Town Square Restaurants Celebrate Thanksgiving with Flavorful Holiday Menus

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TOWN SQUARE RESTAURANTS  CELEBRATE 
THANKSGIVING WITH FLAVORFUL HOLIDAY MENUES

Select restaurants and bars will offer classic and untraditional Thanksgiving dishes for the whole family

 

 

Several restaurants and entertainment venues at Town Square Las Vegas will be open on Thanksgiving and feature festive menus to help make the holiday a memorable one. 

 

Blue Martini

Open from 8 p.m. – 4 a.m.

  • Enjoy the outdoor patio bar overlooking Town Square Park or relax inside with family and friends. Blue Martini features more than 42 signature Martinis, specialty cocktails, fine wines and spirits and delicious sharable bites.

 

Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon

Open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving three-course menu – starting at $24.99 per person:
    • Roasted turkey served with a cup of soup or salad.
    • Choice of side.
    • Pumpkin pie or lattice apple pie.
    • To see the complete Thanksgiving Day menu, visit claimjumper.com.

 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Open at 11 a.m.

  • Thanksgiving four-course menu – $39.95 per person:
    • Amuse-Bouche: soppressata and brie cheese bites with apple jalapeño cinnamon chutney, roasted nuts and truffled deviled egg.
    • First Course: choice of Fleming’s salad or lobster bisque.
    • Main Course: mixed herb-roasted turkey breast with savory turkey gravy served with housemade brioche stuffing, fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce, butter-mashed sweet potatoes and green beans with bacon, almonds and onion.
    • Dessert: choice of pumpkin cheesecake or carrot cake.
  • Children’s menu – $19.95 per person(12 and under):
    • Starter: honey ham and cheese canapé with sliced apples and caramel.
    • Main Course: mixed herb-roasted turkey breast with savory turkey gravy served with housemade brioche stuffing, fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce, butter-mashed sweet potatoes and green beans with bacon, almonds and onion.
    • Dessert: choice of pumpkin cheesecake or ice cream sundae.
    • Beverage: milk, soft drink or juice.

 

GameWorks

Open from 11 a.m. – midnight.

  • Guests looking for a family-friendly holiday can head to GameWorks Las Vegas to enjoy delicious food and drinks, video and classic arcade-style games, bowling and billiards. GameWorks will serve its regular, daily menu.

 

La Bella Napoli Pizzeria 

Open from 3 – 10 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving three-course meal – $39.85 per person:
    • Glass of red or white wine.
    • Appetizer: fall harvest salad with pumpkin goddess dressing or broccoli soup.
    • Entrée: oven roasted turkey topped with gravy and served with honey maple roasted carrots, green beans and smash potatoes.
    • Dessert: choice of brandied pears or pumpkin pie.

 

Loco Cantina

Open at 4 p.m.

  • Guests looking for an untraditional Thanksgiving fiesta can head to Loco Cantina and celebrate with craft margaritas and authentic Mexican street eats.

 

Pot Liquor Smokehouse Barbecue

Open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving buffet – $34.95 per adult and $17.95 per child (12 and under):
    • Roasted apple and white cheddar salad.
    • Texas beef brisket.
    • Kansas City style mopped baby back ribs.
    • Cherry wood smoked turkey breast.
    • Confit of turkey leg and thigh.
    • Smoked pork stuffing.
    • Green bean casserole.
    • Potato puree.
    • Mellowed yams.
    • Turkey gravy.
    • Dinner rolls.
    • Cranberry and orange sauce.
    • Pumpkin bread pudding with pumpkin latte ice cream.
  • Thanksgiving dinner to go – serves 8 to 10 people – $160 plus tax. All to go orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 21 and can be arranged for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day between noon and 6 p.m.
    • Roasted apple and white cheddar salad.
    • Mixed greens, mustard seed and cider vinaigrette, shallots, herb toasted walnuts.
    • Cherry wood smoked turkey breast.
    • Confit of turkey leg and thigh or request a whole turkey.
    • Cornbread and smoked pork stuffing.
    • Green bean casserole.
    • Mellowed yams.
    • Potato puree.
    • Turkey gravy.
    • Cranberry and orange sauce.
    • Pumpkin bread pudding with pumpkin latte ice cream.

 

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Open at 7 p.m.

  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country will host its popular “Ladies Night” featuring $1 well cocktails, wine and draft beer.

 

Texas de Brazil

Open from 11 a.m.  – 9 p.m.

  • Continuous dining Thanksgiving menu – $49.99 per person– or $24.99 per person salad area only. Children six – 12 years old – 50 percent off regular dinner price. Children three – five years old – $5 per person and children two and under – free.
    • Signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.
    • Traditional Thanksgiving items such as roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce served from the 50-item gourmet salad area.
    • Diners can complete their Brazilian steakhouse experience with a decadent dessert including the seasonally popular pecan pie or relax with an after dinner drink or steaming espresso.

 

Whole Foods Market

Open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Thanksgiving holiday meal catering.
    • Online ordering is available featuring items such as fresh turkeys, prepared meals, seafood, sides, vegan selections and desserts.

 

For more information visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com or call 702.269.5000.

