Freed’s Dessert Shop Grand Opening in Northwest Las Vegas

Freed’s Bakery, the popular bakery and subject of Food Network’s hit show, “Vegas Cakes,” celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Northwest Las Vegas, Freed’s Dessert Shop on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Family and managers, Max Jacobson-Fried, Joani Fried and Sarah Fusco, were joined by Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The District B representative welcomed Freed’s Bakery’s newest location with a proclamation and ‘Welcome to the City’ certificates.


Guests indulged in Freed’s treats including complimentary signature cupcakes and the dessert shop’s famous strawberry shortcake. Attendees explored the new location and posed for photos in a photo booth, vied for cake during a traditional cake walk and participated in raffle giveaways.

About Freed’s Bakery 

A favorite of locals and visitors, alike, Freed’s Bakery, located at 9815 S. Eastern Ave. in Las Vegas, has been serving up scrumptious sweets since 1959. The family-owned and operated bakery creates elaborate cakes, cookies, pastries and more. Freed’s imaginative designs are showcased in Food Network’s popular show, “Vegas Cakes.” Freed’s Bakery has been voted “Best Bakery” for more than 30 years by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” poll. Freed’s Bakery is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Freed’s Dessert Shop is located at 6475 N. Decatur Blvd. in Northwest Las Vegas, open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sundays. More information about Freed’s Bakery and Freed’s Dessert Shop may be found by calling 702.456.7762, 702.795-3456 or by visiting and by following Freed’s Bakery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FreedsBakery.


National Night Out Block Party at Providence combines fun, education to promote community safety, partnership Free family event is Aug. 4


National Night Out Block Party at Providence combines fun, education
to promote community safety, partnership
Free family event is Aug. 4


The National Night Out Block Party at Providence combines fun and education for the public to meet and strengthen relationships with law enforcement and community safety partners. The free event, promoting crime prevention awareness, neighborhood spirit and unity, and community-law enforcement partnerships, will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence Master Planned Community in northwest Las Vegas.

The family-friendly event will feature interactive and educational activities, booths and emergency response equipment, including a helicopter for kids to see, touch and explore. Participants include the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Nevada Highway Patrol, and other first responders and community groups.

There also will be a large-scale version of the classic Red Light-Green Light game with a real traffic light. It will help children learn the basics of traffic safety in a fun way as they make their way to the finish line.

Target is providing free popsicles and water, and other treats will be available for sale. P.D., the loveable Providence dog mascot, also will there to greet guests. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome.

Knickerbocker Park amenities include tot lots, swing set, small and large dog areas, splash pad, jogging path with exercise stations, picnic areas, and a softball field and multi-use event field for soccer and volleyball, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 15-acre park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane, north of the I-215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.

The annual National Night Out Block Party at Providence is one of largest events of its kind in the northwest area. It is presented by the Providence Master Homeowners Association and Providence Master Planned Community. For information, call 702-216-2020.

Through the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out events are held the first Tuesday in August and involve more than 37.8 million neighbors and 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

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National Night Out Block Party at Providence
A fun, interactive and educational evening is planned to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity, and foster community-law enforcement partnerships during the National Night Out Block Party at Providence. The free event is Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane (north of I-215 North and N. Hualapai Way.) There will be a variety of kid-friendly activities, free popsicles and more. The National Night Out Block Party at Providence is one of the few such events open to the public in northwest Las Vegas. It is presented by the Providence Master Homeowners Association and Providence Master Planned Community. For information, call 702-216-2020.

Fremont Street Experience to Host Celtic Fest in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Highland Games


Fremont Street Experience to Host Celtic Fest in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Highland Games
Grab your clan and head to Downtown Las Vegas for free Celtic entertainment April 11 & 12

Fremont Street Experience will host Celtic Fest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Las Vegas Highland Games taking place at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in northwest Las Vegas on April 12-13. To kick-off the celebration, Fremont Street Experience invites Las Vegas locals and visitors to celebrate with free Celtic entertainment on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12.

Each night at 8:15 p.m., The LA Scots pipe band will start the festivities by parading from Golden Nugget to the 1st Street Stage where they will perform. Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band, popularly known as The LA Scots, is the premier pipe band of the United States and a world class competitor.

