F Street Connection Design Workshop Nov. 30
Plans continue to move forward for the reopening of F Street! Back in May, we held a design workshop to get your feedback on the artistic elements that you would like to see make up the interpretive panels. Since that meeting, the F Street Team has been working on renderings that incorporate that vision. For the next step in the process, I will hold another design workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., in Conference Room A/B.
The goal of the workshop is to receive feedback on how the content identified as important (people, places and events) at the last workshop will be displayed. Three display options will be provided and each attendee will be asked to pick the one he or she feels should be incorporated into the project. The one option receiving the most support will be advanced within the project development. You also will receive an update on the timeline for the project and the current funding structure. The architects will use the feedback collected at this design workshop to create the interpretive panels for F Street. We look forward to receiving your valuable input. Please R.S.V.P. for the workshop at 229-6582 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend.
Coffee With The Councilman
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Let's discuss our vision for Ward 5 and what we can do together to achieve those goals. This is a great way to talk with me about exciting events I am planning for the remainder of the year and for early next year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, especially with the holidays approaching, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me!
Holiday Spectacular at the Springs Preserve
Bask in the glow of thousands of colorful LED lights at the Springs Preserve Holiday Spectacular Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-23 from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly. This family-friendly celebration features tasty treats, entertainment, cookie decorating, train and reindeer (pony) rides, and photos with Santa. New to this year's celebration is a 1,000-square-foot skating rink in the Courtyard Plaza. For an additional $5, holiday revelers can don skates and glide across the "ice." The Holiday Spectacular also will feature "snow" in the Springs Amphitheater, while a Christmas tree, Hanukkah menorah and Kwanzaa displays will help set the holiday spirit. The Springs Cafe by the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas will offer holiday-inspired goodies, and visitors can shop for "green" holiday presents at the gift shop.
Most activities are included with admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children ages 4 and younger. Springs Preserve members receive a 50-percent discount on admission. Ice skating is an additional $5 per person for 20 minutes of skating. The Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. For more information, call 822-7700.
Fremont Street Experience Tree Lighting Dec. 6
Everyone is welcome to join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman for the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Fremont Street Experience on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Third Street stage.
Ward 5 Tree Lighting & Movie in Lorenzi Park
Join me on Friday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. at the entrance to Lorenzi Park off Washington Avenue for the annual Ward 5 Christmas Tree lighting. Then stay to enjoy the Jim Carrey version of the film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Enjoy free hot chocolate and refreshments while supplies last. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to be comfortable for the movie. Admission is free. Lorenzi Park is located at 3333 W. Washington Ave.
17th Annual Shoes for Children Drive and Benefit Performances
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will host its 17th annual Shoes for Children Drive and Benefit Performances on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18, at 3 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. "Sounds of the Holiday Season, Youth Extravaganza 2011" will be performed by kids from the City Wide Youth Music Workshop. "Sweet" Lou Collins will be master of ceremonies.
Admission to these benefit performance events is one new pair of children's athletic shoes sized to fit preschoolers to high school youth. Donations also will be accepted through Dec. 23 at all District branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, for those unable to attend the concert. For more information, please visit www.lvccld.org/ or call the West Las Vegas Library at (702) 507-3989. Donated shoes will benefit children attending neighboring schools and local charities. Support is provided by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.
Love Your Library? Tell A Friend!
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Nevada Ballet Theatre have teamed up to present the "Love your Library? Tell a Friend!" library card sign-up campaign that begins Thursday, Dec. 1. Just sign up for a free library card during the month of December and be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP package to an opening night at the Nevada Ballet Theatre. The campaign will continue through Dec. 31.
The VIP package will include four tickets to your choice of an opening night performance to one of the following:
• "One Step Closer: The Studio Series" on Thursday, April 19, 2012, featuring literary character and cartoons, fables and fairytales, or
• "Little Red Riding Hood" on Saturday, June 2.
In addition, a special behind-the-scenes look at a company rehearsal and tour will be arranged.
Valued library patrons who already have a library card and want to experience the Nevada Ballet Theatre's extraordinary performances will receive $10 off admission on tickets from $49 (plus box office fees) and above to "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 17-18, 20-21, 22-24 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. Simply show your library card at the Paris Las Vegas box office to receive your discount or mention the code, "I Love My Library," when you order your tickets in person or by phone at (702) 946-4567, or enter the code "Sugarplum" on the website at www.nevadaballet.org/. Discounts are good through Dec. 24.
A library card allows free access to a collection of more than several million items of books, magazines, downloadables, CDs and DVDs, as well as online access to an array of information. Teens and children have access to online homework help offering a wealth of free resources designed to assist kids with their daily school assignments.
Getting a free library card is easy. Just stop in any Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branch to fill out an application or apply online. All you need is picture identification and proof of your current Nevada address. For more information, call 507-6285.
December to Remember in the Cultural Corridor
The annual December to Remember events in the Cultural Corridor will begin Saturday, Dec. 3, with Pioneer Christmas festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, located at 500 E. Washington Ave. Enjoy historic demonstrations, music, refreshments, and the dedication of a statue of Helen J. Stewart at noon. Admission is free, courtesy of a city of Las Vegas Neighborhood Partners Fund grant. Call (72) 486-3511 for more information. Additional events include:
- A festive concert of holiday music at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Make your own musical instrument workshop at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Create holiday cards for someone special or decorate paper winter mittens Dec. 3-9 at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 382-3445 for hours, admission cost and information.
- Make and play your own musical instrument workshop at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Design your own airplane workshop with Tim Duffey, U.S. Air Force, at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Create Hanukkah holiday symbols Dec. 10-16 at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 382-3445 for hours, admission cost and information.
- Enjoy a free holiday concert by the all-acoustic jazz Hot Club of Las Vegas at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, followed by a light reception and artists' meet and greet at the Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 507-3514 for more information.
- Design your own airplane workshop with Tim Duffey, U.S. Air Force, at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Create Christmas holiday symbols or decorate a Christmas pine tree Dec. 17-23 at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 382-3445 for hours, admission cost and information.
- Enjoy a Cultural Fashion Show celebrating holiday apparel across the globe at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information. Free admission to the museum Dec. 17 for kids up to age 11.
- Make a paper doll and design clothes workshop at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Create a bracelet or Kwanzaa Unity cup Dec. 24-30 at the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 382-3445 for hours, admission cost and information.
- Join the dinosaurs for a special reading of “The Dinosaurs Night Before Christmas” at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
- Learn about Scotland from a suitcase at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Call 384-3466 for more information.
A December to Remember flier with all the events is available to download here. For more information, go online.