 

 

About Town Square Las Vegas:
Town Square Las Vegas is a 1.2 million square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment center located just south of the iconic Las Vegas Strip featuring more than 120 stores, 24 restaurants, Whole Foods Market, office space and multiple entertainment venues. Guests can visit a variety of stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Apple, H&M, Banana Republic, The Container Store, Sephora and M·A·C Cosmetics. Town Square’s dining venues include Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Yard House, Texas de Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Miller’s Ale House, Bonefish Grill, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and more. Town Square offers a variety of entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy including GameWorks, which boasts a 37,000-square-foot arcade game floor, an eight-lane bowling alley and an eSports Arena. Patrons can catch a movie at AMC Town Square 18 or bring the family to the Children’s Park located right in the center of Town Square.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 702.269.5000 or visit www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Town Square Las Vegas news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Town Square Las Vegas is managed by Forest City Commercial Management, an affiliate of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. a NYSE-listed national real estate company.

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival

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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’

Downtown Brew Festival

 

Las Vegas’ favorite backyard bash takes over the Clark County Amphitheater Saturday, Oct. 22

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Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival (DBF) returns to the Clark County Amphitheater for its fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. for Early Entry and VIP ticketholders. This intimate installation of Motley Brews’ famous craft beer festival offers fans the opportunity to sample brews from near and far in the quest to explore new and exciting craft beer flavors. With this year marking the fifth anniversary, here are five reasons you definitely can’t miss out:

 

  1. The Beer.

The Downtown Brew Festival boasts a flavorful roster of 200 of the world’s top craft brews from over 60 different local, regional, national and international breweries. Each brewery will bring the top brews of the season, allowing ticketholders to sample favorites while discovering new tastes. New to this year’s lineup include Nevada locals Lovelady Brewing Company, Record Street Brewing Company and Able Baker Brewing Company, with national newcomers such as Bootlegger’s Brewery, Dudes Brewing Company, 101 North Brewing Company, BoochCraft and Brew Rebellion.

 

  1. The Food.

The Downtown Brew Festival’s Festaurant Row features a diverse lineup of culinary creations by Las Vegas’ top restaurants and food trucks. Included on this year’s culinary roster are Truck-U-Barbecue, Oming’s Kitchen, QFS Tacos and many more.

 

  1. VIP Treatment.

VIP ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive experience as they enjoy the VIP Pavilion, an area of the festival focused on providing a private tasting of rare pours and specialty beers while guests sample an assortment of small bites prepared by Las Vegas celebrity chefs. This year, VIP guests will enjoy craft beer-inspired and infused dishes by celebrity chefs from on and off The Strip.

 

  1. Nonstop Entertainment.

With a stage at the center of the grassy area of the Clark County Amphitheater, music is a clear focal point of the Downtown Brew Festival experience.  Ticketholders will enjoy nonstop music and entertainment by Trevor Green of San Diego, local Las Vegas artist Josh Royse and more.

 

  1. Enhanced Festival Programming.

Motley Brews has teamed up with a variety of partners to elevate the event by contributing their talents and services to create unique activities and experiences within the festival. Sponsors include Zappos, Land Rover, Resqwater, Whole Foods Market, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, PKWY Tavern and more. Through the collaboration with these and other sponsors, Motley Brews is able to offer new and exciting programs to the tasting experience.

 

Tickets are now on sale and priced at $35 for General Admission, $45 for Early Entry and $70 for VIP until Friday, Sept. 16. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Downtown Brew Festival website.

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About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 6,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization. To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $100,000 for 501(c)3 charities.

 

Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) Twitter  and Instagram (@MotleyBrews).

Chefs for Kids receives a $4,054.00 donation from Whole Foods Market Town Square

Chefs for Kids receives a $4,054.00 donation from Whole Foods Market Town Square

Chefs for Kids received a $4,054.00 donation from Whole Foods Market Town Square following its 5 percent shopping day. Chefs for Kids supports Nutrition education in the Clark County School District through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The group works with second grade students in under served areas teaching children how to make healthier lifestyle food choices. The organization will serve breakfast at 13 schools in 2015 – that’s almost 9,000 breakfasts! Donations support educational training, breakfasts and approximately Thanksgiving meals for 150 families each year. As well, a Christmas Eve breakfast with gifts and Mother’s Day luncheon to the families at Shade Tree Shelter www.chefsforkids.org.

 

(L-R) Chefs For Kids board member, Dave Simmons; Diona Haas, Whole Foods Market; and Chefs For Kids board member Sandi Boyer.(L-R)
Chefs For Kids board member, Dave Simmons; Diona Haas, Whole Foods Market; and Chefs For Kids board member Sandi Boyer.

MGM Resorts Restaurants Participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week

MGM RESORTS RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK

Restaurants encourage guests to dine for a cause to benefit
Three Square Food Bank Aug. 22 – 28

Guests are invited to experience a culinary adventure as Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2014 kicks off Friday, Aug. 22 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 28 at MGM Resorts International restaurants. For the eighth consecutive year, the city’s finest restaurants, celebrity chefs and sommeliers will come together to support Three Square Food Bank, a non-profit organization on a mission to end hunger in Southern Nevada. The week-long event will offer unforgettable epicurean selections at participating restaurants at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus. Each restaurant will offer three-course specialty prix fixe menus priced at $20.14, $30.14, $40.14 and $50.14.

