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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Choose to have an amazing day….Jeff

The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade – Only 1 Week Away

It’s really hard to believe that July 4th is only one week away – this year has just flown by. My family and I love the Summerlin Patriotic Parade so much. It has become a tradition for us to get up early on the 4th of July and find a perfect spot up front on the parade route to set up our little shade structure. In fact, a few times Nicole & Emma have gotten up even earlier to run the Firecracker 5K run (this year it is the evening before at 7:00 pm for some reason). I don’t run ☺

We always have a great time and besides watching a great parade we get to meet other families that are as excited as we are to see the pageantry float by.

This year is very special as the Summerlin parade celebrates its 20th year. There are 70 bands, balloons and floats – the parade gets better every year with additions to the festivities. This year there will be a float for the Las Vegas Golden Knights to show how beloved they are in the community.

The parade travels along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe Road and Hills Center, then south on Hills Center Drive concluding on Trailwood Drive at the entrance of the Trails Village Shopping Center. Arrive early to get a prime viewing area along the route.

You get to see neighbors wrangling the big balloons and marching bands keeping in time. Some of the floats are aimed at young children with their favorite stories as the theme of these floats.

The feeling you get watching everyone taking great pride in our country and our city is pure joy and how proud we all are to be in this incredible country. There is nothing quite like it. For parade details, just go to: http://summerlink.com/patriotic-parade

I want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. And please be careful if handling fireworks. The air is extra dry and you can easily start a fire, or get hurt. Maybe you just want to let the professionals handle it and watch the fireworks at Red Rock Casino or at Green Valley Ranch Hotel?

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Las Vegas Little Theatre is host to the Vegas Fringe Festival

The ninth annual Vegas Fringe Festival has begun with performances from June 8 – 17 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre at 3920 Schiff Drive near the corner of Spring Mountain and Valley View with performances in both the Mainstage and Black Box Theatres.  There are many new and established plays and performances being performed several times through the dates of the festival and the performances are no longer than 90 minutes. I, myself am performing in one of the shows entitled “Any Body for Tea?”, a whimsical story about a handsome homicide detective who learns his neighbors would “kill” to have tea with him!

So what is a Fringe?  The Fringe started in 1947 as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Though not invited to participate, groups of actors, musicians, and the like decided to perform at various venues on the fringe of the EIF. Robert Kemp, a local journalist,  in 1948 gave the festival the name Fringe: “Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before…” Kemp wrote.

In the United States no one organization or individual owns, controls or regulates the name “Fringe”. There are no national rules for how each individual festival operates; festival content, finances, and structure vary from city to city.  Generally, all festivals are committed to an open forum of expression that minimizes the financial risks for both artists and audiences. Fringes work hard to keep production fees and ticket prices low so that more people can participate in the festivals.

The performances are not censored – you will find anything from bawdy to family-friendly.  Fringes are a vast variety of genres and feature a wide array of original material—sometimes by design, but usually because that’s what Fringes do naturally well.  The festivals take place in many different cities and countries and can last a few weeks.  In Las Vegas the Fringe lasts for 10 days.

Now you know what a Fringe is – so what is stopping you from getting tickets – there is still time. The website is http://www.lvlt.org/fringe2018

Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space? We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

The Free Jazz in the Park Concert Series is back for the 29th Year

Most visitors think Las Vegas is all about gambling and glitzy shows, however we locals know better.  The Clark County Parks and Recreation District has offered the Jazz in the Park Concert Series for the last twenty-eight years and has already kicked off its twenty ninth series.

The concerts are held at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheatre located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway and the concerts are and the parking are free!  If you are planning to go with a picnic basket along with a blanket or low back chairs seating starts at 5 p.m. with performances starting as early as 6:30 p.m.  There is food and beverages for sale on site as well.

The next performance is this Saturday May 26 featuring Diane Schuur.  Ms. Schuur nicknamed “Deedles”, is an American jazz singer and pianist.  She has been blind from birth and has the ability of absolute pitch memory plus a clear vocal tone.  Schurr has won Grammy awards for best female jazz vocal performance in 1986 and 1987 as well as three other Grammy nominations.

Schuur has released 23 albums and has started to her jazz range to include the spirit of country music, pop and Latin gospel.  Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra was her most successful album- it stayed at number 1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts for 33 weeks.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and the White House.

On June 2 the show will be The Groove Project, that is comprised of three well recognized artists: Oli Silk who is a British smooth jazz keyboardist as well as producer and composer,  the Saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars who has topped the charts on Billboards Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors, and Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is an outstanding performer who has a “take no prisoners” performance attitude. Over the past 25 years, he has reached millions touring the world with his “a la Santana meets Benson” musical style.

On June 16 Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers will be performing.  Abair has had two Grammy award nominations – she is a vocalist as well as a saxophonist and author.

In her solo career she has produced ten number 1 radio singles as well as two number 1 Billboard Jazz CD. Abair performed with the rock band Aerosmith for their 2012 Summer Tour and has joined Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg for a night at the Beacon Theatre.

Past performances this year included Ghost-Note, Bill Frisell, and Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen.

For more information you can call Clark County Parks and Recreation at (702) 455-8200 or visit their website at http://bit.ly/2x2zX5b. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on Twitter and Facebook

Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail space?  We can help you with that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

Thursday May 10 is RED Day, a Day of Giving Back

RED Day should not be confused with Red Nose Day.  RED Day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate. It’s a day where Keller Williams associates around the world spend the day away from their business serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities.

