Summerlin Half Marathon

The Las Vegas Valley comes alive as we get into our spring months and if you are a runner the Summerlin Half Marathon is right up your alley.  While others are biking in the Tour de Summerlin take part of this day of exercise by joining in this event.

The 10th Annual Summerlin Half Marathon is Saturday, April 25th at 7:15 am.  The location of the starting line is The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin®.  The following is a schedule of fees for registering. 

January 1, 2020 – February 28, 2020 – $85
March 1, 2020 – April 6, 2020 – $95
April 8, 2019 – April 25, 2019 – $105

To register click here: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/50875

Not only will you get your heart pumping – you will be running through the magnificent scenic parks and community of Summerlin. The 13.1 mile course begins at Downtown Summerlin at the Great Lawn and travels through Summerlin’s best trail parks filled with desert landscape, set to the backdrop of the breathtaking skyline of the Red Rock Mountains. The final stretch will provide views of the Las Vegas Strip ending back at Downtown Summerlin. All participants will receive a really cool tech shirt and awesome finisher’s medal!

Following the race, join all the action at Downtown Summerlin’s “Wellness Festival” featuring complimentary fitness classes, entertainment, children’s activities and more!

If that’s not for you – go have a light meal in one of the many restaurants or go buy yourself a present for completing a half marathon (that’s no small feat).  Downtown Summerlin offers a large array of both shops and restaurants.

And if you do not live in Summerlin and you run the race and see how beautiful the master-planned community is – contact me.  I would be happy to show you homes in the many villages of Summerlin and soon you could call Summerlin home too.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of that… just call us at 702 SELL NOW or click on this link to my website http://www.702SellNow.com

Southern Nevada’s Longest Running Biking Event – Tour de Summerlin

Tour de Summerlin will mark the 20th year of this event making it the longest running bicycle event on Southern Nevada. This event will be held on Saturday April 25 and is made possible through the encouragement and support of the beautiful master-plan of Summerlin and the Howard Hughes Corporation.  When it was created in 2000 the object was – the most ‘rider friendly’ bicycling event in the southwest, and that same idea stuck to this mission year after year after year.

This event shows off the active lifestyle for which this area is known for with scenic backdrops that make it one of the best places to bicycle in the entire Southwest. It is a great way to see a good amount of the villages in Summerlin and if you are looking for a home to purchase in the master-plan you can get a feel of where you might want to live.  After the race contact me and we can discuss what you are looking for in a neighborhood and a home.

One of the most unique aspects of the Tour de Summerlin is the abundant amount of biking lanes that are used throughout the different routes. The #1 commitment has always been rider safety and utilizing miles and miles of biking lanes created for a ‘rider friendly’ experience. It’s also hard to beat the winning combination of Summerlin’s man-made amenities and Mother Nature.

This year’s start and finish line will again be located at beautiful Downtown Summerlin -the ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in southern Nevada. Invite your family and friends to come out and enjoy a day of shopping and dining before heading over to the finish line to cheer you on! The Tour de Summerlin is sure to create a dynamic and engaging experience for the entire community.  The Registration fee is $80.  More information and registration go to www.tourdesummerlin.com

The Tour de Summerlin will continue to offer three different ride distances: 80, 40 and 20 miles. With it being so early in the biking season (April), the sponsors believe that it’s important to maintain routes that are still challenging enough for the most serious riders, but also attainable for those riders who are looking to push themselves to a higher level or complete a long distance for the first time as the weather begins to warm. The sponsors are constantly striving to enhance and improve the ride experiences. This involves evaluating current and future road construction, possible safety issues and minimizing stoplight and stop sign constrictions.  Stay tuned for any last minute route changes by following Tour de Summerlin on Facebook and Twitter

After the race, join the activities for all the action at Downtown Summerlin’s “Wellness Festival” featuring complimentary fitness classes, entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Start Times for Tour de Summerlin
7 AM – 80 mile ride
8:15 AM – 40 mile ride
9:15 AM – 20 mile ride

