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Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

Elementary School Basketball Tournament Kicks Off Thursday

The inaugural Heart Madness Elementary School Basketball Tournament will take place on March 24-26 to promote health awareness.

The tournament will kick off with a skills competition and health seminars from the American Heart Association from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Avenue. The public is invited to the event, which will feature a dunk contest, dance competition, 3-point shootout, and jump rope contest. 

The events are only open to students from the schools participating in the tournament, which will include the Matt Kelly, Ollie Detwiler, Kermit Booker, Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, 100 Academy of Excellence, and Rainbow of Dreams Academy elementary schools.

The tournament games will be played at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday, March 26. The games are also open to the public and free to attend.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers, Inc. (NVHC) will break ground with the City of Las Vegas on a new community health center at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28. Groundbreaking activities will take place at the new facility’s site located at the corner of Mount Mariah Drive and Stella Lake Street in West Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Tom Chase, chief executive officer of NVHC, will preside at the ceremony.

"The new building will bring more jobs to the city at the same time that we will provide better access to health care," Chase said. 

NVHC is planning job fairs that will be held in September and November of this year. More information about the upcoming job fairs can be provided by calling 775-307-5414, ext.

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.

Middle School and High School Students Sought for Rubik’s Cube Competition

Middle School and High School Students Sought for Rubik’s Cube Competition

The Las Vegas Science Festival is looking for teams of middle and high school students to compete in the Rubik's Cube Competition! The Competition is open to all Clark and Nye County Schools, be them public, private, religious, or home, with teams divided into two divisions, Division 1 for grades 6-8 and Division 2 for grades 9-12. the competition will have teams competing to solve 25 Rubik's Cubes. Registration is free, and the winning teams will get a cash prize!

 For additional information, visit www.lasvegassciencefestival.com, or to sign up a team visit www.lasvegassciencefestival.com/participate-rubiks.html before April 8th.

B of A Cardholders See Las Vegas Museums for Free this Weekend!

B of A Cardholders See Las Vegas Museums for Free this Weekend!

This weekend, Bank of America is holding a Museums on Us weekend, which allows all Bank of America credit and debit card holders free admission to selected Museums across the country. All cardholders need to go is provide their B of A card and a valid ID, and admission is on B of A. Here in Las Vegas, three of the leading family friendly museums are participating in the program, so why not grab the kids and spend a weekend enjoying art and science? Las Vegas participating museums are

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

  • 900 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas, NV (702) 384-3466

Leid Children's Discovery Museum

  • 833 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV (702) 382-3445

Springs Preserve

Free Movies Under the Stars

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A free family movie event will take place this summer in North Las Vegas.