In addition to the variety of special menus available throughout the week, Whole Foods Market and MGM Resorts have teamed up to create a special offer for this year’s Restaurant Week. Customers who make a purchase at any Las Vegas Whole Foods Market location between Aug. 15-26, will receive a voucher for a complimentary fourth course that can be redeemed with the purchase of a Restaurant Week dinner menu at all participating MGM Resorts restaurants.

Also, chef demonstrations will take place at the Town Square and Henderson Whole Foods Market locations. Three extraordinary MGM Resorts chefs will each provide a cooking demo, showcasing one dish from their Restaurant Week menu. Dates are as follows:

 

MGM Resorts restaurants participating in Restaurant Week include:

  • Bellagio: MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, PRIME Steakhouse, Jasmine, Olives, Noodles, FIX, Yellowtail, Café Bellagio
  • ARIA: Sage, Jean Georges Steakhouse, barMASA, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, Lemongrass, Blossom, Julian Serrano, ARIA Café
  • MGM Grand: Hecho en Vegas, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Shibuya, PUB 1842, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, CRUSH, Hakkasan, TAP Sports Bar
  • Mandalay Bay: House of Blues, Border Grill, rm seafood, Rx Boiler Room, KUMI, Red Square
  • The Mirage: Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, STACK Restaurant & Bar, Portofino, Japonais, Carnegie Deli, Samba, BLT Burger
  • Monte Carlo: BRAND, Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House, Diablo’s Cantina, Dragon Noodle, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge, d’vino Italian Food & Wine Bar
  • New York-New York: Nine Fine Irishmen, Gallagher’s Steakhouse
  • Luxor: TENDER Steak & Seafood, Rice & Company
  • Excalibur: The Steakhouse at Camelot
  • Circus Circus: THE Steakhouse at Circus Circus

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.

About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up a Successful Inaugural Weekend

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Life is Beautiful Festival Wraps Up A Successful Inaugural Weekend

 Music, Food, Art and Learning Event Entertained 60,000 Attendees

 

 

Life is Beautiful Festival has wrapped up its inaugural weekend with an impressive 60,000 in attendance, who successfully enjoyed two full days of non-stop music, food, art and learning.

“Both in attendance and sentiment, this festival has exceeded our very high expectations,” said festival co-founder and CEO Rehan Choudhry. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Every musician, chef, artist and speaker on the festival showed a tremendous amount of love for Las Vegas through their performances, and seeing hometown heroes The Killers close out the festival to thunderous applause was heart warming.”

Life is Beautiful Festival was a developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project, and with the cooperation of the City of Las Vegas to shut down an unprecedented 15 city blocks as its venue. The festival featured more than 70 bands including headliners Kings of Leon and The Killers; more than 50 chefs and restaurants; special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions; over a dozen world-renowned artists; and over 25 noted speakers.

Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com or connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful for continual information.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Would Like to Thanks Its Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, CBS, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi, Murphy-Goode, Whole Foods Market, Ploom, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino, Dolce Vita, Original Penguin, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Silicon Valley Bank, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, La Caja China, Silver State Productions.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

 

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map The Killers to Close First Year Festival

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Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals Official Schedule & Map
The Killers to Close First Year Festival 

Parking and Shuttle Passes Are Now Available for Purchase

Life is Beautiful Festival announced today the official schedule and detailed map for the first-ever music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas.  The two-day festival, which will take place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013, expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

Spanning more than 15 city blocks across Downtown Las Vegas, the Life is Beautiful Festival footprint highlights include five musical stages; two chef demonstration stages; The Culinary Village, themed after a Moroccan Bazaar; The Alchemy Gardens, dedicated to craft cocktails; Art Odyssey, a former motel transformed into a pop-up gallery space; Over 12 murals created by international street artists.

“At the beginning, we said that Life is Beautiful would be a completely new generation festival and, as you’ll see from the schedule & map, we believe we’ve delivered,” said festival co-founder Rehan Choudhry.  “With an unprecedented lineup of music, food, booze, speakers, theatrical performances and street art, we’ve created something we hope fans will be prideful of for years to come.”

Official parking and shuttle pass options are available for advance purchase beginning at 12PM PST for the below locations via ticketmaster.com.  Passes are only valid to and from the selected location at the time of purchase. The Life is Beautiful Festival’s main entrance is located on 6th Street and Carson Avenue.

 

  • World Market Center – 495 S Grand Central Pkwy #2203, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Parking passes including are $39.50 (in advance) per vehicle and include round-trip shuttle rides for vehicle passengers to and from the festival all weekend. If still available, passes will be sold for $40.00 per vehicle onsite during the festival weekend.

  • Shuttle Only Options from the Las Vegas Strip
    • Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
    • Caesars Palace
    • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Shuttle passes (excluding cost of parking) are $39.50 (in advance) for the whole weekend and are only valid to and from the property selected at the time of purchase. If available, shuttle passes will be sold at each of the above locations during the festival weekend.