One more thing -If you are traveling from out of the area and would like to rent a bicycle for the event, we’ve got you covered. Just contact McGhies Ski, Bike & Board at 702-252-8077 and they will reserve a bike for you and get you properly fitted so you are riding the correctly sized bike. Open 7am – 4pm.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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 Year of the Rat – Chinese New Year Celebrations Around Las Vegas

January 25 is the start of the Lunar or Chinese New Year (running through February 8) celebrations and of course Las Vegas has many different venues enjoying revelry for the occasion.  Each year the Bellagio Conservatory has a spectacular display for the Lunar New Year and this year is no exception.  This exhibit is already open for viewing and it runs through March 7.

The Fashion Show Mall has Chinese New Year at Great Hall.  There will be a Lantern Garden Light Show, everyday at 2, 6 & 8pm January 25- February 8th.  On January 26th there will be a Chinese New Year Celebration at 2pm. Experience the vibrant traditions of Chinese New Year with a cultural performance of a lifetime. Walk through the history and beauty of Chinese New Year through dragons, lions, modern & traditional dances, lantern garden & much more!  On February 1 the Fashion Show Mall will present East Meets West Runway Show 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm.

Downtown Las Vegas Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020:  Parade Downtown Las Vegas Main Street 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  The Vegas Golden Knights return as the Title Parade Sponsor for the 2nd year.  Chance, the team mascot, and the team’s drumline, the Knight Line will officially kick off the Spring Festival Parade.  The parade features colorful costumes and talented performers and has become a Las Vegas tradition. The parade begins at Utah Street/Main Street and goes North on Main Street to California Street and then you can move on to the Parade-After Party in The Arts District until 2 p.m.  The family-friendly celebration will include lion dances, a youth hockey clinic by the Vegas Golden Knights, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese music performances and folk dances. Children can make lanterns, crane origami and free t-shirts in the craft area throughout the day.  All entertainment is free and open to the public.

Downtown Summerlin will have the third annual Lunar New Year celebration for the Year of the Rat at Downtown Summerlin on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 6 p.m.  Enjoy a festive dragon & lion dance with percussion ensemble in partnership with Guan Strong Lion Arts Association, traditional fan dancers, stilt-walkers and lucky red envelopes filled with gift cards* and more! The parade will start on Park Centre Drive – near Champs and will end in front of H&M.

All these events are free to the public.

Each year I try to remember my lunar sign and then I look it up and get it wrong.  I always think I’m in the year of the Monkey; however, my birthday is in January and before the lunar New Year that year, so I was actually born in the year of the Goat, which is the eighth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Goat and Deer set off together, but they needed to cross a river. There were no boats available, so they had to swim across. The Deer couldn’t take it and gave up. Goat struggled on by himself and finally made it to the party as eighth place. That sounds like me! I hate to miss a great party!

Want to look up your sign – click here https://chinesenewyear.net/zodiac/

Caution: the Chinese New Year moves between 21 January and 20 February, so if your birthday falls between those dates you may have to look it up to check. Just google “when did lunar new year begin in xxxx”. And if you were born between January 1 & January 20, then your Chinese Zodiac animal will be the one listed for the year before you were born…

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Tour De Force: A FREE Cirque Performance… with a message

This Cirque performance will be at the Summerlin Library on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:30PM – 8:45PM and a cannot miss for all family members.  Bullying is a real threat in today’s world – at school and in the workplace and to see a magical journey of self discovery can be so helpful to those that have been bullied at some point.

The best part – These is a free event and open to the public – seating is first come first served.

The anti-bullying musical cirque spectacle entertains the audience through acrobatics, contortion and high-flying aerials; as self-doubt and pain are transformed into power and unstoppable strength.

The thought-provoking performance will move, inspire, and engage the audience. The ensemble cast of Troupe Du Cirque, is headlined by a group of local youth artists who have been seen on television and graced some of the world’s largest stages.

