The Mariachi Winter Festival, featuring groups from CCSD's mariachi instructional program, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. According to the View newspaper, the performance will include mariachi favorites and interpretations of holiday classics. For details, call (702) 507-3459.
The inaugural Sammy Davis Jr. Charity Golf Tournament, to be held Dec. 7, 2013 at Las Vegas National Golf Club, will raise funds for Communities in Schools of Nevada. As reported by the View newspaper, the nonprofit organization operates at more than 40 schools in southern Nevada. For more information, call (702) 734-1796.
The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), a nonprofit organization that helps homeless teenagers in Southern Nevada, announced its seventh annual Plastic Food Drive. According to Nevada Business Magazine, "NPHY aims to raise $20,000 in food vouchers to help feed the approximately 7,000 homeless youths in Clark County." Grocery store and fast food gift cards are being collected through Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. They may be dropped off at the William Fry Drop-In Center, located at 4981 Shirley St. in Las Vegas.
CCSD seeks participants in the annual “Business and Community Leader and Principal for a Day” program on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The event pairs community and business leaders with schools for several hours. Organizers describe this as a golden opportunity to learn about education in a unique job shadow role with a local school principal. Participants will spend the morning in a school to get an insider’s view of recent reforms, teaching tools, students' studies, and the daily duties of staff. At noon, participants will join Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky for lunch to talk about the experience and discuss the challenges and strengths of the educational system. By swapping ideas with the principal, participants can help strengthen the vital connection between business/community and our schools. The event culminates American Education Week.
The First Annual Sammy Davis Jr. Charity Golf Tournament will raise funds for Communities In Schools of Nevada. The tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Las Vegas National Golf Club. On its website, Communities in Schools says it has become “the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization.” For more information, call (702) 734-1796.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada (BBBSN) will hold their November gathering on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Sammy’s Restaurant, 1501 N. Green Valley Parkway. CCSD parents can learn about BBBSN and how to get involved. For more information, call Kyle Dunlap at (702) 853-0872.
CCSD students and their families are invited to take part in the Holiday Bike & Board Bonanza on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 from noon to 3 p.m. at Element Las Vegas Summerlin, 10555 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas. The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada. For details, email Angela Harlan at email@example.com.
CCSD families are invited to learn about local history at the Clark County Museum, operated by Clark County Parks and Recreation. The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from prehistoric to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson and Goldfield. The museum is located at 1830 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Call (702) 455-7955 for more information.
CCSD students and schools are invited to submit entries for the City of Henderson’s WinterFest Gingerbread House Competition. All entries must be 90 percent edible, made of gingerbread, frosting and candy, and reflect the theme, "An Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight." There is no charge to participate. Applications are available at HendersonLive.com. Registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. The competition will take place Dec. 13 and 14 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water St., in the historic Water Street District. Winners will be selected by popular vote. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best School/Organization ($100) and Best Family/Individual ($100).
CCSD families are invited to the 15th annual fall ArtWalk on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle. Along with the works of artists from five states, the event will feature a Kid's Art Park with craft projects as well as children's authors and face painting. The event is free and open to the public. Call (702) 245-6077 for more information.