Annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival Returns for Nine Days of Free Events

Annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival Returns for
Nine Days of Free Events

Running April 28 – May 6, the week-long festival is one of the largest educational events in the state

The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival returns for nine days of educational activities set to take place April 28 – May 6, with various free activations across the valley. Boasting to be one of the largest educational events in the state, the festival hopes to spark curiosity and passion while celebrating the science and technology that makes this region special. With last year’s record-breaking attendance of more than 26,000 people, this year’s run indicates up to 50 FREE events and hopes to see just under 30,000 people. A highlight of programs can be found below. For a full schedule of events, please visit http://scifest.vegas.

·      Friday, April 28 – CSN Science & Technology Expo: The Festival’s kick-off event invites students to check out the cool science and technology happening at CSN.

·      Saturday, April 29 – Junior Paleontology Day, Tule Springs Hike: Join Las Vegas Natural History Museum resident paleontologist, Dr. Josh Bonde on a guided hike through Tule Springs State Park and discover historical dig sites and explore geology of the area.

·      Sunday, April 30 – Science is Everywhere Day: Features dozens of free behind-the-scenes programs and VIP tours at locations throughout the valley where real science happens everyday.

·      Monday, May 1 – Bugs, Reptiles and Crawly Things: Join Herpetologist Ken Foose and friends as they bring out some of the most interesting snakes, spiders, bugs and reptiles in Las Vegas.

·      Tuesday, May 2 – Are We Alone? In Search of Intelligent Life in the Cosmos.” Dr. Jill Tarter, co-founder of the SETI Project shares her extensive knowledge in the extraterrestrial realm.

·      Wednesday, May 3 – Global Warming: Hoax, Doomsday, or What?” A climate change debate with Michael Shermer and James Taylor, moderated by local meteorologist and personality Nathan Tannenbaum.

·      Thursday, May 4 – May The Science Be With You: Desert Research Institute & The National Atomic Testing Museum open their doors for Las Vegas’ official Star Wars celebration complete with hands-on activities, lab tours and a special meet-and-greet with Colin Cantwell, creator of the Death Star, X-Wing, TIE Fighters and the Millennium Falcon.

·      Friday, May 5 – Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!: Rediscover historic Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs and get up close and personal with the animals that call it home, even learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn.

·      Saturday, May 6 – Giant Science & Technology Expo: Packed with interactive activities, demonstrations, and entertainment from over 80 organizations throughout the valley, the festival concludes with its biggest full-day event at Cashman Center.

Record Funds Raised During Reno and Las Vegas Hemophilia Walks

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2015 Reno and Las Vegas Hemophilia Walks Raise Record Funds!

Donations to Fund Summer Camp, Support Groups, Advocacy Efforts

Walkers and runners in Reno and Las Vegas in September raised a record amount of donations for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, surpassing last year’s record amount.

More than $61,000 was raised through the efforts of walk participants and supporters for Nevada’s only nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of the inherited bleeding disorders community.

The majority of the funds will allow the chapter to continue efforts to send 150 kids with inherited bleeding disorders, along with their siblings, to a special medically supervised summer camp at no cost to them.

There is no cure for hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease, meaning those affected rely on life saving medicine, called factor, to prevent bleeds. While extremely effective, factor medication is expensive. The Chapter will also use walk funds to help clients without medical insurance, or without the financial ability, to get their needed medication.

“The support we continue to receive from across Nevada is absolutely humbling,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “We cannot continue our efforts to improve the lives of those with inherited bleeding disorders without the community’s involvement and help!”

The Reno Hemophilia Walk & 5K event was held September 12, 2015 at Virginia Lake Park. The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K was held September 26, 2015 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Both walks were sponsored by the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada which provides diagnosis, treatment, medical referrals and comprehensive clinics to all people with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders in Las Vegas, Reno and throughout the state. It is the only federally recognized hemophilia treatment center (HTC) in the state.

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About Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
NHF Nevada was founded in 1990 and helps meet the vast education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community in Nevada. There are approximately 20,000 people living with Hemophilia in the United States. It is an expensive disease where life-long management of Hemophilia places a large financial burden on individuals and families. Additionally, NHF Nevada provides services to those affected by von Willebrand disease, and clotting disorders such as Thrombophilia, which causes the blood to clot excessively. Every dollar raised at this event will help the bleeding disorder community in Nevada.

Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation Surpasses 2014 Walk & 5K Fundraising Goal!

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Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation Surpasses 2014 

Walk & 5K Fundraising Goal!

Nevada’s 2014 Hemophilia Walk and 5K is the Chapter’s Most Successful

The 2014 Hemophilia Walk and 5K will go into the record books! For the first time in Nevada, due to the overwhelming support of sponsors and walk teams, the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Hemophilia Walk & 5K surpassed the $50,000 fundraising mark!  Additionally, this was the first year a Hemophilia Walk and 5K was also held in Reno.

“It has been incredible to see the support and awareness of our walk, and our mission, grow in the state of Nevada,” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “We serve the entire state so these funds will benefit those in Las Vegas and Reno and the smaller communities we serve including Winnemucca, Ely and Elko.”

More than 400 people attended the Las Vegas event at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs and 130 attended Reno’s first Hemophilia Walk at Virginia Lake Park.

In Las Vegas, Team Emily & AJ, along with Team Captain Alison Bartko, were recognized as the Top Fundraising Team for raising more than $8,000 in contributions for the walk. Team Emily & AJ is named after Alison’s children, both of whom have severe Hemophilia.

Funds raised will be used in a number of ways.  Every year, the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation sends children with an inherited bleeding disorder and their siblings, to a medically supervised camp at no cost.  The kids learn many things about their disease, how to manage it and how to gain independence in spite of their condition. They also get the chance to have fun in an outdoor setting with those who understand their disease. Funds will also be used to underwrite support groups for the newly diagnosed and their families.

Those with inherited bleeding disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, lack a protein which allows their blood to clot normally. Depending on the severity of their condition, those affected rely on infusions of “factor” given daily, weekly or as needed to stop or prevent a devastating blood loss.

Both walks were sponsored by the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada which provides diagnosis, treatment, medical referrals and comprehensive clinics to all people with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders in Las Vegas, Reno and throughout the state.  It is the only federally recognized hemophilia treatment center (HTC) in the state.

NHF Nevada was founded in 1990 and helps meet the vast education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community in Nevada. There are approximately 20,000 people living with Hemophilia in the United States. It is an expensive disease where life-long management of Hemophilia places a large financial burden on individuals and families. Additionally, NHF Nevada provides services to those affected by von Willebrand disease, and clotting disorders such as Thrombophilia, which causes the blood to clot excessively. Every dollar raised at this event will help the bleeding disorder community in Nevada. 

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Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia On September 27 In Las Vegas and Reno

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Nevada Walk & 5K for Hemophilia On September 27 In Las Vegas and Reno

For the first time in its history, The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation will host two Hemophilia Walks on the same day to help raise critical funds and awareness for those Nevadans affected by inherited bleeding and clotting disorders including Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.

A one mile walk and 5K are scheduled in Las Vegas and Reno on September 27, 2014 with goals to raise at least $50,000 in each city. This will be the first ever Hemophilia Walk held in Reno.

The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF Nevada), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will use the funds raised to send children with inherited bleeding disorders to a special medically supervised camp at no cost. Additional funds will also support ongoing programs that include support groups for the newly diagnosed and their families, a youth support group dealing with the challenges of managing their condition, and financial assistance programs to help provide medicine and basic living needs.

“We’re committed to helping those with inherited bleeding disorders and their families no matter where they are in Nevada and these walks are essential to complete that mission” said Kelli Walters, Executive Director of the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. “It’s exciting to organize our first walk in Reno and to keep the momentum going in Las Vegas where our walk has received incredible support.”

The Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., on-site registration at 7:30 a.m., at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, Las Vegas, 89131. Registration is now open at www.hfnv.org or by calling (702) 564-4368.

The Reno Hemophilia Walk & 5K begins at 10:00 a.m., on-site registration at 9:00 a.m., at Virginia Lake Park, 1980 Lakeside Drive, Reno, 89509. Registration is now open at www.hfnv.org or by calling (702) 564-4368.

