👑 Come One, Come All to the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Oct. 11-13

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye –
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Returns for Its 26th Year at Sunset Park this October
Travel back in time when lords, ladies and ‘GOLDEN’ knights ruled the kingdom with three days of family fun

Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your true knighthood as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park Oct. 11-13, 2019. For more than two decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals and visitors together for a weekend full of authentic medieval fun. The festival boasts more than 100 artisans craftsmen from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more.

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $18 per day in advance for adults ($20 day of event) and $8 per day in advance for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages six to 12 ($10 day of event). Children five and younger are free. Three-day passes can be purchased in advance for $35 for adults and $18 for children ages six to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older. The Royalty Package includes three-day admission with unlimited re-entry, an event T-shirt and an 18×24 commemorative poster. Three-day passes and advance tickets are available through www.lvrenfair.com. The box office will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair.

Those interested in being in the heart of it all can camp like royalty during the festival with their special Yurt Package for $469 which includes a 14×14 pre-assembled yurt, 20×20 camping space, early arrival pass, overnight camping Thursday – Sunday, parking spot, four three-day fair passes, four festival t-shirts and four festival posters. Camp spots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Festival goers have the opportunity to pick their spot on Thursday, Oct. 10 between 3-7 p.m. Additional camping packages and amenity upgrades are also available starting at $199. Early bird tickets are $149 through Sunday, Sept. 1. Camping can be booked online at www.lvrenfair.com/camping.

The festival presents various shows per day along with historical re-enactments such as full-contact jousting tournaments from Imperial knights, live combat battles, no-holds-barred gladiator battles, black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations, Princess Tea Party and storytelling, Scavenger Hunt and Renaissance guilds. Feast on a variety of food and drink offerings including traditional fare such as turkey legs, Shepard’s pie, beers, ales and more. This year’s live entertainment will feature music on various stages from Shifting Sands, Nature of Mercy, Bogtrotter’s Union, Black Rose, Tipsy McCraken and more.

Event parking will be available at Sunset Park. Overflow parking lots are located at Del Sol High School (3100 E. Patrick Lane) beginning Friday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Cannon Junior High (5850 Euclid Street) only as needed. Free shuttle service is available to and from the festival grounds approximately every 15 minutes. Guests should refrain from parking at area businesses as they will tow unauthorized vehicles.

Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water, sunscreen, blankets and still camera. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons (with or without permit) are allowed inside the festival area. No re-entry is allowed. ATMs will be on site and located by the each entrance gate, next to the main food court and in the vendor village. Alcohol sales begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and sales will cease at 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening and 4 p.m. on Sunday. All alcohol sales are ages 21+ with proper identification.

Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702) 455-8200 or visit the website at www.lvrenfair.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on Clark County Parks and Recreation, please visit their website or like on Facebook. Text “ROYALTY” to 94502 to download the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

ABOUT CLARK COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation and planning and development.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen

 

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Partners with Clark County Parks and Recreation to Offer Free Sunscreen at 42 Facilities


Colorful, easy to use sunscreen kiosks are available at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers (Comprehensive) and Clark County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide free SPF 30 sunscreen and skin safety tips at 42 locations throughout Southern Nevada.

Easy to use sunscreen kiosks have been made available at 28 Clark County Parks facilities (including recreation centers, community centers, senior centers and the Clark County Museums); three year-round pools; 10 seasonal pools and the Camp Lee/Mount Charleston Camp Site.

“Our skin safety partnerships with organizations throughout the valley started six years ago and this partnership with Clark County Parks and Recreation is bringing skin safety measures to so many new places where families enjoy their fun in the sun,” said Comprehensive’s chief executive officer, Jon Bilstein. “We’re always looking to help educate and protect our residents, so they can enjoy outdoor activities and hopefully never become a patient due to sun exposure. This partnership with Clark County Parks is an amazing step forward that will surely be an asset to so many throughout Southern Nevada.”

“Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to join Comprehensive in this partnership. We will be able reach the thousands of visitors that enjoy our Parks and Recreation facilities during the summer with both skin protection products and the message of skin cancer prevention. Safety is always our first mission,” said Daniel Hernandez, Director of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to its work with Clark County Parks and Recreation, Comprehensive has sunscreen partnerships with: Las Vegas Aviators, Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas, Nevada Cancer Coalition, Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Downtown Summerlin®, Cowabunga Bay, UNLV, Las Vegas Lights FC, The PENTA Building Group and Cadence master-planned community.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 850 Nevadans will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin this year—higher than 2018. Amid rising rates of skin cancer and melanoma occurrences nationwide, awareness remains a powerful tool in mitigating the chance of a prospective skin-related diagnosis.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is an award-winning multi-specialty practice comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary services, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research, with treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 40 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. Comprehensive, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research trails. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing more than 70 FDA-approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.cccnevada.com, and follow the practice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Clark County
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year (2018). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

The Smith Center Hosts Celebration of Any Given Child’s Fifth Anniversary, Oct. 4

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The Smith Center Hosts Celebration of Any Given Child’s Fifth Anniversary

Elaine Wynn, Mayor Carolyn Goodman among attendees recognizing program for arts in education


To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Southern Nevada, The Smith Center hosted an event yesterday, Oct. 4 that recognized all parties involved with successfully launching the national program at a local level. Provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Any Given Child assists communities in creating strategic plans to ensure access and equity to quality arts education for local students.

 

Event attendees included Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Elaine Wynn, Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, and Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education at the Kennedy Center. Representatives were also present from the many organizations on the Community Arts Team that helped launch the Southern Nevada program.

 

“The Kennedy Center created something really special that we get to be a part of,” said Smith Center CEO and President, Myron Martin. “Las Vegas was an early city to take this on, so we’re proud of that.”

 

In Dec. 2010, Las Vegas became the fourth city nationwide to participate in Any Given Child. To roll out this initiative, the Community Arts Team comprised of local arts and education-related organizations collected a year of data and formed a corresponding strategy.

 

The program has since expanded to 23 cities, Rossero said, but Las Vegas remains the largest Any Given Child program in the U.S. Rossero lauded the efforts of Candy Schneider, President of Education and Outreach at The Smith Center, as well as the Community Arts Team in making the program successful.

 

“This is a big deal,” said Rossero. “This fifth anniversary really means a lot and you’ve accomplished a lot.”

 

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the Southern Nevada program kicked off with 26 pilot CCSD schools and approximately 18,000 students being served with arts resources, as well as 85 teachers participating in arts-integrated professional development workshops. By the 2015-16 fiscal year, this had expanded to approximately 143,000 students from 356 CCSD, charter and private schools being served with arts resources, and 884 teachers participating in professional development workshops.

 

The arts resources schools have enjoyed include: field trips to venues throughout the community, artist residencies and in-school performances, and professional development for teachers to integrate the arts into math, science, language arts and social studies. Community organizations have provided all of these resources free of charge.

 

Speaking in her role as president of the Nevada State Board of Education, Wynn praised the success of the program and how it plants seeds of inspiration among local children.

 

“Maybe (Southern Nevada Any Given Child) will serve as a blueprint for other places as it continues to unfold,” said Wynn.

 

Recalling how much he was impacted by seeing theatrical productions as a child, Skorkowsky said the program has helped develop CCSD into a leader in fine arts education.

 

“We have to build that passion in our children and expose them to those opportunities,” said Skorkowsky.

 

Mayor Goodman lauded how organizations across the community have come together to bring the arts to local students of many age groups.

 

“I can assure you the city is fully supportive of and behind the arts,” she said. “Especially this program.”

 

Organizations on the Community Arts Team behind the program include: After-School All Stars, CCSD, the city of Henderson, the Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas Arts Commission, Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nevada School of the Arts, The Public Education Foundation, The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, West Las Vegas Arts Center, The Smith Center, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The Kennedy Center, the Nevada Arts Council and principal leadership from CVT Gilbert and Frank Lamping elementary schools.

 

Thelma Davis, principal of Robert Lunt Elementary School in Las Vegas, said Any Given Child has provided students at her school with access to the arts they wouldn’t otherwise have. Teachers have also informed her that they have completely changed their teaching styles as a result of professional development to integrate the arts across curriculum areas.

 

“Without the Southern Nevada Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative, this opportunity (for arts integration) would be just out of reach,” said Davis.

 

For more information about Any Given Child, visit http://www.thesmithcenter.com/education/ensuring-the-arts-for-any-given-child/.

