Community Events

SEPTEMBER

9.21.17 Business Engagement Panel at Workforce Connections

Workforce Connections’ Business Engagement Specialist Team will host a panel discussion on how Governor Brian Sandoval is redefining Nevada’s workforce and Workforce Connections’ plans to address employer needs to build a future skilled workforce. It will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Workforce Connections will also introduce the National Career Readiness Certificate, a nationally recognized certificate that aims to measure skills that are necessary for employers, educators, and workforce development professionals nationwide. For more information, click here.

9.23.17 Lucky Duck Family Festival

Lucky Duck Family Festival is an annual event that raises money to cover healthcare costs for medically fragile children and their families in Southern Nevada.  Donors “adopt” a duck for a minimum of $5.  Each duck has a unique number associated with it.  Ducks are plucked from the pond the day of the event for donors to have an opportunity to win truly fabulous prizes. Join Foundation for Positively Kids at Downtown Summerlin from 10 am - 2 pm to adopt your duck. For more information, please contact Michelle Gorelow at michellegorelow@positivelykids.org.

9.23.17 The Public Education Foundation's 21st Annual Education Hero Award Gala

The Public Education Foundation’s 21st Annual Education Hero Award Gala is an event honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to children and education. All proceeds from the event support the Foundation’s initiatives and programs designed to improve public education in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information, please call 702.799.1042.

9.24.17 Animal Encounters at Springs Preserve

Meet amazing desert critters as you explore the Origen Museum. Learn the unique survival strategies animals in the desert use to survive in a harsh environment. Just drop-in while enjoying the Origen galleries. Indoors. Weekends and select holidays to September 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

9.25.17 Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K

Walkers, runners, individuals, teams, families, and kids are invited to take part in the Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K to support the inherited bleeding disorder community September 23 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., with the walk and run at 8:30. There will be a light pre-walk breakfast, music, activities for children and a team t-shirt contest. Admission to Floyd Lamb Park is free for all walk participants. For more information, click here.

9.25.17 10th Annual Step Up for Kids Event

Come to the Springs Preserve for the 10th Annual Step Up for Kids Event, Celebrating Children’s Day in Nevada on Monday, September 25th from 3 to 7pm. There will be free food, live entertainment, ice cream, animals, games, face painting, raffle prizes, a resource fair, and much more. The first 100 people will receive a FREE T-shirt and Passes to Springs Preserve Museums.  This event is free and open to the public. So this Children’s Day, celebrate your family with us at the Step Up for Kids Event and help give Nevada’s Children a Strong Start.

9.29.17 Day of Caring

Day of Caring is our largest, one-day community-wide volunteer event promoting and celebrating the spirit and value of volunteering, increasing awareness of our local community needs and collaborating efforts of impact through corporate groups and individuals. Last year, over 1,000 volunteers came together at 23 nonprofit agencies and 16 Clark County schools to complete 93 volunteer projects and make an impact across Southern Nevada. We invite you to join us again for our second year to make an even bigger difference! Visit uwsn.org/caring to learn how you can get involved and participate in the most anticipated United Way event of the year.

9.29.17 7th Annual Cheers to Chocolate

The 7th annual “Cheers to Chocolate” to benefit Easterseals Nevada will be held September 29 at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Chocolate connoisseurs, foodies and lovers of vino will delight in a variety of culinary treats, cocktails and wine as notable restaurants and sweet shops from The District and around the Las Vegas Valley gather for an evening of fun and fundraising. including a raffle. Local musicians will perform. For more information, click here.

9.30.17 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying

Nevada PEP is leading the movement against bullying. Once again we are partnering with the National Bullying Prevention Center in Minnesota.  This year the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying event will be on Saturday, September 30th on the campus of UNLV. The Run Walk Roll, a 5K Fun Run and a 1.5 mile Fun Walk, is a family event with great raffle prizes, fun face painting, and some very popular mascots all promoting bullying prevention. To register, please click here.

9.30.17 Healthy Kids Festival

You are invited to the 6th annual Healthy Kids Festival September 30,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Walnut Rec Center. Each agency will provide interactive, hands-on experiences for children who visit their activity stations where a bingo-like game card is stamped. Donated prizes are used to promote completion of game cards given to children to encourage participation in all areas. For more information, click here.

9.30.17 Ronald McDonald House UNLV Tailgate

Join the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas on September 30th for our UNLV Tailgate before the Rebels football team plays San Jose State put on by our very own Red Shoe Society – young professionals group. Note: the tailgate will start two hours before the game. The time of the game will be announced on September 18th. Tickets are $20 each and include: wristband for entry to tailgate, food & beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), games, raffle prizes, and entry to the game. A portion of the proceeds will benefit RMHC. Tickets can be purchased at rmhlv.org. 