To purchase tickets, or to find detailed information about the festival grounds, transportation to and from the festival, or event programming, visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors
Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Esquire Magazine, Heineken USA, Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Sub-Zero Wolf & Westar Kitchen & Bath, Travel + Leisure, Zappos.com, Ketel One Vodka, Murphy-Goode, Pandora, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Toyota, Dolce Vita + J.D. Fisk,  El Cortez Hotel & Casino, US Foods, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Bacardi, Chef Works, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the D Las Vegas, Le Creuset, MGM Grand, Original Penguin, Ploom, & Silver State Productions.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

Non-profit Partners Activate “Charity Lane” at Life is Beautiful Festival

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Non-profit Partners Activate “Charity Lane” at Life is Beautiful Festival 

Six charity partners to set up immersive goodwill experience, Oct. 26 & 27

 

On October 26 and 27, 2013, a portion of the Life is Beautiful Festival grounds will transform into a beacon of goodwill, with the launch of Charity Lane. Six worthy causes – charity: water, Three Square Food Bank, Communities In Schools of Nevada, To Write Love On Her Arms, Love Hope Strength and Mama Hope (Stop the Pity), – will execute creative and engaging activations for festival-goers who want to give back. Additionally, the festival will fundraise for said charities and make history as the first event of its kind to employ a location-based mobile donation site via Modern Giver.

As the festival’s exclusive donation medium, Modern Giver will offer fast, remote, and instant contributions to participating nonprofits (no cash, app or download needed).  To contribute, individuals can simply visit ModernGiver.com on their smartphone, choose one of the Life is Beautiful partner charities, and donate using their credit or debit card. Life is Beautiful is the first ever festival to leverage location-based mobile donations via Modern Giver to benefit partnering charities.

Within the festival itself, attendees can interact with the six chosen nonprofits in a portion of the grounds, called Charity Lane. Charity Lane will offer educational and interactive demonstrations from participating charities with far-reaching causes, benefitting local, national and international communities:

charity: water: charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Festival goers will be able to partake in the organization’s “water walk” which gives them a hands-on feel for what people without fresh, clean water go through.

Three Square Food Bank: Established in 2007, Three Square Food Bank helps offer wholesome, nutritious food to nearly 100,000 Southern Nevadans each month. Three Square will be hosting a “backpack packing” session where festival goers can fill a bag full of food. The bags will support Three Square’s “BackPack for Kids” program which assists more than 275 schools with up to 5,000 children receiving supplemental weekend meals each week.

Communities in Schools of Nevada: Communities In Schools of Nevada supports nearly 33,000 students at 43 schools throughout the state, surrounding low-income, high-risk students with a community of support and the resources they need to succeed. They will be showcasing thought provoking imagery and items, including worn and tattered shoes, shining a light on the struggles underprivileged Nevadan school children face every day.

To Write Love On Her Arms: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA invite attendees to share their biggest fears and greatest dreams via provided cards. The cards are posted all over the booth for everyone to see.

Love Hope Strength:  Love Hope Strength turns concerts into lifesaving events, through their GET ON THE LIST campaign, in which they register marrow donors from concerts around the world. Love Hope Strength will be activating their now famous GET ON THE LIST “Marrow Drive” at Life is Beautiful.  Festival attendees can register to be marrow donors via a simple free cheek swab and registration form that may help save the life of someone around the globe with cancer.

Mama Hope (Stop The Pity): Stop The Pity is a movement that tells a new story about poverty, focusing on potential, not pity. Mama Hope will be giving life to their Stop The Pity campaign by setting up a video booth and asking people “How do you make life beautiful?”. The answers will be compiled and shared with the African villages the Stop The Pity movement supports.

For more information about Life is Beautiful Festival’s Charity Lane, please visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com/festival/charitylane.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors

Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, CBS, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi, Murphy-Goode, Whole Foods Market, Ploom, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino, Dolce Vita, Original Penguin, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Silicon Valley Bank, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, La Caja China, Silver State Productions.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

 

HELP of Southern Nevada 2013 Event Listings

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HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 2013 EVENT LISTINGS 

 

“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign at Whole Foods Market
Now through Aug. 31
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through Aug. 31. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. For every bottle of Real Water purchased at Whole Foods Market during the campaign, Nevada-based Real Water will donate a bottle. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area’s homeless.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at Sushi Roku
Now through Sept. 2
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Sushi Roku now through Labor Day for a school supply drive. Diners who donate school supplies will receive one complimentary order of edamame with their meal.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at HELP of Southern Nevada
Now through Sept. 12
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies such as backpacks, filler paper (college and wide ruled), pens, pencils, erasers, binders, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, tissues, hand sanitizer, quart-sized storage bags and dry erase markers at the nonprofit’s 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.

Donate a Dollar at Walgreens
Now through Sept. 30
HELP of Southern Nevada encourages Walgreens shoppers to help make a difference in their community by donating a dollar or more when visiting any of the drugstore’s 62 Las Vegas and Henderson locations.  Donations will be collected upon checkout and will go directly to HELP of Southern Nevada.

Dine at Raising Cane’s® on Labor Day
Sept. 2
100% of Labor Day profits from all six Raising Cane’s® Las Vegas locations will be donated to HELP of Southern Nevada. Additionally, on Labor Day, September 2, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests at the S. Las Vegas Boulevard (S. Las Vegas Blvd. and Warm Springs) location will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of their meal for the chance to win a BMX bike from DK Bicycles autographed by BMX star and television personality Ricardo Laguna.

A meet and greet with Laguna will also be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s® S. Las Vegas Boulevard location with the first 50 attendees receiving an autographed poster. The lucky raffle prize winner will be announced at the end of the event. Guests must be in attendance to win.

HELP of Southern Nevada Menu at Rí Rá Las Vegas
Sept. 23 through 29
Visit Rí Rá Las Vegas (located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place) to support HELP of Southern Nevada. Order from a special HELP menu during lunch or dinner and the pub will donate 20 percent of all proceeds to the nonprofit.

