Coming soon – Summerlin Festival for the Arts

Get ready for the outdoor Festival of the Arts in Downtown Summerlin and its Free!!  The weekend event will be held October 13 and 14 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn at Downtown Summerlin.

The festival is not just an art festival; it also features music, entertainment and food.  If you have not been, the area is very walkable and the weather should be incredible- as you know October is one of the best months in the Las Vegas valley.

At this point (and I’m sure more will be added) there will be 100 creative fine artists displaying artwork for sale.  There will be an area for children’s activities as well as an area for entertainment and music.  And of course the restaurants of Downtown Summerlin will be offering delicious food to keep you fueled for all the activities.

There will be products for sale like artisan food products, basketry, batik, clay and ceramics, drawings, glass, gourds, jewelry, leather crafts, metal, photography, printmaking, sculpture and much more in the Consumer & Carnivals, Gifts & Handicrafts industries.

I’m sure more information will be available as we get closer to the weekend of the festival so I will likely be following up this blog with another to keep you apprised.

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I Stay Positive Most of the Time… However

I really hate seeing litter and cigarette butts all over the streets of Las Vegas (and other places it doesn’t belong)!

I don’t understand why some people feel it’s OK to litter! Why can’t they throw their garbage and cigarette butts in a trash container when outside.  Do they treat their own homes that way – leaving trash wherever it drops?  It’s disgusting! Oh, and if you say something to them (and I do) then you are the jerk, not them…

Come on – we live in a community and you are annoying the heck out of your neighbors when you have a cigarette and throw it out the window of your car or stomp it out on the ground and let it blow in the wind and wind up in someone else’s yard (or worse). Clean up your own mess – get an ash tray that has a cover.

I want to show off many areas of Las Vegas when people come to visit and there is nothing worse to go to let’s say Downtown Summerlin and see cigarette butts all over the street.  There are plenty of trash containers in Downtown Summerlin.  Think of it as a little exercise – bend down pick up your butt and walk it to the proper receptacle – you might feel good about having some pride in where you live.

Plus you are setting a good example for the next generation (I don’t mean smoking) by picking up any litter you happen to see.  It shows pride and thoughtfulness and a good lesson for everyone to learn.

I had a friend years ago tell me the reason that he litters is “to create jobs”; then someone must get paid to pick it up. That’s just crazy talk as far as I’m concerned.

We are all responsible for keeping this planet beautiful – just do your part & pick up after yourself. I know it’s easier to throw it out the window, butt (pun intended) have a little bit of class… please… and if you see some trash on the ground – pick that up too.

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Great Local Theatre in Las Vegas

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This is the first of my monthly blogs about the wonderful local theatre scene in Las Vegas.  Most Las Vegans are aware of the many the productions on the “Strip”, however many are not aware of the great amateur productions (the shows are so good that you will think that professionals are running the show) in our non-stop city.

If you know me, you know I love live theatre – I love to attend and I love to perform (see me in Pirates of Penzance at the Super Summer Theatre’s Spring Mountain Ranch thru September 22nd)

Looking ahead to October there is a must see play at the Cockroach Theatre that has its residency at the Art Square Theatre at 1025 South First Street in the Arts District.  The play is The Dog/The Cat.

The Dog/The Cat is a comedy; actually two comedies.  Alex and Albert have decided to get a divorce and wouldn’t it be great if they could see their break-up through the eyes of their Dog and rap-star Cat.

The Dog –It could be called Two Men, One Woman, a Park and a Dog – and everyone knows that nothing breaks the ice like a cute dog. This funny play paints a not-so-flattering portrait of the tricky line between friendship and romance, and of the insatiable appetite of Jack Russell terriers for the most disgusting things they can find.

The Cat– Owning a cat is not easy. Co-owning a cat with your ex is less easy. Co-owning a smart-talking, irritable, meddling cat with your ex is comedy.

Need a laugh? Well look no further. You should come and see these two charming and funny plays.

The show’s premiere is Thursday October 25 and it runs through Sunday November 11.  For tickets and more information visit:  http://www.cockroachtheatre.com

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Did Al Davis Way replace Dean Martin Drive?

Have you seen all the construction on the new Raiders stadium on Russell Road?  It looks like they are working round the clock for the stadium to be ready for the 2020 football season and the team’s move to Las Vegas.

Plus Al Davis is getting a street named after him – the address of the stadium will be 3333 Al Davis Way.  The original address was 5617 Dean Martin Drive – and no Dean Martin Drive is not going away. There is a small road that notches into the northeast corner of the lot which didn’t have a name. It was simply a connector road between Aldebaran Avenue and Dean Martin Drive.  That connector road is now Al Davis way.

Al Davis, of course, was the Managing General Partner of the Raiders for nearly 50 years. He was an NFL pioneer and was the face of the Raiders as well as its voice and keeper of the Raider mystique. The stadium should absolutely be located on a street bearing his name.

Here is a bit of history of the soon to be Las Vegas Raiders.  The team was established on January 30, 1960; 58 years ago and played their first season in 1960 in Oakland at the Alameda County Coliseum and stayed in Oakland through 1981.  At that time the team moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and stayed there until 1994 when they moved back to Oakland.  In 2020 they are expected to open the season in their new stadium here in Las Vegas.

