Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Las Vegas Events

Looking for something to do? Try one of these non-Strip events:

September 1- 30, 2007
National Library Card Sign-up Month
If you sign up for a card at the Clark County Library District , you may win four tickets for a Lake Mead Cruise. While you’re signing up, check out their list of activities; branches sponsor story times, kid’s activities, author events, and festivals, among other things.

September 6-9, 2007
Greek Food Festival
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
5300 El Camino Road
Can you say baklava? $5 admission.

September 8, 2007
The Dog Daze of Summer
Desert Breeze Water Park
8275 W. Spring Mountain Road
Fido can splash around in the Desert Breeze pool while the humans hang out on the sidelines. Small dogs take the pool from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and pooches over 35 pounds are up from 11:00 to 12:00. $1 entry free or one item for donation to local animal shelter. Owners must show proof of current vaccination and doggies must play nice with each other.

October 14, 2007
Author Mitch Albom discusses his new book, For One More Day
2001 Canyon Gate Drive, Jewish Community Center
At 10:00 a.m. Albom will be on hand to discuss his book and sign copies. Albom is also the author of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. $18 for members, $25 for non-members. Call 794-0090 for more information.

Nov 1-2, 2007
El Dia de los Muertos - “Day of the Dead” festival
3130 S. McLeod Drive, Winchester Cultural Center
This is a Mexican tradition that I predict will spread beyond the Hispanic community. This is a day to honor those who have passed on by remembering them as they were in life. The festival is sponsoring a Ofrendas and Calaveras competitions. Ofrendas are altars that honor the departed and are decorated with food, drinks, and other items cherished by the deceased (space reservations close Oct. 15). Calaveras are witty, rhyming epitaphs written for living relatives and friends (deadline is Oct. 12).

Visit this website for some photographs of El Dia de los Muertos in Mexico:

Support Your Community
Clean out your closet to support….

Coats for Kids Drive
October 1 – November 4
Look for boxes at all Las Vegas Albertsons
The gently used coats you donate will be cleaned by Al Phillips The Cleaner and distributed by the Salvation Army to needy children. Call 233-2417 or 240-7568 for more information.

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