2013 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEK EVENTS
The Dr. Martin Luther King Committee of Las Vegas
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. For ticket information, go online or call (702) 498-5888.
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 (702) 498-5888 for more information or go online.
MARKETPLACE AT THE ROOTS JAN. 19
Everyone is invited to enjoy the open-air marketplace at The Roots community garden Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring live music, good food and fabulous vendors, all on the grounds of the wonderful community garden at 715 N. Tonopah Drive. Admission and parking are free. For more information, go online. For vendor and exhibit information, e-mail Xena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING JAN. 23
The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. The Las Vegas City Council will follow, starting at approximately 9 a.m. in Council Chambers. Council agenda items of particular interest to Ward 5 residents can be found here. The complete agenda is available here. Please join me for the council meeting if your schedule allows.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION FEB. 1
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District Feb. 1. Go online for all the details.
HISTORIC WESTSIDE SCHOOL PROJECT
On Jan. 8, 2013, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request to rezone .2 acres at the Historic Westside School property at 333 W. Washington Ave. to C-V for civic use. This rezoning will be considered at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting at City Hall, during the afternoon session.
COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN FEB. 7
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Feb. 7, 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 this year. There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me!
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.
HISTORIC BERKLEY SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD BANNERS UNVEILED FEB. 9
Everyone is invited to the unveiling and celebration of the installation of 34 banners celebrating the historic Berkley Square neighborhood at noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the northwest corner of D Street and Owens Avenue. Designed by Las Vegas artist Joseph Watson, the banners were funded by a grant from the Centennial Commission to set apart this nationally registered historic neighborhood. Call 229-5443 for more information.
ALDENE KLINE BARLOW SENIOR APARTMENTS BUILDING DEDICATION FEB. 12
Everyone is invited to the Aldene Kline Barlow Senior Apartments building dedication at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1327 H St. Built in part with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Redevelopment Affordable Housing Set Aside funds, the apartments were developed by Frank Hawkins and the Community Development Programs Center of Nevada for low-income seniors. As a surprise, the developer has named the building to honor my mother, Aldene Kline Barlow. Call 229-5443 for more information.
WARD 5 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW BEGINS FEB. 14
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 5 news, events and opportunities begins airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 Feb. 14. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online.