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Wine and Brews at the District – Green Valley Ranch

Saturday, April 28 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The District at green valley ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson, NV

Join us for an evening of great Wine, Beer and food, as we support a great cause- Spread the word Nevada.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Located on Main Street.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at https://wineandbrews.bpt.me/

21 and older only.

The particpating restaurants will be:

Lucielle’s Smokehouse BBQ
King’s Fish House
Balboa Pizza Company
Me Gusta Tacos
Crazy Pita
Bella Vita
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Shake Shack
Elephant Bar

Spread the Word Nevada is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501 (C)(3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.

Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3.3 million gently used and new books to more than 420,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada.

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Burning Man 2018

Sunday, August 26 to Monday, September 3
Black Rock City

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

Burning Man Project’s mission is to produce the annual event known as Burning Man and to guide, nurture and protect the more permanent community created by its culture. Our intention is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society.

We believe that the experience of Burning Man can produce positive spiritual change in the world. To this end, it is equally important that we communicate with one another, with the citizens of Black Rock City and with the community of Burning Man wherever it may arise. Burning Man is radically inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone.

The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, embodied support before sponsorship. Finally, in order to accomplish these ends, Burning Man must endure as a self-supporting enterprise that is capable of sustaining the lives of those who dedicate themselves to its work. From this devotion spring those duties that we owe to one another.

We will always burn the Man.

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Pacific Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 19
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca

Not all Wine & Food Festivals are created equal.

One of the BEST food & wine festivals in the world! Pacific Wine & Food Classic was acknowledged by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writer’s Association as the top ten in the world.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an All-Inclusive event. Your ticket covers your food & drink.
Immerse yourself in summer inspired cuisine with fantastic wine, crafty cocktails and your favorite local chefs! Enjoy the most incredible Southern California summer weekend. Guests can indulge in more than 100 food, wine, beer and cocktail stations. Taste the flavors of summer as the chefs and mixologists create dishes and libations inspired by summer.

​The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes you to the days of summer when days are long, your toes are sandy and the air is salty. Simple days filled with friends, laughter, and sunshine. Enjoy the most accomplished Winemakers, Chefs, and Culinary Talent in a breathtaking setting. Not all events are created equal: ​​The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is designed for comfort and fun; we limit the number of guests to ensure an absolute quality experience for you.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is centrally located in the heart of Southern California and offers wine and food lovers an unforgettable weekend. ​

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Taste of the Caribbean

Friday, April 20 to Saturday, April 21
Arts District in downtown Las Vegas

Southern Nevada’s popular convention of exquisite Latin, Caribbean, West Indian and Diaspora cuisine known as Las Vegas Taste of The Caribbean, will be held on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21, 2018 in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas.

OVERVIEW

Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean is an annual event to celebrate Las Vegas hidden cultural exquisite taste from Latin America, the Caribbean, West Indies and international cuisine. Featuring an array of delicious traditional, modern and contemporary cultural dishes, Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean is a local passport where food lovers enjoy and savor the city’s hidden cultural treasures of Latin, Caribbean, West Indian and International culture, arts and crafts.

Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean is the continued celebration of the city’s legacy of music, food, cultural expression and diversity. As the Entertainment Capitol of The World, the city of Las Vegas is also known as the “Latin, Caribbean and West Indian Cultural Capital in the Desert” thanks in part to a migrant fusion from Latin America, the Caribbean and West Indies. The aim is to provide our food festival, arts and crafts goers with the uncanny exotic, spicy, elegant and tropical experience of the region.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Diverse mix Las Vegas local residents, visiting tourists from Latin America, the Caribbean, West Indies, Europe, Asia, Pacific Islands and Africa from countries including Jamaica, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Barbados, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil, Perú, Venezuela, Panamá, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Japan, US Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Holland, The UK, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Toronto, Haiti and Bolivia to name a few.

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Great American Foodie Fest – 2018

Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 PM
Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV

Showcasing some of the nation’s best foods featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel & Travel Channel
Over 50 of the nation’s best food trucks and specialty food vendors!
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great attractions | cooking demonstrations | carnival rides | beer garden | live DJ
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Just $8 in advance, $10 at the gate (4 day pass, unlimited reentry)

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Planetarians – Eat More Chips!

