Here are some upcoming events taking place in our community.
Just a reminder that the Las Vegas Science Festival is taking place in the Cultural Corridor this week. There are additional activities scheduled throughout the valley. View the schedule of events.
City Of Las Vegas Celebrates ‘Tales Of Trails Past’ This Month
May is National Archaeological and Historic Preservation Awareness Month. The city of Las Vegas is celebrating with several events planned for the Cultural Corridor downtown and I hope you can attend. The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Tales of Trails Past,” which recognizes our many historic trails in Nevada.
Each year in May, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) sponsors events that celebrate historic preservation in Las Vegas. This year’s events will take place beginning Saturday, May 14, and run through Wednesday, May 18.
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Historic Preservation and Archaeology Day on the Cultural Corridor.
Event is located at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., room 208. The city of Las Vegas Department of Planning, Office of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Corridor Coalition will host a day on the Cultural Corridor Trail. Event includes tours of historic sites in the Cultural Corridor and a lunchtime presentation about the Old Spanish Trail. Registra¬tion is required and available at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/hp.
Saturday, May 14, 7-9 p.m.
Helldorado Days Parade
Downtown on Fourth Street between Gass and Ogden avenues. Fireworks will follow from the top floor of the Fremont Street parking garage.
Wednesday, May 18, 9 a.m.
Historic Preservation Month Proclamation and Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation
City Council Chambers, 400 Stewart Ave. The mayor will read the Historic Preservation Month proclamation and present the annual HPC Historic Preservation Month awards during the ceremonial portion of the City Council meeting.
The HPC, whose members are appointed by the Las Vegas City Council, oversees preservation activities of buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance within the city of Las Vegas. The commission advises the City Council on actions involving designated historic resources, and reviews historic resource designation applications to the National Register of Historic Places and the city of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.
Help For Residents Facing Foreclosure
If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure and is in need of help, the city of Las Vegas is hosting a Home Rescue Fair on Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palace Station Hotel Casino located at 2411 W. Sahara Ave., inside the Grand Ballroom. You will be able to take advantage of face-to-face sessions with loan specialists, housing counselors, and attorneys, as well as take part in informative workshops. In addition to one-on-one meetings with lenders, you will also benefit from resources available where you can gain helpful information from a number of local services in areas such as education, job placement, and public benefits, among others.
The event is being organized locally by Housing For Nevada and nationally by the Alliance for Stabilizing Communities, which is a national partnership including the National Urban League , National Council of La Raza and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, with the support of Bank of America. The city of Las Vegas is one of the sponsors of the event, which is designed to provide homeowners facing financial hardship with the resources they need to help them stay in their homes.
You are encouraged to pre-register for the event by calling 229-HOME. Please bring the following documents to the fair:
• A copy of closing documents and most recent correspondence from mortgage company
• Loan number
• Two most recent pay stubs
• Copy of 2009 income-tax returns
• Two months of bank statements
• Household expense budget
• A letter explaining reasons for current financial situation
• A recent utility bill showing name and property address
• Most recent property insurance and mortgage statements
For more information and to register, call 229-HOME.
Teacher Appreciation Walk
Come show your support during the Clark County Teacher Appreciation 5k run/walk on June 11. The event, which is sponsored by OneVillage, will begin at 7 a.m. at Findlay Chevrolet located at the 215 and Rainbow Boulevard, in the southwest part of the city. Donations are being accepted until May 11, after which time the cost will be $20 per person until the day of the run. For more information, call (702) 370-0370.