Both walks are sponsored by the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada which provides diagnosis, treatment, medical referrals and comprehensive clinics to all people with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders in Las Vegas, Reno and throughout the state. It is the only federally recognized hemophilia treatment center in the state.

NHF Nevada was founded in 1990 and helps meet the vast education and support needs of the bleeding disorders community in Nevada. There are approximately 20,000 people living with Hemophilia in the United States. It is an expensive disease where life-long management of Hemophilia places a large financial burden on individuals and families. Additionally, NHF Nevada provides services to those affected by von Willebrand disease, which also prevents from clotting, and clotting disorders such as Thrombophilia, which causes the blood to clot excessively. Every dollar raised at this event will help the bleeding disorder community in Nevada.

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The 2013 Hemophilia Walk & 5K in Las Vegas raised more than $50,000, a record for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.  The nonprofit organization provides education, advocacy, and many types of assistance to those with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.The 2014 Hemophilia Walk & 5K will take place on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas. For the first time the foundation is also holding a walk in Reno on the same day. For additional information, www.hfnv.org.
The 2013 Hemophilia Walk & 5K in Las Vegas raised more than $50,000, a record for the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The nonprofit organization provides education, advocacy, and many types of assistance to those with inherited bleeding and clotting disorders such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.The 2014 Hemophilia Walk & 5K will take place on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas. For the first time the foundation is also holding a walk in Reno on the same day. For additional information, www.hfnv.org.

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

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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 www.vegasexperience.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101
or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV
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Caber Toss World Record Attempt and Pipe Band Parade Featured in Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience

Caber Toss World Record Attempt and Pipe Band Parade
Featured in Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience

Get Your Scottish, Irish and Welsh On with Free Concerts
Downtown Las Vegas April 13 & 14

In association with the 8th Annual Las Vegas Highland Games taking place this weekend at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in northwest Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience invites Las Vegas locals and visitors to Get Your Scottish, Irish and Welsh On with free entertainment downtown on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. The Las Vegas Celtic Society began the annual celebration to honor Celtic culture and tradition.

Fremont Street Experience will join the celebration by hosting free concerts along with pipe and drum parades both days. On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Desert Skye Pipe Band and the 3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band and Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the US Champion Pipe Band the L.A. Scots and the 3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band will parade five blocks from Hennessey’s to the 1st Street Stage.

Additionally, the Scottish American Athletic Association is going to attempt a World Record Caber Toss with 32 caber tossers at the 1st Street Stage on Friday at 8:10 p.m. The current record is 30. The Caber Toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber. This sport is said to have developed from the need to toss logs across narrow chasms or rushing rivers in order to get across. A caber is typically 18 feet long and weighs 100 pounds or more.

Fremont Street Experience will also host live concerts throughout the weekend. On Friday and Saturday night, the featured 1916 band will play their signature sound that blends hard rock with a kilted flair, along with the Wild Celts, a local Celtic rock band. Saturday night, Finnegan’s Wake will hit the stage with their unique blend of Irish music infused with all the attitude and swagger of a rock band.

Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, April 13 

Bag Pipe Parade                                                     7:30 p.m.                        Start at Hennessey’s

World Record Caber Toss                                     8:10 p.m.                        1st Street Stage

LA Scots Pipe Band                                               8:30 – 9 p.m.                  1st Street Stage

3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band               9:10 – 9:45 p.m.            1st Street Stage

1916                                                                        10 p.m. – Midnight         1st Street Stage

Wild Celts                                                               8 – 11 p.m.                     3rd Street Stage

 

Saturday, April 14

Bag Pipe Parade                                                    8:30 p.m.                         Start at Hennessey’s

1916                                                                        8 – 9 p.m.                        1st Street Stage

LA Scots Pipe Band                                              9 – 9:30 p.m.                   1st Street Stage

3rd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing Band              9:30 – 10 p.m.                 1st Street Stage

1916                                                                        10 p.m. – Midnight         1st Street Stage

Kris Colt and the Black Rose Band                    Midnight – 1 a.m.            1st Street Stage

Finnegan’s Wake                                                  8 – 10 p.m.                       3rd Street Stage

Wild Celts                                                             10 p.m. – 1 a.m.               3rd Street Stage

Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 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 two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com