OCTOBER

10.7.17 Around the World: A Progressive Dining Experience

Join The Shade Tree on October 7, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for one of our signature events and fundraiser Around the World (ATW) a progressive dining experience that will take place at the Dining Arroyo in Downtown Summerlin. Downtown Summerlin is the Las Vegas Valley's newest shopping and dining destination. ATW will be a cultural world tour that will include tastes from Italy, Japan, USA and Brazil as well as global entertainment. General admission tickets includes a world tour of Maggiano's Little Italy, CRAVE America, Fogo de Chão, Public School 702, Shake Shack, and Cream. VIP tickets will include the world tour and exclusive access to the world famous Wolfgang Puck restaurant and a VIP first class swag bag including dessert from California Pizza Kitchen. Tickets can be purchased at www.theshadetree.org.

10.14.17 Youth Empowerment Festival

This free and fun event brought to you by Nevada Child Seekers displays not only their safety programs for children but a community's worth of displays, resources, performances, food and games that the entire family can enjoy. For more information, click here.

10.14.17 Ronald McDonald House Empowered by Love Gala

The premiere fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas is an annual Gala held each fall – all to help provide a “home-away-from-home” for the families RMHC serves. This year, it will be held at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, honoring NV Energy. The night will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, a gourmet dinner by Chef Michael Goodman, live auction by Christian Kolberg, presentation of the gala honoree and house heroes, dancing & live entertainment provided by the Moonshiners, and a family’s personal story. For tickets, sponsorships, and/or program ads, please contact us by emailing events@rmhlv.org or calling 702.252.4663 x*2225.

10.20-22.17 7th Annual Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital

The 7th annual Balloon Festival at Southern Hills Hospital will include early morning balloon launches, a Saturday health fair, kids’ activities, evening balloon glows, amusement rides and much more!  Proceeds go to the High School to Healthcare Scholarship program from the Public Education Foundation. For more information, click here.

10.21.17 26th Annual Disability Awareness Day Event

October is National Disability Awareness Month, and Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living invites you to attend the 26th Annual Disability Awareness Day event on Saturday, October 21st from 10 am - 2 pm at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107. Network and meet representatives from over 60 organizations serving the disability community and elected officials and enjoy live entertainment, games, and free lunch. For more information, click here.

10.27.17 3rd Annual CenturyLink Trunk or Treat benefiting United Way of Southern Nevada

CenturyLink presents the 3rd Annual CenturyLink Trunk or Treat benefiting United Way of Southern Nevada on October 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the CenturyLink parking (3436 Aldebaran Ave. at Spring Mountain Road and the I-15). Trunk or Treat will feature activities for the whole family including carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, a hay maze and a few other surprises. Vehicles from community organizations will be onsite and families will enjoy “trunk-or-treating” through decorated car trunks filled with treats from dozens of community partners. Snacks will be available for purchase and there will be booths showcasing local businesses. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit United Way of Southern Nevada.  

10.28-31.17 Halloweenie Haunted House

Angel’s Power Ltd. is hosting a haunted house on 10/28 thru 10/31 from 7 -10 pm at 600 Palmhurst Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89145. On the 31st the haunted house will be open from 6 PM til 10 PM so all the little tricker treaters can come. Call ahead at 702-233-8221 for handicapped parking and accessibility. All proceeds go to the relocation of the Danielle House, an emergency, temporary shelter for child victims of family sexual abuse, their family & pets.

NOVEMBER

11.3.17 United Way of Southern Nevada Women's Leadership Council Women's Fall Suit Drive

Hosted by the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual one-day suit drive on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. collects suits and other business attire for women in need. The drive helps women prepare for career opportunities and gain confidence to succeed during job interviews and in the workplace. Last year’s drive collected an incredible 11,359 professional items including suits, dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Donations will benefit United Way partner agencies with back to work programs for women. Drive-through donations can be made at the parking lot of NV Energy, 6226 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89151. Gently used and/or professional attire should be clean and on a hanger. Visit uwsn.org/wlc to learn more.

11.27.17 Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament

Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament is an annual event hosted by Foundation for Positively Kids.  Golfers will play an 18-hole, shot-gun start tournament with a “poker run” at TPC Summerlin starting at 8 am.  Tournament winner will be decided by the best POKER hand.  Golfers will receive a card at the practice tee and holes 5, 8, 14, and 17 with the opportunity to purchase extra cards for $20.  Golfers will play their own ball.  A lunch will be provided at the end of play with a silent auction. For more information, please contact Michelle Gorelow at michellegorelow@positivelykids.org.

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