Free2Luv, the producer of TOUR DE FORCE, is an award-winning youth empowerment nonprofit that transforms the bullied to brave, celebrates individuality, and saves lives through education, arts, and entertainment. To learn more about the producers of Tour De Force, visit Free2Luv.org.

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by special guest, Free2Luv Ambassador, and actor, Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and the Transformers BumbleBee.

Teen actor Chris Edward Garcia, known for Legacy, Samoan Gold, and We All We Got, stars in Tour De Force as a young man struggling with bullying and depression.

Miah Green is an aerialist, actress, and model from Las Vegas, Nevada who has performed aerials all over the U.S. For the past 3 years, Miah has walked the runway at NYFW and LAFW, including modeling for major clothing brands.

Jocelyn Hunt is a 12 year old award winning circus artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has performed with Cirque Du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Free2Luv’s Tour Du Force, and Utah Film Awards, and is soon to be a part of Circus Couture’s 10 year anniversary charity event.

We are so lucky to live in Las Vegas and have a community that takes on difficult issues like bullying in an artistic way.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

A Knight of Skating at the City National Arena

As we all know the holiday season is hectic – decorating your home, buying presents for your friends and family and a host of other things to prepare to make the holiday special.

Why not take a break for a few hours and spend time with the family – kids included and go to A Knight of Skating on Saturday December 21 from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. at City National Arena – home of the best team in hockey the Vegas Golden Knights.

This is a free event with ice skating, photos with Santa, cookie decorating and hot cocoa – a great family activity.  Your kids will love being in the Arena with all the Golden Knights pictures and who knows you might want to look in the gift shop and buy a Golden Knights tee shirt or sweater – there are lots of items to purchase for all the people on your list.

You can go and walk around Downtown Summerlin across the street to grab a bite to eat or do more shopping – or go to the movies.  There is so much to do there.  There is also a holiday parade in Downtown Summerlin on Park Centre Drive at 6:00 p.m. that night so if you time it correctly you can watch some of the parade and attend the Knight of Skating.  You kids will be thrilled.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Deadline Approaching –The Summerlin Annual Toy Drive Needs your Help (sooner than you might think)

 

We all want to put a smile on a kids face especially during the holidays. So now is the time to do just that. The annual Summerlin Toy Drive is back this year – giving toys to underprivileged kids for the holidays and bringing a little joy to everyone. The unwrapped new toys must be dropped off by the end of the day on December 13.

Before you read any further, to ensure that we get the most donations possible, here are 2 ways I will make it even easier for you to help;

  1. If you bought toys at the grocery store or online, and you live in Summerlin, I will pick up the toys from you.
  2. If you want to help financially, and don’t have time to shop, then I will accept donations of money and or gift cards and I will go shopping on December 12th and deliver those as well!

Or… the community will be accepting UNWRAPPED new toys at the following locations:

Downtown Summerlin Concierge – In the breezeway of One Summerlin from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Las Vegas Ballpark: 1650 S. Pavilion Center Drive (main office on Oval Park Drive under the “K” in Ballpark); 702-943-7240; open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summerlin Corporate office: 10845 Griffith Peak Drive, Suite 160, 89135; 702-791-4000; open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summerlin HOA South: 2115 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 220, 89135; open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summerlin HOA North: 2120 Snow Trail, 89124; open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Ridges Custom Homesite Sales Center — 11277 Marble Ridge Drive, 89135; 702-255-2500; open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

This toy drive is organized by the Howard Hughes Corp. – the developer of the master-planned community of Summerlin. According to Tom Warden, senior vice president of Community and Government Relations for Summerlin stated “Our community’s response to this effort is historically strong and we expect this year to be no different”.  Summerlin’s toy drive is in conjunction with Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly’s initiative to ensure every child living in Southern Nevada has a gift for the holidays.

So don’t be a Grinch and if you can only afford ONE toy just think of the smile you will be bringing to one kids face.  I love supporting the Summerlin community and especially organizations that help kids, and I hope you’ll join me this year.

