Jan. 8, 2013 



REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS JAN. 9
The city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 495 S. Main St.  The City Council meeting will immediately follow. See agenda items of interest to Ward 5 residents here. See the online Meetings and Agendas page for the complete agendas.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE 
The city of Las Vegas is offering a new Lifeguard Training Course for $125 from January through May at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, or Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. The course also will be offered June through August at the outdoor Baker Pool. The course is required for those who wish to be employed as lifeguards. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, which is valid for two years. The city of Las Vegas will offer an employment opportunity to qualified graduates of the lifeguarding course. See all the details here or call 229-6309. Advance registration is required for all classes.

2013 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEK EVENTS
The Dr. Martin Luther King Commitee of Las Vegas

Sunday, Jan. 13
Youth Gospel Explosion - Location to be Determined.
Contact Tonya Fortson at 525-6546 or Delois Reese at 232-2452 for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m.
Young Dreamers Awards Program
Second Baptist Church, 500 W. Madison Ave., Las Vegas 
Contact KimTari Fortson at 524-6715 for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. 
5th Annual Education Forum
Sponsored by Clark County Black Caucus in partnership with Clark County School District.
Honoring the "Educator of the Year"
Mabel Hoggard Math & Science Magnet School, 950 N. Tonopah Drive.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. 
NAACP Education Forum
Topic: Teen Suicide Prevention & Human Trafficking
Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey, North Las Vegas
Contact Andre Woods at 638-1300 for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
31st Anniversary King Banquet
Banquet Tickets $100 per person, $1,000 per table.
The Orleans Hotel & Casino, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. 
Keynote Speaker will be The Honorable Gary L. Loster. No-host cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. program and dinner at 7 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
Downtown Las Vegas Fourth Street from Gass Avenue to Stewart Avenue.
Contact Wendell P. Williams at 498-5888 for more information.

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR DRUMLINE TICKETS
A 10-percent discount is available on tickets for the Jan. 18-19 shows of Drumline Live at The Smith Center. It’s the marching bands on stage! Great experience for the whole family. Here is the link to order those tickets at a discount. Use promo code DRUMLINE.  

MARKETPLACE AT THE ROOTS JAN. 19
A local marketplace will be offered at the Vegas Roots Community Garden at 715 N. Tonopah on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to local merchants and crafters, and delicious pickings from BBQ to garden-grown produce, there also will be live music performed by the band, ONEness Vibe. Everyone is welcome, and there's plenty to do and see. And zero cost for admission and parking. See all the details at http://vegasroots.org/marketplace-at-the-roots/.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP JAN. 26
NV Energy, in partnership with The Public Education Foundation, will host a free workshop Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to noon, for high school seniors to help them apply for college scholarships. Each student who completes the workshop will be entered in a raffle to win a laptop. The worshop will take place at the NV Energy building at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas. NV Energy offers two Powerful Partnerships scholarships to each high school.
 
Johnnie Williams III, youth activist and motivational speaker, will address the participants. Workshop topics will include:

  • How to Write the Perfect Essay
  • Getting Good Recommendations
  • How to Complete the Scholarship Application
  • Top Five Mistakes Students Make When Applying for Scholarships.

RSVP today to 799-1042.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of February to celebrate African-American History Month and the contributions African-Americans have made to our community. All programs will be held at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. See the flier for details or call 507-3989 for more information. All events are free and open to the public.


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