Notice: These events are from the past, and will be unavailable.
Garden’s Park Farmers Market
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Location: 10401 Gardens Park Drive
Description: Fresh produce and crafts stands.
Bruce Trent Park Farmer’s Market
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Location: Bruce Trent Park, 1600, N. Rampart Blvd.
Description: Fresh produce and craft stands.
Date: Thursday, May 12th through Sunday May 15th
Time: 5 pm to 12 am nightly
Location: Downtown Rodeo Grounds between Las Vegas Blvd. and 7th Street, and Stewart Ave. to Mesquite Blvd.
The Wizard of Oz
Date & Times: May 13, 14, @ 12 – 8 pm May 15 @ 12 – 4 pm
Location: Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Price: $10 General Admission
Description: The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company will bring to life the classic film in a stage performance starring Dorothy and three companions, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion.
Helldorado Days Parade
Date: Saturday May 14
Time: 7 to 9pm
Description: Fireworks following parade, launched from Fremont Street Experience parking garage. For available parking and parade route call 229-6672 or 870-1221
Most people know that an apple is better for you than a doughnut, and a spinach salad is better than a bacon cheeseburger. Often it seems our taste buds have a mind of their own and we get cravings that challenge a healthy diet. Here are some ideas to help you satisfy those cravings and make healthier choices If you are having a sweet tooth grab some fruit and a modest amount of cool whip and get to dipping . If you’re craving something salty throw out those regular chips and try the wonderful baked chips or even grab a handful of cashews Want a crunchy snack? let some light cream cheese and spread it on celery or multi-grain crackers. There are healthy and great tasting food choices.for all your cravings, but the healthiest choice of all is everything in moderation .
1 oz serving of pork skins OR 1 oz serving of nuts
A bag of potato chips OR A bag of sunflower seed kernels
Fresh tomatoes OR Canned tomatoes
Sweet potato OR Baked potato
Hummus OR Ranch
1. Pork rinds. Pork rinds have more protein and less fat than nuts and have zero carbohydrates.
2. Sunflower seed kernels. They are high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and have lots of vitamins and minerals.
3. Canned tomatoes. They are cooked first releasing powerful anti-oxidants.
4. Sweet potatoes. They are lower in calories and have more vitamins.
5. Hummus. A 2 Tbsp serving of hummus has only 50 calories, 3 grams of fat, and is a good source of
vitamins and protein
Walk-a-Thons Can Help Any Cause
Many non-profits and charitable organizations use fundraising events to raise money for their cause. One of the most common types of fundraiser is a “Walk-a-Thon”. A walk-a-thon is a walking marathon or sponsored walk in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course.
Walk-a-thons are a good type of fundraiser because they encourage people to get active, and you don’t need to be a professional athlete to participate in a one. They are a great opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and see your community from a new perspective. Because you get people to sponsor you to help you reach your personal fundraising goal, you are often not required to pay a fee to participate, or sell anything.
Walk-a-thons are not the only type of active fundraising organizations do. There are many different types of “a-thons”. There are skate-a-thons, where participants pledge for the number of laps skated. There are bowl-a-thons, where they raise funds and bowl a set number of games. Other types of “a-thons” include activities such as biking, swimming, working, reading, rocking, and dancing.
Some popular national organizations that use this type of fundraising are the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Race for the Cure”, the March of Dimes, The American Heart Association, and The American Lung Association. Some annual Las Vegas events include the Easter Seals Walk-a-Thon, AIDSwalk, and the Humane Society’s “Wag-A-Tail-Walk-A-Thon”.
Over the years, walk-a-thons have supported many great causes, and have expanded around the world. If you want to support a good cause (or have one of your own!) and meet new people, lace up those shoes and hit the road!
For more information about how to organize a walk-a-thon of your own, visit www.walkathonguide.com.Read More