Do you have a need for commercial / industrial / retail buildings or land? Are you ready to buy or sell a home? Do you want 3 cash offers? We can help you with all of 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

Summerlin Circus Time! @ Crossings Park Summerlin has come to town

Did you ever want to run away with the circus? Well this Saturday and Sunday (November 9 and 10) you can do the next best thing – come on visit the Summerlin Circus.

It’s a marvelous spectacle. Two fantastic shows will be showcased each day at 2 and 4 p.m.  Watch as thrilling daredevils, acrobats, aerialists, high wire walkers and clowns delight the entire family.  All Summerlin residents are invited to experience the show.

Take the entire family to see acts from many countries.

Mark your calendars for this special event and share in the excitement of your child’s first circus.  Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7 each with proof of residency at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vista’s Community Centers beginning October 21. The event is sponsored by American Crown Circus and Circo Osorio

In addition, tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Crossing Park for $10 each.  For more information, please call 702.341-5500.

Crossings Park is located at 1111 Crestdale Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89144.  Click here for directions https://www.mapquest.com/us/nevada/the-crossing-park-361745085

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

Vintage Market Days® of Southern Nevada presents “Urban Harvest”

Attention all of you that love all things vintage.  This coming weekend starting Friday October 25 thru Sunday October 27 Vintage Market Days is coming to Downtown Summerlin.

The event is an upscale vintage & vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market that  features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings, and a little more. There will also be all sorts of consumable baked goods, jams and other types of foods – all delicious.

The Market is a three-day event held two times/year! Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues throughout the country. The Market will also provide the customer with a very special shopping experience to both vendors and customers throughout the country!

The event in Downtown Summerlin will be held at 1825 Festival Plaza Drive Las Vegas, NV 89135

Event Hours & Admissions

  • Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10
  • Friday, October 25, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • General Admission (Sat/Sun)
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 (1 day pass) $5
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.
  • Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

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

Two Fun Events This Weekend in Summerlin

Pumpkin Patch  is a two day event October 10 and 11 running from 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. located  at The Vista Community Center : 11312 Parkside Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89138  The Cost for the event is: $5 pre-sale; $7 day-of-event.

Fall is here and that means pumpkin-picking time! Whether you’re decorating your home, carving pumpkins with the kids, or making your famous pumpkin pie, the Summerlin Pumpkin Patch offers fresh-from-the-farm pumpkins for choosing. To guarantee a pumpkin, residents may purchase a pre-sale Pumpkin Patch ticket at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vistas Community Centers for $5 per pumpkin.  Each pre-sold pumpkin may be redeemed by coupon at the Summerlin Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkins may be purchased at the patch for $7 each as availability permits. (Proof of residency required.)

 

Wild West Fall Fest takes place on Friday October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.at Vista Park.  There will be a free concert and a lot of games to play with a cost of $8.  Vista Park is located at:  11312 Parkside Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89138

It’s time for Summerlin residents to have a good time, western style! Circle up your wagons on and follow the tumbleweed to the Vistas Park for Wild West Fall Fest.  The highlight of this fun-filled evening will be a free concert from country-music band, “Tony Marques Band.”  Bring a low-back chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of this hometown favorite band beginning at 6 p.m.  Please note that alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at the Vistas Park.

In addition to the free concert, residents can purchase wristbands and get in gear for some western fun including “calf-roping,” panning for “gold,” petting zoo visits and much more.  Wristbands may be purchased at the Trails, Willows, Gardens and Vistas Community Centers.  Day-of passes are $8 each and will be sold at the Vistas Park beginning at 4:30 p.m. (Proof of residency is required.)  For more information, please call 702.341.5500.

Lots to do and so close to home – another reason to live in Summerlin.

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

Happenings around the Las Vegas Valley for October 2019

Fall is here in the Las Vegas Valley and with it comes tons of activities you can enjoy in the month of October – the following is a list of events along with when and where they are.  (Many of these events are kid friendly too).

