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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.

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

Join "Operation Zero" and Help Clean Up Lake Mead

The National Park Service is seeking some volunteers to help them clean up Lake Mead. As part of "Operation Zero", participants would get to take a scenic boat ride over the lake, typically about 45 minutes, and then spend 2 hours cleaning up litter from the area before another ride back to the starting point.

“There are more people who love the lake than have a boat,” said Lake Mead Volunteer Manager Nancy Bernard. “We came up with this program to cleanup remote areas while giving families and groups a chance to get out on the lake.”

NPS is searching for groups of volunteers who are available on the following days to take place in "Operation Zero":

Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday

Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday, the Red Cross is offering free CPR and First Aid training to the public on 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’.

“The Red Cross is pleased to be partnering with Nevada U.S. Representatives Shelley Berkley, Joe Heck and Dean Heller to bring this lifesaving training to the communities they serve,” says Scott Emerson, CEO of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “The tragedy in Tucson is a reminder of how important it is for everyone to know first aid and CPR.”   

Classes will be offered in Henderson and Las Vegas at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and will last approximately 1 hour. Advanced registration is required, so please go online and register online at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or call 702-531-0237.

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say:

Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog lovers will get a chance to get free help training their pooches at several dog training workshops around the valley. Three different dog parks are participating.

Silverado Ranch Dog Park will offer classes on the basics of having and taking care of a dog. Including grooming and socializing, weight control, nutrition and veterinary care. The classes are June 6th and September 12th from 7 until 8 in the morning. At the same park they're offering class on the basics of manners like leash training, sit and stay, and riding in a car. The classes are offered by Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21 and May 23 and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on June 20 and Sept. 26.   

Lake Mead Christian Academy Cleaned 3,100 Books for Less Privileged Kids

Lake Mead Christian Academy Cleaned 3,100 Books for Less Privileged Kids

Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson lent a helping hand to a local nonprofit organization, Spread the Word Nevada, cleaning gently used books in preparation for monthly school distributions. Students cleaned more than 3,100 books over the span of two days. Books will be distributed by Spread the Word Nevada’s, Kids to Kids program, to 23 local elementary schools in Las Vegas and Henderson adopted by the organization, which serves low-income students.

"Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous" Fashion Show March 5th

"Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous" Fashion Show March 5th

The National Charity League's annual fashion show took place this past Saturday, March 5th at the Galleria Mall in Kohl's Court. The theme was "Forever 2012: Fun, Fierce and Fabulous", and it raised funds for the The Public Education Foundation, and the Clark Country READS Book Depot. Here's some pictures of the fabulous fashions modeled!