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ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

19th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair returns to Silver Bowl Park

Age of Chivalry Invades Location for Second Year
19th Annual Renaissance Fair Offers Weekend of Festivities Oct. 5-7

Costumed knights, fair maidens, knaves and wenches will be on hand for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7 at Silver Bowl Park, 6800 E. Russell Road, due to the renovation of Sunset Park. Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the festival in its 19thyear with more than 50 shows per day, over 100 artisans, historical reenactments and plenty of food and drink to satisfy the masses.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages 5 to 12, ages 4 and younger are free. Three-day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5 to 12, and seniors, ages 60 and older. Combo packs including admission, an event T-shirt and 18×24 commemorative poster are available for Single-day or Three-day options. All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Three-day passes are only available through Ticketmaster and can be redeemed at the event box office for a wristband Oct. 7, the first day of the fair. Advance tickets are only available through Ticketmaster; box offices will be open throughout the festival.

This year, Lexington Field, The Mahones and Killian’s Angels will headline the fair’s main stages.

Lexington Field hails from the birthplace of Irish American Folk Punk – San Diego. The band has played hundreds of shows since it was formed in 2007, sharing the state with the Young Dubliners, The Tossers, The Mahones, Seven Nations, VooDoo Glow Skulls, Cash’d Out and Buck-O-Nine. In 2010, the band released the five-song EP The Streets of Dover and recently put out a new, all-original, full-length album, Old Dirt Road. The band consists of Beau Gray, vocals and guitar; Cami Smith, violin; Bryan Hane, lead guitar; Casey Jones, bass; and Vincent West, drums.

The Mahones feature Finny McConnell, guitar and vocals; Dom “The Bomb” Whelan, drums and vocals; Katie “Kaboom!” McConnell, accordion and vocals; Sean Winter, mandolin, banjo and vocals and Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso, bass and vocals. The band formed 23 years ago at the Irish Pub in Kingston in Ontario, Canada and was the brainchild of Dublin-born Finny McConnell, who wanted to put together a band that could merge Irish music and punk rock. Its song, “Paint the Town Red 2010” was heard in the final fight scene of the award-winning film “The Fighter,” and The Mahones co-wrote and recorded the title track for the Hollywood Pictures movie “Celtic Pride.” The Mahones’ two CDs “The Black Irish Album” and “Whiskey Devils – A Tribute to The Mahones” were released in 2011, and they join the Renaissance Festival on its 2012 tour.

Killian’s Angels have been a local favorite for years and includes Beth Mullaney, Dolly Coulter, Ginger Bruner, Lisa Viscuglia, Nan Fortier, Vita Corimbi and Sharon Lynn. Through the years, Killian’s Angels has recorded two CDs and is currently working on its third. The band’s original arrangement “Celtic High Step” is featured in the New York City pub scene in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto IV.” The band was listed as a Must See Band in Pauline Frommer’s 2008 Las Vegas Travel Guide, and Killian’s Angels won National Radio Honors in 2006 for its original version of the “Jeopardy” theme song. Unpredictable and energetic shows have kept Las Vegans of all ages coming to hear them play for more than a decade.

Along with main stage performances, several smaller stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans – including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman – to demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification.

Along with concerts all weekend, the fair will host a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors and peasants on Saturday and Sunday. The festival also offers full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-barred gladiator battles; black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and Renaissance guilds. In the 16th Century Village, German, Italian, Ottoman Turk, French, Celtic, Polish and British military encampments meet on the Field of Honor for battle.

The Boars Head Feaste brings the feeling of the Renaissance alive with a six-course feast complete with live entertainment. Patrons will be entertained by the serving wenches and boisterous, often immature and suggestive, tavern knaves while they dine on fresh herb chicken, ribs, smoked sausages, steamed vegetables, baked rolls and sweet desserts. Cost is $25 per seated guest (in addition to fair admission). Feasting times are scheduled for 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.  Reservations are suggested and can be made online at www.lvrenfair.com.

No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons are allowed inside the festival area. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No re-entry is allowed.

Event sponsors include Clark County Parks and Recreation, Miller Lite, Las Vegas Review-Journal, My LVTV and The CW Las Vegas. Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702)455-8200 or visit the web site at www.lvrenfair.com. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.

 

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.