October 4, First Friday – Hunt for unique treasures, chow down on tasty food, and enjoy live music and art at this monthly festival of creativity in the Arts District. The First Friday Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to supporting local arts and culture.
Time: 5–11 pm Location: 1025 S. 1st St., Las Vegas www.ffflv.org

October 4–5, Henderson Hot Rod Days – Like all types of cars?  Take the family to see classic, custom, and muscle cars plus with trucks, hot rods, and one-of-a-kind vehicles. There are family-friendly activities, live entertainment, food, souvenir vendors, and an awards presentation.  Time: 3–10 pm Friday, 8 am–6 pm Saturday Location: Water Street, Henderson  www.cityofhenderson.com

October 4–6, Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival – Feast on an enormous array of delicious foods, invigorate yourself with sensational spirits, and enjoy the good life against the backdrop of this truly inspired outdoor village.
Time: 8–11:30 pm (VIP), 9–11:30 pm (GA) Location: Tivoli Village400 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas www.vegasfoodandwine.com

October 5, OktoberFest Beer Festival & Live Entertainment – Dust off those lederhosen and dirndls and celebrate OktoberFest! This event will feature a selection of bottomless beers, live entertainment, family-friendly games, crafts, and food. Time: 4–8 pm Location: Llama Lot, 900 Fremont St., Las Vegas
www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-beer-festival-liveentertainment-tickets-71557738121

October 5–6, Art in the Park – This is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest, which is also the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event is free.  Food vendors are also on hand. Time: 9 am–5 pm Location: Wilbur, Bicentennial, and Escalante Parks (also includes Colorado St. & Arizona St.) 401 California Ave., Boulder City www.bchcares.org/foundation/art-in-the-park


October 11–12, Las Vegas Pride – Join in the celebration of diversity and PRIDE in the Las Vegas LGBT community, with events including the free-to-attend Night Parade on Saturday and the Family Festival on Sunday. Time: Noon–10 pm Saturday, 11 am–8 pm Sunday Location: Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas www.lasvegaspride.org

October 11–13, Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival – Surround yourself in the Renaissance era with numerous villages and guilds, activities, historical reenactments, live performances, and an array of authentic period foods
and beverages. Time: 10 am–10 pm Friday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm Sunday
Location: Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas www.lvrenfair.com

October 11–27 (weekends only), Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve – Enjoy spooktacular fun for all ages, with trick-or-treat candy stations throughout the “Bootanical” Garden, carnival games and prizes, a hay maze and petting zoo, crafts and other interactive activities, live entertainment, food vendors, and much more!
Time: 5–9 pm Location: Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
www.springspreserve.org/events/index.cfml?id=2169

October 11–13, Lebanese American Festival – Experience a celebration of Lebanese heritage with music, food, games, fireworks, amusement rides, and fun for the whole family! Time: 4–11 pm Friday, 2–11 pm Saturday 1–8 pm Sunday Location: St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church10325 Rancho Destino Rd., Las Vegas www.lebaneseamericanfestival.com

October 19, Downtown Brew Festival –Join the thousands of craft beer and music fans at this celebrated local festival. Featuring over 65 attending breweries, 200 craft beers, culinary artists, and live music acts under the stars. Time: 4–10 pm (VIP), 5–10 pm (GA) Location: Clark County Amphitheater 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas
www.downtownbrewfestival.com


October 25–27, Vintage Market Days of Southern Nevada – Attention all vintages lovers. Find original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumables, seasonal plantings, and more at this indoor/outdoor upscale vintage-inspired market.
Time: 10 am–5 pm Location: Downtown Summerlin 1825 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas
www.vintagemarketdays.com

October 26, Aki Matsuri Japanese Culture Food Festival – Enjoy Japanese food, drinks, live performances including taiko, a Bon Odori celebration, and much more. This is a free event. Time: 11 am–9 pm Location: The Park Las Vegas 3782 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas www.akimatsurinv.com

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