients about the signs and symptoms of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (pDPN).

Kenneth D. Grant, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Touro University, is going to emphasize the importance of speaking with a physician, getting a proper diagnosis, and tips on how help to manage the condition.

Approximately 20 percent of people with diabetes experience pDPN, which is characterized by burning pain, pins and needles, or shooting pain in the hands or feet.  It can become extremely debilitating, affecting patients' ability to participate in everyday activities, to sleep, and to exercise.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic and progressive health conditions in the United States today; the incidence has skyrocketed in recent years.

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.

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

UNLV Dental School Offers Free Care to Veterans

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine will hold Saturday a free dental clinic for low-income veterans who do not qualify for treatment through the Veterans Administration.

Student doctors, overseen by licensed faculty, will perform a range of procedures from filling cavities to providing dentures and crowns. During the clinic, student doctors will be treating about 30 veterans and will perform all procedures.

This is the only such clinic currently in existence at American dental schools.