One man’s journey in turning food waste into a Vegan snack
-Feeding 1.5B more people – by eating more chips
When I was a kid, I had a dream: eat chips whenever I want, and as much as I want!
At that time, I didn’t know that my desire could lead me to feed the growing population, reduce the impact on the planet and combat diet-related diseases. But now I work as a food scientist that works on upscaling food waste.
Our World
In the United States today, 40% of food is wasted by consumers. A large and scary number. But did you know that even before you start thinking of throwing away and wasting food, the manufacturer has already waste more than half of that number before it landed in front of you (in whatever form it is now in).
Imagine my fascination when I stumbled upon ingredients already disregarded by the food industry (being used to feed cows) that still has 35 percent protein. For reference, we only get 26 percent protein from beef. So, these ingredients provide more protein to the cows than they are providing us when we eat a hamburger!
The ingredient? Oil cake—the dry matter left after oil extraction from crops such as sunflower seeds, cotton seeds and canola.
The meal is the byproduct of the oil extraction process. Oil is the majority value of the seed, and the meal is considered a by-product. It is used as a livestock feed, primarily for ruminants, but why is it wasted? Why not use it for humans?
Well, the primary nutrient in these oil cakes is insoluble fiber that cannot be chewed and digested by humans. It is hard like wood chips.
Until we get a hold of it…
Technology
Our thought process was: what if instead of protein isolation, we could break the fiber down?
We then used steam explosion – an effect that occurs when overheated liquid exposed to the ambient environment, expands very fast and crushes everything in its path.
What we got after all of this turned out to be Sunflower chips – the first food product made from Sunflower meal as the primary ingredient.
The General Mills Medallion Lab verified all of the nutrition facts we had gathered to confirm that our Sunflower chips were a food-grade product that we can commercially manufacture and sell. We were ecstatic.
Through analyses made at the General Mills Medallion Lab, we revealed that Sunflower chips contained a comparable amount of protein as animal products: 20% protein when ground beef has only 17% and chicken nuggets just 14%.
When compared to conventional chips, it showed that Sunflower chips have 3x more Protein, 2x more Fiber and 3x less Fat per serving than typical potato chips.
Who needs that?
More and more people are joining the Vegan movement every day in an effort to reduce the impact we are making on the planet. In our fast paced world, Generation Z often use snacks as their primary source of food. So snacks should contain all the protein and nutrients you need to remain healthy and energized through your day.
Sunflower chips address both issues: They are free of cholesterol, and plant protein reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease; High fiber is very filling, good food for microbiome and reduces the risk of obesity and diet-related diseases; and they are baked, not fried, to minimize the risk of cancer.
Environmental benefits
According to Feeding a Growing World Report from Breakthrough Energy Coalition: “Between 1950 and 2009, global consumption of meat more than doubled. If demand for meat continues to increase at its current rate, by 2050 we’ll be eating two thirds more meat than we do today—which would also mean emitting two thirds more greenhouse gases from meat production.”
If we can find new ways to get the protein we currently get from meat, we can help keep these emissions down.
Some alternative sources of protein include insects, microalgae, bacteria, mycoprotein, and synthetic or lab-grown meat. As well, we see more and more meat alternatives being made from Soy and Pea proteins every day.
All these methods include the need to grow more plants, while Sunflower meal upcycling redirects the existing ingredients into a more efficient way. If we replace the animal food with plant-based food – we can feed 10 times more people.
What would that mean? Well, just by redirecting the meals of oily crops (such as Soy, Canola, Cotton, Sunflower seeds), we can feed an extra 1.5B people.

Now, that would be a major accomplishment we can all accomplish as citizens of this planet!
So, how about we all work together and eat more chips – sounds pretty easy, right?

I have realized my childhood dream of eating chips whenever and wherever I want. Now, my dream is for more people to grab a bag and eat chips beside me as we benefit the planet – and ourselves!

Author Bio: Aleh Manchuliantsau

Aleh Manchuliantsau is the Founder and CEO of PLANETARIANS. As a serial entrepreneur and inventor, Aleh has founded multiple successful business ventures over the past 18 years and developed proficient skills in nutrition, open innovation and startup management.

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The Mercer Grand Opening

Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 PM
The Mercer, 9830 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas

Please join us for the Grand Opening of The Mercer. The Mercer is the latest project of StoryBook Homes. It features 175 luxury one and two-bedroom apartment homes, townhomes and penthouses near Tropicana and Grand Canyon. We’re not exaggerating when we say The Mercer is unlike most other new developments you’ve likely seen in Las Vegas. It brings together a homebuilder’s dedication to high-end finishes and ambiance, and combines them with the convenience and resort-style amenities residents want — but don’t often find — all in one place.

