Oct. 29, 2013 



WARD 5 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 5 news, events and opportunities continues airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 through Oct. 31. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.

HALLOWEEN PARADE
Enjoy the Halloween Parade downtown on Fremont Street 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, from 13th Street to 7th Street. See the flier for details on the parade, street closures and after party, or go online

FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION NOV. 1
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District Nov. 1, 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.

WEST LAS VEGAS ARTS CENTER CLASS REGISTRATION
Registration through Nov. 2 for the six-week session of classes ending Dec. 7.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
Cultural arts classes for all ages include African Dance for Children, African Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Keep it Moving…Ballet & Tap, Tap – Beginner/Intermediate, Ballet – Beginner, Ballet – Intermediate/Advance, Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Stretch and Strengthening, Tae Kwon Do, Video & Documentary Creation, Transferring Sound from Analog to Digital, and Private Piano/Voice lessons. To register, or for more information, call (702) 229-4800 or visit www.artslasvegas.org/.

WARD 5 BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL NOV. 3
I will host the first annual Ward 5 Bluegrass Music Festival Sunday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive inside Lorenzi Park. I invite you to bring the entire family to this free event to enjoy the music of local bluegrass bands playing traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. For more information, call (702) 229-5443 or visit online.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING NOV. 4
The neighborhood is invited to a meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Sonoma Palms Club House, 3050 N. Jones Blvd., to discuss the installation of street lights behind the Sonoma Palms community. Call (702) 229-5443 for more information.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN NOV. 7
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Nov. 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!

VETERANS AND CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Free admission for all ages.
Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6307.
Enjoy Rancho High School’s Jr. R.O.T.C. Special Honor and Color Guard presentation as well as an unarmed and armed drill team exhibition and a flag-folding ceremony.

VETERANS’ LUNCH (ages 50+)
Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free for preregistered military veterans; $5 all other guests.
Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6454.
Participants at the Las Vegas Senior Center who are veterans will be honored at this annual luncheon event in appreciation of their service. Veterans are asked to register directly with the center and fill out an information form so they can be properly recognized. Registration is limited.

WARD 5 FISHING DERBY NOV. 9
I invite middle and high school youth to bring a parent or guardian and join me for a free fishing derby at the Lorenzi Park lake Saturday, Nov. 9. Advance registration is required by noon Nov. 6. See the flier for details and call (702) 229-5443 for information and registration.

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION: “WHEN IS STRONG, STRONG ENOUGH?” BY SOURAYA CHRISTINE
Loneliness, Abuse, Depression, Forgiveness, Healing:  Let's Talk About It
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800. 
The event will feature Souraya Christine and other authors from the Las Vegas Writer's Network. “When is Strong, Strong Enough?” gives a riveting account of the life events of author Souraya Christine. It details her bad decisions, wild ways, and subsequent recklessness as she learned to cope with tragedies, process pain, and ultimately forgive and love herself. She offers lessons in strength in every chapter. For more information, call (702) 229-4800. 

VETERANS DAY PARADE NOV. 11
Enjoy the Veterans Day Parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, downtown on Fourth Street. The event will start at Hoover Avenue and finish at Ogden Avenue. See the flier for details on road closures.


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