Live bands and entertainers will keep the party going throughout the night, headlined by 1916, Wicked Tinkers, Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Dancers and Celtic Music from Golden Bough.

The Las Vegas Celtic Society began the annual Las Vegas Highland Games celebration 10 years ago to honor Celtic culture and tradition. Highland Games are a unique mix of sporting, cultural and social events and usually include field and track, piping and Highland dancing competitions, as well as ‘heavy events’ like tug-o-war, hammer throw and caber toss.

Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12, 1st Street Stage

Celtic Music from Golden Bough 7:00-7:45 p.m. (Saturday only)
The LA Scots 8:15-9:00 p.m.
Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Dancers – 9:15-10:00 p.m.
Wicked Tinkers – 10:15-11:00 p.m.
1916 – 11:10 p.m.-midnight
1916 – 12:10-1:00 a.m.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at, Facebook:
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Dirty Fun for All – Mad Mud Run & Mudpuppy Splash on April 27 at Providence


Mad Mud Run returns to Las Vegas on April 27 at Providence

— Fun obstacle course, mud pit for whole family, teams —

— Bring new, gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada —


It’s fun to get dirty, burn a few calories and laugh a lot with family and friends. People of all ages can do that at the Mad Mud Run and Mudpuppy Splash for kids, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27. For the third year in a row, the unique event will be held at the Providence master planned community in northwest Las Vegas. Festivities are centered at the community’s new Knickerbocker Park, located at 10695 W. Dorrell Lane.

Participants of the 4.6-mile, timed Mad Mud Run race will travel an action-packed, marked course through multiple obstacles that culminate with a cool and messy mud pit. Obstacles encompass typical “boot camp” style activities with a low wall, belly crawl, balance beams, water wall, tire array, hay bales, and the 40-foot-long mud pit. The maximum time on the course is two hours.

There will be four waves for adult racers at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and may be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Race day check-in begins at 8 a.m., and mandatory pre-race announcements will be made 15 minutes prior to each start. The minimum age to participate is 12 years old. For those under 18, special waivers are required.

The 100-meter Mudpuppy Splash is open to the first 200 4 to 12-year-olds who register. The $15 per child cost includes a t-shirt and dog tag. Children, ages 4 to 6, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian through the mud pit (adult doesn’t have to register for this unless competing in Mad Mud Run). Registration will be available until 11 a.m. on race day with the event starting around 11:30 a.m.

Cost for the Mad Mud Run is $50 per person until April 13 and $60 per person thereafter until 10:15 a.m. on race day when registration closes. The fee includes an event t-shirt and dog tag.  Online registration, at, closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 24. Early registration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 26 at REI Boca Park, 710 S Rampart Boulevard.

Costumes are encouraged with prizes awarded to those deemed most creative.

Mad Mud Run begins and ends at Knickerbocker Park, with the course winding through the 1,200-acre community and surrounding neighborhood. Other activities at the park will include registration, entertainment, refreshments, booths, volleyball, soccer and other park games.

Entrants and other attendees are encouraged to donate to or bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. The nonprofit organization promotes literacy to make it possible for all children in Nevada to experience the magic of books.

Mad Mud Run organizers also need people to douse participants with water in the course’s Splash Zone so Super Soakers are welcome. Other volunteers are welcome too.

For information, registration or to volunteer, visit www.madmudrun.comor email

About Providence
Developed by Focus Property Group, Providence is among the top 10 best-selling master planned communities in the country, according to rankings by leading real estate and industry research and advisory firms, and the second best-selling community in Nevada. Providence’s spirit is rooted in the traditions of small town America where neighborhoods bring people together in common goals and common interests. Wide tree-lined boulevards frame the community, which will house 7,500 single and multi-family units. The master plan features the Providence Promenade linear park, new Knickerbocker Park with spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, and miles of trail systems. The northwest Las Vegas community is located at 7051 N. Hualapai Way. For information, visit


About Spread the Word Nevada
Kids to Kids, a flagship program of Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, serves underprivileged children and helps them create home library collections of books to read and share with family members. While developing a love of reading, these home libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.  Other literacy programs include Breakfast with Books and Books and Buddies. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 1.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 223,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada.  For information, visit