The limited-time menu features a Guinness Beer Cheese and Pretzels appetizer ($9.95), a delicious combination of Guinness, Irish and American cheddars, and Coleman’s mustard, served hot with warm pretzel sticks for dipping. Entrée selections include Guinness BBQ Pork ($19.95) served with loaded mashed potatoes and baked beans; Guinness Brat and Mash ($18.95) alongside sundried tomato mash, beer battered onion rings and a mustard brown gravy; and Guinness Braised Short Ribs ($22.95) complemented with champ and garlic green beans.  Diners craving dessert will be delighted by the Guinness Sundae ($6.95), a warm house-baked black and tan brownie with vanilla ice cream, Guinness chocolate sauce, strawberries, walnuts and whipped cream.

Round It Up At Yard House
Ongoing
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.

$10 on the 10th Donor Program
Ongoing
Become a recurring donor with HELP of Southern Nevada’s $10 on the 10th, a program that encourages Southern Nevada residents to help make a difference in their community by donating $10 on the 10th of every month. Those wishing to sign up can visit www.helpsonv.org and click the “Get Involved” page to scroll down and donate, labeling $10 on the 10th in the description. In celebration of the new program, all $10 on 10th donors who sign up for one whole year starting in September will be automatically entered to win a prize from the Las Vegas Strip.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming Complete with Theatrical, Visual and Street Art Projects

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming
Complete with Theatrical, Visual and Street Art Projects

Headlining performance artists Cirque du Soleil, “Absinthe”, Human Nature, Jabbawockeez,
“Million Dollar Quartet”, Recycled Percussion and “Rock of Ages” to take the stage

Street and traditional artists to erect murals and other immersive artistic endeavors

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) unveils its art programming for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2013. Designed to be seamlessly programmed with the music, food and learning festival elements, L.I.B’s art presentations will center around live performance, and several mediums of visual art with the festival grounds as its canvas.

“Our goal is to create a live urban gallery that is essentially woven into our festival footprint. We want to expose our festival-goers to many types of dynamic artistic mediums,” stated festival co-founder Rehan Choudhry. “We are fortunate that Las Vegas is home to many of the world’s greatest performance artists, and inspires much of the world’s great visual art. We are infusing those stunning influences into our festival experience.”

The festival’s art program is comprised of three separate initiatives, bringing artists out of their traditional studios, galleries or theaters and into the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. With an up-close-and-personal feel, L.I.B.’s art program is meant to surround guests with both elusive and interactive activations.

RISE ABOVE: A Street Art Program
The urban surroundings of the Life is Beautiful venue provide a perfect backdrop for what will be an  eclectic and permanent street art program that will redefine the look of Downtown Las Vegas for years to come. Curated by Charlotte Dutoit, RISE ABOVE will turn Downtown Las Vegas into an art-inspired playground showcasing works by some of the biggest names in international street art. Contributing artists include: Vhils (Portugal), D*Face (UK), Alexis Diaz (AKA La Pandilla from Puerto Rico), Interesni Kazki (Ukrane), Zio Ziegler (San Francisco), Ana Maria (Houston) and Aware (Las Vegas). Creation of these original pieces, which include murals, stencils by The Stencil Network (NYC) and giant show posters by Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil), will begin the week prior to the festival and be completed live on site.

The Odyssey: A Visual Art Experience
A first-class visual art program, curated by Patrick Duffy, former president of the Las Vegas Art Museum and current executive board member for Smith Center for the Performing Arts, will also be presented at L.I.B. His program, entitled The Odyssey, is a visual exploration of the art that inspires creativity in all of us, no matter age, education or upbringing. Presented through staged exhibits at varying venues, The Odyssey will show work from the Opportunity Village Art and Enrichment Program, Eric Tillinghast, William T. Wiley, Wendy Kveck, Catherine Borg, Yasmina and Javier Sanchez, Adam Morey, and Jaime Sholnick.

At the helm of the fine art programming is a multi-media presentation of “13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” featuring Dean and Britta. A project commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, “13 Most Beautiful” is a live multimedia performance featuring large scale video projection of Warhol’s Screen Tests (4-minute silent film portraits of visitors to his studio), set to the music of Dean and Britta and their band, who perform live on stage while the films are projected above.

“For many years ‘art’ has been synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas,” says L.I.B. partner and First Friday managing partner Joey Vanas. “What Life is Beautiful intends to do during our festival weekend and beyond is bring national and international attention to our local artists and further the growth of Downtown Las Vegas as a serious art community.”

Theatrical Performances
Festival attendees will see why Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World through performances from renowned Strip productions that will vacate their theaters and permeate the streets of Downtown. Featured acts include six shows by Cirque du Soliel, “Absinthe”, Human Nature, “Jabbawockeez”, “Million Dollar Quartet”, Recycled Percussion and “Rock of Ages”. Each will be programmed on (and sometimes off) the festival stages, presenting snippets of their well-known productions and giving guests an intimate yet varied taste of some of the best live shows in town.

