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Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

The Nevada Mining Association will host the 26th Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop at Faith Lutheran High School from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

The free workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators, and features one day of classroom work and two days of organized field trips to mines and other facilities. The goal of the workshop is to provide new knowledge, insight and materials that teachers can use to help students learn about minerals and mineral production in Nevada.

The workshop also includes beginner-level sessions for first-time participants and an advanced track session for those educators  familiar with rocks and minerals. New activities, methods of presentation and advanced exercises will be included in the curriculum.

Air Force Band to Perform Free Concert

Air Force Band to Perform Free Concert

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will hold a free public concert at 4 p.m. on April 17 at Eldorado High School.

The band has performed at gubernatorial inaugurations and presidential visits, and band members have worked with renowned artists such as Toni Tennille, Marvin Stamm, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Billy Dee Williams, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Rosemary Clooney, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vince Gill, and the Boston Brass.

The group performs more than 500 shows annually for roughly 1.5 million listeners. They play in civilian communities throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada, and also support events at 10 Air Force Bases, five Air Force Reserve Wings and five recruiting squadrons.

The Band of the Golden West, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., is the only remaining active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. For more information please visit www.bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital to Host Healthcare Seminar

Sunrise Hospital, in partnership with Nathan Adelson Hospice, will host a Healthcare Decisions Day on Saturday, April 16.

At this free event, people can learn details about Advance Directives, how to talk to your loved ones about Advance Directives, and vital health resources such as the Nevada Lock Box, organ and tissue donation and financial planning. You will also have the opportunity to complete and file an Advanced Directive at the event. After 1 p.m., attendees can hear presentations about community services for older adults.

The event will be held at Sunrise Hospital Auditorium, 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appetizers will be provided to all participants and community resource organizations will offer additional information. Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 233-5454.

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.


Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Fundraiser for Christopher Pugh To Be Held Saturday

A memorial fundraiser will be held Saturday for Christopher Pugh, who died last week in a motorcycle accident.

A charity bike/car wash and barbecue will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ATV Cycle Sports, 4440 E. Craig Road, near the intersection of Lamb and Craig. All proceeds will go to the Pugh family.

There will also be a BMX race at Nellis Track on Nellis and Craig at noon, and both the store and track will match any proceeds received. Donations can also be made to a PayPal account: ChrisPughMemorial@yahoo.com

A service will be held in Chris's memory at Sunset Park, Area A at 4 p.m.

Pugh, 24, was thrown from his bike in the accident and later died as a result of his injuries.