The team’s first three years of operation was a little shaky with poor on-field performance, financial difficulties, and spotty attendance. In 1963 things started turning around with the introduction of head coach (and eventual owner) Al Davis. In 1967 the Raiders reached the postseason for the first time. The team would go on to win its first and only AFL Championship that year. Al Davis owned the team from 1972 until his death in 2011. Control of the franchise was then given to Al’s son Mark Davis.

In the years between 1967 and now the Raiders won 3 Super Bowls – 1976, 1980 and 1983.  On March 27, 2017, NFL team owners voted nearly unanimously to approve the Raiders’ application to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas, Nevada, in a 31-to-1 vote at the annual league meetings in Phoenix, Arizona. The Raiders plan to remain in Oakland through 2018 – and possibly 2019 – and relocate to Las Vegas in either 2019 or 2020, depending on the completion of the team’s planned new stadium.

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Grab your Kids and Take them to Fox Hill Park in Summerlin

Summerlin, the award winning master-planned community is home to the adventure play-themed Fox Hill Park that opened in December 2017. The park is incredible – perfect for keeping your kids active with many great features that they will want play on (and you will want to join in the fun).  They might even forget about video games.

The large park sits on 18-acres in the Paseos Village next to Vassiliadis Elementary School, 215 Antelope Ridge Drive. The following are some of the features:

  • 13 acres of park and grass fields for free play
  • 3 slides with soft landings
  • 2 “live wire” zip lines for kids 8 years and up
  • 30 foot climbing tower called The Orange Beast
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  •  20 play structures
  • Custom swings
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Several Gazebos *No bbq pits or electrical outlets in any of the gazebos

Fox Hill Park is colorful, vibrant and is designed to keep kids moving and thinking, with the structures fueling their imagination.  Plus the park looks and feels a bit like Disneyland, only better because it’s located here. “Fox Hill Park encourages physical activity which is good for both mind and body.  Kids today need more spaces and places to run, jump, climb, roll, skip and imagine, and Fox Hill Park is just the ticket.  Its super-charged fun packaged into a wonderful outdoor park that will be enjoyed equally by kids and adults” stated Julie Cleaver vice president of planning and design for Summerlin.

The park’s design incorporates the area’s elevated and sloping topography with planted turf on a select hillside that screams, ‘hey kids, roll down me!’ Fox Hill Park is the perfect amenity for the village’s many families who call it home as well as the rest of the families in the Summerlin area.

Summerlin offers over 250 parks of all sizes that contribute to its hallmark outdoor lifestyle.  All equipment at Fox Hill Park was carefully selected and placed and has been certified by ASTM, a global organization that establishes standards of performance in a variety of disciplines, industries and products, including playground equipment.   According to Cleaver, ensuring the safety and quality of the park’s many structures was paramount.  “While fun was our goal with Fox Hill Park, safety is always the top priority.”

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Pirates of Penzance will be at the Super Summer Theatre and I’m in it

Arrgh maties the Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch production of Pirates of Penzance opens in just over a week and I am a pirate!  We are working hard in rehearsals and having the best time – so come out and enjoy an evening under the stars watching this timeless play by the masterful team of Gilbert & Sullivan. Bonus: It’s about 10-15 degrees cooler there then in the valley.

This show is presented by the Sin City Opera with a few of its own twists and includes one of the best patter songs of all time, along with swoon-fully, catchy tunes in this funny and hopeful operatic farce featuring the least brutish pirates that ever lived. You’ll be hooked on this swashbuckling favorite about love, laughter, and loyalty. The approximate run time is 2 hours and 20 minutes with no intermission.  The show will be performed on three consecutive Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Thursday September 6 with the last show on Saturday September 22 (the 8th is already sold out, so don’t wait to get your tickets).

Super Summer Theatre is located at Spring Mountain Ranch. This State Park is exactly 10 miles west of the 215/West Charleston intersection.  Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic dinner to enjoy this great operatic comedy. “The mission of SUPER SUMMER THEATRE is to promote the use of Nevada State Parks by providing quality, family-oriented, and reasonably priced outdoor cultural entertainment to the community including theatrical arts educational opportunities.”

All SST productions are performed by amateur actors which means no one gets paid for their performances, but don’t think for a minute that the shows lack talent (let’s face it in Las Vegas there is no shortage of people that love to perform).  Prices are very reasonable $15 per person for general admission plus a service fee of $2.50.

To learn more and buy your tickets visit http://bit.ly/2wpu9Pu

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Summerlin Scholarship Program to help High School Graduates

The master-plan community of Summerlin created The Summerlin Children’s Forum, a non-profit organization in 1997.  This program aids Summerlin high school seniors that are residents of Summerlin with college scholarships.

This year three scholarships were awarded to the following recipients: Caitlyn Somers, a Faith Lutheran grad heading to UCLA to study English, Lauren Epstein from Palo Verde High School and going to Arizona State University to study biomedical engineering and Zachary Marks from West Career and Technical Academy heading to University of Utah to study political science and international studies.

To date the Summerlin’s Children Forum has funded just under $640,000 in scholarships, enrichment grants and special educational programs since its inception in 1997.

Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin, stated “These students are representative of the very best in their respective schools and in their community.  The scholarships are awarded to those who have achieved academically, while giving back to the community and school through a commitment to service and extracurricular activities.

Summerlin is one the most awarded master-planned communities in the United States and offers many newly built homes in almost 35 neighborhoods.  There are also many existing homes listed for sale throughout the entire community at prices from the $200,000s to over $1 million.

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