Full details of the art, music and food programming can be seen at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du Soleil, Zappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Whole Foods Market, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

HELP of Southern Nevada 2013 Event Listings

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HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA 2013 EVENT LISTINGS

 

“HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign at Whole Foods Market
Now through Aug. 31
HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through Aug. 31. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting any of the four local Whole Foods Market locations. Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off. For every bottle of Real Water purchased at Whole Foods Market during the campaign, Nevada-based Real Water will donate a bottle. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to the area’s homeless.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at Sushi Roku
Now through Sept. 2
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Sushi Roku now through Labor Day for a school supply drive. Diners who donate school supplies will receive one complimentary order of edamame with their meal.

Back-to-School Supply Drive at HELP of Southern Nevada
Now through Sept. 12
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
HELP of Southern Nevada is collecting school supplies such as backpacks, filler paper (college and wide ruled), pens, pencils, erasers, binders, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, rulers, tissues, hand sanitizer, quart-sized storage bags and dry erase markers at the nonprofit’s 1640 E. Flamingo Road headquarters. HELP will then distribute the supplies to school-aged clients in need of assistance.

Dine to Donate at Buffalo Wild Wings
July 20 and Aug. 2
11 a.m. to midnight
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings (7430 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 120) for “Dine to Donate” on July 20 and Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to HELP of Southern Nevada when diners bring in the designated “Dine to Donate” flyer, which can be printed off here for July 20 and here for Aug. 2.

A Night with the 51s at Cashman Field
Aug. 9
7:05 p.m.
Cashman Field is hosting HELP of Southern Nevada on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:05 p.m. for A Night with the 51s. $11 tickets are available for purchase online only using special code “help” with $3 benefitting the nonprofit. Ticket holders receive a free 51s cap and are invited to stay after the game for a special fireworks show.

Boot Scootin’ Benefit at Gilley’s
Aug. 17
Noon to 4 p.m.
A HELP of Southern Nevada benefit full of dancing, raffle prizes and surprises is being held at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que in Treasure Island from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17. Tickets are $25 per person and the event is open to anyone age 12 and older. Teams of up to four people may participate and prizes will be awarded to the best dancer, best costume, worst dancers and team that can dance the longest.

Pay It Forward Fridays at Hard Rock Hotel
Aug. 23
HELP of Southern Nevada is partnering with Hard Rock Hotel for Pay It Forward Fridays on Friday, Aug. 23 with all proceeds benefitting HELP. Pool cabanas are available for purchase for just $100 and include a plasma TV, refrigerator, bottled water, ceiling fans and more. All ages welcome; some areas restricted to guests under age 21. To reserve your cabana, email aquinn@helpsonv.org.

Round It Up At Yard House
Ongoing
Support HELP of Southern Nevada by visiting Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas all year long and participating in Round It Up America®, a program that gives diners around the country the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by donating pocket change to local nonprofits. Each check at Yard House at Town Square Las Vegas contains a line where patrons can donate to HELP of Southern Nevada by simply rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. While the individual donations may be nominal, their collective sum is powerful in assisting HELP of Southern Nevada serve the community through its various programs.

 

Please visit http://www.helpsonv.org/events-calendar.php or contact Abby Quinn at aquinn@helpsonv.org for more information.

About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

 

Photos: Create A Change Now Unveiled Whole Foods Garden at Ruby Thomas Elementary School

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Create A Change Now Unveiled “Whole Foods Garden” at
Ruby Thomas Elementary School

Mayor Carolyn Goodman attended ribbon-cutting ceremony

Local non-profit, Create A Change Now joined by Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Whole Foods Market unveiled the “Whole Foods Garden” on Monday, Dec. 3 at Ruby Thomas Elementary School. The edible garden contains a variety of vegetables including: kale, broccoli, carrots, onions, cauliflower and more.

The garden unveiling kicked off with special guest Mayor Carolyn Goodman congratulating the students of Ruby Thomas Elementary School on the hard work put into the garden and speaking about the importance of eating healthy. Melissa Blynn, executive director of Create a Change Now introduced the businesses who helped make the garden possible including: Whole Foods Market, Garden Farms LV Rock, We care We Share as well as Soil Tech and explained the nonprofit’s mission to fight childhood obesity. Students from Ruby Thomas Elementary School presented all five organizations with a special thank you and identified the vegetables growing in the edible garden.

The garden was made possible with Whole Foods’ donation raised at “Community Support Day.” “Community Support Day” was held On Tuesday, April 10 at all four Whole Foods Market Las Vegas locations. Five percent of the net sales from the day were donated to Create A Change Now. Additional sponsors involved in making the garden possible include: Soil Tech and Garden Farms

Create A Change Now is a non-profit organization that fights childhood obesity by educating children on healthy eating habits by aiming to teach elementary school students how to plant edible gardens. By partnering with local chefs to teach students how to prepare and cook the food they harvest Create A Change Now encourages a hands-on approach in the kitchen.

Free Cooking Demonstration Presented by Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge

Free Cooking Demonstration Presented by Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge
Marbella’s Executive Chef to Feature Signature Spanish Recipes at Whole Foods Market
on Thursday, Oct. 25

Add some spice to your home cooking! Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge will host a Spanish Tapas Cooking Demonstration at Whole Foods Market on Charleston Blvd. and Fort Apache Rd. on Thurs., Oct. 25 from 5 – 6: 30 p.m. The event will feature recipes created by Marbella’s Executive Chef, Marco Beltran. Open to the public, the event is free and will take place at the Whole Foods Outdoor Patio.

Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge features authentic tapas, or small plates, inspired by the flavors of Spain, South America and the Mediterranean Coast. Chef Marco has selected two mouth-watering dishes for guests to indulge in.

·      Shrimp Ceviche made with shrimp, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and fresh lemon juice.

 

·      Manchego Mac-n-Cheese is one of the most popular dishes at Marbella. Made with orecchiette pasta, Manchego cheese, Chablis wine, garlic and shaved parmesan reggiano.

 

Guests can enter to win a prize and ‘free sangria’ cards will be distributed to guests 21 and older. For more information on this event please visit www.meetup.com/The-Las-Vegas-Whole-Foods-Market-Meetup-Group or call Whole Foods Market at (702) 254-8655.

 

In addition to an extensive menu of small, medium and large plates, Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge features Happy Hour specials Tuesday – Sunday from 5 – 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials for $3, $4 and $5. For holiday parties or dinner reservations please call (702) 405-0003 or visit www.marbellalv.com.

 

About Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge
Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge is open Tuesday – Sunday 5 p.m. – 3 a.m. and is located at 4561 W. Flamingo Rd. one block west of The Palms Hotel & Casino. Marbella Tapas, Bar and Lounge features authentic Spanish, South American and Mediterranean tapas also known as ‘small plates’ accompanied by specialty cocktails and handcrafted sangria made with fresh fruit and a secret ‘ingredient’.  The sophisticated and stylish tapas restaurant boasts the colorful flavors of Spanish food and wines as well as musical entertainment and dancing. For reservation information call (702) 405-0003 or visit www.marbellalv.com.

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HELP of Southern Nevada Quenches Las Vegas with 14,784 Bottles of Water for “HELP2O”

HELP of SOUTHERN NEVADA quenchES LAS VEGAS WITH 14,784 BOTTLES OF WATER FOR “HELP2O”

HELP of Southern Nevada, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Real Water, acquired an unprecedented 14,784 bottles of water (616 cases) during its impactful “HELP2O” bottled water drive this summer.

The bottles were being collected for distribution to homeless residents in Southern Nevada who are adversely affected by the dangers associated with summer heat.  From June through August, the nonprofit teamed up with all four Whole Foods Market locations in the Las Vegas Valley, providing convenient donation opportunities for local residents.  Real Water, a Las Vegas-based bottled water company sold at Whole Foods Market, graciously matched all Real Water purchases made during the campaign.  HELP of Southern Nevada staff are regularly distributing the bottles to homeless citizens around the Valley, on sidewalks, in alleyways and drain tunnels.  The inventory is expected to last in to the winter season.

ABOUT HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 83 employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

HELP of Southern Nevada and Whole Foods Market Team Up For “HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign

HELP of Southern Nevada And Whole Foods market Team Up For “HELP2O” Bottled Water Campaign
Campaign aims to provide area homeless with relief during the hot summer months


HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign encourages Southern Nevadans to help protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the summer heat by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August.



Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations.  Both locations will serve as collection points for HELP of Southern Nevada.  Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods.  The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed to area homeless.

“The HELP20 campaign puts water in our homeless residents’ hands to help them fight the dangers associated with excessive heat,” remarked HELP of Southern Nevada President and Chief Executive Officer Terrie D’Antonio. “As temperatures continue to rise, this is one of our top priorities and we are thrilled that Whole Foods is partnering with us in this effort.”

Additionally, those looking to make a monetary donation will be able to do so by tossing their change into branded HELP of Southern Nevada change jars at all four of Whole Foods’ Las Vegas and Henderson locations or submitting a donation through the nonprofit’s website at www.helpsonv.org.

For more information please contact Abby Quinn at aquinn@helpsonv.org or 702-836-2130.



About HELP of Southern Nevada:
HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, provides jobs to ninety employees and serves approximately 100,000 unduplicated clients each year.  The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals.  Programs available include Emergency Resources, Family Services, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 Call Center and Homeless and Youth Services.  For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org.

About Whole Foods Market®:
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

 

Greens & Proteins Expands Raw Food Menu

GREENS & PROTEINS INTRODUCES EXPANDED RAW FOOD MENU

New Items From Celebrated Chef Stacey Dougan

 

Greens & Proteins Healthy Kitchen, a modern and family-friendly café, adds to its health-conscious menu with afull selection of fresh and flavorful raw offerings crafted by Chef Stacey Dougan, the newest addition to the nutrition-focused team.

Chef Dougan is a noted gourmet vegan expert, raw food chef and nutritionist. Under her direction Greens & Proteins has expanded the raw food menu to include Mock Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a mock chicken salad, cashews and almonds in  butter lettuce wraps topped with alfalfa sprouts and diced tomatoes, Raw Chili Cheese Fries made of raw pumpkin seed chili and raw cheese spread over jicama fries and topped with diced tomatoes, Raw Pizza consisting of herb tomato sauce, raw cheese, Portobello mushrooms, kalamata olives and diced tomatoes on a flax seed pizza crisp and Raw Macho Nachos, pumpkin seed chili, raw cheese, mango salsa, avocado salad and diced tomatoes over raw corn chips.

