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Nevada State College to Host iPhone Photography Exhibit

Nevada State College to Host iPhone Photography Exhibit

“Vegas from the Hip,” a photography exhibit of 99 images of Las Vegas all shot with iPhones and the Hipstamatic app, will open at Nevada State College at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Nevada State College coordinated the exhibit and selected 99 images from 41 photographers for the display.  The exhibit was funded with a grant from the Nevada Arts Council.

WHAT: Opening of “Vegas from the Hip,” a photography exhibit of iPhone images of Las Vegas taken with the Hipstamatic app

WHERE: Nevada State College Library - Henderson Branch, 303 S. Water St. (BW2 building), Henderson, Nev., 89015

WHEN: Friday, April 29 from 5 p.m.

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Graffiti Cleanup Helps Whitney Neighborhood

Volunteers joined County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow on Saturday morning for a graffiti cleanup in a neighborhood near the Whitney Recreation Center, not far from Boulder Highway and Tropicana. The cleanup attracted about 30 volunteers, including some firefighters from nearby Station 17 until they were called away. The project included painting over graffiti and picking up trash and debris.

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Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.

Commissioner Scow Hosts Neighborhood Meeting

Commissioner Scow Hosts Neighborhood Meeting

Mary Beth Scow, Clark County Commissioner for District G, will host aneighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Whitney Recreation Center, 5712 Missouri Ave., near Desert Inn Road.

Representatives from several agencies will join Commissioner Scow to address resident concerns, including Clark County Public Response, Clark County Public Works, METRO, Clark County Water Reclamation District, Nevada Department of Transportation and the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission.

Residents attending the April 14 meeting will be invited to sign up for a graffiti clean-up project in the Whitney area on Saturday, April 16. Participants will gather at the Whitney Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m. and organize into groups that will clean up graffiti in neighborhoods near the recreation center. Breakfast snacks will be available to arriving participants while supplies last. Clean-up activities will take place from 10 a.m.

Cosmetology School Hosts Fundraiser for St. Jude's

The students of James Albert School of Cosmetology will host a charity fundraiser for St. Jude’s Ranch in Boulder City on April 29 and 30.

Haircuts, manicures, pedicures and eyebrow waxing will cost $5 per service. Hair color will be $10. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Ranch.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The James Albert School of Cosmetology is located at 6360 S. Pecos, Las Vegas, NV 89120. For more information, call 263-3320. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is hosting an Open House and Dedication Ceremony for the Bob Hogan Apartments, a new, affordable, wheelchair-accessible apartment community for adults with qualifying disabilities located in Las Vegas, at noon Friday.

The event will be held at the Bob Hogan Apartments, 5075 Newport Cove in Las Vegas.  The day will begin with speakers and presentations from local officials, representatives, funders and supporters, and will close with refreshments and a tour of the building.

Sponsored, developed, owned and managed by ASI, Bob Hogan Apartments provides 21 wheelchair accessible apartments for very-low income adults with qualifying disabilities. Development and construction of the Bob Hogan Apartments was made possible with primary funding provided by the U.S.