StoryBook Homes is proudly donating the admission proceeds from this event to Cure 4 the Kids Foundation’s Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic for pediatric cancer survivors.

Guests will have the opportunity to meander throughout the development, peek at several of the luxury units, see the in-house theater, in-house kitchen, yoga room, massage room, gym, expansive pool and courtyard area offering four individual “vibes.” And don’t forget to take in the view at the top — a rooftop deck with gas fire pits and Las Vegas Strip and mountain views. We’ll have music, award-winning barbecue, beer, wine, and desserts. Adventure, fun, and amazement will be around every corner!

If you cant attend the event, please consider donating to this worthy cause. Head over to ticketing

Wayne and Catherine Laska, have been long-time supporters of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. Catherine is one of the founding board members of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. She and Wayne have contributed much of their time, money and efforts to help build Cure 4 The Kids Foundation into what is today.

As the principals of StoryBook Homes, and long-time Las Vegans, they made a significant donation in support of our clinic for childhood cancer survivors. The $500,000 donation announced last year, will ensure that the unique services we provide to cancer survivors will always be accessible to those with good insurance, bad insurance or no insurance.

We think it’s important you know the Laskas came to this decision of support as a result of their own journey trying to get treatment for one of their family members who is a survivor of childhood cancer. In many ways, the difficulties they experienced and what they found to be a lack of services available is what led Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to create the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic for Childhood Cancer Survivors. In honor of the Laska’s significant financial support, the clinic is now officially named the StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic.

We’ll have several clinic volunteers on hand to let you know more about the special services provided by the StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic and why these services are so important to patients long after their cancer treatments have ended.

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Casa di Amore Big Game Party at Westgate

Sunday, February 4 at 1:00 PM
Events Center at the Westgate Resort, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas

This is our 11th Big Game Party and we’re happy to announce again, that our pricing has not increased this year. This is the biggest, best party for Super Bowl viewing in Las Vegas at the best price.

Our party is held in the Events Center at the Westgate Resort, 3000 Paradise Road. Formerly, the Las Vegas Hilton.

To view last year’s party, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o2sGBLR9Ho#action=share

Open bar including beer, wine and branded liquor featuring Captain Morgan, Dewars, Smirnoff, Cazadores, Bacardi, Jack Daniels, Beefeater, and Korbel.
Draft beer includes Bud, Bud Light and Shocktop.

All day buffet includes penne pasta, Italian subs, mini Philly Cheesesteaks,
Chicken fingers, fresh veggies, Texas Spicy Hot Links and hot dogs, Greek Feta wraps,
chip and pretzel snacks, desserts and a
couple of sweet popcorn machines for that real stadium smell!

Each guest receives a raffle card with 25 tickets attached to put in for great raffle

Tickets are $170 TOTAL for EARLY BIRD purchases, including ticketing fee, tax and gratuity. That gets you guaranteed seating, open bar, all day buffet, 25 raffle tickets and spectacular viewing! There is plenty of seating and the viewing and sound are fantastic!

For more information or to purchase, please call 702-684-6127 anytime between 8am and 8pm PST, seven days a week.

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Join MYVEGAS Magazine as they honor the Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas!

Wednesday, March 7 at 11:30 AM

Join MYVEGAS Magazine as they honor the Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas!
Spanish Trail Country Club
5050 Spanish Trail Lane
Wednesday | March 7 | 11:30AM-1:30PM

Ticket pricing does go up every week. Purchase your tickets NOW before its too late!

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Karma Las Vegas Mixer – Dine in the Dark

Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Blackout Las Vegas 3871 South Valley View Boulevard Las Vegas

Do it in the dark! Karma Las Vegas invites you to dine with us in complete darkness and enjoy the most unique sensory journey you have ever experienced. When the sense of touch, hearing, taste, and smell are heightened, food, drinks and dinner conversations become a brand new adventure. Karma Las Vegas has secured a special night and rate for Karma members and a guest. $85 per person for a full 6 course meal and alcoholic beverage of your choice – this includes ALL taxes and tip! Join us on Feb 17th, don’t be left in the light! https://vimeo.com/228250469

To RSVP, click on Purchase Tickets and follow the steps to charge your credit card on file. If you have any questions, please email us at rsvp@karmainternational.com.

All the videos from the party will be put into social media sites such as Youtube in collaboration with Marketing Heaven.

Karma Members can Purchase Tickets in the Karma Member Lounge.

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