A few years ago Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas decided they would serve the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) on RED Day.  Did you know that there are 7,000 homeless youths on the streets of Las Vegas on any given day?  Shocking I know – I was stunned by that number.

Many of the kids who find themselves on the street will go to a Terrible Herbst (any of the many) in Las Vegas where there is a sign saying “safe place”.  The workers at Terrible Herbst will call the NPHY and the “at risk” teen will be picked up and taken to the intake center and given a meal and a toothbrush or other necessities.  They also have counselors and social workers to speak with the teen and evaluate them. In this same location, these teens can get help from tutors so they can keep up with their education.  Also they can get medical or dental aid through the program or just drop by when they need some food.  The mission is to keep at risk teens from falling through the cracks and committing crimes, doing drugs or get swept up in prostitution.

The NPHY has a few residences they maintain for kids that are trying to become more stable.  Keller Williams Las Vegas helps with upgrades and repairs to these homes to make them livable spaces.  Replace fixtures, fix and repair lighting and pipes in the kitchens and baths and even provide bedding and dishes to the homes.  If you are a builder or someone who has access to building materials and are willing to donate to this admirable cause – (or even give a good discount) please reach out to me at 702 SELL NOW (702-735-5669)!

Would you do me a favor? Yes, you! If every person reading this blog would go to my business FB page (https://www.facebook.com/HowardTeamLV/) and donate $1 to our RED Day fundraiser, it will go a long way towards our goal to help the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

Choose to have an amazing day…..Jeff

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Ridgebrook 4th Annual Garage Sale – Saturday April 28

 

The community of Ridgebrook is having their 4th Annual Garage Sale on Saturday April 28 from 8 a.m. until noon.  Unlike some parts of this country, we are in the middle of spring in the Las Vegas Valley – spring cleaning is well underway and that means lots and lots of great stuff will be for sale – COME AND GET A GREAT DEAL!!!!

A good garage sale has two important components – one: great merchandise and two: lots of people looking for a great deal.  Well we have incredible diverse items to buy! That means you have to come to Ridgebrook.  Driving here is easy. From Town Center, take Desert Inn west, go over the 215 and take the first left.  There will be a park with kids handing out maps of homes that have great stuff for sale.

The Village of Ridgebrook is one of the smaller villages that are part of the award winning master-planned community of Summerlin and located near the Ridges.  There are four beautiful neighborhoods in Ridgebrook that circle a lovely park.  There is Echo Ridge, Granite Peaks, Sunset Ridge and Southstar.  The area is family-friendly and located close to the 215 Beltway – so you can get anywhere in the valley quickly.  Ridgebrook is also very near Downtown Summerlin – a retail, restaurant and entertainment destination.  Plus home of the Golden Knights training facility (they love when fans come to cheer then on when they are training).

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Have an amazing day………Jeff

 

December calendar of events in and around Summerlin

OK, so calendar may be the wrong term; more like overview . . .

After years of waiting, it’s finally open, and if you have not visited yet, Downtown Summerlin, just south of Red Rock Resort, is offering the Rock Rink, an ice rink set to be open through mid-January from 4 to 9 p.rn. Mondays through Thursdays; 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. school holidays, Holiday hours are set from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 24, 10 a.rn. to 6 p.rn. Dec. 31 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 1. The rink will be closed Dec. 25th. For more information, call 702-832-1000 or visit http://www.DowntownSummerlin.com

Tivoli Village is on the corner of Rampart and Alta has a few events scheduled. Santa will be on hand for the junior paparazzi (the kids) from noon-4:00 on Fridays, 9:00-4:00 Saturdays and 11:00 to 4 on Sundays. Photo packages start from only $5. During those times you can also ride on the trackless train for $3 per ride or $5 for two rides. And if your pet wants to get a photo with the fat man, you can do that at Shaggy Chic from 5:00-8:00 on December 10 (today) and again on the 17th. The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell run (5K & 10K) is also set for this Saturday the 13th at 8 AM. Get some bells for your shoe laces and dress as much in the holiday spirit as you choose and help raise money for this worthy cause. There will also be live entertainment, vendors providing breakfast and a Reindeer Dash to Kidville. And if you are considering singing “Auld Lang Syne” at Tivoli this year, cab rides home are free (witihin 10 miles) from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM on New Years Eve. For more information about Tivoli Village events, visit http://www.TivoliVillageLV.com

If you are interested in what I always called “The Christmas Pageant”, The Redrock Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its annual Live Nativity at Opportunity Village, (6050 S. Buffalo Drive). Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 10 (tonight); 6 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11; and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. The free outdoor portrayal of the birth of the son of God features live actors, live animals, scripture narration and music. Parking is free, and all seats are offered on a first -come, first-served basis, (except for the 3 wise men, who can sit wherever they like). For more information, visit http://www.TheNativityLV.com

If you want to see a different approach to holiday lights, about 45 minutes east of Summerlin, the “Dock of Lights” event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Callville Bay Resort and Marina at Lake Mead. The event, presented by the Lake Mead Yacht Club, is set to feature a wonderland of holiday scenes displayed on boats docked at the marina and a drive-through Trailer Village Festival of Lights. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.callvillebay.com