From across the United States to Ghana, Dougan is internationally known for her skilled techniques and nutrition-focused practice. A vegan for more than 12 years, she has undergone extensive training with world-renowned chefs and nutritionists from the Soul Vegetarian Restaurant, the largest chain of vegan restaurants in the world. After graduating from the Living Foods Institute, she developed a profound nutritional program, expanded her repertoire and branched out to become a master instructor, providing gourmet vegan and raw food preparation seminars. Her experience stems from holding many positions in various parts of the world including Head Executive Chef at Everlasting Life, Atlanta’s premier gourmet raw and living foods restaurant, CEO of ANEW Wellness Spa and Consulting in Ghana, West Africa and Health Editor for the widely circulated magazine, Enjoy Accra.

Currently, Dougan resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the resident vegan chef at Wynn Resort Hotel and Casino. She also conducts ongoing plant based cooking classes and wellness seminars at various Whole Foods Market locations in the Las Vegas area. Additionally, Dougan plays the role of a personal chef, offering gourmet vegan and raw catering services. She has truly utilized her talents as a plant based culinary artist and her optimum nutritional program has assisted in helping clients control common diseasessuch as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, high cholesterol and heart disease.

 

About Greens & Proteins

A modern and family-friendly café that opened November 2011, Greens & Proteins offers a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, gluten-free pizzas, vegan, raw and vegetarian-friendly meals as well as a full HCG and “Build Your Own Meal” menu options.  The eatery also offers fresh and natural beverages including a tasty line of signature Greens & Proteins Juices, fresh-blend smoothies and Greens and Caffeine’s.

Greens & Proteins Healthy Kitchen is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm. For more information call 702.541.7800 or visit www.greensandproteins.com. Greens & Proteins is located at 8975 S. Eastern Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123

 

 

 

In Honor of Cancer Awareness Month Cancer Treatment Centers of America Participates in Several Events in May

Honor of Cancer Awareness Month
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Participates in Several Events in May

CTCA to host Cooking Demonstrations and sponsor Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure® Survivor Recognition Tent in Las Vegas

In honor of Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) will participate in a series of events the first week of May to promote the benefits of healthy living through cooking demonstrations and sponsor the Survivor Recognition Tent at the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure®.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of hospitals committed to providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can be in control of their treatment decisions.

“Our commitment to healthy living goes beyond the walls of our facilities,” says Sharon Day, Director of Nutrition at CTCA. “Sharing the benefits of healthy eating and healthy living with our patients, caregivers and the general public is of paramount importance to us and we are proud to participate in upcoming community events in Las Vegas.”

Wednesday, May 2 – Whole Foods Market – Cooking Demonstration
CTCA Executive Chef Frank Caputo will demonstrate how to cook healthy meals at home and talk about the benefits of healthy eating. Guests will learn how to recreate the Kale and Walnut Pesto, Frank’s Ponzu and Fresh Summer Rolls. In addition to Chef Frank, Sharon Day, Director of Nutrition for Cancer Treatment Centers of America will be available to answer questions, highlight the importance of nutrition and discuss the “Dirty Dozen” – a list of 12 cancer fighting fruits and vegetables. The event will be held at Whole Foods Market on 8855 W. Charleston Blvd. from
6–8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Guests can register online at http://www.meetup.com/The-Las-Vegas-Whole-Foods-Market-Meetup-Group/

Thursday, May 3 – “Taste & Toast Thursdays” at Tivoli Village – Cooking Demonstration
Executive Chef Frank Caputo is the featured chef at this event located at Tivoli Village in the Northwest. He will be demonstrating healthy cooking, promoting healthy living and providing samples of Detox Delicious, a smoothie made with organic fruits and vegetables. Throughout the demonstration, Sharon Day, Director of Nutrition for CTCA will highlight the importance of nutrition and the “Dirty Dozen.” Guests will receive recipe cards and materials on the benefits of healthy eating. This event will be held from 5-8 p.m. and is free to the public.

Saturday, May 5 – Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure® at Fremont Street Experience
CTCA will participate in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® at Fremont Street Experience. CTCA is the local sponsor of the Survivor Recognition Tent this year. The race will begin at 8:15 a.m. To register for the event or for more information, please visit www.komensouthernnevada.org

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with complex cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com

Hope and Health Symposium To Assist Insulin Dependent Diabetics February 25

Hope and Health Symposium To Assist
Insulin Dependent Diabetics February 25

Symposium Registration at www.jdrflv.org

 Children, adults, families and those who care for patients with insulin dependent diabetes will learn about the latest developments in diabetes care during the second annual JDRF’s Hope and Health Symposium on February 25, 2012 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Student Union.

Guest speakers with a variety of professional diabetes related backgrounds will offer information and insight during multiple sessions dealing with such topics as: diabetes, the importance of nutrition and physical activity, body and mind well-being, diabetes management, treatments and research.  Sessions for children will run simultaneously with the adult sessions and will include field games and age appropriate diabetes and nutritional education.

During the afternoon session, attendees will also be able to take part in an open forum where they can ask specific questions of the experts. In addition, participants are welcome to view and interact with local diabetes management supply representatives in the vendor exhibit hall.

Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the symposium is free of charge but those who wish to attend must register before February 10, 2012.  Visit www.jdrflv.org  to register.  

The Whole Foods Market will provide lunch without charge.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to reduce the number of uninsured as well as organizations and nonprofit charities that promote the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s annual associate giving campaign and its parent foundation provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about the Foundation please visit www.wellpointfoundation.org .
About JDRF
JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump–each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with T1D, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org.